Apple patched and released iOS 9.2.1 in January, and the launch of iOS 9.3 is not so far, with developers testing the beta release now. However, fans who love to customize their iPhone and other Apple devices running iOS are still looking for the iOS 9.2 jailbreak.
Jailbreak developers Pangu and TaiG have yet to release the iOS 9.2 and iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak as they still wait to find a glitch in the mobile software before Apple patches all the vulnerabilities. What are Pangu and TaiG waiting for to release the newest jailbreak version for the device?
Apple has been working rigorously to patch all the vulnerabilities that Pangu and TaiG were able to exploit in the previous versions. With the release of iOS 9.2 or iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak early, chances are the company might come up with a solution to patch those with the release of iOS 9.3 next.
Although no public jailbreak release for iOS has arrived since the last Pangu 9 jailbreak for iOS 9.0-9.0.2, iOS hacker qwertyoruiop has demonstrated that it is possible to jailbreak untethered iOS 9.2, 9.2.1, and 9.3 beta.
The hacker demonstrated a video of the untethered jailbreak of iPhone 6 running iOS 9.2, where he launched Cydia to verify his iOS version, started Mobile Terminal to run his command, and even played with WinterBoard theme.
finally got untether working somewhat decently https://t.co/6oL0dcM4ld— qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiop) February 2, 2016
Although the untethered jailbreak is applied only on iOS 9.2 in the video, the hacker claims it to work on all Apple devices running on iOS 9.2.1 and iOS 9.3 beta. The hacker does not want to release his jailbreak to the public and includes a sarcastic description in his YouTube video that involves North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s quote “which shall be kept private for the Leader’s enjoyment.”
The hacker also says that the iOS 9.2 jailbreak was released to demonstrate that the jailbreak is possible and that we’ll need to wait a little longer and leave it to the jailbreak developers before a final public jailbreak tool is released. As jailbreaking iOS 9.3 beta seems to be possible, there’s no question if any older versions will not.
The Inquisitr previously reported about an Italian jailbreak developer Luca Tedesco who bragged to have jailbreak his iPhone 6 running iOS 9.2.1. However, he still kept the jailbreak private and mentioned no details regarding if he will release it to the public anytime later.
Windknowm, a core developer for Pangu, the biggest jailbreak company in the world, recently published a technical article explaining the security and vulnerability fixes found in iOS 9.2 and iOS 9.2.1. He even recommended iOS users update their devices to the latest version as soon as possible and avoid downloading or installing apps from unknown sources.
By the way I agree with @windknown 100% re. p0 bugs. Update to 9.2.1 if you don't care about jailbreak. Stick on 9.2 if you do.— qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiop) February 2, 2016
The signals regarding the jailbreak are mixed, but fans still hope as they finally got to see an untethered iOS 9.2 jailbreak, although only in video. However, neither TaiG nor Pangu have mentioned anything of releasing a complete jailbreak.
It has also been reported that downgrading to iOS 9.2 on iPhone or iPad is no longer achievable as Apple closed the signing window for iOS 9.2. Users could previously downgrade their device to iOS 9.2 with iTunes even if they updated it to a new iOS 9.2.1 version.
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