kok3shi9 & kok3shiX jailbreaks for iOS 9 & 10 now EOL as developer recommends alternatives

If you haven’t been following along in the iOS 9 jailbreak scene for quite some time now, then we wouldn’t blame you. After all, it has been almost seven years since Apple retired iOS 9 in place of the newer iOS 10 software update, so many people have moved on. Nevertheless, we have some important jailbreak news pertaining to this particular firmware to share with you.

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SakuRα Development, the team known for developing the kok3shi9 semi-untethered jailbreak tool for 64-bit iOS 9.3.x devices, took to Twitter this weekend to announce that kok3sh9 had been officially shelved and that the developer now considered the jailbreak to be E.O.L. (end of life):

kok3shi developer announces iOS 9 and 10 projects are now EOL.

Additionally, SakuRα Development added in a separate Tweet shortly later that kok2shiX was no longer being updated, and that iOS 10 users should instead look to the semi-untethered socket jailbreak by saturnz for iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, and iPad (4th generation) running iOS 10.3.x instead.

It’s worth noting that dora2iOS, a developer of SakuRα Development-related jailbreaks, recently joined the palera1n jailbreak team. Previously, they were responsible for the bakera1n project, which the developer described as a checkm8 exploit-based rootless/rootful jailbreak toolkit for developers using A8-A11 devices running iOS & iPadOS 15.0-16.x.

While the thought of a jailbreak becoming end of life isn’t exactly a happy one, it’s worth noting that almost no one is using iOS 9 or iOS 10 anymore. Efforts are better spent developing tools for modern version(s) of iOS and iPadOS, and dora2ios’ addition to the palera1n team is a testament to that train of thought.

Are you said to see that kok3shi9 and kok3shiX are no longer actively supported? Let us know in the comments section down below.