An iOS 9.1 jailbreak does exist, but it isn’t available for public use. Earlier this year, Zerodium, a cybersecurity firm that acquires software exploits, had announced a $1 million bounty for anyone who can jailbreak iOS 9.1. The terms were, that the jailbreak had to be browser-based, which meant that it could be used on any iOS device.
Jailbreaking an iOS device gives you complete control over your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. You can install tweaks and themes to personalise your iOS device, you can get features that your device wasn’t supposed to have and a lot more.
Apple has patched the iOS 9 – 9.0.2 jailbreak by PanGu in the latest iOS 9.1. In the release notes for 9.1, Apple thanked the PanGu team for discovering the exploits.
According to Zerodium, a team has submitted a working, browser-based, untethered jailbreak that supports both iOS 9.1 and the 9.2 beta. The company now owns the exploit and the bounty of $1 million has been paid. Unfortunately, since the iOS 9.1 jailbreak exploit now belongs to the company, we probably will never see it being released. The exploit would be sold the highest bidder, most likely, Apple.
iOS 9.2 Jailbreak
Due to this development, the well known PanGu team are now focusing their energy on developing an iOS 9.2 jailbreak. Apple released the iOS 9.2 beta 4 about two weeks ago with several new updates, bug fixes and improvements. A public iOS 9.2 release isn’t too far away now, hence it would be more fruitful for the jailbreak team to release a iOS 9.2 jailbreak.
Another team, TaiG, who were behind the iOS 8 – 8.1.2 jailbreak, would also be working on developing a jailbreak for iOS 9.2. It has almost become a competition between the two teams to see who releases a working jailbreak first. We haven’t heard any official confirmation from either of the teams, but it is understood that they are working hard towards a working iOS 9.2 jailbreak.