If you have used PPHelper to jailbreak your iOS 9.2 to iOS 9.3.3 device, make sure you don’t update to iOS 9.3.4 download [ext link]. Apple recently dropped the new update on us with the express intention of patching PPHelper Jailbreak and updating will cause you to lose your jailbreak. For those of you that did update, you can no longer downgrade as Apple has stopped signing iOS 9.3.3 firmware from today and that means you are now going to have to wait for a new iOS 9.3.4 jailbreak [ext link] to be released.
Image : iOS 9.3.4 Cydia – OverSky Jailbreak
Cydia iOS 9.3.4 Release Date :
We don’t have a usable iOS 9.3.4 jailbreak utility at this stage but Pangu is working hard on producing one for iOS 9.3.4. However, in theory, the jailbreak is possible because we have seen proof of it, from two different and unconnected developers. Luca Todesco has done his usual and provided us with proof that iOS 9.3.4 can be jailbroken in the form of a photo of an iPhone on the latest firmware running Cydia iOS 9.3.4. Don’t expect him to release it as a usable jailbreak though he never does.
The second and latest piece of proof comes from a security research developer called Min Zheng [ Twitter – ext link ]. He works for Alibaba and he has produced a video that shows an iPhone being jailbroken and running Cydia iOS 9.3.4. His jailbreak has been named OverSky [ aka Flying ] and you can see that video below; take a look and let us know what you think of it.
Video : Cydia iOS 9.3.4 on OverSky Jailbreak
At this stage, don’t get your hopes up. As we said, Todesco won’t release his jailbreak and we don’t know what Zheng intends to do with his jailbreak utility. We also don’t know the methods that were used to jailbreak the iPhone and whether they are Safe or Not so it could be that he is just showing us that the exploits are there. Whether Pangu will actually use them for an iOS 9.3.4 jailbreak is also in question – if iOS 10 doesn’t patch up the exploits, it could be that they will retain them for future use rather than burn them now.
Apple is Buying Jailbreak Exploits :
Add into the equation a new Bug Bounty program that Apple has recently started and we could start finding it difficult to get jailbreaks in the future. The Bug Bounty is a program whereby Apple is offering significant rewards, up to $200,000, for developers to find and hand over exploits. This could be Apple’s next battle plan in the fight to stop jailbreaking and, depending on how many developers hand over exploits, it could be difficult to find any that haven’t been patched in the future.
Prepare for Cydia iOS 9.3.4 :
We never say never though and there is always the chance that there will be an iOS 9.3.4 jailbreak, whether it is a usable version of OverSky or whether Pangu comes through with the goods. In the meantime, do stay on iOS 9.3.3 and hang on to your jailbreak until we can give you the news that you are waiting for. And do make sure you download Cydia Eraser – if anything goes wrong, you can remove your jailbreak without being forced to update to iOS 9.3.4 and losing the chance to jailbreak again.
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