Continuing with their bid to keep iOS 10 running at peak performance, Apple has now released iOS 10.3.1 download [ext link] and you can find the information about the new release at the given link. It isn’t a major update by any means but it does contain some important fixes as well as the new Apple File System. If you want to update just to check it out, be aware that you only have a short time in which to downgrade to iOS 10.3 before Apple stops signing it. Of course, rather than the update itself, there are questions being asked as to whether a jailbreak is available for iOS 10.3.1 and we can answer quite categorically that, no, there is not. Not yet anyway.
Image : iOS 10.3.1 Jailbreak Update
iOS 10 has been a bit on the dry side for jailbreaks, with few usable utilities being released. The one thing that has surprised is al is where those jailbreaks came from. Rather than the usual teams jumping in as soon as iOS 10 was released, a lack of information from them led many to believe that Apple had won, that they had finally killed jailbreaking for good. Instead, Luca Todesco came to the rescue with Yalu Jailbreak [ext link], although it did come with the warning that future jailbreaks wouldn’t be so easy to come by. Since then, Todesco has updated the jailbreak a couple of times but is unlikely to any further, given that he has announced his “retirement” from iOS security research work, and that includes jailbreaks.
Image : Yalu Jailbreak iOS 10.3.1 Update
Yalu was welcomed but it wasn’t the jailbreak we were all expecting. For starters, it could only be used by those with a 64-bit device except for the iPhone 7 devices. Cydia Impactor was required to side-load it as it couldn’t be installed directly and, being a semi-untethered jailbreak, users would have to reinstall it whenever their device rebooted.
With Todesco no longer in the game, it is anybody’s guess as to where the iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak [ext link] will come from. However, although we have heard nothing from Taig, PP or Pangu jailbreak teams, we shouldn’t write them off just yet. With iOS 10.3.1 being such a new release, they will need some time to see what Apple has done in terms of security and whether there is anything left to work with.
Image : Cydia iOS 10.3.1
For now, the only advice we can give you is to hang tight; don’t update unless you need to and make sure you save your SHSH blobs regularly for future use.
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