New IPSW app by Hyperixa lets jailbreakers learn which firmware is signed for their device

One thing jailbreakers and jailbreak hopefuls must pay close attention to is their handset’s firmware. Apple intently unsigns older versions of iOS and iPadOS to prevent users from downgrading to them from newer versions — an effort that makes jailbreaking more difficult as Apple pushes software updates frequently to patch the bugs and exploits used by jailbreak tools.

At iDownloadBlog, we’ve long advocated for the use of to check which version(s) of iOS and/or iPadOS are being signed, but Hyperixa is out now with a new app for jailbroken handsets dubbed IPSW that lets you quickly and easily see which firmware version(s) are being signed for your (or another) device.

Once installed, you can launch the app and begin tapping on the device type you’re curious about to learn what version(s) of iOS or iPadOS are or aren’t being signed for that particular device.

The IPSW app is fast, user-friendly, and elegantly designed using a native app UI rather than a web page, so users will find navigating it to be both easy and elegant.

Anyone who has used the website before should find that the IPSW app by Hyperixa brings a familiar user interface with the ability to quickly and easily find out if a firmware is being signed for any device or not.

IPSW is available as a free download from Hyperixa’s repository via any of the major package manager apps and supports jailbroken iOS 14 devices. Anyone who isn’t already taking advantage of Hyperixa’s repository can add it to their package manager app of choice by using the URL provided below:

Do you have any plans to use the IPSW app, or will you continue using websites like instead? Be sure to let us know in the comments section down below.