The iPad Pro is designed for power users, which means it comes with a lot of features that are great for productivity (and entertainment as well). Unfortunately, the features offered by the iPad Pro can’t still compete with the wide range of themes, apps, and games that can be accessed through jailbreaking. So, if you have this cutting-edge device and want to do more with it, one step to take is to do jailbreaking.
Jailbreaking your iPad Pro depends on the firmware that you use: iOS 9.1, iOS 9.3, iOS 10.1.1, or iOS 10.2. All of these versions have jailbreaking tools available, so you only have to choose the tool that matches the firmware you’re currently using.
Here’s a short summary of the jailbreaking tools listed above:
- iOS 9.1 jailbreak — Released by Pangu in March 2016, it works with 64-bit devices, including the iPad Pro. It’s an untethered jailbreak, which means that the jailbreak stays in place even when the device is powered off. It’s considered to be the last untethered jailbreaking tool.
- IOS 9.3 jailbreak — Released by Pangu in August 2016, it initially posed problems with users who owned the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Fortunately, Pangu released version 1.1 of the jailbreak to accommodate the 9.7-inch iPad Pro as well as the iPod Touch 6G and ensure these devices can install the jailbreaking tool. The jailbreak is semi-tethered, which means you’ll have to reinstall it when your device powers off.
- iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak — Released by Italian hacker Luca Todesco, it’s also called “Mach_Portal + Yalu” and works well with the iPad Pro. It’s semi-tethered, and you’ll need to reinstall it every seven days.
- iOS 10.2 jailbreak — Another jailbreaking tool released by Luca Todesco, it’s also known as “yalu102” and works on all 64-bit devices, excluding iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
To ensure you’ll have a successful experience, make sure to download the tool from the official website (en.pangu.io for Pangu and yalu.qwertyoruiop.com for Yalu). Many hackers have made spoof sites of these official websites and used them to distribute malware or ask for money. Don’t forget to backup your important data before downloading and installing the jailbreak; this way, you can still recover your files if anything goes wrong.