Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 update: iOS 9.3.3, 9.3.2, 9.3 to 9.2 jailbreak is out. Pangu works on iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, 6, 6 Plus, 5s, SE, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 1, iPad mini 4, 3, 2 and 6th-generation iPod touch model. iPhone 5, 5c, 4s, 32-bit iPad and iPod touch devices are not supported.
To get started with jailbreaking your compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device using Pangu’s latest tool on a supported firmware version number, here’s everything you need:
Here’s how the jailbreak came into being: Last public jailbreak was released for iOS 9.1 devices by Pangu back in March this year. Since then, Apple has released a number of firmware updates, including point updates for iOS 9.2 and iOS 9.3.
Apple released first beta of iOS 9.3.3 back in May 2016. Shortly after it was released, Luca Tedesco successfully jailbroke it and demonstrated his jailbreak on video, just like how he has done previously for some other iOS 9.2.x and iOS 9.3.x firmwares. Later, Luca also showed offJailbreakMe-style browser-based jailbreak on iOS 9.3.2. But as has always been the case with Luca, he made it clear that his jailbreak is for his private research purposes only and he would not release it to public.
In June 2016, Apple unveiled iOS 10 and followed it up with a beta release for developers and testers. Luca Tedesco confirmed that his 0day exploit that worked on iOS 9.3.x has been patch by Apple in iOS 10, as a result, he made his exploit public to let anyone with deep knowledge on jailbreaks to create a public jailbreak for iOS 9.3-9.3.3 devices.
In early July at MOSEC 2016 conference in Shanghai, the China-based Pangu Team demonstrated iOS 10 jailbreak. The team also hinted at a jailbreak coming soon for iOS 9.3.2/9.3.3 devices.
After five beta releases, Apple released final version of iOS 9.3.3 to public in mid July. Less than two weeks after iOS 9.3.3 was released, Pangu dropped a new jailbreak that worked on 64-bit devices (iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPad mini 2/3/4, iPad Air 2/1, 12.9/9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPod touch 6G) running iOS 9.2 to iOS 9.3.3 firmware. It’s a semi-untethered (sometimes also called as semi-tethered) solution, meaning you will have to run an app on device (not computer) to get your device back into jailbroken state after every reboot.
As a prequel to this article, you may wanna read through our previous jailbreak status update posts for iOS 9.2.x and iOS 9.3-9.3.1 firmware here:
Jailbreaking with Pangu
If you have one of the supported devices, have access to a Windows machine, and want to jailbreak your iOS device, then you’re going to want to follow these steps:
1) Update your iOS device to iOS 9.3.3. This is the latest jailbreakable firmware and this means you’re going to want to install it because it has all of the latest bug fixes and security features.
2) Make sure to turn off Find My iPhone and disable your passcode on the device you’re jailbreaking, then plug it into your computer with the Lightning cable.
3) Make sure the computer has iTunes installed on it before proceeding; you can download it here. If you haven’t already, be sure to trust your computer from your iOS device and trust your iOS device from iTunes.
4) Download the PP/Pangu jailbreak tool installer for Windows.
5) Right-click on it and click Run As Administrator.
6) Windows will ask you to trust the publisher. Click on the Yes button.
7) Windows may also ask you to trust the app for Windows Firewall, so go ahead andTrust the connections.
8) When the tool launches, click on the only button in the UI and it’ll start downloading and installing the actual jailbreak tool.
9) When finished, you’ll notice a new app with the PP icon on it:
10) Right-click it and choose Run As Administrator once again.
11) Next, click on the Yes button when asked if the app can run on your PC.
12) The jailbreak tool interface will open and attempt to discover any connected devices.
13) Once your device is discovered, click on the green button to proceed.
14) The green button will begin to display a loading circle to indicate it’s busy.
15) After a few minutes, you will be asked for your Apple ID. Proceed at your own risk and log in, or do what we did and create a phony Apple ID to log in with. When your information is entered, click on the green button to log in.
16) Now wait a few minutes longer and a Pangu/PP app appears on your iOS device’s Home screen:
17) You now want to go to your Settings app (not the Pangu/PP app), and navigate toGeneral > Device Management.
18) Tap on the profile that appears here, and then tap on the blue Trust button that appears with your email address.
19) In the pop-up prompt, tap on the red Trust button, and then go to your Home screen after you’ve successfully trusted the profile.
20) Next, you want to launch the Pangu/PP app that was on your Home screen. You will be prompted to allow push notifications. Make sure to allow them by tapping on the OKbutton.
21) Next, tap on the circle in the app, and then it will turn into a line of text.
22) Now, lock your device by pressing your sleep button once. After a few moments, you should see a notification appear:
23) After a few seconds, you should also see a prompt for your device’s storage to get full. This is normal and indicates Cydia is being installed. You can unlock your device and re-launch the Pangu/PP app and you should see it trying to install Cydia.
24) Your device should automatically reboot itself a few moments after, and when it turns back on, you should see Cydia on your Home screen:
25) Launch Cydia, and it will re-load data and prepare the filesystem as it typically always does when you jailbreak your device.
Congratulations on your now-jailbroken iOS 9.3.3 device!
Note: If the jailbreak process doesn’t work for you, just repeat the process over and over until it does. I had to do this 8 times before it finally took. Stay patient!
That was certainly one of the lengthiest jailbreak processes I’ve covered in some time, nevertheless, I have Cydia installed on my iPad mini 2 with iOS 9.3.3 and I can now install my favorite jailbreak tweaks.
Keep in mind that not all tweaks are ready for iOS 9.3.3 just yet. Developers will need to update their tweaks for compatibility, so be sure to check the Cydia descriptions often to see whether or not they support iOS 9.3.3.
Did the jailbreak work for you? Share in the comments!