Every time a new iOS version is released we wait with bated breath to see if a new jailbreak will follow it. This year, we have had few jailbreaks to speak of so, when Pangu released PPHelper for Cydia iOS 9.3.3 to iOS 9.3, it was welcomed with open arms. It is a semi-untethered jailbreak and, when it was first released, it wasn’t going to work for everyone. A subsequent update has made things better for jailbreakers and the only people who now cannot use PPHelper are those with a 32-bit device.
Image : Luca Todesco Jailbreak Cydia
Not long after the release, Apple dropped iOS 9.3.4 download [ext link] on us, killing off the jailbreak. The update does not contain anything special, no new features, no bug fixes or enhancements; it was released only to patch PPHelper jailbreak so the advice is not to update unless you really have to. If you do update and find that you want to go back to iOS 9.3.3, you can still do so for a short while only, until Apple stops signing the older firmware. Also, we don’t know when Cydia iOS 9.3.4 is going to be released.
Cydia iOS 9.3.4 Release Date :
Pangu are currently looking at iOS 9.3.4 to see if they can find any exploits to use for an iOS 9.3.4 jailbreak [ext link]. We know that there are some there because Luca Todesco has once again uploaded an image to Twitter [ext link] showing an iPhone running Cydia on iOS 9.3.4 [image below]. Although he is not, as usual, going to release his jailbreak to us, it does show that Apple either didn’t manage to patch up all of the exploits or the update opened up a few more.
Image : Luca Todesco Cydia iOS 9.3.4
What this means is that there is hope for Cydia on iOS 9.3.4 and all we can do at this stage is stick with PPHelper and wait to see what Pangu does. iOS 10 is expected to be released in September 2016 and it may well be that Pangu wait and see if the new exploits are patched by the next generation firmware. If they are, we could see Cydia for iOS 9.3.4; if they are not then the team may well hold on to them to produce an iOS 10 jailbreak [ext link].
Prepare for iOS 9.3.4 Cydia :
If you haven’t installed PPHelper on your iOS device yet, make user you are running iOS 9.3.3 and then head over to our detailed guide and tutorial on how to install PPHelper on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.