We are currently on iOS 8.3, with iOS 8.4 quickly approaching. It is expected that iOS 8.4 will launch with Apple’s WWDC 2015 Keynote when Apple announces its new music service, which will be integrated in the redesigned music application that comes bundled with iOS 8.4 beta.
It has been a long, long time since a new jailbreak has surfaced for iOS. The most current jailbreak was made by the TaiG jailbreak team and can jailbreak iOS 8.0-8.1.2 on any of the supporting devices.
The Pangu jailbreak team, a name we haven’t heard in quite a while, appears to have demonstrated a jailbreak running on iOS 8.3 at the MOSEC security conference in Shanghai, China, as first reported by Tools4Hack (Google Translate). Pangu might be saving this jailbreak for when iOS 8.4 launches to see if it will be compatible with the new firmware launch.
We will continue to keep you updated as more details surface. Stay tuned!
Apple’s iOS 9, which is expected to be available in beta after the WWDC 2015 Keynote, reportedly includes a feature called “rootless,” which will further toughen the jailbreak job in iOS and make things harder for jailbreak hackers. It’s unlikely, however, that iOS 9 will never be jailbroken, since the jailbreak community always seems to find a way.
It is worth noting that well-known security researcher i0n1c proved to the world that iOS 8.4 beta 1 is jailbreakable via a YouTube video, so there is definitely a light at the end of the tunnel.