Adam Donenfeld, s security researcher at Zimperium, will be using all his technical knowledge for coming up with iOS 10.3.3 jailbreak as he has refused to simply rule out this possibility.
He was asked on twitter about the possible release date for the jailbreak and didn’t say it’s out of question, rather he came up with a positive answer and suggested that he might be pulling something together soon.
If you’ve ever observed the jailbreaking world closely, whether as a researcher or a developer or even as end user anticipating jailbreaks for various tools, you’d be very much familiar with such questions that are often thrown at the developers through social media.
Most of the times, developers tend to ignore such questions that ask about released dates and updates on jailbreaks. However, when Donenfeld was asked about the “eta jb”, his response made the hopes alive for iOS 10.3.3 jailbreak.
He said he used ZiVA and triple_fetch together quite successfully and KPP bypass works as well, so technically he could be working on it.
An interesting fact to mention here is that even though Donenfeld is very prominent in jailbreak community because of ZiVA exploit that he discovered, he’s never actually introduced a jailbreak tool for public himself. The work he has done laid the foundation for Saigon jailbreak tool that has recently been released for iOS 10.2.1. Besides, he has some major contributions in several other projects as well but still a major jailbreak tool is not yet on his profile.
So, while the tweet from Donenfeld appears to be quite promising, and strengthens the thought that he might be doing something technical right now for coming up with iOS 10.3.3 jailbreak, we should still not hope for some full-fledged public jailbreak. Even if Donenfeld releases his exploits, a full-fledged jailbreak might be coming from someone else.
So, when everyone is thinking negatively about jailbreaking and no jailbreaks coming up for some time, a jailbreak for a major firmware version would be something extraordinary. Just keep your fingers crossed until it actually comes out.