Even if Apple has released iOS 9.3.1 and is about to release 9.3.2, it’s safe to say that many people are still holding on to iOS 9.2.1. Some of these folks have become so used to how their device works and don’t want to deal with the changes that updates bring, but a lot of them are holding on to the old version in the hopes that an iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak would come soon.
Unfortunately, this jailbreaking tool doesn’t seem to be in the horizon, particularly if we take the latest jailbreaking trends into account. Hackers released the jailbreaking tool for iOS 9.1 in March — five months after the version was released and three months after Apple stopped signing the firmware (meaning that those who have upgraded to later versions can no longer downgrade to iOS 9.1).
Some thought the move was useless considering that most Apple device owners have already updated their firmware to 9.2 and higher and can no longer use the jailbreaking tool. Others, meanwhile, considered the release of the iOS 9.1 jailbreak as a “better late than never” scenario; even though only a handful of people can enjoy the tool, jailbreaking teams have at least proved to everybody that they can still break through Apple’s defenses.
So, if the iOS 9.1 jailbreaking tool is to be taken as an example, it may be months before we can see a jailbreak for iOS 9.2.1. By the time that it’s released, it might already be too late: Apple stopped signing the firmware on April, so those who have upgraded to iOS 9.3 or 9.3.1 can no longer downgrade to iOS 9.2.1.
It’s not even that iOS 9.2.1 can’t be jailbroken. Independent hackers like Luca Todesco have confirmed that the firmware can be jailbroken, releasing snapshots of Apple devices running on iOS 9.2.1 and having access to Cydia. Unfortunately, these hackers aren’t planning to reveal their secrets to the public, leaving iPhone, iPad, and iPod owners with no choice but to wait for jailbreaking teams to release their tools.
If your Apple device is still on iOS 9.2.1, you’re lucky enough to have two options: wait for an iOS 9.2.1 jailbreaking tool to be released or upgrade to the latest firmware when an iOS 9.3 or 9.3.1 jailbreaking tool is released. If you have already upgraded to iOS 9.3 or 9.3.1, your best bet is to wait for a jailbreak for this firmware.