Today something unusual happened in the realm of Jailbreaking, Pangu released an updated version of their Pangu9 Jailbreak utility; but it’s not what it appears! The new Pangu9 v1.3.0 utility only supports iOS 9.1 (a firmware that was succeeded by both iOS 9.2 and iOS 9.2.1 months ago) and 64-bit devices, which we’ll loop back to shortly. This is both a huge and a rather strange deal, considering only a select few on a now outdated firmware will be able to take advantages of the new Pangu Jailbreak iOS 9.1 utility, but let’s get started. Continue reading to Jailbreak iOS 9.1 Untethered via Pangu9 V1.3 in today’s new Jailbreak tutorial!
As a reminder, this tutorial will aid you in the complete process of accomplishing an Untethered iOS 9.1 Jailbreak using the new Pangu V1.3.0 utility for 64-bit devices currently running the firmware, including the iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, iPad Air 2, iPad Air (original), iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, the iPad Pro, and last but not least, the 6th gen iPod touch.
Things To Note
1. This only supports iOS 9.1 because… While iOS 9.1 did close the original Pangu9 Jailbreak for iOS 9.0.2 and lower, it actually didn’t close nearly as many exploits used by the tool as iOS 9.2.x. The most important security flaw addressed in iOS 9.1 was the primary kernel exploit Pangu used, which was closed before they even released their Jailbreak when iOS 9.1 was still in beta stages. On Pangu’s twitter they give credit to “Lokihardt” for passing them a new iOS 9.1-only kernel bug that was closed in iOS 9.2.
In other words: It required little work (relatively speaking) to upgrade Pangu to support iOS 9.1 with an exploit that could only be used exclusively for that firmware. It’s an odd move for sure, but it’s better than no move at all.
2. There’s no going back! For those of you already running a firmware higher than iOS 9.1, you cannot go back to iOS 9.1, sorry but Apple closed the signing window months ago before iOS 9.2.1 was even released. See point number three!
3. This isn’t the end… Neither Pangu nor TaiG will stop here and today’s strange Jailbreak update is by no means the end of Jailbreaking. New utilities supporting the latest firmwares are expected after iOS 9.3 drops, which could be as early as March 21st after Apple’s scheduled media event.
For those of you on iOS 9.2, 9.2.1 or even iOS 9.3 (beta), stay strong, you’ll hopefully be able to Jailbreak shortly.
4. Windows only… In addition to exclusively supporting iOS 9.1 on 64-bit devices, Pangu version 1.3.0 is only available for Windows users. If you own a Mac, your best bet is to either get Windows setup in a virtual machine (you can use the trail of Parallels or VMWare), borrow a friend’s Windows-based PC or get Windows running in Bootcamp on your Mac, which is native and built into all Macs that don’t have a Fusion drive.
As a final prelude, it’s highly recommended that you watch my above video tutorial in its entirety to ensure the success of your iOS 9.1 Untethered Jailbreak with Pangu.
How to Jailbreak iOS 9.1 Untethered
Step 1. Verify that you have indeed downloaded all of the necessary components for this tutorial from the download section found below.
Urgent Note: Make sure that iTunes is up-to-date and you have newest version of 12.3 installed on your computer, otherwise you may experience issues during the Jailbreak.
Step 2. Disable Passcode, Auto Lock and Find my iDevice through the Settings app, plug your device in via USB and open iTunes to verify that the computer you intended to process the jailbreak with recognizes your device successfully.
Step 3. Enter Airplane mode, exit iTunes, run Pangu9 1.3 and click “Start”, followed by “Already Backup” to continue.
Step 4. When prompted, enter Airplane mode for a second time. The Pangu Jailbreak tool will alert you to both open the Pangu app and allow it access to Photos – this is a workaround to inject some of the code necessary to proceed with the Jailbreak and has been proven to be completely fine.
Urgent Note 2: For those of you who encounter issues or complications, watch the above video as it contains detailed troubleshooting steps.
Congratulations, after having followed four simple steps, you’ve successfully Jailbroken your iPhone, iPad or iPod running iOS 9.1, the firmware that originally patched Pangu9!
Pangu 9.1 Jailbreak Download
- Download Pangu v1.3.0 iOS 9.1 for Windows.
- Download iTunes 12.3.x (for 32-bit and 64-bit).
- Check back for updated downloads regularly.
Thank you for following my new Jailbreak iOS 9.1 Untethered tutorial. Stay tuned for complete coverage on not only this latest jailbreak, but also iOS 9.2.1, iOS 9.3 and new Jailbreak utilities from both Pangu and TaiG – be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and add us on Google+ to be notified when we publish future articles and tutorials.