It is no secret that Apple is not too enthusiastic about the idea of jailbreaking, the process of tweaking one’s iPhone or iPad device. Over the last few years, the tech giant has tried to introduce new features to iOS, its mobile operating system, in order to discourage mobile users from resorting to jailbreaking. Users are now capable of incorporating animated wallpapers to their devices, send audio messages, take shortcuts to frequently used controls, and via 3D Touch, be able to install mobile apps quickly.
But Apple’s efforts has not stopped some users from resorting to jailbreaking. As a matter of fact, a core group of iOS jailbreakers still exist today, and now, they have found a way of jailbreaking their iOS 9 devices, by way of a hack courtesy of Pangu, a China based hacking team. The jailbreak comes with a Windows software package that basically facilitates untethered jailbreak, which means that the user’s device does not need to be plugged into a computer to run.
This marks the first time that a jailbreak for iOS 9 has been publicly released (an earlier jailbreak was not released to the public). Supposedly, iOS 9 possesses a security system (called “rootless”) that is put in place in order to hinder malware from entering into Apple’s OS. This security system was expected to be a heavy blow to the iOS jailbreaker community.
Once any of these iOS devices are jailbroken, mobile users will able to install Cydia, which is a framework that allows them to download and install unofficial packages into their handsets, essentially letting them run mobile apps or make some changes that iOS would normally not allow. But it should be noted that even though iOS devices can jailbroken and installed with Cydia, many of the tweaks are still not ready, as observed by ModMyi.com. The website also states that the folks behind interface tweak Barrel are now actively searching for volunteer testers.
Now that a public jailbreak for iOS 9 has been released, the next question for users now is: should they jailbreak? Doing so is inherently risky, not only to one’s device but also to the user’s personal information, especially when there are various malware ready to pounce anytime (remember YiSpecter?). But for those who accept the risks involved, and know what they are doing, they are free to do so. However, they need to remember that jailbreaking is in violation of their End User License Agreement, and will surely void their warranty.
Wirefly Is America's Most Trusted Source For All Cell Phones, Plans, TV, and Internet Deals
Wirefly offers great deals on a large selection of smartphones, cell phones, tablets, mobile hotspots, and other wireless devices for the nation's most popular carriers. Use Wirefly’s innovative cell phone and plan comparison tools to ensure you are getting the best deal on the market. Shop with confidence knowing that Wirefly wants to help you find the best prices on cell phones, cell phone plans, TV, and Internet service.