Did you or will you jailbreak iOS 9.3.3?

By , Jul 26, 2016

pangu jailbreak ios 9.3.3

Pangu came through with an official jailbreak for iOS 9.2-9.3.3 over the weekend, and despite the fact that it’s a semi-untethered jailbreak, it’s still a sight for sore eyes.

We want to know whether or not you’re going to be jailbreaking your iOS 9.3.3 device, or if you have already, so we’re hosting this poll so you can put in your two cents!

Whether or not to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3

It can be a difficult choice between leaving an untethered jailbreak on iOS 9.0.2 behind and jumping to a semi-untethered jailbreak on iOS 9.3.3. I would personally stay on iOS 9.0.2 if I were in this situation, since the untethered jailbreak is many times more stable and most tweaks already work with iOS 9.0.2.

Nevertheless, there are still some people who are stuck on iOS versions post-iOS 9.0.2 who are nostalgic for a jailbreak again, and that’s who I think this jailbreak will appeal most to.

It’s important to keep in mind that this jailbreak only supports 64-bit devices, and this means the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c aren’t supported. Only those with the iPhone 5s and later are going to have any chance of using this jailbreak, and that will certainly have an impact on who jailbreaks iOS 9.3.3 and who won’t.

Personally, I have multiple devices; some are 32-bit, and some are 64-bit, and I’ve even ordered more 64-bit devices for future jailbreak tweak testing. So I’ll probably keep my 32-bit devices sitting on iOS 9.0.2 jailbroken untethered, while I run a semi-tethered iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak for a while on the 64-bit devices.

And, last but not least, another thing that may impact your decision is that we know Pangu is working on an iOS 10 jailbreak, so some people may vote to skip jailbreaking iOS 9.3.3 entirely and just hold off for the public iOS 10 jailbreak to drop some time after the public release this Fall.

So what are you going to do? Let us know in the poll widget below:

Wrapping up

For many, this is a wonderful opportunity to start modding devices again. For others, it’s not really the type of jailbreak they were waiting for. Nevertheless, it’s a jailbreak all the same, and we hope you enjoy many more months of calling your iOS device your own with the power of jailbreaking.

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Let us know your reason for jailbreaking or not jailbreaking in the comments below!

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  • 5723alex .

    So this JB is valid for only 7 days !!

    • Not exactly. The tool used to Jailbreak (that remains on your phone) expires after 7 days of being installed.

      Saurik clarified this as followed;
      “it means that the app on your phone that lets you exploit your device
      again after a reboot will stop functioning after 7 days and have to be

      • iltas

        can i jailbreak my 6s+ if i /its valii for 7 day only

      • T. Allen

        Can you please clarify a bit further? I JB my phone Sunday. Are you saying that after Sunday, I will need to go thru the same process to get that app back on my phone? And when? Will I need to do that on Sunday? Monday? And if I jailbreak using the Safari method, does that negate the need to do that?

      • Helen

        Yes, what exactly does this mean??

      • Elias Chao

        Your iPhone will remain jailbroken unless you reboot it. If you reboot it, you’d have to re jailbreak it using the app.

        The app to jailbreak your iDevice expires after 7 days, not the jailbreak. I don’t know about you, but it’s extremely rare that I turn my phone off, so this is not a problem at all.

      • T. Allen

        Thank you. And sometimes (it actually recommended) I do restart my phone.

        Is that every 7 days after you jailbreak the app expires? And if I jailbreak using the Safari method, does that negate the need to do that?

      • Rei


      • T. Allen

        Another great question.

      • Elias Chao

        Yep. I believe iMokhles (the developer behind the Safari implementation of the Pangu jailbreak) it’s using enterprise certificates to sign the app if you jailbreak your iDevice from his website.

      • Skoven

        Do you know if it is safe to “re-jaibreak” (aka. install the jailbreak app) using the safari method on top of the org. windows version then? I would much rather “re-jailbreak” once every year instead of once every week (for the time being).

      • RK

        You can just delete the original JB app and install safari JB app. Whenever restart iDevice, run the JB app. It is safe if you trust the developer 😉 but either method you are trusting a developer.

      • Rei

        What I want to know is: “Will I have to reinstall all of my tweaks?” If so then this jailbreak is next to nothing to me. I’ll stay on 8.0 jailbroken on my iPad Air. But my newly bought iPod 6G can’t be jailbroken yet even though it’s 64 bit.

      • Leslie B

        No, you won’t have to reinstall anything. All your apps and settings remain intact. It’s just that they won’t work and you can’t access Cydia until you get that app back. After that everything will run fine again until you reboot your phone. So don’t don’t reboot it unless absolutely necessary.

        “Doctor, it hurts when I do this.”
        “Then don’t do that.”

      • Basically anything installed on your phone will stay put, you wont have to reinstall tweaks.

    • Nirvana

      the pangu app used to exploit 9.2 and up must be reinstalled via pangu tool on windows in order to make the jailbreak work again in case your device powers off by any means. so virtually this jailbreak works once and for all, just a little trick within 7 days

    • 电天堂

      Wait. What do you mean it’s only valid for 7 days?

      • Lan

        It’s the certificate you use to install/open the Pangu-PP app.If the profile is named someone’s(or your) AppleID,that means it’s valid for 7 days only. If not,the name is ‘Beijing Hong Yuan Online Technology Development Co., Ltd.’ (in enterprise app,rather than configuration profiles),the valid time should be 1 year.
        Check Settings–>General–>Profiles&Device Management

  • Grolubao

    I plan on jailbreaking as soon as they support the iPad Pro

  • john snow

    Who needs JB in 2016?

    • iltas


      • john snow

        i’ve used cracked apps with JB. But they are so unstable

      • Leslie B

        That’s why I don’t use cracked apps. That and the fact that developers deserve to be paid for their work just like you deserve to be paid for your work. Cracked apps are handy to try out an app before buying it. I’ve avoided buying quite a few crummy apps that way.

    • Marina

      Really? C´mon, u miss a lot poor man.

      • ClaudieX X

        Don’t answer them… they enter every jailbreak web page to troll and make propaganda of pay sites that make the basic things that jailbreak does… (possibly, paid people or bots)

      • john snow

        Stable work, Max security, bugless > bugs, no security, unstable work of JB

    • ClaudieX X

      Don’t answer them… they enter every jailbreak web page to troll and make propaganda of pay sites that make the basic things that jailbreak does.

  • Valinor

    I will skip this jailbreak. The fact that you need to login with your appleid when using the windows version (yeah i know you can use a fake) and that the jailbreak app only works for 7 days (yes i know the safari based jailbreak works longer) is all too much of a hassle for me.

    • Chang in Charge

      agreed too much work, too many inconveniences at this point.

    • nfinite

      use safari based jb, no need to enter appleid

    • Nick Dee

      New jailbreak out. No puter or login needed. Jailbreak right from phone

      • Valinor

        Isn’t that the one made by other devs? Trustworthy?

      • Steve Harvey

        Very trustworthy notable hacker for a long time

    • This is the first time I’m hearing the jailbreak only works for 7 days. Didn’t hear that in any of the articles here.

      • Kool Nuh

        Its good for a year…certificate changes to a year.

      • How do I get it so that it’s good for a year?

      • Kool Nuh

        it should automatically change once it is trusted

    • Leslie B

      You only need to reinstall the jailbreak IF you reboot your phone. And after you reinstall it, all your apps and settings reappear just like they were before you rebooted.

      There is even a website where you can easily reinstall the app without a computer, but it maxes out from too many hits.

  • Does it Matter?

    I only have 1 question if anyone can help me – I am on 9.0.2 and If i move to 9.3.3 that would mean losing the existing JB and all the tweaks. Is there a way I can get all the settings and tweaks back after upgrading to 9.3.3 and JBing again?

    • White Michael Jackson

      Its not as smooth as you would think. But use pkgbackup.

    • Matt

      If you are already jailbroken on 9.0.2 don’t update. (At least until there’s an untether available)
      I’ve updated 9.0 to 9.3.3 and re-jailbroke and I am not sure I did the right thing here.
      9.0.x jailbreak is definitely more stable because it’s untethered without any need to any workarounds whatsoever.

      • Does it Matter?

        I was thinking on the same lines… unless a fully untethered JB is released within a week, I’ll stay with my current one.

      • Diego Milano

        Exactly my thoughts.

    • jaimem17

      I was on 9.0.2 and updated to 9.3.3 the untethered part is actually not a problem, it’s just a simple click on an app and respring to get it to work again, as for performance it is better, not dramatically better but you can notice a difference. It’s a bit of a pain to do but I guess it’s up to you

  • malhal

    Yes but signed the IPA with my own dev cert and copied on with Xcode

  • Mallowigi

    I’ve been stuck on ios 8 since two years… Could not update, missed a lot of new apps…

    Alright a lot of tweaks are not working right now, but I’m sure the devs will do something about it.

    • Helen

      Me too. I only updated now bc I’m on iOS 8. It had gotten annoying…

  • Ala Eddine BenMokhtar

    HEEEEELP Please 🙁
    i had my phone jailbroken yesterday from safari with PPhelper .. and everything worked fine except my battery drains quickly more than you think .. when i went to battery usage to see which app causes this problem .. so i found this: Siri consume the huge part of battery with 34% the problem is i’ve never use Siri since about a week and certainly not after i jailbroke my phone
    please HELP me what should i do now

    • Does it Matter?

      You have the answer to your problem in your question… disable Siri…

      • Ala Eddine BenMokhtar

        i found it a little strange because i’ve not use Siri but it drawn my battery .. thats why i’m asking if there is a malware in this jailbreak or what ?

      • Anmol Malhotra

        This is a malware. They have accessed your mircrophone through Siri and must be listening or recording what you are speaking to some one or listening anything around you! I will suggest you to remove jb. Rest yours choice.

      • Ala Eddine BenMokhtar

        sure i will ! thank you so much dude

      • Bill

        He’s trolling you. Try resetting your phone (hold home and power buttons) if that doesn’t clear up your issue perhaps restoring and re-jailbreaking. Be sure you backup your device first, of course. I doubt very very seriously there is malware in the jailbreak. I don’t think the Pangu team would do something like that.

      • Ala Eddine BenMokhtar

        i’ll try your solution and i hope it will work .. i’m not ready to restore my phone .. it’s about 56 gb of data and i really have no time to do it soon .. thank you very much brother

      • Skoven

        You should also try rebooting your phone, if you haven’t already.
        In my case, location services would stay turned OFF, even if i tried to enable it. A reboot sorted that.

      • Ala Eddine BenMokhtar

        i tried to reboot my device and the heat is gone .. the battery drain is gone .. but the statistics that shows apps battery usage still the same and to see if the problem is gone i have to reset them to zero .. do you know how to reset them ?

      • Skoven

        I would just wait 24 hours and check again. But i’m sure you can delete the statistics using iFile or something similar. I just don’t know how.

      • Ala Eddine BenMokhtar

        thanks man you’ve been so useful 😀

      • Ala Eddine BenMokhtar

        thank you so much .. the problem is gone after i did a hard reset as you said 😀

      • Bill

        That’s good to hear! You’re welcome 🙂

    • Karen

      It might be from having “hey Siri” on since it’s always listening in the back. Just a thought.

      • Ala Eddine BenMokhtar

        no i check it and it’s always off .. thank you very much brother

  • I jailbroke my iPhone6s with the Safari method and I haven’t had any problem so far.

    • Ala Eddine BenMokhtar

      how about battery life ?

      • That’s what I’m testing today. It’s been three hours and I’ve watch two YouTube videos and played some Pokemon GO and battery is at 87% right now. Not too bad.

      • Ala Eddine BenMokhtar

        thank you .. it seems that i’ve a malware on my jailbroken device :/
        after i jailbroke my phone my battery drains quickly more than you think .. when i went to battery usage to see which app causes this problem .. i found this:
        Siri consume the huge part of battery with 34% the problem is i’ve never use Siri since about a week and certainly not after i jailbroke my phone
        is there any solution without removing jb ? please help me

      • I have no idea. Your best bet is to do a clean restore and jailbreak your iPhone again.

      • Ala Eddine BenMokhtar

        thank you very much sir .. i’ll do it

      • Timothy

        I have the same issue…

      • Ala Eddine BenMokhtar

        have you find a solution yet ?

      • Timothy

        Well, I disabled Spotlight suggestions, and I no longer see Siri high on the list, but I don’t know for certain that it was related. I also stopped using WeatherBoard about that time, so it’s possible it was that?
        Are you still having the problem?

      • Ala Eddine BenMokhtar

        thank you for your suggestion .. i found the solution by doing a hard reset (hold home and power buttons until the phone restart) the jailbreak has gone ofcourse but i re-jailbreak my phone and now everything is going great no problem any more even when i use siri .. try to do it

    • YaBoyLilMayo

      Do you have a tutorial link for the safari jb? Please and thank u

      Edit:never mind I found it

  • Chris

    I’m really torn about this. I’ve been without a jailbreak for over 6 months and I desperately miss it. But my iPhone 5S is already suffering from HUGE battery drainage issues and I’m just waiting until the new iPhone gets out to buy a new one. So jailbreaking now depends solely on my battery issues (I know it’ll probably get worse with a jb).

    The semi-tethered thing doesn’t bother me at all. More of an added feature, if you ask me. You can switch between stock OS and jailbroken OS with a simple reboot 🙂

  • Suhaib

    my 6 plus iphone in IOS 8.4 better to update or not
    i di not like the semi-untethered jailbreak
    i need advice

    • jsondag

      Update. iOS 9.3.3 is better and more secure. The semi-untether is no big deal AT ALL. two clicks after a restart to re-enable cydia. Plus they’ve said they are releasing an untether in the next couple days.

      • Bill

        The news about releasing an untether in the next few days came from a fake Twitter account, so disregard that for now.

      • Sergey Filatov

        How is the stability and speed on 9.3.3? I’ve heard a lot of complainants, especially from 6/6Plus users

  • Daniel Waske

    I’d like to JB my iPad 2 so I can go back to 8.4.1, but since the current JB is 64Bit only that’s probably not gonna happen anytime soon 🙁

  • Tinnhu

    Help me the jailbreak with no pc it won’t install Cydia and when I did it my Cydia kept crashing and then reset device from iPad and still doesn’t work plz help

    • 919263

      2 things
      Find my ipad needs to be disabled
      No security lock

  • Prince

    my iPhone all ready jailbroken … ios 9.0.1

    • It won’t hurt by updating and rejailbreaking. You just have to wait for the developers to update their tweaks though.

  • Bjones331

    I’m staying jailbroken on iOS 8.4!!!!!

    • t4m90i

      For a second, I wish I have done the same!

  • Old Man Pickle

    Since content blocking for Safari was introduced I haven’t felt the need to jailbreak.

  • MrTarek

    i will not jailbreak , i believe that my 6s is complete without any external addition to the OS

  • techfreak23

    Did it yesterday using the safari method while I was at work and have been loving it since! I’m just glad that the majority of the tweaks that I use were supported from the beginning without any updates from the devs.

  • TwinSon

    This JB is a headache. Everyone should just be patient and let them work out the kinks and quirks so they can release a JB that isn’t a pain in the ass to use.

  • nathan stout

    when I restored after jailbreaking,the Cydia application and the Pangu/ PP tools stayed on my phone. I even tried to restore to a later date. how do I get rid of these?

  • nonchalont

    Semi-untether is not bad at all. Plus it’s convenient you can do it all from the phone rather than plugging in. It feels like an untethered and 9.3.3 is smoooth on a 5s.

  • JulianZH

    no longer has a reason to jb.

  • Well I’m going to restore my iPhone 6s. I installed Winterboard and now the PP app isn’t working and i can’t rejailbreak my iPhone.

  • chjode

    I’m waiting for the inevitable revisions to be included on the Mac and English versions (and thanks to all you brave testers who have jumped on this right away!)

  • I’m waiting for untether, did pangu said its not coming?

    • Diego Milano

      What I’m reading is that the one who posted about the untethered was a fake, but I still would like to wait for a fully untethered jailbreak.

  • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

    Unfortunately, no. KPP is still not patched, it is not fully untethered, and not to mention the lack of tweaks (though the last one will be solved eventually).

  • Thomas Gehman

    So I have the iOS 10 beta, which I love, but I do really want to jailbreak. I’m not gonna miss any features in iOS 10. However….I’ve heard that downgrading for the 10 beta literally breaks the Music app. So I’m scared to do that since I use Apple Music all the time. What would you guys recommend?

  • Lazarus Arguelles

    Hell yeah I finally can take back what was mine, WiFi Hotspot!!!!! F U AT&T!!!!!

  • Gabriel Anaya

    So many issues. Thinking of going back to the iOS 10 beta.

  • Mark S

    I’ll stay on 9.0.2 where I’m safe and don’t need a certificate for anything.

  • besrate hogsa

    No no Nono

  • igobythisname

    Hoping & hoping for a full untethered jailbreak in future updates….

  • Diego Milano

    I’ll just wait for the untethered jailbreak, which should be added as an option to the aforementioned three from the article.

  • Gnargusto

    I’m currently on 8.1.2 jail broken, would any of you recommend upgrading to 9.3.3 to do this jailbreak?

    • Chris

      Probably wait a few weeks until things get ironed out, not point in leaving something that’s stable.

  • Arjan Vlek

    Not until it supports 32-bit devices. If it does, then maybe…

  • Michael Bemelmans

    I get a Unable to Download App message when trying to download the web based jailbreak. Anyone else or tips?

  • waiting for a full untethered

  • Albert

    Hi…Is anyone else having a problem with Location Services? Mine keeps turning itself off after I turn it on…Please advise if you have/had the same issue and found a solution. TIA!

  • steebo

    So is this the end of jailbreaking for 32-bit devices ?