Just this week, Hyperixa released a neat little app called IPSW, which could be used to see if a particular iPhone or iPad firmware version was being signed by Apple at the time of checking. The IPSW app was first made available for jailbroken iPhones and iPads via package managers such as Cydia, Sileo, and Zebra.
Interestingly, Hyperixa also developed a version of the IPSW app for non-jailbroken (jailed) iPhones and iPads, which is arguably more essential as those who aren’t already jailbroken and are waiting to pounce on a jailbreakable firmware are likely monitoring the signing statuses of iPhone and iPad firmware more stringently than those already feeling exceptionally comfortable on jailbroken firmware.
IPSW lets you effortlessly see if a firmware is still being signed by Apple’s signing servers, which indicates whether it can be readily downgraded to, restored to, or upgraded to, depending on your device’s current firmware version and the signing situation tied to your setup. The app’s user experience is very similar to the dedicated IPSW.me website that we often advocate for in our firmware unsigned notification posts.
Hyperixa’s IPSW app obviously isn’t available to download via the App Store, but the .ipa file can be sideloaded onto both jailbroken and non-jailbroken iPhones or iPads with either AltStore & AltServer or Sideloady, whichever you prefer more.
The sideloaded edition of the app works exactly like the version that can be installed on a jailbroken device via a package manager app. It provides all the same features, such as:
- View what firmware(s) are signed for any iPhone or iPad device
- View what firmware(s) are signed for the device you’re currently using
- Filter between iPhone and iPad device types in the device menu
- Save specific platforms as your favorites for closer monitoring
- View OTA and beta firmware signing statuses
- And more…
While the jailbroken edition of IPSW is available in the Hyperixa repository via a package manager app, those who aren’t jailbroken can head over to Hyperixa’s dedicated web page to download the .ipa file for sideloading. Whether you’re using AltStore & AltServer or Sideloady to install the IPSW .ipa file, we have dedicated tutorials showing you how to sideload apps below:
Do you plan to use IPSW on your jailbroken or non-jailbroken iPhone or iPad? We’d love to know in the comments section down below.