How to Downgrade iOS 12.4.1 to iOS 12.4 and Jailbreak – Today Apple patched the iOS 12.4 jailbreak by the releasing iOS 12.4.1. The new firmware closes the main jailbreak exploit, making it impossible to jailbreak iOS 12.4.1. The latest firmware that’s jailbreakable is iOS 12.4. If you updated to iOS 12.4.1, you may still be able to downgrade back to iOS 12.4 in hopes of jailbreaking… Just note that it’s incredibly time sensitive. Once Apple stops signing iOS 12.4, it will no longer be possible to downgrade!
Which iDevices can Downgrade iOS 12.4.1?
The following devices are all able to revert back to iOS 12.4 from iOS 12.4.1:
- 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
It’s imperative to mention that downgrades are only possible if Apple is still signing the target firmware (being 12.4). 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 12.4. 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 12.4 to 12.4.1 Steps
Step 1. Download the iOS 12.4 IPSW and the latest version of iTunes from the download section listed below.
Note: After clicking the download, you must select the proper IPSW for your device. Use the lookup tool on the left to help.
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 12.4 IPSW and click open. 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.
How to Jailbreak iOS 12.4
Congratulations, the iOS 12.4.1 downgrade to iOS 12.4 process is complete! You’re now ready to jailbreak. Click/tap here to jailbreak iOS 12.4. Thank you for reading and stay tuned for more jailbreak updates. Follow us on social to stay in the loop (Twitter / Facebook).