5 Things Jailbreakers should know as we wait for iOS 9.1 Jailbreak

Jailbreak iOS 9.1

Apple released iOS 9.1 last week which patched two vulnerabilities used in the Pangu Jailbreak to jailbreak iOS 9.

Here are 5 things jailbreakers must know after the release of iOS 9.1 software update:

1. Do Not Update or Restore

Pangu jailbreak won’t work with iOS 9.1, so if you’re either on iOS 9.0.2 or lower, you should avoid upgrading to iOS 9.1 if you don’t want to miss your favorite jailbreak tweaks. If you upgrade to iOS 9.1 then the jailbreak will be erased along with the jailbreak apps and tweaks.

Apple has also stopped signing iOS 9.0.2 firmware files so you won’t be able to downgrade from iOS 9.1 to iOS 9.0.2 to jailbreak your device using Pangu Jailbreak.

2. How to Get Out of Reboot Loop problem

In case you’re not aware, it is possible to recover from a reboot loop problem on your jailbroken device thanks to the safe mode feature of Cydia substrate. There are a number of people who still don’t know this, and end up restoring their device, and thus end up losing their jailbreak. So if you get into an endless reboot loop after installing a broken or incompatible jailbreak tweak then you can try using the Volume Up trick.

To solve this, when your iOS device is booting up, simultaneously keep the Volume Up button pressed and you should be able to see your Lock screen again. If the tweak causing the problem was a Substrate-based tweak then you should be able to open Cydia, and uninstall the tweak.

If it doesn’t work then it is possible that you have encountered a boot loop of death aka BLoD problem. Unfortunately, the only way to resolve the issue was to restore the device, which is no longer an option.

3. Stop the Jailbreak Tweaks Binge

If you’re someone who installs anything and everything from Cydia, then you may want to take it easy, and reassess the situation. You should be very careful while installing jailbreak tweaks as a bad tweak could easily force you to restore your device, which would mean that you will lose the jailbreak and all the tweaks installed on your device.

Check out our post to find out all the iOS 9 compatible jailbreak tweaks:

4. Uninstall Jailbreak Tweaks that you don’t use

Since you are more likely to run into an issue with a tweak due to compatibility issues with other tweaks, it is a good idea to uninstall jailbreak tweaks that you do not use. This will reduce the probability of running into an issue.

5. Do not tinker with the File system

We have come across readers who have got into trouble for trying to tinker with the filesystem such as deleting a file using iFile etc, which ends up being a system file and results in forcing the user to restore their device. You should only be tinkering with the filesystem if you know what you’re doing, and now with the lack of a jailbreak for iOS 9.1, you’re better off avoiding it as much as possible.

iOS 9.1 Jailbreak Status

There hasn’t been any news about the iOS 9.1 jailbreak. It remains to be seen if Pangu team can figure out a way to jailbreak iOS 9.1 or later. TaiG team and China’s elite hacker group ‘Keen Team’ were also working on iOS 9 jailbreak, so we can’t rule out one of these talented hackers also releasing a jailbreak for iOS 9.1.

With iOS 9.2 beta already seeded to developers, it is very likely that the jailbreak will be released directly for iOS 9.2 rather than iOS 9.1.

If you’ve any questions, please drop us a line in the comments section below.

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