Apple stops signing iOS 9.3, so you can no longer downgrade from iOS 9.3.1

On Monday, Apple has pulled the signing plug on its iOS 9.3 firmware for its lineup of iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads. As a result, downgrades through iTunes to iOS 9.3 are no longer possible, and there’s no way to upgrade specifically to iOS 9.3 from an earlier firmware.

It seems that not all versions of iOS 9.3 have stopped being signed. It appears that iOS 9.3 is not being any longer for newer devices (i.e. iPhone 6s, iPad Air 2), but it is still being signed for older devices (ie. iPhone 5s)., a website that provides real-time signing status for Apple’s firmware files, confirms that iOS 9.3 for most devices is no longer being signed. This means that attempting to downgrade to it from a more recent release will simply throw up an error. Apple is still signing new builds for some of the older devices, which were released to fix the Activation Lock bug.

It goes without saying that given the current situation, jailbreakers should be very careful while installing jailbreak tweaks as a bad tweak could easily force you to restore your device, which would mean that you will lose the jailbreak and all the tweaks installed on your device.


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