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
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
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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iOS 10 Default Wallpaper
For those of you who want the iOS 10 wallpaper, you can find a copy embedded below.