Apple randomly signing iOS 6.0.x firmware [update: signing is over]

By , Jul 25, 2013

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Good news for folks who lost their jailbreak updating their iOS device to try out iOS 7, it appears that Apple is currently signing 6.0.x versions of iOS firmware. This means that you should be able to downgrade your iPhone or iPad to iOS 6 and re-jailbreak.

Well-known iOS hacker and jailbreak developer iH8sn0w was the first to spot the reopening of the signing window, and we have since had multiple users confirm to us that they have successfully downgraded and re-jailbroken their devices. More after the fold…

Here’s a list showing some of the different versions of iOS 6 that Apple is signing for the iPhone 5. You can find them all here.

signing window

Those on newer firmware versions should downgrade as soon as possible before the signing window closes. You can download the 6.0.x firmware of your choice from our Downloads page. If you need help downgrading we have tutorials, but here’s a quick rundown:

  • Download your firmware of choice (in this case you want iOS 6.0, 6.0.1 or 6.0.2)
  • Plug your device into your computer and open iTunes
  • Mac users hold down the Command key, Windows users hold down Shift and click on Restore
  • Point iTunes to the iOS 6 firmware you downloaded, and let it do its thing

Once you’ve successfully downgraded, you’re free to jailbreak. Evasi0n is the utility you’re going to want to use, as it works with the aforementioned versions of iOS 6. If you need help doing that, we have easy to follow step-by-step tutorials for both Windows and Mac users.

The iOS 6 jailbreak is brought to you by the evad3rs team—made up of MuscleNerd, pod2gplanetbeing, and pimskeks. It landed on February 4 of this year, and withstood two iOS software updates before being killed by Apple with iOS 6.1.3. Tonight, it gives us an encore performance.

h/t winocm and iNeil

Update: Sorry guys, it looks like the window has closed and Apple is no longer signing older firmware.

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  • RatZ

    What are my Chances to downgrade now ?

    • Scarydude766

      1% unfortunately

  • abdullah575

    This is amazing NEWS who lose their jailbreak like me , I’ve downgrade my iPhone 4S to iOS 6.0.1 !!! It WORKS!!!

    • RatZ

      When did u just do it ? is it possible to do now ??

    • Gorgonphone

      lucky guy

      • abdullah575

        Yes !!!

  • Mark

    That was just too quick! :(

  • alexesn

    i have iphone 4 (5.1.1 gevey), downloaded 6.0.1 ipsw, can i do a restore in a week? or just now?
    Can still jailbreak the phone with evasion? the Gevey will still work?
    If you can answer this questions, it will mean the world to me!

    • Luan Nguyen

      You can’t Apple isn’t signing 6.0.1 anymore. This was just a brief glitch that let you downgrade if you needed to. If you were to update your iPhone 4 it would have to be to the latest firmware which is 6.1.4

      • StarViruZ

        Wait, 6.1.4 is not for iPhone 5 only?

      • Luan Nguyen

        My mistake 6.1.3

      • Gorgonphone

        yes

  • Milad Khahil

    Man , how did i miss this …

    • Gorgonphone

      there is no way you could have known

  • nareach son

    It does not work on my iPhone 4s !!! I need jailbreak

  • rosssimpson

    DAYUM!

  • Diego

    DAMMMM I lost it

  • Joe Benning

    Battery life was complete shit on those firmwares, anyhow. It didn’t get better until 6.1.2. Not sure I would have installed that to get the JB back.

    • Gorgonphone

      yeah 6.1.2 was the perfected version of IOS6

      • Gorgonphone

        but i would rather have it on that with a jailbreak then not

  • Gorgonphone

    lol iphone 2G who even uses tha?t

  • Ben Thorne

    BAHHH! I can’t believe I missed it!

  • Gorgonphone

    lol oh nooooo dear god i missed it but i dont care cause i have my iphone and ipad on 6.1.2 and im happy

  • Pedro Gonsalez

    I’m really bummed I missed this opportunity. I have two devices stuck on 5.1.1. Fingers crossed that Apple does it again >.<

  • Musa

    does this happen often? im a bit too late. crappy net still downloading 6.0.2…
    any predictions wen it cud happen again? how frequently it happens?

  • harman

    how do i downgrade from ios 7 to ios 6 for iphone 4s reply fast please

  • Dhruv Joshi

    I have IPhone 4S and I upgrade by mistake to 6.1.3 I lose my jailbreak …can I downgrade ? I have shsh but when I try to downgrade iTunes comes with errors …is there any way to downgrade ? Plz guid me

  • Core

    god damn i missed this