If you have read about the recent PanGu jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3 and below, you probably already know that it is not a complete solution in that it does require a user to re-jailbreak (of sorts) their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch every time their device reboots. This is because of the method used to jailbreak, which is referred to as a semi-untethered / tethered approach. If that all sounds a little too much for you or you’ve already installed the PanGu jailbreak and want out, here’s how to un-jailbreak your device.
Before we begin…
It is advised that before beginning the un-jailbreak process, you back up all of the data on your device as this process will completely wipe all of the content from it, including settings. For the best results and to exclude any possibility of error, it would be best if you could use the data backup that was taken prior to the jailbreak. However, if you don’t have one, just continue to back up now. Use iTunes or iCloud to make that backup.
How to un-jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 safely
As with all tutorials, it is best that you are able to fully concentrate whilst reading and implementing each step. So please make sure to give it your full attention!
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Step 1: Go to the website ipsw.me and download the latest version of iOS 9.3.3 firmware. Whilst on the site, make sure that you choose the correct version for your device, as the files are different for different devices.
Step 2: Next, you need to disable Find My iPhone; you can do this by going to Settings –> iCloud. This procedure is the same for iPhones, iPads, and the iPod Touch.
Step 3: Next, you need to connect your iOS device to a computer or Mac via a USB cable and run the latest version of iTunes.
Step 4: Now you should see the summary page of your device. Find and click on the Restore button whilst at the same time pressing the Option Key or Shift Key for Windows.
Step 5: If you’re patient, you should see a popup appear, which will enable you to browse and find the iOS 9.3.3 firmware that you downloaded earlier. At this point, you should open it.
iTunes will remove the PanGu jailbreak
At this point, there is little else for you to do but wait. iTunes is now beginning to restore your device to stock iOS 9.3.3. All of the tweaks you have installed since jailbreaking will be removed from your device.
When the restore / un-jailbreak is finished, you will see a welcome screen on your device. At this point, you can restore the data you backed up just before jailbreaking it or before beginning the un-jailbreaking process.
The PanGu jailbreak is still relatively new. Many people have gone through with the procedure only to find that when their device reboots, the re-jailbreak PP app procedure does not always work as it should. Whilst there are methods of fixing the issues that this causes and keeping the jailbreak, I believe it is always best to give people as many options as possible, even if includes returning to stock iOS 9.3.3.