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?

  • TwinSon

    Well on 9.0.2 so…..ya. Signing window for 9.1 has been closed for a long while so there’s that going for me too.

  • Manuel Molina

    I think this is a good option for those who stood on iOS 9.1. There was no lost in the exploit since it’s already been patched in other updates. Hopefully the hate won’t flood this comment box with people itching about how the jailbreak isn’t for iOS 9.2.

    • Abhijeet Gupta

      people have already started crying for a 9.2 JB 😛

      • Blip dude

        Which in itself is point as of this point because 9.3 is being released this week.

      • Abhijeet Gupta

        Apple will release after 21st March Event

      • Manuel Molina

        They released because people are still buying iPhones with 9.1 on it. The exploit was used already and just holding onto to it makes them no money. They released for those reasons. I’m on 9.2.1. I’m mad but the world moves. My girl has 9.1 and she’s gonna be jail broken. Shit just happens like that. My real displease is with Apple and not this jailbreak. Tim Cook, as much as I like him, still plays this stupid jailbreak not good for the community stuff. No matter what Apple does to this phone, no matter what features they add to the phone, the truth is that a jailbreak makes things better and iPhones are just better with one and not without. The whole cant update or gotta be on this firmware is just too much and pushing me away from iPhones more and more.

      • 5723alex .

        “the truth is that a jailbreak makes things better and iPhones are just better with one and not without. ”

        BS. (jail) broken iPhones are insecure, unstable…
        Even Pangu recommended to update to iOS 9.2.1

      • Manuel Molina

        Then I think you’re on the wrong site then. I’ve never had an unstable jailbreak. Maybe you have, but I’ve been stable and secure each time. No hacks, no credit card information lost. My phone is better with a jailbreak than boring iOS

      • 5723alex .

        So, When Pangu recommends not to jailbreak and update to iOS 9.2.1 due to sever security reasons you don’t believe them but still use their jailbreak app.

      • Manuel Molina

        Does it make sense for them to tell you to update to 9.2.1 yet have a jailbreak for 9.1? Hold on, I’ll wait for you to process that?

      • credulousgeek

        You are absolutely on wrong site are you seeing error 404?

      • Anonymous

        Thats a bold remark to make, where is your evedience for this?

  • Michael Bemelmans

    Great, why did I ever listen to upgrade to iOS 9.2… Stuck without a jailbreak…
    Is there any possibility to downgrade iOS 9.2 -> 9.1???

    • Javiers

      I feel you man!!! Nope unfortunately, we cannot downgrade to 9.1!:(

      • Michael Bemelmans

        It’s very unfortunate. This is a real pain. I hope they find a way to jailbreak iOS 9.2 or 9.2.1, because this timing is odd and sucks.

      • Javiers

        It hurts a little bit inside knowing that I won’t be able to JB my 6s. The signing window for 9.1 has been closed for months. Hopefully they release when 9.3 comes out.

  • Waldemar Sinicki

    Nobody uses iOS 9.1 shit !!!

    • Abhijeet Gupta

      exactly. but since that exploit is patched in 9.2, it wouldnt hurt anyone, at least a small set of users will benefit.

      • And if anyone can figure out an exploit in 9.1 that’ll work on 9.2 will be worth it.
        A lot of people seem to be able to find exploits for future firmwares on past, already jailbroken firmwares.

    • credulousgeek

      I do have iOS 9.1 installed.

      • Guy

        Use should reset your iPhone as has new and jailbreak on 9.1.

    • Michael J Udut III

      i do

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    Odd timing for this…people are either on 8.4 or 9.2

    • Guilherme Zagonel

      I’m on 8.4 can i update to 9.1?

      • pegger1


      • No.. No one can go to 9.1 This is only if your already stuck on this OS.

      • Abhijeet Gupta

        you can’t.

      • Javiers

        No, signing window has been closed for months.

    • Abhijeet Gupta

      i bought a 6s day before and it came with 9.2.1 pre installed

    • Susie

      Pretty much every one I know who jailbreaks is on 9.0.2… I bought my 6S the week it was released and it came that way. I’ll never update it without another jailbreak waiting.

      • Jayy

        Same here I’ll be on 9.0.2 probably until iOS 10

      • The stupid Apple Watch made me upgrade it just to pair it

      • Jayy

        Yeah if I had an Apple Watch, I probably would have upgraded too!

      • The Guy

        Lol, I’m on 8.4 and the only reason I don’t have an Apple watch is because I’m not going to loose my JB just to use a watch. Now I have to wait until the announcement this month about the new Apple watches to see if they are worth the upgrade or get the old one for $100 off. Either way, no purchase until a JB, lol. Amazing that they loose sells over JB’s.

  • pegger1

    This does seem odd. Did they just discover this hole? If so, makes me wonder why they’ve were still been focusing on 9.1. But if they’ve known about this for a while they should have put more effort while 9.1 was still being signed. They would have known right away if the hole got plugged with 9.2. They could have given a public notice to upgrade to 9.1 and stay away from 9.2.

    • Should have put more effort in? Go do it yourself you ungrateful cunt.

      • pegger1

        Easy there buddy. It’s not about being ungrateful. I’m not affected. I’m talking about maximizing their effort.
        You need to chill out.

    • Zohar

      Stupidest comment of the month. Congrats!

  • droid3000

    this sucks

  • Rodney Coleman

    Where’s Jeff at

    • Blip dude


    • Smegmatron

      9 to 5 mac

  • Dammit, just updated my iPad from 9.1 to 9.2.1 yesterday 🙁

  • Ali Majid

    @sebastian is jeff back on the site !!! <3 or this old video ??

  • Gabriel Anaya

    Nice but kind of absolutely useless for nearly everybody…nice work pangu…

  • armyk

    If I remember correctly, never ever before was jailbreak released for old version of ios

  • chjode

    Odd timing. Especially with iOS 9.3 about to release (presumably on or around the March 21 event).

  • Blip dude

    So a jailbreak for an OS that very few people are on is released and people get anal about it. No one has died yet relax!!! Did I have a chance to stay on 9.1?? Yes!! But to me, My $849 phone and $829 tablet that were both having hardware issues at the time were much more important to get them fixed rather than wait some modified version of iOS which was already making me deal with bugs itself.

  • Troy

    Just updated from 9.1 an hour ago. FML -_-

  • Al Fresco

    This is not useful timing. Pangu is great but not this time

  • Troy

    Could be that exploit used for 9.1 was patched

  • Jailbrkr21

    I am on 9.1 on my main phone but I don’t want to JB it because it blocks my banking apps and sky go and I can’t work out go to bypass them and I have tried on my 2nd phone (5s) that I use that is jailbroken on 8.xx. I’m not going to update from 9.1 because I think I will get the next iPhone in September and this 6plus will become my 2nd phone. I’m glad that I gave the option to wait though, thanks a lot Pangu team.

    • Tim

      You must be new to jailbreak. Ever heard of xCon??? Version 41 works on iOS 9.x and it unblocks any app that detects jailbreak. It’s on this repo: jailbreakvideo(dot)ru

      • Jailbrkr21

        Not new to jailbreaking, xcon doesn’t work on sky go or my banking apps, like it says in my 1st comment I have an iPhone 5s that is jailbroken so I obviously have tried to get them working.

      • Tim

        Ok did you try version 41 from that repo because obsolete xCon versions won’t work. Sky go works just fine for me.

  • Shoot. I really wish I would have left my iPad pro on 9.1 now…

    • Rule #1 Never update your newly purchased idevice. A jb always releases in a short period
      Source: My experience since 1st Gen iphone

  • James G

    Good, I guess?

  • Manuel Molina

    Not to sound stupid, but if Jeff was here, he would have had an iPhone on 9.1 to jailbreak.

    Jeff… We miss you.

  • Joseph Silva

    iPhone boot looped stay away !!!

    • Froo

      My 5s boot looped too and the only option was update to 9.2.1.

  • Wicrowe

    Any attempt to widen the scope of the JB community is alright by me!

  • What’s the percentage of people running iOS 9.1? I’m guessing it’s pretty low since Apple closed the singing window long time ago. So fed up with the jailbreak community at this point.

  • Jerry

    Pretty sure we won’t be seeing a 9.3. Why would they bother with a 9.1 release if they had the 9.3 ready because everyone is obviously gonna upgrade to 9.3 to jailbreak if that was the case

  • hoping that this is the begin of a wave of releases of jailbreak tools for every fuckin Apple OS

  • iPhoneWINS

    This is of very little use to most folks

  • :D

    This is making me cry – I should’ve read the title and ignored this article

  • This is the perfect reason why one should never wait o release a jb. As soon as you get an exploit working, release it before it’s too late.

  • akhyar

    if only we could crowdsource potential exploits for the latest ios like the good old days with tools such as CDevReporter (by Chronic Dev) to help these jailbreak teams gather reliable exploits faster, rather than they trying to all the searchings, compiling & etc. while the rest of us waiting and complaining.. it would definitely give a major boost to the jailbreaking community.. just my wishful thinking..

  • vadovado

    No cydia after jailbreaking, anyone? 🙁

    • credulousgeek

      Did you follow everything?

      • vadovado

        Yes! but I’ve found the solution.
        1 – Reset Network Settings
        2 – Do JB again, if stucks again, do again the jb
        3 – If after JB there’s a bootloop, dissconnect the usb and after the 3rd loop, it will start 🙂

      • Jayy

        Good thing you figured it out and didn’t have to restore!

  • MSiqueira

    The real headline here:

    “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

    kudos to Pangu

    • credulousgeek

      Shout out to Pangu team!

  • Valinor

    LoL, I upgraded from my ipad air 1 with jailbreak to ipad air 2 just 2 days ago. Was sad that it came with IOS 9.1. Not anymore. XD
    Damn lucky me.

  • f96lrs

    Did u read the hole post ?

  • FrankensteinBlack

    The Feds should hire the Pangu team and stop harassing Apple for iOS gimping backdoors. Just sayin…

  • M_Hawke

    Stink! Just upgraded to 9.2.1 last night!

    • iltas

      I’m also in my iop6s+ Any idea to downgrade

      • M_Hawke

        According to the article, we can’t. : (

  • Stalin

    This is good for people buying a brand NEW phone. they are usually on 9.1 so those ppl will be good. i will be waitin on the next 1. still on the 9.0.2

  • bushygoodness

    Awesome! I’m on 9.1 and a 64gb 6s

  • iltas

    Can jnjailbrwka my iphon6s plus iOS 9.2.1 plz any one help

  • barakmitz

    What the hell is it good for?
    9.1 is rare and if your jail broken you can’t update anyhow now
    What it means is that this jail break was long waited for iOS 9.3 but was probably patched

  • Zyklo troN

    Hi there
    I’m on 9.1 with my iPhone 6
    Want to jailbreak with Pangu 1.3.0
    It seems to work only on Windows (as usual for any new jailbreak tool).
    But now it seems to need some more new Windows version: my old (32bit) XP on Parallels gives me an error message as: Pangu 1.3.0 will only run on an 64 bit system
    Now, what to do? Looking for another Windows machine?
    Does anyone have a trick for me, how I can work with my Mac and my XP?

    • the hood

      What! Doez this mean future jailbreaks will require a 64bit windows pc?

    • Bob

      Worked on my Mac book air first time, just had to do a hard reset as I got the boot loop

  • iltas

    Can I jailbreak my iOS 9.2.1 in io6s+ plz any update

  • Erik Aukerman

    Lost my JB due to a bad tweak… anxiously waiting for 9.2

  • Noam

    @sebastian if you or other manage to get iDevice running ios 9.1 does a video will be made?

  • Adam Corona IV

    What I want to know is how iDownloadblog doesnt have a video tutorial for this? That seems like a first to me, kinda weak if you ask me.

    • Noam

      you’ve may skipped it but let me direct you to under the headline “How to jailbreak ios 9.1”. and read the content. I’m sure they’ll make a video when they have iDevice running ios 9.1 in their possession.

      • Adam Corona IV

        You mean “How to jailbreak 9.X”

        I know how to jailbreak iOS 9. Hell they are all almost as simple as can be, but this one is causing problems for alot of people. Getting them stuck in a bootloop and being forced to update to 9.2.1.

        iDownload blog is almost sending people into this spiral of a new jailbreak without uploading a tutorial for people to follow or even worse promoting the new jailbreak without testing it before blogging it.. I think it will be nice to have a tutorial to follow incase it goes wrong in the process.

      • Noam

        I assumed that bugs will appear while jailbreaking so I’m gonna wait at least two or three days before jailbreaking my device to see if pangu team will fix the bugs and surely want to see the video tutorial before. all we can do is wait for an approval that jailbreak is ok and bug free

      • Adam Corona IV

        I know, i think I’m going to wait a few days too. It’s so hard not to just want to jump in a do it, but i figured if i waited this long, i can wait a few more days.

  • My last jailbreak was on iOS 7 (because I need activator to fix an unresponsive home button).
    Currently I’m using the latest firmware on iPhone and a beta version on iPad.
    After the improvements on the iOS I stopped to worry about jailbreak my iOS devices. For me don’t compensate the trouble… Also I don’t use anymore cracked apps, I buy some apps and use a lot of free apps. Nowadays the free app market serve all the common needs of the users. We don’t need anymore to buy an expensive gps app like the tomtom.

  • Connor

    Imagine my frustration: I had a 6 Plus which I lost and before the insurance replaces it I bought a 5 as a temporary phone because I couldn’t live without jailbreak. The 5 came with iOS 9.1 which wasn’t jailbreakable… After waiting a long time for a jailbreak to be released, I find my phone I bought especially to jailbreak isn’t compatible! Furthermore, this isn’t even the first time I’ve been in this situation; back on iOS 8.2 I was stuck for 3 months with a broken iPhone which required a jailbreak to fix it and I had to wait three whole months with no phone before one was finally released. FML! Anyone here who’s complaining about being stuck on iOS 9.21 etc well it’s more frustrating for me haha

  • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

    I’d rather update to 9.2.1 and fix BLoD and instability than jailbreak an unstable 9.1.

  • Superninja@1211

    I am on 9.1… I have been waiting for an eternity for this!!!

  • Dennis

    I’m so happy I stayed with 9.1 after i messed up the 9.02 jailbreak and had to update