iOS 10.3.2 Jailbreak Preparation Guide: Safest Approach in Case No Exploit Tool Gets Released

By C. de Lacy / 2017.05.15

At the rate of how painfully slow and uneventful, the jailbreaking community is progressing for iOS 10, believing the rumors about hackers like Pangu, surfacing to save the day is becoming less convincing by the minute. However, there's no harm in preparing in case somebody actually managed to crack Apple's mobile operating system and here's how to properly prepare for it.

Those who are still using lower versions of iOS might choose to keep their current operating system, but to some, this isn't a viable option, especially the fact that more and more people get to learn their way in duping unaware users into getting hacked, infected and worse, scammed. Updating to the latest version of iOS always ensures that the chances of this, happening, is minimized, but with the risk of losing the chance to roll back in case a jailbreak tool is released.

Upon several methods on the internet, one of the most common and, in fact, the most important step in preparing for such situation, is by backing up SHSH2 Blobs. The entire process could seem confusing, especially to some inexperienced users, but carefully following the rules may actually more beneficial.

SHSH2 Blobs, in simpler terms, is a file that saves the current firmware with a particular iPhone or iPad model. With Apple's knack of stopping signing older versions of firmware, the only way to properly rollback to a previous firmware version is manually saving the SHSH2 Blobs.

The process used to be complex, but thanks to Gadget Hacks, an easy step-by-step guide can be followed in order to successfully save SHSH2 Blobs without any big risks of bricking the phone at all. The following steps can be done once the device is connected to the computer with iTunes app opened.

Step 1: Acquire the ECID and Model Identifier by clicking the serial number in the general info tab in iTunes. Several clicks might be needed to be done to show the ECID. The same steps apply with the model identifier. Save this information somewhere like a notepad txt file.

Step 2: Convert the ECID into hexadecimal for optimal SHSH2 Blob extraction. This can be easily done through this link.

Step 3: The final step involves entering the hexadecimal conversion of the ECID along with the model identifier through 1Conan's TSS saver. After a few minutes, the site will be able to save the ECID and the user can download it manually once the pop-up screen appears, which links to the file.

Through this steps, users can safely update to any version of iOS and can easily downgrade back to an older firmware without the worry of Apple, not signing it. It is highly recommended to backup every firmware with each update to ensure that all jailbreak tool release possibilities are covered.

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