Apple’s iOS 9.3.4 Update Renders Pangu’s Latest Jailbreak Ineffective
Apple has recently released iOS 9.3.4, a minor software update for all devices that run iOS 9 to iPhone 4s and newer, iPad 2 and newer, all iPad Pro and iPad Mini tablets and the fifth- and sixth-gen iPod touch.
On Aug. 4, Friday, the giant electronic company unleashed the iOS 9.3.4 update, a critical security update that fixes an issue that may permit several applications to “execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.”
“A memory corruption issue was addressed through improved memory handling,” the description in the Apple support page reads.
Interestingly, Apple has also credited Team Pangu, a prominent Chinese jailbreaking group, for finding the said bug. Hence, it just suggested that iOS 9.3.4 also fixes Pangu’s exploit used in the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak system.
It can be recalled that Team Pangu released a tool that allowed users to jailbreak their iOS devices in late July. The jailbreak tool, which permits clients to bypass Apple’s restriction thus giving them a chance to take advantage of specific features and install software not approved the company, is apparently known as PPHelper.
Apple cautions users that jailbreaking can leave their respective devices more helpless to security vulnerabilities, a shorter battery lifespan and the inability to install future iOS updates.
The iOS 9.3.4 version might be the last and final update for the iOS 9 series before Apple officially released the iOS 10 version in early September, along with the eagerly anticipated new iOS devices.
According to MacRumors, the iOS 10 brings a slew of captivating new features, including a redesigned Messages app, a revamped Lock screen, a new Photos app equipped with an object and facial recognition and an updated Music app, among others.