Have you come across Cydia failed in buffer_write issue on iOS 9.3 or 9.2? You are not alone. Sometimes you do face various problems when Cydia won’t install packages on your device. Most bugs happen right after the new iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak release and this is what was presented this summer by Pangu team from China.
We know how to solve the most recent issue and wish to explain what you need to do to overcome it. Let’s learn how to fix Cydia errors and enjoy staying jailbroken if this is what you wish to do.
What Is Cydia Substrate
Jailbroken ‘fruit’ users know perfectly well what is Cydia app for iPhone or iPad. This application can be compared with the App Store [official store with iOS games and programs] however it works only on jailbroken gadgets.
Cydia has tons of free and paid custom tools that work well as third-party applications after you jailbreak with Pangu on iOS 9.2 – 9.3.x or earlier versions. This is the place for downloading tweaks, installing them and adjusting settings on the smartphone or tablet.
Thanks for this interesting addition you can get many more productivity tools, themes, games and apps than the ordinary App Store offers. You can add customizations to your iPhone or iPad even though this is not approved by the Cupertino-based company.
iOS 9.3 Cydia Error Reasons
Why does Cydia half installed package error or no installation happen at all? You ran the Pangu jailbreaking tool on iOS 9.3, 9.2 or 9.x.x firmware and now you see that ‘Cydia wont let me install anything’ right? What is the problem?
The issue bothers many users who can’t install some of the best jailbreak tweaks after becoming jailbroken. According to experts, all packages are installed using the system partition however it runs out of space and when there is not enough of it you fail to complete the installation.
The program simply terminates the process and you see the error instead of enjoying the installed customization tools. What you need is help the procedure to complete. Follow the instruction below and you’ll fix the unpleasant issue.
Fix to failed in buffer_write(fd) (8, ret=-1) Error on Cydia
Step 1. When you see that Cydia failed in buffer write and displays the error message you need to open Cydia store on the jailbroken iPhone or other iDevice.
Step 2. Choose Sources menu.
Step 3. Click Edit.
Step 4. Select Add as you are able to add a new repository source. Copy and paste or type in this web-address:
Step 5. The alternative App Store needs some time to load this repo’s packages. Wait till everything is complete and you are done.
Step 6. Now you can search Cydia for the solution. Type in this phrase:
Stashing for iOS 9.2 – 9.3.3
Step 7. Done? You need to install the package after you open it.
Step 8. Confirm what you are about to do.
Step 9. You’ll have to wait for a while for the app to be installed.
Step 10. Now respring your smartphone or tablet device.
Step 11. This package is must-have when you have problems with package installation due to the wrong partition. The tweak solves everything on its own and makes sure all the packages ‘arrive’ into iPhone data partition and avoid getting into system partition. The space is saved and Cydia has not problems with memory and thus you have no issues with installation procedure.
Hopefully this guide for solving error ‘failed in buffer_write(fd) (8, ret=-1)’ was useful and helped you with fixing the bug.
Still having the bug?
There is a different method you can try. You’ll need to use a couple of tweaks. Here is the step-by-step guide:
Step 1. This time you should find iFunbox for your desktop computer or laptop. You can download it for free via this link.
No matter how Apple improves its mobile firmware versions there are still millions of iPhone and iPad owners who wish to find iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak and get tons of ways of future customization. This is something the Cupertino-based company doesn’t offer. The original ‘fruit’ smartphones cannot boast rich custom options and this is the reason why customers are searching for something forbidden.
Apple offers major firmware updates every year. Right now users can enjoy iOS 9 [iOS 9.2, 9.3, 9.3.3 and earlier versions]. The next iOS 10 will be released in September. Since there is still enough time for using iOS 9 versions you can jailbreak your platform using iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak tool.
Programs for iPhone Jailbreak Cydia Installation
Is there more than one working tool you can use? Years ago there were so many different releases: TaiG, Pangu, evasi0n, Redsn0w, P0sixspwn, Absinthe however most of them haven’t been upgraded for years. The only team that keeps surprising ‘fruit’ fans from all over the world comes from China. iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak Pangu [created by Pangu Chinese hackers] is what you can download in 2016 to tether your device and install numerous customization apps from Cydia store.
What Is Cydia Store?
Everybody knows the App Store [iTunes]. This is the official digital program online store created by Apple. This is the place to download tons of games and applications that are approved by this company.
There is an alternative called Cydia Store. It is only available on your Home screen if you are jailbroken. Otherwise you cannot use it. There are so any customization tools, apps to improve, hack, enhance your default iOS programs that it’s hard to stay non-jailbroken where there is a chance to tether your gadget.
iOS 9.2 – iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak Download Links
The program Pangu created by Chinese group of hackers needs to be downloaded on your computer in order for you to run it and jailbreak the iPhone or iPad connected via USB port. So you need the direct links in order to proceed.
According to the official Pangu blog, the iOS 9.2 jailbreak download Windows tool in English is coming soon.
The Pangu jailbreak iOS 9.3 on Mac might never arrive but we’ll explain the main walkround method below.
Right now you can use the Chinese version of the program. Or you can wait for the official English launch which should arrive soon.
What iPhone / iPad Models Pangu 9.3 Jailbreak Tool Supports?
It is important to check if your device is supported or not. The program is created for 64-bit architecture. This means that you cannot use it on iPhone 4, 4s or even 5. Here is the list of all iPhones that can run Pangu iOS 9.2 – 9.3.3:
The list of supported tablets is also pretty short:
iPad Air 2
iPad mini 2
iPad mini 3
iPad mini 4
You can also run it on iPod touch 6G.
The most recent launch is good of iOS 9.2, 9.2.1, 9.3, 9.3.1, 9.3.2 and 9.3.3.
How to Jailbreak iOS 9.3 on Windows [9.2, 9.3.3 etc.]
Actually the most recent version can work without a personal computer. The Pangu for iOS 9.x versions is click-to-jailbreak. It’s also extremely easy to remove jailbreak. All you need to do is reboot the iPhone or iPad. Sounds cool? By the way, the jailbreak stays on after respring.
So you can download the program on your computer or use Safari browser to download the tethered program. Unlike previous iOS 9.x Pangu versions that were untethered – this one needs to be used after each reboot. This is how it happens:
Step 2. It is extremely important to have iTunes installed on your computer.
Step 3. Download 25PP Pangu jailbreak for iPhone at your own risk since this is the Chinese version. This is the launcher of the jailbreak.
Step 4. Connect your handset to your computer.
Step 5. When you see the big green button you should press it to start. You should be connected to internet and the tool might ask for your Apple ID / password. This is how it is believed to create a developer profile required for further jailbreaking. Once again this is meant for Chinese users as there is no English release yet.
Step 6. Go to Settings and choose General – Device Management where you need to open the dev profile and choose ‘Trust’ to continue. You are also asked to enable push notifications for the program.
Step 7. Start the jailbreak application you’ll see on your iDevice and uncheck the small box under the round button so that PP Assistant doesn’t install while you jailbreak. This round button is what you need to click.
Step 8. It is advised that you lock your screen until the jailbreak is complete. How can you know it is done? Wait for the iPhone or iPad to reboot [this happens automatically] and then you’ll find… hooray! the Cydia store on your screen.
There are not too many games that would drive the whole world mad. Pokemon GO is one of such successes with millions of users from all corners of the planet playing it on their mobile device and catching the real Pokemon fever. Would you like to learn everything about the most popular iPhone game in 2016? You’ll understand why there are so many people who wish to find all pokemon from Pokemon GO. By the way, how many are there?
According to Apple, this new game was downloaded 7.5 million times in the U.S. This is a new record for digital downloads in the history of App Store. No other app reached such numbers within the first week of release. It is also reported that Pokemon GO earns over $1.6 million every day. Not bad?
What Is Pokemon Go and Game’s Country Availability
The insanely popular program was officially launched on July 5, 2016. At first it arrived to Australia, the U.S. and New Zealand but it is now available in Japan, the UK, Germany, Canada and other countries. This game makes players leave their home and go out into the real world. They have to walk around, search for Pocket Monsters with the iPhone or other mobile device that supports this game.
It is already known that the title has become the most popular one in the history of the United States. So many Americans have left their computers at home and spend time outside hunting for Pokemons thanks to the game. Not all markets have the game available officially yet this is why experts think that it get become even crazier.
Guide on How to Get Pokemon Go on iPhone Without Jailbreak
Are you ready to find all the 151 Pokemon in the craziest mobile game ever? We’ll tell you how to install Pokemon Go on iPhone 6 and any other Apple handset model right here and right now. There is no need to jailbreak iOS 9.3 firmware, search for hacks and bypasses since everything is legal the way it is. All you need to find out is whether the app is available in your country. If it’s not, you can absolutely download Pokemon Go on iPhone tricking that you are from U.S. however it won’t be that cool to hunt since your locations sill have no ‘monsters’ available yet. It won’t be too much fun!
Instruction for Game Installation on iPhone
Follow this fast and simple guide on how to get Pokemon on iPhone 6, 6s etc. This is a free game you can download on iTunes or App Store. The reality application that has become so wild that many believe it is must have.
Step 1. If you are in the U.S. simply download the game for iOS platform from App Store.
Step 2. If you are not in the U.S. follow this quick walkthrough for Pokemon Go iOS download and also download the free app on your iPhone.
One user knows how to find all pokemons in Pokemon Go. He has even created the code that helps getting real locations of the monsters on Google Maps in your area and shared this script on GitHub. You should note that using this live map visualization is risky since your account can be banned.
Since there are 151 creatures you can catch, let’s see what is the best and worst, according to web ranks? It is believed that Zubat is the most ordinary since this is just the bat-based game ‘hero’ and Pikachu is the best one because of its popularity. This is the most recognizable monster and a real star on TV and in games.
The game becomes pretty dangerous as players often don’t pay attention to what’s going on around. You should be extremely careful if you decide to hunt and catch your pokemon monsters.
How to Play Pokemon Go
The game is based on the first generation Pokemania that was released in late 1990s. The original Pokemon Red and Blue program included 151 monster and all these creatures are present in 2016’s game even though the current list of Pokemon includes over 700.
All monsters are not real. They are virtual but Pokemon Go simulates the real world. Game developers rely on iPhone’s ability to track location and time. This helps users believe that Pokemon are truly around them. The idea of the game is to catch all monsters and train them.
It’s not a typical app from the 1990s. The goal is still to catch the creatures. You can customize their names / looks and trainers. Fight them and you’ll be glorious or famous. Each player is given his or her first pokemon in the beginning of the game.
What made millions of users so excited about 2016 release is the cool way how to navigate the monster’s world. You should travel around your city and other cities and search for Pokemon on the in-app map that uses GPS and time tracking. It’s also up to you which monster appears to be caught by you.
There are also real locations you will find in the map where you can find PokeStops with Poke Balls and eggs. Nab them and hatch the real creature or lure extra one. The in-app purchases let you spend money on luring creatures as well.
The games makes players travel day and night exploring local parks, museums and other locations in search for creatures. Each caught Pokemon [swipe Poke Ball to capture the monster] earns you a medal.
How to Train Pokemon in Pokemon Go
Surely players wish to learn how to train Pokemon fast as everyone wants their creature to be stronger and win the fights with trainers and gym leaders. Your monster’s combat power is what can help you win. The more battles you win the higher is your trainer level. Thus you can get gyms and other content open. By the way, this also increases the chance to catch the rarer Pokemon.
Pokemon and iPhone Battery Life: How to Extend It
Probably the best way to train pokemon and catch these monsters is to save your battery life on-the-go. Firstly, use battery saver mode while playing. You can turn it on with ease. Launch the game and select Setting – Battery Saver. You should also disable sound effects and use vibration instead.
The game relies on Google Maps so you can save maps for offline use by going to Google Maps – Settings – Offline areas where you can draw needed area and download it.
Another practical method is getting an additional battery pack to use through Lightning port when your iPhone battery is dead.
The game that can blend your real world with the virtual one is quickly conquering the world. While it’s not the first augmented reality game it is the most popular one.
When does Pokemon for iPhone come out? This question is asked by millions of Apple fans as the game has already turned the world into a craze [learn what Nintendo games you can play on iPhone]. It’s limited for a while but you can already play it on your smartphone.
Pokemon iPhone game 2016 caused Nintendo’s share rising by 60%. This is incredible as the game is available to limited number of users only and was already downloaded over 8 millions times in the U.S. only. iPhone owners can bypass this limit and actually enjoy the fun gameplay on their ‘fruit’ device.
How to Install Pokemon on iPhone Guide
Step 1. If your game is not available in your region yet there is something you can trick to get it. Use your iPhone to play Pokemon Go without issues.
Step 2. Take your iPhone and sign out from the App Store. You need to also go to Settings and select General menu – Language & Region where you should select United States as your region [here is guide on how to play other Nintendo Games on iOS 9 platform].
Step 3. Now launch your App Store to get down to Sign In option. Choose Create new Apple ID menu. Confirm that your region is USA and fill out all the details for your new Apple ID. Remember to fill in any real U.S. address as your own and choose ‘None’ for your billing information.
Step 4. Apple will send you an email to confirm the new Apple ID.
Step 5. You can now launch App Store once again and log in using the new Apple ID. Now you can download and install Pokemon Go game and play it. Isn’t it cool?
Step 6. Remember to sign out and sign in with the original Apple ID afterwards. The game is already installed so there is nothing to worry about.
Users who enable Lost Mode iPhone feature on any iOS 9 firmware version, including the most recent iOS 9.3.2, automatically turn on Low Power Mode on their smartphone as well. This way Apple hopes to keep the gadget updating its location for a bit longer and give the original owner more chances to locate, find and return the lost device.
Those who tried iOS 9 Lost Mode report some curious facts. When this option is enabled you truly turn on the Low Power Mode and get several additional hours of iPhone battery life. Besides you can no longer activate Airplane mode or deactivate WiFi connection. Another measure that should help user find his or her handset and successfully return it.
Is iOS 9 Lost Mode bypass truly available to those who happen to find the lost smartphone? Can you unlock the phone distantly or disable the iOS 9 protection option remotely? Let’s see what users come across when they lose their iPhone 6 or any other iPhone model that is running iOS 9 [iOS 9.3.2 or earlier version of mobile operating system] and has Lost Mode enabled along with Low Power Mode being turned on.
iOS 9 Lost Mode on iPhone: Must-Know Details
What is Lost Mode? This is the feature that is available on any iOS 9 firmware version. Apple made sure that users who activate Lost Mode on their iPhone automatically turn on another useful option called Low Power Mode. This mode extends the battery life by turning off many background features and unnecessary firmware processes such as parallax effect or application refresh. Reportedly the iOS 9 Low Power Mode can save you up to three hours of battery life. Pretty good, hah?
The useful Lost Mode iPhone option helps user to mark his smartphone as being lost. It is simple option that requires no additional configurations. You only need to access your iCloud account from your computer and distantly turn on Lost Mode. Once the option is enabled there will be no screen alerts or noise when messages, notifications of phone calls are received by the lost iPhone. The handset will be locked and show a custom message on the screen. Its location will be tracked.
Here is how to turn on Lost Mode on iOS 9 from iCloud:
Step 1. Use Windows PC or Mac to visit www.icloud.com website. This is the official Apple’s service.
Step 2. Use your original Apple ID / password to log into your iCloud account [the one the is related to your lost iPhone].
Step 3. Choose Find My iPhone option and press on the green dot you’ll see on the map.
Step 4. Press on ‘i’ option and select Lost Mode [you will also see Erase iPhone and Play Sound options].
Step 5. Confirm your decision to enable Lost Mode. Users who already have the passcode set up are ok. Those who haven’t, need to set up a passcode now.
Step 6. Provide the phone number you can be contacted by someone who finds your lost iPhone. This number will be displayed on iOS 9 iPhone Lock screen.
Step 7. Your device will say ‘This iPhone has been lost. Please call me’ unless you choose to customize this message.
Once you enable Lost Mode distantly your iPhone will also get into Low Power Mode [automatically] saving you some battery life.
iPhone 6 Lost Mode Bypass Possibility
Before you start thinking of Lost Mode bypass option, keep your fingers crossed about someone finding your lost iPhone and giving you a phone call. There are many people who would return the lost smartphone when they find it. But there are also chances that whoever finds your lost iPhone simply disable iCloud Lost Mode and resell your iPhone on eBay or similar platform. Unfortunately such situations are also possible.
Users who have lost their iPhone 6 or 6s Plus or any other model must feel so horrible. This is one of the most unpleasant experiences in life. Finding the locked iPhone should keep user away from the device, especially if it’s set into Lost Mode.
There are different methods to disable iPhone Lost Mode which are similar to how to bypass iCloud Activation Lock on iOS 9 firmware version. You are not advised to remove iCloud lock unless this is your iPhone and you simply forgot your passcode to unlock it and turn of the Lost Mode.
Here is how to disable iCloud Activation lock with DNS Removing for users who found their lost iPhone but cannot remember the password:
Step 1. Click Home button and choose WiFi Settings where you can select ‘i’ option and remove DNS data. This will only work on some iOS 8 and iOS 9 firmware version.
Step 2. If you are located in North America you should type the following DNS: 188.8.131.52 and if you are in other countries you’ll have to enter different DNS information: Europe (184.108.40.206), Asia (220.127.116.11) or 18.104.22.168 for other parts of the world.
Step 3. Choose Back – Done – Activation Help. You should read that you are successfully ‘connected to my server’ message.
Step 4. If you wish to remove iOS 9 activation lock option you should click on Menu on the top right of your iPhone screen [remember that you should only do this if this is your iPhone that was lost and found by you] and choose Applications by scrolling down.
Step 5. Choose Crash option and wait till the locked iPhone 6 resprings showing you Apple logo.
Step 6. Choose your country + language and select Home button.
Step 7. You can now choose WiFi settings – ‘i’ option and select menu below HTTP PROXY option.
Step 8. Clear address window and choose Globe on iPhone keyboard in order to type random characters (around 15-30) and enter ‘8888’ near Port. Now click on Back.
Step 9. Click on Next and slide to unlock [don’t take your fingers off your screen] and click the language option [you should do this for about 3 minutes and don’t give your fingers any rest]. This is how you can get to the locked iPhone Home screen where three apps can be accessed: FaceTime, Newsstand and Phone.
Step 10. You will have to restart the iPhone every time you launch of the three apps available.
Step 11. If you wish to permanently unlock the iPhone on iOS 9 and disable iCloud Activation Lock feature you should take your iPhone to the special service that will charge you money and unlock it for you. Sometimes this can be done when you purchase the iPhone online and it happens to have locked iCloud account that makes the smartphone useless unless you unlock it.
Hopefully you will never lose your iPhone.
P.S. If you find locked iPhone with Lost Mode on you should call the owner and return it. This can be done if you see the phone number and message on the screen. Locked iPhones cannot be activated even if you reboot it, restart or remove the SIM card. Such ‘bricks’ can only be disassembled although sometimes you can find ads with ‘iPhone bad iCloud’ message which should warn you [never purchase such smartphones as there is no guarantee you can permanently unlock them].