Published On: Fri, Dec 30th, 2016

Apple Patches Prometheus Tool Hack, Disables Unsigned iOS Downgrade / Upgrade

If you’re a jailbreak fan, we contingency be wakeful that when Apple stops signing a firmware, it is no longer probable to hillside or ascent to a specific iOS firmware. Moreover, if you’re following all a jailbreak news recently, iOS hacker ‘tihmstar’ announced that he will be releasing a apparatus by a name of Prometheus, that will concede users to hillside a iOS firmware. The apparatus has been expelled and can be downloaded. However, Apple has patched a Prometheus apparatus hack. So let’s find out what impact does it have on users who wish to hillside their iOS firmware in an try to possess a jailbroken status.

Prometheus Tool Hack Patched By Apple, Downgrading No Longer Possible?

Prometheus is a apparatus compulsory to hillside or ascent to a specific iOS firmware even when Apple stops signing it. If we consider we have a imagination and knowledge in a field, we should know that a routine is sincerely complex. It requires saved .shsh2 blobs and if we don’t have entrance to them, hillside is roughly unfit to achieve.

If you’re interested, a video next demonstrates a finish downgrading process.

Even nonetheless a Prometheus apparatus was available, several users on Reddit are stating that Apple has patched a hack. So what change does a patch move when regulating a Prometheus apparatus to downgrade? Well, when regulating a Prometheus tool, an blunder summary will be displayed citing that Apple’s TSS  server is down and a firmware can't be signed. Moreover, Apple’s TSS page is also displaying a “Server not ready” message. What this means is that Apple could be creation a compulsory changes to retard any attempts to hillside to iOS firmware regulating a Prometheus tool.

In further to this, non-jailbroken users are still means to refurbish their devices. This means that a company’s TSS servers are not indeed down though restraint a hillside attempts from Tihmstar’s tool. Apple is really manageable when it comes to patching hacks that bypass their platform. Seemingly, any loopholes in a iOS firmware are also patched eventually.

As for Tihmstar, he has nonetheless not responded to a patch, though we’re looking brazen to an central matter from a hacker. So be certain to stay tuned for that. As for now, have we downgraded to iOS 10.1.1 regulating a Prometheus tool? Has a patch blocked we from downgrading? Share your thoughts with us in a comments.

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