Updated 06:49 PM EDT, Wed, Oct 27, 2021

Apple iOS 9 Jailbreak Download & Release Date: 3 Things You Need to Know

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Apple's iOS 9 came with plenty of improvements and new features. The operating system also came with patches for all known jailbreaks for the earlier iterations of the software (iOS 8.4-8.4.1) thanks to the release of the iOS 9 Golden Master (GM) build. However, there are recent reports claiming that a jailbreak for iOS 9 is already on its way.

Here are things you need to know about the reported jailbreak of Apple's latest OS.

iH8Sn0w's iOS 9 Jailbreak

Redmond Pie reported that jailbreak team Pangu and famed iOS hacker and developer, iH8sn0w, have already shown successful attempts at jailbreaking iOS 8.4.1 and iOS 9 in separate YouTube videos. iH8Sn0w's demonstration showcased verbose boot, custom boot logos, and code injection. However, it's not clear whether the hacker will release the jailbreaking tool with the public.

Also, iH8Sn0w is said to be independently working on a fully-functional iOS 9 jailbreak. The hacker previously worked on popular jailbreak tools such as Sn0wbreeze, P0sixspwn, and iFaith, International Business Times.

In addition, given that the iOS 9.1 was seeded with testers already, it's possible that TaiG and Pangu teams will directly launch the iOS 9.1 jailbreak and pass over jailbreaking iOS 9 or iOS 8.4.1, the news outlet added.

Zerodium's $1M Bounty for an iOS 9 Jailbreak

The Zerodium (zero-day acquisition platform) team just announced a $1M bounty for effectively jailbreaking iOS 9 untethered using the browser-based method, Redmond Pie noted.

"The Million Dollar iOS 9 Bug Bounty is tailored for experienced security researchers, reverse engineers, and jailbreak developers, and is an offer made by ZERODIUM to pay out a total of three million U.S. dollars ($3,000,000.00) in rewards for iOS exploits/jailbreaks," according to Reddit.

Semi JB Team's Jailbreaking Tool

Semi JB Team also showed a partial iOS 9 jailbreak to the public that can be installed with Cydia in limited functions. According to International Business Times, the team has claimed that the jailbreak "is tested on all available iOS versions and all versions allow semi jailbreak to perform its functionalities without worrying much about the missing root."

Earlier this month, a separate report from Redmond Pie revealed that Apple has patched another iOS 9 exploit used by Pangu and TaiG teams. After the OS' release to the public, the tech giant posted a knowledge base document outlining the software's security fixes. One of these "plugs a hole that allowed applications to bypass code signing, effectively allowing jailbreak apps to function," the news outlet added.

Apple also patched several jailbreak-related tools in iOS 8.4.1 released in August, Redmond Pie noted.

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