CHINA- Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) A Chinese hacking team has managed to release an untethered iOS 9 jailbreak, despite the struggle due to iOS 9 security wall.
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Jailbreaking has been around since the first version of iOS on the original iPhone, 1.1.1. Eight years after, the jailbreak community is still growing while the jailbreak system becomes easier to install and use. In case you are not familiar, jailbreaking allows users to customize their iOS devices, as well as access some software files that are not visible without the utilization of special tools.
The Cupertino giant unveiled the ninth iteration of iOS during WWDC 2015 in June and something it has been bragging about since then is iOS 9 sophisticated security wall, which Apple itself characterized as impenetrable.
Indeed jailbreaking the latest iOS was quite the struggle for the Jailbreak community, though a Chinese team of hackers, called Pangru, has successfully developed an untethered iOS 9 jailbreak- untethered is a jailbreak that does not require a computer to consult during the boot on/off process of the device. According to Pangru themselves, the jailbreak works for any iPhone, iPad and iPod touch running on iOS 9.0 through 9.0.2.
More precisely, the range of device that this new jailbreak covers is rather remarkable, considering the conditions it was developed under. It covers Phone 4s, 5/5c/5s, 6/6 Plus, and 6s/6s Plus as well as the iPad 2, 3 and 4, iPad Air/Air 2, iPad mini, iPad mini 2/3/4, and the 5th and 6th generations of the iPod touch.
Furthermore, we should note that renowned moders, such as the folks over at ModMyi.com, advise users not to install the particular jailbreak just yet, since the majority of the packages have not been updated to be compatible with this new piece of software. In addition, experts in the field suggest that the liability of the particular jailbreak has yet to be confirmed, hence users’ device might as well be at risk without them knowing.
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