It was a long time coming but we finally got the jailbreak we had all been hoping for. In July, Pangu co-hosted MOSEC and dropped a hint that there may be a jailbreak on the horizon. Just a few short weeks later, they released PPHelper for iOS 9.2 to iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak [ext link]. It is a semi-untethered jailbreak that will only work on 64-bit devices but it is still a jailbreak and one that most iOS device owners can take advantage of.
Image : Luca Todesco Jailbreak iOS 9.3.4
Unfortunately, it didn’t take Apple long to patch the jailbreak with the release of iOS 9.3.4 download [ext link]. As the update does not contain any bug fixes or any improvements there isn’t any need for people to rush to update to it but, if you did, you still have a very small window of opportunity in which to downgrade iOS 9.3.4 to iOS 9.3.3 [ext link] and use PPHelper to jailbreak, following the detailed tutorial at the given link.
iOS 9.3.4 Jailbreak Release Date :
At the time of writing this article, there is no public iOS 9.3.4 jailbreak available for iOS 9.3.4 although we do know that Pangu and TaiG Teams is currently working on something. However, we also know that iOS 9.3.4 can be jailbroken because, once again, Luca Todesco has provided us with the proof. An image [ below ] uploaded to his Twitter account [ext link] shows an iPhone jailbroken on iOS 9.3.4, with Cydia iOS 9.3.4 [ext link] clearly running. As is usual with the Italian hacker though, don’t expect to see this jailbreak released for public use.
Image : Luca Todesco iOS 9.3.4 Jailbreak with Cydia
What this does show is that, although iOS 9.3.4 may have patched the exploits needed for PPHelper, they either didn’t patch everything or the latest update provided more for the jailbreak teams to use. Whether Pangu or Taig will actually use those exploits for an iOS 9.3.4 jailbreak or whether they will hold fire and wait for iOS 10 to be released in a few weeks is something we will have to wait and see. The exploits that Todesco has used may or may not be patched by iOS 10; if they are not then they can be used to give Taig Team a good start on producing an iOS 10 jailbreak fairly quickly after the new firmware is released.
For now, the only advice we can give you is not to update to iOS 9.3.4 if you want to retain your jailbreak. If you have already updated, you can downgrade now but be quick about it or you may lose the chance forever.
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