When iOS 8 was released, Apple put a very large spanner in the works, stopping the jailbreak developers from doing their work. However, in recent years, the utilities have begun to come back, although most of them are for the later iOS versions. One jailbreak has appeared for those on iOS 9.3.5-3.6, though, and it’s called Phoenix. Developed by Siguza and Tihmstar, the jailbreak offers everything you would expect to get and is easy to install and use. Here’s all the information you need to know.
What is Phoenix Jailbreak?
It is the only jailbreak utility available for the earlier iOS 9.3.5-3.6 firmware, and it is semi-untethered. The following devices only are supported:
- iPad 2
- iPad 3
- iPad 4
- iPad Mini
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 5 (A6)
- iPhone 5C (A6)
- iPod 5G
Most of the latest jailbreaks have begun using a different package manager called Sileo because Cydia has not been updated to support newer firmware. However, it does still work on iOS 9 and Phoenix jailbreak has retained it, giving you an easy way of installing every app, mod, library, etc., that you want.
While iOS 9 is considered to be extremely out of date, some users are still running it but you should be aware that Phoenix will not work on all iOS 9 firmware, only 9.3.5 and 9.3.6. If you are not sure your device has support, simply start installing Phoenix – it will detect your setup automatically and won’t install if your firmware or device is not compatible.
You must also keep in mind that, being semi-untethered, it will need reactivating whenever you reboot your device.
How to Install Phoenix Jailbreak on iOS 9.3.5 and iOS 9.3.6
The best and safest way to install Phoenix jailbreak is to use a third-party app store. Not only can you install Phoenix jailbreak but you can also install lots of other modified and tweaked content for free. However, because these app stores are not official, Apple revokes the app certificates, crashing the app store and anything you installed from it. An anti-revoke app or VPN can stop this from happening.
- Open Safari browser, and download one of these stores:
- When you click the link you will find full download instructions -follow them
- Open the app store on your device and search for Phoenix jailbreak
- Click on it and then click on Install
- Wait for the Phoenix icon to appear on your home screen and open your iOS Settings app
- Go into General>Profiles and then tap the Phoenix profile
- Tap the Trust button and close Settings
- Tap the Phoenix icon to open the jailbreak
- Tap on the Prepare for Jailbreak button and wait – Phoenix will go to work and the Cydia icon is on your home screen when its done
Congratulations, your device is jailbroken using Phoenix.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Jailbreaks still attract many questions, especially from those new to it and Phoenix is no exception. These are the commonly asked questions:
Will There be an Untethered iOS 9 Jailbreak?
No. Apple does not support iOS 9 any longer and no other jailbreak can be developed because the exploits won’t change.
Do I Need to Use my PC?
No. You are using an unofficial app store to install the jailbreak on your device and these are installed directly on your device. However, unless you install a VPN or an anti-revoke app, you must expect the app store and the jailbreak to crash quite quickly. This is because it is unofficial and Apple pulls the app certificates on a regular basis.
How Do I Delete Phoenix Jailbreak?
You don’t really need to. It is a semi-untethered jailbreak so it doesn’t make any permanent changes to your device. When you reboot, the jailbreak is deactivated. However, if you want it removed entirely, go into Cydia and manually delete everything you installed and then reboot – the jailbreak is gone.
Why Can’t I Use Phoenix on Later Firmware?
Because this jailbreak uses exploits specifically found in the supported firmware but not found in later versions. If the jailbreak were updated to work on the more recent firmware, it would no longer work on iOS 9. Those running iOS 10 or above have plenty of other utilities to choose from, such as Checkra1n and Unc0ver.
I Get a “Phoenix Jailbreak Could Not Be Installed At This Time” Error Message
This is typical with unofficial app stores. Either wait a few hours and try again or choose a different store and start over.
Chrome Tells me the Phoenix Website is Dangerous
This is normal with Chrome, no matter what software you are trying to download. Phoenix jailbreak is not dangerous to use.
Is Phoenix Safe?
Yes, semi-untethered jailbreaks do not change your device permanently and deactivate when you reboot. We also tested it and didn’t find any malware, viruses or anything else.
Where Do I Get The Most Up-to-Date Version of Phoenix?
When you use an unofficial app store to install Phoenix jailbreak it will be kept up to date. However, it is down to you to install those updates to keep the jailbreak updated.
For those on iOS 9.3.5-3.6, Phoenix jailbreak is your only hope in jailbreaking your device so go ahead,, download it today and enjoy all the cool features it offers.