iOS 8 logo (mockup 001)

Apple on Monday started rolling out the latest iOS 8.1.1 software update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. If you’re jailbroken, stay away from this update as it plugs the Pangu8 jailbreak.

iOS 8.1.1 build 12B435 contains a whole bunch of bug fixes and general performance enhancements aimed at improving the mobile operating system’s stability. You can apply the update over the air by going to Settings > General > Software Update.

Alternatively, connect your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to your Mac or Windows desktop via a USB cable and open iTunes: a prompt should pop up asking you to upgrade.

“This release includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements for iPad 2 and iPhone 4s,” notes the firm in a support document. For information on the security content of this update, go here.

A watching update for the Apple TV is also available in the form of the Apple TV Software 7.0.2 update with a build number of 12B435.

iOS 8.1.1 prompt

Again, jailbreakers should stay away from this update if they want to keep their jailbreak.

iOS 8.0 has marked the end of the road for the iPhone 4, making the iPhone 4s the oldest iPhone supported by the latest software. iOS releases tend to run well on older hardware so it’s nice that Apple cares about supporting three-year-old hardware and continues to give love to its iPad 2 and iPhone 4s owners.

  • shojus

    NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

    • svartkuken

      The mighty Pangu will rise. Just wait.

      • disqus_ETMgpCnQvO

        It will again.

  • Ivan Diardo 

    Let us know if there are any new features. Then I’ll think about updating.

    • Jason Baroni

      “Developing…”

    • Fanboy 

      If you’re jailbroken, dont update. If you aren’t, then update it wont hurt. Not a hard decision lol

      • Матт Реякіпѕ

        The worry to some is that new updates come with new bugs. For instance you’ve had updates that cause battery to drain quicker. There have been updates that break cellular signal in some devices as well. Updates can conflict with certain apps. For instance Notability worked fine in iOS 8 but it wouldn’t work properly in iOS 8.1 until Notability updated their app a month later.

        And a lot developers are busy trying to make money without updating their apps/games more than possible. For instance Criminal Case is top 50 overall yet it hasn’t even been updated since August. It works in iOS 8 but not perfectly, and each update it works a little worse. Other companies just release quick fixes with new material without fully optimizing their apps. For instance Google released a new Google Maps with a brand new look but they purposely avoided optimizing Maps for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Monument Valley was updated with a new world to buy but it also was not updated with an optimization for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

        People need to stop giving companies money until they release an update that is aimed toward optimizing the newest OS and newest iPhone. And they should give those apps low marks because these developers are purposely withholding optimizations because it costs money to do so, they’d rather take money from users without investing money into their apps and that is not acceptable. People pay for the best experience not for the developers to take the money and run.

  • Mohammed Sahib

    I hope performance on A5 devices is improved (iPad 2/iPhone 4s).

    • Jason Baroni

      Never forget original iPad mini, iPod touch 5G…

      • Mohammed Sahib

        Actually I just read the release notes and they specifically mention performance improvements for iPad 2 and iphone 4s!! Yay!

      • ali_plus

        Do tell us if there is increase in performance. I am still using iOS 7

      • Mohammed Sahib

        Apart from some skipped frames of animations after restarting my iPad 2, I say the performance is on par with iOS 7.1.2, but not iOS 6 for sure.

      • Jason Baroni

        Lol they forgot these devices by themselves

      • leart

        True

  • leart

    Anyone interested on a fresh restore or to be on the latest jailbrekable firmware this is the last chance, ios 8.1 is still signed from apple.

    • shojus

      How do I do this???

      • ‘Ariff

        You download iOS 8.1 for your device via the download page and if mac Option click the restore button if windows shift click the restore button in iTunes under device info and navigate to the ipsw file

      • shojus

        Thank you! I forgot but I am good to go now…

      • leart

        Download the 8.1 for your device here:
        ipsw(point)me/all

        Replace the point…

        Open itunes, shift+restore and select your already downloaded ipws and just wait

      • shojus

        Thank you!

  • Jonathan

    Guess I’ll save SHSH blobs in case a new technique is found to downgrade..

    • Diego Milano

      As far as I knew saving SHSH was no longer a plausible solution for downgrading or even restoring? Has this changed?

      • ‘Ariff

        Never changed. Just reconsidered

    • daniel awde

      SHSH still works ?? I thought saurik said it wouldn’t work on ios 6+

      • Jonathan

        No, it doesn’t. Just if a new technique is found..

    • thecrack101

      SHSH blobs are so 2012!

      • leart

        Shsh are so 2010, the last device able to downgrade was iphone 4/ipod 4, and ipad 2 in certain condition.

      • thecrack101

        Correct.
        I meant you still could save them on iOS 5.1.1 even though it wasn’t possible to downgrade. Saurik said: “we are saving them just in case”. And then one day our hopes died!

      • leart

        iphone 4 can downgrade even to ios 6.1.3, mine is there after tried ios 7 many times.
        Saurik stopped collecting shsh since ios 6.1.3 – 6.1.6 and probably the downgrade era is over, no one is working to find a bootroom exploit for A5 + or probably is impossible to find one so downgrading is not even a dream, just history 🙂

      • Bugs Bunnay

        I can still downgrade my iPhone 4 to ios 4!

      • leart

        Huh, that’s nice, my current iphone 4 it’s a 3.2 version (2012) so nothing below ios 6 for me, now I regret that I sold my older iphone 4 with tons of shsh back in 2013..
        Just curios can you activate the phone in ios 4, asking since you have ios 7 baseband now..

      • Bugs Bunnay

        i had this att iphone 4 factory unlock service from ebay couple years back so now no matter what baseband it’s on, all i need is a sim card (even international sims) and it will activate, with or without itunes.

      • CaffeinePizza

        using some strange bug, it was possible to restore to the same firmware and another, 5.0.1 or 5.1.1 (I think) a while back with redsn0w after signing had discontinued.

  • yea no way im updating on my 6 plus but if it does imporve speeds on my ipad mini 1, then i might…..idk what to do upgrade or not lol

  • Sandro Michailidis

    Thank God i jailbreaked my iPhone on 8.1 haha !

  • Riley Freeman

    8.1 gave me random battery drains. Hopefully this fixes it.

    Does anyone else have problems with messaging app going drastically slow at times. Like you can’t type or it just lags behind reallyyyyyyyy slow. Happened to me ever since I got my iPhone 6 plus

    • ‘Ariff

      Yes!. On my iPhone 6 tho. even after a fresh restore. been happening for a week and am going to go send it to the apple rep in my country soon

    • Suresh Pradhan

      My battery drains in 40/45 mins. I have iphone 5 with ios 8.1
      Hopefully, 8.1.1 fixes that problem.
      Did you install 8.1.1 ?
      Pls post your comments after you install 8.1.1
      Thank you.

      • Luke

        I STILL have this stupid battery drain on my iPhone 5s. I called apple and they told me to go to an apple store, like that would help. I’m SO frustrated.

      • Suresh Pradhan

        Thanks for your response Luke.
        So, 8.1.1 not going to help my battery issue 🙁

  • Jimmy Velletta

    Anybody know of a way to change iMessage bubble colors? Messages Customiser hasn’t been updated.

    • OCVBADCVLW

      Not at the moment. I’ve searched. No viable alternative exists.

      • Scuba Steve

        Wrong.

      • OCVBADCVLW

        Please elaborate, because “Wrong” is oh so helpful.

      • Scuba Steve

        Because there ARE tweaks that accomplish what the guy was asking. I even provided one to him in another response.
        Just since your unable to locate something doesn’t mean it’s not there, or available.

    • Alex Blaha

      Eclipse 2 does this, but it doesn’t change specifically bubble colours. Just changes all highlighted GUI’s (normally blue). Anyway.

      • Scuba Steve

        Eclipse sucks.

      • Alex Blaha

        lol.. what sucks about it?

      • Scuba Steve

        It’s messy and definitely not professional in appearance. Doing night mode on iOS just isn’t possible without a lot more legwork than that particular developer has invested.

    • Scuba Steve

      Chroma works pretty awesomely.

  • Ansar Arif

    I just got the 6 Plus and updated it to iOS 8.1 like an hour ago. I’m so glad I made it in time!

    • Vvbreaker

      You have Nooooo idea how lucky you are

      • Ansar Arif

        It was the last 128GB in stock for any colour too and I got just the one I wanted! I’m glad not many people know about the Reserve and pick up option.

      • Danial

        I dont know if they fixed the crashing problem with the 128gb devices

    • daniel awde

      Phew

      • daniel awde

        woah

    • Danial

      same here did the exact same thing

  • Sin City

    For those still waiting for their iPhone/iPad to ship, let’s all say this together in unison…….

    Fuuuuuuuuck!!

  • iPodDroid

    Thanks Apple but no Thanks I’m perfectly happy with my Jailbreak…

  • CFC SPANISH DRAKE

    I hope this fixes the iphone 4s with wifi issues

    • Fenton Culley

      well my iPhone 4s wifi has completely gone and apparently its a BIG problem but apple will NOT repair it and will recommend you to upgrade so sorry to burst your bubble but it won’t fix it.
      BUT if you want you can easily buy the part and repair it yourself which only costs around £5 or $8 so thats easy or get it repaired by a professional for around £30 or $40

  • Alawyy96

    poor me 🙁 (iPhone 4s)

  • sharp44MAG .

    Just so everyone knows if you are having problems with your iOS 8 jailbreak and you need to restore, you could either use semirestore8 or iLex Rat. I have not tried semirestore8 yet but I know that iLex Rat works on iOS 8.

  • ‘Ariff

    Is it too late to update to 8.1?

    • leart

      No, just download the correct ipsw, shift+restore, do it NOW

      • ‘Ariff

        Still gotta wait for the darn thing to download. 40% now. fuuuuck

      • leart

        Dont worry, you have at least few hours time before the windows for 8.1 shut down

      • ‘Ariff

        thanks for the ray of hope.

      • ‘Ariff

        Alright. i’m on 8.1 now. hahah!

    • daniel awde

      Yup.

  • Tom

    what do i do if i want to restore after they stop signing?
    I like to restore quite often – will semi restore work or that pengu restore thing??

    • sharp44MAG .

      Semirestore8 is not really out yet it’s in beta, but you could use iLex Rat.

      • Tom

        Thank you, could u link me to semi restore.

      • sharp44MAG .

        I can’t just go on Coolstar’s Twitter he has the link there.

      • ‘Ariff

        +1 for iLEX RAT

    • Abi Darwish

      I tried Pangu restore yesterday and it works.

  • Bjones331

    My iphone 5S running perfectly fine on ios 7.0.4, no way I’m updating!!!!!!

    • mynamesuxlol

      But you should, 7.0 has more vulnerabilities, you should get 8.1 before the window closes!

      • Bjones331

        I haven’t ran into know of those vulnerabilities yet, so I’m going to keep what I have.

      • Jonathan

        Key word:
        YET

      • Scuba Steve

        This is just stupid crazy reject talk. There is zero reasons not to update other than you just being a complete fool.

      • Reason No.1: SSL Bug with 7.0 – 7.0.4 ..?

      • Scuba Steve

        Oh please so elaborate…. Can’t wait for this one.

      • mynamesuxlol

        You will miss out on having jailbroken ios 8 though, as there are things in ios 8 not possible via jailbreaks.

    • ‘Ariff

      Yes. I agree is suxlol. atleast 7.1.2 if you’re still on 7. 7.0.4 is too outdated now. GET 8.1 STAT!

    • leart

      Correct, dont fix something isnt broken and the first firmware for each device is always the best, i bet you will loose speed and performance if you update to ios 8

      • Bjones331

        I don’t want to lose either speed or performance. I need something I’ll just find a jailbreak!

    • nonchalont

      8.1 jailbreak is running perfectly fine on my 5s also. You should update my friend if you choose.

    • rockdude094

      Doesn’t matter iOS 8 is pretty good actually. I Updated and jailbroke my 5s and it performs flawlessly. Plus it’s compatible with upscale and other iOS 8 specific tweaks

      • Bjones331

        Sounds good but I’m going to stick with this ios 7.0.4 jailbreak

  • Javiers

    And I just jaibroke my iPhone this weekend!! Just in time!

  • Andrieux Querido

    Damn you Apple, my iPhone Plus is not delivered for 1 or 2 weeks, Good Bye Jailbreak 🙁

    • Sin City

      There is a strong possibility that our phones will be sent out with either 8.0.1 or 8.1. We must have faith, brother!!!!

      • Andrieux Querido

        I dont think so, My delivery is 12 to 19 Dez 🙁

  • Andrew Breyen

    Christian, just so you know, the “notes” link links to the 8.1 release notes

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    Anything new, or major fixes

  • sugimulm

    What about the infamous “reboot” syndrome affecting 128 GB 6 Plus?!

  • Renan Benatti Dias

    But is it only on the iPad 2 and iPhone 4s that they have improved the performance? My iPhone 5s is having some problems with overheating and battery…

  • Tavish

    Anyone know if this fixed any wifi issues? I have an iPad air and iPhone 6+ and they both drop packets. I downloaded an app that runs a ping test and it randomly drops packets quite frequently. My other devices don’t do this either and it doesn’t do it when I’m on LTE. I know it’s got to be an iOS issue.

    • n0ahcruz3

      Try changing wifi security settings to WPA2 from WEP

      • Tavish

        Thanks for the suggestions. However, I haven’t used WEP in years. I currently am using WPA2.

      • n0ahcruz3

        Hmm.. Thats odd, i had wifi issues with my firt iphone 6 purchase it, wifi speeds goes from 23mbps down to .2mbps(lowest). So i went to apple store got it replaced unfortunately the same wifi problem. But when i changed the wifi settings, then wifi became blazing fast and it never goes down to .2 mbps anymore.

  • Joel Torres ツ

    Can anyone confirm if performance on the iPod touch 5th gen has improved? Considering it has the same internals as both the 4s and iPad 2, I would assume so, but I just want to make sure.

  • ProSzakal Aszakal

    Any change or bug fix on iPhone 6 plus?

  • Lui

    Could you please report the device type and capacity (setting/about/capacity) after upgrade? Thanks

  • jack

    Changelog?

  • Maybe I’m jaded, but I haven’t really been excited about this jailbreak cycle.
    Wow, Aeturnum. Wow, Upscale.
    It seems like I can live without it

    • Delfos Sambucetti Arturaola

      Agreed!!!

    • GuyBey0ndC00L

      I agree to a point is I lose my jailbreak I won’t be upset

  • Brian May

    Damn, my dog plugged in my phone, unlocked it, opened iTunes, turned off Find My iPhone, hit Download Only, then updated it and I don’t have Cydia anymore. What do I do?!?!?!

    • Walter White

      Shoot the bastard.

      • Brian May

        Lol. You know those comments are coming

  • Imad

    thanks good i stoped updating, when i open software update in settings it is auto downloading without agree button or without any accept, hope you guys don’t try touch software update in setting

    • abhi0n0nakul

      Automatically download of update starts only when you have previously updated like a beta or somthing.
      Otherwise it won’t

  • Juan S.

    Screw anything until ios 9.0 or 8.2…. Staying jailbroken!!!

  • Raymond Lee

    How about iPad mini 1

  • Exstinction

    the wifi issue never fix…

  • Gil Guerrero

    I have an old iPhone 4 and guess what: iTunes is offering me to update to 8.1.1. Is anyone else experiencing this thing? I don’t know if it has something to do with jailbreak. D’you know something about this?

  • OMG! My keyboard shortcuts have been crashing my phone so I decide to restore with 8.1, and I’m almost out of time!!!

  • andy

    Running iphone 4 with ios 6.0 still <3 works truly awesome!
    😉

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    By the time I get my iPhone 6plus I won’t be able to jailbreak. This sucks, I can live without it but I rather not.

  • Asians

    Not Sure If I Am Lucky!! Just updated my 6+ to 8.1 2mins ago!! 😀 😀 😀

  • Google That ASS♥ ` .

    I was trying to download a tweak on my jailbreak and it failed . I had to restore my phone and it updated automatically for me . Anyway I can get my ios 8.1 back instead of ios 8.1.1 ?

  • 10marcer

    Anyone know if this helps with battery issues on the 6 plus? I’m jailbroken but I’m curious.

  • Vince Elgey

    Unfortunately mine has yet again decided to crash and reboot again even with 8.1.1 installed twice now from a Factory Restore, I only had one app on it and today added the Pinterest App and attempted to login to the Pinterest app and once again it began crashing and looping reboot.

    So I have sent an email off to the “Senior Technical Specialist” at Apple who’s dealing with my case explaining that after the iPad 2 crashed when I attempted to log into the “Pinterest” App that after spending time in a reboot lopp it is now displaying the “Connect to iTunes” image on the screen, am now awaiting an email/response as can’t really spend another 1.5hr on the phone while at work trying to resolve it.

    I will be requesting that I be called after 5:30pm if they wish to discuss over the phone, I have also requested that they provide me with the information that the Senior Engineers where able to ascertain from the crash logs as I am still waiting for this information, at present the only information they have provided me with from the engineer is the following :

    The engineer came back to me yesterday but I was off the office, telling me to ask you to do the update.

    The update is meant for the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, for the performance issue. So it should resolve your issue.

    Obviously this has not resolved my problem, so surely with the crash logs that I have provided Apple with they should be able to see what is the route problem, and how is an iPad continually crashing when opening apps and going into a reboot loop a performance issue ?

    Apple please get your fingers out of your ears and your head out of the sand and start listening to your customers and do something about this . .

  • Andrew T. Brinkman

    I’m having huge issues on two iPads adter this update. Phone is unaffected. Photos, whether on iCloud or local, take 1-3 whole seconds to display full screen. This is only the case in “camera roll” or “all photos” albums. The recently deleted, the panoramas, the videos, the photo stream albums all let photos go full screen instantly. I’ve tried everything from restoring from different backups, selecting optimized library, or download full res, even with iCloud photo library off, it’s still affected.

  • disqus_ETMgpCnQvO

    I plan to stick with iOS 7.1.2. I have seen an iPhone 4S with iOS 8 and that thing was sluggish at times and drained the battery faster than I have ever seen. It is bad enough that iPhones are known for short battery life. It is amazing that people still buy them with all the other options out there. I do realize there was a time when there were not a whole lot of competing smart phones but now there are hundreds to choose from and many of them can be had cheap. Also many of the have a microSD slot (or something similar). Try not to confuse a sim card for memory, they are different and would not work in your digital camera like a microSD would (all you need is the microSD adapter for that).

  • andy

    IDOWNLOADBLOG…..i dont see ios 8.1.1 firmware on your website, where is it? i want to download it.

  • 2 weeks 😀