This week, Pangu released a new jailbreak for the latest release of iOS 9, which is expected to be the final software update before iOS 10 hits in September. The jailbreak, which is currently Chinese-language-only, can be performed either through a Windows computer or right from your iOS device. As always, there are risks involved when tweaking your phone’s software, so proceed at your own peril.
Worth noting is that the latest jailbreak is semi-untethered, which means if your phone restarts you’ll need to run an app to run Cydia again. Not a huge inconvenience but certainly something to be aware of.
According to 9to5Mac, which has a complete tutorial on how to install the jailbreak using a Windows PC, the jailbreak is in its current iteration is pretty rough around the edges, so if you’re thinking about doing this, you might have to contend with some bugs. Otherwise, you can just visit a site, such as jailbreakme9.com to get up and running; that brings back some serious jailbreakme.com nostalgia.
With the right preparation, the jailbreak shouldn’t be a particularly lengthy process. Again, 9to5Mac has the full instructions on how to jailbreak iOS 9.2-9.3.3 (64-bit devices only; 9.7-inch iPad Pro and iPod touch 6th generation don’t work) with Pangu on Windows. Check out the video above to see it all in action.