A lot of jailbreakers are confused as to whether they should update to 10.3.1 or stick to 10.2.1. There are pros and cons to updating or staying where you are.
As you know, the situation is very complex right now. There are just so many variables involved that it’s difficult to decide what to do and what not to do.
This is why I decided to do an analysis of all jailbreak tools available for these firmware versions and the appropriate plan of action.
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Updating to iOS 10.3.1 Firmware
iOS 10.3.1 firmware has sent the jailbreak community in a tizzy. Most users are not sure whether they should update to 10.3.1 or not.
Here’s what we currently know about iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak –
- Team Pangu Jailbreaks iOS 10.3.1 on iPhone 7
- Adam Dodenfeld to demonstrate iOS 10.2-10.3.x Jailbreak
- Hacker REALKJCMEMBER wants to work on iOS 10.3.x Jailbreak
The chances that 10.3.1 will end up getting a jailbreak eventually are huge. What’s keeping most jailbreakers from updating is the lack of an official ETA by Pangu.
Here are all the possible scenarios if you decide to update to iOS 10.3.1 –
- If you update to iOS 10.3.1 and Team Pangu releases a jailbreak, you are golden.
- If Team Pangu don’t release a jailbreak, you will still be able to enjoy a better and stable firmware.
If you want to take the plunge, go ahead and update to iOS 10.3.1. You must act quickly because Apple can stop signing it version anytime now.
After you update, don’t forget to read the tutorial given below.
Staying on iOS 10.2.1 Firmware
Updating to iOS 10.3.1 was a plausible option until Luca released extra_recipe jailbreak for iPhone 7 users.
Here’s what we know about iOS 10.2.1 jailbreak at this stage –
- Luca may use iOS 10.3.1 Exploits to Improve mach_portal Jailbreak
- iOS 10.3.1 Kernel Exploit will allow Downgrading to iOS 10.2
Moreover, he also announced that iOS 10.2 KPP bypass “might” work on iOS 10.2.1. Here’s what Luca Todesco tweeted.
Additionally, I think the 10.2 KPP bypass works on 10.2.1 since it was released shortly after. So between 10.3.1 and 10.2.1 stay on .2
— qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiopz) May 22, 2017
This means iOS 10.2.1 might get a jailbreak in the near future. It is clear that Luca will not be involved in its development and release.
A new developer must take charge and work on packaging these exploits into a working jailbreak. However, there has been no recent development regarding iOS 10.2.1 jailbreak.
The chances that anyone will work on a firmware that has been unsigned since March are slim to none.
Here’s all that can happen should you decide to stay on iOS 10.2.1 –
- If a jailbreak is released for iOS 10.2.1, your patience will pay off.
- If a jailbreak is not released for iOS 10.2.1, you will miss out on Team Pangu’s jailbreak should they release it.
I always recommend users to stay on the lowest firmware possible. So staying on iOS 10.2.1 is obviously a safe option for you right now.
What did you decide to do?
In my opinion, you should update to iOS 10.3.1 firmware as soon as possible. Team Pangu has developed a jailbreak for iOS 10.3.1 whereas there’s no concrete news about iOS 10.2.1 jailbreak.
Now it’s up to you to decide which firmware version is suitable for you.
No matter what you do, don’t forget to stash your SHSH Blobs for newer firmware versions. Here are a few tutorials to help you out –
- TSS Saver Tweak – One-click tool to Save SHSH Blobs
- How to Save SHSH2 Blobs for iOS 10.2.1/10.3/10.3.1
- How to Save SHSH2 Blobs with Telegram Jailbreak Bot
So are you updating or staying where you are? Let us know in the comments below.
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