iOS 9.1 Jailbreak Update: Expected 2016 Release Unlikely; Existing Tool Sold To Private Company

By Staff Writer

Dec 06, 2015 08:31 AM EST

Jailbreakers might be doubling their efforts in getting access to iOS 9.1 and 9.2, but the jailbroken version of Apple's mobile operating system is unlikely to be released within this year. Though the jailbreak tool already exists, it is unfortunately not available to the public.

According to Ecumenical News, there is a rumor circulating around the web stating that the iOS 9.1 jailbreak may have a chance to become available sometime 2016. But contrasting speculations point out a much later release- before the end of 2016. Another one is an early 2016 roll out but the site claims it is not likely to happen. However, if the rumors turn out to be true, then iOS jailbreak fans will have to wait a bit longer before they can download the jailbroken version.

Latin Post noted that Pangu was the team of jailbreakers that has been able to create a jailbreak tool for iOS 9. Now, the said team is currently working on tools for iOS 9.1 and iOS 9.2.

As of the moment, Pangu is giving a way to jailbreak iOS 9.1, but the team says it is not the final solution yet that they will offer to users. The current solution is a TaiG 9 beta tool and a Semi Jailbreak online script. Together, these two choices give a partial jailbreak of iOS 9.1.  It is reportedly not Pangu's fully functional attempt at a jailbreak, and is not sure to work for all users.

In the meantime, Apple has disabled the option for users to downgrade back to iOS 9 if they have already upgraded to iOS 9.1. By upgrading to iOS 9.1, the iOS 9 jailbreak tool won't work. In order for the user to try the partial jailbreak for iOS 9.1, they should go to the official semi jailbreak website. Users will need to visit this website on the Safari browser, and they may wish to bookmark this page as well.

Christian Today further stated that a cybersecurity firm Zerodium already launched a $1 million reward for any hacking team that can jailbreak iOS 9.1. But the requirements to get the reward states that the tool must be browser-based so it can be applicable to all types of iOS devices.

In fact, a jailbreak team was reported to have submitted its tool to Zerodium and received the reward money. The undisclosed team has managed to come up with a working, browser-based, untethered jailbreak that can work on both beta versions of the iOS 9.1 and iOS 9.2. But since Zerodium already bought the license for the jailbreak tool, it can no longer be made available to the public.

While Apple Inc. is working really hard for the security of its iOS system, the jailbreakers are also doing the same effort to get an access to the operating system. In the meantime, it's highly suggested for the jailbreak enthusiasts to wait for further announcements from Pangu and TaiG. Hopefully, the highly awaited details will be revealed soon.

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