If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you probably already know that top hacking team Pangu has released a jailbreaking tool that will unlock Apple devices that are running iOS 9.2 to 9.3.3. This jailbreak has been welcomed with open arms by Apple device owners around the world, but it has also put off many people because it’s semi-tethered. This means that you need to connect your mobile device to a computer to unlock it and that the IPA file expires after seven days, so you have to repeat the jailbreaking process every week.
Fortunately, Pangu has at least solved one of these issues by releasing Pangu 1.1, an update that comes with an “Embedded Certificate” option and extends the life of the jailbreaking tool up to eight months. As a result, you can now opt out of the seven-day expiry and that, if you jailbreak your device now, you won’t have to re-jailbreak it until April 2017.
You’ll need to download Pangu 1.1 even if you have already installed the previous version of Pangu’s jailbreaking tool. Follow the instructions on the screen to install the tool in your device and, when you reach the last step, make sure to choose the option to “Use embedded certificate effective until April 2017”. Forgetting to select this option will cause the tool to revert to its original settings, meaning your certificate will only last for seven days.
It’s important to note that Pangu’s jailbreaking tool works only with Apple’s 64-bit devices. Specifically, these include iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Air 1, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 12.9, and iPod touch 6G. If your Apple device is not on this list, you may want to wait and see if Pangu will update their jailbreaking tool and make it available for your device.
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