iOS 7.1.2

Apple has finally ceased signing iOS 7.1.2 today, notes hacker iH8sn0w, more than a week after releasing iOS 8 . This means that you can no longer downgrade to the older firmware from iOS 8.x, or upgrade to it from older versions.

This is a big deal for jailbreakers, as 7.1.2 is the latest firmware that can be jailbroken, and there won’t be one on iOS 8 for the foreseeable future. But it also affects average users too, as those not happy with iOS 8 can no longer revert.

For those unfamiliar with the process, Apple typically stops signing older firmware shortly after releasing updates. This helps ensure that users are running the latest version of iOS, which lessens fragmentation and plugs security holes.

That Apple continued signing iOS 7.1.2 for more than a week is a bit unusual—given that last year the window after iOS 7 was released only lasted 3 days. We can’t say that it was too surprising though, given the issues with iOS 8 and 8.0.1.

  • NeftyCorrea

    i can STILL DOWNGRADE found a WAY around DID HAHAHAHAH !

    • How?

      • Manuel Molina

        7.1.2 is dead unless it’s a phone that can store SHSH’s. The 5 and above can’t do that.

      • NeftyCorrea

        i have a 5s and i downgraded just now

      • Ryan / reeὶὶkѳ™

        No you didn’t.

      • Preben Faarkrog Hansen

        Explane ?,, got the 5s, is it possible to restore 7.1.2, with SHSH bloobs, when .7.1.2 is no longer been signed

      • Andy Gostavo

        you can’t get blobs for 7.1.2 on 5s .. no way

      • Adan

        Don’t feed the TROLL!

      • mlee19841

        yea. dont feed him. its closed. no way around it like before with tiny umbrella and saved blobs.

      • ARX8

        @iH8sn0w has a method that can downgrade even A5 devices back to 9B firmwares

      • Arjan Vlek

        But iPhone 5S IS NOT A5 device! It has A6

      • ARX8

        I wasn’t talking about A6 devices.
        Also 9B firmwares were never for A6 devices. Their initial firmware was 10A.


      • Kitten Meow

        iPhone 5s is A7, not A6! A6 is iPhone 5 and 5c!

      • Azi

        How can we downgrade iphone 4s from ios 8.0.2 to 7.1.2

      • Pepito

        You can’t

      • usman

        is there any other way to downgrade my iphone 5s from ios 8 to ios 7.1.2????

      • Manuel Molina

        If iOS 7.1.2 isn’t signed, than it isn’t capable of working anymore. There is no way to downgrade unless it is an iPhone 4S or below. I’m not sure if the 5 can do it either.

      • Theresa_Dawn

        Does it still work? I have a 4s and I can’t even use it anymore without it crashing and freezing.. I had tried for days and days before it ran out and it kept telling me that I couldn’t downgrade. 🙁

      • Manuel Molina

        Did you save your SHSH blobs? If so, you will be able to downgrade. If not, you are out of luck.

      • Moblity Unlockers

        I have an iphone 4s it’s on 7.1.2 , My phone is crashed i need to restore it itunes not allowing me to restore with 7.1.2 ipsw file? Please help me??

      • Manuel Molina

        You need the right ipsw. It has to be for your model phone. Either CDMA or for the sim card based model

    • David Gitman

      I smell bullshit

    • Hama M. Almukhtar


  • Preben Faarkrog Hansen

    thank god, i downgraded 4 hours ago…. iOS 8 is buggy as hell, iOS 7.1.2 is smooth .

    • William Melendez

      Nice . I personally don’t any lag on my 6 .

      • Kitten Meow

        That’s cuz it’s an iphone 6!!!!!!! Older device/newer os = slow!

    • Don Ratti

      Please can i downgrade my iPhone 5 IOS 8 to IOS 7.1.2, cus i upgraded to 8 and the activation lock is ON. Find my phone is off on the device..

  • iOS 8 is still in beta. It’s called iOS 8.0.2

    • onesimpleclik

      that made me chuckle

      • Laugh all you want but we’re pretty much all public beta testers considering the amount of bugs in iOS 8. I hope OS X Yosemite won’t be full of bugs when it finally launches (likely next month).

      • John

        I wonder how many people report bugs they find to Apple, rather then just bitch about it on here…

      • mrgerbik

        oh cmon stop the corporate apologetic BS!
        If you bought a car and the brakes didnt work would you say the same thing?

      • truth


      • This is the funny thing I’ve seen people on Twitter post emails on along the lines of “Problem blah blah blah is a duplicate of blah blah blah”. Apple knows there are bugs they’re just taking their time with the fixes (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing considering iOS 8.0.1).

      • I have a serious bug that I submitted on Yosemite. I don’t know about others, but my mid 2012 MacBook Pro non-retina periodically turns off its wifi and you have to cold boot it to reset it.

      • RayRayBeav

        Nope, honestly I’ve had Yosemite beta, since it went public and no major issues with it at all. Although, I dislike that they discontinued continuity (for messages) until the public release of Yosemite.

  • Adam Cohen

    Im so lucky i downgraded this morning

  • ali_plus

    Downgraded to 7.1.2. Thanks to iDownloadBlog for informing me on time. Lost my 10% of my data of iOS 8 but good thing I had saved my bachup of iOS 7

  • Forge


    • Forge

      One of the funniest ads ever.

      • Forge

        Lmao. iDB got butthurt and deleted it that’s hilarious. Can’t even have a sense of humor. Shame.

    • mlee19841

      wow samsung finally put some thought into this one

    • andy

      haha well done Samsung! (y)

    • Ian Leon

      I love it

  • iPodDroid

    Going to place my bets that iOS 8.0.2 fixes most of the issues I’ve had with my iPod Touch 5g…. because if it doesn’t work, I’m going to have my first bricked iPod… :/

    • Nex

      I downloaded the iOS 8 beta 1 on my iPod. Thought it was fine tbh, but some apps crashed when I opened them. I downgraded back to iOS 7.1.1 because I really didn’t see that much of a difference, and to make the apps work again. Thankfully the jailbreak for iOS 7.1 came out a day after and haven’t upgraded since. I’ll upgrade to iOS 8 when the jailbreak is good though.

      • iPodDroid

        Don’t quote me on this: But I think iOS 8 broke a majority, if not all,my apps. They won’t open, and when they do, they close out immediately. I’m also experiencing massive battery, and wifi issues.By any chance do you know if I can still downgrade to 7.1.2?

      • onesimpleclik

        No chance to downgrade to 7.1.2 at all. Sorry.
        Apple are still signing 8.0 though, so if that was working on your iPod before you updated, restore your device to that firmware & hope that a future update fixes the problem.

      • iPodDroid

        Unfortunately, I wasn’t better off back at 8.0, so if it doesn’t work, I’ll don’t know what to do with it, since I prefer an iPod that actually works… :/

      • CA

        When I updated my iPod 5 to iOs 8 I restored from a backup that I did when it was jailbroken and my iPod couldn’t open any apps, even the stock ones.

        Did a clean restore and that fixed everything thankfully.

      • iPodDroid

        Currently doing the same thing, I’ll take time to determine if the issues have been fixed

    • andy


  • Justice and Malice

    Such a sad day. I finally upgraded to I OS 8 this morning as well. Luckily this is a stable release, and it seems really good. Oh well, on to the next jailbreak

  • Igor Bujaroski

    I have an iPad 3 on 7.0.2
    Question is, can I upgrade to 7.1.2 ?

    • Adan

      Did you read the article?

      • Igor Bujaroski

        I did, but my iPad is currently on 7.0.4 jailbroken and I’m looking for some advice on SHSH blobs or something…I’d do anything to update to 7.1.2 to jailbreak it…

      • HooDatty

        Not possible since ios 5, sorry.

      • Don Ratti

        Please can i downgrade my iPhone 5 IOS 8 to IOS 7.1.2, cus i upgraded to
        8 and the activation lock is ON. Find my phone is off on the device..

      • Adan

        It couldn’t be clearer, it’s even on the title of the article:
        “Apple no longer signing iOS 7.1.2”

      • CA

        You had months dude, sorry :/

  • ltcommander_data

    Well that’s disappointing.

    Interestingly, they’re still signing the original iOS 8.0 in addition to iOS 8.0.2. We’ll have to wait a few days to see if iOS 8.0 remains open and whether they’ve moved to signing the current and immediate previous release, which would explain why iOS 7.1.2 was kept open for so long. That would be progress compared to just signing the current release and would be useful for troubleshooting software problems, but not particularly useful for jailbreaking.

  • Typical herd master…

    • onesimpleclik


    • JoshuaHulgan

      Jesus you’re an asshole.

      • Such butthurt…

      • JoshuaHulgan

        Because you equated a company with a genocidal maniac.
        Yeah, you’re still an asshole.

      • I equated a dictator-like company to a dictator, get over it doofus…

      • JoshuaHulgan

        I don’t even need to say anymore.

  • zachf914

    iOS 7.1.2 and staying that way until iOS 8 feels like a baby’s bottom. Smooth.

  • mlee19841

    Anyone know where this wallpaper is? Thanks

    • Karthick


      • mlee19841


  • onesimpleclik

    Regardless of jailbreak or not, don’t plan to update at all.
    My iPhone 4S & iPad Mini Retina work just fine on iOS7 (:

    • Well Its 1.5% Slower I Personally Dont Find It That Big Of A Deal Its Totally Fine Not As Laggy As Iphone 4 On Ios 7

  • Bruno Pinho

    i have an iPad mini 1st generation.. shoud i upgrade to iOS 8 ??? Can anyone tell me about the performance? tksss

    • using namespace std

      It’s pretty poor.

  • andy

    Any suggestions?
    Is it safe for me to update to ios 8.0.2 on my ipod touch 5th generation, im still on ios 7.1.2?
    PLEASE feed me back ASAP!!!!!
    I’m non-jailbroken, dont really want to jailbreak too.

    • mlee19841


      • andy

        Because i dont want to feel that pain i had last year when i was on ios 7 and it was a rought time.

      • no! do not update. i have ipod touch 5g and i wish i could go back to 7. it automatically downloaded 8.0.2 OTA and i carelessly pressed ok when i just woke up to that pop up. it’s sluggish, especially the keyboard. when i switched to another app i could feel the process it took to open.
        if you have iphone 5 maybe you want to update but for ipod touch 5 i think this update eats up battery and keyboard. i mainly use ipod touch to listen to music, reading ebook, twitter/instagram update so battery longevity and keyboard sensitivity is top priority compared to widgets/touch id and what not.

      • andy

        To be honest, it’s actually fine for me 😛
        I know its a bit sluggish but not far too much.
        Works good now, im actuallly happy with it, dont worry!! ios 8.1 or something will be spectacularly smooth last last time 😉

      • Nick F

        And you think an iPod 5 is slow?

        You should try an iPhone 4 on 7.1.2

        Man I wish I could throw it out the window. You need at least 5GB of space for iOS to actually run properly!!! Oh and did I mention that it takes 1:30 minutes to start up?!!

        And you think you have it bad

    • linusmarcel


  • rockdude094

    Its alright never updated anyway

  • HamptonWalley

    He he finally, it was time! Those who did not upgrade, their iphone immediately worth more. My 5S is running on 7.06 :).

  • Ottawa Gamerz

    so sorry for apple users what else can go wrong 🙂 who knows i wont say it but it may take a year to get but there’s no problems like KING apple i use to like ur product than tryed a s3 than note 3 saw the big 6 and laughed if Steve jobs where still alive none of the apple blunders would be happening people would be getting fired for all there mistakes now NFL apple who’s next lol

  • Dan

    Good thing I went back this Wednesday, don’t regret it

  • Anthony

    IOS 8 suck and i’m happy my iphone 5s is still jailbroken on ios 7.1.2

  • Dan Scott

    —Apple DEFECTOR Manifesto—

    This once loyal Applelite is voting with his dollars, and his family will follow.

    I just spent the past 1.5 days NEEDLESSLY trying to reverse the 8.0.1/2 update that RUINED my iPad 2 (problems everywhere, but the maddeningly slow web page/app switching/opening makes it unusable for practical purposes (despite my 47 free gigs)).

    Apple, mistakes happen, but your unwillingness to allow iPad 2 users an “OFFICIAL,” at least temporary, reversion to iOS 7–without the insurmountable errors many like me are experiencing by having to go outside the ecosystem–is inexcusable.

    Jobs would’ve never let this happen.

    You’ve bitten a big chunk out of the hand that feeds you.

    • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

      Even when Steve was alive, you couldn’t downgrade to any iOS other than the latest

      • Dan Scott

        That wasn’t my point (it’s HAVING to downgrade because of how much the “Update” degraded the utility of my product).

  • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

    RIP iOS 7.1.2, the last firmware for limera1n devices. You will be missed
    #ifaith #shsh #redsn0w

  • Melee Weapon

    i need to upgrade my 7.0.6 into 7.1.2, this is useless

  • Paulo Parcus

    Any way i can downgrade my iphone 4s to ios 7.1?

  • Никита Колесников

    guys i have iphone 4s. if i jailbrake can i downgrade to ios 6.1.3
    now i have ios 8.1.2.

  • Carman82844

    Can someone tell me? I have an iPhone 4S, and I saved my SHSH blobs on ios 7.1.1 before upgrading to ios 8. Is there a way back? Please help

  • Walberg

    I have an iphone 4s with ios 6.1.2, I want to upgrade to 7.1.2, even though apple is not anymore signing ipsw.
    I don’t want ios 8 cos ovbiously the permormance will be shite slow.
    And surely must be a way to do it.
    something like iFaith or so.

  • Allison Hodges

    I have iPhone 4 with ios 7.1.2 and I can’t do anything on my phone I can’t download anything on my phone

  • ya mum

    apple are a bunch of shit-cunts.