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iOS 8.1.1 firmware icon

If you haven’t updated to iOS 8.1.2 yet, it’s time you did as Apple is no longer signing the iOS 8.1.1 firmware. Those who are enjoying a jailbreak on their iOS 8.1.1 devices, should update to iOS 8.1.2 and use the TaiG 1.2 tool to jailbreak.

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It’s always better to be on the latest iOS firmware and there have been reports of Apple releasing another minor iOS 8.1.3 update. If you’re still on iOS 8.1.1 when iOS 8.1.3 is released and that patches the TaiG jailbreak, then you won’t be able to update to iOS 8.1.2. You’ll lose the jailbreak and will have to update to iOS 8.1.3. That’s not likely going to happen, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

You can update to iOS 8.1.2 using the OTA method from General>About>Software Update. However, we recommend that you download the iOS 8.1.2 IPSW file and do an update using iTunes. This is a much better method if you’re planning on jailbreaking using the TaiG 1.2 tool on Windows.

As we’ve been waiting for Apple to release iOS 8.2, another minor update iOS 8.1.2 was released instead. iOS 8.1.2 fixes a bug that caused ringtones downloaded from the iTunes Store to disappear for some users. Apart from that, there’s nothing new in this update.

Download iOS 8.1.2 links for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

iOS 8.1.2 has the build number 12B440 and is available as an OTA update from Settings>About>Software Update. You could also download the IPSW from the direct links below and upgrade via iTunes.

iOS 8.1.2 Download Links:

If you’ve been facing this ringtone issue, then you probably want to update to iOS 8.1.2. Don’t worry, it doesn’t patch the TaiG jailbreak. It has been confirmed that the iOS 8.1.2 firmware can be jailbroken using the TaiG tool, once it’s updated of course. iH8sn0w posted on Twitter that iOS 8.1.2 doesn’t patch the TaiG jailbreak.

ih8sn0w says iOS 8.1.2 is jailbreak friendly to taig

So yes, jailbreakers too can update to iOS 8.1.2 and not worry. iOS 8.1.2 is only available for iPhone 4s and later, iPad 2 and later and iPod Touch 5.

Will you be updating to iOS 8.1.2?

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iOS 8.1 no longer signed by apple

Folks, it is time to upgrade to iOS 8.1.1, because iOS 8.1 is no longer being signed by Apple. Why update when you can enjoy a jailbreak on iOS 8.1? Well, now that an iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak is also available, it is better to upgrade to the latest iOS firmware.

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Apple is now working on iOS 8.2 and it could be out any time in the coming days. Once it’s out, you cannot update to iOS 8.1.1 from iOS 8.1. Hence, it is better that you upgrade now and jailbreak iOS 8.1.1 using the newly released TaiG jailbreak. It has already been confirmed that the TaiG iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak is safe to use.

And although the TaiG jailbreak claims to work on iOS 8.2 beta, it has been giving errors to anyone who has tried. If Apple patches the TaiG jailbreak exploit on iOS 8.2 and you’re still on iOS 8.1, then you’ll have no other choice but to  give up on the jailbreak and update.

We recommend that you update to iOS 8.1.1 by doing a fresh restore and then jailbreak using the TaiG tool. You can follow our tutorial on how to jailbreak iOS 8.1.1.

downgrade iOS 8.1.1 to iOS 8.1

iOS 8.1.1 was released by Apple a few days ago and it kills the Pangu iOS 8 – 8.1 jailbreak. If you did update to iOS 8.1.1, but miss the jailbreak and all the awesome tweaks, then we have some good news for you. Apple is still signing iOS 8.1, which means you can downgrade from iOS 8.1.1 if you want the jailbreak back. Remember, Apple may stop signing iOS 8.1 anytime, so you better downgrade soon.

Downgrade iOS Firmware

The downgrade process is simple, if you follow our step-by-step tutorial. You’ll need to do a few things before you can downgrade. Firstly, download the iOS 8.1 IPSW for your iOS device from our downloads section. Next, perform a backup of your iOS device, just in case. Also, make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed.

How To Downgrade iOS 8.1.1 To iOS 8.1:

  • Connect your iOS 8.1.1 device to iTunes.
  • Select your device on iTunes and click on Restore iPhone/iPod/iPad while holding Shift on your Windows computer or Alt/Option key on Mac.
  • Browse to the location where you downloaded the iOS 8.1 IPSW and select it.
  • Choose Verify when a prompt appears and wait for the process to complete.

You should be on iOS 8.1 now and you can go ahead and jailbreak using the Pangu8 tool. Follow our tutorial on how to jailbreak iOS 8 – 8.1 on Mac, Windows.

iOS 8.2 beta for iphone, ipad, ipod touch

Apple has released the first beta of iOS 8.2 today, build number 12D436, available now for developers. The beta comes just a day after the iOS 8.1.1 public release, which brought performance and stability improvements to iPhone 4s and iPad 2 along with other bug fixes.

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iOS 8.2 beta 1 is mainly focused on developing apps and other goodies for the Apple Watch. The iOS 8.2 beta with WatchKit, which was also released today, can be used to develop apps, design actionable notifications, glances and other interface elements for the Watch.

We don’t know what else is new with the iOS 8.2 beta 1 other than WatchKit support, but we will be looking for all things new. Apple also released Xcode 6.2 beta today.

If you’re a developer, you can get the latest iOS 8.2 beta via over-the-air update or from Apple’s developer portal.

iOS 8.1.1 software update for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

Apple has released iOS 8.1.1 build 12B435 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad to the public this morning. The release comes about two weeks after Apple released iOS 8.1.1 beta 1 to developers. iOS 8.1.1 includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements for the iPhone 4s and the iPad 2. For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http:support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

iOS 8.1.1 software update for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

You can update to iOS 8.1.1 from Settings>General>Software Update. The over-the-air update weighs around 65 MB or you can download iOS 8.1.1 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad from the direct links:

Apple has also released a new software update for the Apple TV and OS X Yosemite 10.10.1.

Are you going to update to iOS 8.1.1? Let us know in the comments.

NOTE: iOS 8.1.1 blocks the Pangu jailbreak. DO NOT update to iOS 8.1.1 if you want to keep your jailbreak!

UPDATE #1: iOS 8.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak Shown In New Video

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iOS 8.1.1 beta 1 build 12b432 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

Apple has just seeded iOS 8.1.1 beta 1 (build 12B432) to registered developers for testing. iOS 8.1.1 beta 1 comes roughly two weeks after Apple released iOS 8.1 to the public, which included support for Apple Pay, SMS messaging on iPad and Mac, and much more.

According to Apple’s release notes, iOS 8.1.1 beta 1 includes bug fixes and increases stability and performance improvements for the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4s. The beta is available for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models and can be downloaded via Apple’s iOS Developer Center.

iOS 8.1.1 beta 1 build 12b432 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

Folks that are currently jailbroken using the iOS 8 / 8.1 Pangu untethered jailbreak should hold off from updating as it’s unknown whether iOS 8.1.1 beta 1 patches Pangu exploits or not. We will let you know as soon as we hear updates from the Pangu team.

If you end up updating to iOS 8.1.1 beta 1, be sure to let us know in the comments of any changes you run across.

Update #1: iH8Sn0w has tweeted that today’s iOS 8.1.1 beta 1 (12B432) released to developers will expire on Monday, January 5th, 2015 at 12AM (GMT). #TheMoreYouKnow

Update #2: Pangu iOS 8 Jailbreak Patched In iOS 8.1.1 Beta 1

iOS 8.1 software update for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad changelog

Apple has just released iOS 8.1 (build 12B410) for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. This release includes the usual bug fixes and improvements, new features, including Apple Pay support for iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6, support for SMS messaging on iPad and Mac, and access to iCloud Photo Library beta.

iOS 8.1 download iphone ipod touch ipad changlog

Here’s the full changlog for iOS 8.1:

This release includes new features, improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • •  Apple Pay support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (U.S. only)
  • •  Photos includes new features, improvements and fixes
  •         ◦  Adds iCloud Photo Library as a beta service
  •         ◦  Adds Camera Roll album in Photos app and My Photo Stream album when iCloud Photo Library is not enabled
  •         ◦  Provides alerts when running low on space before capturing Time Lapse videos
  •   •  Messages includes new features, improvements and fixes
  •         ◦  Adds the ability for iPhone users to send and receive SMS and MMS text messages from their iPad and Mac
  •         ◦  Resolves an issue where search would sometimes not display results
  •         ◦  Fixes a bug that caused read messages to not be marked as read
  •         ◦  Fixes issues with group messaging
  •   •  Resolves issues with Wi-Fi performance that could occur when connected to some base stations
  •   •  Fixes an issue that could prevent connections to Bluetooth hands-free devices
  •   •  Fixes bugs that could cause screen rotation to stop working
  •   •  Adds an option to select between 2G, 3G or LTE networks for cellular data
  •   •  Fixes an issue in Safari where videos would sometimes not play
  •   •  Adds AirDrop support for Passbook passes
  •   •  Adds an option to enable Dictation in Settings for Keyboards, separate from Siri
  •   •  Enables HealthKit apps to access data in the background
  •   •  Accessibility improvements and fixes
  •         ◦  Fixes an issue that prevented Guided Access from working properly
  •         ◦  Fixes a bug where VoiceOver would not work with 3rd party keyboards
  •         ◦  Improves stability and audio quality when using MFi Hearing Aids with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
  •         ◦  Fixes an issue with VoiceOver where tone dialing would get stuck on a tone until dialing another number
  •         ◦  Improves reliability when using handwriting, Bluetooth keyboards and Braille displays with VoiceOver
  • •  Fixes an issue that was preventing the use of OS X Caching Server for iOS updates
  •   •  Bug fixes

Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas.

You can update to iOS 8.1 from Settings>General>Software Update. The OTA (Over-The-Air) update weighs around 180 MB or you can download iOS 8.1 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad from the direct links below:

Are you going to update to iOS 8.1? If you do, be sure to let us know what iOS device and what you think about iOS 8.1 in the comments.

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Apple’s October 16th special event is over and here’s what happened on the day. A lot of things were spoken of on stage, but the two most important announcements were the iPad Air 2 and the 27-inch iMac with a Retina 5k display. Apart from that, Apple also announced updated Mac mini, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1 with Apple Pay.

Lets talk about the new iPad Air 2 first. Apple is claiming that it’s the thinnest tablet in the universe and that is probably true as it’s only 6.1 mm thick. The iPad Air 2 has an improved Retina HD display that is supposedly 56 percent less reflective than before, thanks to a new display production method and lamination.

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The iPad Air 2 is powered by a 2nd gen 64 bit Apple A8x processor that gets some help from the M8 motion co-processor. It’s apparently 40 percent faster than the previous gen iPad in terms of CPU performance and 2.5 times faster when it comes to the GPU. Then there’s an improved camera that now comes with several features such as Burst Mode, Slo-Mo, Timelapse and HDR video. The camera lens is an 8 megapixel, 1.12 micron pixels and f/2.4 aperture setup that shoots 1080p videos. The front FaceTime HD camera has a burst Selfie feature for all the duck-face selfies. Also, the new iPad Air 2 gets the Touch ID home button.

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Along with the iPad Air 2, Apple also announced the iPad mini 3, which only gets a new Touch ID home button. Same old processor and other internals that were present in the iPad mini 2.

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Then there’s the beast of an iMac. The 27-inch iMac now comes with a Retina 5k display, which has 14.7 million pixels and a native resolution of 5120×2880 . That’s 67 percent more pixels than a 4K display and 7 times more than a standard full HD screen. Apple has also added a new timing controller chip  for the 5K display which improves efficiency by 30 percent. The basic version comes with a 3.5GHz Intel i5 processor, AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics, 8GB RAM, 1TB Fusion drive and Thunderbolt 2. All that for just $2499.

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Apple also gave the Mac mini some much needed upgrades, which received its last hardware refresh two years ago. The Mac mini 2014 comes with the latest 4th gen Intel i5 processors, faster WiFi chips, Thunderbolt 2 ports, PCIe based flash storage and Intel Iris graphics. The price for the standard model, which features a 1.4 GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 5000 and 500GB HDD, is $499.

Mac OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1 were also given stage time and the updates will be arriving Monday. The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 will be available for pre-order today and will start shipping on October 24th. The 27-inch iMac with Retina 5k display and the new Mac mini are currently available for purchase.

Do you want to play Super Nintendo games on your iOS device, but don’t know how to? Well, here’s an easy step-by-step guide to installing a Super Nintendo emulator on your iOS device and start gaming. This doesn’t require a jailbroken device and works on iOS 8 – 8.0.2 as well and on any device that’s capable of running iOS 8 or later.

SiOS

This is a guide for installing SiOS, a very popular emulator for iOS that lets you play Super Nintendo games such as Super Mario Kart, Tetris Attack and many more. However, you will need to perform a simple date trick to install this emulator and use it. Follow the step-by-step instructions below.

How To Install Super Nintendo Emulator SiOS

  • On your iOS device, open iEmulators.com using Safari.
  • Tap on Apps and look for SiOS.

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  • Tap on Install and select Install once again when prompted. Exit Safari to see SiOS loading, but not installing, on your Homescreen.
  • Cancel any error messages and head over to Settings>General>Date & Time and toggle Set Automatically off. Turn the date back to say a couple of months. You should now see SiOS installing.
  • Once it’s installed, open SiOS and exit out and you can change your date back to the current date.

That’s all folks. SiOS is now installed on your iOS device. It has been confirmed that Apple has managed to patch the date trick used in this tutorial in iOS 8.1 beta 1 and 2, so you will not be able to install SiOS or any other emulator that uses this method.

iOS 8.1 is scheduled to be released sometime this month!