iOS 9.0.2 Jailbreak Update and iOS 8.4.1; Pangu, TaiG, k33n and More - Today, just over a week having passed since Apple issued iOS 9.0.2 to the general public, we wanted to provide an update and inform you of the latest jailbreak status (particularly for iOS 9.0.2). So, whatâ€™s changed since last Wednesdayâ€™s release of iOS 9.0.2? Interestingly, not a lot, but we do have intel on what TaiG and Pangu may be planning in relation to a jailbreak for iOS 9.0.2. Moreover, for those of you running iOS 8.4.1 (the last release of iOS 8, which patched the former TaiG 8.4 jailbreak utility) we have equally great news as far as jailbreaking is concerned. Todayâ€™s article will be a short, and condensed, status update article, which really acts as part two of our constantly up-to-dateÂ article discussingÂ the iOS 9 jailbreak status. For more details on iOS 9.0.2, 8.4.1 and new jailbreak developments, continue reading past the break.
iCrackUriDeviceâ€™s video does an excellent job of elaborating on every iOS 8.4.1 and iOS 9.0.2 jailbreak development.
To preface, as with its predecessor, iOS 9.0.2 is a very minor release - being the second incremental iOS 9 update, 9.0.2 offers little in the way of changes over even the first iteration of iOS 9 (9.0). For a complete list of changes iOS 9.0.2 has to offer, we recommend navigating to our launch day coverage on the firmware (here).
Another quick update from iCrackUriDevice following iOS 9.0.2â€™s release!
After having acknowledged the information outlined in the aforementioned article, letâ€™s proceed by first discussing iOS 9.0.2 before we continue on to 8.4.1.
Essentially, we have three teams on the jailbreak scene: TaiG, Pangu and K33N - the latter of whom is untested in their ability to release a jailbreak, though theyâ€™ve proven themselves in the past by exploiting Appleâ€™s mobile software (theyâ€™re an elite hacking group based out of China).
Moreover, K33N also expressed their interest over the summer in working with Pangu on an iOS 9 jailbreak. However, until theyâ€™ve proven their skills, like both TaiG and Pangu, theyâ€™re considered to be a wildcard - i.e. they could release a new jailbreak, but weâ€™re uncertain at this point.
As for the other two teams, letâ€™s start with TaiG, the last group to release a public jailbreak. TaiG surged onto the scene last holiday season by releasing their first ever utility capable of jailbreaking iOS 8.1.x, which was inevitably patched by Apple with iOS 8.1.3. However, instead of waiting for iOS 9 to release another jailbreak, TaiG affirmed their skills by issuing another jailbreak for iOS 8.3 and iOS 8.4!
The group also inadvertently confirmed that theyâ€™re working on a new iOS 9 jailbreak by previously stating that they werenâ€™t working on the latter of their two utilities (prior to its release), but were instead focused on iOS 9; the same can be assumed now that both their utility and the firmware they were initially targeting are released.
Finally, we have Pangu, the first team to jailbreak iOS 8 last October - their first ever public jailbreak came in the form of a tool for iOS 7.1.x following the evad3rsâ€™ last utility. We have high hopes for Pangu, who publicly confirmed that theyâ€™re working on a new jailbreak for iOS 9 by publishing exploits for iOS 8.4.1, more or less stating that theyâ€™re too busy working on iOS 9.x to devote their time to yesterdayâ€™s firmware (8.4.1).
If there are Three Active Jailbreak Teams, Whereâ€™s the Jailbreak? Great question - essentially, theyâ€™re operating in “stealth mode” (iCrackUriDeviceâ€™s video does a great job at explaining what that means); remaining silent as to avoid confusion amongst jailbreakers while they diligently work on creating a new tool.
Apple made iOS 9â€™s significantly harder to crack with “Rootless”, but not impossible. A new jailbreak for iOS 9.0.2 is coming and we wonâ€™t have any official word from TaiG, Pangu or K33N until theyâ€™re ready for a release.
As for iOS 8.4.1, a rather small developer is working on a solution to jailbreak the firmware for those of you who are stuck on it using Panguâ€™s exploits.Â Heâ€™s said to be close to a final utility, though like with K33N, said developer remains a wildcard. We wonâ€™t divulge his identity at this point in case nothing comes of his work, but just know that there are individuals actively working on new jailbreak tools for both iOS 8 and iOS 9.
Also, since iOS 8.4.1 is no longer being signed by Apple, downgrades to the firmware are now impossible; i.e. the jailbreak for iOS 8.4.1 isnâ€™t nearly as critical to the community as one for iOS 9.
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