The team announced that works on downgrades, which allows 32-bit devices to downgrade from iOS 9.3.5 on earlier versions of iOS 9. This is great news for their owners, as these devices don’t support updating to iOS 10 and stuck on iOS 9.3.5, for which a jailbreak has not been released.
A tool that developers alitek12 and Thmitt, will return to the firmware that can be jailbreak, can install a more recent version of the operating system or recover from a failed jailbreak. As proof, they published photos of the iPhone 4s, which worked on iOS 9.3.5 and fell back to 9.0.2.
However, this method has its drawbacks. To install the firmware only if you have saved SHSH certificates. In addition, a downgrade is available for 32-bit devices that have not upgraded to iOS 10, that is, for the iPhone 5s and older models, it is not suitable.
downgrade iPhone 4s from iOS 9.3.5 on 9.0.2
Examples of usage of the utility:
- Users of iPad 2 with iOS 9.3.5 can go back to iOS 9.3.4, and use the first version of Home Depot.
- IPhone 5 with iOS 9.3.5 can revert to iOS 9.0.2 and use jailbreak Pangu9.
- iPhone 4s on iOS 9.2 to upgrade to iOS 9.3.5, then go back to iOS 9.3.4 and use jailbreak c the Home Depot. This option allows you to upgrade to a firmware with jailbreak without getting stuck on iOS 9.3.5.
- iPad mini stuck on 8.4.1 without jailbreak can update to iOS 9.3.5, to go back to iOS 9.3.2 and use jailbreak Home Depot, and then use Odysseus to return to an earlier firmware (e.g. iOS 7.1.2) and use the jailbreak Pangu7.
The developers alitek12 and Thmitt promise to open access downgrade “soon”. The exact date of release have not been named.