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Apple managed to close all the loopholes that led to the jailbreaking of its iOS software in the past, but it seems developers have found a workaround. More specifically, renowned Italian developer Luca Tedesco claims to have successfully jailbroken Apple’s iOS 9.3.3 beta, but has refused to share the jailbreak publicly, Tech First Post reported.
The news of a successful jailbreak certainly ignites a sense of hope among jailbreaking enthusiasts who wish to experience the iOS without its boundaries. But it may worry Apple, as it has been able to keep the jailbreaking communities at bay ever since the release of iOS 9.2.
This isn’t the first time a working iOS jailbreak has been teased and not released to the public. Earlier this year, Todesco aka qwertyuiop teased a jailbreak for iOS 9.3 beta v1.0 using some glitches in the iOS kernel of the operating system. Ever since, the iOS developer has been able to jailbreak iOS 9.3 up to version 5.0 in their beta state, but refused to share them with the public.
It is entirely unclear why the developer has refused to share the iOS jailbreak with public, but it could probably be to uphold the spirit of ethical hacking. But it means Apple’s latest software is not foolproof and other jailbreak communities can have a go at it.
The popular jailbreak communities, Pangu and TaiG have been oddly silent on the subject of jailbreaking the iOS. Currently, only the iOS 9.0 and iOS 9.1 versions are publicly available with jailbreak software. If users have accidentally or purposely upgraded to Apple’s latest software, there is no way to jailbreak iPhones or iPads again, unless of course a new jailbreak tool for the latest iOS software becomes available.
It is possible the jailbreak communities are waiting for iOS 10 to arrive so their efforts of jailbreaking the current version do not go in vain. Apple is sending out invites for its upcoming WWDC event scheduled to take place between June 13 and 17, 2016. The Cupertino-tech giant is expected launch the iOS 10 software at the event.