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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.

Apple has finally stopped signing iOS 7.1.2. This means that if you want to downgrade from iOS 8 to iOS 7, you’re stuck now. Those of you who are on iOS 8 cannot jailbreak yet (or downgrade to a jailbroken software) however don’t panic, as there is one on the way. Apple carried on signing iOS 7.1.2 for a surprising amount of time, leaving users plenty of opportunity to downgrade, so most users who wanted to downgrade will have done that by now.

iOS hacker iH8sn0w sent a tweet out around an hour ago (from the time of writing) saying this:

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Although iH8sn0w is a respected hacker and is probably a reliable source, you can always check whether a firmware is being signed (like I did) on this site.

If you are on iOS 8.0.2, you can still downgrade to iOS 8 (but not iOS 8.0.1 as Apple has pulled that update) – just follow our previous guide.

downgrade iOS 8.1.1 to iOS 8.1

This article is a how to on downgrading your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to iOS 7.1.2 or iOS 8 from iOS 8.0.1.

iOS 8.0.1 was released by Apple to fix a few bugs in iOS 8, however it only created more. They have since pulled the update, but if you have already updated you may want to undo your decision to update and want to downgrade.

First you will need to make sure that the firmware you want to downgrade for is still being signed for your device. This page is a great way to see if it’s still being signed. Remarkably, at the time of writing, iOS 7.1.2 is still being signed and so you can still downgrade to that.

iOS 8.0 and iOS 7.1.2 signed by Apple

If you’ve checked that page and your firmware still is being signed, you’re OK to continue to the next step.

Next, download your IPSW file. This will be different for each model of device, and you can download the right one by going to our Downloads page. Make sure you download the right model or things could go wrong later.

After the IPSW has downloaded (it may take some time depending on your internet connection), open up iTunes and connect your device. Then hold the left ‘SHIFT’ (PC) or ‘Alt/Option’ (Mac) key and click on ‘restore’. Then select the file you downloaded earlier. If the file is 8.0.0 and not 7.1.2 you can use ‘update’ and still keep your data.

Note: If you have Find My iPhone enabled, it will prompt you to turn it off before restoring.

After this, the device will go through the process of restoring and then you should be good to go.

Let us know if you have any issues or questions in the comments below.

Did you update to iOS 8.0.1 on your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus recently? If so, you’re probably getting No Service and the TouchID on your device has most likely stopped working. Apple has pulled the buggy iOS 8.0.1 update from their servers and are working on a fix. However, I’m pretty sure that you cannot wait for Apple to issue a patch or update and want to use your iPhone 6/6 Plus to make calls.

iOS 8.0.1 iphone ipod touch ipad download links jailbreak centric

Do not worry, here’s a step by step guide on how to fix the No Service and TouchID issues. Well, its quite simple actually. All you need to do is update to iOS 8 using iTunes on your Mac or PC.

  • Download the iOS 8 firmware file for your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus from our Downloads page.
  • Before you connect your device to a Mac or PC, make sure you turn off Find my iPhone from Settings>iCloud.
  • Once you connect your iPhone, go to your device page on iTunes. Click on Check for Updates while holding the Option key in Mac and Shift key in Windows.
  • Point to the download iOS 8 ipsw file and wait for iTunes to finish.

That’s all. You’ll now be on iOS 8 and all your data will be intact. Also, you will now be able to use TouchID and make calls, use mobile data etc.

This article is a how to on downgrading your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to iOS 7.1.2 from iOS 8.

how to downgrade ios 8 to ios 7.1.2

Maybe you’ve just upgraded from an iPhone 4S and it’s not performing adequately. Maybe you just don’t like the changes. For whatever reason you may have (including jailbreaking) you may want to undo your decision to upgrade and want to downgrade.

First you will need to make sure that iOS 7.1.2 is still being signed for your device. This page is a great way to see if it’s still being signed.

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If you’ve checked that page and your firmware still is being signed, you’re OK to continue to the next step.

Next, download your IPSW file. This will be different for each model of device, and you can download the right one by going to this page. Make sure you get the right model or things could go wrong later.

After the IPSW has downloaded (it may take some time depending on your internet connection), open up iTunes and connect your device. Then hold the left ‘SHIFT’ (PC) or ‘Alt/Option’ (Mac) key and click on ‘restore’. Then select the file you downloaded earlier.

Note: If you have Find My iPhone enabled, it will prompt you to turn it off before restoring.

After this, the device will go through the process of restoring and then you should be good to go.