With every iOS upgrade, Apple is expanding its efforts to prevent jailbreaking and other security breaches, but it seems that Pangu Team is not impressed, demonstrating an alleged jailbreak for iOS 10.3.1 running on the iPhone 7.
Earlier this month, Apple removed all digital signatures for iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 10.3, which made it impossible to install or downgrade those iOS versions. Thus, any effort in developing a compatible jailbreak solution for iOS 10.2.1 is basically compromised. But if the hacker’s demonstration is true, it may be a matter of time before jailbreak fans can access the solution.
A Weibo user, Min (Spark) Zheng, shared images of the Janus Mobile Security and Threat Intelligence Platform event, in which the Pangu Team demonstrated the ability to jailbreak the iPhone 7 running iOS 10.3.1. The source said the jailbreak support for iOS versions 10.3 – 10.3.1 does not apply to iOS 10.2.1 or 10.2. Also, the method is only for 64-bit devices, ie iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad mini 2 and above.
According to his Weibo profile, Zheng is Senior Android / iOS Security Engineer at Alibaba, so we can consider a trustworthy source.
According to rumors, Pangu Team is working with PP Assistant and if the deal is approved, the new jailbreak tools will be released next week, but for now, Pangu has not released any specific information about the new iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak release.
Currently, users can only jailbreak iPhone, iPad running iOS 10.2 via Yalu jailbreak software.