It always takes some time until hackers release their iOS jailbreak tool so the official [public] launches usually precede this event. This year Apple seeded the new iOS 9.2.1 beta and iOS 9.3 beta 1 to developers and public beta testers. While it is impossible to jailbreak some earlier firmwares, hacker prove that iOS 9.3 jailbreak is possible.
A lot of users know about Pangu tool. This Chinese jailbreak supports iOS 9 – 9.0.2 platforms however it stopped working as soon as the Cupertino-based giant upgraded to iOS 9.1 and released iOS 9.2. The news about iOS 9.3 being jailbroken sounds very reassuring for the whole jailbreak community that can’t wait to get the updated tool and install tons of Cydia tweaks, customize and improve their iPhone or iPad.
The jailbreak is demonstrated by Luca Todesco. This same hacker earlier managed to jailbreak iOS 9.2.1 iPhone 6 and now shows the jailbroken iOS 9.3 beta 1 gadget. How does the hacker prove this was possible? He brought new options to the iPhone including the Night Shift mode that is available only on jailbroken smartphones.
Could this iOS 9.3 beta 1 jailbreak become public? Todesco doesn’t plan to share any of his creations with public. He might change his mind one day or Pangu / TaiG or other team of hackers could find similar exploits in iOS 9.2 and 9.3 to create a public version of the jailbreak.
Millions of users are keeping their fingers crossed in hopes to see the public untethering tool. What about you?
The new iOS 9.3 beta download is available to devs. Apple continues testing the iOS 9.2 and is already working on the iOS 9.3 update. This should be another minor upgrade that would fix some previous bugs but won’t offer anything innovative and unusual.
If you are planning to download iOS 9.3 beta 1 you have to make sure you are a registered developer because there is no public beta available yet. Right now the iOS giant is only offering professionals a chance to see what the first beta brings and it would later release the iOS 9.3 beta to public beta testers.
Users who own the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch supported by iOS 9 and wish to test public betas can easily register in this Apple’s program. This is free of charge and you won’t have to constantly search for iOS 9.3 first beta, beta 2 etc. to download because you’ll be able to upgrade right on the iPhone without having to download and manually install the ipsw file.
Registered developers can get iOS 9.3 beta 1 through Apple Dev Center. It is also possible to upgrade through OTA-update however such option is also available to devs who are participating in the official Cupertino-based giant’s program.
It’s unlikely that the iPhone maker could add some major changes for end users. According to first reports, the newest beta comes with some simple and minor improvements. For example, it allows iPhone owners to pair with several Apple Watch devices at once. You have to run iOS 9.3 on the smartpone and watchOS 2.2 on the Watch to make this happen.
When you launch an application on iPhone or make it go to the background, you could enjoy interesting animations and it is possible to make this effect even more wonderful using jailbreak animation tweaks offered by Cydia store. Users whose iPhone is running iOS 9 and successfully jailbroken with Pangu program are able to customize the gadget and UI.
The tweak we’ll talk about today is available on Cydia but it is not free. You’ll have to pay $1.99 to download SweetDisplay program from the BigBoss repository. Is it worth spending 2 bucks on such an addition? Let’s see what it offers.
iPhone Animations Off On Jailbreak Tweak
Once you decide to go with the jailbreak app you’ll get different types of animations. You’ll enjoy page curling, rippling, fading and many other effects. Each iOS 9 app that is installed on your smartphone will get its animation style. You’ll enjoy all the changes when you launch a program or close an application using your Home button. The total number of effect styles is around 15.
The tweak has its own pane in Settings. This is where you can turn it on and off and select animation effects you’d like to use with your applications which are divided into 2 sections. You’ll find animations for closed apps and launched apps.
It is possible to apply certain animation styles to the action of launching / closing, select the duration of the animation and get pleased with the effect you’ll get. There is no need to respring when you add changes as they apply automatically.
Isn’t it amazing to downgrade to previous iOS versions whenever you want to? This is a dream of most jailbreakers who get upset when the latest mobile firmware for iPhone cannot be jailbroken and Apple doesn’t sign the previous version which makes it impossible to downgrade.
There is a new jailbreak tweak for iDevices that simplifies the procedure and allows downgrading your applications on the jailbroken iDevice [it is also possible to downgrade from iOS 9 to iOS 8.4.1 on some gadgets]. Unfortunately, this guide doesn’t tell you how to downgrade iPhone to older iOS firmware but it explains how you can downgrade your applications to previous releases which is also nice.
How to Downgrade Apps on iPhone After Jailbreak
Step 1. You need to download App Admin tweak which is available after you add source http://beta.unlimapps.com/ to Cydia and then search for this title.
Step 2. Install the program on your jailbroken iPhone.
Step 3. When you update your apps and find newer version not as stable as older release you can downgrade the app using App Admin tool.
Step 4. It takes only a couple of minutes to successfully downgrade. The program has a list of all available app version so you are able to choose the particular one you want to use.
Step 5. Go to App Store and find the application you wish to downgrade. You have to look in the Updates menu. Click on Update / Open / Download button and the iOS 9 jailbreak tweak will prompt you to downgrade it to earlier version. Choose the version from the list or enter it manually by tapping on the ‘Plus’ option. The app will be downgraded as soon as you select the package version. This works for all App Store programs even though you are jailbroken.
This is a very fast and simple method of downgrading applications to more stable earlier releases on the iPhone. But it works only on iOS 9 – 9.0.2 and earlier firmwares because the most recent iOS 9.1 and 9.2 are currently non-jailbreakable.
iPhone users can still get the perfect jailbroken iPhone iOS 9 setup if they are running firmware versions that can be untethered with Pangu. Pangu is the only working jailbreak for iOS 9 – 9.0.2 however it doesn’t support iOS 9.1 or iOS 9.2 as these both operating systems are currently non-jailbreakable.
You can use the jailbroken iPhone setup guide below to start with the ‘zero’ page and enjoy a list of tweaks along with themes to own a unique gadget. The scheme is black and white so this is the guide for users who like minimalistic design.
The Perfect Jailbroken iPhone Setup Instruction
You’ll have to download and install a number of tweaks and themes for Control Center, Home Screen, Messages, Lock Screen, including Instalauncher.
You’ll need some fun iOS 9 themes
Get Glyphs, cjGlyphs from source cj81499.github.io and Muze 2 themes.
Customize your iOS 9 Home screen
You’ll need to install some additions. Thus you should use Activator for your Instalauncher, get full access to the hidden programs with the help of InstaLauncher, hide some UI elements using HideMeX tool, make colorful notifications with ColorBanners and add LS X widget to iOS 9 home display via iWidgets.
Customizations for Lock screen on iOS 9
Download Winterboard, WatchNotifications, the clock widget LS X from the source repo.aditkamath.com, Priority Hub that will make your Lock screen look similar to BlackBerry 10 and LockHTML4 that helps adding different widgets to your lock screen.
Tweaks for iOS 9 Messages
Get Eclipse 3 that makes your apps look darker, download Messages Customiser Pro and NudeKeys to make keyboard look flat.
Jailbreak Changes to iOS 9 Control Center
You’ll have to find Glyphs CC, Cistem Aperio and HideMeX tools.
Now you can enjoy a brand new look of your iPhone that is jailbroken and gets a new minimalistic black&white feeling.
Would you like to add iPhone progress bar to your respring screen? This way you’ll know how the progress goes when you respring your smartphone. iOS 9 users who have jailbroken their gadget can take advantage of the Cydia tweaks and install one interesting addition to their iDevice.
There are many iPhone respring screen jailbreak tweaks as well as tweaks that offer other customization options for jailbroken users. RespringProgress is one of them. Once you download and install this program you’ll be able to get more information while respringing your Apple handset.
How to Get iPhone Progress Bar for Respring Screen
Step 1. Visit BigBoss repo on Cydia and download the $0.99 app called RespringProgress [you can fix Pangu boot loop of death after iOS 9 jailbreak].
Step 2. Install the jailbreak tweak on your iPhone.
Step 3. Now when you respring the iPhone [users often do this after they install Cydia tweaks to apply the changes] you’ll see the progress bar. It appears where Apple boot logo is shown while you are respringning.
Step 4. There is nothing to configure. Still the addition is very useful because it informs you about the respringing progress. You’ll know when your iPhone enters boot loop because of faulty tweaks, for example.
According to tweak developer, the tool can track all the objects loaded by Springboard during respring process and show you their number. It compares this number to the total one which signals that the Springboard is completed.
Isn’t it nice to keep the track of your respring progress on the iOS 9 iPhone? You can easily get this control if you are jailbroken and have installed the correct Cydia tweak.
Apple offers a new iOS 9.2.1 beta download. It is available to developers and public beta testers. The company continues to test its mobile platforms and soon the iOS 9.2.1 will become public allowing all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users upgrading and checking out the chages and bug fixes.
If you are registered with Apple Dev Center or participating in the company’s Public Beta Testing program you can use iOS 9.2.1 beta direct links to update from your iDevice or through iTunes. You’ll have to use your handset or login into the Dev Center to download this latest firmware version on your iDevice.
The beginning of 2016 is followed by iOS 9.2.1 direct download links seeded by Apple to testers. While iOS 9.2 brought different changes and updates, not all bugs have been fixed. Apple is trying to offer another minor upgrade that could improve its features and software.
Users who are still running iOS 9.0.2 or earlier platform can still jailbreak with Pangu. All iOS 9.1, 9.2 and now 9.2.1 users are not that lucky. There is no public jailbreak solutions for these platform versions yet.
If you are a fan of testing new Apple firmwares, you can download and install 9.2.1 version and see what it offers. Remember that you have to be either a developer registered with the company’s Dev Center or register in the free public testing program. Any method works perfectly well.
Sometimes you experience bugs with App Store on your iPhone. For example, you have successfully update the program and then you find out that the App Store displays the app as Pending Updates one while there is no longer ‘Update’ option available. You can force update App Store to fix this problem.
The guide is fast and simple. You can solve the issues not by forcing to close your App Store as this doesn’t help most users but with force refreshing it. Here is what you need to do.
How to Force Refresh iPhone Update App Store Guide
Step 1. If you get the Pending Updates message for the application that you have already upgraded and there is no ‘Update’ feature [only the ‘Open’ option is present] you should solve this bug. Take your iPhone or iPad in your hands.
Step 2. Look at the bottom. Do you see Top Charts, Feature or Updates in your iOS 9 App Store [here are direct iOS 9.2 download links in case you are searching for the most recent public mobile firmware for iPhone]?
Step 3. Tap on any of these tabs at the bottom.
Step 4. You can even tab multiple times to make sure force refresh option really updates your application.
Step 5. Some users report it takes them 10 attempts to fully refresh their App Store.
The bug with application updates should be fixed. If it repeats you’ll know what to do the next time you are not able to update the app because it’s already updated by you.
These are some fun iOS 8 and iOS 9 tips and tricks you can use when you come across the App Store issues on iPhone and other Apple devices. Has it helped you out?