As some of you may have seen from my tweet yesterday, there is some exciting news afoot for owners of 32-bit devices on iOS 9.

A group of developers including alitek12, ee_csw and Trevor Schmitt have stated that they are working on a downgrade solution which will allow users of legacy devices to escape from iOS 9.3.5 and return to a jailbreakable iOS 9 firmware.

This is big news because many 32-bit devices do not support iOS 10, and so iOS 9.3.5 is the highest firmware they can currently be forced to restore to. It also happens to be the only recent unjailbreakable firmware for these devices, what with Home Depot and the like.

What does it do?

Allows 32-bit devices to downgrade from iOS 9.3.5 to any other iOS 9 firmware without a jailbreak, provided you have blobs for the destination firmware.

What does this mean for 32-bit devices?

  • Everyone stuck on iOS 9.3.5 could return to any other iOS 9 firmware, most notably jailbreakable ones such as iOS 9.0.2 or iOS 9.2-9.3.4.
  • Anyone on any lower firmware who wants to upgrade could move to 9.3.5 and then down to 9.3.4 and jailbreak. This would only apply to 32-bit devices whose most recent firmware is iOS 9.3.5, not those that got iOS 10.
  • Anyone whose jailbreak messes up and is forced to restore to 9.3.5 could just restore back to 9.3.4 again, with no harm done. This would only apply to 32-bit devices whose most recent firmware is iOS 9.3.5, not those that got iOS 10.
  • Anyone who uses this method to move to a jailbreakable iOS 9 firmware from an unjailbroken one could then use another tool like Odysseus or OdysseusOTA to move to any other firmware they wanted, provided they had blobs for it. In this way, the tool can be seen in a broader sense as a gateway to moving freely to any firmware you like, provided you have blobs for it.

What’s the catch?

  • This method requires blobs for the destination firmware. Hopefully you’ve been saving your blobs for a while even when it seemed they had no use, as we always counsel that they could come in handy in future. Prometheus was one example, this method is another.
  • 32-bit devices only. This method is not for the iPhone 5s or higher, please don’t ask about 64-bit.
  • This tool will not help you if your 32-bit device is already on iOS 10. Some devices are lucky and can’t upgrade to iOS 10 anyway, so they are always covered. Others, like the iPhone 5(c), can upgrade to iOS 10 and therefore they can only use this tool if they’ve already remained on some iOS 9 firmware to begin with.

Example uses

  • An iPad 2 on iOS 9.3.5 could restore to iOS 9.3.4 and jailbreak with Home Depot.
  • An iPhone 5 on iOS 9.3.5 could restore to iOS 9.0.2 and jailbreak untethered with Pangu9.
  • An iPhone 4s on iOS 9.2 could restore to iOS 9.3.5, and then downgrade to iOS 9.3.4 and jailbreak with Home Depot. This essentially allows upgrading between jailbreakable firmwares without getting stuck on iOS 9.3.5.
  • An iPad Mini stuck on unjailbreakable 8.4.1 could restore to iOS 9.3.5, downgrade to iOS 9.3.2, jailbreak with Home Depot, and then use Odysseus to downgrade with blobs to a preferred lower firmware, such as iOS 7.1.2, and jailbreak with Pangu7.

As you can see, provided you have your blobs and the right device, the possibilities here are almost limitless. I had the lucky chance to test out the tool personally, and successfully downgraded my old iPad 2 Wifi to iOS 9.3.4. It’s now jailbroken again after being stuck on iOS 9.3.5 for a while. Hopefully once this tool is released many others will be able to do likewise.

Details of the tool’s workings cannot be given out at the moment, until it has been finished and officially announced. However, I can say that the process is slightly more complex on cellular devices than on Wifi-only devices, but is pretty easy regardless. Once the tool is released, I’ll put together a guide on how to use it for anyone who wants to give it a go.

Do you have 32-bit devices that you’d love to downgrade to older firmwares for the performance? Are you stuck on iOS 9.3.5 at the moment? And did you, of all things, save your blobs for earlier firmwares?

  • Dhruv Shah

    i forgot to save blobs……i have ipad 2,1 ……..it will be still possible to downgrade?

    • Zohar

      “What’s the catch?
      This method requires blobs for the destination firmware.”

      FFS, was don’t you understand in this sentence?

      • Gliktch

        More pertinent would be a “FFS, why isn’t this in the title or at least first line, instead of 4 paragraphs in”, directed towards the article’s author/editor.

        95%+ of the people reading this never would have saved a blob in their life.

      • Zohar

        No, more pertinent is to read the damn article before commenting and asking stupid questions. Not that hard really. On top of that, Joaquim Barbosa is the only author worth reading on this site. The rest is a pile of useless crap – how to update Spotify on your Mac, or why you should buy a software pack that no one wants to buy. It has become ridiculous.

        Oh and you should know that 87% of the statistics you read on the internet are wrong.

    • dkas2_oa1

      You are able to downgrade 6.1.3 or 8.4.1 using OdysseusOTA without blobs (Apple still signs ota blobs for them) once you are jailbroken. If you are on 9.3.5 (cannot jailbreak at this time), you will have to wait until Fried Apple team releases it.

  • dkas2_oa1

    Even without keys & ivs? Some 32bit devices still do not have public keys 🙁

    • Markus Le.

      Yes WITHOUT Key’s
      This process utilizes a ‘pwned’ Trusted recovery restore.

      • dkas2_oa1

        Thanks for replying! I can’t wait to downgrade slow iOS 9

  • 5723alex .

    Great new after the CIA hacking news.

    • Markus Le.

      No they won’t. The bug used to achieve this is just plain genius, its magic

  • Markus Le.

    I’m one of the dev’s involved in the project and no this does not require keys, the devices onboard crypto engine handles the decryption just like with any regular restore in iTunes, feel free to DM me on Twitter @Djsn0wfall

    • GUY

      Hello I’m sorry but I don’t use Twitter so I’ll just copy my question here:
      I have an iPad 3 jail broken on iOS 8.1.2 , can I go to 9.3.5 then downgrade to 9.3.4?

      • Markus Le.

        you cant go to that firmware anymore unless you have blobs for it, same for 9.3.4, so it would be a waste to do it this way anyway, besides I cant confirm this to be working on an iPad 3 just yet, stay tuned

      • GUY

        The last firmware for the iPad 3 is ios 9.3.5 … I can go there.
        And the the iPad 3 is a 32 bit device .
        So what you’re saying is that Once I’m on iOS 9.3.5 I can’t downgrade to 9.3.4 because I don’t have the blobs for it , right?
        Thank.

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        You could go to 9.3.5. But you couldn’t go to 9.3.4 without blobs for it. Start saving them now for future versions!

    • Thịnh Nguyễn

      I have an iPad 2 GSM on 9.3.5, with blobs only ios 4 to ios 6 🙁 Is there a chance for me to downgrade? Im so frustrated!

      • Markus Le.

        Wait for FriedApple Team’s Solution, meanwhile I think we might see 9.3.6 drop due to the nature of the bug thats used in our upcoming utility

      • Mastix

        no we wont as there isnt a 9.3.6

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        He said, we might see one, because of their bug. Please read his comments. Apple might still release 9.3.6 because of this.

      • Random User

        Since you have iOS 4 and 5 blobs, you can use redsn0w to downgrade to 5.x. This was another re-restore bug for the iPad 2 that required iOS 4.x and 5.x blobs.

    • Rio

      oh god, im so lucky, found the 9.3 blobs i had before upgrading, good job guys, seeing forward to this

    • Amethyst

      Yo, Markus, I have an iPad 4 on iOS 10… As you know its one of only 2 32 bit devices to get ios10. As a result people like Luca”NoHelp”Todesco are leaving us in the dust. Obviously we will never have a jailbreak. Is there anyone working on a downgrade tool from iOS 10 below on 32 Bit devices? (iPhone 5, iPad 4)

      • Markus Le.

        actually this is happening, just be patient, the downgrade is coming! check the latest article discussing this!

      • Markus Le.

        actually this is happening, just be patient, the downgrade is coming! check the latest article discussing this!

      • Ryan

        Hi , follow up on this please 🙂 Ipad 4 user here stuck with ios 10 🙁

    • William B.

      I have an iPhone 4S on 9.3.5 with no blobs saved, can i downgrade to an IOS that is jailbreakable?

  • GUY

    I have an iPad 3 jail broken on iOS 8.1.2 , can I go to 9.3.5 then downgrade to 9.3.4?
    If yes how do I save these blobs or whatever should I save ?

    • Timothy

      No… You can only save the blobs for 9.3.4 while it’s being signed. That’s basically the entire point of Apple having iOS .ipa signing in the first place.

      • iH8Ra1n ✪

        .ipsw*

      • Timothy

        Whoops! Thanks. 🙂

  • Rob

    Got excited when I read the title. Slammed back down to earth when I read further and realised I’m one of the poor fools with my iPad stuck on 9.3.5 that didn’t think to save their blobs

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Unlucky!

    • Mustafa Içten

      GOT 9.2.1 blobs

      • Rob

        That’d work for you.
        I’m holding out hope for a FriedAppleTeam jailbreak

      • WindowsFan 2004

        I have got iPad 4 and downgraded to 10.3.1 to iOS 9.2.1 with blobs. What’s your ecid? Save 9.3.5 blobs and later trick alitek12. first enter ecid ifaith second modify blobs. Delete Apticket entry. And in YouTube go to iOS armv7 rerestore bug. And comment alitek12 with this Comment:
        I have got broken blobs. Ecid-Model-Version blob is broken Can You send me previous blobs?

      • Rob

        Thanks I’ve just looked at your comments on YouTube, I’ll have a go at that soon I hope it works for me too

  • gookpussywrecker –

    im on an ipad 2 32 bit on 9.3.2, i used the home depot semi untether a couple of weeks ago. now my ipad just keeps boot looping (restarting). Not sure what do to? i cant upgrade to 9.3.5… any suggestions?

    • Markus Le.

      The tool will save you too, if you have the shsh saved on your computer you can re-restore to 9.3.2 when we release the tool

      • gookpussywrecker –

        I dont have the shsh blob saved. when my ipad restarts, it sometimes will allow me to use the ipad for like 15 mins before it will restart randomly. when i try to use itunes, it doesnt recognize the ipad is plugged in. is there a way i can save the shsh?

      • Markus Le.

        use iFile or Filza and copy /System/Library/Caches/apticket.der to your computer

      • gookpussywrecker –

        so, i need to sideload the home depot jailbreak first, then use fileza. thanks bro

      • Gastiz

        Won’t he need the LLB blob too?

  • iH8Ra1n ✪

    I have 8.4 blobs! Can’t wait for that!

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Just use Odysseus then, if your device is 32-bit

      • iH8Ra1n ✪

        i don’t have a jailbreak

  • Alan Otelo M. Etó

    I have an iPhone 5 with iOS 9.3.1 and I want to jailbreak.
    Anyone know if is possible?

  • robonxt

    Nice! Does that mean that my iPhone 4S (which I have no blobs for) can be jailbreaked on a older version?

  • Omkar Nagnur

    So I have iPod 5g on 9.3.5 and no blobs. Can this tool work for me? Cause my concern is about not having blobs.

    • dkas2_oa1

      You can only downgrade to iOS 8.4.1 (Unfortunately no public jb) since Apple is still signing OTA blobs for it.

      • Omkar Nagnur

        good enough. less lag for my iPod then 🙂

  • Teerapat Tanthanasiwagul

    I have iOS 8.1.3 blobs. Will it work with this tool?

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      No, but Odysseus might, depending on your device.

  • cros107

    iPhone 4S, no blobs saved, what can I do?

    • Danskedanske

      🙁 just like me. unfortunately…nothing. blob is the only answer to downgrade firmware

      • cros107

        My friend told me that blobs automatically save if you have ever upgraded to another firmware, like 6 months ago I went from ios 6 to ios 9.2 or whatever, is it true that my blobs saved?

      • Danskedanske

        Definitely not true. You need tools to save shsh blobs and you need to do it manually while the firmware is still being signed

  • Even can be any old ios , so not really news 🙂

    • Mastix

      it is for 9.3.5 users

  • Zúbý Arórá

    i have a ipad mini 1st gen stuck on ios 9.3.5 which is really lagg need help downgrading as i havent saved any blobs.please tell me any solution.

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      No blobs, no solution I’m afraid. Save them in future.

      • Ivan Macinas

        What’s the best tool to save blobs?

    • Mustafa Içten

      my cousin’s ipad stuck at 9.3.5 and no blobs. I’m lucky now because I saved blobs when iOS 9.2.1 is signed. WHAT’S YOUR ECID

  • De Musicbox

    i have ipad 3 64gb wifi only now still on 7.1.2 but i wish to upgrade to 9.3.5 can i used this method to downgrade to 9.3.4 and settle with this jailbreak?

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Probably, but only if you have blobs for iOS 9.3.4.

  • Markus Le.

    Hey attention!
    The downgrade method we discovered is actually useable from ANY firmware as long as the target firmware is any 9.x version and you have blobs (aptickets) starting with ‘MIIKkj’ you’re good to go. I just tested it from 10.3 and 10.2.1 and got successfully back to 9.0 – Stay tuned!

    • Eduardo Gonzalez (KaiN)

      There’s still nothing to downgrade 9.3.5 to 9.3.4 without blobs? Or any info for Firmware Keys of 9.3.5? Sorry for my english!

  • etna jimenez

    I’m lost. I need help. I have been reading about jailbreaking an ios 9.3.5 on an ipad 2 32 bits. Now I know that, it’s impossible. So I need to downgrade it to an old version of ios to do the jailbreak… If I want the jailbreak, and this is a work for the university. But I can’t downgrade because I don’t have the blobs, so what can I do? somebody can give me an idea? I’m desperate.

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      You can’t do anything, you need blobs to downgrade.

  • ARASHI Funsho

    Hello, I have an iPad 2 wifi currently jailbroken on iOS 8.1.1 and I do not have any blobs saved. Can I use this process, upgrade to 9.3.5 and then downgrade to 9.3.4?

  • Олег Петрович

    Hello, I have an iPad 2,1 (wifi) on iOS 9.3.5 and also I’ve got blobs from iOS: 5.1.1, 6.1.3, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4.1. Can I downgrade to iOS 8.x.x or 6.x.x ?
    Thanx a Lot.

  • Sundeep Mehton

    “iOS 9.3.5 downgrade tool for 32-bit devices coming soon” ,
    can also help to downgrade iphone 4s ios 9.3.5 to ios 6.3.1

  • Rico De Leon

    I have an iPod touch 5th gen running on iOS 9.3.5 mostly i never save all of the 9.x.x SHSH blobs but I still have my old SHSH blobs which they are iOS 6.0.1-6.1.3 and iOS 7.0-7.1.2 . Do you guys think its still possible to downgrade on 7.x.x and 6.x.x??

  • Lim Hefan

    “An iPad Mini stuck on unjailbreakable 8.4.1 could restore to iOS 9.3.5, downgrade to iOS 9.3.2, jailbreak with Home Depot, and then use Odysseus to downgrade with blobs to a preferred lower firmware, such as iOS 7.1.2, and jailbreak with Pangu7.”

    How could we have the blobs fpr iOS 9.3.2 if we had update directly from iOS 8.4.1 to iOS 9.3.5? And we will never have a chance to downgrade to iOS 9.3.2 in this case?

  • Steve

    hi everyone
    I did the stupidest thing ever maybe one of your geniuses can help
    i just upgrade jailbroken mini ipad gen1 to 9.3.5 without saving blobs
    i had whatsapp on my ipad and cant get it to work now
    how can i retreive all my whatsapp info ….someone can help?
    thanks

  • FazlurRahman Syed

    Hi i have a Ipad Mini 1st gen on ios 9.3.5, will i be able to downgrade to ios 9.3.3 and lower?
    PS: What are blobs and how do i get them? Please answer iv been looking for a jailbreak FOREVER

  • crz6662

    What’s the word on this ? Had to restore a 4s on 9.1, and of course, iTunes upgraded the iOS to 9.3.5. The one version that can’t be jail broken. I really hate Apple sometimes….

  • Shubhav Vasisht

    Every single dev working out for the software, thank you , really …..
    i am fed up of ios 9.3.5 on iphone 4s
    i tried 100 ways to downgrade it to ios 7 but nothin worked ….
    Big Thank you to iDownloadblog and specially to alitek eecw and Trevor ….
    plz hit the release date

  • Mustafa Içten

    Lol I’m Downgraded To ios 10.3.1 to 9.2.1 iPad 4
    First I’m stuck ios 10.3.1 I got answer from alitek12 and I have got 9.2.1 blobs from cydia. He sent me dropbox link. And Downloaded shsh blobs. And I’m on ios 9.2.1.

  • Mustafa Içten

    I have got blob starting with MIIKmTAL and changed tss to cydia and restore successful. If your blob starting with MIIKmTAL change to cydia server and restore.

  • Mustafa Içten

    OMG I FOUND 9.2.1 BLOBS

  • Mustafa Içten

    I accidentally saved 9.2.1 blobs. And later I had fun

  • WindowsFan 2004

    i have got blob starting with MIIKmTAL. When I restore with apple server
    error When I downgrade with cydia server it restores.

  • William B.

    is this IPA an app to semi thethered jailbreak for IOS 9.3.5?

    • WindowsFan 2004

      yes. Home depot I jailbroken it but it works on your iphone 9.3.5. I hate the guys who says no jailbreak. Don’t worry link works and works on iphone 4s

      • William B.

        I have tested it but the app simply does nothing… In the Github from the developer, it says that exploit isn’t implemented yet :/

  • WindowsFan 2004

    There isn’t odysseusota3. I want odysseusota3 for downgrade 9.3.5 to 9.2.1. I saved blobs but odysseusota3 for who can’t saved 9 blobs except 9.3.5. Release odysseusota3 for stuck devices 9.3.5.

  • WindowsFan 2004

    I will create custom ipsw without blobs who has got ipad 2 3 and iphone 4s. 9.2.1. iPad mini also works.

  • Sebastián Viqueira

    can i downgrade ipad mini on 9.3.5

  • Mukhtar Ahmad Muhammadi

    Im on ios 9.3.5 could i downgrade to 8 verion long time it has been there is no jailbreak for ios 9.3.5

  • Aayush Gaire

    Anyone can tell me how to download jailbreak iOS 9.3.5 on iPhone 4s

    • crz6662

      Can’t be done. Wish it could as I was forced to restore my 4s and am now stuck on 9.3.5 also. Latest jailbreak is only up to 9.3.4 for the 4s.

  • Soon?

  • Akash Barua

    I have a ipad mini 1at gen and I stuck on IOS 9.3.5, I would like to downgrade to ios 6……will it be possible? And unfortunately I have no previous blobs saved.

  • Петър Ангелов

    Hello! Is there any chance to downgrade iPad mini (2,5) from 9.3.5 to iOS 6, 7 or 8?