Chinese hacker Min Zheng has showed a demo of Flying JB earlier today, a jailbreak for 32-bit devices running iOS 9.2.1 or lower. The video demo shows off an iPhone 5c going through the jailbreak process as well as Mobile Terminal running on the device once jailbroken.
What may sound like exciting news at first is actually nothing to call home about as the limitations and actual usage potential of Flying JB are extremely limited.
Apple has stopped signing iOS 9.2.x on Tuesday, a move that keeps anyone from downgrading their installation of iOS 9.3 or later to any earlier firmware version on their iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.
The move has been expected for some time, as iOS 9.3 was released nearly two weeks ago, followed by iOS 9.3.1 with some minor bug fixes.
After releasing two betas, Apple has pushed the final version of iOS 9.2.1 to the public. The update is now available to all eligible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. Simply go to Settings → General → Software Update to begin the update.
iOS 9.2.1 isn't even out of beta yet, but a well-known iOS hacker is already flaunting a purported jailbreak for the unreleased software. Luca Todesco, better known as @qwertyoruiop, teased an iPhone 6 screenshot of Cydia running on iOS 9.2.1 beta.
Whether the jailbreak is legit is still up for debate, but he's no slouch when it comes to security research involving iOS. In fact, Todesco was recently credited by Apple in one of its iOS security fix acknowledgements for iOS 9.2.
Will this jailbreak ever see the light of day as a public release?
Less than three weeks after releasing the first beta of iOS 9.2.1, Apple on Monday seeded iOS 9.2.1 beta 2 to its registered developers. The software is also available to public beta testers who are signed on Apple's Beta Software Program,
The new pre-release software has a build number of 13D14 and can be applied over-the-air on iPhones, iPads and iPods running a prior beta via Software Update.
A standalone firmware download is available to members of the Apple Developer Program through the company's official portal for developers.
Right on the heels of yesterday's launch of the iOS 9.2.1 developer beta, Apple has released iOS 9.2.1 to those registered in its public beta testing program.
If you’re already a registered member of the public beta program, or if you’d like to join, just venture over to Apple’s beta website to get going.
Apple has seeded the first iOS 9.2.1 beta for iOS devices to developers. The beta ships with build number 13D11, and comes eight days after the public release of iOS 9.2 back on December 8th.
The download is now available for iPads, iPhones, and the iPod touch on Apple's Developer Member Center. No change details are currently available, but we will update you once details emerge.