The signing window for iOS 10.3.1 could close any moment now, with iOS 10.3.2 released and iOS 10.3.3 in beta already, so this is your last chance to save your blobs for iOS 10.3.1, to upgrade to it from a lower firmware, or to downgrade to it from iOS 10.3.2+.

iOS 10.3.1 isn’t currently jailbroken, and being on that firmware is in no way a guarantee of a jailbreak. However, you never know what’ll happen, and there have been some stirrings, so act now! Take necessary precautions before signing ends.

Bugs are patched with every iOS release, and jailbreak tools do not generally support the current firmware anymore. Add to that a demo of an iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak, which could have been patched in iOS 10.3.2 (though perhaps not), and the many useful bugs patched in iOS 10.3.2, and users should consider a downgrade. As for saving .shsh2 blobs for 10.3.1, this is highly advisable while they are still available. These blobs will let our already jailbroken users use Prometheus to move to iOS 10.3.1 later, if a jailbreak is released.

For full information and advice on what to do on your device and iOS version, I recommend you read the relevant section in my comprehensive Can I Jailbreak guide. Whilst we won’t cover every device/firmware combination in this current article, I’ll also quickly go over your options below.

Saving .shsh2 blobs for iOS 10.3.1

Who should do this?

Absolutely everyone should do this, regardless of their plans. The blobs are easy to save, and you never know when or why you might need them. They will allow most already jailbroken users to move to 10.3.1 later if a newer jailbreak is released. This is valuable as it lets us not choose now between updating and losing our jailbreak, or waiting and missing the boat. We can have both! Save them now for iOS 10.3.1, and continue saving them in future for iOS 10.3.2+ too. This guide shows you how to easily save blobs. 32-bit device owners whose devices support iOS 10 can additionally save normal .shsh blobs with savethemblobs.

Downgrading to iOS 10.3.1 from a higher firmware

Who should do this?

Everyone on a firmware higher than iOS 10.3.1 should immediately downgrade to increase their chances of a jailbreak. In general, a lower firmware is always better if you want to be supported by a future jailbreak, and the rumours have indicated that firmwares higher than iOS 10.3.1 may not be supported. This guide shows you how to downgrade.

Upgrading to iOS 10.3.1 from a lower firmware

Who should do this?

This is a tricky one. Normally I’d advise staying on the lowest firmware possible, but this time around, some people should perhaps upgrade, though we can’t know for certain either way. For more discussion of your specific device/firmware, read the comprehensive Can I Jailbreak guide, but a rough summary might look like this:

  • All already jailbroken users – Do not upgrade
  • 32-bit unjailbroken users – Do not upgrade
  • 64-bit unjailbroken users – Consider upgrading to iOS 10.3.1 now

Already jailbroken users should not trade a certain something for an uncertain nothing, and some of them can go to 10.3.1 later with Prometheus anyway, if they save blobs now.

32-bit users will almost certainly not be supported by any upcoming jailbreak, and their devices don’t handle iOS 10 that well anyway, so their circumstances are improved by waiting on the lowest possible firmware for another tool.

64-bit unjailbroken users, such as iPhone 7(+) on iOS 10.2+, iPhone 6 on iOS 9.3.5, etc, should consider upgrading. As you don’t have a jailbreak already, you don’t have as much to lose by upgrading to iOS 10.3.1. As time goes on, a jailbreak for a firmware as low as iOS 9.3.5 or iOS 10.2 becomes less likely in comparison to a more recent one, and along with the rumours regarding iOS 10.3.1, it may be worth making the jump and waiting on iOS 10.3.1 instead. Remember, we can’t know for sure!

Signing for iOS 10.3.1 is expected to close very soon. After this time, you will not be able to save blobs for that firmware, nor will you be able to restore to it. If an iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak is released in a couple of months (unlikely, but you never know), you will be unable to downgrade to iOS 10.3.1 from iOS 10.3.2+ at that point, and unable to upgrade from <iOS 10.3.1 if you didn’t save blobs now.

If you are upgrading, download the iOS 10.3.1 IPSW now, and restore with it in iTunes. Check the jailbreak guide to decide whether or not to do so…

Don’t complain later that you thought it wouldn’t matter. Good luck!

  • Diego

    Finishing the iCloud backup in about a hour and updating to 10.3.1 my iPhone 7

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      What iOS are you on at the moment? Remember to save blobs as well!

      • Diego

        10.2
        Already saved ;D

      • Blacklight: Retribution

        I went from 10.2.1 to 10.3.1 on my iPhone 7 Plus.

  • Jason

    I saved 10.3.1 shsh I’m still onto 10.1.1 non-jailbreakable. I’m going to see how this 10.3.1 goes, if only jailbreak is out in time. I wouldn’t mind jailbreaking 10.1.1 all I know is still unstable. I wouldn’t know if it’s still stable now. Let’s wait and see what 10.3.1 brings us.

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Some people find 10.1.1 ok, with some Substrate tweaks like Order 65. If you’re not interested in that, then I guess we’ll have to see about 10.3.1…

      • Jason

        Right, I understand, if the 10.3.1 is somewhat a hoax or not, which I hope not, is there an easy guide to do without the 7 days signing without using the computer? I know there is one somewhere I want to find an easy way to do it in a quick way. I’m going to give the 10.1.1 a shot.

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        Extender: Reloaded is a legal and good way to avoid 7-day signing.

    • Austin

      I’m currently jailbroken on 10.1.1, there aren’t really any issues.. just some crashing here & there.

  • Austin

    In the zip i downloaded there is only one folder & it says noapnonce? aren’t there supposed to be other ones that say apnonce? am I doing something wrong?

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      There will only be apnonce folders if you specifically requested blobs with nonces. However, apnonce blobs are useless without collisions, so you’re fine. If you have a jailbreak currently, you want noapnonce only, so you’re doing nothing wrong. Make sure there’s an shsh2 blob in the folder, and you’re good to go!

  • Andrieux Querido

    So, my iPhone 7+ is on iOS 10.1.1, Should i go to iOS 10.3.1 or stay on iOS 10.1.1 ???

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Check out my jailbreak guide: ‘Can I Jailbreak?’ It depends on how stable you find 10.1.1. We have no concrete proof of a 10.3.1 jb at present. It’s up to you. It might be possible to move from 10.1.1 to 10.3.1 later if you save shsh2 blobs now, but I can’t promise…

  • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

    4:28, is that hours, days..?

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Just a stock image to show time running out. No one knows when signing will close, that’s why it’s important to act now. It normally closes 1-2 weeks after the next firmware is released (10.3.2 is already out), but it varies. It could close today or in a week, we don’t know, so act now!

  • Issa Assi

    I have iphone 7 and i am on ios 10.1.1 should i update to 10.3.1?

  • Gil

    my iPhone 6s is on 10.3, update to 10.3.1?

    • Ramon

      You can, rumored jailbreak tool supports 10.3-10.3.1, so in a way it will be better because you’ll get some minor bug fixes.

  • Joaquim Barbosa

    For 10.1.1 use mach_portal b3 from qwertyoruiop’s site. Install order 65 for stability, and use Extender: Reloaded to fix 7-day signing. Search Reddit for how to get them. Hope that helps!

    • Jason

      Thank you Joaquim!

      • Jason

        Ok, I have installed cydia, everything seemed to be working ok. I do have one problem, everything is fine with wifi, without wifi nothing works. I do have att. Nothing seem to be working without wifi, am I missing something? Something else need to be installed?

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        That is strange. It shouldn’t affect network connectivity. Try searching /r/jailbreak for your solution. Here is a possible thing, though there may be better ways:

        https://www.reddit.com/r/jailbreak/comments/67apcx/tutorial_how_to_jailbreak_iphone_7_iphone_7_ios/

        The data connectivity should be fixable. Let me know how it goes!

      • So Young

        Is Cellular Data issue affect just iPhone 7 users? I’m jailbrokden with yalu on a 6s+ since more than 3 months and never had any issues but yesterday for the first time I lost the data connection and I had to turn on and off airplane mode to resolve this. Maybe it was a real carrier issue, but still, I wonder.

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        The fact that it’s worked for so long for you makes me think it was a one off thing to do with your carrier, but who knows?

      • Jason

        I have jail broken iPhone for many years, I had no issues with other phones I had in the past. But this one did, I don’t know why. It’s not just me, I had tried everything. With airplane mode. All other such. I wouldn’t know. If it affected for iPhone 7, I took the risk of updating to 10.3.1. Joaquim may be right, who knows.

      • Jason

        Well, I have tried everything, I worked on it for couple of hours for a solution last night, I had it worked, then I left the house, noting worked, data,iMessage nothing. So I took the risk of updating to 10.3.1. I’m going to stay there for good. Unless if the rumors are true. If they’re releasing a jailbreak for 10.3.1. well, 10.1.1 had a good run, I have the shsh blobs for that. So it’s worthless now, here comes 10.3.1

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        Sorry it didn’t work out! Let’s hope for something on 10.3.1… install a tvOS beta profile to prevent accidental updates to 10.3.2.

      • Jason

        It happens, let’s hope something good!

      • Jason

        Oh I didn’t know about TvOS hmmm… I’m going to have to check that out.

      • Jason

        Joaquim, thanks for your help, I tried to give it a shot, and failed. Bummer.

  • So Young

    I think pengu won’t release any public jailbreak for 10.3.1 unless it works with 10.3.2 because if they wanted to release one, we probably get it already.

  • Saajid Hasan Rizvi

    UPDATE: iOS 10.1 and iOS 10.1.1 are no longer signed. Saving those blobs will no longer work, and you should not try to restore to them anymore.
    Whats the point of saving blobs if they cannot be restored once appe stops signing.Unless thts not a prometheus requirement.

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      This is about 10.3.1 and 10.3.2 mainly, 10.1 and 10.1.1 stopped being signed a long time ago. The point of saving blobs is so that if a tool is released in future, we can use the blobs to restore to the firmware that the tool is for. For example, I could use my 10.3.1 blobs to go from 10.2 to 10.3.1 if a jailbreak is released for 10.3.1, even after 10.3.1 is no longer signed.

  • busheikha

    Thanks I successfully Saved SHSH2 for ios 10.3.2 & ios 10.3.1 and currently on ios 10.2 jailbroken iPhone 6s plus I’ll wait and see if Pangu Release jailbreak or NOT

  • Ivan M. Burciaga

    missed it I’m only showing 10.3.2 on y iTunes! what can i do??? didn’t save blobs!

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Download the IPSW and manually restore to 10.3.1 by alt/shift-clicking “restore” in iTunes and manually selecting the IPSW you downloaded.

  • Ivan M. Burciaga

    I downloaded the IPSW for iOS10.3.1 from IDB… will that allow me to upgrade to 10.3.2 and then back to 10.3.1? or am I screwed???

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      You don’t need to go to 10.3.2 before going to 10.3.1. You don’t have to move to a firmware to save blobs for it, you can save blobs for all signed firmwares, regardless of your current firmware. Don’t move to iOS 10.3.2. Stay where you are and save blobs. 10.3.1 is still signed, but not for long…

  • Lakers Fan

    Where is a safe place to get order 65 from?

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      From the dev’s personal repo. Search /r/jailbreak for Order 66/Order 65 and his release posts will contain his repo.

  • Ivan M. Burciaga

    last night i stayed up freaking out for nothing I guess? I went to iOS 10.3.2 then finally found a way to go back to 10.3.1…. but now I’m wondering if I need to save blobs too? or just sit tight?

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Doesn’t hurt to save them, I would do it if you have time….