Jailbreakers have been on high alert for more than a month as they impatiently wait for the iOS 9.2 or iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak utility. There is no news on that front, however, the Month of March was not all bad for jailbreakers. Pangu team announced an unexpected public jailbreak for users stuck on iOS 9.1. as we wrote last month, the jailbreak did not come about because Pangu was focusing on the older version of iOS. Instead, a hacker found a vulnerability they could exploit that had not been patched by Apple. Pangu used it to help out those who were stuck on iOS 9.1.
Not all tweaks are compatible with the iOS 9.1 jailbreak. These are the ones which we can verify work with the Pangu utility:
Android Lock XT
Minimal Hosts Blocker
PhotoAlbums+ iOS 9
Disable Parallax Effect
The most essential tweaks are still a matter of debate and personal preference, but here are my recommendations for the best ones.
Winterboard – with Winterboard, Saurik wanted to bring as much theming as possible into one backend app. He succeeded in spades.
Curiosa – no self-respecting jailbreaker wants to miss out on an updated jailbreak tweak. This nifty little tweak gives you banner notifications every time there is a new update. It also gives you a keyword search function so you can keep up with new tweaks that might interest you even if they aren’t installed on your iPhone already.
Ghosty – this is a tweak for 3D Touch. It modifies the other app icons by causing them to fade out so you can focus more on the app icon’s shortcut menu which you are trying to access.
Fake GPS – the fake GPS tweak is all about your protection. It allows you to change your device’s current location. You can set the fake location via a long press on a map view, which in turns causes all other apps like Twitter and Facebook to use the fake GPS.
So far these are the ones that hackers have reported are working fine. It is unlikely many of the tweaks that do not appear on this list will be updated for iOS 9.1, unless there turns out to be a very long delay before the next jailbreak, when developers have a little time on their hands.