Jailbreaks don’t seem to be as proliferous as they used to be. With iOS 8, virtually every version received a jailbreak but things slowed down a little with iOS 9. Pangu released a jailbreak for iOS 9.1 and then everything went quiet for several months. In the meantime, Apple continued to release updates to the iOS with no word from Pangu until they co-hosted MOSEC at the beginning of July 2016. After showing off a iOS 10 jailbreak [ext link] for iOS 10 beta 1, they also hinted at a future jailbreak for iOS 9.2 onwards and, just recently, the team released PPHelper.
Image : PPHelper – iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak
PPHelper covers iOS 9.2 to iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak [ext link] and it was released in conjunction with another team called PP Assistant. Pangu has been on the jailbreak scene since 2014 when they came up with a jailbreak for iOS 7.1 when no-one else did. Since then they have proven themselves to be an honest and reliable team that we can rely on to produce a jailbreak. PP Assistant didn’t have quite such a good start, though. The first time we heard their name was when a Chinese app store by the name of 25PP was downloaded alongside Cydia with both Taig and Pangu jailbreaks. Rather than just being a Chinese version of Cydia though, this was a pirate app store, one that wasn’t very welcome.
Image : PPhelper Tweak
PP did redeem themselves somewhat though when they released the first Mac only jailbreak for iOS 8.1.2. However, later on, another team called Taig accused PP of stealing their exploits and using them for a jailbreak, not once but twice. The jailbreaks were for iOS 8.3 and 8.4 and, despite the accusation and Taig urging people not to use them, the jailbreaks turned out to be very stable and safe to use. Since then PP had disappeared from the scene until PPHelper [ext link] was released by Pangu.
How to Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 :
The PPHelper jailbreak is available to be downloaded by anyone who meets the following criteria :
- Must be on Windows operating system – we are still waiting for a Mac version to be released
- Must have a 64-bit device – 32-bit devices are not supported and Pangu say they are not likely to add in support
- Must be on iOS 9.2 to iOS 9.3.3 – update if necessary sing the iTunes with IPSW method to ensure jailbreak success
If you meet all of these, you can go ahead and check out our tutorial on how to download and install PPHelper [ext link].
iOS 9.3.4 Jailbreak Release Date :
Hopefully, yes. Pangu is currently working on a utility for the latest release by Apple and we have also seen proof from Luca Todesco, Italian hacker and developer, has also demonstrated an iPhone 6 jailbroken on iOS 9.3.4. While he isn’t going to release that jailbreak to the public, it does give us hope that Pangu will come up with the goods somewhere along the line.
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