Jailbreaking has and will likely always be a high-tech game of cat and mouse. The jailbreakers are the mice in this tired analogy, constantly trying to outsmart Apple in the name of jailbreaking their iPhones and iPads. Those who come up with the jailbreaks in the first place are always trying to be one step ahead of Apple, using exploits in iOS in order to try and open it up for use with Cydia and other jailbreak apps.

Now that iOS 9.2 has been released by Apple, we are now not just one release away from a version of iOS that could be jailbroken, but two. Neither iOS 9.1 nor iOS 9.2 can be jailbroken currently, and with those two being the only versions of iOS that Apple currently signs for verification, things are very grim on the jailbreak front.


Things may not be as bad as they first seem though, as some people believe that Pangu, one of the teams now well known for providing jailbreaks and the tools for carrying them out, already has a jailbreak that works with both iOS 9.1 and iOS 9.2. The story goes that Pangu could have released it as a jailbreak even while the iOS 9.2 betas were being tested, but held off so as to not tip their hand to Apple. By waiting until iOS 9.2 was publicly released, Pangu ensured that Apple wouldn’t plug any security holes that it needed in order for a jailbreak to function.

If these beliefs are true, then a Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9.2 may not be too far away, though it’s also worth noting at this point that nobody from Pangu is suggesting that a jailbreak is on the horizon and that rumors are nothing more than guesswork most of the time. All that being said, we can think of a few people that would love to see iOS jailbreakable again.

Hopefully, that won’t be too far away.


(Source: @EverythingApplesPro [Twitter])

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