How to Use Phoenix App on iOS 9.3.6

Jailbreaking has always been popular and, even when Apple managed to put a stop to it, every jailbreaker had the hope that it would one day come back. And it has, with the number of utilities being released gradually increasing over the last couple of years. Most were de eloped for the newer iOS firmware, but just one has come out for the older iOS 9 firmware – Phoenix jailbreak.  Developed and released by Siguza and Tihmstar, Phoenix jailbreak is exactly what you would expect it to be, so read on for all the details.

What is Phoenix Jailbreak?

Phoenix App

Phoenix is the only jailbreak we have to support iOS 9.3.5-3.6. It is semi-untethered and still uses Cydia as its package manager – most other jailbreaks use a package manager called Sileo, specially developed as Cydia has not been updated to support newer firmware. It works on the following devices:

  • iPad 2
  • iPad 3
  • iPad 4
  • iPad Mini
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5 (A6)
  • iPhone 5C (A6)
  • iPod 5G

Note: if your device is not on the list above or is not on iOS 9.3.5 to 9.3.6, Phoenix is not supported. If you are unsure of whether your device is supported or not, start installing Phoenix – it will detect your device/firmware and tell you if it will work or not.

How to Install Phoenix Jailbreak on iOS 9.3.5 and iOS 9.3.6:

Phoenix jailbreak can be installed in several ways, but by far, the easiest and safest is to install it via a third-party app store. This can be done directly on your device and also provides you with tons of other unofficial content too. However, because the app stores are unofficial, the certificates are revoked by Apple, causing them to crash. An anti-revoke app or VPN can stop this from happening.

Here are the steps to install:

  1. Open Safari browser and download an app store from the following list following the guide at the link
  1. Open the app store and search for Phoenix jailbreak
  2. Tap it and then tap Install
  3. Wait for the download to complete and then open the iOS Settings app
  4. Go to General > Profiles and tap the Phoenix profile
  5. Tap Trust and close Settings
  6. Open Phoenix jailbreak and tap on Prepare for Jailbreak
  7. Wait – when you see the Cydia icon on your home screen, Phoenix has successfully jailbroken your device.

Frequently Asked Questions

Not everyone is aware of how jailbreaks work, and we get asked a lot of questions. These are the commonly asked ones about Phoenix jailbreak:

Will There be an Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 9?

No. iOS 9 is now an unsupported firmware because it is so old, and no other jailbreak can be developed for it.

Do I Need to Use my PC?

No. By installing a third-party app store first and then installing Phoenix via the store, you can do it directly on your iPhone or iPad. However, you should keep in mind that these app stores are not official and are developed using expired enterprise certificates that Apple revokes. To stop this from happening, install an anti-revoke app or a recommended VPN.

How Do I Delete Phoenix Jailbreak?

Strictly speaking, you don’t have to. Because Phoenix is semi-untethered, it will deactivate whenever you reboot, leaving your device unjailbroken until you reactivate it. However, if you want it off your device permanently, open Cydia and delete every app, tweak, library, etc., you installed and rebooted your device.

Why Can’t I Use Phoenix on Later Firmware?

Because the exploits in iOS 9.3.5-3.6 are different from those in later firmware, the jailbreak cannot be tweaked to work on any other firmware. To do that, Phoenix would have to be tweaked, and then it wouldn’t work on iOS 9. Besides, this is the only jailbreak for iOS 9, whereas those on iOS 10 or above have several utilities to choose from, including Unc0ver and Checkra1n.

I Get a “Phoenix Jailbreak Could Not Be Installed At This Time” Error Message

This is down to it being installed via an unofficial app store. Wait a few hours and try again or try a different app store.

Chrome Tells me the Phoenix Website is Dangerous.

You will get this message with any software you download via Chrome – Phoenix isn’t dangerous and is completely safe because it doesn’t change your device permanently as an untethered jailbreak does.

Where Do I Get The Most Up-to-Date Version of Phoenix?

When you use a third-party app store to install Phoenix, you always get the most up-to-date version. Make sure you install any updates released by the store developers.

If you are still using iOS 9.3.5-3.6, Phoenix is the only jailbreak available and is ever likely to be available. Install it now and enjoy all the benefits of a jailbroken device with a reliable and stable jailbreak utility.

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