It only took a month for iOS 9 to be jailbroken after its release, something that can be considered a feat given that it was available by October. However, Apple was quick to put out the fire by releasing iOS 9.1. Soon enough, iOS 9.2 and iOS 9.2.1 were also released.
And with the members of Apple’s public beta tester program being able to download the second beta release of iOS 9.3 on an enrolled device, just two days after developers were given access to the second beta version, members of the jailbreak community are again hanging on their seats and waiting anxiously as to when the jailbreak tool for iOS 9.2.1 will be ready for download.
Rumors have been ongoing for quite some time now about the highly anticipated latest jailbreak tool even after our recent post about the delay of its release date. This is because the jailbreak teams, Pangu and TaiG, have never failed the public.
But given the time records of the two, this is taking a tad too long. Critics are beginning to speculate that the teams working on the jailbreak tool appears to either be dilly-dallying or having issues with the software exploits they use. This was despite the disclosure of 3K Assistant, a Chinese development group that shares a partnership with TaiG, that they are indeed working on a jailbreak tool and nearing its release.
Pangu or TaiG Expected to Save the Day
iPhone users who have been looking forward for the newest jailbreak tool are keeping their hopes high that either Pangu or TaiG will not be wasting more time and will not be waiting for the release of iOS 9.3 before unveiling the iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak. With this in mind, it is possible the two jailbreak teams will make their move very soon. But will
It can be remembered that a “partial” jailbreak which was given the monicker “semi-jailbreak” for iOS 9.1 was released by TaiG and Pangu separately but many features were not included. Jailbreak tools are being offered by these two teams as free downloads and both have been maintaining the reputation of not collecting personal information.
However, there have been other websites that have come up with fake jailbreak tools and have lured users to either pay for a small fee or disclose some personal information. Moreover, these downloadable tools have malware or viruses that have been reported to inflict damage on the users’ iPhones.
Italian Hacker Made a Breakthrough
Meanwhile, Italian Luca Todesco is claiming he was able to jailbreak iOS 9.2.1. In fact, he provided screenshots of his iPhone 6 with the Cydia program running iOS 9.2.1. This excited his followers on twitter and Todesco was inundated with requests for him to share.
The hacker was quick to respond that release is not to be expected anytime soon, not unless he has fixed all the bugs. If there is any luck, however, Todesco might team up with TaiG and Pangu and work on a full iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak tool which they can release for public consumption. And what about the chances of an iOS 9.1 jailbreak tool release we have written before?
For now, everything is still speculation. As for iPhone and jailbreak tool users, it is not recommended to use any jailbreak tool unless all data has been backed up, including the files and contact information. And since there have been security fixes in iOS 9.2.1, the iOS 9 jailbreak tool might not be compatible with it. Due to this, users are advised not to upgrade to iOS 9.2 or iOS 9.2.1.