If you have not already heard, Apple has thrown what can only be described as a curve ball into the jailbreaking field by announcing the release of iOS 9.3.4, and it did so without any warning at all. The first anyone probably knew about it was when alerted to the update on iTunes. I know I was! So as I write this, iOS, 3.3.4 is slowly working its way through every compatible iOS device in the world.
Downgrade: there is no iOS 9.3.4 jailbreak
One of the biggest questions in the jailbreaking community in the past few hours has been whether this new iOS 9.3.4 firmware be jailbroken. Unfortunately, the answer is no! However, if you’ve upgraded to the new firmware, there is a way for you to roll back to iOS 9.3.3 and take advantage of the PanGu jailbreak.
Limited time downgrade
However, this is time limited because Apple is still signing older firmware, and as you know, this won’t last for long. So if you have inadvertently upgraded or even did it on purpose and no longer want to keep it, you can roll back, but you will need to do it quickly!
While the fact that a roll back to iOS 9.3.3 is still an option for anyone who regrets upgrading to iOS 9.3.4, this new firmware was designing to close vulnerabilities in the iOS code. It appears to have closed some of those used by the Chinese PanGu team to create the original iOS 9.2-9.3.3 jailbreak. Whether it could have an adverse effect on your device and its performance, such as its battery life, has not been proven. However, if you have noticed some performance issues since upgrading, this downgrade to iOS 9.3.3 will solve those issues for you.
So until it has been confirmed by someone from the jailbreaking community that Apple is no longer signing older firmware, you should take advantage of this downgrade option now before it is too late!
Is your device compatible?
However, before you do downgrade, here is a list of compatible 64-bit iOS devices:
- iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE
- iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Air 1, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro (both models)
- iPod touch 6
So now that you have confirmed you have a compatible device, you need to get yourself a copy of the latest iOS 9.3.3 firmware. You can get that here. Then you will need to follow our “How-To Jailbreak iOS 9.2 – 9.3.3 With Pangu Tool” guide. Once there, you need to follow the jailbreaking process from step 2, which mentions that you should have the PanGu tool; the link to it is provided on the page just above.
As for the time limitation you face, I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to downgrade as soon as possible, as the signing of iOS 9.3.3 will soon be closed. Once that has happened, you will not be able to downgrade from iOS 9.3.4 to iOS 9.3.3, so downgrade while you still can!
Have you downgraded from iOS 9.3.4? Please share your experiences and any issues that you may have come across with us in the comments section below.