Today, three weeks ensuing the release of both iOS 9.0.2 and the firmware’s corresponding Pangu Jailbreak, Apple issued the first major installment (excluding the minor 9.0.1 and 9.0.2 updates) to iOS 9, being 9.1. Unlike its two predecessors, both of which simply corrected minor bugs in iOS 9, the new iOS 9 firmware comes cram-packed with over 150 new emojis and a number of other new and interesting changes. However, while new features and emojis are great, not every one will be able to appreciate them, specifically Jailbreakers, all of whom should avoid updating their Jailbroken devices to iOS 9.1!
iOS 9.1 Features and Changes
To begin, let’s discuss iOS 9.1’s all-new changes, which are taken directly from iOS’ built-in OTA update changelog (available in Settings > General > Software Update).
- Live Photos now intelligently senses when you raise or lower your iPhone, so that Live Photos will automatically not record these movements
- Over 150 new emoji characters with full support for Unicode 7.0 and 8.0 emojis
Additionally, the “Learn More” button at the bottom of the aforementioned OTA update screen reveals the following additional iOS 9.1 revisions:
Aside from iOS 9.1’s rather impressive list of changes, let’s talk Jailbreaking! For the of you who are currently Jailbroken on iOS 9.0 through 9.0.2, avoid iOS 9.1 at all costs. Unfortunately, Apple confirmed that the company closed two key vulnerabilities Pangu exploited to achieve an Untethered Jailbreak on said firmware.
iOS 9.1 Jailbreak Intel, Should You Upgrade?
While it’s possible that Pangu may have additional exploits the group can utilize to update their tool, and in turn Jailbreak 9.1, what’s more likely is that TaiG may eventually come to our rescue and release a new iOS 9.1.x Jailbreak tool.
After all, since Pangu released the first iOS 9 Jailbreak, TaiG has had adequate time to properly test and adjust what they’ve been working on since their last Jailbreak for iOS 8.3 and 8.4.
As always, thank you for reading our latest article pertaining to iOS 9.1. Stay tuned for future coverage on all iOS 9.1 updates and Jailbreak developments as they unfold, we’ll keep you completely notified – be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and add us on Google+ to be notified when we publish future articles.