iOS 9 was officially released today, and if you’re currently jailbroken on iOS 8, here’s how to properly update from iOS 8 jailbreak to iOS 9.
While some jailbreak users are happy to stay on iOS 8 and wait for the iOS 9 jailbreak to come out, other jailbreak users are really excited about iOS 9 and don’t hesitate to update to the new version and lose their jailbreak. For some users, this is a difficult decision.
Who knows when updating to iOS 9 will erase your jailbreak and you won’t be able to jailbreak your iPhone again until an iOS 9 jailbreak is released, and when that happens.
But not updating to iOS 9 means you won’t be able to take advantage of all the new features your friends will be bragging about on their iPhones. The News app gives you all the news you could want at once, and only the Notes app has a handful of improvements and new features, not to mention public transit directions in Apple Maps, finally.
Also, especially since iOS 9 supports the same devices as iOS 8, users can expect the usual performance improvements and bug fixes that will make iOS faster on older devices.
In any case, if you’ve decided that you’ve officially updated to iOS 9 and are ready to lose your iOS 8 jailbreak, here’s how to properly update from iOS 8 jailbreak to iOS 9.
before you start
Before you begin the entire process of updating to iOS 9, it’s important to back up your iPhone first of all so that you don’t lose all your apps and settings if something goes wrong. Some of these items sync with iCloud, but not everything, so it’s a good idea to back up your iPhone beforehand.
To back up your iPhone, simply connect your device to your computer and run iTunes. From there, click on the iPhone icon near the top left corner of the iTunes window to go to the device’s summary page.
At the bottom right, click to back up everything you currently have on your iPhone. You may get a pop-up window saying there are apps on your iPhone that are not in your iTunes library and you want to back them up. Go ahead and back them up as well.
The backup process takes about 10 minutes depending on how much stuff you need to back up on your iPhone, but once it’s done you can update to iOS 9.
update to iOS 9
Fortunately, the process of updating to iOS 9 from a jailbroken iPhone is no different than how you would update otherwise. Just click the iPhone summary page and follow the steps to update your iPhone to iOS 9. However, before updating to iOS 9, you need to update to iOS 8.4.1, so you are essentially updating your device. iPhone twice
However, it’s best to do a full restore and install iOS 9 on a clean iPhone. You can do this by clicking instead. Then once the process is complete, you can restore your backup to get all your apps and settings back to your iPhone.
Why is it better to update your iPhone on a clean slate? Well, when it comes to updating to a major iOS version, it is always recommended to factory wipe your iPhone to avoid update problems. Many users tend to update to a major iOS version without wiping their device first, and this often results in update freezes, boot loops, etc. invites various problems such as
When Will We See an iOS 9 Jailbreak?
That’s hard to say and there’s no real concrete evidence pointing to a specific release timeline, but iOS 9 has been jailbroken in the past.
Well-known developer iH8sn0w was able to jailbreak one of the iOS 9 beta versions successfully, but hasn’t disclosed any of the vulnerabilities he used, so TaiG and/or Pangu will still have to figure things out on their own.
That said, at least we know an iOS 9 jailbreak is being worked on as we speak, which is certainly good news, but the biggest question is when it will be released, and that’s something we probably won’t know until it’s randomly released. one day, this usually applies to new jailbreaks.
In other words, don’t be surprised to find that an iOS 9 jailbreak suddenly pops up on your doorstep one day.