UPDATE: Apple has taken down the jailbreaking app from the App Store.
Jailbreak fans can rejoice because Apple has just basically shot itself in the foot, at least in terms of its operating system. Somehow an app that allows people to jailbreak their iPhone or iPad got approved and posted in the App Store. Oops.
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Jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad has never been easier
Let’s just preface this by saying that by the time you read this article, the app might be gone from the App Store because Apple will undoubtedly remove it as soon as word gets back around. If you’ve been wanting to jailbreak your device for a long time but have not done it because the process can be intimidating, it’s worth a check of the App Store though to see if the app is still there.
The app is called PG Client, and there’s no cost to download it from the App Store. It utilizes the PanGu team’s PP jailbreak by disguising it inside a Dribbble client. The app enables users to jailbreak compatible iPhones, iPads or iPod touches that are running iOS 9.3.3. Word from various tech sites is that PG Client actually works.
How PG Client works
The app only works on devices that are still running iOS 9.3.3, however. The newest version of Apple’s mobile operating system is iOS 9.3.5, which means that you might not still be on that older firmware version. The app does not work on iOS 9.3.4 or 9.3.5 because Apple patched the weakness the PanGu team exploited to jailbreak version 9.3.3.
If you are no longer on 9.3.3 but want to give PG Client a try, it is possible to roll back to iOS 9.3.3. To learn how to do that, just follow these two guides: How to Downgrade iOS 9.3.5 to iOS 9.3.4 and How to Downgrade iOS 9.3.4 to iOS 9.3.3. They include jailbreaking instructions, but if you’re going to use the PG Client app (if it’s still available), then the part you really need is the section on how to roll back to the earlier versions of iOS.
Again, we must emphasize that time is of the essence here. Not only are we battling the clock on how long it will take Apple to remove the PG Client app from the App Store, but the clock is ticking on iOS 9.3.3 as well. It probably won’t be much longer before the iPhone maker stops signing it, which means you won’t be able to roll back to it.