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


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.


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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  • Ru1Sous4

    iPhone 5 its already close the 6.0.2 :x

    • Brack21

      I’ve gotten 6.0.1 on my phone, but the server keeps saying its down for activating. I should be good right, since I have 6.0.1 on my device right.

  • HellrideR

    Party’s over!

    • iPhoneHacks

      Yup, updated the post.

      • Fredrik Närstrand

        If i have a downloaded firmware before this “open window” that i used to jailbreak my phone, can i use the same firmware to downgrade my wifes phone?
        Why does it need to be signed?

  • P_NY

    iPhone 4S 6.0.1 is close

  • Alan

    Damn, i missed it :(

  • Carto-mom

    Iphone 4s 6.1.3 looks like it’s still open…maybe I”m not tech savvy enough to know its not? I’m going to try anyways.

    • iPhoneHacks

      That’s the latest iOS firmware for iPhone 4S, however you cannot jailbreak it.

      • Carto-mom

        damn. Thanks for the heads up. :( Any idea how to jail break 4s 6.1.3? redsnOw? Is it an ok program?

        • iPhoneHacks

          You can only jailbreak iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4 running iOS 6.1.3 currently.

          • carto-mom

            yeah I’ve read that, I was just wondering if there was a secret trick anywhere. :( I guess I’ll have to wait. Thanks for the info.

          • iPhoneHacks

            We would have told you if there was one :)

          • Jmdiaz25

            I have never heard of such a thing as a “secret trick” haha nice try though.

    • Jmdiaz25

      I have never heard of such a thing as a “secret trick” haha nice try though. I wouldn’t downgrade to 6.0.1. I rely way to much on my icloud backups. I’m on ios 7 beta 3 now and I like it so far. Way smoother than being on a jailbreak. Lately the phone wouldn’t stop crashing.

  • socheat

    how about iphone 4s 6.1.3 can downgrade to 6.0.1 or not? please help sir …..

    • iPhoneHacks

      No, Apple has stopped signing the firmware so it is not possible to downgrade now. It was possible briefly.

  • brack21

    I was able to load up 6.0.1 on my phone and had it loaded for a bit. I jailbroke it, then i had to reboot the phone, and now its in activation mode. It keeps saying server is down. I’ve been trying for about hour now. I should be okay right, since I’m on 6.0.1

    • bck2013

      Hi brack21 did they have 6.12 iPhone 5 GSM open thanks

      • Brack

        I’m not sure, I only had 6.0.1. It was up an running, then all of a sudden, the phone rebooted, and went into activation mode.

  • bck2013

    I missed it too. did they have 6.12 iPhone 5 GSM open thanks.

  • Gordii

    I was the lucky one that Got it it popped up on my twitter I was on 6.1.4 and I am on now 6.0.2 Thank you Jesus loll

    • Nhân Phan

      I’m a Catholic. What does Jesus have anything to do with this?

      • PimpDaddyWiteBoy

        What does your comment have to do wit anything

      • There is no God

        I’m an Atheist, What does religion have to do with this? infact… why is religion here? ahhh yeaahhh…. propaganda and mass control of the masses…and corruption on a mass scale.

    • l33tcharlie

      lucky Gordii

  • melcor

    Hello! Need help pls. on Iphone 4 stuck in connect to itunes after software update to 6.1.3 this morning, before it was 6.1.2 gsm 10B146. Restoring device using itunes failed many times. I don’t know what to do. Pls. advice. Thank you!

    • Fireknight25

      You could download the latest Sn0wbreeze. Run the program as an administrator. Instead of pushing the blue arrow to create a jailbroken firmware, click and run iREB on the upper left hand corner. Full the full instruction and once it is over. I would most likely by pass all the error when you need to restore the iphone 4 official firmware or sn0wbreeze firmware. It works for both. Remember you would only use ibooty for tether jailbroken firmware after restoring. It would give you the option in the computer folder once the Sn0wbreeze firmware is created. Good luck.

      • melcor

        Thanks Fireknight25, will try snowbreeze later. Hope this will work…

  • piszed off

    got real excited and then real pissed…wish this never popped up for me to see….jus sayin

  • iHack

    Why did apple start to randomly sign lower firmwares?

    P.S:Did they have one for iPod Touch 4g?

    • l33tcharlie

      must be one of their employees had find 6.1.3 without jb very troublesome… hahaha

  • James

    I was lucky. iPod touch 5g @6.0.1

    • abdullah575

      Me to iPhone 4S from iOS 6.1.3 to iOS 6.0.1 !!!

      • l33tcharlie

        how do you manage to downgraded to 6.0.1? i had been looking for ways…

        • abdullah575

          Put your device in DFU then restore iOS 6.x !!! HAVE FUN !!

          • Omeed Rock&Roll

            unlock again server apple??!!


    so i have 6.1.4 what can i do and it Signing Status can i downgrade it ?

  • Cecelia

    Does not work…false hope……I even paid for a jail break program based on this…more internet scams!!

    • RayZorPCS

      you paid for a jailbreak program?????? jailbreak software is free dude always has been.

      • guy

        yhea dont pay for that stuff

    • l33tcharlie

      never pay for anything especially jailbreaking tools… all scams

  • Steve

    Not important, switched to Samsung, i am sick of apple games

    • sir meow

      yeah because this article was written for you and you alone.

  • Gianca

    Does someone know how to restore an ipad 3 GSM running on 6.1.3? I’m stuck. After I try to restore, the apple sign shows up and error messages (-1). I think the baseband is not upgrading …

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  • l33tcharlie

    i got the news 2 hours later and by the time i finish downloading… its closed..

  • yasir ilyas

    please guide… apple allow ios versions update these days or not?
    because whenever i update my phone to any version it doesn’t work, it
    only accept factory activated ios 4.1. if anyone knows the issue than
    please tell me… thanks

    • GamingRoman

      What kind of iPhone do you have?

  • Rizky Briliantsyah Manurung

    It’s impossible to download firmware in less than 30 minutes..

    • Stoani

      You just had to save all SHSH’s for the versions apple was signing at this moment with iFaith or tinyumbrella, not restore to this firmware. And if you have a good internet connection it’s not impossible..

    • aa

      just download and save .ipsw file. if sign open, you can restore without download again.

  • snipey36

    God I hate apple now…just stop the jailbreak witchhunt already!

  • laffytaffy10m

    I was able to download iOS 6.0.1 for my iPod 4, but it didn’t have the check mark…will this effect my download?

  • Justin Gittings

    i got the 6.0.1 blob but ifaith says invalid blob do you think its a partial blob
    and redsn0w said it was valid and so did tiny umbrella but it wont downgrade