Jailbreaking Apple devices, which is more popular than ever, is something that you absolutely should be doing if you want maximum control. The reality is that the current restrictions placed on this operating system drastically reduce their usability. But you can change that. Using the new Pangu 9, you can jailbreak any device using iOS 9.0.2. That means you can jailbreak the iPad, iPad Touch, and iPhone all in one.
This guide is going to show you how you can go about doing it with the latest release of Pangu.
What You Need to Get Started
Before the real part of this tutorial, begins you need to make sure that you have the right preparations in place. This will enable you to carry out all the steps in this tutorial, and provide you with some recourse if anything unexpected happens.
To begin with, you should backup all the data on your device using iTunes or the iCloud. If you make an error, you may lose all your data because you’ll have to commit to a factory reset. But with your data secured, you can simply reload it if this does happen.
On another note, you may have upgraded to an iOS 9 version via the Over-The-Air system. If you have done this, restore your device to a fresh version of iOS 9.0.2 otherwise the jailbreak won’t work.
Finally, install Pangu 9. This only works on Windows, but there are alternate methods for Mac and Linux users.
Step 1 – Prepare Your Device
Begin by turning off the Find My iPhone feature on the device you happen to be using. You can find this in the Settings section.
You should then turn off your passcode and the touch ID feature. Again, you can find this in settings. If you still have these security features enabled, your device will get stuck while you are going through the jailbreaking process.
Finally, disconnect your device from the network by enabling Airplane Mode. Anyone with an Apple device usually has this on permanently because otherwise the battery life drains at an alarming pace.
Step 2 – Kicking Up Pangu
There are many versions of Pangu on the market. Make sure that you have the ninth and latest version installed. Once it has been successfully installed, you can connect your device to the computer. Ensure that the jailbreaking center on Pangu 9 is still open. Click the Start button and you should be ready to go.
Step 3 – Making Jailbreaking Simple
At this stage, the jailbreaking process can actually begin. The next window you should see will tell you to back up your data. Since you have already done this, you can continue by clicking the Already Backup button.
On the Home screen, you will notice that two apps have appeared on your device. The first one is Pangu, which is necessary to actually carry out the process. But you will notice the second app named WWDC. Don’t worry about this. It’s designed to work with Pangu in order to allow the jailbreaking process to complete.
Your device will reboot itself and you will be asked to unlock the device and turn on Airplane mode again. After you do this, the tool will continue the jailbreaking process. This can take a few minutes to complete. It may look as if your device has frozen, but this is perfectly normal.
Once the first part of this process has been completed, you will be prompted to return to your Home screen and launch the Pangu app. Make sure it has access to the Photos app.
Again, this process will take a little while to complete. Then you will receive a message that tells you the jailbreak process has been complete. You can power down Pangu 9 on Windows and the device will restart again. Once it restarts, your device will have been successfully jailbroken.
Do bear in mind that your device may have unexpectedly wiped your data. This is exactly why it’s so important to back up your data from the start. You can easily restore your data back onto your jailbroken device. You should also bear in mind that the security features you switched off prior to beginning the jailbreaking process will still be switched off.
Failing to put them back on again could lead to disaster. Researchers recently discovered a rogue code used to swipe the Apple accounts from jailbroken iPhones, and 225,000 accounts were stolen.
Finally, bear in mind that jailbreaking is only tolerated by Apple. And that’s only because there’s nothing they can do about it. It will still void your warranty and it’s against their terms and conditions. Think carefully about jailbreaking your device, particularly if it’s new.