Right after Apple released iOS 12.1, the company stopped signing iOS 12.0.1. In this case, there are some things you need to know if you’re the average user of the iOS, or if you’re new among those who jailbreak their phones. iOS 12.1 came with a lot of new additions, like Group FaceTime, eSIM support – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are not many reasons to downgrade, but sometimes you just have to.
What does that mean for jailbreak users?
When Apple stopped signing iOS 12.0.1, it meant that users could not downgrade to the previous version if they already updated the iOS to 12.1. Those people who want to jailbreak their devices are asked to stay with the older versions of the iOS, in case there are some possible jailbreak releases. If a jailbreak makes its appearance and you stay with the latest version, you’re not able to downgrade anymore.
If you think that a possible jailbreak is actually on its way to be released soon, you need not to upgrade. If you choose to do it, however, you won’t be able to downgrade to the previous version.
Presently, there are many security researchers who have demoed the jailbreak for iOS 12, but there’s nothing sure for the general public as of now.
Jailbreak exploits are the ones that get sold for millions of dollars, and this thing means that we won’t get to meet a working jailbreak soon enough, especially since developers only work to make a profit. However, if you’re hopeful, you can give iOS 12.0.1 a try.
Always, always keep in mind that if you upgrade your iOS device, you won’t be able to downgrade anymore if Apple stopped signing the previous version.
Adam Thrones is still early into his career as tech and digital marketing reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including JoyStiq and Android Authority. In regards to academics, Adam earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Adam has a passion for emerging technology and writing on his blog. He is always eager about the new gadgets on the market and likes to cover updates on software.