Now that the iOS 9.3 Jailbreaker from Pangu – a tech site that is specialized in developing iOS jailbreaking apps – is widely available, Apple has moved fast and has recently released an update to its latest iOS that goes under the version number 9.3.4.
It’s always advisable to upgrade an OS, especially when the upgrade comes with security fixes and those fixes are always of the utmost importance. But if you happen to be a jailbreak user, it’s very possible that you won’t be able to jailbreak your device after you upgrade to iOS 9.3.4.
Some tech bloggers have already addressed this issue and they urge all jailbreak users to not go through with the update or to downgrade is they have done it by mistake because afterwards they will no longer be able to use the app.
However, in the statement regarding the update aspects, Apple didn’t mention anything about protection against the Pangu jailbreaking app and presented it as a fix that relates to a memory corruption issue and that it works through improved memory handling.
So there you have it, if you’re a jailbreaking user and you want to keep using that app and you’re also not bothered by the memory corruption aspect then you shouldn’t update your OS or take the appropriate steps to downgrade if you’ve already went ahead with the update. On the other hand, if you don’t use the jailbreaking app, then there is no real reason not to upgrade to iOS 9.3.4
The upgrade is very small and the update process should be over in no time. However, it is advisable that you connect your device to a charger or to have it charged at 50% at least. Chances are nothing will happen but it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
It is believed that this is the last update that Apple will release before the launch of the upcoming iOS 10 which is currently in a beta testing phase. Supposedly, the iOS 10 will be released this fall together with the new iPhones which will probably also showcase the OS.