Jailbreakers the world over were delighted just recently when Pangu released PPHelper jailbreak. Built with the help of PP Assistant, the jailbreak covers iOS 9.2 through to iOS 9.3.3 but it is only a semi untethered jailbreak and will not work on any 32-bit device or on any Mac as it only supports Windows at the moment. To keep up with the new jailbreak, Saurik has updated Cydia Eraser, otherwise known as Cydia Impactor, to support up to and including iOS 9.3.3.
Image : Cydia Eraser
Cydia Eraser Features :
As any seasoned jailbreakers knows, Cydia Eraser is a vital part of jailbreaking :
- It allows you to take your jailbroken iOS device right back to stock without the need for iTunes
- This is important because if you use iTunes, your device will be restored to the latest iOS version, currently iOS 9.3.4, which cannot be jailbroken
- Cydia Eraser clears your device off and puts it back on the iOS version you were on when you installed the jailbreak which means you can go ahead and reinstall PPHelper again if you want to.
- This is a great tool to use if you ever need to remove your jailbreak, for example, if you were selling the device or if you needed to take it in for diagnostics or repair at an Apple repair store. The jailbreak and all signs of it will be completely removed, and your warranty will be safe
- Do be aware that you must take a backup of your data before you use Cydia Eraser as the tool will remove all of your settings and data from your device
- Can be used directly on your iOS device so no need to hook up to a PC or Mac
Shortly after PPHelper was released, Apple dropped iOS 9.3.4 on us with the express purpose of patching the exploits used in the jailbreak. Right now, they are still signing iOS 9.3.3 so you can still downgrade iOS 9.3.4 to iOS 9.3.3 [ext link]. You should install Cydia Eraser though following the steps below because that signing will stop anytime now. As to whether there will be a new jailbreak, we do know that Pangu are currently working on the exploits for an Cydia iOS 9.3.4 and we have recently seen proof of a jailbreak on the latest iOS with a photograph from Luca Todesco. At the moment, we can’t comment on when or if there will be a jailbreak for Cydia iOS 9.3.4 so don’t update unless you absolutely have to.
Steps to Install Cydia Eraser on iOS 9.3.3 :
- Connect your device to your computer and open iTunes
- Back up the data on your iOS device
- Make sure your iOS device is plugged in and that your battery percentage stands at a 20% as a minimum
- Open Cydia and install Cydia Eraser
- Run Cydia Eraser from your homescreen
- Ob Cydia Eraser tap on Delete All Data and Unjailbreak Device
- A new window will appear asking you to confirm it – tap on Delete All
- The process will now begin and will take some time so leave your device alone
- When the process to unjailbreak has completed, your device will reboot and the Hello screen will appear
Cydia Eraser is very easy to use and you can find the full instructions here. For more tips and tutorials, Sign Up to our free email newsletter and follow us on Facebook for news directly to your inbox.