Apple stops signing iOS 14.1 – no more downgrades from iOS 14.2

Apple released iOS 14.2 less than a week ago and has finally stopped signing iOS 14.1 which means that users who want to downgrade, cannot do so anymore.

iOS 14.1 was released last month with support for 10-bit HDR playback for iPhone 8 and later, and a bunch of bug fixes. iOS 14.2 was just released a week ago with 100 new emojis, Shazam support in Control Center, redesigned media controls, new wallpapers, Dolby Atmos for HomePod, new wallpaper, people detection, and more.

Apple stops signing iOS 14.1, ceasing the possibility of downgrading from iOS 14.2

Now that iOS 14.1 is not being signed anymore, users cannot downgrade from iOS 14.2. While this has zero impact on most users, for users who are on a jailbroken iOS 14 device, it could block their path to go back in case new builds do not work with their jailbreak of choice. In case any breaking bugs are discovered in iOS 14.2, users are left with no choice but to stick with it until Apple provides a fix.

Apple has already started beta testing iOS 14.3 with developers. It has a bunch of new features including ProRAW format, cardio fitness and pregnancy tracking in Health app, PlayStation 5 DualSense controller support, notifications for firmware updates for HomeKit devices, and more. Some deep diving into iOS 14.3’s code has also revealed an icon which shows AirPods Studio headphones and reveals details about upcoming AirTags support in Find My app, along with support for third-party trackers like Tile. If you test out the new iOS 14.3 developer beta, you will be able to downgrade back to iOS 14.2 since it’s the latest stable release.

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