Apple Releases iOS 10.3.3 Beta 1 – Pangu’s Exploit Patched?

Apple has just released the first beta version of iOS 10.3.3 firmware. This new update is available for download for developers only. Let’s find out what’s new in this update and its jailbreak status.

Apple Seeds  iOS 10.3.3 Beta 1 to Developers

This beta update comes just a day after the release of iOS 10.3.2 final version.

Apple has not released detailed release notes this time around. However, it is quite clear this update closes vulnerabilities and brings security improvements.

ios 10.3.3 beta 1 download

This update is only available for registered developers at the moment. If you are enrolled in Apple’s developer program, you can download and install iOS 10.3.3 beta 1 update via Apple Developer Center or OTA.

It is quite clear that Apple is rushing beta updates so they can close iOS 10.3.1’s signing window. As you know, iOS 10.3.1 is very valuable because Team Pangu have developed a working jailbreak tool for it.

Does iOS 10.3.3 beta 1 patch Pangu’s exploits?       

The imminent release of this beta version makes it quite clear that not all vulnerabilities were closed in iOS 10.3.2. Once iOS 10.3.1 stops being signed, a lot of users will miss out on Pangu jailbreak.

This is what Apple really wants – to stop people from jailbreaking their iOS devices. 

It is possible that Apple may have patched the exploit. However, it is also possible that it still remains unpatched. This will make the wait even longer as Team Pangu will keep their jailbreak stashed.

ios 10.3.1 jailbreak

With iOS 10.3.2 released and iOS 10.3.3 in beta, you should update as soon as possible. This will make maximize your chances of getting a jailbreak.

I’d advise you to wait it out but Apple is really upping the ante here. I’m sure updating to 10.3.1 now will pay off in the end.

As far as iOS 10.3.2 and 10.3.3 are concerned, stay away from them. DO NOT update to these versions if you want a jailbreak.

For now, keep your hopes high and like us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.

  • Daniel Yankovich

    If Apple haven’t fixed the vulnerability pangu are using, then this is about to become a cat and mouse game between pangu and apple.

    • Yes, Team Pangu will keep their jb stashed until they are sure Apple has patched their exploit.

    • Richard Fairbanks

      Hi, Luca!

      Thanks, again, for such an invaluable site!

      You noted above, “Once iOS 10.3.1 stops being signed, a lot of users will miss out on Pangu jailbreak.”

      Can they not “grab and stash” their SHSH blobs (and confirming their validity!) now, so that even after the 10.3.1 signing window is closed, they can still jailbreak to 10.3.1? Those of us who are jailbroken on 10.1.x or 10.2 would probably be quite hesitant to update right now!

      Blessings!

      • Hello, Richard. Thanks for the kind words. This means a lot to me.

        Yes, SHSH Blobs can be used to update after Apple stops signing a firmware. To do this, you need a tool called Future Restore. The problem with this tool is it works only for jailbroken devices.

        I only recommend 10.2.1 and 10.2 (iPhone 7/7+ only) users to update since it’s unlikely it will ever get a jailbreak. Moreover, the SHSH Blobs will be useless since there’s no jailbreak for these versions.

        if you are on iOS 10-10.2, then, by all means, stay on your current firmware version and stash your blobs.

        Hope this clears things up. Cheers!