iOS 10.3.1 Jailbreak is Coming, but Not from Pangu: Stay on iOS 10.3.1 for This

iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak update

If you’ve been following jailbreak news, you’ll know that the Pangu iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak is never going to come. But that doesn’t mean that we won’t ever see a JB tool for this version of iOS. In fact, one could be coming sometime after August this year.

In earlier articles, we saw Adam Donenfeld of Zimperium speak of an already-written exploit for iOS 10.3.1 that also works for iOS 10.2. We also know that Luca Todesco and Marco Grassi’s Yalu102 is in beta 7 right now, the IPA file for which was published a few days ago. In addition, we know that Apple has patched all the kernel privilege escalation flaws that were submitted to them by Donenfeld on iOS 10.3.2.

That can only imply one thing:


The horizon for an iOS 10.3.2 and higher jailbreak is very bleak at the moment. And for all iOS 10 devices, the choices are currently limited to the Yalu + Mach_ Portal JB and the Yalu102. And the choice for iPhone 7 users is even narrower.

Apple is still signing iOS 10.3.1 for some reason – they usually close the doors a week after the next version releases, but it’s already the 9th day since iOS 10.3.2 was released to the public and they’re still signing iOS 10.3.1.

Using that narrow gap that Apple has left open, there are a few things you can do, depending on what iOS version you’re currently on:

  • If you’re on any version lower than iOS 10.3.1 and on a jailbroken device, make sure you’ve saved your blobs for that version before moving to iOS 10.3.1, otherwise you’ll lose that JB for good. Once on iOS 10.3.1, save the shsh2 blobs, and then you can downgrade back to your old version using a tool like Prometheus and jailbreak it again the way you did before. It’s not the most convenient method, but it’s the only way if you ever want your device to see an iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak.
  • If you’re currently on iOS 10.3.1, stay on it and save the blobs. Once you’ve done that, you can move to iOS 10.3.2 or even the iOS 10.3.3 beta that’s out right now. When the iOS 10.3.1 JB does come, you’ll have the saved blobs to downgrade with.
  • If you’re already on iOS 10.3.2, downgrade right away to iOS 10.3.1, which Apple is still signing as of today, save the blobs, and then you can upgrade again.

These would be the best courses of action if you’re serious about jailbreaking your device on iOS 10.3.1. In fact, we see them as the only courses of action for now, to be honest. Nothing is going to come from Pangu; that much is clear. The only hope right now is Donenfeld’s exploit, but someone has to pick it up and compile a working jailbreak. Even that part’s a little hazy at the moment, but we’re pretty certain someone will step up to the plate and get the job done.

In the meantime, we’ll keep showing you how to get some really awesome tweaked apps for non-jailbroken devices running any iOS version. This is a back-door entry for developers to test their apps before they make it to the App Store, but it works for everyone. It’s not the most convenient method, since you’ll have to keep re-signing the app certificate every seven days. However, there are tools for auto-re-signing for specific apps, so that’s a plus.

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For now, just get whatever apps you need via the IPA sideload method until a proper iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak comes.

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