Apple Stops Signing iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 10.3

Bad news for the jailbreakers amongst us with Apple today having stopped signing iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 10.3, making it impossible to downgrade from iOS 10.3.2 or iOS 10.3.1 using the easier way with iTunes.

Currently, Apple's latest firmware is iOS 10.3.1 and developers have been seeded with iOS 10.3.2. If you accidentally update or restore, you'll find yourself on iOS 10.3.1.
It could be quite some time before another jailbreak surfaces as Apple has switched to the APFS file system with iOS 10.3 which may introduce new challenges.

Whether that security is Apple preventing malicious attackers from taking control of a device or stopping users from jailbreaking them, it is always the big concern that leads Apple to stop signing older versions of its mobile operating system.

It is unknown how long it will be before jailbreak creators step up and create a new jailbreak that can handle Apple’s most recent efforts, but given iOS 10.3’s move to Apple’s new APFS file system, it is possible that such efforts will be hampered for a while. Hopefully, that is not the case, and if there is one thing that we have learned from ten years of jailbreaking, it is to never underestimate the creativity and skill of those who continue to create the jailbreak tools we all use to take control of our iOS devices.


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