iOS 9.2.1 has been allegedly jailbroken

BY Andy

Published 7 Jan 2016

iOS 9.2 Jailbreak revealed

It has been an agonising wait for a jailbreak since Apple fixed several vulnerabilities used in the Pangu iOS 9 Jailbreak in iOS 9.1.

We finally have some news on the jailbreak front. Luca Todesco aka @qwertyoruiop has just revealed that he has successfully jailbroken iOS 9.2.1. He has posted a screenshot of Cydia running on his iPhone 6 on iOS 9.2.1.

The name Todesco may not ring a bell but Apple had recently credited him for security vulnerabilities that were fixed in iOS 9.2.

Here’s a snippet from the security related updates in iOS 9.2:

GPUTools Framework

Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: A malicious application may be able to execute arbitrary code with system privileges

Description: Multiple path validation issues existed in Mobile Replayer. These were addressed through improved environment sanitization.


CVE-2015-7069 : Luca Todesco (@qwertyoruiop)

CVE-2015-7070 : Luca Todesco (@qwertyoruiop)

Unfortunately, Todesco has said that he doesn’t plan to release a jailbreak, and people shouldn’t expect him to release an iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak. But there is a glimmer of hope as he has gone on to say that at least not “unless bugs are dead.”

Meanwhile, as we had reported earlier both the Pangu and TaiG team are working on a jailbreak for iOS 9.2. So even though Todesco doesn’t plan to release a jailbreak, we are still optimistic that a jailbreak will be released soon as we know that iOS 9.2.1 can be jailbroken.

Apple had seeded iOS 9.2.1 beta 2 to developers and public beta testers earlier in the week. It is not clear when Apple plans to release it to the public, so we will probably have to wait for iOS 9.2.1 to be released for a jailbreak.

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