Pangu brings out a tool that will make Apple jailbreak fans very happy, as they can now toy with their devices that run on iOS versions from 9.2 to 9.3.3.

This implies that a myriad of devices, such as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the Phone 6s and 6s Plus, iPhone 5s and SE, alongside the iPad Air 1 and 2 and iPad mini 2, 3 and 4 can, at least, be subject to jailbreak. The sixth generation iPod touch gadget is also among the lucky jailbreak friendly devices. However, keep in mind that the following Apple gadgets do not feature jailbreak support: the iPhone 4s, the iPhone 5 and 5c, the iPad Pro 9.7 and iPod touch 6.

It is worth mentioning that iOS 10 beta versions will not play nice with the tool, either.

Why would anyone want a jailbroken device, you ask?

Jailbreaking makes it possible for iOS device owners to tailor their device in ways that the unaltered version does not allow. This could mean packing additional options to the control center, adding tweaks such as shortcuts and animations or even enjoying a few of the numerous apps and tweaks belonging to the Cydia jailbreak store.

For enthusiastic Pokémon GO fans, you should know that Cydia has an app that is able to fake your location in the monster hunting app. Just saying.

Why not to jailbreak?

Like in all things, there is a downside to jailbreaking.

The standard custom for jailbreaks tools is that they deliver "untethered" versions of your device. Specifically, they ensure that once you install the jailbreak tool, switching off or restarting the gadget keeps the jailbreak in effect. Nobody wants to re-do the jailbreak process every time the mobile device's battery goes empty.

The not-so-good news is that the most recent jailbreak tool for iOS is semi-untethered, meaning that as a user restarts or switches off a gadget they have to re-jailbreak when it gets power on again.

On the flip side, the process is made easy by simply running the jailbreak app on the device. Albeit not the ideal scenario, the fact that you can avoid the need for a PC connection to jailbreak makes things a bit easier.

Keep in mind that the latest jailbreak tool for iOS natively runs on Windows and is currently available in Chinese only.

To jailbreak or not to jailbreak?

Users have always questioned whether it is worth it to go through the process of jailbreaking, and there is no definitive answer. In the end, it all hangs on how you use the iOS.

What we can say is that Pangu does have a track record of rolling out jailbreaks that could have used more testing before release. As with any early release, some early adopters will be faced with technical issues. The best advice to those who are bent on jailbreaking is to wait a bit before Pangu detects the problems from the early release and updates its tool to manage the inherent bugs.

If you are fearless and ready to unlock new potential in your iOS device, go ahead and download the Pangu partial jailbreak tool. You might want to read the thorough installation guide from Forbes, as well.

ⓒ 2021 All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.