iOS 9.3.3 / iOS 9.3.2 Are No Longer Signed By Apple, Here’s What That Means For Jailbreakers
Apple has finally stopped signing both iOS 9.3.3 and iOS 9.3.2 firmwares, making downgrades from iOS 9.3.4 to jailbreak-friendly iOS 9.3.3 and iOS 9.3.2 impossible in the process.
Apple released iOS 9.3.4 earlier this month to patch the Pangu jailbreak exploit for iOS 9.2-9.3.3. While the iOS 9.3.4 firmware update was made available quickly, Apple kept signing the older iOS 9.3.3 and 9.3.2 firmwares for weeks, allowing users to downgrade and jailbreak at will.
But with signing window for iOS 9.3.3 and 9.3.2 now closed, there is no way to downgrade from iOS 9.3.4 to older firmwares. Also, since there’s currently no public jailbreak tool available for iOS 9.3.4, those on the latest firmware now have no option to jailbreak.
Earlier today we reported about iOS 9.3.4 jailbreak getting a video demo. While it was good to see Apple’s latest firmware getting jailbroken, there’s no guarantee that the exploit used to jailbreak iOS 9.3.4 in that video will find its way into a public jailbreak tool. Before this, Italian developer Luca Tedesco had already managed to jailbreak iOS 9.3.4 but made it clear that he won’t be sharing his exploit for public jailbreak purposes.
With final release of iOS 10 just around the corner, it’s unlikely for any team to release a jailbreak now for iOS 9.3.4, especially if that exploit can be used to jailbreak iOS 10. It’s likely that the next public jailbreak will only come once iOS 10 is released to everyone.
It’s for this reason we’ll suggest those of you who are already jailbroken on iOS 9.3.3 or below to stay on the firmware you are and avoid updating to iOS 9.3.4 firmware. Because once you have updated to iOS 9.3.4 firmware, there is no going back to older firmware and getting jailbroken again. You’ve been warned!