Pangu Team caught us by surprise last week by releasing their new jailbreak tool for iOS 9.3.3. While this was a great news to many, some were disappointed when they found out that the jailbreak doesn’t support 32-bit devices.
The Pangu jailbreak came with support for 64-bit devices only, which means that those who own a 32-bit device can’t enjoy the new jailbreak tool. Such devices include:
- iPhone 5c, iPhone 5 and older models
- iPod touch 5G and older models
- iPad mini, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4
Pangu has just confirmed on Reddit that they don’t have any plans for working on a 32-bit support for iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak. This news comes right after a user on Reddit posed a question to Pangu as to whether a 32-bit iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak will be considered in the future, to which the team replied “Sorry there is no plan for 32bit now”.
Although the team is not considering to port the jailbreak to 32-bit devices, they may plan to release it in the future once the current jailbreak for 64-bit has been made stable.
Users who’ve attempted to jailbreak their iOS 9.3.3 device or have already jailbroken it have faced a lot of issues. The team may be focusing on fixing these issues and making the tool stable before working on a 32-bit support.
Unlike previous releases, the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3 is semi-untethered which requires users to re-jailbreak their device every time it reboots. Many users are hoping for an untethered version to be released but we’re yet to hear an official confirmation from Pangu.
If you own a 32-bit device that is already jailbroken and don’t want to lose it, then it’s best to refrain from updating to the latest iOS firmware. We’d recommend you to stay put and wait until the team has officially released a jailbreak for 32-bit devices. Until then, stay tuned with us to stay up-to-date with the latest jailbreak news.