Just this morning, we hypothesized a scenario where Team Pangu was actually being controlled and manipulated by Apple Inc. with the objective of killing off the jailbreaking community.
Our argument hinged on the assumption that Apple was using Pangu to lure people into upgrading to iOS 10.3.1, with no intention of allowing them to release their iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak after iOS 10.3.2 arrives.
That day has now come, and Apple is already rolling out the latest version of iOS.
What Will Happen Now with the Pangu iOS 10.3.1 Jailbreak Tool Codenamed Janus?
Only one of two things can happen. Pangu’s time has run out, and they have to release the iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak immediately. There’s no more reason to delay a public release for the JB tool. If they don’t release it in the next few days, we can safely assume that there was never a jailbreak intended for release in the first place, and we can also surmise that something has happened in the shadows.
If Pangu does release the iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak tool this week, then I owe a massive apology to Team Pangu. I will also promise to eat my hat. Thankfully, I have a chocolate hat reserved exclusively for such occasions.
Now we play the waiting game.
[UPDATE MAY 17 – PLEASE CLICK TO READ: iOS 10.3.2 Released Two Days Ago, Pangu iOS 10.3.1 Jailbreak a Big Hoax?] – Opens in a new tab
Since iOS 10.3.2 is just out, Apple won’t stop signing iOS 10.3.1 for at least a week from now. If you’re on iOS 10.3.1 right now, save your SHSH2 blobs before you upgrade to the latest version. I’m hoping you’ve already done that, because the TSS Saver tool from 1Conan usually saves the latest iOS version’s blobs. You’ll have to check for your device.
Of note is the fact that this particular release has fixes across more than two dozen categories. That could be a clue as to why they took so long to release iOS 10.3.2 after the previous version.
Whatever the case might be, for every new version of iOS that comes out, remember to save your SHSH2 blobs. You never know when you’ll need it, and you can’t downgrade to an unsigned version unless you’ve already saved the blobs for that version, and for your particular device(s).
So, now, fingers crossed. As iOS 10.3.2 rolls out to the public, we’re hoping that Pangu has held out for this day, and will soon release their iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak tool.