The iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak, PPHelper, has now been patched by Apple with the release of iOS 9.3.4 download [ext link]. The latest iOS version brings nothing in terms of enhancements or improvements, it is purely a security patch so don’t update to it if you want to hang on to your jailbreak. For those who have already updated, whether by design or accident, Apple is no longer signing iOS 9.3.3 which means you have lost the window of opportunity for downgrading.
Image : iOS 9.3.4 Jailbreak OverSky
iOS 9.3.4 Jailbreak Release Date :
At the moment, we do not have a public jailbreak for iOS 9.3.4 but we do have some news for you. While Pangu is working on getting a jailbreak ready two other developers have provided us with the proof that it can be done. First, we saw an image of an iPhone running Cydia iOS 9.3.4 [ext link]. This was uploaded to Twitter by none other than Luca Todesco, the Italian hacker who frequently provides us with proof of a jailbreak but never actually releases it to us for use.
Second, and hot on the heels of Todesco, we have Min Zheng, a security research assistant from Alibaba, one of the largest Chinese online marketplaces in the world. He has uploaded a video to Twitter [ext link] showing Cydia being installed and then successfully run on an iPhone also running on iOS 9.3.4. The iOS 9.3.4 jailbreak [ext link] is called OverSky and you can see that video below.
Video : iOS 9.3.4 Jailbreak OverSky Video
Don’t get too hopeful at the moment because we know that Todesco will not release his jailbreak and we can’t say whether OverSky will ever be released as a public utility. Some developers like to spend their time looking for exploits, showing them off and them keeping them for themselves rather than releasing them as a usable jailbreak so, for that reason, if you have installed PPHelper jailbreak on iOS 9.3.3, do hang on to it and do make sure you install Cydia Eraser [ext link]. That way, if anything goes wrong, you can remove the jailbreak and reinstall it without having to update to iOS 9.3.4.
Apple is Buying Jailbreak Exploits :
We also recently heard that Apple has started up a Bug Bounty program [ Apple – ext link ] and are offering rewards of up to $200,000 for exploits, enough to tempt many developers into handing over what they find to the Cupertino company. This could cause problems for jailbreaks in the future because, the more exploits Apple has in their hands, the more likely they are to be patched up quickly and that leaves little for teams like Pangu to work on.
That said, we can never rule out one of these jailbreaks being made into something that we can use and we may even see an iOS 9.3.4 jailbreak before iOS 10 is released next month. Until that time, iOS 9.3.3 remains the latest version to be jailbroken. Sign up to our free email newsletter and, as soon as we have any news on the iOS 9.3.4 jailbreak, we’ll send it direct to your inbox. You can also follow us on Facebook to stay fully up to date with all the news.