Cydia Impactor has always been one of the most important tools for jailbreakers, allowing you to remove Cydia and any traces of a jailbreak from your iOS device without affecting the iOS version you are running on. This is important because it means you can easily re-jailbreak your device again. Saurik has made a few changes – Cydia Impactor as it was is now called Cydia Eraser, while Cydia Impactor is a brand new tool with a different purpose – to assist with the installation of PPHelper jailbreak.
Image : Cydia Impactor
PPHelper was released recently and since then has received a number of updates. As well as being available in English, it now supports the Mac and Linux operating systems as well as Windows. Another change is in the way the utility is downloaded and installed on your iOS device. Before, you needed a computer but now, you can get this directly on your iOS device using Cydia Impactor. What hasn’t changed is the fact that PPHelper is still a semi-untethered jailbreak which means, whenever you reboot your device, you will need to reinstall it.
To use Cydia Impactor, you must have your Apple ID to hand otherwise the jailbreak cannot be installed. If you have a regular Apple ID, the certificate that Cydia Impactor installs will expire after 7 days and you will need to repeat the steps below – more about that in a while. If you hold a developer Apple ID, the expiration date is 12 months.
Supported Devices :
As with the original PPHelper for iOS 9.2 to 9.3.3, it only works on 64-bit devices. If your device is not on this list, it is not supported:
- iPhone 5S, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, SE
- iPad Air, Air 2
- iPad Mini 2,3, 4
- iPad Pro
- iPod Touch 6
Before you go ahead and start the process of jailbreaking with Cydia Impactor and PPHelper, check the following list:
- Update iTunes to the latest version if you haven’t already
- Back your iOS device up through iTunes and or iCloud
- Ensure your device is on the list above
- Download iOS 9.3.3 [ext link] with the IPSW or iTunes method if you are not already on it
- On your device, disable your passcode, Find my iPhone/iPad and Touch ID if applicable.
Before you Jailbreak :
- Download this file and save it on your desktop – NvwaStone_1.0.ipa – [ link ]
- Download Cydia Impactor – Windows [ link ] or Mac [ link ]
How to Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 :
- Download and run Cydia Impactor from the link above
- Plug your iOS device into your Mac or PC
- Keep the Cydia Impactor interface open on your desktop and drag the .ipa file into it
- Make sure Cydia Impactor recognizes your device
- You will now get a warning on your screen – click on OK
- Type your Apple ID and password in and click OK – although this is perfectly safe, you can set up a dummy Apple ID for this if you want
- Cydia Impactor will now start to work on the IPA file and will digitally sign it. Provided all goes well, the Pangu app will download onto your iOS device home screen – at this stage, just leave it alone
- Go to your iOS device and open Settings > General. If you are running iOS 9.2 or below, tap on Profile. If you are on iOS 9.3.3, tap on Device Management
- Find the Apple ID profile and tap on it to select it
- Tap on Trust
- Exit the Settings app and tap on the Pangu icon on your home screen to open it
- A message will appear, asking if Pangu can send you notifications – tap on OK
- In the Pangu app, tap Start and then manually lock down your device using the Power button
- Leave your device alone – when Pangu has finished installing, a notification will appear on your screen
- Leave your device until it resprings, at which point you should be on your Home Screen again . The jailbreak installation is complete and you can tap on Cydia to open it and start using it .
Note: f you are using a regular Apple ID, you will need to follow these steps every day to sign the certificate again – you will NOT lose any jailbreak tweaks that you have installed and you will NOT need to reinstall them every 7 days.