This is interesting… according to a barrage of tweets that have been going around from iH8Sn0w and Winocm Apple is currently signing iOS 6.0, 6.0.1 and 6.0.2.
What do this mean for you?
Well it means that you can actually downgrade your A4 or A5+ iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad back to one of these firmware versions and Jailbreak Untethered (not to mention you can save your SHSH blobs once you get back to the firmware).
Apple is signing 6.0/6.0.1/6.0.2 right now. RESTORE RIGHT NOW IF YOU LOST YOUR JAILBREAK DUE TO 6.1.3, THIS WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY WILL DIE.
— winocm (@winocm) July 25, 2013
Apple has oddly started to re-sign 6.0.x on a bunch of devices. If you’re an A5+ user and want to downgrade, DO IT NOW.
— iH8sn0w (@iH8sn0w) July 25, 2013
Nothing fancy is required to do the restore all you need to do is download one of the iOS 6.0.x firmware versions (likely iOS 6.0.2 as you will want to be on the latest version possible), connect your device via USB and SHIFT click Restore on Windows or OPTION click Restore on Mac and select the iOS 6.0.x firmware.
There is no guarantee that this will work, because it will depend when you stumble across this article (right now it is July 25th, 2013 and about 5:40pm Pacific). According to Winocm, however, Apple is signing all devices except the iPad Mini right now.
The reason why this happened is because Apple is in the midst of trying to fix the Dev Center after it was hacked several days ago. Things like this rarely happen, so take advantage of it while you can people.
Update #1: Wow that was fast, it looks like the party is over guys Apple is closing the signing window.
Darn, device I’d love to downgrade happens to be an iPad Mini.
Can’t you still downgrade that?
Ted Forbes says
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNoooooooooooooooooooo! I missed it!
Maaz Hurzuk says
Does not work :(… It says… The device isn’t eligible for the requested build. I have a 4s and tried it with 6.0 and 6.0.1.
Anyway you geeks can make this work? I miss my jailbreak :(
Is it still workin
Orkhon Minato says
Is it still working?
it too late
I missed it, but thanks for the head’s up. I should have had a copy of 6.1.2 at the ready! I’ll be better prepared next time.
wtf.. this was literally up for like 5-6 hours only -.-
I mean, who could imagine on this specific date and hour to be a downgrade available.
Apple is just trolling us
Sergey Karchmit says
No device is downgradeable.
“According to Winocm, however, Apple is signing all devices except the iPad Mini right now.”
sorry to say that but its 6.0 – 6.0.2
Jason Salazar says
The people who are in charge of the signing of IOS firmwares at Apple can all go jump off the Empire State Building or run through a mine field!! I swear.. This shxt pisses me off more than anything when it comes to electronics/technology! I hate the fact of losing your jailbreak on a A5 device when a new IOS update is released that patches up the Jailbreak..
Got damn it!
I hope Apple’s Employees who are in charge of the signing of IOS firmwares come across this comment and track where it came from!
I’d out shine them all with my vast knowledge of developing and building an IOS firmware from scratch! Independently at that too!
So much money spent in Cydia purchasing tweaks and utilities that I am furious with the developer of the “Shine” theme in Cydia too! I, and several others who are on A5 devices as well, lost our jailbreaks because of it! Stay away from the Shine theme if you value your untethered Jailbreak and are on an A5 device or an A4 device without any saved Shsh Blobs that have an activation ticket with it.!
You will be angry when you realize how much you will miss the unique and Jailbreak only features you will lose that you’ve gotten used too, and can no longer have!
So sorry for the typo – I meant “6.0.2”
Joshua Jones Makaveli says
Just chill those niggas gona jailbreak iOS7 when the full version is out jailbreak that shit!
I used to have iphone 4s even the iphone 5 out, only after jailbreak released i got me and my wife ip5 and jailbreak it, up till now still jailbroken on ios 6.1.2, I can use iphone without jailbreak it’s just not complete
(JailbreakQA) King Shoot says
Guys,Apple might sign again.The activation servers are down,just like on the day this hapened