The battle between Apple and jailbreak teams continues, and much fiercely after the Cupertino company patched the Pangu iOS 9 jailbreak with the release of iOS 9.1. No activity regarding the next jailbreak has happened after that, and jailbreak users have been waiting impatiently for Pangu or TaiG teams to announce an iOS 9.2 jailbreak. However, it looks like we will directly get an iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak, thanks to the Italian hacker Luca Todesco. Update: iOS 9.3 Jailbreak has been achieved by jailbreaker Luca Todesco . Read the linked article for more information .
Image : iOS 9.2.1 Jailbreak Installer from Taig in the Making
More popularly known as @qwertyoruiop, Todesco has posted a screenshot of his iPhone 6 on his Twitter handle, showing that the device is running Cydia on a jailbroken version of iOS 9.2.1 beta . While, the new iOS version was still in its beta mode, the hacker claimed that he has found the jailbreak. Right now iOS 9.2.1 has come out of its beta testing stage and is now available for download to all. You can get iOS 9.2.1 Download here [ext link].
Quick Download Taig iOS 9.2.1 Jailbreak App icon :
This method will come in handy for those who are waiting for an iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak installer to be released from Taig Jailbreak team. It quickly downloads the Taig app icon on your device without requiring any PC and keeps gives you the latest Taig Jailbreak updates directly on your iPhone | iPad.
- On your iPhone running iOS 9.2.1 , launch Safari and open your favorite search engine
- Now type in this search term “iOS 9.2.1 Jailbreak” without the quotes as shown in the image below.
- Now search and find the site with the url taigjailbreak.org. This page is specially designed to open on your iPhone and iPad , for Taig app icon download.
- Now after the page is fully loaded , tap at the UP arrow as you see in the picture below and then tap on Add to HomeScreen
- Name the app as Taig and tap on Add
Now you will have Taig app icon on iOS 9.2.1 home screen . Tap on it to launch and get the latest Taig 9.2.1 Jailbreak updates directly on your device .Video : Quick Download Taig 9.2.1 Jailbreak App Icon on iPhone
Taig iOS 9.2.1 Jailbreak Release :
But wait! Before you go ahead and dream about jailbreaking iOS 9.2 or iOS 9.2.1 using this jailbreak, we must tell you that this jailbreak from Luca might not see the light of the day. The hacker himself said,”no releases“, thus indicating that the does not plan to release the jailbreak. But at least it has been cleared that iOS 9.2.1 is jailbreakable, so we can expect Pangu or the TaiG team to work it out.
Though iOS jailbreak fans would be disappointed and frustrated at this moment at Luca for not releasing the iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak, not all hope is lost. Luca did not mention that the iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak will not be released after the version’s public release. So it is highly possible that after Apple seeds iOS 9.2.1 for the public, Todesco might also give a public release to this new jailbreak. Another possibility to consider is that Luca’s iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak is not yet ready, and he will release it only after it’s completely well-rounded off.
Let’s discuss another possibility. Hackers and jailbreak developers like Luca take pure interest in finding security exploits in iOS versions that may lead to a jailbreak, but they personally don’t have any intention of producing a jailbreak tool out of it. Such hackers then pass on or sell the exploits to the jailbreak teams who can convert those vulnerabilities into proper jailbreak form that is consumable by the public.
Image : Cydia iOS 9.2.1
In case you still don’t trust the screenshot above posted by Luca, you should know that the hacker is very experienced in the field. He was a significant part of the Pangu iOS 9 jailbreak [ext link], and he was also credited by Apple for uncovering an important exploit in iOS 9.2. Also, Todesco had worked on jailbreaking iOS 8.4.1, but it was never made available into a jailbreak tool, though Luca had released its source code on GitHub for other jailbreakers to work it out. The hacker also posted the screenshot of iOS 9.2.1 kernel dumps to prove that his iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak is real.
Image : iOS 9.2.1 kernel dumps
TaiG Team is Confident About iOS 9.2.1 Jailbreak :
TaiG is one of the most respectable jailbreak teams in the iOS scenario. The team rose to popularity when it gave us the iOS 8.3 and iOS 8.4 jailbreaks. Though the team hasn’t been very active nowadays, we have reasons to believe that TaiG might be working on the iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak. A few months back when the iOS 9 jailbreak wasn’t released, TaiG CEO Xei Lei was reportedly confident about the TaiG team’s capability to create an iOS 9 – iOS 9.2 jailbreak. Apple had also credited TaiG along with Pangu for uncovering a couple of important iOS 9 exploits. This alone tells us that the team isn’t sitting idle and that a new iOS 9.2.1 TaiG jailbreak is expected soon.
An iOS 9.2.1 Jailbreak by iH8sn0w?
Before the Pangu jailbreak, the first person to showcase an iOS 9 jailbreak is the popular hacker iH8snow. He demonstrated an iOS 9 jailbreak on an iPhone 5 with verbose boot, custom boot logos, etc. However, the hacker did not release that jailbreak. But considering the fact that he jailbroke a beta version of iOS 9, it is highly possible that he might be working on jailbreaking iOS 9.2.1 as the full version is already out.
TaiG Jailbreak for iOS 9.2.1 or 9.2 ?
Image : Taig 9.2 Jailbreak under progress
Apple has been continuously developing iOS 9, which is why it wasted no time in pushing out the first iOS 9.3 beta to developers as well as public testers. iOS 9.2.1 will be a better firmware for jailbreaking, as it would bring more performance upgrades and bug fixes than iOS 9.2. So it is possible that we will see a TaiG jailbreak directly for iOS 9.2.1.