Hyperixa launched a neat little app known as IPSW, which may very well be used to see if a specific iPhone or iPad firmware model was being signed by Apple on the time of checking. The IPSW app was first made obtainable for jailbroken iPhones and iPads by way of bundle managers comparable to Cydia, Sileo, and Zebra.
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Apparently, Hyperixa additionally developed a model of the IPSW app for non-jailbroken (jailed) iPhones and iPads, which is arguably extra important as those that aren’t already jailbroken and are ready to pounce on a jailbreakable firmware are probably monitoring the signing statuses of iPhone and iPad firmware extra stringently than these already feeling exceptionally comfy on jailbroken firmware.
IPSW enables you to effortlessly see if a firmware continues to be being signed by Apple’s signing servers, which signifies whether or not it may be readily downgraded to, restored to, or upgraded to, relying in your machine’s present firmware model and the signing scenario tied to your setup. The app’s consumer expertise is similar to the devoted IPSW.me web site that we frequently advocate for in our firmware unsigned notification posts.
Hyperixa’s IPSW app clearly isn’t obtainable to obtain by way of the App Retailer, however the .ipa file may be sideloaded onto each jailbroken and non-jailbroken iPhones or iPads with both AltStore & AltServer or Sideloady, whichever you favor extra.
The sideloaded version of the app works precisely just like the model that may be put in on a jailbroken machine by way of a bundle supervisor app. It supplies all the identical options, comparable to:
- View what firmware(s) are signed for any iPhone or iPad machine
- View what firmware(s) are signed for the machine you’re presently utilizing
- Filter between iPhone and iPad machine sorts within the machine menu
- Save particular platforms as your favorites for nearer monitoring
- View OTA and beta firmware signing statuses
- And extra…
Whereas the jailbroken version of IPSW is offered within the Hyperixa repository by way of a bundle supervisor app, those that aren’t jailbroken can head over to Hyperixa’s devoted net web page to obtain the .ipa file for sideloading.