Despite the fact that almost no one is still using an iOS 9 device anymore, jailbreak developers continue to maintain tools that can jailbreak these versions for the convenience of those users who haven’t bought a new device and that might be restricted to iOS 9 because of device support.
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.
Over the course of this past weekend weekend, we witnessed the release of another iOS 9 jailbreak called Blizzard, which supports legacy 32-bit devices running iOS 9.0-9.3.6.
There’s a new jailbreak tool in town, but before you jump to any conclusions and run to grab that dusty iOS or iPadOS 15 device you’ve been hanging onto, let’s just clear the air really quick – the tool in question is only intended for 32-bit iOS 9 devices.
While many are waiting for a jailbreak for the newest hardware and software combinations available today, we’ve witnessed an uptick in the number of legacy jailbreaks for older device and firmware combinations over the past several months.
Just last year, SakuRα Development released kok3shi, a semi-untethered jailbreak tool for 64-bit iOS 9.3.2-9.3.5 devices. Over time, this particular jailbreak has received a bevy of tiny updates, but one launched just today appears to be particularly substantial.
While the bulk of jailbreakers today, even prospective ones, are either using or waiting for modern jailbreak tools, it might be of interest to at least some in this community that there’s a new jailbreak in town called p0laris by @__spv for devices running iOS 9.
Just last week, SakuRα Development launched an all-new semi-untethered jailbreak tool dubbed kok3shi for 64-bit iOS 9.3-9.3.6 devices. It was a bit of a surprise given that most of today’s jailbreak-centric news revolves around iOS & iPadOS 13 or 14.
But as is the case with any initial jailbreak release, it would t be long before kok3shi received its first update. As such, SakuRα Development released a second public beta version of the kok3shi jailbreak, officially bringing it up to version 1.0 beta 2.
While much of today’s jailbreak-centric news revolves around iOS & iPadOS 13 and 14, every so often an older jailbreak tool gets an update that benefits end users on older firmware versions.
Today offers a rare example of the above sentiment after the Phoenix semi-untethered jailbreak tool for 32-bit devices running iOS 9.3.5-9.3.6 received an update to version 6 — the first in almost half a year.
Much of today’s jailbreak-centric news revolves around iOS & iPadOS 13 or 14, with one of the only lone exceptions being the iOS 12-based Chimera jailbreak, which recently received one of its final updates. Still, it’s not completely unheard of to see jailbreak developers work on or release projects related to legacy versions of iOS.
The latest example would be a new jailbreak tool dubbed kok3shi by SakuRα Development, which was only released just this evening. This jailbreak appears to be semi-untethered just like the tried-and-true Odyssey and unc0ver tools are, however unlike those tools, it supports only 64-bit devices running iOS 9.3.2-9.3.5.
This is an introductory article which explains what futurerestore is and how it works, as well as how to follow our futurerestore guides to upgrade/downgrade your device.
Before attempting any of the guides, everyone should read this article. It explains whether the guides apply to you, and if they do, which ones you should follow, as well as making sure that you fulfil the requirements for it to work. Not everyone can use futurerestore.
This is Part 1 of a two-part guide on how to use futurerestore.
Before attempting this guide, everyone should read the introductory article, Guide to futurerestore: Introduction. It will explain whether this guide applies to you, as well as making sure that you fulfil the requirements for it to work.
If you currently have a jailbreak and you want to move to a different firmware with futurerestore’s generator mode, you must follow this guide first before following Part 2.
If you currently have no jailbreak, and you want to move to a different firmware with futurerestore’s Apnonce collision mode, you can skip this guide and head straight to Part 2. This method does not apply to most users.