Chinese jailbreaking team Pangu has finally released the iOS 9.1 jailbreak. For the first time, the jailbreak has been made available for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Those still running the iOS 9.1 on their iPhones or iPads might be happy. But most users have moved to newer versions of the operating system. The new jailbreaking tool is compatible with version 9.1. That means it is neither good for those stuck on 9.0-9.0.2 nor those who have recently bought their devices or run versions above iOS 9.2.
Only a small number of users can enjoy this jailbreak
The jailbreak is available for both Mac and Windows, but it supports only 64-bit iOS devices. Older devices like the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad mini 1, iPod Touch 5, iPad 4, iPad 3, or iPad 2 are not supported. Pangu released only the iOS 9.1 jailbreak because they had a kernel bug that worked in iOS 9.1. But Apple had fixed the bug in iOS 9.2 and above.
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Apple has stopped signing iOS 9.1 firmware, so you can’t upgrade or downgrade to 9.1. Even those who had jailbroken their devices when the iOS 9 jailbreak was released won’t be able to use it. If you are among the lucky few still running the iOS 9.1, here’s a step-by-step guide to jailbreak your 64-bit iPhone or iPad.
iOS 9.1 jailbreak: step-by-step guide
Before you begin, make sure that you have backed up your data to iCloud or iTunes, and the latest version of iTunes is installed on your Windows or Mac.
Step-1: Download the iOS 9.1 jailbreak for Mac and Windows using this link.
Step-2: Connect your iOS device to the computer and launch iTunes.
Step-3: Head over the Control Center to turn on the Airplane mode. Now go to Settings > iCloud > Find My Phone and disable the Find My Phone feature.
Step-4: Turn off the Touch ID unlock and Passcode from Settings > TouchID & Passcode
Step-5: Head over to the location where you downloaded the Pangu tool. Right click on the icon and select Run As Administrator
Step-6: Once the application launches and detects your device, press the Start button to being the jailbreak process.
Step-7: You’ll see a notice prompt asking you to back up your data. Select Already Backup to proceed.
Now the jailbreak process begins. You will be asked to follow prompts and on-screen instructions throughout the process. Your device will restart once the jailbreak is complete. After that, you will see a Cydia icon on the Home screen. You can launch the Cydia app to start the filesystem initialization process that may take a few minutes. Once this process is complete, you can install all sorts of apps and tweaks from Cydia.