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Apple servers currently signing older iOS updates, users able to downgrade from iOS 11

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Agustine, Jan 12, 2018 at 9:04 AM.

  1. Agustine

    Agustine Well-Known Member

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    Just came across this. Have no idea if it still works put it was posted on Jan. 10th so it might be a option for you Apple users :)

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    Interesting. I'm having a hard time wrapping my little brain around the strategy behind this. But then Apple hasn't exhibited a lot of stable strategy over the past year.
     
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    Must have been real short lived as they made changes. The strategy is by limiting the access you can't roll back and jailbreak it. To jailbreak iOS firmware Apple must be signing it with their servers when you jailbreak, as soon as that window closes no more jailbreaks on that version. Same way DJI doesn't let you roll back to a firmware that is vulnerable to manipulation. Even Autel does it for that matter.

    That is the site I use to determine what is currently being signed, here is a screenshot just now. Back to the way it was...

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    I can hear it coming from a cubicle at Apple now, "Oh S..t!"
     
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    Agustine Well-Known Member

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    For what its worth You can easily join the beta program and update to the latest beta, which is confirmed to work with starlink. Google search apple beta program.

    Apple Beta Software Program
     
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    If you do, be sure to do a fresh restore & install when it goes gold. Those beta's have a way of sticking in there if you just go over them with new firmware.
    I am waiting as I have 3 devices to choose from. I keep different apps on them for different aircraft.

    PS - you guys warm too? We are up to 60º here! Heading to the single digits tomorrow and heavy snow up to 16".
     
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    Agustine Well-Known Member

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    We had 38 F 2 days ago with 5-6 inches of snow and now we are back into this crap :(

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    We went from 61º to 32º in less than an hour yesterday. Freezing rain then 16" of fresh snow. It's a winter wonderland again.
     
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    I'm right between you guys with the same crap: we went from a long deep freeze, to 50F & rain on Friday, to snow & -2F tonight. A one day thaw & back to serious winter.

    The weather has been going to hell since Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement.
     
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    I'm gonna assume the climate thing is a joke as you know we don't get political here right? :cool:
     
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    Of course.
     
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    Awwww come on! "We don't get political here"???? But it's such a target rich environment these days. Ouch, my wife just smacked me upside the head
     
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    You are a wise leader, LuvMyTJ.
     
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