Apple recently released a new iOS 9.3.4 update for iPhone, iPad and the iPod Touch. The update comes only two weeks after the iOS 9.3.3 update. It also kills the Pangu iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak.
The update itself is a minor one, and doesn’t change anything or add new features. However, it is being pegged as a security update and it successfully patches the exploit used in jailbreaking iOS 9.3.3. Apple also thanked the Pangu team for discovering the exploit.
Pangu released a working semi-tethered iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak recently. It supports iOS 9.2 till iOS 9.3.3 and works only on 64 bit iOS devices. The jailbreak has plenty of issues, the main being that it is a semi-tethered jailbreak. This meant that whenever you restarted your iOS device, you’d have to re-jailbreak it using an app.
Also, the jailbreak tool used certificates to keep your device jailbroken, but a regular Apple ID only gave you a 7 day certificate. However, the latest version of the tool added a one-year certificate coming straight from Pangu. Several other bugs will be continued to be fixed in future releases of the tool.
For now, if you want to jailbreak your iOS device, do not update to iOS 9.3.4. Apple has specifically thanked the Pangu team, in a support document for the latest iOS release.
The main goal of this minor update has been to patch the Pangu exploit. However, if you’ve already updated to iOS 9.3.4, you can still revert back to iOS 9.3.3 and jailbreak. The signing window for iOS 9.3.3 is still open, but it will close soon. So, downgrade soon if you want to have the ability to jailbreak.
If you are someone who wants to jailbreak, then we’re pretty sure you will not update. For those who aren’t bothered about liberating their iOS device, the iOS 9.3.4 update is available as an OTA. The update is just 26MB in size.