To jailbreak or not to jailbreak, that is the question

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  • Reasons not to Jaibreak
  • Two methods riddled with errors
  • My Apple ID? No thanks
  • SemiTethered, if you reboot you lose it
  • Certificates that expire
  • Reasons for jailbreaking
  • Last Train to iOS 10
  • Compatible with iOS 9.3.3
  • Conclusion: you decide

When no one expected it, Jailbreak arrived. We've all but given up on having Cydia in iOS 9, with iOS 10 already in its third beta and just around the corner in its final release. Despite the fact that hope is the last thing to lose, few were already betting on being able to enjoy Cydia on their devices until (at least) iOS 10 is no longer with us. But these Chinese from Pangu do not follow any rules or logic, and yesterday they surprised us with Pangu for iOS 9.2 – 9.3.3 for 64-bit devices. Like all the Jailbreaks that these hackers have launched, there are a lot of doubts about its security, it is full of errors, and what's more it is semi-tethered. So things, do we jailbreak or not? That is the question.

Reasons not to Jaibreak

Two methods riddled with errors

The official tool was launched yesterday by Pangu, in Chinese and only for Windows. According to the official notes from its developers, the application is compatible with all 64-bit devices, but the reality is that many users experience many problems with the iPad, especially with the Pro models. It's not that it's easy in the rest of the devices, I myself had to repeat the procedure 4 or 5 times to be able to do the tutorial that I published yesterday on the blog. Unfortunately this is the trend of the latest jailbreaks, since the classic hackers (ih8sn0w, musclenerd, geohot, etc.) left the Jailbreak we do not have a decent application that really works the first time. We will have to wait for several versions before we can say that Pangu is already stable and reliable.

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Today another new tool has appeared that allows you to jailbreak the device itself, using Safari in iOS 9. At first it seems easier, or at least it should be, but the reality is that, either due to servers crashing or for various reasons, it doesn't work well either..

My Apple ID? No thanks

This was one of the surprises when performing the Jailbreak. In one of the steps of the first method, we are asked for our Apple account and password, which isn't very funny, really. Of course, the Chinese in Pangu can now sign a deed stating that I am not giving them my Apple ID. As I explained in the tutorial, it is preferable to create a new account, without an associated card, and thus be able to rest easy. In theory nothing should happen because the account is used to create a developer certificate and thus be able to Jailbreak your device, but what has been said: even if Tim Cook himself asks you, never give your access data to anybody.

SemiTethered, if you reboot you lose it

Long gone are the days when Jailbreak Tethered existed. Going down the street, having the Cydia app malfunction and having your iPhone restart, and being left without a phone until you get home so you can plug it into a computer and reboot. Many of you have not experienced this, others have. Then the SemiTethered came out, that is, if you rebooted, Cydia stopped working, but you can get everything working again from the device itself.. This Jailbreak recovers the latter after a long time, and while it's not the end of the world, it's certainly not the ideal situation.

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Certificates that expire

The method used by the inhabitants of Pangu to install the application which allows Jailbreak uses a free temporary certificate from Apple which is created with your account, but be careful what I specify: temporary. This means that after a certain time it expires, What will happen when this certificate reaches its end date? Well, we still don't know because there is no official version, but it would be normal if the installed application stops working. You might say, “Well, if I already have Cydia, why would I want this app? « . Well, because you have to remember that every time you reboot you have to use it. Therefore, if you restart, you lose the Jailbreak and you have to use the application that has already expired and is not working… well, you have to start the procedure again from the beginning.

Reasons for jailbreaking

Last Train to iOS 10

If you are one of the Jailbreak enthusiasts and you missed it, everything indicates that you will not have another opportunity to do it before, at least, the end of the year or who knows if even later. We don't know if Apple will release other versions of iOS 9, but as soon as iOS 10 is available, this Jailbreak will stop workingand hackers will have to start from scratch to develop another method to achieve this, if they succeed.

Compatible with iOS 9.3.3

This is the latest version of iOS available at the moment, and it is very likely that it will be final until the release of iOS 10. It therefore includes the solution of all the bugs found so far , including security breaches. It is therefore strongly recommended to update it if you are in another older version precisely to have Jailbreak. Now you have no excuses and you can enjoy all the benefits of having the latest version, and also with Cydia installed.

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Conclusion: you decide

No one here can decide for you. Only you know how much you enjoy having Cydia and whether it benefits you to go through all the negatives to enjoy the positives. Perhaps the most recommended option for most is that if you want to jailbreak, update to iOS 9.3.3 and wait for the folks at Pangu to update their tool and installation method., something that will surely happen although we don't know when. This is perhaps the most conservative option, although waiting when you see that all the adjustments you dream of are waiting for you and you cannot take advantage of them is something that not everyone can support. Right now, the ball is in your court.