With iOS 9.1, Apple patched several vulnerabilities used by the team Pangu to jailbreak iOS 9 with its Pangu9 jailbreak tool. Since then, the jailbreak community is yet to see a jailbreak for newer iOS versions. However, now we have a new ray of hope for a potential iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak.
Luca Todesco, better known as @qwertyoruiop reveals that he has successfully jailbroken iOS 9.2.1 software version. He teased the iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak by sharing a screenshot of Cydia running on an iPhone 6 with iOS 9.2.1 software version.
The name Todesco might not be as popular as some other jailbreak developers, but he has recently been credited by Apple is iOS 9.2 for security related vulnerabilities. Here’s the part of security related fixes in iOS 9.2 where Apple credited him for the vulnerabilities:
Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
Impact: A malicious application may be able to execute arbitrary code with system privileges
Description: Multiple path validation issues existed in Mobile Replayer. These were addressed through improved environment sanitization.
CVE-2015-7069 : Luca Todesco (@qwertyoruiop)
CVE-2015-7070 : Luca Todesco (@qwertyoruiop)
Unfortunately, the developer does not plan on releasing this iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak to the public. So, jailbreakers should not expect iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak released from him. However, he has gone on to say that at least not “unless bugs are dead,” so there is a glimmer of hope.
Even though Todesco said that he won’t be releasing an iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak, both the team Pangu and TaiG team are currently working on an iOS 9.2 jailbreak. This screenshot of Cydia running on an iOS 9.2.1 device clearly shows that the latest versions of Apple’s mobile operating system are jailbreak-able and we hope to see a new jailbreak real soon.
iOS 9.2.1 is currently in beta phase and Apple has pushed second beta for it to the registered iOS developers earlier in the week. It is unclear when the final version of iOS 9.2.1 will be released to the general public.
We’ll update you as we learn more about the iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak. Stay Tuned!