Good news for jailbreak community, Pangu has just released the English version of iOS 9.2 – iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch which uses Cydia Impactor to sideload an IPA onto your device. The tool supports 64-bit devices and comes just days after the VERISION CHINAof the jailbreak was made available to users.
According to Pangu’s website, the jailbreak works only on 64-bit devices such as:
- iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone SE
- iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad Pro
- iPod Touch 6G
- Before you jailbreak, make sure to back up your iOS device to iCloud or to your computer.
- I recommend you clean restore and update to 9.3.3 through iTunes (no OTA).
- Disable Passcode from Settings > Touch ID & Passcode and turn off Find my iPhone from Settings > iCloud > Find my iPhone.
Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 Using Pangu and Cydia Impactor
Step 1. Download the Pangu app (NvwaStone_1.0.ipa) from pangu.io and Cydia Impactor tool for Windows, Mac or Linux.
Step 2. Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to your computer via a USB cable.
Step 3. Run the Cydia Impactor tool, ensure that it sees your iOS device, and drop the Pangu.ipa (NvwaStone_1.0.ipa) file on the Cydia Impactor tool.
Step 4. Click the OK button on the Apple Developer Warning box that appears.
Step 5. You’ll be asked to enter your Apple ID, which will be used to create a free Apple developer certificate for signing the .iPA file of Pangu jailbreak. If you’re not comfortable providing it then the best thing to do is to create a new Apple ID and use that instead.
Step 6. Cydia Impactor will start to install the Pangu jailbreak app onto your device and will take a few minutes to complete.
Step 7. The Pangu app will now appear on your iOS device, but you’ll need to go to Settings → General → Device Management, tap the Developer App email address associated with your Apple ID, and tap Trust twice to enable the app to run.
Step 8. Go back to the Home screen, launch the Pangu app on your iOS device, and tap OK when it asks for access to Notifications.
Step 9. Tap Start on the Pangu app and lock your device when prompted. You should receive a notification, followed by a respring.
Step 10. Once the jailbreak is done and your device restarts, go to the Home screen and you should see Cydia installed, which means that the jailbreak completed successfully. Cydia will take some time “Preparing filesystem” when you launch it for the first time. It will exit after it is done, and respring your device.
The Pangu jailbreak is semi-tethered, which means that you’ll have to use the PP/Pangu jailbreak app on your device to re-jailbreak it everytime it reboots. Keep in mind that a re-jailbreak is not required if your device resprings.
Note that Pangu lists two limitations for this jailbreak method:
- An Apple ID can only apply for a certificate for a limited number of devices.
The certificate will expire in 7 days. If your certificate gets expired, you need to follow the guide to install the jailbreak IPA again. Unfortunately, if you don’t have a developer account, the app needs to be resigned every seven days. If you do have a developer account the app will be signed for one year.