With iOS 10 racing towards a public release next month, you would think that things would be a lot quieter with iOS 9 but they’re not. Just after Apple released iOS 9.3.3, Pangu dropped PPHelper jailbreak on us. This was released to cover iOS 9.2 to iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak but it doesn’t work for all iOS users – 32-bit devices and those with a Mac are left out this time around, although there may be a Mac version sometime in the near future. Now, to top it all off, Apple has very quickly released iOS 9.3.4 download [ext link] to shut down the jailbreak for anyone who updates to it. Saurik, the creator of Cydia and a number of important jailbreak tools, has recently added support for up to iOS 9.3.3 to Cydia Eraser, one of his most vital tools.
Image : Cydia Eraser
Cydia Eraser Features :
Cydia Eraser is better known by most as Cydia Impactor – all that has changed is the name. Why is it his most important jailbreak tool ?
- Because it essentially allows you to unjailbreak your device and take it back to stock without using iTunes.
- When you use iTunes to restore, your device will be placed onto the latest iOS version, and as that cannot be jailbroken at the moment, that is the last thing you want. Cydia Eraser will put your device onto the exact iOS version you were running when you installed PPHelper jailbreak.
- You can use Cydia Eraser directly on your iPhone, iPod or iPad without needing to connect a computer first
- Cydia Eraser is perfect for those who need to remove their jailbreak quickly, i.e. if you need to take your iOS device in for repair and don’t want your warranty invalidated, or if you are intending to sell your device.
- Do back up your data before you use Cydia Eraser; as the name suggests, all of your data and settings will be erased permanently
Apple is still signing iOS 9.3.3 at the time of writing but that won’t last for much longer. If you need to downgrade iOS 9.3.4 to iOS 9.3.3 [ext link], do it now and, if you already are jailbroken make sure you download the updated version of Cydia Eraser. If you need to use it, you can follow our simple tutorial below.
How to Install Cydia Eraser on iOS 9.3.3 :
- You need to take a backup of all your data as it will all be wiped permanently off your device so do this using iTunes and or iCloud
- Plug your iOS device into a power supply and make sure the battery percentage is at least 20%
- Launch Cydia and then download and install Cydia Eraser
- When the installation has finished, open Cydia Eraser
- Tap on Delete All Data and Unjailbreak Device
- On the confirmation window that pops up, tap on Delete All
- Cydia Eraser will now begin the process of unjailbreaking your iOS device – have some patience as this may take a while and do not touch your device
- When Cydia Eraser has finished its work, your iOS device will be on the Hello screen