PanGu surprised everyone by releasing the new iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak last week. The release made it possible for iOS 9.2 – iOS 9.3.3 users to finally jailbreak their devices and enjoy what Cydia has to offer. Soon after its release everyone realized that the jailbreak was not untethered and required users to launch an app to re-jailbreak their device after every reboot. While the ‘semi-untethered’ jailbreak was more convenient than tethered jailbreaks that required iOS devices to be plugged into the computer, it was still not ideal.
The team recently cleared up the question on whether or not 32-bit devices would ever be supported by the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak, and now they appear to have confirmed that an untethered jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3 isn’t going to happen.
Users were hoping that PanGu will update their jailbreak tool to bring true untethered jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3. However PanGu has confirmed that it has no plans of doing so, which means we are stuck with the semi-untethered jailbreak until some other jailbreak team comes out with a different solution. PanGu made the revelation on Reddit through its official Reddit account. Recently PanGu also made it clear that it has no plans adding support for 32-bit iOS devices to its iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak.
It might be possible that Pangu has discovered additional exploits that they are planning to save for iOS 10 jailbreak rather than use them for an untethered jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3. This is not surprising as Apple is no shy of patching exploits used in jailbreak tools, making it impossible to re-use them for future jailbreaks.
If your iOS device is on an older firmware and is untethered jailbroken then it’s best to stay put as an untether jailbreak is more convenient than a semi-tethered one, unless you want to enjoy the new features & improvements of iOS 9.3.3. Additionally, the certificate for iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak app expires every 7 days and requires you to re-new it weekly, unless you manage to get an enterprise developer certificate from 25PP or enroll in Apple Developer Program to get a 1-year certificate.