With the iPhone 6S releasing on 25th September, many users are already consider to jailbreak their new Apple device; so, if this is you, here’s some information that may be of interest.
During Apple’s annual fall event it announced the release of the iPhone 6S, in addition to the new Apple TV 4 and the iPad Pro. But it was the iPhone 6S that was the main event for Apple and it will be the first product to be released.
The iPhone 6S comes with the same look and overall design as the iPhone 6, which was to be expected, because Apple’s ‘S’ design is what the company have been doing for many years, going right back to 2008 with the iPhone 3GS.
But, there are some really great features with the new iPhone 6S: it comes with a better camera, a faster processor, and a new 3D Touch display that’s quite similar to the Apple Watch’s Force Touch screen. It means users can hard-press on the screen and bring up a menu of options and actions, depending of course on the app. Alternatively, you just tap and select the app you want, and open it as usual.
It does appear that the camera will be the biggest feature of the iPhone 6S because it now sports a 12-megapixel sensor, plus it can record 4K video.
So, going back to jailbreaking. If you intend jailbreaking your new iPhone 6S here are some facts you should be aware of before you do anything too drastic.
iPhone 6s Jailbreak Status
It’s been a busy few months for jailbreakers and jailbreak developers, particularly in June with the release of the iOS 8.3 jailbreak followed by the iOS 8.4 jailbreak just a few weeks later. It just so happens that the iOS 8.4 jailbreak released only a few hours following the iOS 8.4 update release to the public, making it one of the fastest jailbreak releases we’ve seen in a long while.
But, the iOS 8.4.1 was finally released, thus patching up the iOS 8 jailbreak for good: as yet we haven’t seen the latest iOS version jailbroken but jailbreakers definitely have their sights set on the iOS 9.
iPhone 6S will be released with iOS 9; meaning that when you purchase your new device (even if it’s been pre-ordered) it will arrive with iOS 9 out of the box. iOS 9 is certainly great, but at this point in time it’s not jailbroken.
At the moment it’s only the iOS 8.4.0 and older versions that are jailbreakable, so you won’t be able to jailbreak your device if you’ve updated to iOS 8.4.1 or iOS 9. You would still be able to downgrade to iOS 8 if you updated to iOS 9, however you can only downgrade to iOS 8.4.1 because that’s the only iOS 8 version that’s been signed by Apple, but remember that soon enough the iOS 8.4.1 will go the same route.
What about a jailbreak for iOS 9? Well, we should see one hopefully within the next few months, but we haven’t heard much about it, other than a video showing an iOS 9 jailbreak from iH8snOw, a well-known jailbreaker, who most likely won’t be disclosing the exploits he used in his jailbreak.
This means that the two jailbreak teams responsible for the previous jailbreak releases, Pangu and TaiG, will have to figure out a way to crack into iOS 9.
So, the answer to the question about when we’ll see a jailbreak release for iOS 9, is that we really don’t know. Even the jailbreakers themselves probably can’t answer this question, because who really knows how long it will take to crack the iOS 9?
We also need to remember than any jailbreak for the iOS 9 must be released at the most appropriate time. By this we mean that it’s rumored that iOS 9.1 will be released when the iPad Pro is released, which will be in November. It’s very likely that jailbreak developers could be waiting until iOS 9.1 is released before releasing a jailbreak for the iOS 9. This would ensure that Apple can’t immediately patch up the jailbreak in its iOS 9.1 update, which is definitely NOT what we want.