Jailbreak for iOS 9.3.5 Available, but There’s a Catch

We can now jailbreak iOS 9.3.5 on all 32-bit devices. Continuing the cat-and-mouse game against Apple, iOS hackers have just created a jailbreak solution for older iPhone’s, iPad’s and iPod Touch’s running iOS 9.3.5. The jailbreak solution is called Phoenix and it’s very easy to use, but there’s a catch.

Phoenix is a semi-untethered jailbreak, and was created by Siguza and Tihmstar of Prometheus with the help of Mbazaliy and Luca Todesco, and the UI was designed by realkjcmember. These guys are very well known in the jailbreak community.

Phoenix Semi-Untethered Jailbreak

Semi-untethered means that you have to open the Phoenix application and activate the jailbreak every time your device is doing a Restart or Force Restart. The application will also have to be re-signed and loaded with Cydia Impactor. Every seven days or more, depending on which certificate type you used to install on your Apple device.

iOS 9.3.5 Jailbreak Tutorial

  1. Download the IPA file from the Phoenix website: phoenixpwn.com
  2. Download Cydia Impactor on your MacOS, Windows, Linux (32-bit), Linux (64-bit)
  3. Connect your device to your computer
  4. Launch Cydia Impactor
  5. Now drag and drop the Phoenix2.ip file into the Cydia Impactor window
  6. Enter your Apple ID credentials
  7. The program will now start installing Phoenix Jailbreak on the device. Upon completion, the application icon will appear on the initial screen
  8. You need to trust the certificate by which this application has been transferred to the device. Just go to Settings> General> Device Management and click “Trust
  9. Run the application and press Prepare for Jailbreak, then click Proceed for Jailbreak, then click Begin Installation and select Use Provided Offsets from the pop-up window that appears
  10. Wait for respring (restart your device), then launch Cydia from the home screen

As I have already mentioned, if you restart your device you will have to restart the jailbreak from the Phoenix application by clicking on Kickstart Jailbreak. Your device will make a respring and it will be jailbroken again.

One point to take into account: the certificate has a validity period (as for the Yalu Jailbreak for iOS 10). It lasts 7 days for regular users and one year for those who have a developer account. The process will have to be repeated once the deadline has been reached. Another important detail, the jailbreak may fail with Cydia Impactor during the first attempt. You have to retry several times and the jailbreak will happen, this is just a bug.

At the moment, we do not know if the developers will propose a version for 64-bit devices.

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