The latest version of Apple's iOS can now be jailbroken, thanks to a new jailbreak tool released yesterday.
(CCM) — Chinese hacking group Pangu Team has wrested control of the latest versions of iOS from Apple with the release of a Windows jailbreak tool for iOS 9.3.3 and 9.3.2. Previously, only older versions of iOS could be jailbroken. The new jailbreak is a semi-tethered offering, which means that it stops working after a jailbroken device is turned off or rebooted but does not disappear completely. To re-enable the jailbreak, users have to run the Pangu app, which is installed by the jailbreak tool every time the device is powered on. The new jailbreak works with 64-bit iOS devices, which include the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, iPhone 6 and 6Plus, iPhone SE, and iPhone 5S. The jailbreak also works with newer iPads and the iPod Touch 6G.
Jailbreaking an Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch removes restrictions that Apple's firmware imposes on the device. This enables users to install apps and tweaks to the operating system that Apple has not approved or made available in its App Store. Since jailbreaking bypasses some of Apple's security features, jailbroken devices are more susceptible to malware attacks than they would be otherwise. Jailbreaking also enables users to install pirated apps, but the U.S Copyright Office ruled in 2010 that jailbreaking is exempt from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and is therefore legal in the U.S.
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