How to Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 Using Pangu Jailbreak [English] And Cydia Impactor

BY Ali Hassan Mahdi

Published 29 Jul 2016

jailbreak ios 9.3.3

Just a few days ago, the team behind Pangu released the Chinese version of iOS 9.2 – iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak, which required a Windows-based software to be used to install and execute the jailbreak on iOS devices. Today, Pangu released the English version of iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak that takes advantage of Saurik’s Cydia Impactor tool.

Cydia Impactor is a GUI based tool used to sign the .iPA file of Pangu jailbreak to install and execute it on iOS devices. The good thing is that the tool works on all major operating system including Windows, Mac and Linux, unlike the Chinese version of the jailbreak which is limited to Windows OS.

To find out how to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 using English version of Pangu Jailbreak and Cydia Impactor, follow our step-by-step guide below.

Before starting the jailbreak process, take note of the following important points:

  • Pangu supports 64-bit devices such as:
    • iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone SE
    • iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad Pro
    • iPod Touch 6G
  • Pangu jailbreak works on iOS 9.2, iOS 9.2.1, iOS 9.3, iOS 9.3.1, iOS 9.3.2 & iOS 9.3.3.
  • Pangu is a free jailbreak tool.
  • Pangu jailbreak is semi-tethered and requires you to run the jailbreak app on your device every time it reboots.
  • The jailbreak can be done using Windows, Mac or Linux computer.
  • Make sure to take a complete backup of your iOS device using iTunes or iCloud so that you can restore your data later in case something goes wrong during the jailbreak process.
  • If you’re on the fence and not sure if you should jailbreak your device, then check our post on some of the tops reasons to jailbreak iOS 9.1.

Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 Using English Pangu Jailbreak And Cydia Impactor

Step 1: Go to our Pangu Downloads page and download the Pangu jailbreak .iPA file and Cydia Impactor tool for Windows, Mac or Linux.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to your computer via a USB cable.

Step 3: On your computer, open Cydia Impactor software.

cydia impactor

Step 3: Locate the .iPA file of Pangu jailbreak (NvwaStone_1.0.ipa) downloaded in Step 1 and drag and drop it on Cydia Impactor.

Drag and drop Pangu jailbreak (NvwaStone_1.0.ipa) on Cydia Impactor

Step 4: If an Apple Developer warning appears, click Ok.

apple developer warning - pangu jailbreak

Step 5: You’ll be asked to enter your Apple ID, which will be used to create a free Apple developer certificate for signing the .iPA file of Pangu jailbreak. If you’re not comfortable providing it then the best thing to do is to create a new Apple ID and use that instead.

Apple ID Cydia Impactor

Step 6: Enter your Apple ID password and press Ok.

Step 7: Cydia Impactor will start to install the Pangu jailbreak app onto your device and will take a few minutes to complete. During the process, if you get a keychain message like below, click on the Allow button.

Step 8: Once the jailbreak app is installed, Cydia Impactor will go back to the default screen as shown in Step 3. On your device, go to the Home screen and if you see the Pangu jailbreak app then it means that it has been installed successfully.

pangu jailbreak app

Step 9: Go to Settings -> General -> Device Management and you should see a developer profile with the Apple ID you provided.

developer profile settings

Step 10: Open the developer profile and tap on the Trust button. If a confirmation prompt appears, press Trust.


Step 11: Go back to the Home screen and launch the Pangu app. If you get a notifications popup, make sure to accept it by pressing the Ok button.

pangu jailbreak app notifications

Step 12: Tap on the Start button and then lock your device.

start pangu jailbreak

Step 13: Pangu will now start the jailbreak process. After it’s completed, your device will respring automatically. Keep your device locked at all times until the jailbreak is finished and your device is restarted.

Once the jailbreak is done and your device restarts, go to the Home screen and you should see Cydia installed, which means that the jailbreak completed successfully. Cydia will take some time “Preparing filesystem” when you launch it for the first time. It will exit after it is done, and respring your device.

Since the jailbreak is semi-tethered, you’ll have to use the Pangu jailbreak app to re-jailbreak your device every time it reboots. In case you delete the app, you can follow the same steps above to install it again.

The free Apple developer certificate, used to sign the jailbreak app, lasts for only 7 days from the time it was created. After it expires, if you want to re-jailbreak, you can’t use the Pangu jailbreak app. So first remove it from your device and follow the above steps again to reinstall and use it.

Now that you’ve successfully jailbroken your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, do not forget to read our article on tips to keep your jailbroken device secure. Also, make sure to check out the list of tweaks that are compatible with iOS 9.3.3.

Let us know how the jailbreak process goes in the comments below.