If you haven’t yet heard the good news… there is now a jailbreak that will work with iOS 9.3.3 all the way down to iOS 9.2 for compatible 64-bit devices. If you have already followed a tutorial and have a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, you may have a few questions about how you can get your jailbreak working again after your device has rebooted. In this article, I am going to address that for you and tell you exactly what to do.
Why do I have to do this?
If you’re finding that jailbreak tweaks, Cydia and apps are either crashing or just not working, this is because of the method that was used to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 and below. As it currently stands, the PanGu team has only provided one method of jailbreak, which just happens to be semi-untethered / tethered. This means that you will have to place your iOS device back into a jailbroken state each and every time it reboots.
This is only required when your device is fully rebooted and not when it is respring-ed.
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Booting into jailbroken state
Now before you become worried about just how much work you’re going to have to do here, let me tell you that the process needed to get your device back into a jailbroken state does not require a computer or the reinstallation of Cydia. The whole process should not take you much longer than a couple of minutes. Please follow the instructions to complete the process below.
Step 1: After your iOS device has rebooted, you need to find the PP app on its Home screen and then tap to launch it. The most important part here is that you find the correct app because it is possible for you to have two different PP apps.
The version of the app you need is the one below.
Step 2: When the popup appears, accept the prompt to allow push notifications.
Step 3: You will see the image below on your screen. You need to tap in the center of the circle. Once you have done that, you need to manually lock your device, which you can do by pressing the sleep / power button.
Step 4: After you have waited for a while, it may feel like you should respond to a push notification on the lock screen. DONT! Your device will respring automatically.
Step 5: When your device manages to get back to the lock screen, all you have to do is unlock it, and you will find yourself back on the Home screen.
Step 6: You’re done! You should now be able to use Cydia and all of the jailbreak tweaks you’ve installed. Your apps should also start working again.
Now that there is a workable jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3 and below, I expect this to breath new life into the jailbreak community, as it has been a while since those who like the freedom a jailbreak offers have had anything to celebrate. In fact, not too long ago, there was talk about how jailbreaking was dead and that with the launch of iOS 10, Apple had won!
What do you think of this jailbreak solution? Have you used it on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch?