Sunday, October 23, 2016

Repair iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak Mistakes: Cydia Failures, FaceTime No Longer Working, More [FAQ]

So, as you might already know, Pangu has dropped iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak. Here we will try to answer some of the most frequently asked questions regarding this new jailbreak, issues that you might be facing, and potential fixes for those problems.

Without any further delay, here’s everything you need to know about the latest Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9.3.2-9.2 running on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices.

Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 FAQ

About iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak

The latest release from Pangu is compatible with iOS 9.2, 9.2.1, 9.3, 9.3.1, 9.3.2, and 9.3.3 firmwares. Officially, it is currently only available natively for Windows and supports jailbreak on 64-bit devices, which includes iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, 6, 6 Plus, SE, 5s, iPad Air 2/1, iPad mini 4/3/2, iPad Pro (9.7 and 12.9-inch), and iPod touch 6th-gen. 32-bit devices like the iPhone 5, 5c, 4s, iPad 4/3/2, iPad mini 1 and iPod touch 5 are not supported. The latest Pangu jailbreak is also semi-untethered/tethered, which means you will need to get your device into jailbroken state every time you reboot (not respring) the device. Fortunately, doing this doesn’t require you to connect your device to computer as you can do this easily using the PP app on the device. It literally take seconds to get back into jailbroken state.

Why does Pangu jailbreak asks for my Apple ID/password?

This is because the new jailbreak technique used in this jailbreak first sideloads PP jailbreak app on the device, for which it needs to sign the said app so that it can be installed outside of the App Store on the device. For signing the app, it needs an active Apple ID. While Pangu says it doesnt store any of your Apple ID/password info, we still recommend creating a separate Apple ID for jailbreaking purposes. You can create a new Apple ID at

Jailbreak tool fails to accept my Apple ID

This is because the tool for some reason doesn’t accept Apple ID emails having special characters, such as “+” or “_”. Make sure the Apple ID you are using to jailbreak doesn’t have any of these special characters in it.

Will the jailbreak stop working after 7 days?

Due to the nature of the jailbreak, and the fact it uses non-Apple Developer account Apple IDs to sign and sideload the jailbreak app, it will kind of stop working as Apple’s signature window for sideloaded apps using non-Apple Developer accounts is of 7 days. What this means is that after 7 days have passed, you will either have to re-jailbreak using the Pangu tool on your computer, or sign the PP app (with or without an Apple Developer account ID) and sideload it using Xcode to your device. You can find instructions on sideloading apps on iOS devices here. You can download PP app’s IPA file form here.

When will English-languge version of Pangu be made available?

According to the Pangu Team, that should happen very soon. In the meantime, you can download the Chinese version of the tool from here: Download Pangu iOS 9.3.3 / 9.3.2 Jailbreak For Windows.

Why does Cydia crash for me?

As explained earlier, the latest Pangu jailbreak is of semi-untethered/tethered variety which requires you to put your device back into jailbroken state every time you restart the device. You can learn how to do this in our detailed post here: Re-Jailbreak Pangu / PP On iOS 9.3.3 After Reboot, Here’s How.

Can i jailbreak using a Mac?

As of right now, Pangu jailbreak is natively only available for Windows PCs. But there are some ways to get the jailbreak working on a Mac as well. We explain multiple methods for it in our dedicated post here: Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 On Mac OS X With Pangu For Windows [How-To Tutorial].

Jailbreak on Mac fails in Windows VM

Make sure file/folder sharing between the VM and the host is turned off, if not, turn it off and then reboot the VM. This should fix the issue.

Can i jailbreak without using a computer?

Yes you can. But it’s important to note that this method is not officially supported by Pangu Team itself. The way the jailbreak works though, it can be used directly from a Safari web browser on an iOS device itself without having to involve any computer in between. We have tested and can confirm this method works. It basically involves installing a signed PP jailbreak app file directly on the device which then performs the jailbreak. You can follow our tutorial for this here: How To Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 Using Safari [No Computer Required].

It is also important to note that the PP jailbreak app you download using this method is signed by a third-party, and if Apple revokes developer access of the said third-party, the PP jailbreak app may stop working. It’s for this reason we recommend using the Windows jailbreak tool instead of this Safari-based jailbreak method.

What tweaks can i install after the jailbreak?

You can find full list of iOS 9.3.3 compatible jailbreak tweaks here: iOS 9.3.3 Compatible Jailbreak Tweaks For iPhone And iPad [List].

FaceTime is not working for me after the jailbreak

If FaceTime fails to activate or doesn’t work after the jailbreak, here’s what you need to do: Reboot your device, then follow the instructions here to put your device back into jailbroken state: Re-Jailbreak Pangu / PP On iOS 9.3.3 After Reboot, Here’s How. If done correctly, FaceTime should start working again.

Trouble with Location Services or GPS

Same fix as FaceTime issue above.

Jailbreak fails on my iPad Pro/iPod touch 6

This is a known issue. Pangu/PP teams are aware of it. They will release an update to fix this issue soon.

“Storage Almost Full” warning after jailbreak

This is normal. Ignore it.

Other issues

If your jailbreak is failing due to reasons not mentioned above, then before you proceed with the jailbreak, make sure:

  • Passcode/Touch ID is off.
  • Find My iPhone is disabled.
  • You’re updated to iOS 9.3.3. You can get iOS 9.3.3 from here: Download iOS 9.3.3 IPSW For iPhone And iPad [Final Version].
  • Have latest version of iTunes installed.

If all else fails…

Exercise some patience and carefully go though the instructions again. You maybe making a mistake. Rebooting and trying again won’t hurt either.

If we come across any other fix, we’ll update the post and add in it here. Make sure you keep checking this page for updated info. If you have any other question regarding the jailbreak, or have a fix for an issue not mentioned in this article, feel free to share it with us in the comments section below.

You may also like to check out:

  • Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3, 9.3.2, More With Pangu On iPhone And iPad [Updated]
  • How To Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 On iPhone 6s, 6, 6s Plus, 6 Plus, 5s, iPad, More [Tutorial]

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