A short while ago, Apple released iOS 9.3.4 download [ext link] as a security fix to patch the PPHelper jailbreak for iOS 9.2 to iOS 9.3.3. The update offered nothing else that users would get any benefit from and, as such, we advise you not to update if you want to retain your jailbreak. Right now we are waiting for news on a public iOS 9.3.4 jailbreak [ext link] but, in the meantime, a couple of jailbreak videos have surfaced showing that it can be done.
Image : OverSky Jailbreak iOS 9.3.4
First up was Luca Todesco, the Italian hacker and developer who is well-known for releasing proof of jailbreaks without actually releasing the jailbreak itself. Todesco has always been a prominent part of jailbreaking but has moved more into the security research arena and just a few days ago he shared a photo of an iPhone running Cydia iOS 9.3.4. While Pangu is currently researching the possibilities of a jailbreak, Todesco is the first person to show us that it can be done.
iOS 9.3.4 Jailbreak Video – OverSky :
Now we have a second piece of proof that iOS 9.3.4 can, in actual fact, be jailbroken. A senior research assistant from Alibaba, one of the largest online retail companies in the world, has uploaded a video of an iPhone being successfully jailbroken on iOS 9.3.4 and Cydia is shown working on the device afterward. This jailbreak is called OverSky [ aka Flying ] and comes to us courtesy of Min Zheng [ Twitter– ext link]. Take a look at the video below.
Video : OverSky Jailbreak
At this stage, we wouldn’t get too excited about this jailbreak because we know nothing about the methods that have been used to produce it. We also don’t know if this will ever be made into a public jailbreak or if it serves only to show us that it can be done. Many developers, like Todesco, tend to hang on to the exploits they find and keep them for their own use rather than sharing them with the rest of us so, right now, we would say to you, hold on to your PPHelper jailbreak and don’t update to iOS 9.3.4 until we have a usable jailbreak.
Apple is Buying Jailbreak Exploits :
One other thing that goes against this being released publicly is the fact that Apple has just announced a new program, called the Bug Bounty program [ Apple – ext link]. Hackers and researchers are being encouraged to report any of these vulnerabilities to the Cupertino Company in exchange for a potential reward of up to $200,000. That’s enough money to ensure that some researchers will actually turn these exploits over to Apple rather than turning them into a jailbreak and that makes it even more unlikely that either of these jailbreaks will see the light of day.
Prepare for iOS 9.3.4 Jailbreak :
Having said that, there is always the smallest of chances that this could be made into a working jailbreak and could very be released before Apple drops the public version of iOS 10 on us in September. Until then, iOS 9.3.3 is the very latest version of the iOS to be jailbroken and you should steer clear of iOS 9.3.4 until such time as we have more positive news for you.