Apple has stopped signing iOS 14.5.1 today. This is an update released in early May with important security fixes. This means that users who have updated their device to iOS 14.6 or iOS 14.7 Beta will not be able to downgrade to iOS 14.5.1.
iOS 14.5.1 Released on May 3rd, it fixes a bug where some users wouldn’t see the App Tracking Transparency prompt. In addition, this update patches WebKit security breaches, allowing attackers to use malicious web content to execute arbitrary code. Currently iOS 14.5.1 is not signed by Apple.
This is last week iOS 14.6 released, Apple Card family, new features for AirTag users, Shazam’s App Clip, initial support for Apple Music Lossless, and more. Apple is also testing iOS 14.7Currently available as a beta version for registered developers and users. Apple Beta Software Program.
Reverting to an older iOS build is often used by jailbreakers of the iPhone. Restoring your iPhone or iPad to an earlier version of iOS may also be useful for users who have serious bugs after upgrading to the latest version of iOS. Unfortunately, if you have a serious problem with iOS 14.6, you should wait for a future update instead of downgrading to iOS 14.5.1.
The only downgrade available at this time is from iOS 14.7 Beta to iOS 14.6. Both iOS 14.6 and iOS 14.7 could be the last major update to iOS 14 before iOS 15 was announced. WWDC 2021 next week.
This follows last week’s iOS 14.6 release, which brought Apple Card Family, new features for AirTag users, Shazam’s App Clip, initial support for Apple Music Lossless, and more. Apple is also testing iOS 14.7, which is currently available as a beta for developers and users registered in the Apple Beta Software Program.