That time already? Pangu drops iOS 9 jailbreak

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Just weeks after iOS 9’s launch, Chinese jailbreak team Pangu has released the world’s first untethered jailbreak for Apple’s new mobile operating system.

The jailbreak, which covers iOS 9 through iOS 9.0.2 for all compatible Apple devices, is available for free, although OS X users will have to wait since there’s only a Windows installer available.

iOS 8.1.1 may arrive as early as today

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iOS 8.1.1 is imminent. Photo: Cult of Mac
iOS 8.1.1 is imminent. Photo: Cult of Mac

Thanks to Pangu, we have all been able to jailbreak our iPhone 6’s far earlier than most of us thought possible. Unfortunately, though, Apple has been moving to close the loophole that makes the iOS 8 jailbreak possible with the iOS 8.1.1 beta, which is currently snaking through developer channels. When it arrives, poof, no more jailbreak.

Unfortunately, it seems like the iOS 8.1.1 update could arrive soon, perhaps as early as today. Better jailbreak now, people

iOS 8 jailbreak finally ‘stable enough’ to use

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An iOS 8 jailbreak tweak that replicates the Apple Watch UI on the iPhone. Kinda cool, but not much more than a parlor trick. Photo: Jeff Benjamin
An iOS 8 jailbreak tweak that replicates the Apple Watch UI on the iPhone.. Photo: Jeff Benjamin

iOS 8 has been technically jailbroken since October 22, but it’s taken weeks to get it polished enough for Cydia, the jailbreak alternative to the App Store.

Now that things are “stable enough,” Cydia creator Jay Freeman has flipped the switch to start allowing the sale of iOS 8 tweaks and themes.