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How to Jailbreak Your iPhone: The Always Up-to-Date Guide [iOS 9]

Jailbreaking is a process that changes little by little with each iOS upgrade. Rather than always publishing new guides, we’re simply going to keep this one up to date. If you want to jailbreak your iOS device, you’ve come to the right page.

Current iOS Version: iOS 9
iOS 9 is jailbroken, with a tool available for Windows only at the moment (when it’s released, the the OS X version will likely work the same way). The jailbreak is compatible with all devices that can run iOS 9, including the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. You’ll find the guide for doing so below.

Not sure if you should jailbreak?

We love jailbreaking our iDevices, but it’s not for everybody. If you’re not sure, you should read both our reasons why jailbreaking is awesome and reasons not to jailbreak—or check out other people’s reasons for both.

How to Jailbreak

Just follow these steps to jailbreak your iDevice, or watch the video above for a demonstration.

  1. Back up your iOS device. Head to Settings > iCloud > Backup and select “Back Up Now”
  2. Disable the passcode on your device. Head to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode and disable the passcode if you’re using one
  3. Enable Airplane Mode: swipe up on your screen to open Control Center and tap the airplane icon
  4. Download Pangu here. This is your jailbreak tool. You’ll also need iTunes, so if you don’t have that, install it now.
  5. Open the Pangu tool once it downloads.
  6. Plug in your iOS device.
  7. When your device is recognized by Pangu, select the “Start” option.
  8. Click “Already Backup”.
  9. After a while, you phone will reboot and Pangu will ask you to put your phone back into Airplane mode. Do that and the software will continue.
  10. A little while later, Pangu will ask you to open the Pangu app on your iPhone’s home screen. Tap the app, and when prompted, give it access to your photos.
  11. You iPhone will reboot one more time. Once you reboot, disable Airplane mode, open up Cydia, and you’re good to go.

Not sure what to install first? Check out our jailbreaking tag page and our quarterly jailbreak roundups for some ideas.

Jailbreaking Options for Older iOS Devices

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How to Jailbreak Your iPhone: The Always Up-to-Date Guide [iOS 8.1]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone: The Always Up-to-Date Guide [iOS 8.1]

Jailbreaking is a process that changes little by little with each iOS upgrade. Rather than always publishing new guides, we’re simply going to keep this one up to date. If you want to jailbreak your iOS device, you’ve come to the right page.

Current iOS Version: iOS 8.1
iOS 8 and iOS 8.1 are both jailbroken. Currently, the jailbreak is for Windows only, but a Mac version is on the way. The jailbreak is compatible with all devices that can run iOS 8, including the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. You’ll find the guide for doing so below.

Not sure if you should jailbreak?

We love jailbreaking our iDevices, but it’s not for everybody. If you’re not sure, you should read both our reasons why jailbreaking is awesome and reasons not to jailbreak.

How to Jailbreak

Just follow these steps to jailbreak your iDevice, or watch the video above for a demonstration.

  1. Back up your iOS device. Head to Settings > iCloud > Backup and select "Back Up Now"
  2. Disable the passcode on your device. Head to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode and disable the passcode if you’re using one
  3. Enable Airplane Mode, swipe up on your screen to open Control Center and tap the airplane icon
  4. Download Pangu 1.1 here. This is your jailbreak tool.
  5. Open the Pangu tool once it’s downloads (Right-click to run as Administrator on Windows).
  6. Plug in your iOS device.
  7. When your device is recognized by Pangu, select the "Start Jailbreak" option.
  8. Click "Already Did".
  9. Wait for the tool to run. When it’s complete, your iPhone will reboot. You can close Pangu now.
  10. Tap the Cydia icon to prepare the file system. That’s it!

Not sure what to install first? Check out our jailbreaking tag page for some ideas.

Jailbreaking Options for Older iOS Devices

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