Oh, the good old days when a jailbreak could be expected nearly immediately following the release of a new iOS update. If not a new jailbreak, you were specifically, in no uncertain terms, warned about updating your iOS version (many were designed simply to thwart jailbreaking) Those days are gone and now you wait and what you get isn’t always what you didn’t pay for despite the developers’ best efforts.


iPhone Rebooting
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Jailbreak from the philosopher Jagger

“You can’t always get what you want, but if you try some times you get what you need,” famous words from the philosopher Jagger. Granted, that wisdom came (God is it 50 years ago) well before the most recent jailbreak from the China-based Pangu Team for Apple’s 64-bit devices running iOS 9.2-9.3.3. The welcome jailbreak wasn’t perfect but if you try, you get what you need. In this case, that need was a jailbroken iPhone, however, it wasn’t perfect with a number of users reporting the need to do it again in the morning as it rebooted overnight.

Well, that’s fixed. Many users running iOS 9.3.3 found their devices rebooting randomly.

Pangu, worked on that bug and here is what you need to do:

First: Obviously, you’re going to need the Cydia app that most users come to rely on with a semi-untethered jailbreak, once that’s launched it’s not the worst of ideas to make sure you’re in the jailbroken mode before you open Cydia.

Second: Once Cydia has both launched and refreshed you’ll need to find the Sources tab where you simply need to add https://codyqx4.github.io/cydia.

Third: Once your repository source has been added, you’ll need to refresh and reload Cydia once again.

Last Step: You’re almost home, find the recently added repository source and tap on it in order to display its contents. Find the the “iOS 9 Reboot Fix,” and Bob’s your uncle you’re done.

If you follow each of these steps you should find that your phone is no longer interested in rebooting each time you go to sleep. Do remember that this doesn’t mean you should start downloading updates to iOS and definitely don’t get near iOS 10 when it’s released until you read that it’s OK to do so.