Apple Blocks iOS 11.2.5 Signing Window For Downgrades And Upgrades

It has finally happened. Apple kills signing of iOS 11.2.5 firmware, making it to iOS 11.2.6 downgrade impossible. As currently the only public firmware iOS 11.2.6 being signed for latest-generation iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Here’s what the closure of signing window for iOS 11.2.5 by Apple means for jailbreak users.

This essentially means that if you are on iOS 11.2.6, or any firmware below iOS 11.2.5, you can now no longer downgrade or upgrade to iOS 11.2.5. For example, if you are on iOS 11.1.2 jailbreakable firmware, you can only restore your device to iOS 11.2.6, rather iOS 11.2.5.

The signing or blocking of a signing window is usually important for jailbreak users because they literally rely on older firmware in order to keep their jailbreaks alive. In the context of iOS 11.2.5 though, it doesn’t really matter as there’s no public jailbreak available for that firmware. There’s either any known exploits or vulnerabilities out in public that could result in a jailbreak for iOS 11.2.5.

Although the only difference between iOS 11.2.5 and the latest, and currently the only signed firmware, for now, is that iOS 11.2.6 includes an important fix for an Indian character bug issue from the Telugu language which could result in devices go crashing or stuck in boot loop.

If you are currently on iOS 11.2.5, you’ll be better off by upgrading to iOS 11.2.6 as there is no significant advantage of sticking around on iOS 11.2.5. Neither, there is no ultimate jailbreak solution ready for that firmware as yet.

But again, if you are on anything less iOS 11.2.5, such as iOS 11.2.2 or iOS 11.1.2 or below, and you are caring about jailbreaking, then its better stay on those firmwares as iOS 11.2.2 and below have known vulnerabilities available which are exploited could result in a public jailbreak.

Note: iOS 11.1.2 and below have a stable jailbreak available in the form of Electra, so those lucky enough to be still on those firmwares may want to stay on them for now.

As soon as we get any information regarding iOS 11.2.6 jailbreak, we will continue to keep you updated on all things from the jailbreak community. Stay tuned to our coverage for more!

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