Downgrade iOS 10.x.x to iOS 10.1.1 – iOS 10 Jailbreak preparation

Jailbreak for iOS 10 is coming. Let’s check how to downgrade iOS 10.x to iOS 10.1.1 – downgrade iOS 10.2.1 / 10.2.2 to iOS 10.1.1 to get iOS 10 ready to jailbreak.

Update: Yalu Beta Jailbreak for iOS 10 is now available.

Why to stay on iOS 10.1.1 for jailbreak?

This is a tweet from a recognized jailbreak developer (@qwertyyoruiopz) that confirms the possibility of jailbreak for iOS 10 and that recommends to stay on iOS 10.1.1, especially on iPhone 7.

Also for some devices iOS 10.1.1 has 2 builds. The question is which one? And here is the answer: probably the build number of iOS 10.1.1 will not matter for jailbreak.

Downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 10.1.1 (get ready for jailbreak)

Before start:

  • All the data and settings on your iDevice will keep.
  • A PC (Windows or Mac) is needed for downgrade.
  • Last iTunes version installed is required.

Recommended: to delete iOS Beta Software Profile. Go to Settings > General > Profiles and Device Management > tap iOS Beta Software Profile and delete it.

1 – From your computer navigate to: https://ipsw.me/device-finder and select your iDevice: iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV or iPod touch (see the next image).

2 – For this example iPhone is used. Then find you Model Number, input it on the text field and tap “Find my Device!”.

Important: each .ipsw file has a match with a model. So it-s very important to correctly identify your device model. The model can be found in the back of the device (in the iPhone 7 Jet black some back light may help). For the iPhone it may be A letter plus 4 numbers. Example: “A1778”.

3 – Go to “Browse all iOS releases“.

4 – Download the corresponded .ipsw file. Considering that the build doesn’t matter. Select iOS 10.1.1 (14B150). Save this file in a folder.

5 – Connect your iDevice with your Computer. Open iTunes. Hit your device icon. Mouse hover the

Windows: Shift Key + Left Mouse click.
Mac: Options Key + Left Mouse click.

6 – Select the .ipsw file from step 4 (Image 1). A message of confirmation will show up: iTunes will update your iDevice to iOS 10.1.1 and will verify the update with Apple. Hit “Update” (Image 2).

Image 1

iTunes will do the rest of the work. Wait some minutes while the downgrade gets ready. Your device may restart automatically some times. Your data and settings will keep.

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