Jailbreaking is a process that gradually changes with each iOS update. Rather than always releasing new guides, we’ll just keep this one up to date. If you want to jailbreak your iOS device, you’ve come to the right page.
Current iOS version: iOS 9
iOS 9 is jailbroken, with a tool available for Windows and OS X. The jailbreak is compatible with all devices that can run iOS 9 through 9.0.2, including iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. It is not compatible with iOS 9.1 at the moment.
Not sure if you should jailbreak?
We love to jailbreak our iDevices, but it’s not for everyone. If you are not sure you should read our two reasons why jailbreak is great and reasons not to jailbreak-Where check other people’s reasons for both.
How to jailbreak
Just follow these steps to jailbreak your iDevice, or watch the video above for a demonstration.
- Back up your iOS device. Head to Settings> iCloud> Backup and select “Back up now”
- Disable the password on your device. Head to Settings> Touch ID & Passcode and disable the password if you are using one
- Activate airplane mode: Swipe up on your screen to open Control Center and tap on the airplane icon
- Download Pangu here. This is your jailbreak tool. You’ll also need iTunes, so if you don’t have it, install it now.
- Open the Pangu Tool once downloaded.
- Plug in your iOS device.
- When your device is recognized by Pangu, select the “Start” option.
- Click on “Already Save”.
- After a while your phone will restart and Pangu will ask you to put your phone back in Airplane mode. Do so and the software will continue.
- A little later, Pangu will ask you to open the Pangu app on your iPhone’s home screen. Tap the app, and when prompted, give it access to your photos.
- Your iPhone will restart once more. Once you’ve restarted, turn off Airplane Mode, open Cydia, and you’re good to go.
Not sure what to install first? Check out our jailbreak tags page and our quarterly jailbreak roundups for some ideas.
Jailbreak options for older iOS devices
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