Jailbreak

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Jailbreaking is the process by which full execute and write access is obtained on all the partitions of the Apple TV, iPad, iPad mini, iPhone or iPod touch. It is done by patching /private/etc/fstab to mount the System partition as 'read-write'. This is entirely different from an unlock. Jailbreaking is the first action that must be taken before things like unofficial activation (hacktivation), and unofficial unlocking can be applied.

Older jailbreaks also included modifying the AFC service (used by iTunes to access the filesystem) to give full filesystem access from root. This was later updated to create a new service (AFC2) that allows access to the full filesystem.

Modern jailbreaks now include patching the kernel to get around code signing and other restrictions. These are called Kernel Patches.

Note: The legality of jailbreaking your device varies with each country/region. Wikipedia has a summary of legality for some countries.

Types of Jailbreaks

When a device is booting, it loads Apple's own kernel initially, so a jailbroken device must be exploited and have the kernel patched each time it is booted up.

An untethered jailbreak uses exploits that are powerful enough to allow the user to turn their device off and back on at will, with the device starting up completely, and the kernel will be patched without the help of a computer – in other words, it will be jailbroken even after each reboot.

However, some jailbreaks are tethered. A tethered jailbreak is only able to temporarily jailbreak the device during a single boot. If the user turns the device off and then boots it back up without the help of a jailbreak tool, the device will no longer be running a patched kernel, and it may get stuck in a partially started state, such as Recovery Mode. In order for the device to start completely and with a patched kernel, it must be "re-jailbroken" with a computer (using the "boot tethered" feature of a tool) each time it is turned on. All changes to the files on the device (such as installed package files or edited system files) will persist between reboots, including changes that can only function if the device is jailbroken (such as installed package files).

In more recent years, two other solutions have been created - semi-tethered and semi-untethered.

A semi-tethered solution is one where the device is able to start up on its own, but it will no longer have a patched kernel, and therefore will not be able to run modified code. It will, however, still be usable for normal functions, just like stock iOS. To start with a patched kernel, the user must start the device with the help of the jailbreak tool.

A semi-untethered jailbreak gives the ability to start the device on it's own. On first boot, the device will not be running a patched kernel. However, rather than having to run a tool from a computer to apply the kernel patches, the user is able to re-jailbreak their device with the help of an app (usually sideloaded using Cydia Impactor) running on their device. In the case of the iOS 9.2-9.3.3 jailbreak, a Safari-based exploit was available, thereby meaning a website could be used to rejailbreak.

In more detail: Each iOS device has a bootchain that tries to make sure only trusted/signed code is loaded. A device with a tethered jailbreak is able to boot up with the help of a jailbreaking tool because the tool executes exploits via USB that bypass parts of that "chain of trust", bootstrapping to a pwned (no signature check) iBSS, iBEC, or iBoot to finish the boot process.

Jailbreak Tools

Untethered or semi-untethered jailbreaks are shown with a green 'yes'. Tethered or semi-tethered jailbreaks will be stated in a yellow box. Beta Firmwares are not listed here.

iPhone OS

1.x

iPhone OS Jailbreak Tool Tool Version Device
iPhone iPod touch
1.0 AppTapp Installer 1.0 Yes N/A
iBrickr 0.5-0.91
iLiberty+ 1.3.0.113
1.0.1 AppTapp Installer 1.0 Yes N/A
iBrickr 0.5-0.91
1.0.2 AppTapp Installer 1.0 Yes N/A
iBrickr 0.6-0.91
1.1 N/A N/A N/A No
1.1.1 The libTiff Exploit Yes[1.x 1]
1.1.2 OktoPrep + touchFree Yes[1.x 2]
1.1.3 iLiberty / iLiberty+ 1.3.0.113 Yes
Soft Upgrade Yes[1.x 3]
ZiPhone 3.0 Yes
1.1.4 iLiberty / iLiberty+ 1.3.0.113 Yes
PwnageTool 1.1
ZiPhone 3.0
1.1.5 iLiberty / iLiberty+ 1.3.0.113 N/A Yes
ZiPhone 3.0
  1. ^ A maliciously-crafted TIFF, using the libTiff Exploit, loaded into Safari, can be used to jailbreak iPhone OS 1.1.1. There are several of these TIFFs available - two of the most notable include planetbeing's and AppSnapp. However, both of these services are now offline, so cannot be used. Even so, a user could still create their own TIFF and payload in order to jailbreak 1.1.1.
  2. ^ It was previously possible to jailbreak 1.1.2 using OktoPrep alongside touchFree. However, the original package repository for OktoPrep through Installer.app has been taken offline. A user would need to find the original package file for OktoPrep and install it manually in order to jailbreak 1.1.2.
  3. ^ It was previously possible to jailbreak 1.1.3 using Soft Upgrade, but this is no longer possible due to the package repository being taken offline. A user would need to find the original package file for Soft Upgrade and install it manually to jailbreak 1.1.3 using this method.

2.x

iPhone OS Jailbreak Tool Tool Version Device
iPhone iPhone 3G iPod touch iPod touch 2G
2.0 PwnageTool 2.0-2.0.3 Yes N/A
QuickPwn RC3-2.2.5 Yes No Yes
2.0.1 PwnageTool 2.0.2-2.0.3 Yes N/A
QuickPwn RC3-2.2.5 Yes No Yes
2.0.2 PwnageTool 2.0.3 Yes N/A
QuickPwn RC3-2.2.5 Yes No Yes
2.1 PwnageTool 2.1-2.2.5 Yes N/A
QuickPwn 2.1-2.2.5 Yes No Yes
2.1.1 redsn0w Lite N/A Tethered[2.x 1]
2.2 PwnageTool 2.2-2.2.5 Yes
QuickPwn 2.2-2.2.5 Yes No Yes No
2.2.1 PwnageTool 2.2.1-2.2.5 Yes
QuickPwn 2.2.1-2.2.5 Yes No Yes No
redsn0w 0.3 No Yes
  1. ^ Tethered for devices running the old bootrom only. Will not work for devices on the new bootrom.

3.x

iPhone OS Jailbreak Tool Tool Version Device
iPad iPhone iPhone 3G iPhone 3GS iPod touch iPod touch 2G iPod touch 3G
3.0 purplera1n 1.0 N/A Yes No Yes N/A
PwnageTool 3.0 Yes No Yes No
redsn0w 0.8-0.9.3 Yes
3.0.1 redsn0w 0.8-0.9.3 N/A Yes N/A
3.1 blackra1n 1.0 N/A Yes Yes[3.x 1] N/A
PwnageTool 3.1-3.1.3 No
redsn0w 0.9.2-0.9.3 Yes[3.x 1]
3.1.1 blackra1n 1.0 N/A Yes Tethered
PwnageTool 3.1 No
3.1.3 Yes No
redsn0w 0.9.3 Yes[3.x 2] Tethered
3.1.2 blackra1n 1.0 N/A Yes Yes[3.x 1] Yes Tethered
PwnageTool 3.1.4-3.1.5 Yes No
redsn0w 0.9.2-0.9.3 Yes[3.x 1] Yes Yes[3.x 2] Tethered
sn0wbreeze Public Beta-2.9.14 No Yes No
Spirit 1.0 No
Star (JailbreakMe 2.0) Yes No
3.1.3 blackra1n 1.0 N/A Yes Yes[3.x 1] Yes No
PwnageTool 3.1.5 Yes No
redsn0w 0.9.4 Yes Yes[3.x 1] Yes Yes[3.x 2]
sn0wbreeze 1.5-2.9.14 No Yes Yes
Spirit 1.0 No Yes
Star (JailbreakMe 2.0) Yes
3.2 sn0wbreeze  ???-2.9.14 Yes N/A
Spirit 1.0
Star (JailbreakMe 2.0)
3.2.1 sn0wbreeze  ???-2.9.14 Yes N/A
Star (JailbreakMe 2.0)
3.2.2 greenpois0n RC4 Yes N/A
limera1n 1.0
PwnageTool 4.1-4.1.3
redsn0w 0.9.6b2-0.9.11b4
sn0wbreeze 2.1-2.9.14
  1. ^ a b c d e f Tethered jailbreak for any iPhone 3GS with the new bootrom. Untethered for the old bootrom.
  2. ^ a b c Tethered jailbreak for any iPod touch 2G with the new bootrom. Untethered for the old bootrom.

iOS

4.x

iOS Jailbreak Tool Tool Version Device
iPad iPhone iPhone 3G iPhone 3GS iPhone 4 (iPhone3,1) iPhone 4 (iPhone3,3) iPod touch 2G iPod touch 3G iPod touch 4G
4.0 limera1n 1.0 N/A No Yes N/A No Yes N/A
PwnageTool 4.0-4.01 Yes Yes[4.x_i 1] No Yes[4.x_i 2] No
redsn0w 0.9.5b3-0.9.6b3 No
sn0wbreeze 1.6-2.9.14 Yes Yes
Star (JailbreakMe 2.0) 2.0
4.0.1 limera1n 1.0 N/A No Yes N/A
PwnageTool 4.0 Yes[4.x_i 1][4.x_i 3] No
redsn0w 0.9.5b3-0.9.6b3 Yes No
sn0wbreeze 1.6-2.9.14 Yes
Star (JailbreakMe 2.0) 2.0
4.0.2 limera1n 1.0 N/A No Yes N/A No Yes N/A
PwnageTool 4.0 Yes[4.x_i 1][4.x_i 3] No No
redsn0w 0.9.5b3/0.9.6b3 Yes No Yes[4.x_i 2] No
sn0wbreeze 2.0.2-2.9.14 Yes Yes
4.1 greenpois0n RC5-RC6.1 Yes N/A No Yes N/A Yes
limera1n 1.0
PwnageTool 4.1-4.1.3 Yes No
redsn0w 0.9.6b1-0.9.10b8b Yes
sn0wbreeze 2.1-2.9.5
4.2.1 greenpois0n RC5-RC6.1 Yes N/A No Yes N/A Yes
PwnageTool 4.2 Yes No Yes
redsn0w 0.9.6b1-0.9.11b4 Yes
sn0wbreeze 2.2-2.9.14
4.2.5 N/A N/A N/A No N/A
4.2.6 greenpois0n RC5 b4-RC6.1 N/A Yes N/A
PwnageTool 4.2
redsn0w 0.9.6rc9-0.9.10b8b
Saffron (JailbreakMe 3.0) 3.0
sn0wbreeze 2.2-2.9.14
unthredera1n  ?
4.2.7 redsn0w 0.9.8b2-0.9.10b8b N/A Yes N/A
Saffron (JailbreakMe 3.0) 3.0
sn0wbreeze 2.6-2.9.14
unthredera1n  ?
4.2.8 PwnageTool 4.2 N/A Yes N/A
redsn0w 0.9.6rc18-0.9.10b8b
Saffron (JailbreakMe 3.0) 3.0
sn0wbreeze 2.7-2.9.14
unthredera1n  ?
4.2.9 redsn0w 0.9.8b3-0.9.10b8b N/A Tethered N/A
unthredera1n  ? Yes
4.2.10 redsn0w 0.9.8b7-0.9.10b8b N/A Tethered N/A
unthredera1n  ? Yes
4.3 PwnageTool 4.2 No N/A Yes[4.x_i 3][4.x_i 4] Tethered[4.x_i 3] N/A No
redsn0w 0.9.6rc9-0.9.11b4 Tethered No Yes Tethered
Saffron (JailbreakMe 3.0) 3.0 Yes Yes
sn0wbreeze 2.3b4-2.9.14
unthredera1n  ?
4.3.1 PwnageTool 4.3 Yes No N/A Yes N/A Yes
redsn0w 0.9.6rc9-0.9.11b4
Saffron (JailbreakMe 3.0) 3.0 No Yes
sn0wbreeze 2.5-2.9.14 Yes
unthredera1n  ?
4.3.2 PwnageTool 4.3.2 Yes No N/A Yes N/A Yes
redsn0w 0.9.6rc13-0.9.11b4
Saffron (JailbreakMe 3.0) 3.0
sn0wbreeze 2.6-2.9.14
unthredera1n  ?
4.3.3 PwnageTool 4.3.3-4.3.3.1 Yes No N/A Yes N/A Yes
redsn0w 0.9.6rc16-0.9.11b4
Saffron (JailbreakMe 3.0)  ? Yes
sn0wbreeze 2.7-2.9.14 Yes No
unthredera1n  ?
4.3.4 redsn0w 0.9.8b3-0.9.11b4 Tethered No N/A Tethered N/A Tethered
unthredera1n  ? Yes Yes Yes
4.3.5 redsn0w 0.9.8b7-0.9.11b4 Tethered No N/A Tethered N/A Tethered
unthredera1n  ? Yes Yes Yes
  1. ^ a b c Will only work for iPhone 3GS running the old bootrom.
  2. ^ a b Will only work for iPod touch 2G running the old bootrom.
  3. ^ a b c d An unofficial firmware bundle for this version must be manually added.
  4. ^ Tethered jailbreak for any iPhone 3GS with the new bootrom. Untethered for the old bootrom.
Apple TV

Note: "Marketing Version" is the version that the Apple TV reports in its "About" screen.

Marketing Version iOS Version Jailbreak Tool Tool Version Device
Apple TV 2G
4.0 4.1 greenpois0n RC6 Yes[4.x_atv 1]
limera1n 1.0
PwnageTool 4.1
Seas0nPass  ? Yes
sn0wbreeze 2.1 Yes[4.x_atv 1]
unthredera1n  ?
4.1 4.2 PwnageTool  ? Yes[4.x_atv 2]
Seas0nPass  ? Yes
unthredera1n  ?
4.1.1 4.2.1 greenpois0n RC6-RC6.1 Yes
PwnageTool 4.2
Seas0nPass 0.6.7 (Mac)
 ? (Windows)
unthredera1n  ?
4.2 4.3 Seas0nPass 0.7.2 (Mac) Yes
 ? (Windows)
unthredera1n  ?
4.2.1 4.3 PwnageTool 4.3-4.3.3.1 Yes
redsn0w 0.9.6rc16
Seas0nPass 0.7.3 (Mac)
0.3.7.13.2017 (Windows)
sn0wbreeze 2.5-2.7.1
unthredera1n  ?
4.2.2 4.3 PwnageTool 4.3-4.3.3.1 Yes[4.x_atv 2]
Seas0nPass 0.7.6.??? (Mac) Yes
0.3.13.2017 (Windows)
unthredera1n  ?
4.3 Seas0nPass 0.7.8.??? (Mac) Yes
0.3.29.???? (Windows)
unthredera1n  ?
  1. ^ a b No package management GUI.
  2. ^ a b A firmware bundle for this version must be manually added.

5.x

iOS Jailbreak Tool Tool Version Device
iPad iPad 2 iPad 3 iPhone 3GS iPhone 4 iPhone 4S iPod touch 3G iPod touch 4G
5.0 Absinthe 0.1-0.4 No N/A No Yes No
PwnageTool 4.3.3[5.x_i 1] Tethered No No Tethered No
redsn0w 0.9.9b3-0.9.11b4 Tethered No Tethered
sn0wbreeze 2.8b8
unthredera1n  ? Yes Yes Yes
5.0.1 Absinthe 0.1-0.4 No Yes N/A No Yes No
PwnageTool 5.0.1 Yes No Yes No Yes
redsn0w 0.9.10b4-0.9.11b4 Yes Yes
sn0wbreeze 2.8b11-2.9.14 Yes No Yes No Yes
unthredera1n  ?
5.1 redsn0w 0.9.10b6-0.9.11b4 Yes No Tethered No Tethered
sn0wbreeze 2.9.2-2.9.3
unthredera1n  ? Yes Yes
5.1.1 Absinthe 2.0-2.0.4 Yes
cinject 0.5.3-0.5.4
PwnageTool 5.1.1 Yes No Yes No
redsn0w 0.9.12b1-0.9.14b2 Yes
sn0wbreeze 2.9.6-2.9.14 Yes No Yes No Yes
unthredera1n  ?
  1. ^ A firmware bundle for this version must be manually added.
Apple TV

Note: "Marketing Version" is the version that the Apple TV reports in its "About" screen.

Marketing Version iOS Version Jailbreak Tool Tool Version Device
Apple TV 2G
4.4 5.0 Seas0nPass 0.7.9.??? (Mac) Tethered
0.3.37.???? (Windows)
unthredera1n  ? Yes
4.4.1 5.0 Seas0nPass 0.7.9.210 (Mac) Tethered
0.3.37.???? (Windows)
unthredera1n  ? Yes
4.4.2 5.0 Seas0nPass 0.7.9.230 (Mac) Tethered
0.3.42.3335 (Windows)
unthredera1n  ? Yes
4.4.3 5.0.1 Seas0nPass 0.7.9.270 (Mac) Yes
0.3.44.???? (Windows)
unthredera1n  ?
4.4.4 5.0.1 Seas0nPass 0.7.9.290 (Mac) Yes
0.3.45.4035 (Windows)
unthredera1n  ?
5.0 5.1 Seas0nPass 0.8.3.470 (Mac) Tethered
0.8.3.5592 (Windows)
unthredera1n  ? Yes
5.0.1 5.1.1 PwnageTool 5.1.1[5.x_atv 1] Tethered
Seas0nPass 0.8.4.518 (Mac) Yes
0.8.4.6306 (Windows)
unthredera1n  ?
5.0.2 5.1.1 Seas0nPass 0.8.6.565 (Mac) Yes
0.8.6.7558 (Windows)
unthredera1n  ?
  1. ^ No package management GUI.

6.x

iOS Jailbreak Tool Tool Version Device
iPad 2 iPad 3 iPad 4 iPad mini iPhone 3GS iPhone 4 iPhone 4S iPhone 5 iPod touch 4G iPod touch 5G
6.0 evasi0n 1.0-1.5.3 Yes
redsn0w 0.9.15b1[6.x_i 1]-0.9.15b3[6.x_i 1] No Yes[6.x_i 1] Tethered No Tethered No
sn0wbreeze 2.9.8-2.9.14 Yes Yes
6.0.1 evasi0n 1.0-1.5.3 Yes
redsn0w 0.9.15b1[6.x_i 2]-0.9.15b3[6.x_i 2] No Yes[6.x_i 2] Tethered[6.x_i 2] No Tethered[6.x_i 2] No
sn0wbreeze 2.9.8-2.9.14 Yes Yes
6.0.2 evasi0n 1.0-1.5.3 N/A Yes N/A Yes N/A
6.1 evasi0n 1.0-1.5.3 Yes
redsn0w 0.9.15b1[6.x_i 2]-0.9.15b3[6.x_i 2] No Yes[6.x_i 2] Tethered[6.x_i 2] No Tethered[6.x_i 2] No
sn0wbreeze 2.9.8-2.9.14 Yes Yes
6.1.1 evasi0n 1.3-1.5.3 N/A Yes N/A
6.1.2 evasi0n 1.4-1.5.3 Yes
redsn0w 0.9.15b1[6.x_i 2]-0.9.15b3[6.x_i 2] No Yes[6.x_i 2] Tethered[6.x_i 2] No Tethered[6.x_i 2] No
sn0wbreeze 2.9.10-2.9.14 Yes Yes
6.1.3 p0sixspwn 1.0-1.0.8 Yes
redsn0w 0.9.15b1[6.x_i 3]-0.9.15b3[6.x_i 3] No Yes[6.x_i 3] Tethered[6.x_i 3] No Tethered[6.x_i 3] No
sn0wbreeze 2.9.14[6.x_i 4] Tethered[6.x_i 4] Tethered[6.x_i 4]
6.1.4 p0sixspwn 1.0-1.0.8 N/A Yes N/A
6.1.5 p0sixspwn 1.0-1.0.8 N/A Yes N/A
redsn0w 0.9.15b1[6.x_i 3]-0.9.15b3[6.x_i 3] Tethered[6.x_i 3]
6.1.6 p0sixspwn 1.0.8 N/A Yes N/A Yes N/A
redsn0w 0.9.15b1[6.x_i 3]-0.9.15b3[6.x_i 3] Tethered[6.x_i 3] Tethered[6.x_i 3]
  1. ^ a b c Tethered jailbreak on devices not vulnerable to 0x24000 Segment Overflow. Upgradable to untethered jailbreak via evasi0n Cydia package.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Tethered jailbreak on devices not vulnerable to 0x24000 Segment Overflow. Requires pointing to 6.0 IPSW. Upgradable to untethered jailbreak via evasi0n Cydia package.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Tethered jailbreak on devices not vulnerable to 0x24000 Segment Overflow. Requires pointing to 6.0 IPSW. Upgradable to untethered jailbreak via p0sixspwn Cydia package.
  4. ^ a b c Tethered jailbreak on devices not vulnerable to 0x24000 Segment Overflow. Upgradable to untethered jailbreak via p0sixspwn Cydia package.
Apple TV

Note: "Marketing Version" is the version that the Apple TV reports in its "About" screen.

Marketing Version iOS Version Jailbreak Tool Tool Version Device
Apple TV 2G Apple TV 3G (AppleTV3,1) Apple TV 3G (AppleTV3,2)
5.1 6.0 evasi0n 1.0-1.5.3 Yes No N/A
redsn0w 0.9.15b1 Tethered
Seas0nPass 0.8.? Yes
5.1.1 6.0.1 evasi0n 1.0-1.5.3 Yes No N/A
redsn0w 0.9.15b3[6.x_atv 1] Tethered
Seas0nPass 0.8.? Yes
5.2 6.1 evasi0n 1.0-1.5.3 Yes No
redsn0w 0.9.15b3[6.x_atv 1] Tethered
Seas0nPass 0.8.9.655 (Mac) Yes
0.8.9.11241 (Windows)
5.2.1 6.1.3 redsn0w 0.9.15b3[6.x_atv 1] Tethered No
p0sixspwn 1.0-1.0.8 Yes
Seas0nPass 0.9.? Tethered
5.3 6.1.4 redsn0w 0.9.15b3[6.x_atv 1] Tethered No
p0sixspwn 1.0-1.0.8 Yes
Seas0nPass 0.9.5
  1. ^ a b c d Point at 6.0 IPSW.

7.x

iOS Jailbreak Tool Tool Version Device
iPad 2 iPad 3 iPad 4 iPad Air iPad mini iPad mini 2 iPhone 4 iPhone 4S iPhone 5 iPhone 5c iPhone 5s iPod touch 5G
7.0 evasi0n7[7.x_i 1] 1.0-1.0.7 Yes Yes[7.x_i 2] Yes
7.0.1 evasi0n7[7.x_i 1] 1.0-1.0.7 N/A Yes N/A
7.0.2 evasi0n7[7.x_i 1] 1.0-1.0.7 Yes
7.0.3 evasi0n7[7.x_i 1] 1.0-1.0.7 Yes
7.0.4 evasi0n7[7.x_i 1] 1.0-1.0.7 Yes
7.0.5 evasi0n7[7.x_i 1] 1.0.5-1.0.7 N/A Yes N/A
7.0.6 evasi0n7[7.x_i 1] 1.0.6-1.0.7 Yes
7.1 Geeksn0w 2.5-2.8.3[7.x_i 3] No Tethered No
2.9-2.9.1 Semi-Tethered
Pangu 1.0.0-1.2.1 Yes
7.1.1 Geeksn0w 2.9-2.9.1 No Semi-Tethered No
Pangu 1.0.0-1.2.1 Yes
7.1.2 Geeksn0w 2.9-2.9.1 No Semi-Tethered No
Pangu 1.0.0-1.2.1 Yes
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Due to the jailbreak payload being removed from the evasi0n website, a modified version of evasi0n7 is now required for a successful jailbreak.
  2. ^ Build 11A466. Requires a hex edit of evasi0n7 binary. See this image.
  3. ^ Tethered jailbreak. "Upgradable" to semi-tethered with "GeekSn0w Semi Untether Payload" (com.blackgeek.geeksn0wsemiuntetherpayload) from geekrepo.beiphone.it.
Apple TV

Note: "Marketing Version" is the version that the Apple TV reports in its "About" screen.

Marketing Version iOS Version Jailbreak Tool Tool Version Device
Apple TV 2G Apple TV 3G (AppleTV3,1) Apple TV 3G (AppleTV3,2)
6.0 7.0.1 N/A N/A No
7.0.2 N/A N/A No
6.0.1 7.0.3 N/A N/A No
6.0.2 7.0.4 N/A N/A No
7.0.6 N/A N/A No
6.1 7.1 N/A N/A No
6.1.1 7.1.1 N/A N/A No
6.2 7.1.2 N/A N/A No
6.2.1 Seas0nPass 0.9.7 beta Tethered No

8.x

iOS Jailbreak Tool Tool Version Device
iPad 2 iPad 3 iPad 4 iPad Air iPad Air 2 iPad mini iPad mini 2 iPad mini 3 iPhone 4S iPhone 5 iPhone 5c iPhone 5s iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus iPod touch 5G iPod touch 6G
8.0 Pangu8 1.0.0-1.2.1[8.x_i 1] (Windows) Yes N/A Yes Partial[8.x_i 2] Yes N/A
1.0.0 (Mac)
PPJailbreak 1.0 (Mac)
TaiG 1.0.0-1.2.1 (Windows)
8.0.1 Pangu8 1.0.0-1.2.1[8.x_i 1] (Windows) Yes N/A Yes Partial[8.x_i 2] Yes N/A
1.0.0 (Mac)
PPJailbreak 1.0 (Mac)
TaiG 1.0.0-1.2.1 (Windows)
8.0.2 Pangu8 1.0.0-1.2.1[8.x_i 1] (Windows) Yes N/A Yes Partial[8.x_i 2] Yes N/A
1.0.0 (Mac)
PPJailbreak 1.0 (Mac)
TaiG 1.0.0-1.2.1 (Windows)
8.1 Pangu8 1.0.0-1.2.1[8.x_i 1] (Windows) Yes N/A
1.0.0 (Mac)
PPJailbreak 1.0 (Mac)
TaiG 1.0.0-1.2.1 (Windows)
8.1.1 PPJailbreak 1.0 (Mac) Yes N/A
TaiG 1.0.0-1.2.1 (Windows)
8.1.2 PPJailbreak 1.0 (Mac) Yes N/A
TaiG 1.2.0-1.2.1 (Windows)
8.1.3 PPJailbreak 2.0.0 (Mac) Yes N/A
TaiG 2.2.0-2.4.5 (Windows)
1.0.0-1.1.0 (Mac)
8.2 PPJailbreak 2.0.0 (Mac) Yes N/A
TaiG 2.2.0-2.4.5 (Windows)
1.0.0-1.1.0 (Mac)
8.3 PPJailbreak 2.0.0 (Mac) Yes N/A
TaiG 2.2.0-2.4.5 (Windows)
1.0.0-1.1.0 (Mac)
8.4 PPJailbreak 2.0.0 (Mac) Yes
TaiG 2.2.0-2.4.5 (Windows)
1.0.0-1.1.0 (Mac)
8.4.1 N/A N/A No
  1. ^ a b c d 1.0.0 and 1.0.1 give SSH access only (Cydia is not installed).
  2. ^ a b c iPad4,7 (Wi-Fi) only.
Apple TV

Note: "Marketing Version" is the version that the Apple TV reports in its "About" screen.

Marketing Version iOS Version Jailbreak Tool Tool Version Device
Apple TV 3G (AppleTV3,1) Apple TV 3G (AppleTV3,2)
7.0 8.0 N/A N/A No
7.0.1 8.1 N/A N/A No
7.0.2 8.1.1 N/A N/A No
7.0.3 8.1.3 N/A N/A No
7.1 8.2 N/A N/A No
7.2 8.3 N/A N/A No
7.2.1 8.4.1 N/A N/A No
7.2.2 8.4.2 N/A N/A No

9.x

iOS Jailbreak Tool Tool Version Device
iPad 2 iPad 3 iPad 4 iPad Air iPad Air 2 iPad Pro (12.9 inch) iPad Pro (9.7 inch) iPad mini iPad mini 2 iPad mini 3 iPad mini 4 iPhone 4S iPhone 5 iPhone 5c iPhone 5s iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 6s iPhone 6s Plus iPhone SE iPod touch 5G iPod touch 6G
9.0 Pangu9 for 9.0-9.1 1.0.0-1.3.2 (Windows) Yes N/A Yes N/A Yes
1.0.0-1.1.1 (Mac)
9.0.1 Pangu9 for 9.0-9.1 1.0.0-1.3.2 (Windows) Yes N/A Yes N/A Yes
1.0.0-1.1.1 (Mac)
9.0.2 Pangu9 for 9.0-9.1 1.0.0-1.3.2 (Windows) Yes N/A Yes N/A Yes
1.0.0-1.1.1 (Mac)
9.1 Home Depot Rev 1 - Rev 7 Yes No N/A No Partial[9.x 1] No N/A Yes No
Pangu9 for 9.0-9.1 1.3.0-1.3.2 (Windows) No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes
1.1.0-1.1.1 (Mac)
9.2 Home Depot Rev 1 - Rev 7 Yes No N/A No Yes Partial[9.x 1] No N/A No
Pangu9 for 9.2-9.3.3[9.x 2] 1.0.0-1.1.0 No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes
9.2.1 Home Depot Rev 1 - Rev 7 Yes No Yes No N/A Partial[9.x 3] No Yes Partial[9.x 1] Partial[9.x 4] No N/A No
Pangu9 for 9.2-9.3.3[9.x 2] 1.0.0-1.1.0 No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes
9.3 Home Depot Rev 1 - Rev 7 Yes No Yes No
Pangu9 for 9.2-9.3.3[9.x 2] 1.0.0-1.1.0 No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes
9.3.1 Home Depot Rev 1 - Rev 7 Yes Partial[9.x 5] No Yes No
Pangu9 for 9.2-9.3.3[9.x 2] 1.0.0-1.1.0 No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes
9.3.2 Home Depot Rev 1 - Rev 7 Yes Partial[9.x 6] No Partial[9.x 3] No Yes Partial[9.x 1] Yes No Yes No
Pangu9 for 9.2-9.3.3[9.x 2] 1.0.0-1.1.0 No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes
9.3.3 Home Depot Rev 1 - Rev 7 Yes Partial[9.x 6] No Partial[9.x 3] No Yes No Yes No
Pangu9 for 9.2-9.3.3[9.x 2] 1.0.0-1.1.0 No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes
9.3.4 Home Depot Rev 1 - Rev 7 Yes Partial[9.x 7] No Yes Partial[9.x 4] No Yes No
9.3.5 N/A N/A No
  1. ^ a b c d iPhone 5 (Global) (iPhone5,2) only.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Upon rebooting, running the Pangu/PP app is required to acquire a jailbroken state. If using a free developer certificate/provisioning profile (i.e. your own Apple ID), the app must be resigned on your computer every 7 days to continue working.
  3. ^ a b c iPad mini (Wi-Fi) (iPad2,5) only.
  4. ^ a b iPhone 5c (GSM) (iPhone5,3) only.
  5. ^ iPad 3 (GSM) (iPad3,2) only.
  6. ^ a b iPad 3 (CDMA) (iPad3,3) only.
  7. ^ iPad 3 (Wi-Fi) (iPad3,1) only.

10.x

iOS Jailbreak Tool Tool Version Device
iPad 4 iPad Air iPad Air 2 iPad Pro (12.9 inch) iPad Pro (9.7 inch) iPad mini 2 iPad mini 3 iPad mini 4 iPhone 5 iPhone 5c iPhone 5s iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 6s iPhone 6s Plus iPhone SE iPhone 7 iPhone 7 Plus iPod touch 6G
10.0 N/A N/A N/A No N/A
10.0.1 PPJailbreak 2.5.1 (Windows) No Yes No Yes No Yes
yalu102 beta 1 No Yes No Yes No
beta 2-beta 6 No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes
beta 7 Yes No
10.0.2 PPJailbreak 2.5.1 (Windows) No Yes No Yes No Yes
yalu102 beta 1 No Yes No Yes No
beta 2-beta 6 No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes
beta 7 Yes No
10.0.3 N/A N/A N/A No N/A
10.1 PPJailbreak 2.5.1 (Windows) No Yes No Yes No Yes
yalu beta 1-beta 3 No Yes No Yes No
yalu102 beta 1 No Yes No Yes No
beta 2-beta 6 No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes
beta 7 Yes No
10.1.1 PPJailbreak 2.5.1 (Windows) No Yes No Yes No Yes
yalu beta 1-beta 3 No Yes No Yes No
yalu102 beta 1 No Yes No Yes No
beta 2-beta 6 No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes
beta 7 Yes No
10.2 PPJailbreak 2.5.1 (Windows) No Yes No Yes No Yes
yalu102 beta 1 No Yes No Yes No
beta 2-beta 6 No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes
beta 7 Yes No
10.2.1 N/A N/A No

tvOS

9.x

tvOS Jailbreak Tool Tool Version Device
Apple TV 4G
9.0 Pangu9 1.0.0 Yes
9.0.1 Pangu9 1.0.0 Yes
9.1 N/A N/A No
9.1.1 N/A N/A No
9.2 N/A N/A No
9.2.1 N/A N/A No
9.2.2 N/A N/A No

10.x

tvOS Jailbreak Tool Tool Version Device
Apple TV 4G
10.0 LiberTV v1-v2 Yes
10.0.1 LiberTV v1-v2 Yes
10.1 LiberTV v1-v2 Yes
10.1.1 N/A N/A No

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