Downgrading to iOS 9.3.3 now impossible as Apple stops signing software

By , Aug 24, 2016

iOS 9.3.4 no jailbreak

Nearly three weeks after releasing iOS 9.3.4, Apple has closed the signing window for iOS 9.3.3 and iOS 9.3.2, making it impossible to downgrade from the latest firmware version available to these older ones.

Jailbreak users are accustomed to this process which lets them temporarily downgrade from the latest software version available to the previous one. Apple typically leaves a two-week window between the time the latest software is released and the time the previous one stops being signed.

For most users, this doesn’t really have any impact on the usage of their devices. However, for jailbreak users, this means that they should be extra careful not to accidentally update their devices to iOS 9.3.4, as there is now no going back.

iOS 9.3.4 was released on August 4 as a security update to patch exploits used by the Pangu Team in the release of their latest jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3. At this time, beyond the usual round of fakes floating around, there is no way to jailbreak iOS 9.3.4. iOS hacker Luca Todesco recently showed off a jailbroken iPhone running iOS 9.3.4, but it is very unlikely this will be released to the public.

If there is any viable jailbreak from Pangu Team or other competent group of hackers, it’s safe to assume it won’t be released until the upcoming release of iOS 10 next month.

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  • Jerry

    time to put those jailbroken iphones up for sale. iphone 7 is right around the corner and the value of the 6s is going to drop.

  • Héctor Viveros

    Well, I just got my AppleCare iPhone with 9.3.4… now I’ll live without JB 🙁

    • techfreak23

      That sucks. Just got mine back today and it was preloaded with 9.3.3!

    • At least you can install the iOS 10 public beta.

  • Leslie B

    Apple needs to stop being so anal, and get their collective heads out of their collective asses. This bs about them claiming control over what I can and cannot put on my own private property has to stop. Maybe it’s time to start a class action lawsuit to teach those control freaks a lesson.


    • Y2J

      Goddamn everyone’s always looking for easy money with a lawsuit smfh

    • Lutiher

      Don`t like it, don`t buy it. Instead of being anal.

      • Vijay Singh

        i guess if we buy something after spending money then its ours , why apple keeping us from downgrading , i don’t want their latest so called security fixes , well let it be …. (

      • Lutiher

        The company is trying to keep you safe while you are using their product. They are selling their product along with their care for you. Like it or not, your choice. But if you don`t like such behavior, why buying their products?

    • Ernie Marin

      The phone is yours, but the OS is the property if Apple, so they have every right to tell you how to use their OS, which is what the jailbreak affects.

  • techfreak23

    Good thing the replacement phone I just got through AppleCare came preloaded with 9.3.3…

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  • Paradx101

    quick (may very well be stupid) question .. Im running IOS 7.1.2 on my iPhone 5s can I update to 9.3.3 instead of 9.3.4 ?

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    • Julio Hernandez

      Maybe just stay put where you are. A 5s runs smoothly on iOS 7 instead of iOS 9.

    • NanamiAsuri

      Unfortunately not, Each firmware update needs to be verified by Apple before it can be loaded on to your device. Once they stop verifying an older firmware, it can’t be installed.
      I’d say just stay where you are, Jailbreak and use tweaks to get iOS 9/10 features and wait for the iOS 10 jailbreak instead. Mind you, I feel that iOS 7 would run smoother on a 5s anyway.

  • Vijay Singh

    omg i was just going to get a new iPad mini on iOS 9.3.4 thinking i would be downgrading but i m out of luck due to few hours …. shit

  • Blip dude

    Just glad Cydia Eraser has been updated and the device can still technically be jailbroken on device via Safari, if done right.

  • morgan machado

    Update notification torturing me everyday since month.. I will never update to 9.3.4 apple bitch.. Why dont you give ‘never’ option instead of ‘remind me later’

    • leart

      dude, just install tvOS beta profile in one click and get rid of forever ota updates.. there’s a article here from some days ago

  • leart

    just downgraded 1 week ago.. strangely I experienced interface lag in 9.3.4… and why not, even I’m not jailbreaking why not to stay in a firmware that I can if I change my mind lol

  • amarioguy

    It was only 3 iOS versions ago (iOS 6) that the signing window closed 2 days after a new release, and after 3.1’s release, 3.0 and 3.0.1 stopped being signed immediately after.