Jailbreak iOS 9 and 9.0 Update, Apple Releases iOS 9 to the Public - iOS 9: a new firmware, a big one - in fact, iOS 9.0 is the most substantial iOS update since 8.0’s introduction! Today, Apple released iOS 9 to the general public, which (according to the company) “brings you refinements at every level,” including new ‘Proactive’ search features, a News app, split-screen multitasking for iPads and improvements to Siri, battery life, performance, the multitasking app switcher and a number of other areas. However, before you jump the gun on updating, let’s talk jailbreaking, as that’s undeniably what the majority of our readers care about. Unfortunately like its predecessor 8.4.1, iOS 9 remains un-jailbreakable by the masses. In other words, if you were to perform an update on your iPhone, iPad or iPod to iOS 9.0, you wouldn’t be able to utilize the current TaiG jailbreak tool to achieve Untethered status! Okay, so where does that leave us? Well, in today’s article, we’re going to examine all aspects of today’s release - for complete details on the new iOS 9 update and whether we can expect an iOS 9 jailbreak, continue reading.
Detailed 9.0 Jailbreak iOS 9 Update from popular YouTuber iCrackUriDevice.
First, let’s take a look at who should update and why you should make the leap from iOS 8.x to iOS 9. To make things simple, if your device was able to run iOS 8, you can update to iOS 9 (the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 1 through 3, iPod touch 5 and, last but not least, iPod touch 6th gen).
However, just because your device can update to iOS 9 doesn’t mean you should. For example, if you’re currently jailbroken on any firmware, as mentioned above, restoring and/or updating to iOS 9.0 will result in the instant loss of your jailbreak. Moreover, devices stuck on iOS 9 will be unable to jailbreak until a new utility is released by one of the three teams currently on the jailbreak scene.
Okay, I’m on iOS 8.4.1, Should I Update? Well, as the majority of you on iOS 8.4.1 are likely aware, the release currently isn’t jailbreakable by the masses. Apple specifically issued iOS 8.4.1 to patch the former TaiG 8.4 jailbreak. Having said that, world-renowned group Pangu not only demonstrated that they could jailbreak 8.4.1 on an iPhone 6, but they also publicized three exploits for 8.4.1 (one of which would be perfect for jailbreaking).
However, Pangu pulled the above move in light of the fact that they’re busy allocating resources to jailbreaking iOS 9. Ultimately, if you’re running iOS 8.4.1, the decision to update lies solely with you. We may receive a jailbreak for iOS 8.4.1 before iOS 9 is jailbroken, and at the same time, we may not; we’ll keep you updated (ensure you’re following us).
Didn’t that iH8sn0w guy Jailbreak iOS 9? That’s right, a famous hacker ih8sn0w released a quick video showing he ‘could’ jailbreak iOS 9 GM (the gold master or “GM” build is the same version as the public release). However, it’s important to understand that ih8sn0w neither has plans to release his work, nor does it function on all devices.
iH8sn0w was able to use a low-level exploit the hacker discovered months ago (possibly longer) to defeat iOS 9’s security and gain root privileges. Due to this type of exploitation, any potential utility would be limited to 32-bit devices - i.e. everything before the iPhone 5S. Again though, ih8sn0w has no plans to release a tool to jailbreak iOS 9.
Before you become disappointed, there are two important aspects ih8sn0w brought to light in his attempt to make all jailbreakers salivate over the prospect of a potential iOS 9 jailbreak. First, he proved that Apple’s iOS 9 “rootless” security isn’t truly rootless, meaning we can still jailbreak. However, with iOS 9, jailbreaking has become substantially more difficult, especially when employing the use of methods that would function on all devices.
Secondly, iH8sn0w confirmed that iOS 9 is mostly the same as iOS 8 internally once jailbroken, meaning the majority of tweaks for iOS 8 will be compatible with iOS 9 with little to no adaptation from their developers - tweaks will work!
Where does this leave us, can we Jailbreak 9.0 any time soon? While predicting the future is next to impossible, we’re blessed with roughly triple the jailbreak development power as we were last year for iOS 8. Now, for iOS 9.0, we not only have Pangu working on developing the next jailbreak (they released the first utility for iOS 8), but we also have the incredibly talented XN of TaiG and a new group by the name of K33N, all of whom are diligently working on a solution.
Although the matter of jailbreaking and the next untethered utility is both multi-faceted in nature and substantially more intricate than outlined in this article, we recommend watching the video found toward the beginning of this page for a detailed visual and audible representation of what we know thus far pertaining to the iOS 9 jailbreak status.
Remember, this is only the very beginning of iOS 9’s lifecycle - we’re only at 9.0 as of today, September 16. We should not only remain confident in jailbreak developers’ abilities to create a new iOS 9 utility, but also recognize that such a feat is substantially more difficult than years past. For everything jailbreak-related, keep your browsers locked to Evasi0n Jailbreak!
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