Apple Stops Signing iOS 14.4.1 After Releasing iOS 14.4.2 With Fix for Actively Exploited Security Vulnerability

Following the release of iOS 14.4.2 on March 26, Apple has stopped signing iOS 14.4.1, the previously available version of iOS 14. With iOS 14.4.1 no longer being signed, it is not possible to downgrade to iOS 14.4.1 from iOS 14.4.2 if you've already updated your iPhone or iPad.

iOS 14
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.

iOS 14.4.1 was a security update that addressed a WebKit vulnerability that could allow maliciously crafted web content to execute code. iOS 14.4.2 is also a security update that addresses a vulnerability where processing maliciously crafted web content could lead to universal cross site scripting.

Apple said that the vulnerability addressed in iOS 14.4.2 was actively exploited in the wild, so those who have not updated should do so.

iOS 14.4.2 is the current publicly available version of iOS that people can download, but Apple has also provided iOS 14.5 to developers and public beta testers for testing purposes. iOS 14.5 is one of the biggest updates to ‌‌iOS 14‌‌ to date, introducing a feature for unlocking an ‌‌iPhone‌‌ when wearing a mask with an Apple Watch, adding Dual-SIM 5G support, introducing compatibility with the latest gaming controllers, and more.

Top Rated Comments

TheWatchfulOne Avatar
9 months ago

How dare you disable my iPhone apps and tell me you love me!
When did they tell you they love you? They've never told me that. ?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
StyxMaker Avatar
9 months ago
If there is ever ONE Class Action lawsuit I want, it's suing Apple over this signing OS BS. How dare you disable my iPhone apps and tell me you love me! This is the biggest load of BS I've ever heard of legally. How can they get away with it? Yes, I'm still mad since the IOS 10/11 switch and the batterygate and I'm not going to get over it. Apple screwed me over on both of those and the grudge is still long lasting. Mainly because nobody has sued them over this and they're going to do it again. They'll at some point release the M128 chip and all your 64 bit apps will just disappear like Avengers Infinity War!
So sue them instead of waiting for some one else to do it.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BaltimoreMediaBlog Avatar
9 months ago
If there is ever ONE Class Action lawsuit I want, it's suing Apple over this signing OS BS. How dare you disable my iPhone apps and tell me you love me! This is the biggest load of BS I've ever heard of legally. How can they get away with it? Yes, I'm still mad since the IOS 10/11 switch and the batterygate and I'm not going to get over it. Apple screwed me over on both of those and the grudge is still long lasting. Mainly because nobody has sued them over this and they're going to do it again. They'll at some point release the M128 chip and all your 64 bit apps will just disappear like Avengers Infinity War!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
9 months ago

If there is ever ONE Class Action lawsuit I want, it's suing Apple over this signing OS BS. How dare you disable my iPhone apps and tell me you love me! This is the biggest load of BS I've ever heard of legally. How can they get away with it? Yes, I'm still mad since the IOS 10/11 switch and the batterygate and I'm not going to get over it. Apple screwed me over on both of those and the grudge is still long lasting. Mainly because nobody has sued them over this and they're going to do it again. They'll at some point release the M128 chip and all your 64 bit apps will just disappear like Avengers Infinity War!
They own the software. You do not. As such, they can stop signing any iOS release they want.

You claim to hate it so much and yet, you continue buying Apple products. It makes your claim rather hollow.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LeadingHeat Avatar
9 months ago

14.4.1 also addressed a security vulnerability just like 14.4.2
Ahh. Okay well then I stand corrected! Thank you!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Shirasaki Avatar
9 months ago

I thought Windows10 updates (spring update, fall update) were unavoidable. Sooner or later your PC updates to the latest build... Is there a way to prevent that?
Windows 10 enterprise can delay feature update for up to a year. LTSC can make sure your version will not receive any feature update requests, and will continue to receive security updates within 5 years. Sadly both are for business and enterprise market, so activation is going to be tricky. I’m a bit lucky so I take advantage of that.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Related Stories

iOS 14

Apple Stops Signing iOS 14.4.2 After Releasing iOS 14.5.1 With Fix for Actively Exploited Security Issues

Monday May 3, 2021 1:25 pm PDT by
Following today's release of iOS 14.5.1 and last week's release of iOS 14.5, Apple has stopped signing iOS 14.4.2, the previously available version of iOS 14 released on March 26. With iOS 14.4.2 no longer being signed, it is not possible to downgrade to iOS 14.4.2 from iOS 14.5 or iOS 14.5.1 if you've already updated your iPhone or iPad. Apple routinely stops signing older versions of...
maxresdefault

iOS 14.5 Will Reportedly Be Released Later Today [Update: It's Out Now]

Monday April 26, 2021 6:01 am PDT by
Update: iOS 14.5 is now available. Our full coverage: Apple Releases iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 With Apple Watch iPhone Unlocking, Dual-SIM 5G Support, Apple Maps Accident Crowdsourcing and Tons More How to Unlock Your iPhone With Your Apple Watch When Wearing a Mask Apple Releases watchOS 7.4 With iPhone Unlocking, Apple Fitness+ AirPlay 2 Support Apple Releases macOS Big Sur 11.3 With M1...
iOS 13

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

Tuesday September 22, 2020 4:15 pm PDT by
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...
iOS 13

Apple Stops Signing iOS 13.6.1 Following Release of iOS 13.7

Wednesday September 9, 2020 1:24 am PDT by
Following the release of iOS 13.7 on September 1, Apple has stopped signing 13.6.1, which means downgrading to that version is no longer possible. iOS 13.7 was a major update that rolled out a new Exposure Notifications System that doesn't require an app to be downloaded for the feature to be turned on. Apple routinely stops signing older versions of software updates after new releases...
iOS 14

Apple Releases iOS and iPadOS 14.4.2 to Fix Actively Exploited Security Vulnerability

Friday March 26, 2021 10:01 am PDT by
Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 14.4.2, minor security updates that come close to three weeks after the release of iOS/iPadOS 14.4.1 and more than a month after the iOS/iPadOS 14.4 updates. The iOS and iPadOS 14.4.2 updates can be downloaded for free and the software is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the new software, go to Settings >...
iOS 13

Apple Stops Signing iOS 13.5.1 Following Release of iOS 13.6

Wednesday July 22, 2020 4:58 pm PDT by
Following the release of iOS 13.6 on July 15, Apple has stopped signing iOS 13.5.1, which means downgrading to that version of iOS is no longer possible. iOS 13.5.1 was a security update that was released to address the vulnerability that allowed for the unc0ver jailbreaking tool that worked with many recent versions of iOS, including iOS 13.5. Apple routinely stops signing older versions ...
iOS 14 on iPhone feature emergency

Apple Won't Make You Upgrade to iOS 15 and Will Continue to Provide Security Updates for iOS 14

Monday June 7, 2021 12:27 pm PDT by
Apple plans to allow iPhone and iPad users to remain on iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 even after the launch of the iOS and iPadOS 15 updates, according to new details on the software pages for the new updates. iOS now offers a choice between two software update versions in the Settings app. You can update to the latest version of iOS 15 as soon as it's released for the latest features and most complete ...
iOS 13

Apple Stops Signing iOS 13.5 After Releasing iOS 13.5.1 With Jailbreak Patch

Monday June 8, 2020 3:10 pm PDT by
Following the release of iOS 13.5.1 on June 1, Apple has stopped signing iOS 13.5, which means downgrading to that version of iOS is no longer possible. iOS 13.5.1 included a fix for the vulnerability that enabled the unc0ver jailbreaking tool that was released on May 24. The unc0ver jailbreak was compatible with all versions of iOS up to iOS 13.5, but since it has been patched in iOS...
unc0ver version 6 release

Jailbreak Tool 'unc0ver' 6.0.0 Released With iOS 14.3 Compatibility

Sunday February 28, 2021 9:26 am PST by
The team behind the "unc0ver" jailbreaking tool for iOS has released version 6.0.0 of its software, which can allegedly be used to jailbreak any device running iOS 11.0 through iOS 14.3 using a kernel vulnerability. The unc0ver website describes how the tool has been extensively tested across a range of iOS devices running various software versions, including an iPhone 12 Pro Max running iOS ...
iOS 13

Apple Stops Signing iOS 13.6 Following Release of iOS 13.6.1

Wednesday August 19, 2020 3:15 pm PDT by
Following the release of iOS 13.6.1 on August 12, Apple has stopped signing iOS 13.6, which means downgrading to that version of iOS is no longer possible. iOS 13.6 was a major update that introduced Car Keys support Apple News audio, and other features. Apple routinely stops signing older versions of software updates after new releases come out in order to encourage customers to keep...