Few months ago, Zerodium Security firm announced one million dollar bounty for iOS 9 jailbreak. However few hours ago Zerodium team closed the bounty offer. According to their Twitter page, someone has been won the Zerodium Browser base iOS 9 jailbreak challenge. According to Zerodium Twitter notice it will work on iOS 9.1 jailbreak and iOS 9.2 jailbreak.
What is the Browser based jailbreak?
Simply saying you do not want to use Windows or Mac computer to complete jailbreak process and can be jailbreak Device itself using Safari web browser.
How to use Browser based jailbreak?
In Browser-Based jailbreak methods, you have to open jailbreak tool web site on your Default Safari web browser. After then follow on Screen instructions to complete jailbreak.
On initial iOS jailbreak, Browser-based jailbreak methods so popular. Jailbreak.me was the most popular untethered Browser-based jailbreak method. Jailbreak.Me online jailbreak tool released on 2007 and there are three versions on Jailbreak.Me
Jailbreak.Me 1.0 – iOS 1.1.1
Jailbreak.Me 2.0 Star – iOS 3.1.2 through iOS 4.0.1
Jailbreak.Me 3.0 Saffron – iOS 4.2.6 through iOS 4.3.3
Pangu8 Semi Jailbreak
Pangu8 Semi jailbreak method also Browser-based jailbreak system. Currently, it is supports up to iOS 9.2 beta versions.
Compare Browser Based jailbreak and Computer support jailbreak
Browser Based jailbreak is the easiest method for jailbreak. While on Browser base methods you do not want to Backup Device data and restore Devices. Other main advantages is users can complete jailbreak method without any Computer knowledge.
In recently, Pangu9 jailbreak team released untethered jailbreak tool for Windows and Mac users wait long time to use Pangu9 jailbreak method. So this is the biggest disadvantage of the Computer support jailbreak tools.
On Computer support jailbreak tools, There are necessary requirements. Without complete Backup data / Disable Find My iPhone / Disable Touch ID and Password / Enable AirPlane / Download latest iTunes users cannot complete jailbreak process. However, on Browser Base jailbreak tools, users can complete jailbreak without complete those requirements.
Jailbreak failures – There are lots of jailbreak failures on Computer support jailbreak tools. Currently, Pangu9 jailbreak tools had lots of issues.
How to prepare Devices for iOS 9.1 – iOS 9.2 Browser based jailbreak?
Check Devices compatible – seems to be Browser based jailbreak only run on iOS 9.1 through iOS 9.2 versions. So your Device should be compatible with iOS 9.1 and above.
Compatible Devices for iOS 9.2 and iOS 9.1
iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S. iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini with retina (iPad Mini 2), iPad Mini, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2 and iPod Touch 6 , iPod Touch 6 and iPad Pro
Currently released jailbreak methods not compatible with OTA updated Devices. So make sure to use iTunes method for update process.
How to update iOS through iTunes?
Connect Device to PC
Go summary panel and click Device
Back up Data
Click Check for update
Click Download and update
Backup Device Data- unlike other jailbreak methods, Browser-based jailbreak methods always secure. However safer jailbreak process makes sure to complete Backup before start. For the Backup process, recommended using iTunes method because iCloud only can Backup limited Data.
How to Backup with iTunes?
Connect iOS Device to PC
Click your Device under Summary menu
Go to Backup section – check Back up to this computer
Download Cydia Impactor – Unfortunately Cydia Impactor not fully compatible with above iOS 8.4 versions. However, as per Saurik update he is currently on busy to release it for iOS 9. So recommended to Download it once released. If something happens during the jailbreak, you can remove jailbreak without updating firmware.