It has been less than a week since the PanGu team announced and then launched the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak. In that time, it has come to light that many people who installed the jailbreak have been experiencing different issues. However, the jailbreak community is a resilient one, and it has shown that it can get past issues related to the jailbreak and Cydia.
Errors and a fix
In recent days, reports of a rather cryptic and rare error have been cropping up all over the world. This error produced the “failed in buffer” message and was apparently caused by a stashing issue. This was solved quite quickly with the release of a patch available via Cydia. This looks to have been officially fixed due to the release of a new and updated Cydia substrate. 0.96200 and brings official support for iOS 9.2 – iOS 9.3.3.
If you’re one of the millions of jailbreak users who have not experienced this issue with the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak, you can consider yourself extremely lucky. As many iOS device owners around the globe have been experiencing the “failed in buffer_write(fd) (8, ret=-1)” message, and this alone was causing serious problems.
Thanks to CoolStar, a well-known developer, the jailbreak can now handle the installation of tweaks in the correct way. This patch / fix now ensures that any issues which could be discovered are now likely not to happen at all! Also what makes the previous issues highly unlikely to return is the release of the latest version of the Cydia substrate by Jay Freeman “Saurik.” In a recent comment he said:
Cydia Substrate 0.9.6200, on iOS 9.2+, “mitigates” :/ an issue of storage on the root filesystem when using a “semi-untethered jailbreak” (so far my favorite term for jailbreaks via an app vector) by stashing the installation target of extensions.
And there’s more: in bringing an immediate fix for the earlier mentioned “failed buffer” error, this new version of Cydia 0.9.6200 also brings with it the ability to disable the substrate in iOS 9.2+. This can be achieved by holding down the volume up button on an iOS device while it is booting up using the PanGu jailbreak app.
Yet again, the jailbreaking community and those who actively support it have proven the lengths they are willing to go to help others. As far as this update is concerned, he who is known as the “Godfather of jailbreaking” needs a round of applause for doing great work yet again!