We know that the iOS 9.0.2 jailbreak has been out for a few weeks now, but the good news is that Pangu Team has just released an iOS 9 jailbreak tool for Mac: this means that OS X users can jailbreak their iPhone’s without having to use a Windows PC.
This iOS 9.0.2 jailbreak comes almost a month after iOS 9 was initially released, thus it’s become one of the quickest jailbreak releases we’ve ever seen for a major version of iOS.
iOS 9 has basically the same overall look and design as iOS 8, with just some minor changes that you may or may not even notice: however, the new version of iOS arrives with some great new features – including transit directions in Apple Maps, Spotlight Search improvements, and Split View multitasking on the iPad.
One of the biggest downsides to the just-released jailbreak for iOS 9.0.2 has been the fact that there’s been no Mac version of the free jailbreak tool. Until today, iPhone users could only jailbreak on a Windows PC, because the only tool available was a Windows version.
Today that’s no longer the case, and Mac users can now actually jailbreak their iPhone’s on their OS X machines.
So, if you’re ready, you can get started right now and grab the jailbreak on your Mac; but remember that you must back up your iPhone first. This should be a simple and quick process. And the best bit is that, once you’re done, you’ll have the freedom to tweak your smart- phone way beyond what’s officially allowed by Apple.
When it comes to jailbreaking your device you won’t see many differences between the Mac and Window versions, except that the installation process of the jailbreak tool for Mac uses a .DMG file, whereas Windows uses a .EXE. Remembering, of course, that the tool doesn’t actually install onto your computer anyway.
We are always intrigued by the fact that new jailbreak releases are usually designed for Windows only. Maybe it easier to develop the jailbreak tool on Windows, although we don’t understand why a jailbreak tool designed for an Apple product wouldn’t work on Mac straight away. Anyway, that’s not usually the case.
At this point in time, unfortunately, the latest version of iOS 9.1 is not jailbreakable. We’ve just seen the recent release of iOS 9.1, but this update patched the iOS 9.02 jailbreak; meaning that we must wait for a new jailbreak before jailbreakers are able to update to iOS 9.1. At the moment we have no idea when that might be, but (like you) we’re hoping we won’t have to wait too long before the release of a jailbreak for iOS 9.1.