Those who wanted to jailbreak their iPhones or iPads running iOS 9.1 now have that option thanks to Pangu team that managed to exploit a kernel bug in the operating system as they mentioned in a Twitter post.
Pangu9 V1.3.0 used a kernel bug from Lokihardt to exploit iOS 9.1, and the bug is patched in iOS 9.2. Thanks Lokihardt for helping!
— PanguTeam (@PanguTeam) March 11, 2016
Devices supported by Pangu iOS 9.1 Jailbreak
This version of Pangu’s jailbreak tool (1.3.0 to be more specific) supports only 64 bit devices. As a result you can use it for the following iPhone and iPad models:
- iPhone: 5s, 6, 6 Plus, 6s and 6s Plus
- iPad: mini 2, mini 3, mini 4, Air, Air 2 and Pro
How to jailbreak iOS 9.1
The process is the same as with jailbreaking iOS 9. You can read our guide on how to jailbreak iOS 9 for detailed instructions. The latest versions of the Pangu tool for both Windows and Mac are available on their official website.
While we’re happy to see Pangu team is still at work and doesn’t miss any occasion to deliver jailbreaks swiftly, this particular version of their tool can only be used for devices that are currently running iOS 9.1, and there can’t be too many of them. Most users have already upgraded to iOS 9.2 or higher in for which Pangu’s tool doesn’t work since the exploit they used has already been patched and only exists in iOs 9.1