We published a jailbreak tutorial last week that doesn’t require a PC. Unfortunately, the method no longer works as Apple revoked the enterprise developer certificate that lets the jailbreak work. An English version of Pangu has already been released, but this tutorial is for the Chinese version.
Why the Chinese Pangu jailbreak method may be preferable
To use the English version, you need to self-sign the IPA file to be installed on your device using Cydia Impactor. The only drawback here is that the certificate expires every 7 days after which you need to re-install again if you ever reboot your device.
The Chinese version of Pangu however installs an enterprise developer certificate on your iPhone or iPad, and this should last for a year (if Apple doesn’t revoke it). It has a drawback too: Pangu randomly connects to 25pp server looking for new certificates to replace the one on your device is it gets revoked.
This is a semi-untethered jailbreak, meaning you have to run the jailbreak app on your device after each reboot.
This jailbreak only works for 64-bit devices. Pangu has announced that 32-bit devices will not be supported. Supported devices include:
- iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone SE
- iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad Pro
- iPod Touch 6G
And you should proceed only if your device is on any of these iOS versions:
- iOS 9.2, iOS 9.2.1
- iOS 9.3, iOS 9.3.1, iOS 9.3.2 & iOS 9.3.3
Backing up your device through iTunes is recommended. Things may go wrong and the need to restore your device may arise.
Steps to jailbreak iOS 9.2 to 9.3.3 using Pangu
1. First download 25PP here. This version is in Chinese. Run the file and install:
2. Wait till the installation hits 100%. Connect your device through USB. Right-click the icon on the desktop and run as administrator. With a compatible device, you should get a prompt to install the jailbreak tool on your device. Click on the green button to get started as shown below:
3. To do this successfully, a working internet connection is required. A captcha may be displayed like this during the process:
Enter the right value to continue.
4. You may be asked to enter your Apple ID as this is needed to create a developer profile that lets you sideload the 25PP app on your device. The latest version of Pangu seems to bypass this as a developer profile is installed on your device. If this step doesn’t come up, there is absolutely no problem.
5. Note that this may take up to 3-5 minutes. After a while, the process completes and you should know if this shows up.
6. On your phone, you should already have PP / Pangu installed. Go to Settings > General > Profiles. It may appear as Settings > General > Device Management on iOS 9.3.3.
Trust the installed certificate.
7. Go back to the Springboard and launch Pangu. Allow notifications and tap the round button.
8. Press the power button to lock your phone. After a while, a notification shows on the screen. Wait for about a minute, the device should restart when Cydia is successfully installed.
If you reboot your device, you need to repeat steps 7 and 8 to get Cydia and your tweaks working again.