The long awaited exploit for the iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak has finally been released by the veteran iOS hacker
iOS 9 has been especially tough on the jailbreak community. While the first few iterations of iOS 9 were jailbroken with ease within the first few weeks, the trajectory has been on a downward slope since then. It’s been over six months since the release of a jailbreak tool for the latest version of iOS. A few months back, Pangu did release the jailbreak for iOS 9.1, however by that time most users had updated to iOS 9.2.1 so the tool couldn’t really be utilized by many users.
Now it appears that the long wait may soon be coming to an end. In a tweet earlier, veteran iOS hacker Luca Todesco released his “GasGauge” exploit which can be used to jailbreak iOS 9.3.2 and even the iOS 9.3.3 betas. Luca hasn’t been shy in making it known that he possessed the exploit by repeatedly sharing images of jailbroken iPhones on iOS 9.2.1 and above running Cydia. While Luca had no plans to make the exploit known, the release was triggered by the major security advancements that Apple has made with iOS 10 which have effectively burned the exploit.
This is the same exploit which Luca has used for all his previous jailbreak demos and now that it’s been burned, he simply decided to make it public. On his Twitter account with the handle @qwertyoruiopz, Luca posted a link to Ghostbin which contains the raw exploit code. Even though this exploit can effectively be used to create a jailbreak tool, it’s of no use to normal users in the current state.
However, this is a huge step forward. The first and most difficult barrier in creating a jailbreak is finding the exploit, and now that an exploit has finally been made public, we’re bound to see the release of a public jailbreak tool soon. That is, as soon as a seasoned developer takes the enormous task upon himself to create the tool from this exploit.