Cydia Impactor

Cydia Impactor is a well known jailbreak tool but anyone looking for it now will not find what they are looking for. Saurik has renamed Cydia Impactor to Cydia Eraser although the tool itself still works the same way [ Cydia Eraser will remove the jailbreak from your iOS device ] . Cydia Impactor has now been updated to digitally sign any IPA file [ .ipa ] e.g. Pangu , SnapChat++ [ext link] etc , and then downloading and installing it onto your iOS device via a side loaded app.

Image : Cydia Impactor

cydia impactor pangu


How to Sideload Apps using Cydia Impactor :

  1. Run Cydia Impactor. Download Cydia Impactor utility for Mac or Windows [ ext link ]
  2. Now plug your device into your computer
  3. Make sure that you can still see the Cydia Impactor interface and drag the .ipa file into Cydia Impactor. cydia-impactor-jailbreak
  4. Make sure your device is picked up and recognized
  5. Click on OK on the warning that pops up
  6. Enter your Apple ID and click on OK. This is needed to install the certificate and, although we are told it is safe to do this, you can, if you prefer, set up a dummy ID for this process.cydia impactor jailbreak2_install
  7. Input the password for the Apple ID you are using and click OK cydia impactor jailbreak3_install
  8. Cydia Impactor will now prepare the app and sign the IPA file. cydia impactor jailbreak0_install
  9. If everything goes as it should, the sideloaded .ipa will be installed onto your iOS device [ in this case Pangu app ]. Do not run the new app for now [ see image below ]pangu_icon_cydia_impactor
  10. Go to your iOS device. Open Settings > General > Device Management. If you are on a lower iOS version, open Settings > General > Profile 
  11. Tap on the Apple ID profile and then tap on Trust  
  12. Close Settings down and open the new app

Features of Cydia Impactor :

Cydia Impactor is undergoing development as we speak but it is still in use as one of the few mobile GUI tools that actually works as it is meant to. Few features are ready for use, but they are useful features so let’s look at what they are:

  • Bridging a Connection

One feature that Cydia Impactor provides is the ability to bridge a connection, restart a connection or disconnect a current connection between your computer and your iPhone or iPad. For this feature to be used, you must know what port number is in use.

  • Easily Root Android Devices

Cydia Impactor isn’t just for iOS; it also helps to root Android devices from v2.3 to v5.0 in no more than a few seconds or a minute, depending on your connection speed. Connect your device to your computer, press on Start in Cydia Impactor and wait , your Android device will be rooted

  • Unlocks Bootloader

Cydia Impactor can help you to unlock and lock bootloader easily. This is done through an Identifier token that is used to generate the unlock bootloader file on your device

  • Built-In USB Driver

Because Cydia Impactor as a built-in USB driver, you don’t need to find and install the files yourself, allowing you quick and easy connection between your device and computer. All you need to do is install the drivers manually from within the application just once

  • Install Package

Finally, Cydia Impactor allows you to flash mod packages, root and update packages and recover your files manually to your device without the need for Fastboot tools.

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  1. Hi. Pangu team.
    I have a big problem. The day the jailbreak for ios9,3,3 came out. I got the Chinese version where too download pp.helper on Windows. I did it and I got the jailbreak and Cydia. But only for twenty minutes.
    Then my iPhone 6. Locked down and restarted. And Cydia was gone and the jailbreak. I try too get it back. But I cut not. No matter what. I try too put my phone back from copy’s I have on iTunes. And I have put it back too factory version “new”. But I can not get it back to normal. There is a white icon with a blue P. Who is stock on my screen. And my iOS running around search for update, without fined any.
    I can not see what iOS my phone have. But it is running 9,3,3.
    I all got error in downloading IkeyEx.
    I hope you can help me. I have ask the clever people on YouTube. But non of them can tell me anything. I have try too get a new jailbreak using impacter and pangu. But it will not run on my phone.
    I hope that you can tell me something. 😀
    Thanks for your service and great work.
    Greetings from Richard 😊🇩🇰

      1. I’m writing this to thank you for all your hard work and dedication you have given to the latest 9.3.3 jailbreak. I know that some people were leaving rude comments and emails saying that you would never jailbreak again. I for one thank you and I for one appreciate all the long hours and sleepless nights your team has put in. Your tenacity and will to win make you the best team out there. So thank you very much for this jailbreak and all the past jailbreaks. You guys are awesome. Please don’t ever quit. ……….respectfully James Carrick.

      2. Hi Pangu team
        I do not know how to jailbreak my iphone 5 iOS 9.3.4.Tried downloading Pangu but server could not be found.Tried a lot of other apps nothing could help me.Please help

      3. I click on the pp app and start the jailbreak! Lock the device and it completely reboots. I have tried to put it in safe mode it will not go. I have tried using ifunbox and removing the tweaks I installed on Cydia (didn’t work) but the jailbreak won’t initiate for me. I have completely restored my device and installed the jailbreak again and it worked until I had to “reboot” then it will not initiate the device again. If you know of a fix please let me know or if you have any other information you need like what tweaks I installed I can let you know. I am using the pphelper tool iOS 9.3.2 and I have “bio protect, activator, and springtomize” why can’t I initiate the jailbreak even into safe mode?

    1. Had the same problem but after restoring ios to 9.3.4 then downgrading to 9.3.3 and jailbraking it with cydia impactor it works perfectly if you need tutorial replay

  2. I know that for some people jailbreak is not a big deal, but for a lot of us means freedom and choices in this era even if we don’t use smartphones frequently, so thanks for jailbreak and for constant updates to pangu team…JAILBREAK THE WORLD!!!

  3. I’m having a problem with getting Cydia reinstalled on my phone I’ve tried to restore it no good. Rejailbreak it no good update it no good in stuck with a cydia icon on my phone that will not work help if you can thanks

  4. ERROR
    cannot find .app/info.plist

    this keeps coming up when i push start=/ Im using my apple account.
    Help please?
    thank you

  5. Hi
    I downlode panu and. I have it in my phone but i cant have cydia
    I dont know what to do?
    Sorry my english is not good,,

  6. it says this what do i do

    Failed to find matching arch for 64-bit Mach-O input file /private/var/installd/Library/Caches/

  7. it says installation.cpp:42
    Failed to find matching arch for 64-bit Mach-O input file /private/var/installd/Library/Caches/

  8. it says this what do i do
    Failed to find matching arch for 64-bit Mach-O input file /private/var/installd/Library/Caches/

  9. Nice work, but for now this jailbreak is useless, you cant do anything with it. You can download stuff from cydia but they doesnt work on ios 10.1.1…

  10. Hi pangu

    I am not able to do jailbreak its stucks on preflightning application everytime
    I am using iphone 6s and ios 10.0.1

    Please help

    1. I also have this problem for the iPhone 6s iOS 10.0.1 so there must currently be a bug for this device/firmware, wait until beta 5 and try again.

  11. I have a iPhone 6+ with 10.2 installed this and after I click on yalu it opens then when I click go it says failed, retry. I deleted it and retried it and still the same thing. Can you help me?

  12. I tried to install this onto my iPhone 5c, but it says Error adb.cpp:170 this feature requires an Android device. What option do I choose for installation?

  13. how do I jailbreak ios 10.3.3 I need the pangu tool or another one that is an actual software download not just bs or some torrent file I want the direct download

  14. I have a iphone 6s plus on ios 9.2.1, but it seems like all the download link to jailbreak it doesn’t work. Is there a updated link I can use and download the program to jailbreak my iphone 6s plus on 9.2.1? Please reply asap. Thanks

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