The iOS jailbreak community is going through a very exciting time right now, with all the hot discussion targeted towards the now-highly-anticipated iOS 9.2 jailbreak. And why not? After Apple patched Pangu’s iOS 9 jailbreak exploits in iOS 9.1, the next step for the team would obviously be to work on the Pangu 9.2 jailbreak tool.
While users are busy jailbreaking their iOS 9-iOS 9.0.2 devices with the Pangu 9 jailbreak tool, Apple has already pushed out the first developer beta of iOS 9.2 a couple of days ago. The company has also rolled out the first iOS 9.2 public beta a couple of hours ago. So with the iOS 9.2 jailbreak scenario picking up pace quickly now, let’s go through all the facts that we have at hand.
Is It Possible to Jailbreak iOS 9.2?
Before the iOS 9 jailbreak was released by Pangu, a major problem for the jailbreakers was to tackle the Kernel Patch Protections (KPP) in iOS 9, which basically is a very strong security layer added by Apple to ward off intruders (read jailbreakers). Thankfully, the talented Pangu team managed to get past this layer and brought out the Pangu 9 jailbreak.
Now that Pangu has already beaten KPP, it shouldn’t be a hurdle anymore for jailbreaking iOS 9.2. What really remains now for the jailbreak teams is to find new jailbreak exploits in iOS 9.2, as iOS 9.1 has patched the Pangu 9 exploits.
iOS 9.2 Jailbreak Release Date
It has been more than a few days since Apple rolled out iOS 9.1 update to the public. iOS 9.2 beta 1 has also been seeded to the Apple Developer Center, while the first public beta for iOS 9.2 has been released just a few hours ago. So now that iOS 9.2 is out, jailbreakers can start dissecting the firmware to find new exploits and vulnerabilities that will help them to produce the iOS 9.2 jailbreak.
An educated guess says that Apple will push out at least 4 iOS 9.2 betas before releasing the final version of the firmware for the users. In case this turns out to be true, then iOS 9.2 will be released in about a month from now, and the iOS 9.2 jailbreak will follow a week or two later. There’s obviously not going to be an iOS 9.1 jailbreak, as it would make no sense if someone released a jailbreak tool for iOS 9.1 and Apple patched it in iOS 9.2, thus causing wastage of efforts and exploits.
Who Will Release the iOS 9.2 Jailbreak?
There’s no doubt about the fact that Team Pangu is obviously working on jailbreaking iOS 9.2. It is the leading jailbreak team as of now, and going by the timely updates that it is rolling out for it’s iOS 9 jailbreak tool, we’re sure it will continue the same efforts for all the iOS 9 versions.
Meanwhile, other teams like TaiG, K33n (Keen), and PP might also join the race. The TaiG team had showed interest in jailbreaking iOS 9 and had been reportedly uncovering exploits in the firmware. The Keen team was the first to make an announcement about coming up with an iOS 9 jailbreak, and we hope they were talking about iOS 9.2. The PP team might just copy TaiG’s or Pangu’s efforts, just like it has done in the past.
So it’s just a matter of a few weeks till we get to hear something new and exciting about the iOS 9.2 jailbreak. Stay tuned!