The iOS 9.1 jailbreak release date arrived this week as a surprise to many users, hitting iPhones and iPads just days ahead of the rumored iOS 9.3 release date.
This is an interesting new iOS 9 jailbreak that will help some users, but it comes after Apple released iOS 9.2 and iOS 9.2.1, which don’t work with the new tool.
If you are one of the users still on the iOS 9.1 update you can now use this tool to upgrade. Specifically this is helpful for users who bought a new iPhone or iPad after the iOS 9.1 release, but before Apple updated devices to iOS 9.2 or higher.
The Pangu team also announced that there is an Apple TV 4 jailbreak coming net week. This will not likely deliver a lot of user features off the bat, but it will deliver an important step in the right direction.
Here is a quick rundown of what you need to know about the iOS 9.1 jailbreak release date, compatibility, downgrading and how this plays into a iOS 9.2 jailbreak release or a iOS 9.3 jailbreak release.
iOS 9.1 Jailbreak Release
Without waiting or dealing with teasers you can download the iOS 9.1 jailbreak tool from Pangu now and jailbreak your iPhone or iPad using the tool.
The Pangu iOS 9.1 jailbreak tool is available on Mac and Windows, and is just under 80MB to download.
iOS 9.1 Jailbreak Compatibility
There are some limitations to the Pangu iOS 9.1 jailbreak release on top of only working on an older version of iOS.
The new iOS 9.1 jailbreak tool only works on iPhones and iPads with a 64-bit processor. You can still use this tool to jailbreak iOS 9 on 32 bit devices.
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPad Air
- iPad Air 2
- iPad mini 2
- iPad mini 3
- iPad mini 4
- iPod touch 6th Gen
If you have an older iPad or iPhone on iOS 9.1 you cannot use this tool.
No iOS 9.1 Downgrade Available
If you are already on iOS 9.2 or iOS 9.2.1, you are out of luck. There is no longer a iOS 9.2 downgrade option to go back to iOS 9.1 on your iPhone or iPad.
Apple normally allows a downgrade for a short period, which the company offered last year. Since that time the iOS 9.1 update is no longer signed by Apple.
Even if you download the iOS 9.1 update file you cannot downgrade to it, which means there is no jailbreak.
Still no iOS 9.2 Jailbreak Release or iOS 9.3 Jailbreak
Keep in mind that this is not proof that a iOS 9.2 jailbreak or iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak release is near.
Pangu9 V1.3.0 used a kernel bug from Lokihardt to exploit iOS 9.1, and the bug is patched in iOS 9.2. Thanks Lokihardt for helping!
— PanguTeam (@PanguTeam) March 11, 2016
Apple closed the loophole that this jailbreak uses in the iOS 9.2 update and it is surely still closed in iOS 9.3.
With the iOS 9.3 release date so close you may see a iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak or you may need to wait for someone to develop a iOS 9.3 jailbreak. It is getting tougher to jailbreak, or at least the wait is longer.
There is some proof that a iOS 9.2 jailbreak is possible on a single device and the user stats that this tool delivers a iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak and it works on the iOS 9.3 beta. If this is still usable, we could see it arrive after a public iOS 9.3 release.
iOS 9.1 Jailbreak problems
There are some iOS 9.1 jailbreak problems that you may run into when you try to use this tool. Typically problems happen more often if you installed the iOS 9.1 update over the air.
On Reddit EvoBrah shares his problems including,
- 100% complete but no Jailbreak complete method.
- Stuck at 30%
- Stuck at 90% “Unlock the device and Run Pangu App”
Other problems include a bootloop that keep sgoing until you unplug or force a restart. Make sure you backup your iPhone or iPad before you attempt to use the iOS 9.1 jailbreak tool on Mac or PC.
Fix iOS 9.1 Jailbreak Problems
If you experience the problems above you may need to restart your iPhone, reset Network settings or try jailbreaking again.
Other users report a bootloop problem after using the iOS 9.1 jailbreak tool. Unplugging the phone after 10 loops, and waiting for three more, appears to work. If that fails you can try holding power and home to restart the iPhone.
Some users report that after tapping on Cydia the app just quits. If you experience this iOS 9.1 jailbreak problem, try using this fix that worked on iOS 9.
iOS 9.1 Jailbreak Tweak Compatibility
During our time researching the iOS 9.1 jailbreak app compatibility most apps work, but there are some that crash and some that even crash Springboard.
Aeyris iOS 9 Theme
Ayeris is a stunning iOS 9 theme that looks great on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus as well as older iPhones. The theme is one that we've used for several years, and it still looks great on the slightly tweaked look of iOS 9. There are 300 icons included, system-wide user interface skins, status bar icons and different dock modes.
Ayeris for iOS 9 is $2.99 on Cydia