How to Upgrade to iOS 10 And Skip iOS 9.3.5 Update.

Apple recently announced major security update for iOS 9.3.4 users to update to iOS 9.3.5 due to latest found malware that infects your iPhone. Israeli Secret Cyber Army was able to find exploit inside iOS 9.3.4 which worth millions according to bug bounty program. which caused too much attention to Apple users, they could not believed these kind of exploits still exists in iOS 9.3.4.

iOS 9.3.5

The new update which was recently announced is 38.8 MB which is really really a small update because it’s specially for fixing that malware.

The malware were reportedly created by Israeli cyberwarfare firm. Apple’s iOS 9.3.4 has become the target of a spree of attacks by state-sponsored attackers involving a very advanced malware. Attackers tried to infect the iOS 9 software with a sophisticated spyware to target dissidents and activists.



How they found-out about that malware?

Israeli cyberwarfare firm targeted Ahmad Mansoor, they sended SMS messages that contained links to sites that contains malware which works on background without even alerting or asking for permissions. The messages were later forwarded to the Citizen Lab,  the firm then collaborated with Lookout Security to observe the malware and this is how the three zero-day vulnerabilities were identified on iOS 9.

How they found-out about that malware?
SMS text messages received by Mansoor (English: “New secrets about the torture of Emiratis in state prisons”). The sender’s phone numbers are spoofed.

How to Upgrade to iOS 10?

Is it safe to upgrade to iOS 10?

So, we got to thinking. If you’re going to upgrade to iOS 9.3.5 — which, it’s critically important you do — then why not just make the leap to iOS 10 instead?

Here’s how to get it up and running.

Make a backup first

Remember, iOS 10 is still in beta. There are glitches (although it’s really polished for beta software), and maybe you decide after a few days you really can’t live with them. Cool, you can always revert your phone to a previous iOS edition from a backup.

  1. Plug your iPhone or iPad into your PC
  2. Launch iTunes
  3. Click on the iPhone or iPad icon in the menu bar
  4. Set your backup to This Computer — you can encrypt the backup from here if you’re so inclined
  5. Click on Back Up Now — add a password if you’re encrypting
  6. Back up Apps
  7. Click iTunes from the menubar and select Preferences
  8. Click Devices
  9. Option-click on your Backup and choose the Archive option

Register for the iOS 10 public beta

Next we have to register to be beta testers. Luckily, Apple accepts anyone into the program and you can opt out at at any time.

  1. Go to on the iPhone or iPad you plan to upgrade
  2. Tap Sign up (or Sign in if you’ve registered previously)
  3. Enter your Apple ID and password
  4. Click Sign in
  5. Accept the terms and conditions (or, you know, read and accept them if you’re into that sort of thing)

How to install the iOS 10 public beta

Now, we just need to install the new operating system. Apple makes this pretty painless.

  1. Launch Settings from your Home screen
  2. Tap General > Software Update
  3. Enter your Passcode
  4. Tap Agree to accept the Terms and Conditions
  5. Agree once more to confirm you want to download and install

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Noor Qureshi

Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Skilled in Network Security and Information Security.

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