Thinking of updating to the latest iOS 9.1 with your jailbroken iPhone or iPad? Well, think again, as Apple is killing off the Pangu team's jailbreak in the new update, fixing up 49 security vulnerabilities.
Before starting things off, here's a nice step-by-step guide for those who haven't updated yet and are looking to jailbreak their Apple devices.
Moving forward, jailbreak is to Apple as root is to Android, allowing users to get a lot more out of their devices. It's not illegal, though, but it will void the warranty and expose the device to some security risks.
A few days ago, the China-based hacking team Pangu released an untethered jailbreak compatible across almost all Apple devices — from the iPhone to the iPod touch — running iOS 9 up to 9.0.2, but the Cupertino company was quick to roll out a patch to put a stop to it.
Apple published a security report on its website, crediting the Pangu team for discovering two vulnerabilities. According to the post, Apple described the issues as "able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges" and "able to elevate privileges."
When users upgrade to iOS 9.1, the jailbreak will be removed, and there's no going back, as there are currently no options to downgrade. To iOS 9 up to 9.0.2 users, steer clear of the new update to stay jailbroken. However, take note that this doesn't mean that the iOS 9.1 won't be jailbroken in the future, as it's always possible that the Pangu team will come up with an updated jailbreak for it.
But let's not forget what else the iOS 9.1 update is bringing to the table. Apple said that it fixed the issue where phone and message notifications pop up on the lock screen despite setting the feature off. Also, the tech firm said that it resolved a problem in the kernel that may cause a denial-of-service issue.
The iOS 9.1 also improved Live Photos and now supports Apple News for the UK markets, bringing along 150 new emoji. But we won't be tempted to install the iOS 9.1 update no matter how many emoji Apple shoves in our face, right?
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