During the last few months, while waiting for a new Jailbreak tool to drop, I’ve seen so many topics and discussions revolving around an Italian developer named Luca Todesco (@qwertyoruiop) who is believed to have successfully jailbroken some of the iOs 9.x beta versions. After that, another developer joined the table and his name is enMTW.
Again, another person with the success story that he jailbroke one of the unjailbreakble iOS 9 firmware. As up until now none of them were able to roll out an actual jailbreak software for iOS users.
For some reasons, the Pangu team decided to take action and release their iOS 9.1 Jailbreak. Before you get all excited, let me tell you that this tool is only compatible with 64-bit devices.
These are the recent models of iPhone and iPad, which include from the iPhone 5s and up to iPad mini 2 and up. But that’s not all, the biggest catch is that iOS 9.1 is no longer being signed by Apple.
This means it’s not possible to upgrade, downgrade, or restore back to iOS 9.1. Well, then why did Pangu decided to take this route and put out a jailbreak tool that only works for unsigned firmware?
Besides the obvious that lucky iPhone and iPad users that are currently running on the firmware can benefit from this, people need to learn how to appreciate developers for their hard work.
This release also proves a little bit that Jailbreak isn’t dead yet and there is more to look forward to. If iOS 9.1 jailbreak is possible then I’m sure there will also be a jailbreak tool for iOS 9.2 as well and more firmware to come after that.
There are two things I wanted to point out in this post. First of all, you can’t downgrade to iOS 9.1 to jailbreak using Pangu because Apple has stopped signing the firmware quite long time ago.
Secondly, be positive about the whole situation. We haven’t seen a jailbreak tool for awhile now and it’s good to know that Pangu team is still active in the community. It’s not like everyone has moved on from iOS 9.1, there are people who still use it and lucky for them now they can use Pangu v1.3.0 to install Cydia.
If you’re new to that, be sure to check out some of the best Cydia tweaks in this post.