Cydia iOS 8

iOS 8.1’s day has come and gone. Today, in fact, just a few minutes ago, Apple stopped signing the firmware.

If you missed out on iOS 8.1, there is no way to either upgrade to it, or downgrade to it. Instead, you’ll have to go directly to iOS 8.1.1.

Fortunately, like the firmware it replaces, iOS 8.1.1 is jailbreakable as well. Check inside to see what this means for the future of jailbreaking iOS.

To check the signing status of iOS 8.1, visit IPSW.me/8.1. As you can see, there are red ‘!’ icons where the green check mark icons used to reside.

Thankfully, this will have few impacts to those who wish to jailbreak, besides a few mild inconveniences. You can still upgrade to iOS 8.1.1 and use the TaiG tool for Windows to jailbreak iOS 8.1.1.

Since iOS 8.2 beta appears to break the TaiG jailbreak, and since MuscleNerd said it was safe, I highly recommend that you go ahead and update to iOS 8.1.1 and jailbreak using the TaiG tool. If you’re already jailbroken on iOS 8.1, then that’s a personal decision with regard to choosing to stay put on iOS 8.1 or upgrade to iOS 8.1.1. If you’re not jailbroken and are currently on a non-jailbreakable firmware, then you have no choice but to upgrade to iOS 8.1.1 if you wish to jailbreak now.

What do you think about Apple’s timing of the signing window closure? We pretty much figured it might happen today, since it’s been a while since iOS 8.1.1 was introduced. What about you?

  • Serge Bodin

    Well nothing to fear, theirs an 8.1.1 jailbreak now

    • zacharee

      *There’s

      • MICKEYBLACKEYES

        *they’res

      • zacharee

        “They ares an iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak now”?

      • Jonathan

        Nailed it.

      • *two

      • MICKEYBLACKEYES

        *Dares

      • Serge Bodin

        Thanks for the correction mate, almost lost my job.

      • rockdude094

        Whoa you saved the Internet good job

  • arvindb02

    Took them long enough…

  • markelite

    I did upgrade to 8.1.1, just want to get the latest jailbreakable firmware as possible and get the benefits of bug fixes and minor improvements.

    • rexology

      Mostly “minor” improvements.

      • leart

        Maybe 8.1.1 brings just minor improvements, but in “fact” the ipsw of 8.1.1 is around 200 mb smaller in size compared to 8.1 so i would say that is not a little change…

    • Jailbrkr21

      but what is the point in updating to fix bugs if you then jailbreak? you open the little bug door anyway so you are not benefiting

      • Andy

        All software have bugs. Whether it takes weeks, months or years to notice them is another issue.

      • Tim

        Seems like optimization to me, Infact my 5s performes better on 8.1.1

      • benjamin owuye jagun

        I’ve never had any issues with iOS 8 on my own 5s. It’s my iPad Air where the problems have been for me and it’s gotten worse with 8.1.1. My iPad rebooted 3 times in a row after reloading the tab I was using and was with just TWO tabs. Honestly Apple needs to fix this and soon.

      • Gabriel Anaya

        Trust me,8.1.1 has several nice bug fixes and better stability even with a jailbreak.

      • Hot12345

        True that!

      • Nesly Lacroix

        My question is: is it worth it to go through the inconvenience of backup, restore, re-jailbreak, install all your tweaks and odd apps?

      • jarjar4evr

        I’m wondering the same thing. I’m on 8.0 and intended to upgrade to 8.1 for  Pay. Oh well… Looks like my only option will be to go to 8.1.1. I’m still not convinced in it’s stability, though.

      • Nesly Lacroix

        I have updated and so far everything is working fine.

      • markelite

        If you’re minimalist like me, then I don’t see any reason why you would not re-jailbreak.

      • markelite

        Well, I am not talking about security holes here, I’m simply referring to the “broken” or buggy features, so I do get the benifits of these latest fixes.

  • InfinitePlusOne

    Haha

  • Jailbrkr21

    Apple only patched 3 of the 7 bugs used in the evasion jailbreak that left the door open for pangu to make the 8.1 jailbreak, leaving just a couple of bugs required is just to tempting for a JB team to leave, Apple didn’t stop signing 8.1 until there was an 8.1.1 JB out there and my guess is that when 8.1.2 comes out it will not plug the JB until iOS 9.0 because Apple get a ton of free security research for nothing and with JB becoming harder to find, my guess is that apple will never fully patch all bugs because it will put the JB teams off giving all their research for them for nothing

    • Kyle McNulty – Mclovin341

      I think you are right. Apple get good ideas from tweaks which people make. Free security research but as far as I’m aware it’s impossible to literally have no bugs on any OS, you can minimise them but fixing bugs can create others..
      Not sure if that’s correct but I’m sure I’ve read that before

      • Jailbrkr21

        it is exactly why the signing door was left open until the 8.1.1 JB was out, it would take a second to stop signing 8.1 yet apple left it open.

      • leart

        Apple is still signing ios 4.1 from 4 years, they probably have their reasons to do so, or everything is related to jailbreak?!
        remember only a insignificant number of iphone users are jailbreaking their devices

      • Jailbrkr21

        I think thesis because come iPhones (maybe the 3g) can not install any ipsw above 4.1 so apple would still have to leave the signing window open so that it is possible to restore that device etc etc.

      • leart

        its about iphone 3gs that it can go even on ios 6.1.6

      • chris

        not true. If I see the number of blog, articles and comments, there is a big number of jailbreakers out there.
        Personnaly, If iphone is not jailbreakable, i will not buy them. IOS stock icons and system are boring.

      • Jailbrkr21

        I agree with this, although I have not jailbroken my 6+ but i will not update to a firmware that is not jailbreakable, The reason is because the sky go app doesn’t work if jailbroken (and some banking apps that I use) so I have an iPhone 5s that I just as my 2nd phone that is jailbroken.

      • leart

        not true, really?
        saurik posted last year a number, he know for sure since he collect data from his Cydia, and the number it was around 20.000.000 of jailbreakers, now imagine the number of non-jailbreakers

      • chris

        ok. fair enough. but 20 millions is a big number

      • benjamin owuye jagun

        The number of iPhone users who jailbreak their iPhones is still insignificant compared to the 500 million or so iPhone users out there myself included that don’t jailbreak their iPhone.

      • Ian Leon

        Coolest conspiracy theory ever.

      • chris

        Einstein said: ” Until a system will be designed by humans, it will always have flaws”

    • MICKEYBLACKEYES

      Do you mean *exploits or do you really mean bugs?

      • Jailbrkr21

        i did mean exploits but it was 2am when i typed that and my brain wasn’t full functioning and i knew bugs wasn’t the correct word to use but I couldn’t be bothered working out the correct word. I was really that tired. but hey, bugs got the point across just as well.

      • MICKEYBLACKEYES

        I just find it funny because i must’ve read your comment 3 times and i was pretty sure iyou were talking about exploits haha but it’s cool

  • Kyle McNulty – Mclovin341

    What are the benefits with 8.1.1 from 8.1? Is it just minor bug fixes?

    • Jailbrkr21

      yes

      • Kyle McNulty – Mclovin341

        No biggie to update then really, just glad to know that I have the option to update without been unable to jailbreak

      • Jailbrkr21

        not for bug fixes because the JB simply opens the door to bugs anyway so it would make no difference, there were no real features added.

      • zacharee

        Jailbreaking only “opens the door to bugs” if you have no idea what you’re doing. If you’re careful, it can be as if you have no jailbreak at all.

      • Jailbrkr21

        very true but some have the temptation to add pirate repos that offer “cracked” versions of pain tweaks, for me that is the worst thing you could do, it takes just 1 download to save 69p ($.99) you could give away all your details and if you use backing app that could be very dangerous.

    • rexology

      There’s already an 8.2 Beta…obviously, Apple didn’t fix a lot in 8.1.

      • Chris

        You know 8.2 is mostly just to enable the WatchKit SDK right?

    • Martynet

      My 6 Plus behaves much better on 8.1.1

      • Ria1979

        Can you clarify please

      • George V

        Yeah what exactly do you mean better? Just curious because I have a 6+ and I notice some bugs here and there on 8.1 but they’re managable

      • Martynet

        I mean random reboots, app crashing, keyboards and shortcuts… Can’t remember everything now, but definitely saw an improvement when it was freshly updated.

      • I heard on reddit that it fixes rotation GUI bugs

    • notewar

      For me it is a huge update as 8.1.1 fixed the freaken slow wifi that I was using for months

  • Ian Leon

    They were so nice to leave it open until we had the new jailbreak.

  • Nathan Jung

    I literally just updated to 8.1.1 today…. looks like there is no going back now.

  • Danilo Tomicioli

    Actually I didn’t see any consistent improvements on 8.1.1….upgraded my iPad unjailbroken and my iPhone is jailbroken 8.1.0…..same!

  • Jesse

    Why downgrade anyway? iOS 8.1.1 is jailbroken.

    • zacharee

      Some people could have problems with 8.1.1. Also, a lot of tweaks don’t work with 8.1.1 yet.

      • Jesse

        I haven’t upgraded to 8.1.1 yet, but i’m sure the developers just need to update the tweak information to allow 8.1.1, it’s not like Apple changed anything that would actually affect the tweaks functionality, however there may be some exceptions I don’t know about.

      • Andy

        I haven’t seen anyone that have problems with 8.1.1, and the ones that do already had the same problems on 8.1. Most tweaks that work with 8.1 already work (or have been updated to work) with 8.1.1.

      • Tim

        All the tweaks I was using on 8.1 work flawlessly on 8.1.1

  • Fanboy 

    Just hoping that a quick jailbreak is released for iOS 8.2 as well seeing as how I will be forced to upgrade to it when the Apple Watch is released.

  • Justin Mitaritonna

    iOS 8.1.1 is worth the update and jailbreak to get the latest jailbroken firmware and also have a much smoother experience as well, I have noticed a more efficient iPhone Plus going from 8.1 to 8.1.1, from apps running better, system performance, and a more solid UI experience with the rotation finallly fixed completely. My Plus used to get warm at times and have multiple crashes in my diagnostic log, 8.1.1 seems to have ironed some more lingering bugs out.

  • Andrieux Querido

    Now that we have the JB on iOs 8.1.1 i really dont care iOs 8.1 is too buggy

  • James G

    It’s interesting the signing window stayed open this long; we can only speculate as to why.

    I’m happy with my 6 on 8.1 jailbroken right now. Once 8.1.1 jailbreak is available for Mac and a lot of tweaks have been updated to support it, I’ll consider upgrading but not if it’s close to 8.2 release (which we probably won’t see until 2015 anyway). It’s just a huge hassle to do a complete restore, upgrade, jailbreak, and then wait for all my apps & content to download from iCloud.

  • Cody

    Waiting for iOS 15.8 to jailbreak.

    • Mark Kramer

      Come back in 7 years.

      • Cody

        Will be!

  • Mark Kramer

    Not worried about 8.2, I’m sure those hack programmers at apple left 5 or 6 more exploits in their code.

    • Ironically most mainstream news sources that have bothered to report on the new jailbreak state that it works with 8.2

      Trust but verify. Words to live by.

  • To me it seems like apple wanted to give jailbreakers a choice and left the signing window open for all that time then along comes 8.1.1 jailbreak and they closed the window, I’m sure the truth is nothing like that but it would be nice if that was the case

  • iltas

    any body conerfm abut 8.1.1 jailbreak can we should update

    • Jailbrkr21

      you can update but remember the 8.1.1 JB tool is only on windows machines at the moment, unless you used a virtual machine on mac.

      • iltas

        i have both machines i need to conferm is the tweaks works in ios 8.1.1 becuse 8.1 sign out

    • Chris

      I updated today after confirming all the tweaks I have installed were confirmed as working, the vast majority of tweaks that worked with 8.1 still work on 8.1.1.

  • Benjamin J Schwartz

    I updated my iPhone 6 plus from Pangu 8.1 to 8.1.1 in iTunes, then ran Taig for the re-jailbreak. I didn’t have to restore and the only thing that needed a reinstall afterwards was the cydia apps. Everything is working perfectly.

    Normally a full restore is a good idea, but I have 90GB of tunes on my iPhone and most gave been converted from ALAC to m4a 256kbps on the fly. That means it takes me about 20 hours to fully restore my iPhone even with my 2600K PC.

  • ♋JULY 17♋

    The new update wasn’t anything important so I will stay iOS 8.1 jailbroken I will say I haven’t had any problem with my iPhone 6 plus nor the jailbreak so I’m staying put lol

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    And just like that, the jailbreak safety net is gone.

  • Brandon McCarthy

    This Jailbreak sucks on IOS Iphone 4s – Breaks Music Box – No fix yet. Very sad!!!

  • iltas

    any body test apsync for 8.1.1 is it works