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let's go, back to the start?!.....Apple servers allowing iOS downgrades.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 11, 2018 06:22AM
....at least for a brief time.....was a glitch.....it has now been fixed....



Apple servers currently signing older iOS updates, users able to downgrade from iOS 11

....Update: Party’s over! Older OS versions are no longer being signed once more. As suspected, it was an accidental change and has been reverted. Original story below …

Apple is currently signing iOS 10 version updates for many devices including iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 models as shown by IPSW.me. Whilst the upgrade servers remain in this state, users are able to downgrade from iOS 11 by restoring their firmware to iOS 10.2 and 10.3.

It is not clear why Apple is suddenly allowing this to happen and there is a good chance it is a bug. If you want to downgrade your OS, get in quick before Apple reverts back to signing iOS 11.2 and later only.

Again, Apple has announced a policy change so at the moment the most likely scenario is that this is unintentional and will be reverted soon, unless the company says otherwise.

Right now though, you can take an iPhone 6 running the latest version of iOS, iOS 11.2.2, and use an iTunes firmware restore to go back as far as iOS 10.2. Usually, Apple aggressively stops signing older operating system versions.

Before this strange blip, it was not possible for disgruntled iPhone and iPad users to go back to iOS 10 from iOS 11. This has been Apple’s standard policy for years.

Notably for iPhone 7 owners, this means it is possible to revert back to a version of iOS that does not include Apple’s advanced power management performance throttling for degraded batteries. Apple added this behavior to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, after bringing it to iPhone 6, 6s and SE last year with iOS 10.2.

iOS 6 and iOS 7 are also being signed according to the IPSW.me tracker although most users attempting to go back that far are hitting hurdles with activation and other issues.

Whilst is still possible to abuse the signing relaxations (as shown below), if you are not particularly technically-minded it seems best to stick to an iOS 10.x release which are not experiencing activation problems.

They opened up iOS 6.1.3 shsh signing ???? pic.twitter.com/FV2watYKxi
— Khaos Tian (@KhaosT) January 11, 2018



no longer working..............?!



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Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 01/11/2018 06:23AM by NewtonMP2100.
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Re: let's go, back to the start?!.....Apple servers allowing iOS downgrades.....
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: January 11, 2018 06:59AM
Thanks for telling us we missed the party, Newt!



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Re: let's go, back to the start?!.....Apple servers allowing iOS downgrades.....
Posted by: DP
Date: January 11, 2018 07:15AM
What is "signing"? Shorter name for "activating"?





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Re: let's go, back to the start?!.....Apple servers allowing iOS downgrades.....
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: January 11, 2018 07:25AM
How is Apple not absolutely ashamed by all these recent bugs? Steve must be spnning in his grave.



It is what it is.
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Re: let's go, back to the start?!.....Apple servers allowing iOS downgrades.....
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: January 11, 2018 07:27AM
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N-OS X-tasy!
How is Apple not absolutely ashamed by all these recent bugs? Steve must be spnning in his grave.

The company we see today is a direct product of Jobs' leadership.



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Re: let's go, back to the start?!.....Apple servers allowing iOS downgrades.....
Posted by: GuyGene
Date: January 11, 2018 09:56AM
I guess all the money is a product of Jobs, and he made some messes too, but old Tim has made some REAL messes. Ive too. Hire a regular architect to build new campus!! And new stores, nit like that one in snow country that cannot take snow load



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Re: let's go, back to the start?!.....Apple servers allowing iOS downgrades.....
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: January 11, 2018 12:20PM
The store in Chicago was actually designed to handle snow, but the heating system in the roof (IIRC) did not work correctly. Presumably fixable. It was not planned with the notion that no snow would ever fall on it.
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Re: let's go, back to the start?!.....Apple servers allowing iOS downgrades.....
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: January 11, 2018 05:58PM
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rjmacs
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N-OS X-tasy!
How is Apple not absolutely ashamed by all these recent bugs? Steve must be spnning in his grave.

The company we see today is a direct product of Jobs' leadership.

Jobs would have made the necessary course corrections.



It is what it is.
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Re: let's go, back to the start?!.....Apple servers allowing iOS downgrades.....
Posted by: Winston
Date: January 11, 2018 08:42PM
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DP
What is "signing"? Shorter name for "activating"?

I think it has to do with iOS devices' security protocols. Like not being able to add an app which isn't downloaded from the App Store. The apps, including iOS itself, have to have a formal authorization from Apple for the phone to allow them to be loaded. If Apple disables the authorization for iOS 10, for example, it becomes impossible to install iOS 10 on any iOS device.


Good luck.

- Winston



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/11/2018 08:43PM by Winston.
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