How to fix common problems like ‘Error at 45%’ with Pangu Jailbreak for iOS 9 – iOS 9.0.2
Published 14 Oct 2015
Pangu team, the group of Chinese hackers, surprised everyone by releasing their tool to jailbreak iOS 9 – iOS 9.0.2. The jailbreak process has been quite smooth, but some users are reporting problems with it and haven’t been able to successfully jailbreak their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
If you’ve tried to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with the Pangu9 jailbreak tool and have run into issues then try the suggestions mentioned in this article to see if it helps in successfully jailbreak your iPhone or iPad.
#1. Failed attempts
Pangu team has given the following suggestions if you’re not able to successful jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch after multiple attempts:
1. Please switch to the airplane mode, try again.
2. Please reboot both your iOS devices as well as your computer, and try again.
3. Please use the restore functionality in Pangu to restore your device, and try again.
As we’ve mentioned in our step-by-step guide, you should also disable passcode, Touch ID and Find my iPhone before using Pangu to jailbreak your device.
#2. Getting Stuck at 45%
If you’re getting the following error: “Error at 45% – Error occurred in preparing the environment, error code (0A)” while trying to jailbreak your device then it is probably because you take encrypted backups of your device using iTunes.
To avoid the error, disable Encrypted iPhone/iPad/iPod touch Backup in iTunes via the Summary tab by unchecking the check box, and take an unencrypted backup of your device. Try to jailbreak your device using Pangu Jailbreak again to see if you can successfully jailbreak it. This solution has resolved the issue for some user. Thanks si709 for the tip!
If you’re getting some other problem, and you had upgraded to iOS 9 – iOS 9.0.2 via OTA then restore your device by installing iOS 9.0.2, and try again. OTA updates are known to cause issues with jailbreak tools like Pangu jailbreak.
#4. Can’t find Settings for Jailbreak Tweaks
PreferenceLoader hasn’t been updated to support iOS 9, so you won’t see the Settings for your jailbreak apps and tweaks. Preference Loader is a jailbreak utility that lets any apps or tweaks to have their own section in the Settings app. We expect it to be updated shortly. We’ll let you know as soon as the PreferenceLoader for iOS 9 is released.
#5. /usr/libexc/cydia/cydo error(2) error
The only way to fix the issue is to restore your device and rejailbreak it.
#5. Cydia App not showing up
If you can’t find the Cydia app after jailbreaking your device using Pangu jailbreak then open the Photos app, then run the Pangu app again, and just wait.
#6. Start button in Pangu greyed out
If you’re stuck at “Please connect your device and press Start” and the Start button is greyed out, then install iTunes on your Windows machine, and connect your device at least once, and try again.
#7. Cydia not opening or crashing
If Cydia is not opening or crashing after you’ve installed a few tweaks then it is probably because of a bad tweak. You can use the Volume UP trick to disable Cydia Substrate based tweaks to fix the issue.
If you’re not able to open Cydia or it crashes when you try to open it for the first time after successfully jailbreaking your device, then may need to restore your device to factory settings, and follow the instructions provided in this article to avoid the issue.
If you are getting stuck at 90% during the jailbreak process, then try to jailbreak again using Pangu jailbreak, but this time when you’re prompted to open the Pangu app, open the Photos app instead, and then open the Pangu app. Don’t close the Photos app.