Pangu releases English jailbreak tool for iOS 9.2-9.3.3

By , Jul 29, 2016

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It has been almost a week, but Pangu has finally gotten around to releasing an English version of the iOS 9.2-9.3.3 jailbreak tool that was originally launched over the weekend.

Update: We’ve published a tutorial on how to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 with the English Pangu jailbreak tool.

The jailbreak tool can be run on both Mac, Windows, and even Linux, but still only supports 64-bit devices. Nevertheless, it’ll still jailbreak any firmware in between iOS 9.2-9.3.3.

I recommend updating to iOS 9.3.3 if you’ll be jailbreaking with Pangu, because iOS 9.3.3 is the latest jailbreakable firmware and it has all of Apple’s latest bug fixes and security improvements.

The jailbreak process is slightly different, being that Pangu themselves have prepared this jailbreak, but for the most part, the exploits used are just about the same.

The tool still utilizes certificates as a means of installing an app on your iOS device that can be used to put Cydia on your Home screen. Certificates mean that the jailbreak app will eventually become expired and will need to be re-run again. This is the same process as the Chinese version of the jailbreak that was released over the weekend.

If you have a developer account, the certificate will last you 1 year without having to be renewed, which will probably be the most convenient for you. On the other hand, if you’re using a regular Apple ID, the jailbreak certificate will last 7 days before needing to be renewed again by going through the jailbreak process once again on your computer.

Additionally, the app is still semi-untethered, just like the Chinese version of the jailbreak was. This means you have to run the jailbreak app from your Home screen after every reboot in order to access Cydia and your jailbreak tweaks.

Pangu will support all of the following devices:

  • 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

Please note that 32-bit devices like the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, and iPhone 5c are not supported by this jailbreak, and it’s unknown if they will be added for support in the near future or not.

Saurik made comments on Reddit recently noting that doing so would require twice the work, so it’s likely that Pangu might leave them out entirely, or 32-bit support could come along in the distant future after all of the initial bugs have been ironed out. That much is still unclear.

You can download the Pangu jailbreak tool for Windows from our downloads page, and you can stay tuned to iDB for the latest tutorials.

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  • JayV81

    I wouldn’t trust anything from Chinese hackers.

    • Zohar


    • besrate hogsa

      I hope a lot of people should say NO TO THIS TETHER , EXPIRE-ABLE JAILBREAK

      • It’s semi-untethered, not tethered. Very big difference.

      • besrate hogsa

        That is just playing with words, it is still tethered to something

        that is saying like pre-board

      • It’s not tethered to anything. You can actually get Cydia working again without a computer. Tethered jailbreaks required you to connect to a computer to reboot. (redsn0w)

      • Matt Perkins

        Tethered: requires you to be connected to the computer each reboot. Semi-Tethered: Means you have to restart the jailbreak process after reboot but don’t have to be tethered to the computer. Untethered: Means you don’t have to have to jailbreak again upon reboot.

      • Zohar

        The sense of entitlement is strong with this one.

      • besrate hogsa

        I don’t even know what that means

      • Bill


      • besrate hogsa

        You are right

    • Rowan09

      They’ve been the ones doing the jailbreak for years now and no one ever seen anything untrustworthy so far.

      • Every release they’ve done has been extremely buggy. People have to be pretty desperate these days to use their stuff. You can sideload so much on a phone these days. Heck, pay for a dev account and you can do a whole lot more. I can see why people want a jailbreak, but this isn’t like the old days.

      • Not overly buggy. I’ve had their jailbreak on iOS 9.0.2 and never had to restore it even once.

      • Diego Milano

        Same here.

      • f96lrs

        Same here

      • James Branham

        Same here

      • Zencowboy007

        And same here. Now on 9.3.3 and all good for 6 days

      • Rowan09

        It’s not like the old days but I need the jailbreak community alive.

    • Gabriel Anaya

      But you trust the phone that’s made in China ?

    • besrate hogsa

      I used to but not anymore

  • So, when do we get the jailbreak that does not rely on certificates?? And what is this kind of jailbreak called in jailbreak community?

  • This jailbreak is a mess. I’m not going to mess around with Xcode because I don’t know coding and I don’t have a developer account. I wish the Safari method still worked.

  • Guess I’ll just keep on waiting for a Mac tool.

    • I believe this is as close as it will get to a Mac tool.

      • It’s still not worth it because you have to do it every week with a regular Apple ID. I’ll probably use a Windows laptop one day and do it.

      • Blip dude

        If you don’t mind playing with Xcode and getting a free developer account, you can make the app last a year before needing to redo the process again.

        I’ve seen videos of people compiling the JB files, iOS app signer, and using Xcode to sideload the PP app.

      • Zohar

        No. The free developer account lasts 1 week, even if you use Xcode to sideload the IPA.

      • True.

      • Wait, how is the Windows route any different? I thought it also required Apple ID?

    • Kattman

      “The jailbreak tool can be run on both Mac, Windows, and even Linux, but still only supports 64-bit devices.”

    • Its out!

    • You can jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 on a Mac with this release.

    • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

      Just run a VM on mac and download the tool.

  • Suparjito Teo 

    “Please note that 32-bit devices like the iPhone 5s”.
    iPhone 5s is 64-bit device. 🙂

    • Barcelonian

      It says iPhone 5c not 5s

      • Suparjito Teo 

        Oops! it was edited. just now it was 5s instead of 4s.

      • I’m not seeing any edits to that line in the edit history. I think you just read it wrong :). lol

  • Jake Platt

    It still does not seem worth losing the 9.0.2 jailbreak for this one currently, even with all the security fixes made in 9.3.3

  • Fredydeekrueger

    Im waiting for a reply on this one so I can make it.

  • mahe

    using this tool will revoke your existing certificate (if you already have one for your AppleID), this could cause troubles for a dev (but I guess a dev will not use this tool anyway)
    The tool to sign and install the IPA is made by Saurik.
    You can use it for *any* IPA.

    The App (IPA) is the jailbreak, not the tool to sign and install it (you can use other tools for that too) …


    this was posted at like 6am EST

    • Yup.

      • akshay patel

        i am jailbroken on pp chinese app is that app will realind signed for 1 year or it expires in 7 days same as pangu english version.
        i have herad that pp jb app remained signed for 1 year.. clear the confusion

      • We’ll clear confusion soon, stay tuned!

      • Diego Milano

        Anthony, I have one question that’s been eating me: what does it exactly mean you’ll have to run the tool once a week (or whenever the certificate expires)? Does it mean you will have to do it after 7 (seven) days EVEN if you DO NOT reboot your device? And also, it means you’d need to rerun the Pangu app on your phone again but REDO the ENTIRE process from your computer (namely, using the IPA with Impactor, etc.), correct?

  • TwinSon

    Unfortunately I’m still going to have to pass. I’ll wait for an untethered version or I’ll wait for the iOS 10 Jailbreak they have in the works whenever that comes around.

  • Free developer accounts will still yield 7 days, I am reading.

  • Gregg

    Jailbreak every 7 days? No, thanks, I don’t like/need the jailbreak THAT much…

  • Rahimo

    Does the PP jailbreak also a 7 days trial too ??????

  • Abhijeet Gupta

    Thank you Nangu Pangu, not going back to 9.3.3 for a semi tethered soluntion, reinstalling it every 7 days is a pain in the ass

    • Gregg

      I know we may sound like a bunch of ungrates, but jailbreaking is supposed to make your device LESS of a hassle, not more. I don’t see how this jailbreak will see any significant adoption.

      • Rolf Bause

        As long as you don’t reboot (respring is fine) you’re ok. And a lot of people are set for a year for now… so I don’t actually think it’s such a bad solution. And who knows, maybe we’ll even see an update to untethered in the future 🙂

  • Diego Milano

    Guys, after reading through many articles on this site about the latest jailbreak, I am still living with one doubt regarding all this “jailbreak expiration date” perhaps someone can help me with. The question that I have is: what does it exactly mean you’ll have to run the tool once a week (or whenever the certificate expires)? Does it mean you will have to do it after 7 (seven) days EVEN if you DO NOT reboot your device? And also, it means you’d need to rerun the Pangu app on your phone again but REDO the ENTIRE process from your computer (namely, using the IPA with Impactor, etc.), correct?
    I wonder if others have this same question as myself, thank you in advance! 🙂

    • Rolf Bause

      If you happen to reboot your phone within these 7 days, you can re-run the Pangu app on the phone to re-enable the Jailbreak.
      But if it has been more than 7 days (because a private dev certificate only is valid for 7 day), you will need to rerun the steps on the computer. But you will loose no data.
      But there is also a Chinese installer, that will sign the app with an one year enterprise certificate.
      The same goes here, only with 1 year…. if you hard reboot within that year you can still see cydia, you only can’t open it. You will need to open the JB app, click a button and lock your phone. The phone will then respring and cydia, etc. will be usable. The app is in Chinese, but there is really absolutely nothing to mess in rejailbreaking the phone.
      And for the installer (also in Chinese) – you can find good tutorials online.
      I think it’s the better option, if you don’t have a developer account (which also gives you the possibility to sign the app for one year).

      • Diego Milano

        But my question still stands here: if AFTER the 7-day period you DO NOT REBOOT, do you need to rerun the jailbreak tool or is it just when you reboot the device that you would need to do it?
        Basically if you never reboot your device, you wouldn’t even notice the jailbreak expires? That’s my question. 😉

      • Diego Milano

        Awesome as always! Thank you kind sir!

      • Rolf Bause

        Yeah, but in reality you will always have to reboot your phone at some point 😉 … And after 7 days you have to re-run the software on your computer.
        But with the Chinese installer that timeframe expands to 1 year.

      • Diego Milano

        Yeah, interesting, I used the Chinese one yesterday but when I saw the English version I restored and ran that one instead.
        Now my next question is whether Apple would patch or somehow fix this as I believe the tool relies on an Internet connection to generate these?

      • Rolf Bause

        Which one, the Chinese installer? Erm not 100% sure about it, but from what I’ve read: This 1 year certificate get’s snitched in and is valid for a year, no matter if it was in reality revoked by Apple (and from what I’ve read, it already has been revoked by Apple). But whereas the browser based JBs stopped working because of that, the Chinese tool still seems to be working. So I assume that it is independent of that, only that it (like I said) expires after a year.
        But I think, you won’t make a mistake by doing this in any case, because you still will be able to switch to the EN version at any point.

      • Diego Milano

        I think I’m going to try to jailbreak without having an Internet connection and we’ll see if it’s even possible, I think I read somewhere that this jailbreak relies on an Internet connection, so…

      • Rolf Bause

        You can maybe try this: search for “HOW TO GET THE PANGU PP 1 year certificate, NO RESTORE REQUIRED.” on reddit
        idk if it works, but at least people are reporting that it worked, right?… if you try, please let me know if it did 🙂

      • Diego Milano

        I haven’t tried that but I did try to jailbreak without an Internet connection, forget it, it doesn’t work.
        I’m extremely skeptical on this new jailbreak because we rely on Apple to grant a certificate and I’m sure they’ll patch this within the next 2-3 weeks. I’m staying on iOS 9.0.2 with my untethered jailbreak, this is too risky and it’s not worth the transition.

      • Rolf Bause

        Yeah, I guess if I would have been on 9.0 before, I probably would have done nothing too. I was on 8.4 tho… and 9.3 definitely runs a whole lot smoother.
        But I think Apple can’t really change the way the applications get signed for now (at least I hope that), because for a lot of devices, this will be the last firmware they can run and they will still need somehow to have access to apps and the store and stuff? What they can change tho is the expiration durations…. God, what a mess :D!

      • Diego Milano

        Well, I think people will have to make a choice here, either to stay put on their currently untethered jailbroken device OR upgrade and try this alternative at their own risk.
        True, Apple will not block or do anything strange or aggressive to real accounts, but my concern is only they would patch this so that the method would no longer work, similar to what saving SHSH blobs used to be in the past. 🙂

      • Rolf Bause

        Yeah, sure – it’s a bit of a gamble this time. But it actually wouldn’t be the first time, that a tethered JB would have made untethered over time. Although I have to agree that chances aren’t too high because iOS has matured a lot over the years, there is always the possibility that somebody stumbles across some stupid bug now, that could be used for untethering. Godforsaken KPP.
        And the thing is: Once the signing window closes, you can’t go up anymore in any case. And I fear that an iOS 10 JB isn’t particularly around the corner either, Apple will fix the stuff now and then what :D? Only because it’s the anniversary edition, doesn’t mean that Pangu will find an anniversary super exploit, right :P?

      • Rolf Bause

        UPDATE: One year cert is (CONFIRMED!) still possible (although it’s probably been revoked from Apples side already) 😀 So worst case scenario: In april of next year 25PP would have to fork out a new enterprise cert to keep everyone running 🙂

      • Diego Milano

        That’s right! I confirmed this after trying it last night before bedtime. I believe that is the one which is said to have been revoked by Apple, but who cares, after all we won’t need to do this in a year from now but by then the iOS 10 jailbreak will most likely be around, so… iOS 9.3.3, HERE I COME! 😀

      • Rolf Bause

        So you actually did end up upgrading =)? I actually think it’s not such a bad solution – and it seems pretty stable too. I re-jailbroke a few times on my device already, to test if it’s reliable and it always worked.
        For starters: I can recommend the Cydia tweak Power Tap btw (RePower did crash the Springboard for me), to get a respring option when you power your device off 🙂

      • Rolf Bause

        Ok, both versions only do the 7 day jailbreak now, so I’ve heard. Apparently Apple can fix it 😀
        So you can stay on whatever you are atm and never, never reboot 😉

      • Rolf Bause

        Wtf, my comment is gone. Goddamn Disqus spam detection. But yeah, as long as you don’t reboot everything will work 😉

      • Diego Milano

        Haha, it’s OK, I still see your previous answer, good deal and that’s what I thought! Thanks bud!

  • Rondog

    WHY the certificate method when Apple are such ASSHOLES, they should have come out with a Jailbreak that has NOTHING to do with Apple, what’s wrong with those guys by playing into Apples hands. This is just CRAP.

    • Zohar

      We really can’t wait for you to show everybody your coding skills and come up with your own jailbreak. You seem very smart.

    • If you don’t like it, can you make us one that doesn’t? Jailbreaking iOS isn’t an easy process and I believe they had reasons for doing things they way they did.

      • Zohar

        So many self entitled kids in these comments… It’s driving me crazy. I don’t know how you guys can show this level of patience in answering so many dumb affirmations. I’d loose it. Kudos.

  • Ken Love

    Question? If I did the JailBreak via Safari and I have the Chinese version of the app on my phone, is there a way to get the English version without re-JailBreaking? Also, how long do the certificates last for the Safari JailBreak?
    Thank You in advance…

  • Rodolfo G.

    Usually the jailbroken are in older device, so the mostly works in 32bits. i have an ipod 5th gen and they cannot upgrade to ios 10, so its unfair that cant a jailbreak in 9.3.3 version.

  • Zencowboy007

    Question, I did the safari JB tool way. Rebooted yesterday and opened PP tool and re jail broke and still fine (certificate got signed). Is that sill an option for one’s that do it today on?