Downgrade iOS 13.5.1 To Jailbreak iOS 13.5 While Apple Is Still Signing The Firmware
You can now downgrade iOS 13.5.1 to jailbreak iOS 13.5 while Apple is still signing the firmware. Here are the details on this.
Apple today released iOS 13.5.1 and it seems to have one sole reason to exist – to fix a security hole that allowed users to jailbreak following the recent release of a refreshed unc0ver update. But the good news is that Apple is still – for now at least – continuing to sign iOS 13.5.
That means that everyone who wants to download the update and then jailbreak can do exactly that. And we’d suggest doing that if you’re someone who has accidentally updated to iOS 13.5.1 but might also want to jailbreak in the future.
Here’s what you need to do if you want to downgrade. And you’re probably going to need to do it soon, too. Apple will likely stop signing iOS 13.5 within days, if not hours.
Step 1: You will need to have the latest version of iTunes installed on your PC or Mac. If you are using a Mac running the latest version of macOS, macOS Catalina or later, you don’t need to worry – the Finder contains everything that you need.
Step 2: You will also need to have the required IPSW file for iOS 13.5 that has been compiled by Apple for your specific device from here. Don’t just grab the first file that you come across as this will likely be the incorrect one.
Step 3: The next stage in the process is to turn off the Find My service on your iPhone or iPad. To do this, head to Settings > iCloud > Find My and then flick the Find My iPhone / iPad switch to the Off position. You will be asked to provide the password for the associated Apple ID in order to verify the change.
Step 4: Make sure that your iPhone or iPad is connected to your PC or Mac. You will now need to put the device into DFU Mode before you can proceed. If you do not know what DFU mode is, or just need a little guidance, then check out the information below before continuing:
iPhone 8 / 8 Plus, iPhone X / XR / XS / XS Max / 11 / 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE, or 2018 iPad Pro owners can follow this guide.
If you have an iPhone 6s / 6s Plus or any other iPad, then follow the instructions here.
Step 5: Press and hold the Option key on a Mac or the Shift key on a PC, and click the Restore iPhone/iPad option that shows up in iTunes or Finder. This will produce a new window that allows you to pick the IPSW file that you downloaded earlier. Select the iOS/iPadOS 13.5 file that will be saved on your machine.
Step 6: iTunes/Finder will now go about its business and will downgrade the firmware on your device to iOS/iPadOS 13.5 as per the IPSW file passed into it. The device may reboot a few times during that process, but that’s normal and there’s no need to worry.
Once you’re done you can get back to jailbreaking!