Today, on the heels of last week’s iOS 9.1 public release, Apple seeded the first beta iteration of iOS 9.2 to registered developers. It seems the company isn’t content with simply patching the iOS 9 Pangu Jailbreak and offering 150+ new emojis with iOS 9.1 – in a constant effort for evolution and bug fixes, developers are now able to update their device to iOS 9.2 beta 1. What does the firmware do for Jailbreaking though? Continue reading for additional details on iOS 9.2.
iOS 9.2 Features and Changes
Staring with iOS 9.2 as a firmware update, the latest beta release is currently available exclusively through Apple’s developer portal. The below changes are taken directly from the Safari segment of iOS 9.2’s changelog.
- SFSafariViewController now supports 3rd party Action Extensions. Any Action Extension that works in Safari will also work in SFSafariViewController.
- Long tapping the Reload button in Safari View Controller now gives options to Reload Without Content Blockers and Request Desktop Site, like in Safari.
- iOS 9.2 Beta 1 resolves an issue where WebApps saved to the home screen would not respect the apple-mobile-web-app-status-bar-style meta tag.
In other words, iOS 9.2 simply adds new features to third-party apps that utilize web views and corrects complications with WebApps saved to the homescreen.
However, in spite of iOS 9.2’s current scoff-able changelog, Apple is bound to pack additional features and changes into the firmware prior to its inevitable public availability.
iOS 9.2 And Jailbreaking
As for Jailbreaking, aside from the two significant Pangu Jailbreak vulnerabilities closed in iOS 9.1 persisting in 9.2 beta, it’s very likely that the company will close further vulnerabilities in 9.2 exploited by Pangu by the time the firmware hits iTunes and arrives to millions as an OTA update.
Currently, our best bet for a new Jailbreak (iOS 9.2 or otherwise) remains either Pangu, who may very well have further exploits, or TaiG. The latter of the two is the most likely group to issue a new Jailbreak, considering they’ve had ample opportunity to develop new tools as a result of Pangu freeing them up to do so by releasing the first iOS 9 Jailbreak.
As always, additional information will certainly preset itself as we move forward into iOS 9.1 and 9.2’s beta lifecycle. Thank you for reading our latest article pertaining to iOS 9.2 beta. Stay tuned for future coverage on all iOS 9.2 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 said coverage.