iOS 4.3.4 Now Available, Fixes Jailbreak Security Hole

iOS 4.3.4 Now Available, Fixes Jailbreak Security Hole

Apple has just released the latest version of iOS to combat the PDF vulnerability that was uncovered by the recent JailbreakMe tool. iOS 4.3.4 is now available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. iOS 4.2.9 has also been released for the Verizon iPhone with the same fix.

Nothing else looks new in this version of iOS, but security conscious folks will be glad to know that yet another exploit has been patched by Apple in 4.3.4. Apple told us all this was coming over a week ago.

Obviously, if you’re jailbroken, you’ll want to stay away from 4.3.4. The web-based jailbreak called JailbreakMe is responsible for Apple pushing out this iOS update in the first place.

Plug your iDevice into iTunes to grab the newest update.

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  • Justin Samuel

    These usually take about 6 hours for me to download but I am at a cousins house and is taking 4 minutes so far. Such a difference, haha.

  • appledrunk

    If you want to continue to be able to use jailbreakme.com, avoid the update and patch the flaw yourself via Cydia

    http://appledrunk.com/ios-4-3-

  • Táyò Salako

    Good 4 u butter cup

  • iDaBoss

    suck it stupid hackers

  • Chris Brunner

    This could be for Lion compatibility as well.

    Read the story here:
    http://friendsofmac.net/2011/0

  • zvieriuga zvieriuga

    Guys, could you help in one problem? Today I received new iPhone 4 from UK. Factory unlocked. I checked and found Version 4.3.2 That’s why I made decision to update it. Ok. Connect iDevice to iTunes. Update to 4.3.4? Yes, why not? And after this step I found a PROBLEM. iTunes showed me:

    The iPhone “xxxxx” could not be updated.
    This device isn’t eligible for the requested build.

    OK, let’s click “restore” … The same!:

    The iPhone “xxxxx” could not be restored.This device isn’t eligible for the requested build.

    Please, who knows what does this mean??? 

  • Chris Brunner

    That’s awesome!

    -Chris
    FOM

  • JeffBob

    you can download 4.3.X at ios5downloads.com downgrade to 4.3.3 or get you ipsw for 4.3.4 all self hosted DIRECT links FAST!!

  • Nas

    I got the same message

    iPhone 4 & iPad 2 running 4.3.3.

    The iPhone “xxxxx” could not be updated.
    This device isn’t eligible for the requested build.

    OK, let’s click “restore” … The same!:

    The iPhone “xxxxx” could not be restored.This device isn’t eligible for the requested build.

  • Mash Jay

    nice post if u want to jailbreak iOS 4.3.4 click this link : http://fsdcity.com/ios-4-3-4-j

  • charlie edwards

    Anyone else loose the use of their camera apps?  Any camera app freezes when switching to front facing.  

  • zvieriuga zvieriuga

    I fixed it :) Just turn firewall of, kick out little snitch and that’s all :)

  • Heather Politzer

    dang i really wanted to jailbreak my ipad 2, well atleast kittyra1n has a jailbreak out for 4.3.4 but its also tethered, here in case anyone needs them

    Heres the iphone 4 guide
    http://www.kittyra1n.com/jailb
    for the 3GS, http://www.kittyra1n.com/j?ail… verizon iphone, http://www.kittyra1n.com/j?ail… ipod touch 3G and 4G,http://www.kittyra1n.com/j?ail…, and for the iPad, Tweet and repost this out people so everyone knowz, http://www.kittyra1n.com/j?ail

  • Laura Baker

    damn jailbreakme was so easy! well atleast my iphone 4 4.3.4 jailbreak is done with kittyra1n 
    http://www.kittyra1n.com/jailb

  • joewaylo

    If you bought it from Orange UK or O2 UK, it would be eligible.
    Factory Unlocked unless Apple did it themselves may or may not be eligible as it’s done by somebody else and it’s not legit.

    Only way you can get it updated is to download it from a source other than Apple that has an iPhone4 GSM/CDMA UK build and update it manually.

  • mai duc chung

    The usual idea is that you would use NFC to set up the link between the two devices and then do an automatic hand over to a different protocol for doing the actual transfer of data – eg Bluetooth,iphone 5

  • mai duc chung

    The usual idea is that you would use NFC to set up the link between the two devices and then do an automatic hand over to a different protocol for doing the actual transfer of data – eg Bluetooth,iphone 5

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