Apple claims that it is next to impossible to jailbreak its new mobile operating system iOS 9. But those waiting for an iOS 9 jailbreak can now see a ray of hope. SemiJB, a jailbreaking community, has released a partial jailbreak of the new OS. MNR Daily reports that SemiJB has launched the online application script for Apple’s latest mobile OS.
How Apple is thwarting jailbreaking attempts
SemiJB’s jailbreak offers Cydia with limited features. Currently, it’s the only option available for jailbreakers, but it cannot yet install system apps and sources. Apple rolled out the public version of iOS 9 last week. The rollout wasn’t all that smooth as users reported failed downloads. The entire jailbreaking community is scrambling to find a jailbreak for the new OS.
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The Cupertino company has been thwarting the jailbreaking attempts by launching firmware updates without notice. The consistent firmware updates force jailbreakers to develop a new jailbreak with the firmware update. However, iH8sn0w has released a YouTube video showcasing an untethered iPhone 5 running a jailbroken iOS 9. It is the same group behind famous tools such as p0sixspwn, sn0wbreeze, and iFaith.
Notably, iH8sn0w doesn’t mention the release date of the iOS 9 jailbreak, but it is expected to arrive sooner than expected. The iPhone 5 comes with a 32-bit processor, while the newer models sport a 64-bit chip. But that is unlikely to be a major issue in iOS 9 jailbreaking.
TaiG, Pangu in race to launch an iOS 9 jailbreak
Meanwhile, a Chinese jailbreaking community called Pangu has withheld the release of iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak in response to the iPhone maker’s consistent firmware updates that make it difficult to develop a jailbreak. Pangu wanted to avoid giving Apple the opportunity to fix it before the release of iOS 9. Another team called TaiG is expected to launch a successful iOS 9 jailbreak soon.
Apple credited TaiG and Pangu teams in its iOS 9 Security Content document for identifying issues with validation of the “code signatures of executables.”