iOS Hacker Luca Todesco shows off device jailbroken on iOS 9.3.4

By , Aug 5, 2016

Luca Todesco iOS 9.3.4 jailbroken

Despite Apple’s release of iOS 9.3.4 on Thursday, which patched the jailbreak that’s currently available from Pangu for iOS 9.2-9.3.3, it would seem that Apple has failed to fill all of their security holes.

Well-known iOS hacker and developer Luca Todesco has already started sharing teaser images of iOS 9.3.4 jailbroken on Twitter.

iOS 9.3.4 pwned

Although iOS 9.3.4 patches the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9.2-9.3.3, that doesn’t mean iOS 9.3.4 is un-jailbreakable. In fact, every release of software always has glitches and exploits in it; it’s just up to the talented hackers to find them and developers to devise a tool that takes advantage of them.

The image below, Tweeted by Luca Todesco (qwertyoruiop) Friday afternoon, shows an iPhone 6s jailbroken on iOS 9.3.4.

Luca Todesco iOS 9.3.4 jailbreak Tweet

Todesco is currently participating in DEF CON, which is the world’s longest-running and largest underground hacking conference where computer techies and IT professionals can all gather.

“Out here at Defcon,” Todesco Tweeted, as he showed off his jailbroken iOS 9.3.4 device.

Don’t expect a public release

Todesco has shared picture and video evidence of his personal jailbreaks in the past, but he doesn’t have a track record of releasing them.

With that being said, this jailbreak, like others demonstrated in the past, probably won’t be released to the public and is for Todesco’s personal use only.

Jailbreaking isn’t gone

Despite the fact that the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak from Pangu was quite the cloudy jailbreak in the beginning, things slowly came into focus the days following the release. Nevertheless, we have what’s called a semi-untethered jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3 for 64-bit devices only, and this is likely because of the resources Pangu had available at the time.

Pangu has openly noted that 32-bit support and untether properties are both not coming to the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak, but it’s unclear if future jailbreaks will follow the same footsteps; Pangu is believed to be working on a public jailbreak for iOS 10 as well.

Developers have also been very quick to update their current tweaks for iOS 9.3.3 this time around, despite the fact that the jailbreak came out of nowhere. New jailbreak tweak releases are also staying fairly steady since the drought is temporarily over with.

Wrapping up

Although Todesco’s jailbreak probably won’t be released to the public, it goes to show that jailbreaking is always possible, even if Apple patches older ones. The picture speaks for Todesco’s hacking skills and, in some ways, keeps jailbreakers optimistic about the possibility of future jailbreaks.

Because iOS 9.3.4 can’t be jailbroken right now, we highly recommend staying away from it. If you’ve updated by mistake, iOS 9.3.3 is still being signed, so you should downgrade if you want to jailbreak.

Are you jailbroken on iOS 9.3.3, or have you updated to iOS 9.3.4-10? Share below!

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  • Well good for him. This proves that Apple will never stop jailbreaking no matter how many updates they’ll push out.

    • Steve Harvey

      It is impossible to block a bootrom exploit.

      • In software yes, but can be fixed in future hardware releases.

      • besrate hogsa

        I don’t think that will stop jilbreak

      • GreaterLengths

        Yeah and it’s very hard to find bootrom exploits also! IIRC the last bootrom exploit was found and publicy released was by geohot on the iPhone 4. Been a long time since there was a bootrom exploit that was used for a Jailbreak.

    • :D

      I read that as Apple will continue to always jailbreak
      Had to read it twice

    • sg1969

      well they are making it harder – with every new jailbreak, they fix a new exploit. Soon there will be very little left for hackers to exploit. Also, Apple can’t fix something they don’t know about – as long as this guy doesn’t release the JB, Apple doesn’t know how he’s doing it.

  • Saad Halosa

    This boob downloads Jailbreak With each new release , and we do not see them anything

  • James G

    I’m beginning to suspect that these are just mocked up screenshots and aren’t real jailbreaks…just for the retweets.

    • Steve Harvey

      They are real and this is real he has a bootrom exploit that can jailbreak on any firmware.

      • Diego Milano

        He does it only to validate himself in the world, for his own ego, not to distribute his findings to the world which is the ultimate aim of true jailbreak developers, the rest is purely personal (pointless) satisfaction.

      • Steve Harvey

        What he does is horrible, but real. I think what he does is stupid a publicity stunt. I am just making sure people know it is a real bootrom exploit he has that can crack any version of iOS.

      • Jibbley Gravey

        He has nothing. He’s fooling all of you. Bootrom exploit… yeah right xD

      • Diego Milano

        Well, he is sending 3 (three) messages to the world: (1) one of the most secure phones in the world is still vulnerable, (2) he (and only he, name and last name) can still hack into it, (3) he isn’t sharing it with the world (otherwise it’ll get fixed in a week or two) so he can keep on degrading his own ego by inflating it. 🙂
        I said this before, I am sure iDB bloggers must have an itchy feeling when publishing the news about this, but they just have to, it’s their job to keep everyone updated, for good or wrong.

      • Mallouk Malek

        same concept of iPhone 4 exploit right? because i can still remember the instant jailbreak we used to get thanks to it

      • Platy

        Haha he does not have a bootrom exploit. No one has a bootrom exploit for lightning devices. No one.

      • Platy

        Happy to tell you how you are wrong if you like to provide sources for this ‘bootrom exploit’.

        The closest thing is ih8sn0ws iBoot exploit but that is software not hardware.

  • Jibbley Gravey

    Stupid Apple. Releasing updates JUST to stop the jailbreak. Resulted in a jailbreak in 24 hours. Noobs. They should just stop.

    • Diego Milano

      I actually prefer to always make Apple keep up to speed with the latest security vulnerabilities as it means we have a more secure device, even though we know it isn’t 100% secure but definitely more secure than other operating systems out there.

      • GreaterLengths

        lol, it’s funny to watch people who aren’t very tech saavy talk about “devices” and “security” when clearly they have no fvcking clue how stuff really works. 98% of these “vulnerabilities” all require that someone have PHYSICAL ACCESS to your device! And even if someone DID get access to your device and still manage to hack into, like seriously what does someone like you or the rest of the lames out there in the world have to worry about? You scared someone is gonna gain access to your stupid facebook or twitter account? Or maybe they might see all the stupid s.elfies you take? LMAO

      • DT

        Cool story dickhead.

      • GreaterLengths

        Glad you liked it faggot, even though clearly you’re too fvcking stupid to grasp what I was talking about. =)

      • Diego Milano

        Are you done venting? ☺️

      • John Smith

        Yeah ignore him. Guy told me to kill myself because I said devs would rather add these exploits to their portfolio for jobs rather than release it to a bunch of whining know-it-alls. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

      • GreaterLengths

        Yeah ignore me, listen to the faggot fanboy instead.

        At least you got the “whining know-it-alls” part right. LMAO

      • Diego Milano

        Of course he did, it’s his full time job, haven’t you checked his other messages?

      • Jerry

        Never looked at it in this point of view but I totally agree with you as much as I do love a jailbreak. I’ve been on the fence on this new one tho. Only reason I will stay on 9.3.3 is to jailbreak to raise the resell value. Other then that I’m lost out of touch on good jailbreak tweaks.

      • Diego Milano

        Ah, the reselling benefit, that’s a very good point, and of course mostly beneficial to those still interested in purchasing an iPhone that’s running a jailbreakable iOS version, otherwise it would be easy to just keep the device up to date always.
        Here in my country I don’t know if it’s a regular practice to resell such an expensive device (a 128GB iPhone 6s Plus costs around USD 1200). Interesting point there…

    • Mike Chu

      Jailbreaks literally use exploits that let themselves basically do whatever the hell they want. This includes potentially leaking personal data and passwords and bank data. Of course Apple will try to patch it up.

      • Jibbley Gravey

        You’re stupid… the probability of someone getting physical access and having the knowledge to preform the exploit is SUPER slim 🙂 not to mention iCloud lock 😀 PIMP! fully secure.

      • GreaterLengths

        That’s WTF I’m talking about lol. Just a buncha lames who’s technical knowledge consists of knowing how to use FaceCrook and Twitter!

  • Mark S

    Worthless if he doesn’t release it which I don’t believe he does. He’s just one of those look at me people like madonna.

  • Gabriel Anaya

    Surprise surprise. Give that man a cookie.

    Obviously never seeing the light of day but hey, he reminded us what we already know.

  • Richard G

    Jailbreaking and not realeasing?? This guy is a show off and egocentric.
    Big A-HOLE!

  • Mike M. Powell

    I really don’t care lol

  • John Smith

    Came here to read the whining of people who know nothing about the programming field. Was not disappointed.

    • YaBoyLilMayo

      Hold this L

      • GreaterLengths

        You should do the world a favor and KILL YOURSELF!

        Oh wait I forgot, Black Lives Matter. My Bad! =x

      • DT

        Love the keyboard warrior. Meanwhile, you’re just a bitch in your moms basement, dickhead.

      • YaBoyLilMayo

        U sound hurt…..take this L when ur done cryin

      • GreaterLengths

        The only people crying are lame ass niggers like YOU! Buncha fvckin cry babies!

        boohoo BLACK LIVES MATTER boohoo! SMH

      • YaBoyLilMayo

        Lmfao ur still hurt probably sad u got no one to chill with on a Saturday night

      • GreaterLengths

        Yeah I bet you got shit to do. Got a buncha home invasions and robberies to commit tonight!

        Nigger I live in Las Vegas, unlike you I get to party all week and all year long! Also, unlike faggot ass tourists like yourself (if you can even afford to ever come here) we rarely party on the weekends since that’s when most of the idiot tourists are in town.

        So enjoy your shitty night out over there on the east coast where you niggers live.Regardless, you’re still just a fvcking dumb nigger who should kill himself. =)

      • YaBoyLilMayo

        Lmao makes sense u have so many friends u choose to stay in on weekends and troll iPhone blogs all night good one kiddo and I fly for free wherever I want, how many timeshares do u own? u done yet I know ur hurt I can tell

  • john snow

    Okay, Apple. Prepare your a… 9.3.5

  • Pierre Ezzat

    You can open iFile then go to /system/library/core system/system version and change the built number and ios version to the 9.3.4 one!

  • pnh

    Luca Todesco = iDouchebag

  • Josiah

    Moved to 9.3.4 due to the JB not extending to 32-bit devices being left behind at this update.

  • Mark S

    Hey apple how is that rootless thing working out for ya? Worry about adding features and giving me the user a better experience and not worrying about just going after jailbreaks.

  • Mr Mister Bird

    I’m still on 8.4 and would like to have some of the features from 9.x but there’s something that every article about Pangu’s jailbreak fails to explain:
    Once the 1 year certificate expires, what are my options? Can I just resign our reuse the same certificate again? Do I need a new one? Or will I be stuck with making 7 day certificates? How many can I make with the same account?

    • Hassan Baydoun

      @mrmisterbird:disqus email me ill save ur life with that “complex” jailbreak ill answer ur questions and give u the simplest way to do it (no apple id required and 1 year).
      From a follower 9 month wait for jailbreak…

  • leart

    followed this person on Twitter for sometime.. wasted time.. he is pretending that anyone admire him, always showing pictures of jailbroken phones and it will never release nothing.
    he promised a jailbreak for 8.4.1 and so far resulted a lie.
    unfollowed after one week

  • Mr Mister Bird

    Wasn’t really thinking about upgrading to iOS 10. My iPad mini 2 is at the bottom of the supported list for iOS 10, they’re not even going to support the first mini. So I’m not very confident that iOS 10 will have the same performance on my device like 8 or 9.

  • End3rSn0w

    Good for him 🙂 He blocked me on twitter unfortunately.