The current jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3 uses a slightly different approach. While previous iOS jailbreaks were an all in one tool, Pangu now wants you to use Cydia Impactor to sign a Pangu generated IPA file.
To jailbreak iOS 9.3.3, you will have to finish the process by sideloading the IPA file using a sideload app.
Sounds complex? Well, it might be without the right tutorial. I am going to walk you through the entire jailbreak process to ensure that you get it done right.
A Couple of Things You Need to Know
About the Pangu 9.3.3 Jailbreak
The jailbreak is semi-untethered. This is a fancy way of saying that you will have to re-jailbreak your device every time you reboot your device. The good news is you won’t have to use a computer when doing the re-jailbreak.
Your jailbreak will be good for seven days if you use the regular free Apple ID. After this, you will have to sideload your device again. You will have to keep the IPA file (Pangu App) and Cydia Impactor for this.Using an Apple Developer account ID will give you a longer grace period. You will get one year before you have to repeat the process using Cydia impactor.
You won’t lose any of the tweaks and customizations you did whenever you re-sideload. You will pickup from where you left before your certificate expired.If you reboot your device and fail to re-jailbreak using the Pangu app, your jailbreak tweaks will not work until you do that. Your device will keep working just right without the tweaks and customization until you re-jailbreak.
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Preparing Your iPhone or iPad for the Pangu Jailbreak
Getting the prerequisites ready will make the process more fun and bearable. You don’t want to give up halfway through or end up losing important data from your phone. Here are the things you MUST do before getting started.
- Ensure that your device is compatible. The jailbreak only works on 64-bit devices. (iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, 12.9 inch iPad Pro, 9.7 inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 & 1, iPad Mini 4, 3 & 2, iPod Touch 6)
- The jailbreak supports iOS 9.2 – 9.3.3. It is wise if you will be running iOS 9.3.3 before running the jailbreak. There is nothing much you can do about this if you aren’t running 9.3.3 since Apple is no longer signing iOS 9.3.3
- Download the Pangu jailbreak IPA file. You can get the NvwaStone_11.0.ipa and Cydia Impactor for Windows or Mac. You’ll find all the tools bundled in this download https://mega.nz/#!LwlGQBKD!JsycD1fzJJj0vpLe2K4sWKVhNGNLOy7l46Roh8FyZMo
- Disable any Passcode, Find My iPhone or Touch ID protection on your device
- Get the latest version of iTunes for your Windows PC or Mac
- Get a valid Apple ID. The free idle is available at apple.com while the developer ID that will give you a one year jailbreak is available at developer.apple.com for 99 USD per year
- Ensure that you have a working USB cable (you can grab a good one here) and have your device charged to at least 60%
How to Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 in 12 Steps
Open the download package you downloaded on the preparation step above and save all the files in an easy to access folder. You should also install Cydia Impactor to your Windows PC or Mac.
Step 1. Launch the Cydia Impactor tool on your computerStep 2. Connect the iOS device you want to jailbreak to the computer using your USB cable
Step 3. Once Impactor has recognized your device, drag the NvwaStone_1.0.ipa file you downloaded earlier and drop it onto Cydia Impactor Step 4. You will be presented with an ‘Apple Developer warning’ and will have to click the OK button to continue
Step 5. A prompt will ask you to enter your Apple ID username. Use the email addressed you used when creating your Apple ID above. While you could use your regular ID (Pangu/Saurik says its safe), it is wise to get a secondary one just in case. Click OK
Step 6. Enter the password associated with the Apple ID you choose to use and click OK
Step 7. Cydia Impactor will do some internal preparation. You won’t see any progress bar but all will be done once you see the Pangu jailbreak app installed to your device. Don’t open the app yet.
Step 8. Navigate to Settings> General> Device Management if using iOS 9.3.3 or to Settings> General> Profile on iOS 9.3.2 and lower. Select the profile named after the Apple ID you used created above and set it as a trusted developer. ns]
Step 9. Launch the installed Pangu app from the home screen. You will get a prompt on Pangu sending you notifications. Click OK to proceed
Step 10. Click on the START button in the Pangu app to begin the process and immediately lock the device by pressing its Power button without exiting the app
Step 11. Sit back and wait as the app sideloads the payload. Wait until you get a notification on successful jailbreak on your lock screen. Don’t act on it. The device will automatically respring.
Step 12. That’s all! Once the device resprings, you will find the Cydia app and can begin downloading and installing all your favorite jailbreak apps and tweaks.
Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3: Wrapping Up
Remember that you will have to re-jailbreak every time you reboot your device. To do this:
- Identify the PP app (with the icon shown below) and launch it
- Tap on the OK option to allow notifications from the app
- Click at the center of the of the big circle presented and remember to lock your device using the power/sleep button without exiting the app
- You will get a push notification to your lock screen. Don’t do anything, just let your device respring in peace.
- That’s it! You are good to go until you reboot again.
You will have to repeat the entire jailbreak with Pangu procedure again after seven days if you use the free Apple ID. If this is too tiresome, you should consider paying $99 for a developer ID or have someone add your device to his or her developer ID (yet to try this, let me know if it works in the comments section below.)
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