Cydia App Icon iOS 9.3.3

Those of you who have jailbroken your iOS 9.2-10.2 devices with the Pangu jailbreak tool or the Yalu jailbreak tool should know by now that it’s a semi-untethered jailbreak. This means you have to re-run the jailbreak app from your Home screen every time you reboot your device.

In this piece, we’ll talk about how to reboot your semi-untethered jailbroken iOS 9.2-10.2 device properly so that Cydia works as expected after your device turns back on.

What is a semi-tether?

A semi-untethered jailbreak is a hybrid between an untethered jailbreak and a tethered jailbreak.

As you might remember from the redsn0w days, a tethered jailbreak required you to connect your device to a computer and re-run the jailbreak tool in order to re-install Cydia. Untethered jailbreaks are preferred because you can turn your device off and on again and never have an issue running Cydia.

The semi-untether meets the two in between. With this jailbreak, you don’t need to connect your jailbroken device to a computer, but you do have to re-run the tool that was added to your Home screen every time you reboot your device. Fortunately, this is much more convenient.

If you don’t… Cydia is going to do this after you reboot:

Cydia Crash

But it’s easy to fix; you just need to run the tool that was installed on your device again.

Because a semi-untethered jailbreak is a relatively odd type of jailbreak that we don’t see that often, we decided it was a good idea to make a tutorial so more people understand the concept.

How to boot your semi-untethered jailbroken device

If you just had to turn your device off and on again, then you need to know how to get Cydia up and running again. To do that, follow these steps:

1) Launch the Pangu/PP app from your Home screen.

Launch PP app Home Screen

2) Allow notifications if you’re prompted to do so by tapping on the OK button in the prompt.

Allow PP to Send Notifications Pangu Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3

3) Tap on the circle in the center of the app so it turns into text, then lock your device by pressing the sleep button.

PP Pangu app tap on circle

4) Now, a notification should appear on your Lock screen and your device may warn you about your storage becoming too full. Just leave your device alone.

Cydia Installing Push Notification

5) In a few moments, your device should respring itself, and you should be able to launch Cydia again.

Cydia iOS 9.3.3 iPad mini 2 Pangu

That’s all there is to it! That was way easier than an old-fashioned tethered jailbreak, wasn’t it?

Wrapping up

The semi-untethered jailbreak requires you to re-run the jailbreak tool every time you reboot your device, but it doesn’t require the use of a computer. It’s much more convenient than a tethered jailbreak, but not quite as convenient as an untethered jailbreak.

Also read: How to jailbreak iOS 9.2-9.3.3 with Pangu for Windows

If you found this tutorial useful, and it helped clear things up a bit for you, let us know in the comments below!

  • Colby Pitcher

    When i try using the PP app and hit the circle to start the jailbreak on my phone it just reboots normal and doesnt work.

  • Sir Dun

    cant open the other app its doing the samething as the cydia app

  • Bijan Khanpour

    I deleted my pangu app what should I do

  • Ok tweaks work after doing all this but Cydia opens and says unable to load

  • Python2002

    I need to jailbreak from the computer every 17 days ?

  • RC Central

    I was jailbroken before, but all my tweaks broke but Curia still opened. I rebooted my device to untether it, which worked. Then I tried to re tether it. I trusted the Chinese thing, said yes to notifications, clicked the circle, and clicked the power button to lock my device. Instead of locking, it shut off instantly. Of course I have to boot back up, and now I’m back untethered.

  • Sincereo E Fiel

    even in safe mode cydia is crashing and nothing comes up. PP app is not giving any notification after locking. It directly reboots. I am 9.3.3 iphone 6. Please help

  • Romeo Buan

    i made my iphone 6plus reboot after jailbreak using pangu.. then after the reboot my cydia wont open.. and i tried your methods but when i try to press the lock button my phone automatically turns off.. any advice how to fix this problem?

  • Hanuman

    Unfortunately my phone got switched off due to low battery. And when i try to run the jailbreak program after charge my phone then the program simply crash and unable to run it successfully 🙁 Please help me to run the jailbreak program…
    currently none of the installed tweaks are working because JB program did not run successfully… 🙁

  • Nathaniel Barrera

    I succsessfully did but i juat downloaded a tweal and now to it wont rejailbreak every time i try it gets stuck on the apple logo then goes back to normal does anyone else have this problem.

  • Dana Scully

    Once I re-jailbreak using the app, my phone keeps going in a re-boot loop and I can’t get rid of the tweak that’s causing it

  • Andrew Trogler

    Can someone help me when I I go into the app and shutoff my device it does not reboot

  • Didier

    So after my Iphone rebooted for the first time since I installed PP helper on it, pp helper crashed and couldn’t launch cydia either. I launched the app and then I tapped on the circle and locked my phone. But after I locked my phone my phone rebooted automatically so I deleted pp helper but now I can’t re-install it and cydia won’t launch without it. What can I do?

  • Adriel

    Please help my phone works and everything but when u reboot my Cydia apps won’t work like I get on barrel and u can see the main app but it won’t work.
    I get on Cydia and all packages are gone.
    I try to delete Cydia by restoring it and it’s still there with the apps .

  • Jeffery Miller

    Hello I have this jailbreak I got it on Iemulators using the airplane mode trick, it worked well for a while and then one day it stopped because my phone turned off, I totally understand that it is semi tethered and what that means. So when I tried to re-jailbreak my phone it wouldn’t work. After multiple attempts I ended up deleting pp app and downloaded it again from another site. This jailbreak works really well for all my other tweaks except Cydia. It does the same thing In the first video, a complete white screen then back to home. What am I doing wrong. Is there a way I can reinstall or delete it without opening it or having a computer? Thank you anything helps.

  • Ercan Dereköy

    Hi, I have iPad Pro 12.9 with 9.2, I come to step 4, but when I lock, it doesnt show me any notifications, just reboots the device and I end up at step one 🙁

  • Cooltricks 9

    i already jailbreaked my phone…then it suddenly reboots my phone and when i try again to rejailbreak, i can’t.
    when i open pp app and after when i lock my device , its automatically resprings 🙁 , it dosent jailbreak, help please.

  • DeadlyDeal

    Yeah i had problem with PP app when tapped circle. App stuck and when i locked phone it rebooted without apply jailbreak

    So my SOLUTION/SOLVED maybe help you too… 🙂 Talking about Re-jailbreak

    1) Use Pangu soft in PC/MAC
    2) Add certificate and app into iPhone
    3) Restart phone with home and power
    4) Launch PP app and wait 3-10sec after tapping circle
    5) Close app and wait like 5sec
    6) Open PP app and lock iphone with power button
    7) iPhone now show you norification and in seconds self respringed
    8) Jailbreak work fine again (I was so mad about PP crashing :D)

    Enjoy Jailbreak! 🙂

  • Jesus

    Ive jailbroken my 9.3.2 iphone 5s and after i installed a tweak my phone rebooted and my cydia app eont open when i click on it

  • SomeGuy

    is anyone else having issues with their phones as of recently? i know the 7 is out now but that shouldnt affect the iphone 6 .everything worked fine for me up until today i rebooted like normal an then tried opening an app(SnapChat) and then my phone reset only this time my phone wont turn back on. it shows the apple logo white screen, black apple, an then back off, it wont stay on even when connected to a cord. can someone please help me ill venmo you some cash for your troubles

  • Klash

    Where is the download I need the download

  • Evelia Correll

    So is there anything I could use within cydia perhaps a repo containing a method to make this fully untethered? On mine the certificate expires after a while and I had to connect back to the computer.

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  • John Pons

    if you install semi untethered jailbreak and install apps in cydia like ifile and open ssh, would all the apps installed via cydia disappear when you reboot?..if not will it still be useable after reboot without reinstalling jailbreak? tnx

  • Ashur DeKelaita

    I recently started having an issue where my phone rebooted and I try running the tool but the tool crashes before opening, so I cannot get access to all my jailbreak tweaks. Please helppppp someone!?!?

  • BossSauce88

    Ummm… I was looking for how to not get cydia so crash when it opens after not rebooting with semi-teathered, or how to rejailbreak it.