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iOS 9.2.1 Jailbreak News: Jailbreak Unlikely as iOS 9.3 Looms Ahead

iOS 9.2.1 Jailbreak News: Jailbreak Unlikely as iOS 9.3 Looms Ahead

A woman touches an iPhone 6 Plus as it sits next to an iPhone 6 after they went on sale at the Apple store in Sydney September 19, 2014. | REUTERS / David Gray

Apple users have been waiting for quite a while for the iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak, but recent development hints that it may never come out.

For some time now, there have been no solid signs of the iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak. With the impending release of the iOS 9.3, the jailbreak for the former may not come out anymore, according to MobiPicker.

Apple is close to releasing iOS 9.3, so a jailbreak for iOS 9.2.1 may not make sense, unless TaiG and Pangu release a jailbreak for the upcoming patch instead. This may be the reason why jailbreak teams have been staying silent and have held off from releasing new tools recently, the report explains.

Meanwhile, one hacker had successfully come up with an iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak when the OS was in beta mode. Although he did not release his exploits, his breakthrough has proven that it is possible to jailbreak the version, Gotta be Mobile reports.

It is worth noting that Pangu had recommended Apple users to update their systems to iOS 9.2.1 to avail of the new security fixes. Their announcement may have been directed at users who have not yet jailbroken their iDevices. However, the publication also suspects that it might have been a hint that iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak may be coming soon.

Jailbreak development teams do not usually release their progress in this matter. This means fans will not be able to anticipate when TaiG, Pangu, and other similar groups will release a new jailbreak because there will be no heads-up.

New developers, however, are more open and quite readily share their progress with the public. One developer with the username enMTW reportedly announced that an iOS 9.2 jailbreak will come out in March. He also said there will be a Mac version of the jailbreak tool after the release.

There are some fake iOS 9.2.1 jailbreaks being circulated online, some of them only install adware on the device. As of now, the safest thing for Apple users to do is to wait for credible teams such as TaiG or Pangu to release the iOS 9.2.1, instead of pouncing at the nearest available tool.

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