In July 2016, Apple released their iOS 9.3.3 update. It was supposed to be the last branch of version 9 of their mobile operating system. However, that plan was scrapped when a number of users complained that they had trouble accessing iBooks after they updated their OS.
iOS 9.3.4 arrived in August and addressed a problem wherein “an application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.” Put simply, an attacker can take control of your device with virtually any command.
Of course, Apple patched that problem. But this issues was just one in a string of many that have plagued iOS 9 since it was released in 2015. Despite Apple’s best efforts to test their OS, users seem to keep stumbling upon flaw after flaw.
The flaw being referred to here was the one exploited by jailbreaking team Pangu in version 9.3.3. It allowed them to release a tool that could jailbreak iOS devices. Apple frowns on jailbreaking as it can leave a phone open to more vulnerabilities and even make a phone unable to install new updates.
iOS 9.3.4 Jailbreak Guide
But for the brave souls who desire to do more with their iOS devices, here’s what you do:
- Backup your iOS device.
- Download the iOS 9.3.3 firmware file for your device.
- Connect your device to your computer.
- Launch iTunes.
- Click on the Device icon.
- Press the Shift key then click on Check for Update.
- Select the iOS 9.3.3 IPSW file you downloaded in Step 2.
- Download the Pangu Jailbreak Tool.
- Open the tool then click Generate to get a Signed IPA for your device. Cydia Impactor then starts downloading to your computer.
- Open Cydia Impactor.
- Find the generated IPA file on your desktop then drag it to Cydia Impactor.
- Skip the Error message then sign in using your Apple user account on Cydia Impactor. The software then installs the Pangu Jailbreak app on your phone.
- Close Cydia Impactor.
- Go to Settings -> General -> Device Management. Set Trust for the Pangu app.
- Open the Pangu app to start the jailbreak process.
The jailbreak tool released by Pangu is quite powerful. As you can see here, allows you to do more with your iOS 9.3.4.
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