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iOS 4.3.4 is Released – Patches Jailbreak Exploit

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Apple just released the latest iOS update, 4.3.4 for all iDevices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch). As expected, this update “patches the PDF security exploit.” In other words, jailbreakme.com will no longer jailbreak your iDevice if you update your software.

The latest jailbreak, from developer Comex, used a hold in Apple’s code when opening PDF files. It opened the door to the jailbreak, but it could have also potentially allowed less-trusted sources to tamper with your iDevice, should you open their malicious PDF. Those who are already jailbroken can install an app from Comex that patches the hole after the jailbreak (look for PDF Patcher 2 in this post).

Anyone who has already jailbroken and opened Cydia shouldn’t be affected by this. Their device’s SHSH is stored on Cydia’s servers, which allows them to downgrade back to 4.3.3 (and re-jailbreak) if they ever need to restore their firmware.

Those who have not yet jailbroken can still jailbreak (our instructions here) as long as they don’t update their software in iTunes, but it may already be too late to save their SHSH for 4.3.3. Sometimes there is a delay as to when Apple stops signing a previous firmware though, so it’s worth a try if you’re one of those people.

The software update doesn’t appear to change anything other than patching the exploit. It is recommended for those who are absolutely certain that they never want to jailbreak, but not recommended for anyone else. Apple’s full release notes follow:

OS 4.3.4 Software Update

Fixes security vulnerability associated with viewing malicious PDF files.

Products compatible with this software update:
• iPhone 4 (GSM model)
• iPhone 3GS
• iPad 2
• iPad
• iPod touch (4th generation)
• iPod touch (3rd generation)

Having previously written for Android Central and Android Police, Will is shifting his focus to iOS at GottaBeMobile (without neglecting his old pal Android, of course). He lives in Chicago with his wife, Jess, and is on Twitter at @willshanklin

12 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    07/15/2011 at 8:11 pm

    ios5downloads.com 

    Direct links of ios 4 and 5!

  2. Skaterboy72398

    07/15/2011 at 10:17 pm

    I just updated my iPhone to 4.3.4 and mow I can’t use jailbreakme . Com plzzzzz help

    • Jojoja72

      07/18/2011 at 8:44 pm

      i just upgraded to 4.3.4 can i still jailreak my iphone 4?

  3. Mash Jay

    07/16/2011 at 12:22 am

    Jailbreal tools and help here :

    http://fsdcity.com/ios-4-3-4-jailbreak

  4. cheesy

    07/16/2011 at 12:34 am

    ooooo lucky i declined the update then

  5. I_shawish79

    07/16/2011 at 2:22 am

    please help me i did the update and it can’t jailbreak so advice me how can i return the iOS 4.3.3 again after i did the update ?!!

  6. Karyn_low

    07/16/2011 at 4:49 am

    helpp.. i too upgrade it by accident! T.T
    how to downgrade?????? and rejailbreak???

  7. I_shawish79

    07/19/2011 at 2:56 pm

    here you go .. the only way to jailbreak to restore your iOS to 4.3.3 or 4.3.2 this is what i did and workout

    cuz no jailbreak available as i know till now for iOS 4.3.4 wish my answer helping you

    • Karyn_low

      07/23/2011 at 8:54 am

      how to restore the IOS? ><

  8. Hazhar_computer

    08/15/2011 at 1:15 am

    why ios 4.3.4 jailbreak not relased

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