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.
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.
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.
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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Apple has just sent out invites to a media event that will take place in Cupertino, California, on October 16th at 10 AM Pacific Time. The invitations carry the tagline: “It’s been way too long.” The fruit company is expected to unveil the next generation iPads, Macs, and discuss OS X Yosemite. We will make sure that we let you know when more details about this event are given. Stay tuned!