Like many Apple device users, you’ve probably heard about the iOS 9.2.1 Jailbreak and are wondering if it will do your device any good. Well, jailbreaking in general has its own pros and cons so, before taking the plunge, you should first check if it’s the right step for you.
Pros of Jailbreaking
Lots of people jailbreak their iPhones, iPads, and iPods because it helps them escape Apple’s walled garden and enjoy digital freedom. When you jailbreak your device, you’ll get to:
- Choose your own customizations — Apple devices are known for being chic and stylish, but you have to admit that the company doesn’t let you customize your gadget. This can change when you use jailbreaking tools, which let you freely pick font styles and other features.
- Have access to a wide range of apps — There are lots of great apps that don’t make it into the iStore, causing you to miss out on a lot of fun. But you can change this by jailbreaking your phone, which gives you access to the Cydia app store and the tons of “banned” apps it contains.
- Fix iOS issues — Annoyed by certain iOS processes? Just browse through Cydia and you’ll surely find a tweak that will fix it.
Cons of Jailbreaking
Apple points out that jailbreaking can lead to a host of problems, including security vulnerabilities, shorter battery life, and difficulties in downloading Apple apps in the future. But, for many people, these potential issues pale in comparison to the untethered freedom that they’ll enjoy with their jailbroken device.
How Can I Download the iOS 9.2.1 Jailbreak?
As of press time, there’s no news about any iOS 9.2.1 jailbreaks. LawyerHerald.com points out that hacker groups TaiG and PanGu (who are known for releasing iOS jailbreaks) are delaying the release of the iOS 9.2.1’s jailbreak version. Rumors are swirling that they’re waiting for iOS 9.3 to be released, probably because they know the iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak would be overshadowed if it’s released in time with the latest software update from Apple.
With no news about the iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak, many Apple fans have been getting twitchy, wondering if it could even be jailbroken. But Italian hacker Luca Tedesco showed everyone that it could be done by posting a screenshot showing Cydia running on an iPhone 6 that has the iOS 9.2.1. Tedesco broke everyone’s hearts by tweeting that he wasn’t releasing the jailbreak version, but many tech experts think that all hope is not lost. Tedesco could still share his knowledge with other hacking teams and help them develop a great jailbroken version of the iOS 9.2.1, which isn’t unlikely considering the he had a hand in jailbreaking other iOS versions.
What Should I Do Now?
Well, the only thing you can do is to wait for updates about the iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak. The Pangu team, for instance, has released this tutorial so you can stay updated about the jailbreak’s status and get it ASAP when it’s released. You can also look out for an iOS 9.3 jailbreak, which can be likely considering that it’s a more major update than the iOS 9.2.1. Luca Tedesco has already jailbroken the iOS 9.3 beta version on his iPhone 6, showing that it can indeed be done, but it seems that hacker teams will wait until Apple publicly releases iOS 9.3 on March before they’d announce its jailbroken version.