How to Downgrade iOS 9.3.4 to iOS 9.3.3 using iPhone, iPad…
It was expected that Apple would push immediate firmware update to patch PanGu jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 and the same expected thing happened when Apple released iOS 9.3.4 just to patch those vulnerabilities.
iOS 9.3.4 doesn’t have any new feature, performance improvement or new design. It’s released to kill PanGu jailbreak and thus, iOS 9.3.4 is no more compatible for jailbreak released by PanGu.
iOS 9.3.4 was released within a few weeks from iOS 9.3.3 release. iOS 9.3.3 was released after many beta tests. These beta testing includes developer beta and public beta test. iOS 9.3.3 took almost 10 beta releases followed by developer and public beta tests to come out to the public.
Whereas iOS 9.3.4 is released without any beta test or announcement. It’s solely released to prevent iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak, that’s it. If you want your jailbreak 9.3.3 back, you can downgrade iOS 9.3.4 to iOS 9.3.3 immediately because still Apple is signing iOS 9.3.3 and allowing users to downgrade iOS 9.3.4.
Look, restore iOS 9.3.3 is only a way to enjoy your jailbreak if you accidentally upgraded to iOS 9.3.4. Apple may close signing window within few days and before that you can downgrade iOS 9.3.4 back to iOS 9.3.3.
And since, iOS 9.3.4 is just a security update which doesn’t have any value to the features and improvements, it’s not something great to continue with iOS 9.3.4 in case you love jailbreak. Apple played a masterstroke by releasing iOS 9.3.4 for killing PanGu and Cydia tweaks for iOS 9.3.4. If you’re device runs well on iOS 9.3.3, there would be easy and enjoyable to downgrade iOS 9.3.4 and restore iOS 9.3.3 in that sense.
For jailbreak users, iOS 9.3.3 is golden opportunity because there won’t be any jailbreak for iOS 9 series if you miss iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak. PanGu has already declared that there isn’t any mean to work on iOS 9.3.4 firmware as these exploits can be saved for iOS 10 jailbreak which would be released publicly by Apple within next few months. I’ve suggested many jailbreak users downgrade to iOS 9.3.3 back from iOS 9.3.4. And, it’s nothing wrong to downgrade iOS 9.3.4 since Apple singing window is opened for iOS 9.3.3 which is luck for you.
In the first place, I would suggest all Cydia lovers to stay on iOS 9.3.3 and don’t upgrade iOS 9.3.3 to iOS 9.3.4 at any way if you love jailbreak. But still if you are forced to upgrade, downgrade iOS 9.3.4 option is available for couple of days from now.
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For those users who have somehow installed iOS 9.3.4 and they want to come back to iOS 9.3.3, we’ve listed some short steps without images to downgrade iOS 9.3.4 to iOS 9.3.3 using iTunes.
Remember few things before downgrade to iOS 9.3.3…
- You must backup your current firmware with iTunes or using iCloud. It would help you to restore your firmware in case anything goes wrong.
- iOS 9.3.3 IPSW files would be needed to downgrade iOS 9.3.4, so you’d need to download iOS 9.3.3 IPSW files.
- You must have MacOS or Windows with iTunes in order to downgrade to iOS 9.3.3.
- You should have basic knowledge of putting your device into DFU Mode and Recovery Mode.
How to Downgrade iOS 9.3.4 to iOS 9.3.3 Using iTunes
Finally below are the steps which can be followed to downgrade iOS 9.3.4 to 9.3.3…
- I hope that you’ve care of iOS 9.3.4 backup files. Please backup your iPhone or iPad before starting downgrade 9.3.4 process.
- Just take another care and disable “Find my iPhone” feature from settings app.
- Now, download iOS 9.3.3 IPSW files which would be needed later when iTunes would ask to downgrade iOS 9.3.4.
- You want to make sure that iTunes is installed and updated to the latest version on your MacOS or Windows computer.
- Open iTunes and connect your iPhone or iPad running iOS 9.3.4 to the computer and start downgrade iOS 9.3.4 to iOS 9.3.3 process.
- Press down Option Key [MacOS] or Shift Key [Windows Computer] and tap on Restore iPhone button.
- iTunes would ask you to select firmware IPSW files, you need to browse iOS 9.3.3 IPSW files to downgrade iOS 9.3.4 to iOS 9.3.3.
- Now iTunes would start and complete downgrade process and you’d be on iOS 9.3.3 within few minutes if everything goes correct.
It’s possible that you get error or stuck somewhere middle of iOS 9.3.4 downgrade process, and it’s normal. You can restart downgrade iOS 9.3.4 by following from first step and if still problem persist, you can make a comment and post it below and we’d help you personally.
Have you downgraded iOS 9.3.4 to iOS 9.3.3?