Apple Stops Signing iOS 9.0.2, Downgrading From iOS 9.1 No Longer Possible

As of today, Apple has stopped signing iOS 9.0.2 for compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models, meaning users can no longer upgrade or downgrade to that version of iOS using iTunes. Apple is now signing iOS 9.1 and later only.

With Apple no longer signing iOS 9.0.2, those who wish to downgrade to jailbreak their devices are not able to do so. iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users with jailbroken devices will need to refrain from updating beyond iOS 9.0.2 as the iOS 9.1 update fixes the exploits used for the jailbreak.

The untethered iOS 9 jailbreak was released for iOS devices just two weeks ago on October 14 by Pangu. It works for iOS 9, iOS 9.0.1, and iOS 9.0.2.

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You can now download iOS 9 jailbreak for OS X

One day after the Library of Congress amended the law to make jailbreaking completely legal in the United States, Chinese jailbreak team Pangu has released a Mac OS X version of its iOS 9 jailbreak. The free jailbreak installer was previously available only for Windows users. It’s compatible with iOS 9.0, 9.0.1 and 9.0.2, although it won’t work […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

That time already? Pangu drops iOS 9 jailbreak

iOS 9 has only been out a few weeks, and already the Chinese Pangu jailbreak team has released the world’s first untethered jailbreak covering iOS 9 through iOS 9.0.2 for all compatible Apple devices. The jailbreak is available for free, although currently OS X users will have to wait since there’s only a Windows installer available. […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

iOS 8.1.3 Fixes Exploits Used by TaiG Jailbreak [iOS Blog]

It appears that today’s iOS 8.1.3 update fixes many of the exploits that were used for the iOS 8 TaiG jailbreak, which worked up until iOS 8.1.2. The earlier Pangu jailbreak was disabled with the iOS 8.1.1 update that was released on November 17.

TaiG has not yet confirmed whether iOS 8.1.3 breaks its jailbreak tool, but reports on the MacRumors forums and on Twitter suggest that is indeed the case. Apple’s support document detailing the security fixes in iOS 8.1.3 credits the TaiG jailbreak team for four vulnerability fixes.

At the current time, Apple is still signing iOS 8.1.2 so it’s possible to downgrade from iOS 8.1.3 back to iOS 8.1.2 or upgrade to iOS 8.1.2 from an earlier version of iOS, but that could end at any time.

Released this morning, iOS 8.1.3 includes a range of bug fixes including a repair for a lingering Wi-Fi issue, and it also reduces the amount of storage space required to perform an iOS update.

iOS 8.1.1 may arrive as early as today

Thanks to Pangu, we have all been able to jailbreak our iPhone 6’s far earlier than most of us thought possible. Unfortunately, though, Apple has been moving to close the loophole that makes the iOS 8 jailbreak possible with the…Read more ›

Pangu iOS 8 jailbreak now available for Mac

The iOS 8 Pangu jailbreak tool was made available on the Mac today after being on Windows only for the past few weeks. Once downloaded, Pangu can jailbreak any iOS device running iOS 8 through 8.1 via USB. The process…Read more ›

iOS 8 jailbreak finally ‘stable enough’ to use

iOS 8 has been technically jailbroken since October 22, but it’s taken weeks to get it polished enough for Cydia, the jailbreak alternative to the App Store. Now that things are “stable enough,” Cydia creator Jay Freeman has flipped the…Read more ›

New iOS 8 Cydia jailbreak likely to launch tomorrow

PanguTeam’s iOS 8 jailbreak happened much quicker than many people expected, but for most users it wasn’t worth installing since its lack of Cydia meant that most users wouldn’t have the ability to find and install software packages. That looks set…Read more ›

‘Pangu’ Jailbreak for iOS 7.1.x Updated with Support for OS X and English [iOS Blog]

The Pangu development team today updated its jailbreak for iOS 7.1.x bringing support for the English language and OS X systems, as well as a fix for a bug that caused boot loops on iOS devices.

The jailbreak was originally released last week and marked the first time that users were able to deploy an untethered jailbreak on any device running iOS 7.1.1 and below. However, the release was only available for Windows systems and installed „25PP“, which is a third party app store for Chinese users. Pangu’s newest release now disables installation of 25PP for English users by default.

Pangu’s jailbreak tool follows an updated version of the popular Evasi0n jailbreak that was released last year for iOS 7.0 to iOS 7.0.4. However, Evasi0n was also the subject of controversy after Cydia administrator Jay Freeman revealed that evasi0n did not include an official version of Cydia and installed a third party app store called Taig for Chinese users. In response to Freeman’s statement, the evad3rs development team announced the removal of the Taig app store from the jailbreak and apologized for the issues caused by its inclusion.

The updated Pangu jailbreak for iOS 7.1.x can be downloaded directly from the project’s official website.