Finally a working jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3 to 9.2 firmwares have been released. China-based Pangu Team literally made this announcement and much to the delight of those 64-bit device owners looking to liberate their hardware from Apple’s locked gates to install Cydia and jailbreak tweaks on it. Nevertheless, the tool is currently only available for Windows machines, compatible with 64-bit iOS devices, and is a semi-untethered/tethered variety and here we’ve provided a step-by-step approach to showing you exactly how to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using it. Ready? Here we go.
Compatible iOS devices:
The solution works with iPhone, iPad and iPod touches that are running iOS 9.2 to iOS 9.3.3, and that come with a 64-bit architecture. Pangu Team is offering support for devices like the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and of course, the latest 4-inch iPhone SE. iPad support is also extended to the first and second-generation iPad Air, the iPad mini 2/3/4, and of course the iPad Pro devices. Also 64-bit iPod touch 6G is supported.
Compatible firmware versions:
- iOS 9.2, iOS 9.2.1
- iOS 9.3, iOS 9.3.1, iOS 9.3.2, iOS 9.3.3
- Make sure you performed a full backup of the iPhone, ipad or iPod touch device, that all data is secured to iTunes or iCloud.
- Disable/remove passcode, Touch ID, and of course Find My iPhone before you begin the jailbreak.
- iOS 9.2-9.3.3 running on your compatible 64-bit device. Recommended updating to iOS 9.3.3. You can grab iOS 9.3.3 file from here: Download iOS 9.3.3 IPSW For iPhone And iPad [Final Version].
- The latest version of iTunes running on your Windows PC.
- Jailbreak tool, which you can get from here: Download Pangu iOS 9.3.3 / 9.3.2 Jailbreak For Windows.
It’s important to note that the steps below are for Chinese version of the jailbreak as the English version of the tool is not out yet but is expected to drop very soon.
Step 1: Connect your iOS device to your computer.
Step 2: Once you have downloaded the jailbreak tool from the link providd below, launch it as administrator on Windows by right clicking on the file and then clicking on ‘Run as administrator’.
Step 3: Now click on the button which has some Chinese text on it. This will install PP Helper 5.0.
Step 4: You should now have PP Helper 5.0 shortcut on the desktop. Right click on it and then click on Run as administrator. Once it’s launched, click the big green button with some Chinese text on it to begin the jailbreak process.
Step 5: You will get a captcha screen on the tool. Enter the captcha letters and wait for the tool start installing a profile on your device. The tool at this situation also require you to enter your Apple ID and password. Pangu however sayts it doesn’t store any of your private info and simply uses your Apple ID and password to sign the PP app it’s going to install on your device for jailbreaking. Better to create a spare Apple ID by signing up from appleid.apple.com and use it in this step rather than your main Apple ID.
Step 6: An app called PP will start installing on your device now. Once installed, in order to run it, you need to first head to Settings > General > Device Management (on iOS 9.3.3) or Settings > General > Profile (on iOS 9.3.2 and below) and then trust the developer.
Step 7: Once completes, open this PP app and accept the prompt for push notifications.
Step 8: Now tap pn the big circle in the center of PP app, and wait for that to install Cydia. Hit the sleep/power button to manually lock your device. You will soon get a notification in Chinese saying that your device has been successfully jailbroken.
Step 9: Simply unlock the device and you’ll be in PP. It will start beginning environment for Cydia. Once done, the device will reboot automatically and you should have Cydia installed on your now jailbroken device.
This is a semi-untethered/tethered jailbreak which means every time the device reboots, you will have to re-jailbreak of sorts to get the device back into jailbroken state. No, not as you’re thinking, there will no reinstall process done through your computer again. You don’t have to reinstall jailbreak tweaks, settings or Cydia either. All you need to do after every reboot is to run the PP app from the home screen on your device and tap that large circle button to get back into jailbroken state again within no time.
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