iOS 9.3.2 Jailbreak Website “JailbreakMe” Demoed in Video
A YouTube video showing a iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak is currently making the rounds. The known iOS hacking expert Luca Todesco is behind it and he shows how to jailbreak an iPhone using his web-based solution. Such a jailbreak was already available with jailbreakme.com, which is a userland exploit that is compatible with iOS 4.3.3 and older versions of the mobile operating system. Todesco is also known under his pseudonym “qwertyoruiop”. He uploaded the video to YouTube but did not provide a link to the actual website doing the deed. It is unknown whether and when he will release a working utility.
Jailbreak iOS 9.3.2 using a website?
What is appealing about this solution, aside from being the only demonstrably believable jailbreak for current versions of iOS at this moment, is that the jailbreak takes place with remarkable ease of use. Simply point your browser to the web address, let the application do the work and there you go: Cydia is now installed on the iPhone running iOS 9.3.2 and you are ready to go, in theory.
In practice, cydia creator “Saurik” (Jay Freeman) will have to update the Cydia store application to work on the latest iOS and tweak developers will have to update their packages as well. Without their work, a jailbreak is very limited.
Dangers of jailbreaking
It is always important to note that performing a jailbreak on your device can result in unintended consequences. Especially when acquiring software by unverified developers or tweaks from shady repositories. Or when downloading cracked versions of apps, which are not only illegal to use, but a potential security risk that could lead to data loss or even identity and password theft.
The closed platform Apple has built with iOS has the advantages of keeping harmful software out of your way as a user. A lack of quality assurance and security checking is rampant in third-party stores such as the Cydia store and no one other than the tweak developer can often verify what the installed package does before it is too late. Thus we stress that jailbreaking should only be performed when aware of the risks.