jailbreakers stay away ios 9.1

Apple released iOS 9.1 earlier today with multiple security improvements, including fixes for several exploits used by Pangu Team in their recent Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9. With that said, jailbreakers running iOS 9.0.2 should stay away from the latest iOS 9.1 release if they wish to keep their jailbreaks, or at least preserve the ability to do so.

The security content of iOS 9.1 indeed shows that several exploits used by Pangu in their recently released Pangu jailbreak have been plugged, making an iOS 9.1 jailbreak currently impossible. Of course, Pangu Team may or may not have other tricks up their sleeves. It’s something we can’t tell right now.

At the time of publishing, iOS 9.0.2 is still being signed by Apple, which means anyone can either update or safely restore to that software version while maintaining the ability to jailbreak using Pangu for iOS 9 – 9.0.2.

  • Dan

    I’ll give it till Monday and I bet we see a jailbreak, there’s a reason why Pangu didn’t wait for 9.1 a week ago

    • Yes, the reason is the 9.1 betas patched the jailbreak so there was no reason for them to wait any longer

      • Tommy

        If i saved shsh blobs for 8.4 with tiny umbrella, is there any way to downgrade from 9.0.2? its pretty bad on my 5s.

    • Vince Reedy

      Or maybe they know there’s not a way to do it right now, and it may be a while before there is.

    • sivkai

      Huh? That makes zero sense. The fact that Pangu released it early is proof that we WON’T see a 9.1 jailbreak anytime soon.

      • Dan

        How is that proof? All it means is that Pangu might have known that the exploits for 9.0.2 were patched so there wasn’t any point in holding out for it so who’s to say they haven’t got more exploits in the bag or that they are already compiling a new tool with different exploits?

        What doesn’t make sense is to say just because Pangu released a jailbreak for 9.0.2 it means “we won’t see a 9.1 jailbreak anytime soon”, especially after iOS 9 was supposedly rootless and un-jailbreakable, fact is iOS 9.1 beta has been in the wild for weeks now so who’s to say it’s not been tested for new exploits? Just saying lol

      • mickey

        I’d imagine they’d wait for the iPad pro at least. Based on history it’s less likely they release 2 jailbreaks back to back. There’s a lot of reasons for 9.1 but everyone that wants to jailbreak already can at the moment. Definitely not impossible though.

      • Antzboogie

        Well said agreed.

      • socrates

        Incorrect. As Seb said above, Pangu’s jailbreak was patched in the beta versions of iOS 9.1, and they knew this before the jailbreak was released. This gave them the freedom to release their 9.0-9.0.2 jailbreak, as the exploits used would be of no use in a future release.

    • Lol Dan

    • besrate hogsa

      Don’t wait too long, Apple’s Signing Status changes a lot
      check the ipsw website for status

  • R N

    Damnit, my phone got stuck in apple logo, when I tried restoring, it restored to the newest verison -_-, no no jailbreak… oh well.

    • 1d3rboy

      Downgrade to 9.0.2, it is still being signed.

      • R N

        nah, i’ll wait for the 9.1 jb…

      • Elias Chao

        Why do you complain then?

      • R N

        I wasn’t complaining, just sharing what happened.

      • Vince Reedy

        Might be waiting a while

      • Blake

        Yeah I agree, might be a while. You can downgrade now, but probably not for much longer. Up to you.

      • Eyal Rotem

        If I were you- I’d downgrade while I can

      • Rahimo

        did you like the iOS 9.1? Please tell us about it! the Emojis!! thanks in advance!!

      • Eddie

        bro how do i downgrade to ios 9.0.2? i updated to ios 9.1 via dfu mode cause my phone stucked in apple logo 🙁

      • Tom Nowak

        Same!

      • Jayy

        You have to download 9.0.2 on your PC/Laptop then once in DFU mode you’ll be promted that you have to restore the device Windows: Hold shift as you left click the restore button Mac: Hold Options as you left click the restore button. then select the 9.0.2 file you downloaded. Your idevice is now restored to 9.0.2. you can now re-jailbreak.

      • Antzboogie

        On Windows hold shift then press restore find the Firmware in your downloads then select. Hope this helps.

      • Blake

        idownloadblog has a download page at the top of the screen that has all firmwares. Although I just looked and 9.0.2 has not been added yet. You can go to https://ipsw.me , select your device and download the ios 9.0.2 firmware. Then save to your desktop after download is complete, open itunes, hold (Shift) while clicking restore button and it will pull up your file manager. Click on the ipsw that you downloaded, open it and itunes should say that you are about to restore to ios 9.0.2. Then proceed.

      • Eddie

        How do i downgrade to ios 9.0.2?

      • Rec

        Just download 9.0.2 firmware and then hold shift ( on windows ) + click restore on itunes , choose the firmware you just downloaded.
        Done!

    • Blake

      (I guesss it’s too late now) But next time, hold the volume up button while the as soon as the phone starts booting and it will enter safe mode. Then remove cydia substrate which will remove every other tweak you downloaded. I was stuck at boot logo but held volume up button and went into safe mode and removed cydia substrate. It’s almost certainly that you have a tweak installed that is not compatible with ios 9 yet. For me it was libstatusbar. After uninstalling cydia substrate, i went and installed the only three tweaks I had to verify which one was causing the issue. I installed statusmodifier which also installs libstatusbar. Statusmodifier was not the issue, it was definitely because libstatusbar has not been updated to ios 9. Anytime you are stuck at the boot logo, hold the volume up button and it should boot into safe mode. Always try that before restoring.

      • R N

        I’ll keep that in mind, thanks!

      • Blake

        Yeah, I had to remove cydia substrate three times to figure out what tweak was causing the issue. Cydia substrate removes every tweak and then you can install tweaks one by one again and try to figure out which is causing the issue. Example, install one tweak, reboot the phone and see if it reboots correctly. If it works, continue on to install the next tweak. If it’s stuck at the apple logo, hold the volume up button. But I bet the main reason people are having problems is because 98% of the tweaks haven’t been updated to ios 9 yet. But yeah, anytime you’re jailbroken and stuck in a boot loop, do a hard reboot (by holding the home and sleep button for 10 seconds) then as soon as it boots again, hold the volume up button. It will put you into safe mode and you can access to cydia then remove cydia substrate or whatever tweak that is causing the issue. Just trying to be helpful. 🙂

      • Shadowelite123

        actually that didn’t work. I did that and it didn’t save me from any boot loop and his issue is probably caused by updating cydia installer and the pangs untether package at the same time like my issue was, as well as others.

      • R N

        Ya that is excatly what happend with my phone.

      • Blake

        I understand, you all must be having different issues than I was. Holding volume up and removing cydia substrate fixed the issue for me all three times. If holding the volume up button doesn’t work, then all I know to do is put the phone in recovery mode and restore.

  • Newgunnerr

    Taig releasing 9.1JB in 3..2…1…

    • Vince Reedy

      I hope you’re right, but I don’t think so. Why release 9.0.2 JB if they knew they could break 9.1 which was imminent?

      • nvog

        Bear in mind though, TAIG hasn’t spoken yet….

    • T. Allen

      THAT’S the JB I’m waiting on….the one from Taig.

  • Nayk McNulty
    • iDude

      just added 150 emojis? that must be a joke… but i still hope that 9.1 is still jb’able.

    • sivkai

      No.

      That’s a fake scam site. Please do not be so easily misled. This is the genuine Pangu site: pangu[dot]io

      • Nayk McNulty

        Tnx mate!

  • TwinSon

    I dunno if I should try to JB or just update to 9.1 I can’t even download the JB because it keeps failing on iDB. I can’t take using this laggy 9.0.2 anymore my phone freezes all the time.

    • Shadowelite123

      what device do you have? i have yet to experience any lag as well as others I’ve seen. not on my 5s or my friends 6’s or my 6S plus

  • Skoven

    My iPhone 6s is still on pre-order = ffs.
    I hope it comes with 9.0.2…

    • Vince Reedy

      I got mine last week and it had 9.0 on it. You might get lucky.

      • Skoven

        I hope so… stock iOS = bummer.

    • JaeM1llz

      There’s no way it will come with 9.1 if you already ordered it.

    • techfreak23

      I work at an independent Apple store that sells phones and all of the our orders for the 6s that came in last week were already on 9.0.2 but it could be very different in other locations.

  • Bugs Bunnay

    Couldn’t have waited to release a jailbreak for 9.1 instead huh?

    • tvbi

      They realized the hole was patched in 9.1 betas.

  • I don’t know what’s going on with my devices..
    1.) I can’t buy tweaks in Cydia. The field to buy it doesn’t appear on any (default) repo.
    2.) I can’t download ipsw files to my computer. I tried multiple sites. An error comes everytime.
    3.) I can’t transfer apps purchased from my device to the computer. iTunes always starts the syncing process, but stops before the app transfer begins.
    Can anyone help me please?

    • Bugs Bunnay

      You bought a fake iphone that runs on android.

    • Skoven

      Format C:

    • Blip dude

      Actually, I think I may go with others on this one: Where did you purchased your iPhone??

  • Eikast

    This is the first time that I don’t jailbreak my iPhone when one is released. I really like iOS 9.1 and I just don’t want to deal with the chance of my iPhone getting the loop of death.

    • Shadowelite123

      the so called loop of death is easily fixed with a restore

      • Eikast

        Yeah but what if I reboot it when I’m at work or if I’m away from my Macbook for a good 8-12 hours. Then I’ll be screwed. Just not worth it to me.

      • Shadowelite123

        A simple reboot work kill your phone unless you have something you shouldn’t have. The only way at this moment you could be stuck in a boot loop is if you don’t have Cydia substrate installed or you updated Cydia installer and the pangu untether package at the same time.

      • Micrones

        I agree with you.
        I wonder why people have issues with the jail breaking process. I have been jail-breaking for several years now and have never had any issue or bricked phone.
        The keys are:
        A, Wait a few days for a new JB to settle down.
        B. Follow IDB instructions/process as stated to the last letter
        C. Don’t download any tweaks or theme that is questionable or you do not really need.

        If you stick to those points, your JB should work well.

  • Jim

    I just went to install 9.0.2 from iTunes before running Pangu 1.1 and iTunes switched it to 9.1. Having read this news, I clicked cancel. Is there a way to still install 9.0.2 so I can then JB?

    • You’ll need to download the 9.0.2 .ipsw (Google: iOS 9 direct download), after its downloaded, in iTunes, hold the Shift key and click restore, this will open the file browser, find the .ipsw and open it, that’ll install 9.0.2 for you 🙂

    • douknwthemufnman

      SAME! grr

  • Joey Pants

    It’s been a while since I’ve done this — how do you downgrade? Is it still through Tiny Umbrella or is it in iTunes and you manually select the 9.0.2 firmware when restoring?

    • See my comment below

      • Joey Pants

        So yes through iTunes. Awesome! Thank you. My wife and I plan to have our new phones on Friday.

  • Ángel Javier Esquivel

    Right now I’m on iOS 9.0.2, is the Jailbreak stable enough? Should I Jailbreak? Or should I upgrade to 9.1?

    • I’ve been JB’ed since day one with no problem. Go for it

      • Ángel Javier Esquivel

        Awesome, I’ll jailbreak when ControllersForAll gets compatible. Anyone here with (a legal copy of) ControllersForAll that’s working with iOS 9?

    • Micrones

      I will suggest that you should JB now, i waited until my key JB apps were made compatible a few days ago and JB from 8.4 to 9.0.2.
      It is fairly stable and with Pangu and Cydia updated today, all should be well.
      If you have been JBing for awhile now, you should know there is no guarantee 9.1 will be jailbreakable, so go ahead and do it now

      • Ángel Javier Esquivel

        Yes, I know, I’m downloading the Pangu tool, thanks for your advice, Have you tried CfA on iOS 9?

    • Andrieux Querido

      I like it. go for it 9.0.2

      • Ángel Javier Esquivel

        Thanks everyone for the advice, I’m in! 🙂

  • AlphaPoppy

    iOS 9.1 is the smoothest iOS Update since 8.1.

    • iPhoneWINS

      eh…

    • Quadzilla

      Ahahahahahaha

      Um no…….

  • droid3000

    need some help. i was just about to upgrade to ios 9 and jailbreak, im still on ios 8. what should i do?

    • Valinor

      Stay on Ios 8 unless you REALLY need ios 9 enhancements.
      I’m staying on ios 8. Still too much tweaks not working and ios 9 isnt reaaly special.

      • droid3000

        so youre not going to 9 at all?

      • Valinor

        I have around 54 jailbreak tweaks installed. If I upgrade to 9 now, I will probably only have 10 of them available.
        The difference between ios 8 and 9 is too small for me to give up all my tweaks.
        I guess I will upgrade in the future when there is a 9.1 jailbreak even though that may take a long time.

    • Andrieux Querido

      I upgraded to 9.0.2 and JB my 6+. I love it. of course i miss a couple tweaks, but ios 9 rocks

  • Valinor

    Dammit. Guess my iphone will be staying on ios 8.4….. Its too soon for ios 9…. I like my tweaks too much and theres still so much tweaks Ios 9 doesn’t have….
    I did upgrade my ipad air…. I wish I hadnt.

    • socrates

      All major tweaks will be getting updated sooner or later, it’s what the majority of developers do. Move to iOS 9.0.2 before the window closes, and you’re stuck with 8.4 until iOS X!

  • isoulhack3r3born

    Cydia installer also updated by shaurik @sebiastain Page

  • Gabriel Diaz

    Boo I was hopeful for a 9.1 JB.. Oh well, now let’s see how long I go before I get impatient and jailbreak 9.0.2 haha

  • Rodney Coleman

    What’s up with all the BS ads now on this blog?

    • Lucus Bendzsa

      Use Adblock

      • GarrettD

        how about we not mention Adblock so that idb keeps their ad revenue

    • Shadowelite123

      what ads?

    • iPhoneWINS

      ad block ftw

    • rubeN

      just necessary ads to help fund the site.

  • Mr lee

    Right I’m on 8.4 iPhone 6. Should I upgrade to iOS 9.0.2 somehow while its been signed or should I just hold on 8.4 I have no problems with my current software. Is 9.0.2 much better worth the hassle of me upgrading manually. Ps I’ve never done it this way so don’t know how tricky it is or ain’t. So do I stay one 8.4 or go up to 9.0.2.

    • iPhoneWINS

      same here I will wait for a 9.1 jailbreak…lol

      • iPhoneWINS

        changed my mind updating now

    • Valinor

      If you dont have problems with your current software then stay on 8.4.
      Ios 9.0.2 doesnt have many jailbreak tweaks yet. You will get annoyed.

    • rubeN

      I also have my 6 Plus on 8.4 jailbroken. Don’t know if I should upgrade to 9.0.2 before the window closes. I’ll probably just stay put.

      • Andrieux Querido

        update to 9.0.2 , did and JB too, i didnt regret ( 6Plus )

    • Andrieux Querido

      update to 9.0.2

  • Sbhs Sbh

    Wait for COMEX soon

    • iPhoneWINS

      who

      • Sbhs Sbh

        COMEX do you remember jailbreakme

  • Alpay Barz Ozalper

    How can i update to ios 9.0.1 i need help quick

    • iPhoneWINS

      Download the IPSW file for 9.0.2 then option click on the update button in iTunes

  • Christopher Shaun

    My dilemma is that I have a Mac and I hope the jailbreak tool is updated to work on Mac before the signing window closes. I’m not so savvy with doing the whole virtual machine thing. Fingers crossed…..

    • iPhoneWINS

      That won’t happen… borrow a pc

  • besrate hogsa

    I updated my iPod touch 5g and i was surprised to find how fast and smooth IOS 9.1 runs.
    And i like the newly added emoticons
    I am tempted to update my jailbroken iPhone 6 plus

    • iPhoneWINS

      Do it

      • Tekusbanny

        I actually did
        Fook the jailbreak for now

      • besrate hogsa

        I did it
        And i will forgo the jailbreak for a while
        IOS 9.1 is smooth
        It is worth it

  • besrate hogsa

    When it comes to downloading a jailbreak tool.
    It always advisable to download it from the official website.
    I don’t trust any mirrors.

  • Jorge Cabral

    I keep getting that the firmware isn’t compaible!
    What can i do?
    i’ve never tried to upgrade using a firmware i downloaded

  • Paul

    Just did restore to 9.0.2 and am running the jailbreak now.
    Get in before the cutoff!

    • iPhoneWINS

      me too

  • Tylor Jackson

    I stayed on iOS 9.0.2 jailbroken away from iOS 9.1 I waiting until iOS 9.1 jailbreak I will go update iOS 9.1 jailbreak ;P

  • Mac users got screwed.

    • iPhoneWINS

      always do …. I’m borrowing a PC now to jailnreak..lol

  • James Grenard

    Hoping Pangu comes through. Ran that new Cydia Installer this morning and it froze up my phone. Couldn’t get anywhere past an Apple logo. Had to restore/update to 9.1 -___-

  • Gary LE

    If im on 9.0.1 where can I go to use pangu to jb? Can anyone ahow me a link? Thanks

  • Edward Reyes

    okay so i tried updating to ios 9.1 and after trying to update for a while and rebooting my phone it says i need an apple id and password because its locked and the apple id isnt mine. it starts with p…..@yahoo.com and im thinking maybe itrs pangus appleid