Apple has officially stopped signing iOS 10.3.1 on June 27, more than a month after the stable version of iOS 10.3.2 was released. This means that users can no longer downgrade to the version and instead will be required to remain on iOS 10.3.2.
This isn’t really surprising since the tech giant routinely does this when a new iOS version is rolled out. This is Apple’s way of ensuring that users have the most recent version of iOS. There are several advantages of keeping your iOS up to date. With the latest iOS build, installed users will be able to get their hands on the latest security and performance improvements. However, it’s a real bummer for jailbreak users and hopefuls alike.
Usually, jailbreaking needs a user to downgrade to an older firmware to increase their chances of a jailbreak. In general, a lower firmware is always better if one wants to be supported by a future jailbreak.
Those who were able to save their iOS 10.3.1 SHSH2 blobs before updating can still downgrade their iOS version. However, those who didn’t are basically stuck in iOS 10.3.2. This can be bad news for them especially if Pangu decides to roll out the iOS 10.3.1 jailbreaking tool in the next few days or weeks.
iOS 10.3 Jailbreak Release
Still, the tool’s release is uncertain as ever. It was supposed to come a week after Apple released iOS 10.3.2 but there are no signs of it arriving soon. The Chinese team is all about MOSEC 2017 on Weibo and Twitter and it hasn’t really mentioned anything about jailbreaks lately. According to 1RedDrop, that’s because they might have settled on the decision of not releasing the tool at all.
Luca Todesco, the Italian hacker behind Yalu Jailbreak, announced he’s also retiring from jailbreaking so if hopefuls are getting one, it won’t be from him either. Previous reports indicate it could still come this August with the help of security researcher Adam Donenfeld‘s source code. But that’s only if someone reputable from the jailbreak community is willing to work on it.
— Adam Donenfeld (@doadam) May 18, 2017