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)
- 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).
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.