It’s been several days since the Pangu Team released its semi-untethered jailbreak tool for the iOS 9.2 to 9.3.3. The jailbreak works with all 64-bit iOS devices. Thousands of iPhone and iPad users liberated their devices using Pangu’s tool within days. Soon, the Totoa Team came with a browser-based version of Pangu’s PPJailbreak tool that would let you jailbreak your device using mobile Safari – without the need of a computer.
iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak via Safari no longer works
Pangu’s PPJailbreak app requires a Windows PC to get the job done. Totoa Team’s offering was more convenient, but it no longer works. It installs an app and corresponding enterprise certificate on your device. Now Apple has canceled the signing certificate from its end. It means you won’t be able to install the PPJailbreak app using Safari, at least for now. Totoa Team said in a tweet, “Apple terminated the account we were using without any notice.”
all of you deserve to know ( now apple terminated the account we were using without any notice ) we didn’t get any email about that :(
— Totoa Team? (@TotoaTeam) July 28, 2016
If you still try to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 via Safari, you will be served an error, “Unable to Download App – PPJailbreak could not be installed at this time.” The error prompt gives you two options: Done and Retry. Tapping on Retry won’t help since the signing certificate is blocked. However, the iDownloadBlog reports that not all browser-based tools are getting the error. Apple is still cracking down on the misuse of its certificate system. It hasn’t gotten to all of them yet.
What if you’ve jailbroken using Safari
Apple is cracking down on them to enhance the security of its enterprise certificate system. Using the certificates to jailbreak iOS devices is considered misuse of the system. If you don’t want to wait for jailbreakers to find a new way to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 without using a computer, you can always go back to Pangu’s Windows-based method. The tool is currently available only in Chinese as Pangu is still working to launch an English version of its tool.
If you have already jailbroken your device using the browser-based tool, it should work fine until the certificate expires. After that, you have to run the Windows-based tool over your existing jailbreak. Also, since Pangu’s tool is semi-untethered, you have to run the PPJailbreak app every time you reboot your device.