Jailbreaking can often be a frustrating affair, and while the tools used to jailbreak iPads and iPods are worlds away from what jailbreakers had to use when the phenomenon first started all those years ago, the act of jailbreaking an iOS device still isn’t as foolproof, or as plain sailing as we would like.

The recently-released Pangu 9 jailbreak for Windows is suffering from one or two deal-breaking problems of its own, for example. As always, though, where there’s a will, there’s a way.

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The problem that is catching many out results in a “Runtime Error” on Windows. If you happen to bump into said error, then you’re stuck without a jailbroken device and a bit of a dead end. Thankfully, there’s a fix for it.

Here’s what you can try if you suffer form the dreaded Runtime Error when jailbreaking a device using Pangu 9 jailbreak for Windows.


Fix Pangu iOS 9 Jailbreak Runtime Error:

Step 1: Completely uninstall iTunes and all of its related content in the following order:

  • iTunes
  • Apple Software Update
  • Apple Mobile Device Support
  • Bonjour
  • Apple Application Support

To do this, navigate to Control Panel > Uninstall a program. Do not restart your computer until you have removed all of the applications/services mentioned above.

More info on how to completely uninstall iTunes from Windows can be found here.

Step 2: Now download and install the latest version of iTunes from apple.com/itunes/download/.

Step 3: Run Pangu as an Administrator. To do this, right-click on the Pangu exe file icon and then click on  ‘Run as administrator’.

That’s it. If you have followed the above steps correctly, you should no longer get the “Runtime Error” when using Pangu jailbreak tool on your Windows PC or on a Windows VM under a Mac.

After doing the above, try to jailbreak again and see how it goes. For instructions on how to jailbreak iOS 9, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, check out our tutorials:

If all has gone according to plan, then you should be enjoying your jailbroken device without too much muss or fuss soon enough.

Let us know how it goes for you in the comments section below.

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