Once again, out of nowhere, China-based Pangu Team has reignited the passion within the jailbreak community by releasing a jailbreak solution for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices running the previous unsupported iOS 9.3.3 – iOS 9.2 firmwares.
With immediate availability, the tool is currently only available to those individuals who have a compatible device, and who are running a Windows machine, with support for Macs likely to come in a hopefully sooner-rather-than-later update.
With iOS 10 out in the wild for developers and public testers, and the fact that Apple has purposely left the iOS 10 kernel unencrypted, there’s been a great deal of talk about a potential jailbreak solution being available when the firmware lands later this year. That chatter may have caused excitement initially, but Pangu Team has ensured that the talk of iOS 10 will be left behind, at least for the time being, as users with devices running the recently released iOS 9.3.3 go through the process of liberating it with this new semi-untethered solution.
Available to download now, the latest jailbreak solution is what’s known as a semi-untethered (or semi-tethered) solution. Not exactly the holy grail of jailbreaking, but certainly better than a tethered-only option that would force the device to be ran through the software tool on computer again every time it was rebooted.
With this solution, the Windows jailbreak tool installs a Pangu app on the connected device as part of the jailbreak. If the device is rebooted or powered down, that app then needs to be ran each time to execute the payload and put the device back into a jailbroken state.
As for compatibility, the solution works with iPhone, iPad and iPod touches that are running iOS 9.2 to iOS 9.3.3, and that come with a 64-bit architecture. That means Pangu Team is offering support for devices like the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and of course, the latest 4-inch iPhone SE. iPad support is also extended to the first and second-generation iPad Air, the iPad mini 2/3/4, and of course the iPad Pro devices. The latest 64-bit iPod touch 6G is also supported.
Download: Pangu Jailbreak for Windows [Chinese version v1.2 | fast mirror]
As always, we will be back soon with our full tutorial on how to actually jailbreak a compatible device with this new jailbreak tool. Stay tuned.
UPDATE x1: Our full step by step tutorial is up! Follow it here: How To Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 On iPhone 6s, 6, 6s Plus, 6 Plus, 5s, iPad, More [Tutorial].
UPDATE x2: Workaround guide for Mac OS X users is up at: Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 On Mac OS X With Pangu For Windows [How-To Tutorial].
UPDATE x3: Check out iOS 9.3.3 compatible jailbreak tweaks list here.
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