Before diving into the tutorial, I want to warn you that Jailbreaking voids your warranty, although you can un-jailbreak it later. The process is nothing but removing iOS and hardware restrictions imposed by Apple on their devices. You get full control over your device. You can install apps that are not approved by Apple. And moreover you can play with Cydia by applying various useful tweaks to your device.
If you are not fully sure what jailbreaking is, I would advise you to stay away from this tutorial.
Jailbreak for the most recent version of iOS 9.1 is not yet available. So, I recommended iOS users to downgrade to iOS 9.0.2 in my previous post.
Now I hope you are running on iOS 9.0.2 and looking to jailbreak and install Cydia on it.
Before jailbreaking your device, here are the things you should do.
- Turn off the feature “Find my iPhone”. You can find it under Settings>iCloud.
- Turn off passcode lock on your device. You can do that under Settings>Touch ID & passcode> Turn passcode off.
- Turn on the Airplane mode. Just swipe up from the bottom of your screen.
You should do these three things before jailbreaking your device.
In addition to this, there may be chances of your data getting lost during the jailbreaking process. So I advise you to backup your device ‘s data using iTunes or iCloud. Just connect your device to PC/Mac. Fire up iTunes. There you can notice your device. Click on it. Under summary, manually back up and restore, click Back up now.
Now your data is safe in the hands of iTunes. If anything wrong happens, you can always restore the data.
Now your device is ready for jailbreaking.
Team PanGu has released the jailbreak tool for jailbreaking any iPhone, iPad or iPod running on iOS 9.0.2. Previously the was tool only for Windows computer. Hopefully today PanGu has also released the jailbreak tool for Mac also.
Here download the tool according to the OS on which you are working on.
Connect your device to your PC/Mac. Now run the application you’ve just downloaded “Pangu9”.
Once the tool tells you that your device to ready to jailbreak, click on Start button.
In the next screen you are noticed to backup your data before proceeding.
As you’ve already backed up your data click on “Already Backup“.
Now the jailbreaking process will start.
Your device may reboot once or twice in the process.
When almost the jailbreak process is complete, the tool asks you to unlock your device and enable airplane mode again. Do so.
Then you should run the PanGu app that was installed in the process. The app will ask you for permissions for photos. Accept it. Keep your device connected. The jailbreaking process will continue.
Dismiss any message that say “Storage almost full“.
Once the jailbreaking process is complete, your device will reboot. After the reboot, you can notice that PanGu app is replaced with Cydia app on your device.
You are ready.
Just open the Cydia app.
Now you are ready to add repos, install tweaks. And be a power user of your iDevice.
Also check out: Cydia Master
I made a video of how I jailbroke my iPhone 5s running on iOS 9.0.2. Make sure you watch it.