New evidence has surfaced on Chinese social media that suggests a working jailbreak for iOS 10.3.1 is already in existence, or is at least being tested. The images are allegedly of Pangu members showing off a working demo of an iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak at a Chinese tech conference called Janus.
According to those images, the conference is apparently taking place at the Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai, though the event appears to be a private one — as there isn’t any such conference listed on the arena’s website or various Chinese ticketing sites. The pictures appear to have been posted to Weibo by Min Zheng, a prominent figure in the iOS security and jailbreaking scene, which lends the pictures some credibility.
One of the images seems to depict a Pangu jailbreak app running on an iPhone mirrored to a projector — above the projected image is a title suggesting the phone in question is an iPhone 7 running Apple’s latest firmware, iOS 10.3.1. Other than those scarce details, there’s little else that can be gathered from the images.
Additionally, one attendee of the conference seems to have posted a video of the same scene to Twitter with the caption, roughly translated: “Pangu jailbreak for iOS 10.3.1. Lydia shows.” Interestingly, the same account also tweeted another piece of tantalizing evidence: “We are working with PP Assistant company. If agreed, within a week released 10.3-10.3.1 jailbreak.” The Twitter user also took the time to answer a question about the jailbreak, stating that it’ll be compatible with “all 64-bit devices.” Curiously, the Twitter user appears to have posted some of the exact same images as the Weibo account. It’s currently unknown whether the Weibo and Twitter posters are the same person, or are just sharing images obtained from each other (or another source).
Of course, at this point, we have no way of verifying the validity or accuracy of these images or statements – But, if true, this development is sure to be exciting news to jailbreak fans who have eagerly been waiting for news of Pangu’s latest tool.