iOS 9.2 was released earlier this month, coming with a handful of bug fixes, security enhancements, and performance improvements all around. However, we have yet to see a new iOS 9 jailbreak release ever since the original jailbreak released back in October for iOS 9.0.
The jailbreak arrived just a month after iOS 9 itself released to the public, which was quite a feat and it’s certainly one of the quickest jailbreak releases we’ve seen for a major version of iOS in a while.
However, we have yet to see a new jailbreak release since then, as Apple patched up the original iOS 9 jailbreak with the release of iOS 9.1. The jailbreak community has been hoping for a new jailbreak release soon, but it’s getting increasingly difficult for developers, thanks to Apple’s relatively new quicker rollout of iOS updates.
The good news is that there are new rumors surfacing that claim that an iOS 9.2 jailbreak is close to releasing.
3K Assistant (a partner of the TaiG jailbreak team) officially announced on its Weibo account (via Superphen) that an iOS 9.2 jailbreak is being worked on and will be coming soon.
While the jailbreak isn’t quite complete yet, there has been a breakthrough in its development, which probably motivated 3K Assistant to make such an announcement.
The full announcement translated from Chinese is below, courtesy of Superphen:
“It has been eight days since the official release of iOS 9.2, and in those eight days, 3K Assistant has diligently toiled on an iOS 9.2 jailbreak. Our efforts have achieved results: through eight days of hard work, 3K Assistant has finally achieved a breakthrough in regards to the iOS 9.2 official release.
Although iOS 9.2 cannot be jailbroken completely yet, I believe that it is not far off. An iOS 9.2 untethered jailbreak will definitely be released to everyone, so please wait patently, fellow-jailbreakers.”
Whether or not we’ll see an iOS 9.2 jailbreak before Christmas is still up in the air, but considering that the holiday is less than a week away, it seems unlikely that TaiG is that close to a jailbreak release at this point. It’s possible they are, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed.
iOS 9.2.1 is currently in beta mode right now, which could be interesting as far as when we’ll see an iOS 9.2 jailbreak. It’s possible that TaiG could release the jailbreak once iOS 9.2.1 is released so that Apple doesn’t patch up the exploits at the last minute.
That’s perhaps a better way to go anyway and if that does end up being the case, then it’s unlikely that we’ll see an iOS 9.2 jailbreak in 2015.
An iOS 9.2 jailbreak has been rumored in the past, hinting that an iOS 9.2 jailbreak was essentially already complete with iOS 9.2 came out, but we have yet to see anything further come out of that rumor.