- Phoenix is a semi-untethered jailbreak released by developer Siguza and tihmstar.
- It supports any 32-bit devices running iOS 9.3.5.
- This is not a KPPLess Jailbreak which means Cydia is built-in and you can start installing tweaks right away.
If you have a legacy device that you wish to break free from Apple restrictions, now is the time. With iOS 11 only supporting iPhone 5s and above, it’s sad that anything under won’t be able to experience the new software update.
Anyways, now that the iOS 9.3.5 jailbreak is out, you have something to look forward to. That is installing new Cydia tweaks and customize your iPhone or iPad with custom themes from the store.
Like mentioned earlier, the Phoenix jailbreak tool is only available for 32-bit devices running iOS 9.3.5. Check to see if any of your models are listed below.
- iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c
- iPod touch 5G
- iPad mini, iPad 2, iPad 3rd gen, iPad 4th gen
Since Phoenix is a semi-untethered jailbreak, you will need to launch the app and re-jailbreak your iPhone every time the device is rebooted.
Prepare for Jailbreak
To jailbreak your iOS 9.3.5 using Phoenix:
- Start off by downloading the latest version of the IPA from here.
- You will also need to get Cydia Impactor to sideload the file.
- Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer.
- Drag and drop the Phoenix.ipa file into Cydia Impactor.
- Enter your Apple ID and password.
- Wait for Impactor to finish installing the app.
When done, you should see the Phoenix app on your home screen.
This just means you have successfully installed the jailbreak app onto your iOS device. The fun begins now.
Tap to open the Phoenix app on your iPhone. If you see the popup that says, “Untrusted Developer,” read this to understand why and how to fix it. The gist is that you will need to open the Settings app > General > Device Management.
Once Phoenix is opened, it will say that your current device is not jailbroken.
To jailbreak, tap on the “Prepare For Jailbreak” text. Read the terms and conditions and choose Accept. Phoenix will also let you know that it comes with a free mixtape.
When you get to the Install Cydia screen, tap Begin Installation. It will display a popup to let you know once again if your device is supported by Phoenix or not. If it is, tap on Use Provided Offsets.
The Jailbreak process will begin at this point; you do not need to do anything. Just let the system running.
Your iOS device will reboot after a few minutes. If everything works out fine, Cydia should be installed on your iPhone or iPad. Launch Cydia for the first time and let it run all its packages and dependencies.
If Cydia Impactor doesn’t work when sideloading the Phoenix IPA, please click here for the troubleshooting guide.
You can also watch the YouTube video below for a hands-on demo.
Credit to some of the images and video (above) goes to Louie Shearon.