Given the latest malware scare on for the iPhone one might think that the prospect of jailbreaking your iPhone might not be so appealing. Yet there are those looking to jailbreak iOS 9 onwards. Pangu Jailbreak suppress the latest iPhones and offical iOS releases.
Pangu Jailbreak for iOS 9 supports the latest iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus and every public version of iOS 9 (iOS 9.0, iOS 9.0.1 and iOS 9.0.2). It’s not entirely clear if it will support the public betas for those on the Apple Beta Program.
Alas right now the jailbreak is only for windows users but it seems like the developers will be working on a Mac version for release shortly. It will work happily with VM Ware Fusion or Parallels installation.
So if you don’t have a windows box you can download a trial version, grab a copy of the WIndows 10 iso from Microsot and be up and running.
As with all things of this nature make a backup before you start. You might jsut need to restore from backup if you need to visit an Apple store.
There are a few gotchas to keep in mind. The Pangu FAQ recommends disabling Find My iPhone and passcodes to maximise the success rate of the jailbreak process.
The jailbreak process also clashes with the iOS system OTA updater. If you find the iOS 9 jailbreak failing repeatedly, try doing a full restore of the iPhone firmware through iTunes before attempting a jailbreak again. Check out the Pangu website for more details.
Is it thanks to jailbreaking that the likes of Steve Troughton Smith can show a proof-of-concept hack to get split-screen iOS 9 multitasking working on an iPad Air via the Pangu jailbreak. You can grab the code for this from GitHub.
Do you jailbreak despite the risks and if so why? Let us know below.