I almost didn’t do this tutorial as it seems a bit unnecessary considering we are almost on iOS 9.3 now and most people are past 9.1 I’d imagine. But, I figured maybe there are some people who are still lingering on iOS 9.1 at the moment and want to jailbreak so let’s see.
The Pangu team recently released a jailbreak for iOS 9.1 (again not the latest version of iOS at the time of writing this) and it’s caused some concern for people since usually they jailbreak the latest version as it comes out and that isn’t happening right now.
Regardless it is a reliable jailbreak so probably worth doing the article, but please keep in mind that if you are not on 9.1 this will still not work for you. You can check which version of iOS you are on by going to Settings > General > About and it’s under Version. If it says anything higher than 9.1, do not do this tutorial and you’ll just have to wait for a new jailbreak to come out.
For those on 9.1, let’s jailbreak your phone.
If you aren’t familiar, jailbreaking allows you to alter every aspect of iOS through the downloading of “tweaks” from the Cydia store. These tweaks can then allow you to change all of your app icon shapes, change the UI entirely, get free Wi-Fi tethering, and a whole lot more.
You can easily undo the jailbreak as well, so there’s really no reason to give it a try (just make sure to do a backup first).
To get started though, we need to jailbreak first. Here’s how:
I. Before You Begin
1. This tutorial only works on Windows at the moment, so either wait for the Pangu team to release a Mac version or borrow a friend’s PC to do this.
II. Make Sure Your Phone is on iOS 9.1
You need to be on iOS 9.1 for this to work. Check to make sure you are on iOS 9.1 by going to Settings > General > About > and look what it says for Version. If it says, 9.1 you can continue, if it says anything else, then you won’t be able to jailbreak until there is a new jailbreak for the latest version of iTunes.
III. Backup Your iPhone Data
1. Open iTunes.
2. Plug your iPhone in via USB cable.
3. Click on your iPhone in the sidebar on the left under devices.
4. Click on Back Up Now under Backups in the Summary Tab.
IV. Prepare your iPhone for Jailbreak
1. Go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode.
2. Enter in your current PIN.
3. Tap Turn Passcode Off to disable the passcode so it doesn’t interfere with the process.
4. Go to Settings > iCloud.
5. Turn off Find My iPhone (you can turn it and your passcode back on when the jailbreak is done).
6. Finally, swipe up from off the bottom of the screen to get the control center and turn on Airplane Mode by tapping the plane icon.
II. Jailbreak iOS 9.1 Using Pangu 9.1
1. Head to the developer’s site below, click on download and save the exe file to your desktop.
2. Right-click the exe file once downloaded and click Run As Administrator.
3. Plug in the iPhone/iPod/iPad via USB cable to the computer and wait for Pangu to recognize it.
4. When it does, click the Jailbreak button and wait for it to do its thing.
5. Once done, tap on Cydia on the phone and let it do it’s thing.
6. Done! Jailbroken! Now, head to our Jailbreak Tweaks section for videos on some of our favorite tweaks from the Cydia store you should give a try now that you have this new found freedom. Enjoy!
Let me know if it worked for you or if you’re having issues in the comments below! And if it helped you please share it it’s greatly appreciated!