Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 9, has been released, and users of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch will soon get (or have already received) notification to update to iOS 9. But what if you are a jailbreak user and want to jailbreak iOS 9? Well, let’s clear up some rumors and get the low down on the current iOS 9 jailbreak scene.
iOS 9 jailbreak scene
To start with, right now iOS 9’s jailbreak is not available, which means if you are on a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, then you will lose your jailbreak if you update to iOS 9. That means you should NOT update to iOS 9 until and unless a jailbreak is available.
When Apple released its iOS 8.4.1, the company fixed the security hole that allowed iOS 8.4 to be jailbroken. The company patched TaiG’s jailbreak. However, those who are still on iOS 8.4 can jailbreak their device, but again, they should not update to iOS 8.4.1 or iOS 9.
The good news is that Apple’s iOS 9 has been in beta since June, ever since it was announced. This means that jailbreak developers can try to find an exploit that can be used to jailbreak iOS 9. Right now it’s too early to expect a jailbreak for iOS 9, but it all depends on the jailbreak developers and their efforts. It can take a week or it can take months for a new OS to be jailbroken. Also, the timing matters a lot, as the jailbreak developers wouldn’t want Apple to fix the jailbreak with the launch of iOS 9.1. So perhaps they will wait for Apple to release iOS 9.1 and then they can safely make the jailbreak available for the public.
iH8sn0w, a well known jailbreak developer has already demonstrated an iOS 9 jailbreak on YouTube, which has proved that it is legitimate. This video not only shows a jailbroken device running on iOS 9, but also clearly displays boot up, custom boot logos and code injection. This tells us that jailbreak of iOS 9 is possible and has been already done, but what’s not clear is when will that jailbreak be released to the public.
So let’s set our hopes for the TaiG and Pangu team, and maybe they will soon find a vulnerability in iOS 9 that will allow them to jailbreak the new OS. Since iH8sn0w has already demonstrated a working jailbreak of iOS 9, we don’t need to worry that jailbreaking is impossible, but it’s just that it will take time for the jailbreak tool to become available to the public.