If you’re excited about an iOS 9.2 jailbreak releasing, you might get too excited and end up downloading a fake iOS 9.2 jailbreak. Here are three signs that point to a fake iOS 9.2 jailbreak.
We’re closely keeping tabs on the development of an iOS 9.2 jailbreak and when we hear anything significant, you’ll be the first to know. Currently, though, there is no official iOS 9.2 jailbreak available yet, although there have been a few rumors pointing to its forthcoming release.
Of course, fake jailbreaks are nothing new, and they’ve been around for several years. Scammers like to get in on the fun and take advantage of eager jailbreakers ready to download the latest jailbreak release. Sometimes it works, as some jailbreakers get a little too eager and end up falling for a scam.
The latest jailbreak currently works on iOS 9.0.2, while iOS 9.1 and iOS 9.2 are unjailbreakable at the moment. It’s said that TaiG is working on an iOS 9.2 jailbreak as we speak, and that’s likely an obvious guess, but no one knows yet when the jailbreak will release to the public.
In any case, don’t fall for a fake jailbreak next time by keeping these three things in mind.
Pay to Jailbreak
If a jailbreak link or website asks you to pay a small fee in order to download the jailbreak tool, then it’s a fake jailbreak.
Official jailbreaks have always been free and will remain free in the future. In fact, there has never been a paid jailbreak in the history of jailbreaking, unless it’s a fake jailbreak that wants to take your money and give you nothing in return.
So if you see a jailbreak website or download link that asks you to pay first, turn around and walk away.
Links from Unofficial Sources
Perhaps the biggest fake jailbreak scam that users could fall for are jailbreak links from unofficial sources.
By “unofficial sources” we mean websites and links that aren’t from TaiG or Pangu. However, the tricky part here is that scammers can make their websites look like the official dev team websites in order to trick people.
Other scammers put fake jailbreak links up on torrent sites and claim them to be leaked versions of the jailbreak tool, but they’re not actually leaked versions. Rather, these fake jailbreak downloads are usually filled with malware.
Asking for Personal Info
If you come across a jailbreak that looks legit (but is ultimately fake), it might ask you to fill out a survey or enter in some personal information like your name, birthday, etc.
However, any jailbreak website that asks for any information about you or has you fill out anything before you can download the jailbreak is fake.
An official jailbreak website won’t ask anything of you when you go to download it, so if you see a survey or a form to fill out, walk away.
What to Do Instead
If you find yourself constantly searching Google looking for a jailbreak download link, you won’t find one for the iOS 9.2 jailbreak, even if you think that you can find a leaked version. There isn’t one and anyone who says otherwise is feeding you malware.
Instead, it’s best to follow the official developers of the iOS 9.2 jailbreak. While don’t know who exactly is working on it, it’s likely that either TaiG or Pangu is working on the new jailbreak. Go to their websites to check out the latest happenings.
You can also follow both teams on Twitter for the latest updates (@PanguTeam and @TaiG_Jailbreak). They’ll post to their Twitter accounts whenever something new arrives, including an iOS 9.2 jailbreak.