Apple stops signing iOS 11.2.6, blocks restore to iOS 11.1.2

Just like all other previous versions, it’s time to bid farewell to iOS 11.2.6. Here’s what this means for the average jailbreaker.

iOS 11.2.6 is no longer signed

Apple has just stopped signing iOS 11.2.6 for all Apple devices except for iPad mini 2. This move was long coming now that iOS 11.3 final version is released.

As iOS 11.2.6 is no longer signed, users can no longer downgrade to that version.

Moreover, all saved SHSH Blobs for iOS 11 are now useless as upgrades to jailbroken versions is no longer possible with FutureRestore restore tool.

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For those who don’t know, all upgrades from iOS 10 to iOS 11 relied on iOS 11.2.6, whose SEP was compatible with iOS 11.1.2.

According to several trusted users, all restores performed with SHSH Blobs from iOS 10 to 11 failed. This is indicative of SEP incompatibility.

What’s the best course of action now?

If you are on iOS 11.2.6 or below versions, stay there and wait for a jailbreak.

Unfortunately, iOS 11.3 is the only option right now for those who missed the iOS 11.2.6 train.

Don’t get your hopes up just yet. None of these versions will get a jailbreak for a long time.

I believe the current jailbreak cycle is pretty much over with no updates coming from Saurik or any other reputed developer.

iOS 11.3 firmware

With that said, I would still recommend staying on iOS 11.2.6 as the lower version is generally considered better.

Just as a heads up, none of the tutorials given below will work from now on –

Which version will you stay on and why? Leave your replies in the comments below.

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  1. Rob Turner April 9, 2018
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