If you’re new to the world of jailbreaking, and wondering what it is all about then you have come to the right place. Here’s everything you need to know about iOS 9 – iOS 9.3.1 Jailbreak.
What is Jailbreaking?
Jailbreaking is the process of removing restrictions imposed by iOS. Hackers achieve it by using vulnerabilities or exploits in Apple’s mobile operating system. It provides root access to the iOS file system and manager, so you can run software that has not been approved by Apple. It allows users to install jailbreak apps, tweaks and themes from Cydia, a third-party alternative to the App Store, to customize the look and feel of their device and also enhance the functionality.
Is Jailbreaking legal?
Jailbreaking is legal. In October last year, the U.S. Library of Congress has granted Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) exemptions for jailbreaking smartphones like iPhone, tablets, smart TVs, and other all-purpose computing devices. This gives users who like to tinker the ability to modify their software without breaching copyright law.
Can I Jailbreak iOS 9 – iOS 9.3.2?
You can jailbreak iOS 9, iOS 9.0.1, iOS 9.0.2, and iOS 9.1, but you can’t jailbreak iOS 9.2, iOS 9.2.1, iOS 9.3, iOS 9.3.1 and iOS 9.3.2.
Pangu Jailbreak for iOS 9 – iOS 9.0.2 supports the following iOS devices:
- iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s
- iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3 and iPad 2
- iPad mini 4,iPad mini 3, Retina iPad mini, 1st gen iPad mini
- 6th generation iPod Touch, 5th generation iPod touch.
Pangu Jailbreak for iOS 9.1 supports the following 64-bit iOS devices:
- iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s
- iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air
- iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2
- iPod touch 6G
How to Jailbreak iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on iOS 9 – iOS 9.1?
You can use Pangu Jailbreak tool to jailbreak iOS 9, iOS 9.0.1, iOS 9.0.2 and iOS 9.1. It is available for Mac and Windows, so you will need a computer to jailbreak your device. It is quite easy to jailbreak your device using Pangu’s Jailbreak tool.
Download the latest version of Pangu jailbreak for Mac or Windows from our Download Pangu Jailbreak page. Pangu jailbreak is a free jailbreak tool. If you need help, you can check our jailbreak page for the latest step-by-step guides on how to jailbreak iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Why Can’t I Jailbreak iOS 9.2, iOS 9.2.1, iOS 9.3, iOS 9.3.1 and iOS 9.3.2?
Pangu Team, a well-known group of hackers, released Pangu Jailbreak tool to jailbreak iOS 9 – iOS 9.0.2.
Apple responded quickly to kill the Pangu Jailbreak by releasing iOS 9.1, which patched several vulnerabilities used by the jailbreak tool. It continued patching some more exploits in iOS 9.2 and iOS 9.2.1 used in the Pangu Jailbreak. But Pangu team responded recently, by releasing a new version of their Pangu Jailbreak tool to jailbreak iOS 9.1. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work with iOS 9.2, iOS 9.2.1, iOS 9.3 or iOS 9.3.1.
You can check our iOS 9.3.1 Jailbreak Status page to find out the latest status update about the jailbreak for iOS 9.3.1 – iOS 9.2.
Can I Downgrade or Upgrade to iOS 9.1 so I can jailbreak my iOS device?
You can’t downgrade from iOS 9.3.1, iOS 9.3 or iOS 9.2 to iOS 9.1 as Apple has stopped signing the iOS 9.1 firmware files a long time back. It also means that you can’t upgrade from an older version of iOS to iOS 9.1. For example: You can’t upgrade from iOS 9.0.2 or lower to iOS 9.1.
Apple has used this strategy to keep jailbreakers at bay. It not only releases new software updates that fixes the vulnerabilities used by the jailbreaks, it also stops signing the older iOS firmware file, which prevents users from downgrading back to the older iOS version that can be jailbroken.
What are the advantages of Jailbreaking iOS 9 – iOS 9.1?
There are several reasons why jailbreaking is popular. Here’s a list of just some of cool things you can do after jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch:
- Install themes to customize the look and feel of your device.
- Change the duration of system-wide animations
- Customize the Control Center
- Enhance the Lock screen
- Add features to stock apps like Messages, Safari etc.
- Set Default Apps
- Lock folder or an app with Touch ID
- Get a full-fledged file manager
- Change System font
- Add cool animations
- Enable features that are not available on older devices like 3D Touch, Always-on Siri
- Give the dock a cool coverflow effect
If that is not enough, then you should check out Activator, a must-have jailbreak tweak for power users. It allows you to invoke actions using shortcuts from anywhere in the iOS. You would be surprised by the number of shortcuts you can use such as double tap on the status bar, triple tap the Home button, double press the sleep button to trigger stock actions or launch an app or go to the Settings toggle. It offers almost limitless shortcuts to make it easier to use your iOS device.
You can check the top 15 reasons to jailbreak iPhone, iPad and iPod touch post for more details.
Should I Upgrade to iOS 9.3.2?
One of the dilemma people have when Apple releases an iOS software update is whether or not, they should upgrade to it as the assumption is the jailbreak will be released for the latest version if at all it is released.
The golden rule of jailbreaking is to stay where you’re to increase your chances of jailbreaking your iOS device. Pangu team’s surprise release of the iOS 9.1 jailbreak is a further validation of that rule, so avoid upgrading to the latest update. But at the same time, it is also important to note that one of the reasons Apple releases iOS software updates is to patch security vulnerabilities, which may not be directly related to jailbreaking. The Pangu team had also recommended upgrading to iOS 9.2.1 for security concerns before releasing the jailbreak for iOS 9.1. So it is important to weigh the pros and cons of upgrading to the latest version. It may prevent you from jailbreaking your device, and hence prevent you from customizing your iPhone or iPad, but upgrading to the latest version also ensures that your device is more secure.
Can I remove the Jailbreak?
Yes, it is very easy to remove the jailbreak. All you need to do is restore your device using iTunes, and then restore your personal data from the backup using iTunes or iCloud.
Read how to remove jailbreak from your jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch for more details.
Can I Unlock iPhone After Jailbreaking?
A long time back you could unlock your iPhone using a software-based method. It was as simple as installing a tweak called Ultrasn0w developed by the iPhone Dev team to unlock your iPhone so it could be used with any carrier. However, it is not possible to unlock iPhones using Ultrasn0w since the fourth generation iPhone. There also hasn’t been any news or development on the software based unlocking method since Ultrasn0w 1.2.5 was released to unlock iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS running iOS 5.0.1 with older basebands, which was back in late 2011.
I just discovered a website which claims to jailbreak iOS 9.3.2?
Beware of Scams. Any site claiming to have a jailbreak for iOS 9.2 – iOS 9.3.2 is a scam, so stay clear from such scam sites. If there is a jailbreak for iOS 9.3 – iOS 9.3.2, it will be available for free, and we’ll be the first to report it here.
We hope we’ve answered all the questions you may have about jailbreaking. If you’ve any other questions, please feel free to ask them in the comments below, and we will be happy to answer them.
The featured image at the top has been updated to appropriately reflect the title, as some readers pointed out that it was misleading. Apologies, that really wasn’t the intention.
This post was updated on June 9th.