Cydia Substrate gets updated for iOS 9.2-9.3.3

By , Jul 28, 2016

Cydia Substrate iOS 9.3.3

Saurik has released an update for Cydia Substrate on Thursday that brings the package up to version 0.9.6200.

If you’re running the latest jailbreak for iOS 9.2-9.3.3 from Pangu/25PP, then this update is a must-have for you.

For those who don’t know, this extension is the backbone of all of your jailbreak tweaks. They all rely on this package to install and run on your device, and it protects your device from being damaged from potentially faulty jailbreak tweaks.

What’s new?

Because this update is centered around support for iOS 9.2-9.3.3, you already know it’s going to add support for the latest firmware versions after becoming jailbreakable for the first time over the weekend. Of course, there are some additional changes apart from support for iOS 9.2-9.3.3, so we’ll talk about those below.

One of the first things Saurik discusses in the change log is a problem with the iOS 9.2-9.3.3 jailbreak and storage. As it turns out, there appears to be a storage problem on this jailbreak, and the Cydia Substrate update will help “mitigate” the problem. Yes – mitigate. It appears that this will not fix the problem fully, and it’s unknown whether or not it ever will.

To mitigate the problem, Saurik is now stashing the installation target of extensions, which essentially means that it’s trying to save you storage space by controlling where your jailbreak tweaks are installed.

If you installed any other extensions from Cydia to fix this issue, such as a workaround released by iOS developer Coolstar, then many people are actually recommending removing the extension before updating Cydia Substrate.

Another change in the update is a bug fix for a problem where function hooking into all versions of Cydia Substrate could cause issues on the device itself, such as instability.

Most importantly, Cydia Substrate now supports the No Substrate Mode on iOS 9.2-9.3.3, which is an invaluable feature for when your devices bug-out due to a jailbreak tweak and you want to boot up without any extensions so you can remove the troubled one.

Saurik explains that the process to get into No Substrate Mode on iOS 9.2 and later is to press and hold the volume up button while using the jailbreak app from Pangu after the device has already booted, which means that the process has changed a little since previous versions of iOS.

The changed process is likely due to the fact that the jailbreak is semi-untethered and only works after the device has been booted and then activated into a jailbroken state through the Pangu app. Since the jailbreak is already disabled after a restart, it wouldn’t do much to try and use the volume button trick immediately following an attempted reboot.

Keep in mind

Saurik notes in the Cydia description that all the added support for iOS 9.2-9.3.3 should not cause any issues with using Cydia Substrate on previous jailbroken versions of iOS, such as iOS 9.1 and earlier, but if you do notice any problems, let him know via email as soon as possible so he can look into it and try to hammer out a fix.

Wrapping up

The updated Cydia Substrate is recommended for all who have jailbroken iOS 9.2-9.3.3 with the new Pangu jailbreak for Windows, or via the Safari method. Although the Safari method seems hit-or-miss right now since Apple has started issuing certificate bans for misuse, the Windows method seems to be the only stable jailbreak method at this point in time.

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How is the jailbreak running for you following this Cydia Substrate update? Let us know in the comments!

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  • Any update on the fully untethered JB for 9.3.3?

    • There isn’t one. And there hasn’t been any rumor of one. There is a fake account on Twitter posing to be @assistant25pp attempting to communicate that there will be one.

      • Do you know if you can still use coolstars stash patch or not? As I have both installed on my iPhone

      • As noted in the post, you should remove the patch before installing this update.

      • Well I already updated before I read this post, that’s what i mean hence the question

      • You just have to remove the patch.

      • Thank you, appreciate it

  • to be honest i cant jailbraek my iphone 6s 9.3.3, im doing everything good, turn off find my iphone, then turn off passcode, i opened the jailbreak tool as administrator, he ask me tha captcha good, after ask me the apple id good, but then THE GREEN BUTTON keeps rolling for 20 or 30 minutes and nothing happens, i go to the settings and no profile, nothing, just stuck there, i restarted the iphone and the pc and start again and keeps rolling for 30 minutes the green button, any help ?

    • after 30 minutes appears a crying computer ūüôĀ

      • mahe

        Do you have two factor authentication enabled?

      • no, i dont have.

      • mahe

        weird, I successfully jailbroke 2 5s yesterday without any problems.
        Internet connection is working fine?
        Also you could try to disable your virus protection, I’ve seen some problems with an enabled one.

  • Ducky

    Should I uninstall ‘Stashing for iOS 9.2 – 9.3.3’ then?

  • Javiers

    When will the “unable to purchase” error be fixed?

    • mahe

      That’s no error, purchases are simply not enabled for this iOS version right now. It’s always like that.

    • Saurik will enable purchases again when the jailbreak is deemed stable.

  • Saulo Benigno

    The jailbreak broke my Touch ID. Sometimes works sometimes don’t.

  • Arsanny Lintang

    I have a problem. It seems that I can’t verify th PP app anymore after I rebooted my phone, is it has something to do with apple blocking the authentication?

  • Gabriel Anaya

    This hasn’t helped with my issues whatsoever. Resprings still take up to minutes on end and 85% of the time it boots into safemode or I have to reinstall Cydia substrate to get tweaks working.

    The tweaks are not the problem either, as I’ve only installed tweaks that are officially confirmed working for my firmware and the phone works perfectly when a respring goes right.


    how come no reporting on pangu’s english release?