Jailbreak communities appear to be facing more issues than expected in their effort to jailbreak Apple's recently released firmware, iOS 9 and its upgraded versions -- iOS 9.0.1 and iOS 9.0.2.
Apple has introduced "rootless" technology to its new operating system iOS 9 to prevent hackers from jailbreaking. Making jailbreakers' job even harder, the company brought out iOS updates -- iOS 9.0.1 and iOS 9.0.2 -- in quick succession. Now, it has released the iOS 9.1 beta 4, which is expected to be made available to the public by the end of October.
So, when is iOS 9 jailbreak expected to come? Nobody is sure but a report by NeuroGadget has claimed that TaiG and Pangu are working hard to defeat the Kernel Patch Protection and could crack the iOS 9 soon. It added that the jailbroken iOS 9 could be seen by the end of this month.
"Lets say you have a vulnerability that leads to code execution in the kernel," iOS security researcher Nikias Bassen told iDigitalTimes. "If you want to do things like a jailbreak, you have to patch the kernel. This new protection has checksum checks on certain regions of the kernel so when you try to patch something the system will panic."
There were also reports doing the rounds that Pangu is working with veteran jailbreaker K33n to jailbreak iOS 9.
Semi JB team has come closest to jailbreaking iOS 9. It has come out with a partial jailbreak, which allows users to only install the Cydia with limited functions. iH8sn0w, developer of popular jailbreak tools such as Sn0wbreeze, P0sixspwn and iFaith, has also released a video of untethered iPhone 5 running a jailbroken iOS 9 on his YouTube channel but hasn't come up with any update till date.