How to Update from iOS 9 Jailbreak to iOS 9.1

If you’ve decided to update to iOS 9.1 and lose your iOS 9 jailbreak, here’s how to properly update to iOS 9.1.

iOS 9.1 was released earlier today and is by no means a super big update, but it does come with a handful of bug fixes and other improvements across the board. Perhaps the most notable new feature is the 150+ new emojis users can now enjoy, including the middle finger emoji that many iOS users have been waiting for.

This is a nice update for iPhone and iPad users, but the update also fixes Pangu’s iOS 9 jailbreak, forcing jailbreakers to stay away from the latest version of iOS for now until Pangu finds another exploit.

If you’re dealing with iOS 9 jailbreak but want to update to iOS 9.1, you can do it pretty easily. Most jailbreakers don’t even want to touch iOS 9.1 as it will erase their jailbreak. However, we don’t blame you if you really want that middle finger emoji.

Currently, there is not much risk if you want to update to iOS 9.1 and lose your jailbreak, because you can still downgrade to iOS 9.0.2 if you want, because Apple is still signing the old version. However, in a few weeks this will not be the case.

So, if you want to update to iOS 9.1 and are comfortable with losing your iOS 9 jailbreak, here is how to properly update to iOS 9.1.

before you start

Before doing anything to your iPhone or iPad, it is very important that you back it up. You can easily do this in iTunes, and we even have a guide that walks you through the process, but if you’re an iOS master, you probably already know how.

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It’s important to always back up your iPhone whenever you make any changes to it, especially when you update it. If something goes wrong, you don’t want to lose all your apps and settings. Backup ensures that if your iPhone encounters any problems, you have them all.

update to iOS 9.1

Unfortunately, on a jailbroken iPhone, it doesn’t allow you to update iOS over the air, so you’ll have to do this through iTunes, but the process is no different than updating your iPhone normally.

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Plug in your iPhone, open iTunes and go to the device summary page. From there, just click and follow the steps to update your device to iOS 9.1 normally.

You can also click on which will factory wipe your iPhone and update it to iOS 9.1. Updating a clean iPhone is recommended by many users because there is less that can go wrong in the process. Then, after the process is complete, you can restore the backup you made before starting the process.

iOS 9.1 Jailbreak Status

Unfortunately Apple fixed the iOS 9 jailbreak exploits in iOS 9.1 which means this latest version is unjailbreakable so when will we see an iOS 9.1 jailbreak?

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At this point, it’s not clear and no one really knows when an iOS 9.1 jailbreak will be released. However, it’s likely that the Pangu dev team is currently looking at iOS 9.1 and trying to find vulnerabilities they can use to get into the latest update to jailbreak it.

The only problem is, we probably won’t get instant updates until they move forward, so we wouldn’t be surprised if an iOS 9.1 jailbreak is released without warning. jailbreak releases.

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