iOS 9.2.1 was the latest public release of Apple’s mobile firmware, while the company has already started beta testing for iOS 9.3. However, there’s still no sign of any jailbreak after the Pangu iOS 9 jailbreak was patched with the release of iOS 9.1. However, recent developments have suggested that a TaiG 9.2.1 jailbreak might be in making.
Image : Taig 9.2.1
In case you are new to the jailbreak scenario, you must know that TaiG is one of the star jailbreak teams of the iOS community. The team was very active during iOS 8.3 and gave us jailbreaks for iOS 8.3 – iOS 8.4. However, the involvement of the TaiG Team in the iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak [ext link] might not be accepted by everyone, as people are expecting the Pangu team to update its iOS 9 jailbreak for supporting iOS 9.2.1.
Video : Quick Download Taig 9.2.1 Jailbreak App Icon on iPhone
3K Assistant’s Announcement
But those who have been following the jailbreak news recently will know that TaiG’s jailbreak partner 3K Assistant had recently spilled the beans by announcing in a post that they had successfully jailbroken iOS 9.2 and that the jailbreak would be released soon. However, the post was soon modified after a few days, and it now suggests that a jailbreak hasn’t been found yet. This raised everyone’s ears and suggested that 3K Assistant wants to hide the fact that a TaiG iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak has been found and will be released sooner.
iOS 9.2.1 Jailbroken !
Image : Cydia running on iOS 9.2.1 firmware [beta]
On the other hand, a popular hacker has claimed a few days ago that he has jailbroken iOS 9.2.1 while the firmware was still in the beta phase. Popular known as @ [ext link – twitter], the hacker Luca Todesco had posted a screenshot of Cydia [image above] running on his jailbroken iOS 9.2.1-running iPhone 6. Though many people still doubt the authenticity of this claim, we should remember that Luca uncovered an important security loophole in iOS 9.2 and was credited by Apple for the same. This is enough to prove that the hacker has been working on jailbreak exploits for iOS 9.2.1 firmware [download here].
But to everyone’s disappointment, the hacker announced on Twitter that the iOS 9.2.1 beta jailbreak won’t be released. However, there are reasons to believe that Luca’s research might not go in vain. First of all, developers like Luca like to find security loopholes in iOS that allow jailbreaking, but they do not involve themselves in the making of jailbreak tool. They instead pass on the exploits to teams like Pangu and TaiG so that the public may get a new jailbreak. It is equally possible that the hacker might sell the exploits to Apple for some huge amount of money, but that’s something we’ll never come to know about.
At least we know now that iOS 9.2.1 is jailbreakable, so the TaiG jailbreak for iOS 9.2.1 is not that far from release. Pangu might catchup in the race too.