Downgrade iOS 12.1.3 or iOS 12.1.4 Downgrade to iOS 12.1.2 beta or 12.1.1 beta 3 and Jailbreak Update – As the iOS 12.1.2 jailbreak approaches, we’re going to show you how to downgrade from iOS 12.1.3 or iOS 12.1.4 to a beta that should be supported by the jailbreak. How does this help? The jailbreak will only support up to iOS 12.1.2, the public version of which is no longer being signed by Apple. However thanks to some sleuths on the internet, we know that Apple is currently signing select betas of firmwares that fall within the supported umbrella of the next jailbreak. To improve your odds of being able to jailbreak, today we’ll show you how to downgrade to iOS 12.1.1 beta 3.
Which iDevices can Downgrade iOS 12.1.4 – 12.1.3?
The following devices are all able to revert back to iOS 12.1.1 beta from iOS 12.1.3 or iOS 12.1.3:
- iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, iPhone X, 8 Pus, 8, 7 Plus, 7, SE, 6S Plus, 6S, 6 Plus, 6, and iPhone 5S
- iPad Air 2, Air 1st-gen, and the 5th-gen iPad
- iPad Mini 4, 3, and 2
- iPad Pro: all models
- iPod Touch 6th-gen
Important Update (02-09-19)
Apple has stopped singing iOS 12.1.2 beta, however the company is still signing iOS 12.1.1 beta 3! Hurry and downgrade iOS 12.1.4 or iOS 12.1.3 before it’s too late.
It’s imperative to mention that downgrades are only possible if Apple is still signing the target firmware (being 12.1.1 beta 3). Because of a number of security checks iTunes performs when restoring a device, Apple has to give the “go ahead” on their remote servers before the downgrade initiates. In other words, this guide will expire and will no longer function once Apple stops signing the two aforementioned beta versions of 12.1.x; it’s only a matter of time.
Downgrading and your Data
Note: not all data will remain on your device when going back to 12.1.x. This is a deterrent measure implemented by Apple to prevent people from downgrading. Anything that’s not saved in iCloud will be lost. We suggest enabling Messages in iCloud, iCloud Photo library, and other iCloud services before the downgrade process.
Downgrade iOS 12.1.3 / 12.1.4 to 12.1.1 beta
Step 1. Download the 12.1.1 beta 3 IPSW and the latest version of iTunes from the download section listed below.
Note: After clicking the download, you must select the proper beta IPSW from the matrix. Look for the 12.1.1 beta 3 IPSW.
Step 2. Connect your iOS device to your computer via a USB cable. Launch iTunes and ensure it recognizes your device. If it doesn’t, you’ll need to establish a connection by tapping “Trust” on-device and “Continue” inside iTunes.
Step 3. Select the device section inside iTunes. Click “Check for Update” while holding the Shift key on Windows or the Option (alt) key on Mac. Select the iOS 12.1.x IPSW and click open. If you want the smoothest jailbreak however, simply hold down the same key and click “Restore” instead (just note if you choose this “Restore” option all data will be wiped).
Step 4. Sit back and let the process complete. iTunes will perform a number of verifications and checks with Apple’s servers. Once finished, you’ll need to follow the on-device prompts to setup your device.
Congratulations, the iOS 12.1.3 – iOS 12.1.4 downgrade iOS 12.1.1 beta process is complete! You’re now ready for an iOS 12 jailbreak, should one be released. Thank you for reading and stay tuned for more jailbreak updates. Follow us on social to stay in the loop (Twitter / Facebook).