iOS 9.1 software update is now available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, which brings a host of new features, bug fixes, and performance improvements to Apple’s mobile operating system. Apple’s iOS 9 is also a bad news for the jailbreak users as it patches the exploits used by the Pangu jailbreak effectively rendering it useless. It means you cannot use Pangu9 to jailbreak iOS 9.1. If you have already updated to 9.1 and want to re-jailbreak, your only option is to downgrade back to iOS 9.0.2 and re-jailbreak using Pangu.
- You can downgrade back to iOS 9.0.2 as long as Apple is signing 9.0.2 firmware. Click here to check iOS 9.0.2 signing status (Green means Apple is signing the firmware).
- Backup your device either using iTunes or on iCloud before proceeding with the process.
- Proceed at your own risk because Apple dows not recommend downgrading your software version.
Downgrade iOS 9.1 to iOS 9.0.2
If Apple is still signing iOS 9.0.2, you can follow this method to downgrade your device from iOS 9.1 to iOS 9.0.2 software version:
- Download iOS 9.0.2 IPSW for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
- Put your device in DFU mode:
- Plug your device to your computer and turn it off.
- Hold down both the Power and Home button simultaneously for 10 seconds.
- After 10 seconds release the Power button only and continue holding the Home button until iTunes detects your device in recovery mode. The screen should stay black (no connect to iTunes graphic), that’s DFU mode.
- Click OK button on the popup message.
- Hold down the Shift (Windows) or Alt/Option (Mac) key on your keyboard and click the Restore (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch) button.
- Browse and select the download iOS 9.0.2 IPSW file from Step 1.
- Click on the Restore and Update button.
- Finally, click on the Next, follow by the Agree button to continue with the downgrade process.
iTunes should now begin restoring iOS 9.0.2 on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, which may take 10-15 minutes.
- Once completed successfully, your device will now be running iOS 9.0.2. Set up your device, but do not restore the backup yet.
- Jailbreak your device using these links:
- After jailbreaking, you can now restore your previous backup onto your device using iTunes to get your personal data back in your device.
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