iOS 9.1 has just been released! However, if your intention is to jailbreak iOS 9.1 on your iPhone then don’t rush into anything just yet, because this latest version it’s not jailbreakable.
We now know that Apple patched up the iOS 9 jailbreak exploits in iOS 9.1: this means that, at this point you can’t jailbreak iOS 9.1. What it does mean, though, is that if you haven’t already done so you should update to iOS 9.0.2, and that way you’ll still be able to jailbreak.
We know that right now Pangu is probably looking for exploits to dig into in iOS 9.1, so it’s quite possible that in the near future they could release a jailbreak for iOS 9.1. However, at this point in time iOS 9.1 cannot be jailbroken.
Of course, none of this is surprising to us because Apple is very effective at patching up these types of exploits, so when a jailbreak is released it’s generally a safe bet that the next iOS update will successfully patch up the jailbreak exploits that were used.
Don’t forget, though, that you can still update to iOS 9.0.2, regardless of the fact that iOS 9.1 is already out. Apple still retains the old versions of iOS signed for a couple of weeks following the release of a new update.
When you do this, the process is different to just updating to a new iOS version, meaning that you’ll have to completely factory-wipe your device, then restore a backup to retrieve all your apps and settings.
It was just a few days prior to the release of the iPhone 6s that iOS 9 was initially released. With the iOS 9 jailbreak being released last week, it’s one of the quickest jailbreak releases we’ve experienced for a whole new version of iOS in a long time.
At this point the iOS 9 jailbreak is not 100%, particularly when it comes to jailbreak tweaks. There are still a few that don’t work with the iOS 9 jailbreak. However, we believe the developers will get around to updating these tweaks within the next few weeks.
If you’ve never jailbroken a device before and are inexperienced with iOS, then jailbreaking may not be for you, because things can (and do) go wrong when people are jailbreaking and installing tweaks.
But, there are many benefits to jailbreaking. There are many iOS Cydia tweaks available for users to download, thus improving the iOS experience by getting rid of annoying features and adding new beneficial ones. One huge benefit is that there are tweaks that deliver iOS 9 – exclusive features to older iPhone’s in addition to iPhone 6s – only features that can be installed by users on their older device, which is pretty amazing.
It still looks as though we’ll have to survive without an iOS 9.1 jailbreak for the short-term, certainly until Pangu comes up with a new exploit: they’re most likely looking into this right now in the fifth beta, which is probably the last one we’ll see for iOS 9.1.
We heard rumors yesterday pointing to an iOS 9.1 release, but unfortunately they turned out to be just that – rumors. But we are seeing the arrival of the update today, in time for the release of the iPad Pro; which is said to launch with iOS 9.1 out-of-the-box. Now that iOS 9.1 is officially out, this makes sense.
We always expected iOS 9.1 would arrive before the iPad Pro, because Apple usually allows a few days between releasing an update and the hardware that the update is shipping on. It’s expected that the iPad Pro will release later this month, and become available in-store early next month.
Update – Or Not and Lose Jailbreak?
So, the real question is whether you should update your jailbroken iPhone to iOS 9.1, thus losing your jailbreak, or not?.
In our opinion, the new features in iOS 9.1 are not worth losing your jailbreak over. And remember that you can probably get most of the new features through jailbreak tweaks. There are, though, some tweaks that offer exclusive features to older iPhone’s, like 3D Touch and Live Photos.
In addition, there are some tweaks for the iPad; offering Split View multitasking to older iPad’s, because this feature is officially only available on the iPad Pro and iPad Air 2.
Fingers crossed that an iOS 9.1 jailbreak arrives very soon, because we know there must be many users anxiously waiting to jailbreak their new iPad Pro tablets.