iOS Hacker Luca Todesco Claims to Have Jailbroken iOS 9.3.4


With the release of iOS 9.3.4, Apple patched a vulnerability used in the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak, making it incompatible with iOS 9.3.4. Now, famed Italian hacker Luca Todesco, aka qwertyoruiop, has posted a teaser image on Twitter showing what appears to be a jailbroken iPhone running on iOS 9.3.4.

The tweet, which says “out here at defcon”, is accompanied by an image of a jailbroken iPhone running iOS 9.3.4 with Cydia installed. This isn’t the first time the hacker has teased a potential jailbreak. Back in June, he demoed a JailbreakMe-like Safari-based iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak which he didn’t intend to release to the public. This time, we also don’t expect him to release any jailbreaks for iOS 9.3.4.

Nevertheless, Apple has kept the signing window open for iOS 9.3.3, so if you have accidentally updated to iOS 9.3.4, you still have the chance to downgrade back to iOS 9.3.3 and jailbreak it with Pangu. This can be done as long as the signing window is open for the firmware.

While iOS 9.3.4 patches a vulnerability used by Pangu in the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak, it might still have exploits that could be used for future jailbreaks. In fact, Todesco’s jailbreak is a clear indication that jailbreaking is still possible even if Apple patches older vulnerabilities.

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