Everyone is eagerly waiting for the release of iOS 8.3 Jailbreak and it may take a while for the release. In the meantime, many guides & Videos surfaced over the internet claiming to “Semi Jailbreak iOS 8.3“. I came across videos & guides and thought of writing a detailed post on “Everything You need to know about Semi Jailbreak iOS 8.3“. Everyone is eager to install Cydia as it is a universal store which hosts a number of tweaks which will help users to customize their device. Many users didn’t update their devices to iOS 8.3 as they are waiting for the jailbreak to be released.
iOS 8.4 is about to be released and still the iOS 8.3 Jailbreak is not out yet. Recently I came across a comment on one of my article in which the reader asked “Is it safe to pay via the Cydia web link which will install Cydia“. I was like what’s going on and confirmed that he is talking about Semi Jailbreak iOS 8.3. As mentioned above some sites covering the topic and many users reading it was trying the semi jailbreak for iOS 8.3 thinking to install Cydia, but it never happens. So first let’s have a look how to perform Semi Jailbreak iOS 8.3.
How to Semi Jailbreak iOS 8.3
- First, You need to make sure that you are running latest iOS 8.3 and you can check the same by navigating to Settings >> General >> About.
- You need to launch Safari browser on your device.
- Now you need to navigate to any one of the site mentioned below.
- After opening any of the site mentioned above. You will get a button “Ready to Semi Jailbreak” or “Jailbreak iOS 8.3“. You need to click it.
- Next Click on “I Agree to Continue” and wait.
- After that, you will be taken to settings application and you need to install “Semi JB App” and that’s it.
You will get two icons on home screen one is Semi JB and other is support one. So if you did the same then you might navigate to the Semi JB application and try to install Cydia and you need to pay for it. From when someone need to pay for installing Cydia ugh !!!!
So some sites wrote the above step by step procedure misleading its readers. Many users don’t know about the fake pangu and jailbreak sites. Many users are falling prey and donating to the sites. After donating, they are getting web-based Cydia ( I need to confirm it).
What does Semi Jailbreak iOS 8.3 really do to your device ?
So if you too having the same question in your mind then I have a little explanation for you. When you click Semi Jb button on one of those sites then you will be redirected to install a profile on your device which is not verified by Apple. The profile you are installing will install a Semi JB application and an Icon of a support page of their site.
I tried the application on my own and found that when users press on “Install Cydia” then users will be directed to a page where user need to donate a certain amount of money which ranges from “7$ to 15$” and they claim that the Cydia is not fully functional and only supports a few tweaks.
So if you thinking to donate money then wait, Don’t donate. If you want to lose your money on something which is useless and making the scammers rich then you can. I saw a youtube video too in which he claimed that he donated, but he never showed the Cydia in the whole video. I think the guys who are running these sites are contacting the webmasters and YouTuber’s to make videos about them. That’s my guess not confirmed. I think they have already made decent money to go on a vacation.
In case if you are thinking to Semi Jailbreak iOS 8.3, my advice for all , Don’t go for it and wait for the official release of iOS 8.3 Jailbreak. Do share the guide so that your friends won’t fall prey for fake Semi Jailbreak iOS 8.3.