iOS 9.3.4 no jailbreak

Apple has released iOS 9.3.4 on Thursday with “important improvements to the security” of iOS.

On the other hand, we understand iOS 9.3.4 actually just kills the semi-untethered jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3. As a result, it’s highly recommended that you get your devices to iOS 9.3.3 and jailbroken if you value having a jailbreak at all.

Apple is clear in what security enhancements were included in iOS 9.3.4 in a security document. The timing of the release falls inline with the recent iOS 9.3.3 semi-untethered jailbreak from Pangu, and with that in mind, it comes off as no surprise that it closes the jailbreak.

Well-known iOS developer and hacker Luca Todesco notes that the “fix” for the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak has already been implemented in iOS 10’s betas and that it took a while for iOS 9.3.4 to be released to finally address the jailbreak:

qwertoruiop iOS 934 jailbreak

Fortunately, iOS 9.3.3 is still being signed at this point in time, which means if you updated by mistake, you can still downgrade for iOS 9.3.3 through iTunes. Even iOS 9.3.2 is still being signed, but iOS 9.3.3 is the better release and we recommend it.

If you’re not already jailbroken on iOS 9.3.3, and you’ve been contemplating it, now is your chance to upgrade to iOS 9.3.3 and jailbreak with the Pangu jailbreak tool and install the 1-year certificate that will last you until April of 2017. If you aren’t jailbroken yet and you wait too much longer, Apple will stop signing iOS 9.3.3, and you’ll be stuck with what you have or updating to iOS 9.3.4 without a jailbreak.

Apple typically stops signing firmware 1-2 weeks following a new iOS release, so you probably still have a few days before Apple closes the signing window for iOS 9.3.3, but nevertheless, when Apple is on a mission to kill the jailbreak, you never know and you’re better safe than sorry.

With that being said, if you have any intent of jailbreaking, you should get your device on iOS 9.3.3 as soon as possible. iOS 9.3.3 is available on our downloads page, as is the latest version of Cydia Impactor and the Pangu 1.1 IPA file for iOS.

It’s unlikely we’ll see another jailbreak until after the public release of iOS 10, so as a final warning, if you want a jailbreak on iOS 9.3.3, get your devices there and jailbreak them now.

Conclusion

Jailbreaking is a cat-and-mouse game between Apple who wants to have the highest amount of security and the hackers who want to provide an open experience of iOS for users. Apple always gets to patching the jailbreaks eventually, so we have to remain on our toes every time a jailbreak is released.

With iOS 9.3.4 now out, and iOS 9.3.3 being the latest jailbreakable firmware, we highly recommend getting your devices to iOS 9.3.3 and jailbroken as soon as possible.

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With the pressure now on, will you jailbreak iOS 9.3.3, or will you forever hold your peace (until next time)? Share below!

  • Joey Diamond

    8.4 Master Race. No crashes. No problems. No lag, freezes. I have all the tweaks I want and the perfect setup.

    • rockdude094

      Lol I’m on the same boat. I was very close to updating but the 9.3 jb is very messy compared to the past ones

      • Sebastián Junca 

        iOS 9.3.3 jailbroken since day one and up to now no problems at all. I definitely recommend it.

      • chris

        🙂

      • Timothy

        Oh GOD

      • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

        What is this iOS 4 monstrosity?

      • chris

        iPhone 6+ . All cydia tweaks works. No problems

      • cupinz

        wow vey nice theme!! can you share your theme name?

    • Shinonuke

      My 9.0.2 only have issues with text. The stock message app sometime refused to send text, but still receive text messages, unless I reboot (not respring).

      • 5kyn3t

        You should upgrade immediately to 9.3.3. If 9.3.3 is still being signed, I would jump at the opportunity because of the simple fact that the rootkit bug has been patched by Apple on 9.3.3 and among numerous fixes that Apple has implemented. The rootkit bug is absolutely no joke.

      • Shinonuke

        I didn’t know it was that bad? I’ll go ahead to update then jailbreak. Is the 9.3.3 jb more stable? My buddy’s iPhone crashed once to twice daily

    • GreaterLengths

      Same here! There’s just no logical reason to “DOWNGRADE” from iOS 8.4. But don’t tell the lame ass fanboys who think they absolutely MUST update to the latest and “crappiest”, I mean greatest, version of iOS every time crApple releases one.

      • 5kyn3t

        Airblue Sharing is a good reason to stay under iOS 9.

      • Vic

        Airblue sharing iOS 9? Where did you get it?

    • The Guy

      But with the rootkit bugs that are very serious according to the jailbreak team, you have no choice but to update unless you don’t mind having your device comprimised…

      • 5kyn3t

        This is the reason why I updated from 9.0.2 and 9.1 to 9.3.3. 9.3.3 is very stable and has fixed the rootkit problem.

    • MyLittleBoner

      I had 8.4 but unfortunately updated to 9.0.2 :(((((( Well I won’t go with 9.3.3.

    • YOUWOTM8

      I have iphone 4S with 8.4 but i wanna restore fresh 8.4 how to do this?

      • chris

        too late. 9.3.3 is latest Firmware. update! it is a very good update. PP jailbreak/Pangu works

      • YOUWOTM8

        I used semi restore to 8.4 because 9.3.3 is not untethered.

    • Patrick Kantorski

      bet you’re totally missing the latest iOS 9 app support tho. I’m on 9.0.2 jb and there’s still apps I can’t use because I don’t have 9.3 yet

  • :D

    Deciding if I should downgrade from iOS 10…

    • rockdude094

      If it’s running smooth keep it

      • Abhijeet Gupta

        I’m on iOS 10 public beta, smooth, beautiful additions, not going back to 9.3.3

      • Miguel Alcibar

        Same here 🙂

      • :D

        Okey dokey iOS 10 it is 🙂

    • James G

      Recommend staying on iOS 10.

      • Abhijeet Gupta

        +1

    • iFlasher

      Stay on iOS 10 and get a license for iPASTORE or iPaWind.

      • Blip dude

        Still doesn’t offer what I personally use a Jailbreak for, but I guess it’s good to know that there’s a paid workaround.

      • :D

        Yh I’ve never heard of this before so thnx. Sounds interesting.

      • Maradona

        Ok

    • Sebastián Junca 

      You can always install iOS 10, but iOS 9.3.3 not for much longer… I’ll say downgrade and if you don’t like it, go back to iOS 10 beta.

      • :D

        That’s true; downgrading is always a hassle though from what I remember since backups aren’t backwards compatible.I saved an old iOS 9 backup but everything from then till now will be gone.

        About 4 or 5 people commented here about how I should stay on iOS 10 if it’s stable and I like it (I got email notifications) but those comments have all disappeared.
        Strange…

      • Tupring

        Nope, just do an update from iOS 10 beta to iOS 9.3.3. You don’t even to backup first. Shift (or option) click on the “Update” button in iTunes.

  • Douglas L. Warren

    I think I’m going to finally pull the trigger and upgrade from 8.4 to 9.3.3

    • rockdude094

      There is literally nothing new in 9.3

      • James G

        This is literally not true.

      • leart

        9.3 is stable .. the difference is very noticeable

      • Compared to iOS 8, yes there is. iOS 9 was the flagship “stability” release from Apple and included some new features as well, outlined here: http://www.apple.com/ios/whats-new/

      • Hans Roehrig

        Yeah – the split screen on my ipad air 2 (Still on 8.4) is appealing….

        Can APPLE break the 9.2-9.3.3 jailbreak? The previous jailbreaks I am familiar with don’t require apple to be in the loop – but this one requires apple to sign your IPA and then validate the IPA install. If you upgrade to 9.3.3 (while you still can), could you be S.O.L. if you do a restore or need to temporarily remove the jailbreak? Could apple refuse to sign the IPA or validate the IPA install? (Thinking about upgrading an AIR 2 from 8.34 to 9.3.3)

      • 5kyn3t

        Airblue Sharing is also very appealing but the tweak will not work on iOS 9.

      • GreaterLengths

        New Features? lol yeah nothing but a bunch of STUPID crap like 3D touch, and oh they reorganized the Settings app. Just go do a search on “iOS 9 New Features” and you can see how stupid and insignificant the changes are. NOTHING worth going from a Jailbroken iOS 8.4 to iOS 9! Now if you don’t Jailbreak your device then by all means UPDATE! Clearly you could care less about unlocking the full potential of your device anyways so take what crApple gives you and keep it moving!

      • GreaterLengths

        Nothing but a bunch of STUPID crap like 3D touch, and oh they reorganized the Settings app. Just go do a search on “iOS 9 New Features” and you can see how stupid and insignificant the changes are. NOTHING worth going from a Jailbroken iOS 8.4 to iOS 9! Now if you don’t Jailbreak your device then by all means UPDATE! Clearly you could care less about unlocking the full potential of your device anyways so take what crApple gives you and keep it moving!

    • Abhijeet Gupta

      Rather go for iOS 10 beta if you’re not too much into customisation. iOS 10 is indeed a more significant update than iOS 9.x

    • GreaterLengths

      What the fvck for? So you can lose a bunch of features to gain NOTHING? SMH

    • Tko

      That’s my mind set as well. I was waiting for pangu to make a year certificate for the English version first. When I updated to 8.4 it was because Apple was about to stop signing it and therefore the jb would be broken. Hmm, still wondering if 9.3.3 is worth it. No to crazy about the semi tethered though.

      • GreaterLengths

        No don’t do it bro. The only reason to be on iOS 9 is if it was already on your device when you bought it. There is seriously NOTHING worth DOWNGRADING to iOS 9. And once you go up then you’re stuck and can’t go back down! Just wait until iOS 10 rolls out and then go from there.

      • 5kyn3t

        I would stay on 8.4 because of a airblue sharing.

      • Turbocomppro

        I was in the same boat when it was released. Waited until today to finally get a very easy version of the jb with 1 year cert. No problems so far and phone definitely feels faster/smoother (was on 9.0.2). You’ll only need to run the app again if you reboot. Don’t need a PC or anything like that.

    • chris

      Jailbreak 9.3.3 with pp. no issues. All tweaks updated

      • GreaterLengths

        All tweaks updated? You must only have like three tweaks installed then because there are still a TON of tweaks that haven’t been updated!

      • Blip dude

        Some people don’t need a TON of tweaks though. Not to mention when I had more than 10 tweaks installed the devices started to severely lag because now I had tweaks that didn’t play well with each other. Screw that!! Sure, there’s many that need to be updated, but 9.3 is definitely much better than the bugs on 9.0.2 (iPhone 6S Plus BTW).

      • GreaterLengths

        I agree with 9.3 being better than 9.0.2 but neither are better than iOS 8.4 =)

    • 5kyn3t

      Airblue sharing doesn’t work on iOS 9 iterations. Just letting you know.

  • LeMerlot

    All 4 iDevices sucessfully jailbroken on iOS 9 – just loving to use them unrestricted – and as I (!) like … 🙂

  • Shlomy Malka

    The 9.3.3 pangu is tether so you have to jailbreak after each time you restart your device.
    Anyone know if there will be 9.3.3 untether version?

    • Blip dude

      Uhh, you know it’s truly thethered right?? And whenever I restart my device I reenable the jailbreak from the device itself which only 30 sec at most.

      And Pangu already stated that they personally won’t be releasing a fully untethered nor a Jailbreak for 32-but devices. So there’s only 2 options here, use the semi-untethered jailbreak and just reenable from the device if reboot is necessary, wait for iOS 10 (future is never certain), or wait and see if someone else will release a fully untethered jailbreak which most will just consider a waste of time anyway.

    • Sebastián Junca 

      Not true, is semi untether, you just have to run the pangu app and it reboots itself with all the tweaks working again. Also, there are no plans for an untethered version.

      • Shlomy Malka

        I was sure its need to rejailbreak after restart.
        What about if the phone crash and respring itself do i still need to run the Pangu? Im sure there is many like me that dont jailbreak for that reason but if it simple to put the jailbreak back so that works.

      • It’s not tethered. All you do is open the Pangu app every time your device turns back on. No computer needed.

      • Sebastián Junca 

        It is very simple, older versions of tethered jailbreaks required the device to be plugged into a computer every time you reboot your device. With this one, you just have tu click on the pangu app (only if you restart or reboot your device), nothing else. It reboots itself with cydia and all the tweaks working.

        When you say rejailbreak, it sounds like doing the hole process all over again each time you reboot your device, and Its not like that. I’ve been using it since day one and works perfect.

        If your device resprings you don’t have to rerun anything, it’s only if the device reboots or turned off.

    • 5kyn3t

      Do you mean respring? Or reboot?

      • Hans Roehrig

        Can APPLE break the 9.2-9.3.3 jailbreak? This JB requires apple to sign your IPA and then validate the IPA install. If you upgrade to 9.3.3 (while you still can), could you be S.O.L. if you do a restore or need to temporarily remove the JB? Could apple refuse to sign the IPA or validate the IPA install? (Thinking about upgrading an AIR 2 from 8.34 to 9.3.3)

      • 5kyn3t

        The fw updates from Apple is how Apple patches the vulnerabilities. This is how Apple “breaks” the jailbreaks. They do not go after individual fw installs. Now if you’re talking about certificate(s) that Apple produces for developers, the certificate(s) could very well be “refused” the year long pass, if say the certificate(s) that the developer possesses is an enterprise certificate but does not renew the enterprise subscription.

  • TwinSon

    Thought about updating my iPad Air 2 from 8.4 to 9.3 JB but nah, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

    • GreaterLengths

      Smart move for sure! iOS 8.4 is definitely the place to be! Only people who will tell you different are the suckers who are STUCK on anything higher!

      • I disagree. I think iOS 9 is a superior firmware from iOS 8. I have a device untethered on iOS 9.0.2 and one on the semi-untether on iOS 9.3.3.

      • 5kyn3t

        Are you not worried about the stagefright that is affecting fw under 9.3.3?

    • 5kyn3t

      You should download airblue sharing. It’s one of the best jailbreak tweaks bar none.

  • Leslie B

    Apple is really starting to piss me off. Why couldn’t they just leave it alone? But oh no, Apple is all about control control control. Dear Tim Cook: F.Y.

    • Tell me about it, this jailbreak didn’t last long at all. Nevertheless, it was misuse of Apple’s own certificate system, so I understand the push to fix it.

  • Mac H

    I’m on JB 8.1.2. Would you guys recommend going to JB 9.3.3? Thanks.

    • Rolf Bause

      Definitely. I was on 8.1 before (I even thought until yesterday, I was on 8.4 before, but I was on 8.1 lol) The performance is a whole lot better on 9.3.3, I was really surprised.
      And the new JB is actually not to bad and nothing about the signing Apple could prevent for now.
      So yeah, now would be the perfect time to update.

      • Mac H

        Thank you Rolf.

      • Rolf Bause

        But read everything carefully. Especially in terms of the certificates… so you know what you’re signing up to. Search on this site for: “What you need to know about the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak certificate expiry”
        What method you use to JB doesn’t really matter – they all work fine.

    • I’d recommend it. Just remember to side-load the app as needed. Perhaps use the one-year enterprise certificate. We have tutorials about this stuff.

      • Mac H

        Thanks Anthony. I’m still hesitant. I hear all the good comments regarding JB 9.3.3 but if my 8.1.2 JB is working fine why do it? What do I gain by moving to 9.3.3 JB? Thanks.

      • Mac H

        Anthony, so if I am on 8.1.2JB. I would backup the iPhone, restore backup (or restore iPhone) to get my phone with my data on 9.3.4, downgrade to 9.3.3 and do the JB? Thanks

    • 5kyn3t

      Well consider this, the airblue sharing Bluetooth tweak will not work on iOS 9. iOS 8 was the last fw iteration that this tweak would work with and Yes, it’s so worth it since you can share any file, I mean ANY FILE with android or any other os’s that is Bluetooth compatible. Just saying.

      • c-word

        Good grief, dude. Enough with the Airblue Sharing. We get it. You love it.

      • 34rth1in9

        Lots of people are wondering about iOS 9, especially coming from iOS 8. I’m giving them the information on the why iOS 8 can benefit them. If you don’t like my comments, then move on and stop shitting on actual helpful information.

  • Hans Roehrig

    Can APPLE break the 9.2-9.3.3 jailbreak? The previous jailbreaks I am familiar with don’t require apple to be in the loop – but this one requires apple to sign you IPA and then validate the IPA install. If you upgrade to 9.3.3 (while you still can), could you be S.O.L. if you do a restore or need to temporarily remove the jailbreak? Could apple refuse to sign the IPA or validate the IPA install? (Thinking about upgrading an AIR 2 from 8.34 to 9.3.3)

    • They shouldn’t be able to “break” it. They can revoke certificates, but if you keep side-loading them and signing them yourself, you’ll almost always have a guaranteed week of jailbreak.

  • besrate hogsa

    No, thank you
    semi-tethered meh

    • It doesn’t affect anything. Try it out and you’ll see how non-inconvenient it is.

      • Y2J

        Agreed, it’s more of a nonissue. Originally I thought it would be a pain, but how many times do you really even need to reboot? And when you do it’s like two taps and a total of 30 seconds.

  • Josiah

    Seems like the JB for 9.3.3 was a setup and Apple just went ahead and patched it. Pangu didn’t really put any effort into the JB, and so it was one that required too much maintenance. And now shortly after that Apple patches it. Might as well just find an older device to JB or get a new one and wait for a JB concerning iOS 10

  • Carldini

    Alright so he goes my rant…this jailbreak takes literally 2 minutes I just don’t see how you two cannot figure out how it works?! It is not difficult and Cody do you not recall putting your iPhone in DFU back in the day? To make the the jailbreak work? Your podcast suggest it is the most difficult one to date.”

    Ya drag a file to an app and click said app on your phone and hit the sleep button.

    But it takes two minutes and my biggest questioning is who the eff cares if they hack your am ex card??? It is called fraud and you don’t lose shit #YourWebsiteTalksAboutJailbreakButThe2ndInCommandWontDoIt

    #puss
    Sorry not sorry

  • Arjan Vlek

    Well I am going to update my iPad 4 to 9.3.4 as it won’t ever be supported by this jb…

  • Mohit Patil

    I m on ios 9.3.1 in iphone 6s as i want to jailbreak i need to go to ios 9.3.3 how can i upgrade? Is there any jailbreak available for ios 9.3.1

    • You can jailbreak iOS 9.3.1, but iOS 9.3.3 is still being signed. Just Shift+click the restore button in iTunes and select the iOS 9.3.3 firmware file as you restore. You may have to download it from our downloads page.

  • Shlomy Malka

    Can someone confirm that the jailbreak not working for iPhone 5?

    • It doesn’t work for iPhone 5. iPhone 5 is 32-bit. The jailbreak is for 64-bit.

  • Mark S

    Apple is doing you a favor by getting rid of this ridiculous certificate powered jailbreak and having to do this to your phone over and over again until a potential ios 10 jailbreak can be discovered.

  • Jake Platt

    Anyone wondering if they should update to 9.3.3 and jailbreak, you should. I’ve found 9.3.3 to be a much more stable and snappy release than 9.0.2, and the jailbreak is rock solid, including the no computer Safari method. If the semi untether aspect is a put off, don’t let it be. It takes all of 20 seconds to re-initialise Cydia again after rebooting your device.

  • Eddie Hines

    How do I fix this Cydia error

    • Eddie Hines

      I got this error

  • fattyz

    Just say no. Upgrade

  • BAiNZy3

    Is 9.3.3 more stable than 9.1 and if so would you recommend switching, even though it’s a semi- untethered jb ?

  • Juan Ricarte

    Is 9.3.3 still being signed?

  • Dayton87

    I’m curently on jailbreak 9.3.2, don’t really have any issues. but i would like the latest software possible while jailbroken. how can i update my phone without having to redownload all the jailbreak stuff? do i just update via iTunes as described above and it saves the jailbreak?

  • Jesus Andrade

    I accidently deleted cydia but still have the tweaks i dont have ifile or anything of the kind, is their any way i can reinstall cydia. I have tried to rejail brAke and no luck. I have ios 9.3.3

  • cupinz

    tqvm dude…

  • jose flores

    i have ios7 and want to upgrade to latest jailbreak, will i not be able to jailbreak to ios 9.3.3. since i am not downgrading? or will it still be blocked in itunes??

  • SânãmJëêt SîñGh

    i have issue with push notification (whtsapp hike) & installed 9.3.1 on iphone 6s i want to upgrade 9.3.3 bt d latest version is ios 10 so can i upgrade any one knows plz help me