Apple randomly signing iOS 6.0.x firmware, allowing users to downgrade and re-jailbreak [Update: Signing Window closed]

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We’ve some great news if you had accidentally upgraded your iOS device to iOS 6.1.3 or iOS 6.1.4 making it impossible to jailbreak your device due to the lack of a jailbreak.

Surenix, developer of the popular jailbreak themes and tweaks such as ayecon and atom has just discovered that Apple is randomly resigning some iOS 6.0.x firmware files.

He tweeted:

For example: Apple seems to be signing iOS 6.0, iOS 6.0.1 and iOS 6.0.2 firmware for iPhone 5. This means that you will be able to downgrade your device to that iOS 6.0.x firmware and re-jailbreak your device with evasi0n.

We’re seeing several reports on Twitter of users managing to successfully downgrade to iOS 6.0.x and re-jailbreak their device using evasi0n. Please note that downgrading to iOS 6.0.x will mean that you won’t be able to restore from your latest iOS 6.1.3/iOS 6.1.4 backup as it won’t be compatible, you will be able to restore from an older iOS 6.0.x backup, or set it up as a new device.

So head over to this link to find out, which firmware Apple is still signing, download the firmware and downgrade to that version using iTunes.

Update:

We’re back with some bad news, it looks like Apple has stopped signing the iOS firmware files again. iH8sn0w initially noticed that Apple was shutting down the signing window and it looks like Apple has stopped signing these iOS 6.0.x firmware files.

It looks like the signing window was open for just over 30 minutes. We hope some of you were lucky to downgrade back to iOS 6.0.x and re-jailbreak your device.

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