How to jailbreak your iPad or iPhone iOS 9

Jailbreak fans rejoice – iOS 9 is officially jailbroken thanks to the PanGu team and you can use this step-by-step guide to apply the latest tool on your device. Why jailbreak your iPhone or iPad? This opens up your iOS device to all kinds of tweaks and customization as well as some very useful apps that are not available through the App Store.

Like I said in a previous guide, I probably wouldn’t own an iPhone if I couldn’t jailbreak it because I love the customization and the extra features it offers. However, there are a few things you should know if you are considering jailbreaking, so be sure to read my 4 things to know before jailbreaking your iOS device article before doing it because there are risks, especially if you are new to the scene.

Step 1. Download the tool

It’s never a good idea to jump right in when a jailbreak is released as they often have bugs, but the latest version of PanGu’s tool fixes many of the issues found in the initial release last week. You can download the tool, which at the time of writing was at version 1.0.1, from here.

Step 2. Back up your device

You need to apply the jailbreak to a fresh install of iOS 9.0.2 with your device set up as a new device, so you need to create a full backup in iTunes first. You also need to download iOS 9.0.2 using your PC via USB – do not use your device’s WiFi to upgrade as it may cause issues. Once you’ve backed up, click “Set up as a new iPhone” – if you’re using an iPhone of course.

Step 2. Prepare for the jailbreak

The tool requires you to turn off Find My iPhone, which you can find in Settings> iCloud. You will need to have the device connected to the Internet to do this. Also turn on airplane mode, which you can do in Control Center by flipping it from the bottom of the screen or in settings.

Step 3. Run the tool

Double click on the tool icon and you will be presented with the PanGu program, which will indicate if your device is ready.

Step 4. Follow the instructions

Run the tool and follow the instructions. Halfway through, your device will reset and you’ll need to unlock it and re-enable Airplane Mode, as well as click once on the PanGu icon on your device.

Step 5. Verify that Cydia is present

The final check to see if everything worked is to find the Cydia icon – if it’s there, it’s fine and you can proceed with the restore back to normal.

Step 6. Restore your device

You don’t have to do anything other than select the backup you made earlier – it might take a while, but in the end you should get all your data and apps back as well as Cydia.

That’s it. You will now have full access to Cydia and its settings. I can personally recommend CCSettings for iOS 8 – it works well with iOS 9 and gives you a set of drop-down toggles in the Control Center – great for adding more controls to your device and it also includes a kill switch to clear all of them. background applications. Barrel is also a fantastic fit for animations which has installed some great effects for page swipes and an old favorite is best FiveIconDock – unsurprisingly this adds a fifth icon to the dock, which I find very useful indeed.

I’ll be back with my favorite jailbreak settings soon, but feel free to comment or catch up on me Twitter or Facebook if you have any questions.

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