How to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 with Pangu [tutorial]

By , Jul 24, 2016

Pangu Jailbreak

Over the weekend, Pangu announced the release of a new jailbreak tool for iOS 9.2-9.3.3. The tool is not yet available in English as of this writing, but a Chinese version of the tool is available. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to jailbreak iOS 9.2 to iOS 9.3.3 with the new Pangu jailbreak tool for Windows.

Because this is a Windows-only jailbreak, you’ll need a PC, or a Mac with either Bootcamp or a virtual machine running Windows to jailbreak your device.

Another thing we need to note before getting started is that this jailbreak only supports 64-bit iOS devices, so the iPhone 5 is officially out of support. It’s unknown if this will change in the future, but the list of supported devices currently are:

  • iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE
  • iPod touch 6G
  • iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro

And perhaps the biggest caveat of all is that this isn’t an untethered jailbreak. Instead, it’s what’s known as a semi-untethered jailbreak because you have to run the tool each and every time you reboot your device in order to see and use Cydia. It’s very similar to tethered jailbreaks that we’ve seen in the past, but not quite the same because you don’t need a computer.

Jailbreaking with Pangu

If you have one of the supported devices, have access to a Windows machine, and want to jailbreak your iOS device, then you’re going to want to follow these steps:

1) Update your iOS device to iOS 9.3.3. This is the latest jailbreakable firmware and this means you’re going to want to install it because it has all of the latest bug fixes and security features.

2) Make sure to turn off Find My iPhone and to disable your passcode on the device you’re jailbreaking, then plug it into your computer with the Lightning cable.

3) Make sure the computer has iTunes installed on it before proceeding; you can download it here. If you haven’t already, be sure to trust your computer from your iOS device and trust your iOS device from iTunes.

4) Download the PP/Pangu jailbreak tool installer for Windows.

Pangu 9.3.3 jb 1

5) Right-click on it and click Run As Administrator.

Pangu Run As Administrator

6) Windows will ask you to trust the publisher. Click on the Yes button.

Trust Pangu Publisher

7) Windows may also ask you to trust the app for Windows Firewall, so go ahead and Trust the connections.

Windows Firewall

8) When the tool launches, click on the only button in the UI and it’ll start downloading and installing the actual jailbreak tool.

Downloading Pangu Jailbreak Tool

9) When finished, you’ll notice a new app with the PP icon on it:

Pangu Tool on Windows

10) Right-click it and choose Run As Administrator once again.

Tool Run As Admin

11) Next, click on the Yes button when asked if the app can run on your PC.

Yes Trust PP Pangu Jailbreak

12) The jailbreak tool interface will open and attempt to discover any connected devices.

PP Jailbreak Tool Interface

13) Once your device is discovered, click on the green button to proceed.

PP 933 jailbreak green button

14) The green button will begin to display a loading circle to indicate it’s busy.

PP 933 jailbreak loading

15) After a few minutes, you will be asked for your Apple ID. Proceed at your own risk and log in, or do what we did and create a phony Apple ID to log in with. When your information is entered, click on the green button to log in.

PP JB 933 Apple ID

16) Now wait a few minutes longer and a Pangu/PP app appears on your iOS device’s Home screen:

iOS PP Pangu app

17) You now want to go to your Settings app (not the Pangu/PP app), and navigate to General > Device Management.

Trust-PP-App-Steps New

18) Tap on the profile that appears here, and then tap on the blue Trust button that appears with your email address.

19) In the pop-up prompt, tap on the red Trust button, and then go to your Home screen after you’ve successfully trusted the profile.

20) Next, you want to launch the Pangu/PP app that was on your Home screen. You will be prompted to allow push notifications. Make sure to allow them by tapping on the OK button.

PP Pangu App Notifications

21) Next, tap on the circle in the app, and then it will turn into a line of text.

PP Pangu app tap on circle

22) Now, lock your device by pressing your sleep button once. After a few moments, you should see a notification appear:

Cydia Installing Push Notification

23) After a few seconds, you should also see a prompt for your device’s storage getting full. This is normal, and indicates Cydia is being installed. You can unlock your device and re-launch the Pangu/PP app and you should see it trying to install Cydia.

PP 933 Installing Cydia

24) Your device should automatically reboot itself a few moments after, and when it turns back on, you should see Cydia on your Home screen:

Cydia App Icon iOS 9.3.3

25) Launch Cydia, and it will re-load data and prepare the filesystem as it typically always does when you jailbreak your device.

Congratulations on your now-jailbroken iOS 9.3.3 device!

Cydia iOS 9.3.3 iPad mini 2 Pangu

Note: If the jailbreak process doesn’t work for you, just repeat the process over and over until it does. I had to do this 8 times before it finally took. Stay patient!

Wrapping up

That was certainly one of the lengthiest jailbreak processes I’ve covered in some time, nevertheless, I have Cydia installed on my iPad mini 2 with iOS 9.3.3 and I can now install my favorite jailbreak tweaks.

Keep in mind that not all tweaks are ready for iOS 9.3.3 just yet. Developers will need to update their tweaks for compatibility, so be sure to check the Cydia descriptions often to see whether or not they support iOS 9.3.3.

Did the jailbreak work for you? Share in the comments!

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  • Ruud Dé Brûíñ

    Wow, that was the most complicated JB ever, not for the faint of heart…..And after restarting trusted in management has to be rearmed too

    • Helen

      agreed, there are a few tutorials and no idea which is the latest…Right now trying the safari one on ipad, lets hope it’ll work

  • Dave Evans

    I’m running iOS 9.0.2 and have just had to run cydia eraser due to
    issues. I’m ready to re jailbreak but every time I run pangu 1.2.0 or
    1.3.0 or 1.3.1 it asks me to update the pangu app and only version
    availbale is or iOS 9.3. How do I rejailbreak on 9.0.2 if the tool
    constantly asks to be updated past my iOS version? ps I do not want to
    upgrade ios version and start dealing with certificates weekly etc.

  • I jailbroke my 5S 9.3.3 using the English Pangu tool and everything worked fine… for a week. After a week, it suddenly rebooted itself and I couldn’t re-jailbreak on the phone as the certificate had expired. I got on my computer and re-jailbroke and everything was fine.

    One week later, same deal. I try to re-jailbreak from my Mac using Impactor and it installs Pangu with no problems. I run Pangu, all seems fine, but after the respring my phone is still not jailbroken. The Pangu app is there as is Cydia, but Cydia crashes and none of my tweaks are working.

    I’ve tried this several times now. Passcode/touch/find my iPhone are all disabled. Help!

  • Qasim Abbasi

    bro i have read this whole topic but i’ m little bit confused
    i have iPhone 5s iCloud Locked and it has iOS 10.0.1 so can you tell how to do jailbreak because as far as i know you can only JB iDevice if you have full access to it so please help me

  • Reaper365

    Its working on iPhone 6 ios 9.3.2