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How to Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 Using English Version of Pangu Jailbreak And Cydia Impactor

The much awaited English version of iOS iOS 9.3.3 Pangu Jailbreak has been released. The Chinese version, which had been launched a week back, made life a bit difficult for all the jailbreak users who couldn’t understand the language.

So, if you have not yet Jailbroken your iPhone or waiting for it to arrive, you can jailbreak your device with ease. Most of the process of Jailbreaking is same. Let’s get started!

How to Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 Using English Version of Pangu Jailbreak And Cydia Impactor

Must Check Out:

  • The iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak works only with 64-bit devices like iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad Pro, iPod Touch 6G.
  • Make sure to make a backup of your iOS device.
  • Must disable Find My iPhone. (Settings → iCloud → Find My iPhone.)

How to Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 Using English Version with Pangu Jailbreak And Cydia Impactor

Step #1. First up, you need to head over Pangu Downloads page. Then, you have to download the Pangu jailbreak .iPA file and Cydia Impactor tool for Windows, Mac or Linux (32 bit | 64 bit).

Step #2. Next up, you will have to connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to your computer using a USB cable. On your computer, you need to open Cydia Impactor software.

Step #3. Now, locate the .iPA file of Pangu jailbreak (NvwaStone_1.0.ipa) you have just downloaded and drag and drop it on Cydia Impactor.

Step #4. If you see an Apple Developer warning, make sure to click on Ok.

Step #5. If prompted, you have to enter your Apple ID that will be used to create a free Apple developer certificate for signing the .iPA file of Pangu jailbreak. (I would recommend you to create a dummy Apple ID and use it instead.) Once you have entered your Apple ID password, you need to click on OK.

Step #6. Now, Cydia Impactor will begin to install the Pangu jailbreak app on your device. If you receive a keychain message during the process, make sure to click on the Allow button.

Step #7. After the jailbreak app has been installed on your device. Go the Home screen of your phone. You will see Pangu jailbreak app live and kicking.

Step #8. Next, you have to launch Settings app → General → Device Management. Tap on the developer profile.

Step #9. Now, you need to tap on the Trust button. Tap on Trust again in the confirmation prompt.

Step #10. Return to the Home screen and open the Pangu app. A notifications popup will appear.  You need to accept it by tapping on the Ok button.

Then, tap on the Start button and lock your device.

Jailbreak process will begin. Once it’s done, your iPhone will respring. Make sure to keep the device locked until it has been rebooted.

Once the process gets completed successful, you will see Cydia on the screen.

Now, go ahead and use all the compatible Cydia tweaks on your device. Check out these best Cydia sources as well to get the best out it.

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SemiRestore: Restore Your iPhone or iPad without Losing Jailbreak

More often than not I have to restore my iPhone for various reasons like fixing any software issue. Though I’m not so pained by the rather long time it takes, the thought of losing jailbreak always makes me feel sad a bit. And let me tell you, I’m not the only one who is so miffed with restoring a Jailbroken iOS device.

Meet SemiRestore-the smart tool that allows you to restore your iPhone without having to lose your jailbreak. It has been updated to include devices running iOS 5.1-iOS 9.1.

Semi-Restore to Restore Your iPhone and iPad Without Losing Jailbreak

SemiRestore Allows You to Restore Your iPhone or iPad without Losing Jailbreak

It removes everything such as apps, photos, media, tweaks and messages from your iOS device except jailbreak. Therefore, you don’t have to go through the long process of jailbreaking your device after restoring it.

Available for 64-bit Windows or 64-bit Linux and Mac

SemiRestore is compatible with both Mac and other computers running 64-bit Windows or 64-bit Linux. According to the developer, SemiRestore for OS X is provident on a “Works for Me” basis. It has been tested on two iOS devices using Mackintosh running OS X 10.11.4 and 10.11.5.

Windows users must be running iTunes 12 or newer and .NET 4.0 or higher installed. As for Linux users, they must have libimobiledevice, GTK 3, libusbmuxd-tools, and openssl installed. The jailbroken iOS device must also have OpenSSH installed on it.

How to Get Started With It

Due to some bugs, SemiRestore currently doesn’t work as expected. During our test, we have found it full of glitch. Hence, won’t recommend you to go ahead with the process.

So many users who have tried to restore their device have reported that it gets stuck during the process. Therefore, it’s advisable to wait until it improves its performance.


SemiRestore has strived to resolve the dilemma of jailbreak users. Hopefully, it fixes the bug sooner than later to let us restore our Jailbroken iPhone without any worry.

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Restrict App from Opening, Deleting, and Wiggling on iPhone [FolderIconSave Cydia Tweak]

If you have a Jailbroken iPhone, either with iOS 8 or iOS 9, then a newly released Cydia tweak might catch your attention. FolderIconSave is a free tweak that saves icon from opening, deleting, or wiggling. For many of you, this might not be impressive; but it’s pretty handy tweak to make sure no one can delete or rearrange any of your apps.

FolderIconSave is available for free on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. After you have installed the tweak, Cydia will respring your device. The tweak has got its personal space under Settings app; from there, you can manage the features. By default, all the three above mentioned features are toggled ON, but none of them works.

FolderIconSave Cydia Tweak

It’s a little bug; you’ll need to toggle OFF each option and then toggle them back ON. After doing so, tap the Respring option. Now, all the features of the tweak are functional. You can restrict opening of folders, rearranging of apps or folders, and also restrict deletion of any apps.

I am being repetitive, but make sure you toggle OFF and toggle ON all the three options from the preferences section of the tweak. After that, don’t forget to respring the device, only then, the functions will work flawlessly.

FolderIconSave is certainly a useful tweak for those who have few irritating friends that mess up with the layout every time they have their hands on your iPhone. The developer of the tweak has tested the tweak on iPhone with iOS 8 and iOS 9, but not tested on an iPad. So, we can’t be sure whether the tweak works with an iPad.

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

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How to Downgrade iPhone/iPad Apps [App Admin Cydia Tweak]

Currently, there is no option available in App Store to select the version of app your wish to download. By default, the App Store will download the latest available version of any app you are downloading.

There is is Cydia tweak which will help you downgrade or install an earlier version of any app available on App Store. The tweak is called App Admin A.K.A App control developed by UnlimApps.

How to Downgrade iPhone or iPad Apps

The downgrading process is definitely not simple, but at least it is possible. It is not that geeky as well, so you’ll be fine by following the steps. Just refer to the tutorial given below for further details.

How to Downgrade (Download Older Version of) iPhone/iPad Apps

Step #1. Open Cydia from the home screen.

Step #2. Tap on Sources followed by Edit on top-right of the screen.

Step #3. Now tap on Add and enter this URL: http://beta.unlimapps.com/

Step #4. After adding the repo, search for App control, download and install it. This will require a respring.

Step #5. Now head to App Store and select the application you wish to downgrade from “Updates” tab.

(As per our experience, currently the tweak only supports downgrading apps that are already installed and are under “Updates” tab)

Step #6. Tap on the Update button and you will get a pop-up with two options: Continue and Downgrade.

Tap on Update in App Store on iPhone

Step #7. Tap on “Downgrade” and App Control will suggest several known version of the app.

Tap on Downgrade in App Store on iPhone

Simply select the version you wish to install. If that’s not enough or in case you aren’t satisfied with suggestions, I am afraid you will have to exercise a little more. Check the guide below to install the version of your choice.

Downgrading iPhone/iPad with softwareVersionExternalIdentifier

Step #1. Download and install iFile from Cydia.

Step #2. Launch iFile from home screen and go to /User/Containers/Bundle/Application/* and open the app’s iTunesMetadata.plist

Step #3. Here is the tough part, find the version number from the file and copy it.

Step #4. Head back to App Store where you have the pop-up. Paste the version you copied from iFile.

This certainly isn’t an easy way, but it is the only way to downgrade iOS apps. Of course, UnlimApps team is working to make it more user-friendly, as the app is currently in beta version. We can soon have an advanced and easier way to downgrade apps.

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How to Disable Home Screen Rotation on iPhone 6/6s Plus [Nuus Cydia Tweak]

Apple’s iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 6 Plus automatically switches the screen to landscape mode when you turn your iPhone. This is certainly helpful, but it would have been really nice if there was an option to disable rotation of just home screen. The built-in option to disable rotation in iOS 9 has its effect system wide. That means if you are watching a movie and you turn your iPhone to landscape mode, the screen would not rotate.

So, if you want to disable just the home screen to rotate then there’s a Cydia tweak. I personally don’t see any need for this option, but there are users who might be interested in having it.

Disable Homescreen Rotation on iPhone 6-6s Plus Nuus Cydia Tweak

For the users who are looking to disable automatic home screen rotation on their iPhone, there is a Cydia tweak to do the job. The tweak is called Nuus, available for free on BigBoss repo. The tweak is very small in size and hardly takes a few seconds to install.

After you install Nuus, there is no setting or option to be configured. In fact, there is no preference panel for this tweak in Settings app. This is the only drawback of this tweak; it starts working immediately after installation. In case you want to have landscape mode enabled for home screen, then the ultimate solution is to uninstall the tweak. After you are done, you’ll have to again download and install the tweak to disable automatic home screen rotation.

The tweak should have a toggle ON/OFF switch to enable/disable automatic home screen rotation. Almost none of us would want to have portrait mode all the time on our iPhone. Unfortunately, this is the only solution available as of now to disable home screen rotation.

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

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How to Check iPhone/iPad Hardware Specifications [HardwareSpecs Cydia Tweak]

Whether you are a pro-user or a common one, you would like to know the hardware specifications of your iPhone or iPad. Unfortunately, there is no stock app that helps you check specifications of your iDevice.

But a Jailbreak always helps in this situation. With HardwareSpecs, which is released recently, you can check all hardware specifications of your iPhone and iPad.

Check iPhone Hardware Specifications Using Hardware Specs Cydia Tweak

This tweak, you can see those specifications in the stock Settings app of iPhone or iPad. With the help of HardwareSpecs, you can have a quick glance over necessary information like Product, Type, Model Number, HW Model, Platform and Color under the DEVICE.

Under the CPU, you get details like Processor, Architecture, Number of CPUs, Cache Lines, L1 I-cache, L1 D-cache, L2 Cache, TB Frequency and Byte Order; while MEMORY gives you info like Physical Memory, User Memory and Page Size.

How to Check iPhone Hardware Specifications Using Hardware Specs Cydia Tweak

Once you install the tweak, launch Settings app on your iPhone/iPad and then tap on General. On this screen, you will find Hardware Specs under the About section.

In the Hardware Specs, you will see all information about your iOS device. Though Apple shares some information about the device in About section, it doesn’t provide tiny details as mentioned by HardwareSpecs. You should at least get to know this information by Jailbreaking your device for a day.

For a pro-user, this tweak is of a great help as it shows Memory usage on your iPhone or iPad. So download HardwareSpecs from Cydia’s BigBoss repo now. If you come across any useful tweak, please share with us so that we can spread useful information.

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

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Hide or Remove “Back to App” Text from Status Bar in iOS 9 on iPhone/iPad

“Back to App” is a new feature included in iOS 9, which is useful to navigate back to app you were using. When in browser, you are redirected to an app; you will notice a message “Back to app” in status bar. The text will hide your cellular network and Wi-Fi in status bar.

There’s a tweak in Cydia which will remove the text and just display the arrow, giving enough room to display cellular signals and Wi-Fi. The tweak is very small in size and does not need any kind of settings. Above all, it is completely free. Apart from that, there is another tweak, with which you can swipe the text away. But down side is that you won’t be able to navigate back to the app.

How to Hide or Remove "Back to App" Text from Status Bar in iOS 9 on iPhone and iPad

Check out both our guides on hiding the text as well as completely removing “Back to App” option from status bar using Cydia tweaks.

How to hide “Back to App” Text from Status Bar in iOS 9 on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Open Cydia from home screen.

Step #2. Download and install BreadCrumbArrow from BigBoss repo.

Step #3. After Cydia respiring your device, you will just see an arrow instead of full text.

Hide Back to App Text from Status Bar in iOS 9 on iPhone and iPad

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

How to Remove “Back to App” on iPhone/iPad in iOS 9

Step #1. Open Cydia from home screen.

Step #2. Download and install BreadCrumbAway from BigBoss repo.

Step #3. After the tweak is installed, just swipe right to left on the “Back to App” option to completely remove it.

Remove Back to App on iPhone iPad in iOS 9

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

That’s it; you can install either of them, to get rid of “Back to App” option in iOS 9. Share your thoughts on these tweaks on our social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus), or in the comment box given below.

How to Save Instagram Photos to iPhone Camera Roll in iOS 9

It is right time to Jailbreak your iOS 9 devices; the only condition is that you should be using iOS 9.0.2. If you haven’t done it so far, you can refer to our post on how to Jailbreak iOS 9 using Pangu tool. Jailbreaking your device will open doors to many awesome tweaks and themes for your iPhone or iPad.

There are many tweaks for different apps, but today we will focus on Instagram. The original app of Instagram does not let us download any images; apart from that it does not even let us zoom any images. So here we have two different Cydia tweak to do the job for us. One is called InstaTools and other is called Instagram++.

How to Save Instagram Photos on iPhone

You can install either of them, but we recommend using both as both are unique in their own ways. One can download photos, while other can let you zoom photos in Instagram app. Just check our guides given below for more details.

How to Download Instagram Photos on iPhone Running iOS 9

Step #1. Open Cydia app from home screen.

Step #2. Download InstaTools available on BigBoss repo.

Step #3. After installation is finished, tap on Settings app on home screen.

Step #4. Scroll down and tap on InstalTools.

InstaTools Cydia Tweak Settings

Step #5. Toggle ON Enabled option.

Enable InstaTools Cydia Tweak on iPhone

That’s it.

Step #6. Tap on the photo you want to download; Tap on share icon on top right corner.

Tap on Share Icon in Instagram on iPhone

Step #7. Tap on Save Image.

Tap on Save Image in Instagram on iPhone

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

Check below for Cydia tweak on zooming Instagram photos.

How to Zoom Instagram Photos on on iPhone in iOS 9

Step #1. Open Cydia app from home screen.

Step #2. Download and install Instagram++ from BigBoss repo.

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

There are no settings for this tweak; just lightly touch the picture you wish to zoom. Make sure you touch it and not press it. The tweak seems to be little sensitive with touch, as it was not working when we tried even with a little pressure.

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Cydia Tweaks Don’t Show Up in Settings App on iPhone and iPad? Here’s a Solution

After the news of iOS 9 untethered Jailbreak, users simply rushed to download the Pangu tool to Jailbreak their devices. But most of them were stuck after Jailbreaking, because few of the most demanding tweaks were yet to be updated to work with iOS 9. Basic tweaks like WinterBoard and PreferenceLoader were not compatible to work with iOS 9.

Many iOS 9 users would have already Jailbroken their devices and tried installing different tweaks, from the list we have already provided. If you aren’t able to Jailbreak your iOS 9 because of any error, you can also check our post on common iOS 9 Jailbreak problems.

Cydia Tweaks Don't Show Up in Settings App on iPhone and iPad

PreferenceLoader is one of the most essential tweak, because it lets you customize your installed tweaks under Settings app. PreferenceLoader was not compatible with iOS 9, and thus, all your installed tweaks were almost useless, because you cannot customize any of your tweaks.

However, if you are not seeing any tweak in the Settings app, obviously, it is because your PreferenceLoader needs to be updated to latest 2.2.3-1 version.

How to Fix Cydia Tweaks Don’t Show up in Settings App on iPhone and iPad

First and foremost thing you need to do is check whether the PreferenceLoader is installed in Cydia or not. Most of the times when you don’t find Cydia tweaks in setting, PreferenceLoader needs to be re-installed. So here’s how you can do that:

  • Open Cydia on your iPhone/iPad.
  • Search for PreferenceLoader.

Search for PrefenceLoader Cydia Tweak

  • Tap on Modify from top left corner (you will see Install button if you are trying it very first time.)

Tap on Modify PreferenceLoader Cydia Tweak

  • Tap on Reinstall from the Popup Menu (In case you are trying for first time, tap on install.)

Reinstall PreferenceLoader Cydia Tweak on iPhone

  • Right after that, your device will reboot thereafter launch the settings app to see the effect.

Most probably, this should solve the issue of Cydia tweaks not showing in Settings. If you are still unable to see the tweaks, then there might be problem with the Cydia installation itself. Or in some cases, you need to identify the particular tweaks which are not working and try to update them to fix the problems.

Re-jailbreaking your iPhone/iPad is the last option that will surely show the tweaks in settings once the process is completed. We hope that this solves your Cydia tweaks don’t show up in settings issue. Stay tuned on iCydiaOS blog for more such guides.