Phœnix jailbreak for iOS 9.3.5 released

This month, there were rumors about the possibility of jailbreak for iOS 9.3.5, and they turned out to be true,

jailbreak really was in development.

Named Phœnix (phoenix) in honor of the mythical bird that is reborn fromash and comes to life again, this jailbreak will definitely revive many of the old devices that were gathering dust on the shelves, and possibly renew interest in the jailbreak community.

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This jailbreak semi-tied and only fits 32-bit devices with iOS 9.3.5. It was created by Siguza and tihmstar, the famous iOS hackers. They also paid tribute to Luca Todesco, Max Basal and jk9357 for additional contributions to the interface elements.

The jailbreak app resembles the jailbreak HomeDepot for iOS 9.1-9.3.4., Which is quite logical, since these are the only jailbreaks for 32-bit devices in recent years, iOS versions overlap, and the previously mentioned jk9357 worked on them. Of course, the work of jailbreaks is different, and the exploit is completely different. Tihmstar decided that the code would not be publicly available, but details about who worked on what are indicated in his tweet on this subject.

Like other jailbreaks recently,this one is also semi-tied and requires reloading the application after each change. In the early stages of development, there were hints that the jailbreak would be untethered, but in the end this did not happen. Unfortunately, Cydia Extender and its derivatives do not work on iOS 9, so the application will have to be downloaded to the device every week if you do not have an Apple developer account. These nuances make jailbreak not ideal, but it is already better than nothing. Thanks to support tfp0, jailbreak will allow you to roll back to the earliestfirmware (if you have saved firmware signature files). The Phœnix jailbreak will mainly be used by older model owners as a tool for upgrading to earlier firmware.

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The iOS 9.3.5 update is likely to be the last for most 32-bit devices.

We will work with jailbreak and do instructionsfor you if we find something interesting. So far, the creators say that the tool is quite stable, so you can install it yourself. Or wait a bit if in doubt. Jailbreak can be downloaded from the official Phœnix website and downloaded as usual using Cydia Impactor.