The current status of iOS 9.0.x jailbreak from the Pangu Team is still unknown, ever since Apple killed it last October. However, those waiting for the iOS 9 jailbreak should not lose hope yet.
Apple released iOS 9 on September 16, then iOS 9.0.1 and 9.0.2 were released on the same month, which offered bug and security fixes. The iOS 9 jailbreak was released shortly a month after, on October 13 by the Pangu Team. All versions of iOS 9 were compatible to this jailbreak.
According to iDownloadBlog, things were going smoothly for jailbreak users up until Apple officially broke Pangu's jailbreak tool on October. Two months have passed since Apple's action and in that time, iOS 9.1, 9.2, and a beta version of 9.2.1 have already been released already. Some people have started wondering whether there would ever be a jailbreak.
According to a recent report, Pangu and TaiG are allegedly working on jailbreak tools for the latest public version of 9.2. A report by Stephen Chan, who's reported on jailbreaking accurately in the past, also claimed a jailbreak for iOS 9.2 will be out soon. "It has been 8 days since iOS 9.2 has been officially released. In those 8 days, 3K Assistant has been industrious on iOS 9.2 jailbreak. Our effort was rewarded, after 8 days of hard work, 3K Assistant has finally made some breakthrough on iOS 9.2," he wrote. "Although iOS 9.2 is yet completely jailbroken, I believe in the very near future, iOS 9.2 untethered jailbreak will be presented to all of you. Jailbreakers, please be patient in waiting and expecting...All in all, there will be iOS 9.2 jailbreak tool, it's just a matter of time," he added.
Also, users who want to downgrade to iOS 9.1 on their iPhones cannot do this anymore. Apple already stopped signing iOS 9.1 for all devices.
Before the iOS 9.2 jailbreak is released, iPhone users should know the general pros and cons of jailbreaking. By jailbreaking, users can overcome the feature limitations set by the tech giant. Users can also start to download third-party apps not included on the list of apps offered by the Cupertino-based company's app store. On the other hand, there are other reports and reviews that claimed jailbreaking can lead to a slower phone.
Macworld also reported that jailbroken phones are particularly vulnerable to unauthorized access of allegedly state actors of phone owners' data. Nick DePetrillo, a principal security researcher at Trail of Bits, explained why jailbreaking can be risky "Jailbreaking your iPhone is running untrusted third-party exploit code on your phone that disables security features of your iPhone in order to give you the ability to customize your phone and add applications that Apple doesn't approve," he said.