Updated to iOS 9.3.1 or 9.3 accidentally? Searching everywhere for a way to possibly downgrade iOS 9.3.1 to iOS 9.1 in order to jailbreak your device? Is that even possible now?
iOS 9.1 jailbreak Pangu release took nearly half a year since iOS 9.0.2 jailbreak and iOS 9.1 itself is already 6 months old. Every guide you see will probably urge you to stay with the older iOS as the jailbreak team tries to come up with a solution (for iPhone 6s, 6, 6s and 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone SE, iPad air 1, 2, iPad Pro, iPad mini 1, 2, 3, 4, all iPad models except the first generation, and iPod Touch 5th and 6th generation).
Downgrade iOS 9.3.1 to iOS 9.1 for Jailbreak
Well, as to your question, unfortunately it’s a no. It’s no longer possible to downgrade iOS 9.3 or iOS 9.3.1 to iOS 9.1 anymore. So, what else can you do?
So why can’t you install an older version of iOS? Apple has this rule that they have to sign your iOS via iTunes prior to installation (while iTunes is the only way to fully restore your device). So, when Apple stops signing for an iOS version, say iOS 9.1, no one will be able to install or downgrade to iOS 9.1 anymore as iTunes will always return an error (such as error 3194, 100, 1671, 53, 1, or 7) during the restoration process. This is how Apple forces its customers into using what they want you to use.
Apple will usually give a time frame of about two weeks after a new iOS version is released to allow people to downgrade to the previous iOS version (in this case iOS 9.3 Download or iOS 9.2.1) before they stop signing for them. So, the only downgrade available now is from iOS 9.3 or iOS 9.3.1 to iOS 9.2.1. Read more here about how to downgrade iOS 9.3 / 9.3.1 to iOS 9.2.1 (be noted that Apple is still signing at the date this post is written, the signing will soon be stopped).
As for iOS 9.1, Apple has stopped signing for it December last year. Theoretically, installing or downgrading to iOS 9.1 is no longer possible since the mentioned date.
What can I do now if I can’t downgrade iOS 9.3.1 to iOS 9.1
If you are using iOS version later than iOS 9.1, there is currently no way you can jailbreak your device as of now.
So, stop wasting your time trying to figure out a way to do that. It’s simply impossible. I know some of you may have been able to downgrade your devices during the iOS 7, 6, 5 era because of something called baseband. Well, baseband no longer exists now and the only way to secure a jailbreak for an older iOS version is by sticking to it.
Other than forcefully holding onto an older iOS in the hope of its jailbreak to be released sooner or later, there is nothing else we can do. For now, it’s best to downgrade iOS 9.3.1 to iOS 9.2.1 for your device to secure a jailbreak just in case if only the iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak is released in the near future.
We will keep you updated with all the jailbreak news and status updates in this post. Follow us and we will inform you as soon as iOS 9.2.1 or iOS 9.3.1 jailbreak is released. In the mean time, check out our guide on how to jailbreak iOS 9.1 with Pangu if you happen to have a device still running on iOS 9.1 (lucky for you).
Update 1: iOS 9.2.1 signing has been stopped. Downgrading from iOS 9.3 or iOS 9.3.1 to iOS 9.2.1 is no longer possible. Those who are still with iOS 9.2.1 are advised not to update to iOS 9.3.1 yet as a jailbreak is seen to be released any time soon.
Update 2: There are already a video posted by Lucas Tedesco about his successful jailbroken iOS 9.3.2 and 9.3.3 beta. But he isn’t planning to release the exploit to the public. More news can be followed up here: Downgrade iOS 9.3.2 to iOS 9.1 / 9.0.2 for Jailbreak.