The latest iOS update, version 10.3.2 has just been launched. While that should be good news for fans of Apple iOS devices, the same has put those who look to jailbreak their device in a dilemma, whether to go for the update or wait for the iOS 10.3.1 jailbreaking tool to emerge.
The dilemma is justified since if the jailbreak to the previous iOS iteration is ready, then upgrading won’t make much sense as the latest version could well plug the loopholes that the present jailbreak exploits. Similarly, if you were to upgrade now, the jailbreak to the latest iOS iteration might not be ready for quite some time.
It was only last month that the popular China-based jailbreaking firm Pangu had announced they have been successful in creating the jailbreak to iOS 10.3.1. However, the firm is yet to reveal exactly when the tool will be released.
Experts though believe Pagnu would proceed with the launch of its jailbreaking tool only after iOS 10.23.2 reaches the end-users. This since the group would perhaps like to make sure whether the loopholes they have exploited to create their jailbreak in the first place has been dealt with in the next iOS version.
Yet another source claimed there would be another jailbreaking tool that would be released around August. That makes for quite some waiting to do before it eventually becomes available.
Jailbreaking groups typically look for loopholes in an operating system to create ways to break into the system. This, in fact, makes for a continuous battle as companies to review their OS periodically and issue patch software to cover those loopholes.
Such jailbreaking tools, however, are much sought after by those who seek to establish complete control over their devices. With the OS thus unshackled from Apple’s ecosystem, users have the liberty to install any software they wish to.
Such tools, however, aren’t without their share of negative and risks, with the biggest concern being about security. Apple iOS is famed for the secured running environment it provides and bypassing those can prove disastrous in the long run. Further, it is quite a one-way journey as jailbreaking negates all warranty obligations forever.