iOS 9.3 Jailbreak Status: What to Know in March
The iOS 9.3 jailbreak release is still missing, and now that the iOS 9.3 update is available to all many users are eagerly waiting for a new iOS 9.3 jailbreak tool and updates on the progress. Here is a look at the important iOS 9.3 jailbreak release details now that the new software is available to all.
After months of beta testing the iOS 9.3 update is now available as a free upgrade to any device capable of running iOS 9.
There are several important features like Night Shift, Verizon WiFi calling and many security fixes. It’s not iOS 10, but there is enough in this update that could convince some users to upgrade now instead of waiting for a iOS 9.3 jailbreak release date to arrive.
Although you can already get F.lux on current jailbreak platforms to gain the benefit of Night Shift, the other features are still tempting.
Here’s a closer look at what we know about the iOS 9.3 jailbreak release, progress and what you need to know in March, as April approaches.
An iOS 9.3 Jailbreak Allegedly Exists
After seven iOS 9.3 betas, and no iOS 9.2 jailbreak, it was surprising to see a iOS 9.3 jailbreak show up on YouTube. The video below shows this in progress, but there is no word on an official iOS 9.3 jailbreak release to the public based on this device. That part of the process isn’t too surprising as we often see teasers and previews.
The video from iOS developer qwertyoruiop shows a jailbreak running on an iOS 9.3 beta. This also shows a iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak, which is not released yet. Since this came out a iOS 9.1 jailbreak release arrived, but many users were already upgraded to iOS 9.2 or iOS 9.2.1.
With exploits still existing in a beta, there is a chance that we will see a iOS 9.3 jailbreak release from Pangu or TaiG. The developer will not share the exploits used in the video above with the current jailbreak teams.
Of course, it’s possible that the video could have been faked, but it’s very difficult to fake something in the jailbreak community without getting away with it, especially since it’s such a tight-knit community in the first place.
iOS 9.3 Jailbreak Release Date
There is no confirmed iOS 9.3 jailbreak release date yet, and no rumors of a potential timeline. Typically we see a tease, then silence and then the tool is available with little if any warning.
Now that the iOS 9.3 release is official the teams can start to be more open about the exploits they found and can use since Apple would need to patch it in another iOS update.
We’ve heard rumors that Apple is working on a iOS 9.3.1 update, and we know that the company is working on iOS 10 for a release later this year. It is possible that the teams will wait until they can share an iOS 10 jailbreak, but given the length of time and uncertainty with what will change it seems more likely that we will see a iOS 9.3 jailbreak release before that happens.
iOS security researcher enMTW says that his iOS 9.3 jailbreak “will be sat on until the [iPhone] 5se comes out.” This is now on the way to stores on March 31st, which suggests that we could see a iOS 9.3 jailbreak release soon.
Until this happens you should avoid upgrading to iOS 9.3, and watch out for fake iOS 9.3 jailbreak download
s that promise access to a beta of the iOS 9.3 jailbreak tool. One stats that, “Over 20K devices has been already installed[sic] cydia on iOS 9.3.” That’s not something that would fly under the radar of the jailbreak community.
In any case, faked or not, we wouldn’t be surprised if an iOS 9.3 jailbreak already existed. Of course, we’ll be waiting until iOS 9.3 officially releases to the public, but at that point we hope to see a new jailbreak release sooner rather than later.
Best iOS 9 Cydia Tweaks: The Ultimate Collection
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One of the most popular jailbreak tweaks of all time is Activator, and it’s easy to see why. Activator allows you to set up automations as well as shortcuts for all sorts of different actions, like automatically turning on your alarms for the next day and even changing songs using the volume buttons.
One of the best features of Android is the app drawer, where all of your installed apps appear when you bring it up. Something like this is awesome, since you don’t have to have all of your apps on the home screen, and now the feature is on iOS through Cydia thanks to AppDrawer.
Do you use a web browser on your iPhone other than Safari? Then it might be nice to actually change iOS’s default browser to your preferred one using Browser Changer. This means that any links from other apps will now open in the web browser of your choice and not just default to Safari.
iOS 9 comes with the new San Francisco font, but if you’re not a huge fan of it, you can use Bytafont 3 to change the font to whatever you want. The possibilities are endless here.
Not a big fan of the Recently Deleted folder in the Photos app? While there isn’t an iOS 9 Cydia tweak to get rid of the folder, you can at least bypass it altogether when deleting a photo.
DeleteForever will allow you to permanently delete photos with one swoop, rather than deleting a photo and then having to delete it again from the Recently Deleted folder.