Pangu Team releases Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9.1

By , Mar 11, 2016

pangu jailbreak 9.1

Seemingly out of nowhere, the Pangu Team released a Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9.1 today. Bringing the tool to version 1.3.0, the jailbreak is only compatible with 64 bit devices, including iPhone 5s and up, as well as iPad mini 2 and up.

The team notes on Twitter that the jailbreak was made possible thanks to a kernel bug from Lokihardt to exploit iOS 9.1, but unfortunately, that bug is patched in iOS 9.2, which probably explains the timing of the release of this specific tool today.

What devices can be jailbroken?

As mentioned above, this version of Pangu will only support 64 bit devices. That includes:

  • iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s
  • iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2

How to jailbreak iOS 9.1?

As far as we know, instructions to jailbreak iOS 9.1 using Pangu are similar to the past. Unfortunately, because we currently don’t have a device running iOS 9.1, it is currently impossible for us to do a proper tutorial at this time.

This said, if you need a proper set of instructions, you may still refer to our tutorial about how to jailbreak iOS 9.X (Windows instructions also available).

Pangu V1.3.0 can be downloaded either from the team’s website, or from our Downloads page.

Limitations of the jailbreak

Like the proverb says, beggars can’t be choosers, but it’s hard to be too excited about this specific jailbreak version. Currently, users interested in jailbreaking are either jailbroken on iOS 9.0.2, or might have missed the window and be on iOS 9.2 or 9.2.1. And because there is no way to downgrade, or to upgrade iOS to a specific version, only users currently on iOS 9.1 will benefit from this jailbreak. It’s safe to assume only a very small subset of users are in this situation.

Still, this is a positive note as to the future of jailbreaking. If anything, this goes to show that Pangu is still very much active, and although pretty quiet about its progress, the team is still working hard on finding exploits to use in future jailbreaks, or even communicating with other hackers to combine resources.

Additional resources

Out of curiosity, who in here is currently running iOS 9.1 and will be able to take advantage of this jailbreak?

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  • Arjan Vlek

    Even if I didn’t update my iPad, I still couldn’t use the jailbreak as my iPad 4 is 32 bit, and this one is for 64 bit only. I didn’t miss anything with this release

  • MajorSHARK

    heck im still on 8.4

  • iDreader

    I use 9.1 on my iPad Pro 128GB 🙂 wait so long and

    now I´m very happy! thank you pangu!
    in Cydia I have to update pangu 9.0.x Untether
    but is still 1.2? Should I do that?

  • Mo

    I jailbreak my iPhone 6s Plus, but my cydia pangu 9.0.x unteher is on 1.2. Is there an update in cydia pangu for 1.3???

  • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

    The same thing happened with the 6.1.3 jailbreak: The majority of the community viewed it negatively, since they thought the exploit could be uses later on. However, the jailbreak helped A4 users, and Odysseus downgraders.

  • happyjohnnie

    hi, i am on iOS 9.1 stood on it for a long time waiting for its JB, i encountered this error while running the JB “there was a problem during restore. please restart your iPhone and try restoring again.” i select restart, the phone boots and nothing happens. pls how do i go about it? thanks

  • Rahshai RedyRock Huddleston

    Hello Good People, I’m a noob so no laughing at my question. I have an iPad 4 jailbroken with iOS 8.4 and wanted to update it to 9.1.1.

    My question is does this 9.0-9.1 jailbreak include 9.1.1?