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Apple Stops Signing iOS 13.7 After Releasing iOS 14, Downgrading No Longer Possible

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Following the release of iOS 14 last Wednesday, Apple has stopped signing iOS 13.7, which means downgrading to iOS 13 after upgrading to iOS 14 is no longer possible.


Apple routinely stops signing older versions of software updates after new releases come out in order to encourage customers to keep their operating systems up to date.

As of Monday, iOS 14 was installed on approximately 26 percent of active iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, and earlier today, the first jailbreak for iOS 14 devices was released. The jailbreak only works with devices that have an A9 chip and earlier because of new security mitigations put in place by Apple.

iOS 14 is the current publicly available version of iOS that people can download, but there's also a version of iOS 14.2 that has been provided to developers and public beta testers. iOS 14.2 introduces a new Shazam Music Recognition feature for the Control Center, while also bringing some other Apple Music-related Control Center tweaks.

Article Link: Apple Stops Signing iOS 13.7 After Releasing iOS 14, Downgrading No Longer Possible
 

katbel

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This is very bad : so many issues still to fix, but I guess someone didn't like
they only had 25% of people jumping in!
 
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Shirasaki

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it really is annoying when apple stops signing older IOS.

they don't give a way to turn off notifications. so most people give in to updating their iOS. which many times has problems.
In corporate environment, upgrading software blindly is asking for trouble. I wish Apple had options to at least defer upgrades for a while.
Now with that new “auto download” toggle, let me see how it pans out.
 

EdT

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In corporate environment, upgrading software blindly is asking for trouble. I wish Apple had options to at least defer upgrades for a while.
Now with that new “auto download” toggle, let me see how it pans out.

I only charge my iPad when I am at home and awake. The OS won't update if the iPad isn't plugged in, and it notifies me when it is going to update so I can put the download off and not plug it in. Lots of hoops to jump through to stop something from happening but I want to know that the system is stable before I commit to something I can't reverse.
 

az431

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I only charge my iPad when I am at home and awake. The OS won't update if the iPad isn't plugged in, and it notifies me when it is going to update so I can put the download off and not plug it in. Lots of hoops to jump through to stop something from happening but I want to know that the system is stable before I commit to something I can't reverse.

or you can just flip the toggle to disable automatic updates...
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wow that was fast. usually major updates remain open for a couple weeks

not true
 

onlyremainingname

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To those that have upgraded, what are your thoughts on iOS 14? I have the second gen SE on iOS 13.7. I have almost never done a major iOS upgrade on an iPhone in the year it is announced. Are there any features ditched in iOS 14? Any major bug issues?
 
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