iOS 9.0.2

iOS 9.0.2 is no longer being signed by Apple, downgrading now impossible

Apple has stopped signing all versions of iOS 9.0.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch this afternoon. As always, the closing of this signing window makes downgrading to this software version impossible.

Users who jailbreak their devices are the ones to get most likely affected by this situation. With downgrading now impossible, jailbreak users must be careful to not accidentally update to iOS 9.1 and lose their jailbreak in the process.

Tutorial: how to jailbreak iOS 9 on Mac

About two weeks after releasing the first version of their jailbreak tool for iOS exclusively for Windows, the Pangu Team has now released its utility for the Mac. The process is roughly the same between both platforms, but for the sake of completeness, we are going to post instructions on how to jailbreak iOS 9 with Pangu for Mac.

Pangu for Mac can only be used to jailbreak all iOS 9-compatible devices running iOS 9, iOs 9.0.1, and iOS 9.0.2. The latest version of Pangu can also jailbreak 64-bit devices running iOS 9.1.

How to add iOS 9.1 emoji to a jailbroken device running iOS 9.0, iOS 9.0.1, or iOS 9.0.2

The headline feature of iOS 9.1 was without a doubt the 150 new emoji characters available to emoji keyboard users. These new characters are all the rage, and rightfully so, as they bring a whole new range of emotions to the table.

But what about those of us stuck on iOS 9.0, iOS 9.0.1, or iOS 9.0.2? As you all know, Apple killed the Pangu jailbreak with iOS 9.1, so upgrading to iOS 9.1 isn't an option for those of us wanting to maintain our jailbreak.

Well, I have good news and bad news. The good news is that you can enable the emoji keyboard and send new emojis to devices capable of displaying them. The bad news is that the tweak is still a work in progress, and as such, the new emoji don't display properly in all apps.

Some apps will work fine, such as Mail, but other apps, like Messages, won't properly display the new emoji. Developer PoomSmart says that he is working on a fix for the issue, so eventually, we may have a 100% fully working iOS 9 emoji package for iOS 9.1.

In the meantime, however, this tutorial is the next best thing. Watch our video to see how it works.

Want to jailbreak? Upgrade to iOS 9.0.2 before it’s too late

If you're at all interested in jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, then time is running out to do so. As we reported earlier in the week, iOS 9.1 kills the Pangu jailbreak, and as such, it's only a matter of time before Apple closes the door on the iOS 9.0.2 signing window.

What does this all mean? It means that once the signing window is closed, you will no longer be able to upgrade or downgrade to iOS 9.0.2, the last available firmware that happens to be susceptible to the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9.

Apple generally closes a signing window for a previous version of iOS not long after a new version is released—we're talking about a week. With this in mind, it's imperative that all who wish to jailbreak get on iOS 9.0.2 as soon as possible. Don't lollygag and don't procrastinate, lest you feel regret.

How to downgrade iOS 9.1 to iOS 9.0.2

Maybe it was the new emoji that tempted you? Or maybe you just made a mistake? Whatever the reason, you've found yourself on iOS 9.1, but wish to go back to iOS 9.0.2—the last jailbreakable firmware that's currently available for iOS 9. Fortunately, you still have time to downgrade back to iOS 9.0.2.

In this video tutorial, we'll show you how easy it is to downgrade from iOS 9.1 to iOS 9.0.2. But act quickly, this tutorial certainly has an expiration date, which will occur when Apple closes the 9.0.2 signing window.

Cydia Installer updated to version 1.1.25

Saurik has pushed an update to Cydia Installer, bringing it to version 1.1.25. This latest version of Cydia Installer moves jailbreak content found in /Applications to the user partition from the System partition. It's recommended that all users update as soon as possible.

Update: Cydia Installer was updated to version 1.1.26 shortly after being updated to 1.1.25. The latest version doesn't show any release notes, but we assume it is just a minor update to the more notable 1.1.25 version.

Jailbreakers should stay away from 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.

How to jailbreak iOS 9 with Pangu on Mac using a virtual machine

If you're running a Mac, you'll need a virtual machine running Windows in order to jailbreak using OS X. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a Windows virtual machine and how to jailbreak iOS 9 on your Mac. It's super easy, and takes less than 20 minutes to complete. Instead of waiting for a Mac tool, why not use a virtual machine and enjoy an iOS 9 jailbreak today?

How to jailbreak iOS 9 with Pangu

As we told you, the Pangu Jailbreak tool for iOS 9 was just released a few minutes ago. We've taken the liberty to test it out, and can vouch for its legitimacy as far as jailbreaking the iPhone goes. We tested it out with our iPhone 6s and were able to jailbreak and load Cydia successfully. In this post, we'll show you how to do the same.

iOS 9 jailbreak released by Pangu

Surprise! The iOS 9 jailbreak that we just talked about appears to be legit, and there is now a download link available. The tool is only available for Windows users at this time. The Pangu tool for iOS 9 works with iOS 9.0, iOS 9.0.1, and iOS 9.0.2. There's no word on whether it works with the beta releases at this time.

Pangu teases iOS 9 jailbreak

Update: Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9 released!

Surprise. The iOS 9 jailbreak that we just talked about appears to be legit, and there is now a download link available. The tool is only available for Windows users at this time. The Pangu tool for iOS 9 works with iOS 9, iOS 9.0.1, and iOS 9.0.2. There's no word on whether it works with the beta releases at this time.

iOS 9.0.2 fixed vulnerability that allowed Lock screen access to photos and contacts

iOS 9.0.2 has patched a potentially disturbing vulnerability which allowed malicious users who have access to your device to use Siri from the Lock screen in order to browse your photos and contacts.

According to Apple' official iOS 9.0.2 release notes, the software has fixed the issue which allowed access to photos and contacts on a locked device by “restricting options offered on a locked device.”

The vulnerability was left unpatched in iOS 9.0 and iOS 9.0.1 and affected the iPhone 4s and later, fifth-generation iPod touch and later and iPad 2 and later.