Saurik Updates Cydia Eraser with Support for iOS 9.3.3

BY Ali Hassan Mahdi

Published 12 Aug 2016

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If you’ve been following the jailbreak community for a while, you may remember that Saurik released a package last year called Cydia Impactor, which allows users to remove the jailbreak from their device and return to stock iOS without updating to the latest available firmware.

After the release of iOS 9.3.3 Pangu jailbreak, Cydia Impactor was rebranded as “Cydia Eraser” and came with partial support for iOS 9.0. Today, Saurik released another update for Cydia Eraser that brings full support for iOS 9.3.3.

With the latest update, anyone with a jailbroken iOS 9.3.3 device can use Cydia Eraser to remove the jailbreak from their device, uninstall all Cydia tweaks and packages and restore their device to a clean non-jailbroken state, while residing on the same iOS version without going to the latest firmware.

The update arrived just in time as Apple recently released iOS 9.3.4 update to patch the Pangu jailbreak. Although the signing window is still open for iOS 9.3.3, it won’t last long and will soon be closed by Apple.

What makes Cydia Eraser a better tool than iTunes is that the latter restores your device to the latest iOS 9.3.4 firmware, thereby removing the ability to jailbreak. On the other hand, Cydia Eraser restores your device completely while keeping it on the same iOS version.

iOS 9.3.3 is still being signed by Apple, which means that you can use iTunes to restore your device to this firmware without going to iOS 9.3.4. However, once Apple stops signing it, your best bet is to use Cydia Eraser to remove the jailbreak from your device.

The latest update of Cydia Eraser can be installed right now from Cydia. Do you plan on removing your jailbreak using this tool? Let us know in the comments below.