Now that iOS 9.3.2 is available, can one jailbreak iOS 9.3.2 firmware on compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices?
Much to the displeasure of a lot of iOS device owners around the globe, it seems that the days of carefree jailbreaking are long behind us. Gone are the days when Apple would release a new major version of iOS and the jailbreak teams would have it liberated within a matter of weeks, if not days. Gone are the days of seeing an untethered jailbreak solution being pushed out at record speed. Thankfully, it isn’t all doom and gloom, and thanks to the likes of TaiG and Pangu, we do still have an active and throwing jailbreak community, albeit one that adopts a more leisurely pace these days. With the recent release of iOS 9.3.2 for public consumption, we’re going to take a look here at the jailbreak situation for the latest firmware for iOS devices.
We aren’t going to pretend that iOS 9.3.2 is a revolutionary update to Apple’s iOS platform. In fact, it’s quite the opposite in the fact that it’s entirely made up of fixes and slight tweaks to improve the overall experience that users receive when interacting with hardware running it. Nevertheless, it’s a new update, and like the ones before, it definitely brings the question of “what’s the current state of an iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak?” into the forefront of our minds. Well, to put it as honestly and bluntly as possible, there hasn’t been a great deal that’s changed in the world of jailbreaking in recent months.
As the majority of you may already know, there isn’t currently a working jailbreak solution available for iOS 9.2, 9.2.1, 9.3, or 9.3.1 firmwares. Sure there has been some who claim to have jailbreak available for iOS 9.3.x devices, but they don’t plan to make their private exploits public, and the public release of iOS 9.3.2 doesn’t change any of that, and in actual fact just means that we can add iOS 9.3.2 to the list of firmware versions that can’t be jailbroken in the mainstream just yet.
The interesting thing here is that as Apple continues to launch new firmware versions with security patches, it also continues to shut down the digital signing of older versions quicker than it has historically. iOS 9.3 is no longer being signed, which means that if you have upgraded to this latest release, then iOS 9.3.1 would currently be the lowest firmware version that you could migrate back to. Although that will change sooner rather than later now that 9.3.2 is out to public.
Currently it’s not possible to install Cydia on iOS 9.2-9.3.2 devices because of no public jailbreak being available.
The real advice here appears to be to stick on as a low a firmware version as possible, but only if that is deemed secure. As an example, iOS 9.3 had a really grinding issue with universal links bug, so it makes perfect sense to actually upgrade to get away from that issue. But if you are on iOS 9.2.1 or below, it’s advisable to stick to them. Of course, if you are on iOS 9.1 or below, it is worth noting that iOS 9.1 is currently the latest firmware for which a jailbreak is available. If you are on iOS 9.1 or below and care about jailbreaking, DO NOT update to iOS 9.3.2.
With no real updates of any note coming from either of the prominent jailbreak teams, it’s difficult to predict when will we see an untethered solution for iOS 9.3.2, if any at all, especially with iOS 10 betas around the corner. As always, we will update this post if any more information regarding the jailbreak comes to light.
As a prequel to this article, you may wanna read through our previous jailbreak status update posts for iOS 9.2.x and iOS 9.3-9.3.1 firmwares here:
- Jailbreak iOS 9.3.1 / 9.3 Status Update
- iOS 9.2.1 / 9.2 / 9.1 Jailbreak Status Update
You may also like to check out:
- Download iOS 9.3.2 Final For iPhone And iPad [IPSW Links]