iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak Update

All we seem to hear about these days is new iOS 9 updates from Apple, followed swiftly by news that they can be jailbroken, despite the absence of an actual jailbreak from any of the teams. Recently, an Italian hacker by the name of Luca Todesco claimed that he could do iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak [ext link] aswell as iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak on beta 1. Within hours of the latest beta being seeded to developers, Todesco uploaded an image to Twitter of an iPod jailbroken on the new beta, swiftly followed by a video of an iPhone 6 jailbroken on iOS 9.3.2. Sadly, for jailbreakers everywhere, he has no intentions of releasing his jailbreaks to the public.

Image : iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak Update

ios 9.3.3 jailbreak evasion

For those in despair that we haven’t had a jailbreak for some time, things might all be about to change. Greek jailbreak team, GSMagic, have uploaded a YouTube video showing an iPhone 6S on iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak [ext link]. You can see the video below.

Note that the team clearly shows the iOS version that the iPhone is running on. They then show Cydia being opened [ext link], again displaying the iOS version as being iOS 9.3.3, before opening MTerminal from Cydia and inputting a few commands just to prove it works ok. What is intriguing is the YouTube description, underneath the video where it asks users to be “patient for public release”. This is a strong indication that GSMagic will, at some point, be releasing their jailbreak to us.

Video : iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak Demo

According to the video and to the Twitter page for GSMagic [ twitter – ext link ], the jailbreak will work on both 32-bit and 64-bit devices but there is no date, or even a hint of when we can expect the tool to be released. GSMagic, for those that have never heard of them, are a team of Greek Developers responsible for releasing an Unlocker tool in 2003 for the Nokia 3210.

However, it would appear that there is some kind of feud between GSMagic and Luca Todesco, although we don’t know the details. From posts spotted on Twitter, it would seem that Todesco is not convinced that they are a legitimate team and has laid down a challenge for them, as per the posts below :

gsmagic ios 9.3.3

The next few weeks will be interesting. Firstly, will GSMagic release a jailbreak for a beta version of the iOS ? Secondly, are they actually a legitimate team ? There is no doubt that they are not new to hacking but whether they can come through with the goods for a public jailbreak is another matter. At this stage, don’t get your hopes up and, if they do release a jailbreak suddenly, let the developers test it first, to make sure it is legitimate and safe.

What are your thoughts on this ?