Developers Siguza and tihmstar recently released a jailbreak tool for iOS 9.3.5 (32-bit devices) called Phoenix. After several teases and heated discussions between developers and community members, the jailbreak tool is now live for legacy users to take advantage of.
Like I mentioned earlier, the Phoenix jailbreak tool is only available for 32-bit devices running iOS 9.3.5. Check to see if any of your models are listed below.
- iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c
- iPod touch 5G
- iPad mini, iPad 2, iPad 3rd gen, iPad 4th gen
Another thing you should know is that this is a semi-untethered jailbreak. This means that you will have to open the app to re-jailbreak your iPhone or iPad every time the device is rebooted.
If your device satisfies the requirements, please see the tutorial below on how to get started.
How to Jailbreak iOS 9.3.5 with Phoenix
- Click here to visit the phoenixpwn site to download the IPA file or click here for the mirrored link.
- You will also need Cydia Impactor to sideload the Jailbreak. Get it from this page.
- Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer
- Drag and drop the Phoenix.ipa file to Cydia Impactor
- Enter your Apple ID and password.
- Wait for Impactor to install the jailbreak onto your device
Note: If Cydia Impactor throws any errors at you, please take a look this post. It outlines the most common problems in Impactor and how to fix them.
On your device, check to see if the Phoenix jailbreak app has been installed. But don’t open it yet. Go to the Settings app > General > Device Management. Select the certificate (with your Apple email address) and tap Trust. Once the certificate has been trusted, go back to your home screen and open the Phoenix app.
Phoenix will let you know within its main screen that your device is not jailbroken. Tap on Prepare for Jailbreak, read the terms and conditions and choose Accept. Phoenix will also let you know that it comes with a free mixtape, just tap Dismiss.
Next, tap on Proceed with Jailbreak. In the Install Cydia screen, tap Begin Installation on the bottom of the screen. The next screen will display a popup to let you know once again if your device is supported by Phoenix or not. If it is, tap on Use Provided Offsets.
The Jailbreak process will begin at this point; you do not need to do anything. Just let the system running.
Once Cydia installed, your device will reboot. When it’s back up and running, locate the app on your home screen and tap to open it. Let Cydia run all its packages and dependencies for the first time. After that, you will be able to use your jailbroken iPhone or iPad running on iOS 9.3.5.
That’s it, folks. A very easy way to jailbreak your 32-bit devices on 9.3.5. If you have any questions, please comment down below and take a look at the following video as well.
Credit to some of the images and video (above) goes to Louie Shearon.
If You Don’t Have A Computer
As you can see from the tutorial above, it requires downloading a dedicated jailbreak IPA file to a computer and then sideloads it using Cydia Impactor. If you do not have access to a computer at this moment, there is a new method that allows you to jailbreak your iOS 9.3.5 device directly on your iPhone or iPad via the Safari browser app.
Youtuber Yassine Ayouch was able to bundle the IPA using his enterprise certificate with an app called iOS App Signer by DanTheMan827.
As a regular user, all you have to do is click here from your Safari app, tap on the Install button to download the “phoenixjb” app. This is the same version you will get from the IPA provided above.
Once the app is installed, open your Settings app > General > Profile or Device Management > Trust the certificate. From there, open the Phoenix jailbreak app and follow the on-screen instructions.