The iOS 9.2 jailbreak rumors have nearly spun out of control over the last couple of months, giving rise to many fake jailbreaks. Here’s what you should know about the fake iOS 9.2 jailbreak releases floating around.
There has been a lot of talk about new jailbreaks releasing and rumors flying around about an iOS 9.2 jailbreak release. Unfortunately, we have yet to see an iOS 9.2 jailbreak or any new jailbreak for that matter.
The last iOS 9-based jailbreak that we saw was the initial iOS 9 jailbreak that released back in October. Since then, nothing new has come out despite all of the rumors and speculation that a new jailbreak would release “soon.”
Unsurprisingly, many fake developers have taken advantage of the impatient jailbreakers and have created fake jailbreaks in order to falsely get the hopes up of the jailbreak community, as well as give themselves a bit of fame in the spotlight.
Just recently, there have been a handful of “developers” who have claimed that they have working versions of a new jailbreak, either on iOS 9.2 or iOS 9.3. Here’s what you should know about these new fake jailbreaks.
Fake iOS 9.2 Jailbreaks
There have been a handful of fake jailbreaks recently, with many of the claimed developers teasing how they successfully found an exploit and jailbroke iOS 9.2 and iOS 9.3. Here’s what we know about these jailbreaks and their statuses.
First off, a dev team known as Taoyi claimed to have a working jailbreak and teased it on Twitter. Those specific tweets have since been deleted, though. The jailbreak community eventually proved it was fake and Taoyi has since admitted that its jailbreak was fake in order to to show everyone “how easy it is to fake a jailbreak.”
A couple of days ago, a Reddit post was published claiming that a jailbreak was ready for release that only worked on 64-bit iOS devices. It was referred to as Yalu9.2 and it was in its testing phases at the time.
However, no proof was provided as far as the legitimacy of the jailbreak. The jailbreak was eventually changed to an ETA of whenever iOS 9.3 released, instead of being ready right now.
A jailbreak developer who goes by enMTW posted a screenshot of an iOS 9.3 beta 3 jailbreak that he claims he created, and even said that he plans on releasing his jailbreak at some point in the future, although there has been little news since then.
Another developer, who goes by the name of Josh has been teasing an iOS 9.2 jailbreak as well on his Twitter account, posting proof of an iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak in the form of a screenshot.
There’s also a fake Twitter account posing as the Pangu jailbreak development team. It hasn’t tweeted since early December and none of the tweets seem to suggest anything substantial, but it’s always a good idea to know that the official Pangu Twitter account is @PanguTeam.
There are even fake Vine accounts impersonating reputable jailbreak teams, like Pangu, Evad3rs, and Redsn0w. While it’s unlikely that these Vine accounts will pick up any traction, it’s always a good idea to be skeptical, especially since anything official certainly won’t be unveiled through Vine.
Out all of these claims, we have yet to see a new jailbreak release.
What You Should Know About Fake Jailbreaks
From what you’ve read above, it’s safe to say that there has been a lot of talk about a new jailbreak, and many developers claim that they’ve jailbroken the latest version of iOS, but nothing solid has come of it yet.
There are a handful of things that point to a fake jailbreak, including having to pay for it, giving up personal information in order to download it, or clicking on unofficial source links. That’s not all, though.
First of all, screenshots can easily be faked and all it takes a is a bit of Photoshop work that even a novice could probably pull off.
Video proof is a bit more difficult to fake, but it’s still possible. It’s not so much clever video editing, but rather simply editing certain values deep down in system files to get a different iOS version to display in Cydia and in the Settings menu.
In the end, you’re better of not getting your hopes up, or at least be wary of anyone who claims they have a working jailbreak. Right now, the only credible jailbreak teams are Pangu and TaiG, and when we see or hear anything from them, you’ll know that it’s for real.