Removing the PP App Store From iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak

When you jailbreak your iOS 9.3.3 device with the latest Pangu jailbreak tool, you may end up with a third-party application store that you don’t really want on your device.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to remove the unwanted third-party application store without getting rid of Cydia or the Pangu app that you need to boot semi-untethered.

Why to remove the third-party app store

The third-party app store that comes installed on many of these China-based jailbreaks has long been connected to the roots of app piracy, and you may also even end up installing an app that has malware built into it.

For this reason, it’s best to simply remove the third-party app store from your iOS device after you jailbreak it with the latest Pangu jailbreak tool for Windows, or from the web with a web-based jailbreak.

This third-party app store may be installed on your device whether you have jailbroken from a Windows PC, or if you followed the newer web-based jailbreak. So either way, it’s a good idea to look into this.

How to do it

If you want to remove that third-party app store, just to be on the safe side, then follow these steps:

1) Open Cydia from your Home screen and open the Installed tab at the bottom of the app.

Cydia Installed Tweaks

2) Next, tap on the PP app store from the list of installed packages:

PP App Store Cydia List

3) Now, tap on the Remove button at the top right of the Cydia app.

Remove PP App Store

4) Another prompt will ask you to confirm the changes, so tap on the Confirm button:

Confirm PP app store removal

5) A black screen appears with white text that goes through the removal process. When finished, tap on the Return to Cydia button:

Tweak removal return to Cydia

Note: The PP app store should now be removed from your list of installed extensions:

PP app store gone

If you check your Home screen, the third-party app store should be gone from there too:

PP App gone from Home Screen

And that’s all there is to it! You’ve now removed your PP third-party app store, but you still have Cydia and you still have the jailbreak app that you will use to boot up your semi-untethered jailbreak.

Wrapping up

Removing the third-party app store from your jailbroken iOS 9.3.3 iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad is always a good idea when dealing with these jailbreaks. All you really ever need is Cydia, but in this case, you also need the booting app for the semi-untether.

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Have you removed the third-party PP app store from your jailbroken iOS 9.3.3 device? Share in the comments!

  • Is it worth jailbreaking right now or should I wait until they squash some bugs first?

    • Tommy

      its honestly not bad now because there is the browser based version. takes less than 5 minutes.

    • If you’re already jailbroken on iOS 9.0.2, I recommend sitting and waiting. If you don’t already have a jailbreak, then you have nothing to lose.

    • Troy

      I haven’t jailbroken at all in iOS 9.X. I did so yesterday on my 6s + and haven’t had any issues. I used the method without a computer and everything worked great (didn’t even have to disable find my phone).

      I’d say go for it. Just delete the PP app as this post suggests.

    • Matt

      I’ve made the jump from 9.0 to 9.3.3 and jailbroke in a haste and I’m still not sure how I feel about it.
      I mean, don’t get me wrong, 9.3.3 is pretty damn smooth compared to the first iterations of iOS 9, but still, it feels like a temporary jailbreak that could get revoked anytime because of the whole semi-untether situation.
      If you are still on 9.0.x I suggest you stay where you are for the time being.

      • I’m on 9.3.3. Worst case scenario, I’ll just wait longer for an untethered jailbreak.

      • Matt

        Oh if you’re already on 9.3.3 definitely go ahead and jailbreak.

        If anything goes wrong, it’s one restore away from getting back and reversing whatever it is that it messed up

        Just make sure you don’t forget to backup your device first

  • Melma

    Ima wait a few days, my 6plus is on 9.0.2 working just perfect, i havent update my 6s yet , but Im planning to do it later on..

  • Matt

    I made the jump from 9.0 to 9.3.3 and jailbroke in a hast and I’m still not sure how I feel about it.
    I mean, don’t get me wrong, 9.3.3 is pretty damn smooth compared to the first iterations of iOS 9, but still, it feels like a temporary jailbreak that could get revoked anytime because of the whole semi-untether situation.
    If you are still on 9.0.x I suggest you stay where you are for the time being.

  • Jakea Hacks

    With the PP app you can get paid apps free. Why delete that?

  • Rondog

    I have always believed that if there is something I don’t actually need I remove it. Thanks to Pangu I’m now jailbroken on my idevices and it’s working at 90% if I had to rate it, but if we don’t need the 3rd party app I see no reason to keep it. Thanks to idownload blog for the info, it”s always great to have you guys warn us if something COULD damage my devices, so thanks again.

  • Or during the jailbreak process simply uncheck the box and it wont install in the first place lol

  • Lan

    In this step, you have choice to NOT install the PP app.
    “安装PP助手” = “install the PP app”.
    If you untick the content in the red box that i showed in the picture, the PP app won’t be installed.

  • Lan

    In this step, you have choice to NOT install the PP app.

    “安装PP助手” = “install the PP app”.

    If you untick the content in the red box that i showed in the picture, the PP app won’t be installed.

  • superjeng1

    Actually, there is a checkbox in the Pangu Jailbreaking App. If you uncheck it, it won’t install the PP app. The checkbox is right under the Jailbreak Button. (I can read Chinese)