I’ve been running the iOS 9 beta on my iPhone 6 Plus and have been using the iPhone 5s as my jailbroken device for the last 2-3 weeks. My idea was to use the iPhone 5s as my jailbreak device, and keep my daily driver—my iPhone 6 Plus—jailbreak free.
But once Apple released the jailbreak-killing iOS 8.4.1, my tune changed. I decided to go back to iOS 8.4 and jailbreak my iPhone 6 Plus again. Why’d I do it? I explain in this post…
My decision to re-jailbreak my daily driver was all about timing. We’re so close to the iPhone 6s event, a little less than a month away. I presume that in about a month or so, we’ll have the new iPhone 6s Plus’ in hand.
With this in mind, my iPhone 6 Plus would then be “retired” so to speak, and my iPhone 6s Plus would become my new daily driver.
When you consider the strong possibility that Apple will stop signing iOS 8.4 this week, which will make it impossible to downgrade to iOS 8.4 and jailbreak, then it was a pretty easy decision for me.
I can live without iOS 9 on my daily driver for another month if it means that I get to keep my jailbreak on a powerful device like the iPhone 6 Plus.
It does bum me out a bit that this decision means I’ll have to forgo using my watchOS 2 enabled Apple Watch for the next month, but at the end of the day it was an easy decision.
The decision was made even easier when you consider the fact that Cydia Impactor will allow you to perpetually restore to iOS 8.4 and in theory, maintain a jailbroken device forever. I plan on keeping my iPhone 6 Plus jailbroken forever if I can help it, and I highly suggest you look into the possibility of doing so as well.
If you aren’t jailbroken on your latest and greatest device, I suggest downgrading now before it’s too late, and enjoy a “forever jailbreak” on that device. Then, once you receive your new iPhone next month, you can enjoy iOS 9 on it, and your jailbreak on your older device.
What do you think about my idea?