The Pangu jailbreak released for iOS 9.3.3 is semi-tethered that requires users to re-jailbreak every time their device reboots. There has been many confusions related to the jailbreak such as a 32-bit support, which the team confirmed yesterday that they have no plans to release.
Many users have found the semi-tethered iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak a little less convenient compared to past jailbreak tools and as such, haven’t jailbroken their devices in the hopes that Pangu will release an untethered jailbreak for the firmware soon.
Unfortunately, Pangu has confirmed via their official Reddit account that they have no plans to release an untethered jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3. For those waiting for an untethered jailbreak, the only choice left is to update your device to iOS 9.3.3 and take advantage of the semi-tethered jailbreak as there are no hopes left for an untethered one.
It might be possible that Pangu has discovered additional exploits that they are planning to save for iOS 10 jailbreak rather than use them for an untethered jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3. This is not surprising as Apple is no shy of patching exploits used in jailbreak tools, making it impossible to re-use them for future jailbreaks.
Now that we know there’s not going to be an untethered jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3, you either have the choice to update to the latest firmware and jailbreak it or remain on stock iOS and wait for iOS 10.
If your iOS device is on an older firmware and is untethered jailbroken then it’s best to stay put as an untether jailbreak is more convenient than a semi-tethered one, unless you want to enjoy the new features & improvements of iOS 9.3.3. Additionally, the certificate for iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak app expires every 7 days and requires you to re-new it weekly, unless you manage to get an enterprise developer certificate from 25PP or enroll in Apple Developer Program to get a 1-year certificate.
If you’re planning to update to iOS 9.3.3 and jailbreak, then you’ll find these resources helpful:
- How to Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 using Pangu on Mac, Windows or Linux
- The 15 Best Reasons to Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3
- List of Jailbreak Tweaks Compatible with iOS 9.3.3