If you have a jailbroken iOS device running iOS 9.3.3, Cydia Eraser has recently been updated to work with the latest PanGu jailbreak and will now enable you to remove a jailbreak quickly and safely from your device. It will also allow you to remain on a compatible firmware so that you can jailbreak again in the future.
About Cydia Eraser
If you are an experienced jailbreaker, you know that Cydia Impactor, now known as Cydia Eraser is a great tool to have. However, if you’re new to jailbreaking, this useful little app allows you quickly to move back to the stock version of iOS that you were running before completing the jailbreak.
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In this article, I will walk you through how to use the app in a step-by-step manner, but you should be aware that following these steps will mean that the entire jailbreak installation on your iOS device will be removed. That also means all files, folders, and any modifications and tweaks, etc. will be returned to their original state too. Cydia will also be removed.
So if you want to go through with this, it’s simple to do and is designed to get you out of any trouble you may be experiencing with your device. However, you should not hesitate to do this as Apple may soon stop signing iOS 9.3.3 and your only option then could be iOS 9.3.4 and that could cause problems for future jailbreak attempts.
My advice to you would be to use the very latest version of Cydia Eraser as it will enable you to use the same firmware you had on the device before and then take it back to a stock-like state.
Unjailbreak iOS 9.3.3 with Cydia Eraser
Please follow these steps to the letter. It’s better not to rush through them, so read each one thoroughly before moving on to the next.
Step 1: To start this tutorial off, you are going to have to launch Cydia on your jailbroken device and then go to its search option.
Step 2: With the search option, look for Cydia Eraser and tap on it. At this point, you will not be required to add any additional repositories to access the package.
Step 3: Now install Cydia Eraser the same way that you would other Cydia tweaks and packages.
Step 4: When complete, you will discover that a new app called “Eraser” has been added to your device’s Home Screen; you should launch it.
Step 5: Before allowing you to move forward, Cydia Eraser will inform you about its functionality and that it will “remove all data on your device, revert all changes to files, delete the jailbreak. And return it to stock iOS while preserving your iOS version.” You should read all the information fully and then tap the “Erase all data, unjailbreak device” button, which you will find at the bottom.
Step 6: Wait for a conformation box to appear and then tap on the Erase All option to move forward.
Step 7: Now you should be patient, as Cydia will force your iOS device to reboot several times as it goes about removing the files. At no point should you try to interrupt the process. Also to make sure that you do not accidentally manually reboot it, place it down and do something else.
When you have given your device about 20 minutes (to be safe) to allow Cydia to do its thing, You will see that it has rebooted back into the stock version of iOS 9.3.3, with the “Hello” welcome screen. You will now be able to set up your device and restore data from an earlier backup.