Most seasoned jailbreakers are aware of Cydia Impactor but the name now been changed to Cydia Eraser because the original functionality of Cydia Impactor has been changed. The way the Cydia Eraser works is that you can use it to take your jailbroken device back to the iOS version you were on when you used the jailbreak, instead of using iTunes to restore it to a potentially unjailbreakable version. The owner of the tool, Saurik, has updated it to support Cydia iOS 9.3.3 and the latest jailbreak, PPHelper.
Image : Cydia Impactor
PPHelper has also been updated and, as well as being available in English, it also supports the Mac and Linux as well as Windows. The jailbreak process has also changed and makes use of a brand new Cydia Impactor tool used for installing Cydia onto your iOS device, rather than using a single desktop interface as you did before. Cydia Impactor will digitally sign a Pangu IPA file which will then be installed onto your device via a side-loaded app. Before we go into details, there are some things you should know first:
- This is still a semi-untethered jailbreak and, every time you reboot your iOS device, you will need to reinstall the jailbreak
- You will not need to use a computer for this
- You will need your Apple ID for a certificate to be installed for the side-loaded app
- If you use a regular Apple ID, the certificate will only last for 7 days and you will need to repeat the side-loading every 7 days using Cydia Impactor
- If your Apple ID is linked to a developer account, the certificate will not expire for 12 months, after which, you will need to reload the jailbreak again.
Do note that you don’t actually have to reinstall all of your jailbreak tweaks every 7 days or 12 months; all you are doing is re-signing the IPA file and side-loading the Pangu app through Cydia Impactor.
Supported Devices :
- iPhone 5S, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, SE
- iPad Air, Air 2
- iPad Mini 2,3, 4
- iPad Pro
- iPod Touch 6
- Before you do anything, backup your data using iTunes or iCloud
- Make sure your device is compatible with PPHelper jailbreak, currently only 64-bit devices as per the list above
- Make sure your device is on iOS 9.2 to iOS 9.3.3 – we would recommend that you update to iOS 9.3.3 download [ext link] using the IPSW and iTunes method
- Disable your Passcode, Touch ID and Find my iPhone/iPad before you begin
- Make sure that you are running the latest version of iTunes on your PC or Mac
- Make sure you have a valid Apple ID – if you are not happy using your real one, you can make up a dummy one for the purposes of this
Before You Jailbreak :
- Download the IPA file for the jailbreak – NvwaStone_1.0.ipa [link]
- Download Cydia Impactor utility for Mac or Windows [link]
How to Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 :
- Run the Cydia Impactor tool for Windows or Mac
- Connect your iOS device to your Mac or PC
- Keeping the interface for Cydia Impactor visible on your screen, drag the .ipa file you downloaded into Cydia Impactor and then ensure that your iOS device can be recognized
- You will now see an Apple Developer Warning, just click on OK
- You will be asked to enter your Apple ID; do so and click This is so that the certificate can be installed and we are assured that this is perfectly safe – none of your data is at risk, but if you are not happy, create a second ID purely for this process.
- Input your Apple password and click on OK
- Cydia Impactor will now go through the process of preparing and signing the IPA file. If all goes right, Pangu will then be installed on your device – Do not run it at this stage
- On your iOS device, open Settings > General > Device Management (for iOS 9.3.3) or Settings > General > Profile on an earlier version
- Locate the Profile for the Apple ID you used and then tap on Trust
- Exit Settings and launch Pangu from your Home screen – you will be asked to allow the app to send notifications so click on OK
- In the Pangu app, tap the big Start button and the jailbreak will start. Straightaway, press the Power button on your device to lock it
- Wait while the jailbreak is installed and, when complete, you will get a lock screen notification telling you – your device will automatically respring
- Once your device is back at the home screen, launch Cydia to start installing your packages
Note : Don’t forget; if you are looking to unjailbreak your iOS device, you need Cydia Eraser and, if you are installing the jailbreak, you want Cydia Impactor .
Do let us know how you get on with this and if you encounter any problems. In the meantime, follow us on Facebook and Subscribe to our free email newsletter for more up to date news and developments straight to your inbox