Pangu Team Demonstrates iOS 8.3 Jailbreak, Possible Release Soon?

Lots of new tidbits of information is beginning to surface regarding a potential jailbreak for iOS 8.3 and iOS 8.4, and the future of jailbreaking with iOS 9, which will presumably be released in beta form after the WWDC keynote on Monday, June 8th, 2015.

Pangu team, the Chinese hackers who have released jailbreak tools for iOS 8 – iOS 8.1, and iOS 7 – iOS 7.1.2, have successfully demoed the iOS 8.3 jailbreak at the Mobile Security Conference (MOSEC) in Shanghai.

This was confirmed by Pangu team member Daniel_k4 on Chinese social networking site Weibo. However, it looks like we will have to wait a little longer. They plan to release the jailbreak after iOS 8.4 is released to the public, which makes sense.

We were expecting Apple to release iOS 8.4 just after the WWDC 2015 keynote on Monday, but the latest rumors suggest that Apple will release iOS 8.4 in late June.

So what’s to make of all of this? Will we actually see an iOS 8.3 jailbreak released publicly? Will we have to wait until iOS 9 officially launches before another jailbreak surfaces? There’s no way to be 100% sure about any of this, especially with the rumored implementation of the so-called rootless security mechanism. But one thing is clear, the interest in jailbreaking—at least from a hacker perspective—is still strong.

The website Tools4Hack released a report earlier today stating that the iOS 8.3 jailbreak was demonstrated by Pangu at the 2015 Mobile Security Conference (MOSEC) in Shanghai, which Pangu played co-host to. Although we have no way of independently confirming the validity of such a report, Harbison’s own investigative work lends some credence to the possibility of both an iOS 8.3 and iOS 8.4 jailbreak.

So what can we gather from this? Amidst the confusion, there seems to be some definite smoke around the two most prominent hacking teams in the jailbreak community at present. One, TaiG, says that they are focusing on iOS 9, and the other, Pangu, is apparently claiming that iOS 8.3 is still very much in play as a potential jailbreak recipient.

Please note that any site claiming to have a jailbreak for iOS 8.1.3 – iOS 8.4 is a scam, so stay clear from such scam sites. If there is a jailbreak for iOS 8.1.3 – iOS 8.4, it will be available for free, and we’ll report it here.

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