Just a week after iOS 15.6.1 was released to all users, Apple stopped signing iOS 15.6. As a result, users can no longer downgrade iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch software from iOS 15.6.1 to iOS 15.6. This has a direct impact on users expecting jailbreak tools.
iOS 15.6.1 was released on August 17 with general bug fixes and performance improvements. Apple also fixed two major security vulnerabilities with the update. Both vulnerabilities allowed applications to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges without user consent.
As for iOS 15.6, the update was released on July 20 with an option that allows users to pause or rewind a live sports game in the Apple TV app. The update also includes bug fixes and security improvements. This is the main reason why Apple does not allow users to downgrade their devices, as older versions of iOS are more susceptible to security vulnerabilities.
The older version of iOS 15.6.1 is no longer possible
Those who jailbreak their iPhones and iPads often use iOS rollback. Earlier this month, the Odyssey Team group announced that it has been working on the first jailbreak tool for devices running iOS 15. However, due to how strong the system’s protections have become, this tool will only work with versions of iOS 15. iOS 15.0 to iOS. 15.1.1.
The developers behind the jailbreak tool have said that they have been working on expanding support for versions up to iOS 15.4.1, but this will take even longer. Of course, if you’ve updated your device to iOS 15.6.1, there’s no way to go back to those versions.
Sometimes restoring an Apple device to a previous version of iOS can also be helpful for users who are experiencing major errors after updating to the latest version of iOS.
Unfortunately, if you’ve had any issues with iOS 15.6.1, you’ll now have to wait until a future update instead of switching to iOS 15.6. Right now, Apple has been working on the beta version of iOS 16, which is expected to be available to the public next month.
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