Downgrade iOS 10.2 / 10.2.1 to iOS 10.1.1 – Potential Jailbreak!

Ensuing my latest video discussing the possibility of being able to jailbreak iOS 10.1.1 using a new “technical” jailbreak (it’s not a full-fledged utility, yet), I opted to create this complete iOS 10.2.x downgrade tutorial for those of you who want to improve your chances of jailbreaking! If you happened to update to iOS 10.2 or 10.2.1 beta 1, it’s not too late to roll back to iOS 10.1.1 to ensure that you’re covered if/when a public iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak drops (so long as you take advantage of this tutorial before Apple stops signing iOS 10.1.1).

iOS 10.2.x Downgrade: Full Disclosure

iOS 10 Downgrade
Important: While you’ll retain all app data, your text messages and non-iCloud saved notes will be deleted from your device, which is better than the alternative (having to restore from your last iOS 10.1.1 backup, chances are good you don’t even have one).

With that said, let’s proceed with this incredibly simple downgrade method to get you back to iOS 10.1.1 with will allow the possibility of potentially being able to jailbreak!

Steps to Downgrade from iOS 10.2 to iOS 10.1.1

Downgrade iOS 10.2.1 to 10.1.1


1. Obtain your devices corresponding iOS 10.1.1 IPSW via this service (ensure it’s the 14B100 build).

Note: If you’re at all confused, I highlight how to identify and download your iPhone, iPad or iPod’s iOS 10.1.1 IPSW in the above video.

2. Plug your device into your computer via a USB cable, launch iTunes (make sure it’s the latest version), and navigate to the primary device screen inside of iTunes.

3. Hold the Option (alt) key on Mac OS X or the Shift key on Windows and left click “Check for Update”. Point the popup window at your device’s iOS 10.1.1 IPSW; downloaded in the first step.

4. Refrain from interacting with your device until you receive the “Update Completed” notice. If you have a passcode, enter it and wait for the on-device consolidation to occur. After that, you’ll be on iOS 10.1.1!


That’s it, seriously! It only takes four steps to downgrade from iOS 10.2.1 or 10.2 to iOS 10.1.1. Watch the above video for a complete walkthrough.

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  • Justme1976

    I’m on a phone 6 jailbroke on iOS 9.3.3, should I upgrade to 10.1.1, where did you get your info on the 10.1.1 jailbreake I mean if the jailbreake teams are so secretive and never give dates or plans for jailbreakes ywhy has this potential jailbreake been leaked and how was this information found out?????!

    • Martin

      I would not recommend upgrading to 10.1.1 as at this time there is no definitive answer a Jailbreak will be released. However key kernal vulnerabilities have been released which are required by a Jailbreak team such as Pangu, TaiG etc. to compile in a program for the public to execute on their devices. The vulnerabilities found are only compatible with 64 bit architecture devises and it is also to note that once apple stops signing 10.1.1 that you will no longer be able to update. So keeping this in mind you can update to be on the latest firmware with bug fixes (10.1.1) however a jailbreak may not be released which would lead to the 2nd option stay on your current jailbreak firmware until a jailbreak on a firmware being signed is released.

    • dagob

      That’s a good question! And I bet this is all bulls*&^%, they have no news anymore and try to fill empty space with this no source information! I’m also on 9.3 waiting for a jailbreak upgrade since then which never came.

  • Brody Morse

    I have attempted to down grade my 5c multiple times now it ends up in the connect to itunes state and i have to factory reset the phone using itunes from my computer please help

    • Martin

      Have you attempted to restore to 10.1.1 (14B150 build)? In the description of the tutorial it states to ensure its (14B100 build) but this is not the case as both build (14B150) and (14B100) use the same kernals and would not affect the jailbreak presuming one is released. I would recommend trying to restore with the latest build (14B150). Best of luck restoring and I hope this resolves your issue occurring.