Luca Todesco, an Italian Hacker, who is better known as qwertyoruiop (his twitter handle) has teased what appears to be an iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak successfully achieved on an iPod Touch device.
This sure means that Apple’s yet to be released iOS 9.3.3 software version is jailbreak-able, but do not get your hopes up as it’s highly unlikely that this jailbreak will see the light of the day anytime soon, if ever. The teased screenshot shows Cydia install and running on an iPod Touch iOS 9.3.3 beta 1.
What’s the point of teasing such jailbreaks when you do not intend to release it to the masses? Well, either you are trying to prove that you are talented, or that Apple’s latest and greatest mobile operating system is still jailbreak-able.
This is not something new from the likes of Todesco. Back in January, he had teased an iOS 9.3 beta 1 jailbreak, which could not make it to the general public to date. It’s worth mentioning the name Steffen Esser here, who is a security researcher and had a similar habit of teasing jailbreak community by showing such screenshots or videos without making it available to the public.
plz send moar hate pic.twitter.com/A0FgrlSiqK
— qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiopz) May 23, 2016
Let’s be fair to these guys who owe nothing to anyone of us, and have awesome skills to achieve such things. However, such teases are pointless for the folks on the other side.
Since iOS 9.3.3 beta 1 was released on Monday, it seems highly likely that Todesco is using something similar to what he used back in January to jailbreak iOS 9.3 beta. The FBI and other law enforcement agency would probably be very excited about this. Do such teasers excite you?