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Apple has released iOS 8.1.2 this afternoon with a handful of bug fixes and other improvements. Specifically, the release notes say the update addresses an issue where ringtones purchased through the iTunes Store may have disappeared from users’ devices.

You can access the new firmware over the air via Settings > General > Software Update, or via iTunes by connecting your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to a computer. But as usual, we recommend that users who are jailbroken, or plan to jailbreak, avoid the update for now.

Today’s release comes three weeks after Apple pushed out iOS 8.1.1 to the public, which also brought about various bug fixes and a patch for the Pangu jailbreak. The software has since been exploited by the TaiG jailbreak, but it’s possible that today’s release kills it as well.

ios 8-1-2

Again, unless you’re experiencing the aforementioned ringtone problem, there’s no need to rush to update here—it’s a minor release. Apple has seeded a beta version of iOS 8.2 to developers, and we expect that to be far more significant in terms of new features and changes.

For those looking to update, 8.1.2 is compatible with the iPhone 4s and newer, the iPad 2 and newer, and the fifth generation iPod touch. You can use one of the methods mentioned above, or grab the firmware from our Downloads page and reference step 4 of this tutorial for help.

Stay tuned.

  • Fanboy 

    I refuse

    • Teshko Koyi

      7.1.2 is the best 😉

      • AshWin SuryaWanshi

        i want to downgrade my 4s with 7.1.2 !!

      • nonchalont

        Why? Is the 4s really that slow on ios 8?

      • Andrew

        Slower than a dead turtle

      • AshWin SuryaWanshi

        yes!!! it taking so much time to access some options and settings
        i dosnt feel like im using apple

      • AshWin SuryaWanshi

        too slow man!! its taking so much time to access some settings n apps..its feel like i’m using some kind of jelly-bean android phone..

      • PMB01

        Sounds like you need to do a restore. Benchmarks of 8.1.1 on the 4S show that it is negligibly slower than iOS 7, not enough to make much of a difference.

      • AshWin SuryaWanshi

        are you sure for that?
        but i think as i heard

        7.1.2 is good and fast accessing as compare to 8.1.1!!

      • PMB01

        Yep. Ars Technica did a comparison and 8.1.1 pretty much closed the performance gap. Any performance issues that you might notice (like in Safari) would be because of the 512MB of RAM and that has nothing to do with iOS versions.

      • andy

        Using iphone 4 still with ios 6.0.
        Performance awesome
        battery life awesome
        No crash, havent noticed any bugs or shit yet
        Battery lasted 4 days for me!

      • Gleesh

        7.1.2 squad! Holla

      • Manuel Molina

        That it is. I have a 6 + and still wish I was on 7.1.2.

      • Jack Wong

        It is simple, just buy an old iPhone with 7.1.2.

        Just like the ATV2, I just sold one on Amazon and it is still jailbreakable.

      • boo poo

        apple should let the last ios of every firmware open to supported device so we could downgrade

      • nonchalont

        I concur.

      • Jack Wong

        There is a good and bad about keeping the iOS devices with the latest firmware, I am totally fine with the new OS, I do not miss any old OS.

        I know there will be no more 10years-WindowsXP anymore.

      • WolfgangHoltz

        Not from Apple anyway.

      • Jack Wong

        It is very easy to pick a bone from a chicken, feel free to step up and make a perfect OS for us.

      • PMB01

        You have no idea what you’re talking about. The 6/6+ were always designed to run iOS 8. It’s not possible to run iOS 7 on them.

      • leart

        it was a joke, you didn’t get it o.O
        i feel sorry for you 🙁

      • PMB01

        More failure. Such moron. Wow.

      • leart

        You most be a single neuron human

      • PMB01

        Nope, I’m an adult. And I’m talking to a 4-year-old here. When does your potty training start?

      • leart

        Baaaa baaaa

      • PMB01

        Hey lost sheep, I think your shepherd is calling you in.

      • leart

        Fkcu your gi r l

      • PMB01

        Don’t have one, but glad you’re admitting defeat.

      • leart

        Yes your right ios 8 is about the same of ios 7.1.2 now just duck of

      • PMB01

        “duck of”?
        Whew, for a second I thought the stupidity was going to end. My mistake.

      • Manuel Molina

        I don’t think you understand what I was trying to say. Maybe try not to be so attacking and look at my comment. I have an iPhone 6 Plus and know I can’t run iOS 7, but I said I wish I was on 7.1.2. It was a good software imo. Never did I say that I wish I went back to 7.1.2 on my 6+.

      • Kenrick Fernandes

        oh how i agree with you 🙂 i’m still using 7.1.2 and it’s a beast. i recently downloaded the tweak notracking++ and it’s a beast. saves battery and saves my privacy

    • JeffyTheQuick

      I never get a .0 release, and this is 8.1.2.0

  • Ivan Diardo 

    If the jailbreak is patched, screw ’em! -.- Couldn’t they just wait to do that maybe in iOS 8.2?

    • Dani Hayes

      No because ic0n1c hasn’t released an exploit. Lol.

  • Manor

    I wonder if they patched the jailbreak….

    • Ángel Javier Esquivel

      It’s blocked since 8.1.1

      • Merman123

        I think he means the 8.1.1 jailbreak.

      • Ángel Javier Esquivel

        :O There’s an 8.1.1 jailbreak?!

      • R N

        TaiG Jailbreak

      • Ángel Javier Esquivel

        >:( And there’s just me downgrading to 8.1 to install Pangu

      • Burge

        More importantly you can not downgrade to 8.1. The last device that could downgrade when Apple wasn’t signing firmware was the i4 and that stopped on 7.1.2.

      • Ángel Javier Esquivel

        Actually, I downgraded my job’s iPad to 8.1 when 8.1.1 was released. I accidentally upgraded it and, when I knew it blocked Pangu, immediately downgraded 🙂

      • Burge

        Then would it not make sense to say that and not “And there me downgrading to 8.1 to instal Pangu” that gives the impression of well just what you have put..

      • Ángel Javier Esquivel

        :v

      • Rodney Coleman

        apple was still signing 8.1 rookies

      • Ángel Javier Esquivel

        Indeed

      • Sebastian Diaz

        Where have you been?

      • Ángel Javier Esquivel

        Mexico :v

      • Ángel Javier Esquivel

        Where *have you been

      • Jeffrey

        Lol

  • Rounak

    wtf

  • Shawn

    Patch notes only says fixes disappearing ringtones. Doubtful this had security patches but you never know. Unless the jailbreak disguised itself as a ringtone…

    • XZavier

      “Breaking news Taig jailbreaks iOS via disquising as ringtone!” That’d be funny to read, and a massive security hole haha, highly doubt this will patch it.

      • El Barto

        Actually it could be. Some years ago I read something saying that a jailbreak (evasion if iI’m not wrong) was based on a Chinese localization bug in maps when the device was put in Japanese, or a thing like that.
        The jailbreakers find a lot of funny ways to enter the system, so it could be also a ringtones bug :p

      • Arjan Vlek

        JailbreakMe 1.0 (iOS 1.1.1) was injected via a malformed TIFF picture, and
        JailbreakMe 2.0(iOS 4.0) +3.0(iOS 4.3.3) were injected via a malformed PDF file…
        There are indeed lots of funny ways to enter a system

  • Maxim∑

    iOS 8.1.2 changelog:

    Re-disables the jailbreak we just enabled

    • XZavier

      Wait do you mean Re-enables the jailbreak we just disabled?

    • Jonathan

      *Re-disables the jailbreak we just disabled

  • Omg is it RIP TaiG already ?? 🙁

  • leart

    Nope

    • Fajr Lodhi

      Exactly!!

    • Fanboy 

      You do know iOS 8.1.1 is stable, as well as the jailbreak is stable, and all major tweaks have been updated and are stable…. No need to keep pretending and holding onto iOS 7.

      • leart

        8.1.2 would be like a kick on the b**** for my 4s, it’s not a good idea

      • Mohammed

        If you are using the IPhone 4S ,don’t even bother updating beyond IOS7,its slow as f**k on the 4S.

      • leart

        Ios 8 for the iPhone 4S it’s not a update , is a friendly invite to buy a new device 🙂
        I brought my 4s in the summer of 2013 because it was new in box with ios 6.0.1 Installed in, a stunning fast device, updated accidentally to 7.1 because I messed my jb, and since then I even don’t want to jb anymore since it removes the ability to reset all content and settings and you will be forced to restore with iTunes to the latest firmware that usually it’s not a good thing for your device. I’d like to have a choice when I update my firmware to a much slower one, jailbreaking removes that ability so f. Jb

      • PMB01

        iOS 8 runs fine on the 4S. Stop preaching lies. Benchmarks tell the truth.

      • leart

        don’t let anyone to wash your brain anymore.
        see whats happens?? you believe that ios 8 is the same like ios 7 in speed comparison

      • PMB01

        You really enjoy failure. None of what you say makes any sense. Then again, trolls never make sense anyway.

      • leart

        Aha, I understand now, an yes your right ios 8 has the same performance of ios 7, yes this is the true

      • PMB01

        iOS 8.1.1 runs barely slower than iOS 7 did on the 4S. Benchmarks have proven that.

      • leart

        I’ve seen some videos showing that ios 8.1.1vs7.1.2 is one second slower just opening apps, the best example is opening the appstore, but the updating thing is something that anyone can decide by itself because obliviously there are some advantages when update

      • PMB01

        Ars Technica showed that the differences aren’t bad at all. You’re using a device with only 512MB of RAM and that is the only ceiling worth mentioning. General usage is the same on iOS 7 or 8.

      • leart

        I updated by misadventure to ios 7 due to a faulty attempt to semi-restore, I bought this device because I’m a ios 6 fan and I was happy there, wonderful ui and stunning fast device, apps, camera.
        Now that I’m on ios 7 ill will never update till my next iphone, don’t want to have a slow device in my hands just because of some minor “improvements”
        I’m a very long iphone user, trust me, the last ios that support your device will make you wish to buy another one. But @ the end is up to you

      • PMB01

        It’s up to you, but you’re not using logical reasoning anymore. iOS 8 is no worse than iOS 7 on the 4S so you’re only losing out on the new features by not updating. If you don’t want new features, that’s fine. Don’t invent excuses that make no sense and use them to mislead others.

      • leart

        your wrong, but your free to update.
        im talking to who didnt update yet

      • PMB01

        Disagreeing with hard facts will do nothing but make you look like an idiot, as your awful grammar already does.

      • leart

        problems? or you are just insane?

      • PMB01

        Only insane one here is you with comments like that.

      • leart

        Don’t forget to get the medicines tonight ok?
        Mr. Ios 8 is faster hahaha

      • PMB01

        Oh you need me to bring you your medicine? That would explain the giant helping of stupidity you’re giving out.

      • leart

        Baaaa baa baaaa

      • PMB01

        I agree. You’re quite the ignorant sheep.

      • leart

        Do you feel smart hahaha

      • PMB01

        I am smart. You are dumb. Let’s move on now.

      • leart

        Facts are that everyone noticed that ios 8 is WAY slower in every device, especially in the 4s, exept YOU.
        If you don’t like my grammar is your problem it is not supposed to like to you. I’m not living in a english language speaking country.

        Don’t get it what do you want to show? You like ios 8 well who gives a f***, your business.

        Or just are trying to show how much instatiable a isheep can be?

        Because that’s what you are a sheep, sheep, sheep..

      • PMB01

        None of those are facts, or anywhere near remotely true. But do continue making yourself look like an ignorant moron.

      • leart

        Post your own comment mr. Ios 8 is faster, your not here to make me change my mind, if you don like what I wrote disagree .
        Don’t make the idiot figure to correct everyone here that don’t think the same like you

      • PMB01

        I don’t know anyone that thinks like you, mostly because your rambling is so incoherent. Just stop.

      • leart

        To stop what? You are commenting on my post?
        Baaaa baaaaa

      • PMB01

        Stop being dumb. Animal noises make you even more of an idiot.

      • leart

        Kiss my a

      • PMB01

        🙂

      • leart

        Sukc my duck

      • PMB01

      • angry one

        hahaha

      • PMB01

        Another immature commenter. Even doubling down on the childish behavior by liking your own comment.

        Seems I’m the only one on this site with some class.

      • leart

        It’s your business iDio t

      • PMB01

        Somehow, you’re making even less sense than before.

      • leart

        Facts are that the rate of users on ios 8 is smaller compared to the numbers that ios 7 had last year, this is because ios 8 is not that good, at least for the smart ones, now just f**k 0ff post your own experience or you are feeling alone?

      • PMB01

        Nope, the growth rate is smaller because people are dumb and don’t know that they don’t have to update OTA. Just quit the BS and go upstairs to mommy. She’s calling you for dinner.

      • leart

        I feel sorry for you 🙁

      • PMB01

        I know. Being smarter than you is such a burden.

      • leart

        Fu kc you adn yr morther

      • PMB01

        More classless drivel.

      • leart

        I so your comments and I made a mistake responding to your idiot comments , I was the only one I did that , shame on me

      • PMB01

        Yep, you’ve proven how much of an idiot you are. And the evidence keeps mounting.

      • leart

        Fck off

      • PMB01

        🙂

      • leart

        KFC of

      • PMB01

        Seriously

      • leart

        Fkc off

      • PMB01

      • leart

        Do your own comment, stop spamming mine

      • leart

        Ok

      • leart

        Are you gay or what, what do you want I told you that ios 8 is fate now what the duck you want ?

      • PMB01

        This is getting really sad.

      • leart

        Duck off

      • PMB01

        🙂

      • leart

        Fck of

      • leart

        Nothing beats your mother I know for sure

      • PMB01

        More useless prattle from the moron.

      • leart

        Seriously what do you want? Are you normal?

      • PMB01

        I am, but you don’t seem to have experience as a normal person.

      • leart

        you are the real idiot, believing everything read on apple website, isheep

      • PMB01

        Nope, still you!

      • leart

        baaa baaaa

      • PMB01

        Wow, you’ve devolved far enough to making animal noises. I think I hear the shepherd calling you to dinner.

      • leart

        7.1.1 is my highest firmware, have a look of my other devices.
        If isn’t broken don’t fix it, if I’m fine with one firmware don’t see any reason to update, especially to those 1.1.1.2 😛

    • TeddyBearStand

      I wish I was still on 7.1.1 🙁 Still not happy with the latest iOS8 version in terms of speed on my 5s.

  • Sebastián Junca 

    The 5th update since iOS 8 was released, its getting boring to update… killing jailbreak and none of the big bugs fixed. Not a good deal. I´m still having issues with third party keyboards, battery percentage goes crazy and jumps 3% right away… I´ll stay with my jailbreak until iOS 8.2 at least.

    • Fajr Lodhi

      Its just a race now between apple and jailbreak devs, kinda like a cat and mouse game!

  • john diaz

    This just shows how apple made a hasty decision to release iOS 8 they didn’t revise their firmware well enough and now they release a fix for everything and anything.

    If your going to release a firmware make sure that everything is running flawlessly so that people don’t criticize you, how can such a big company make so many mistakes.

    • XZavier

      They like to release around same time each year so they won’t lose too many people from nothing big and new coming out, it’s not possible for something to run flawlessly, and since we are gonna jailbreak it, that makes it even more flawed, and there will always be someone to criticize you. And it’s because they have lost good leadership, seriously I am annoyed at how horrible they are these days.

  • Rodney Coleman

    i removed the jailbreak. very very buggy. especially apple pay… lost my cards out of no where.

    • pnh

      Actually the TaiG jailbreak is one of the easiest and best ever. No battery drain and no strange occurrences. Maybe you’ve been downloading tweaks or cracked apps that you shouldn’t.

      • Niclas

        Actually, it is not the best JB ever. Not even close.
        It uses a unofficial hacked bootstrap and it is “incomplete” (stuff/modification missing).
        Source: Saurik.

      • toan

        Hacker iH8sn0w is confirmed by JB dc TaiG 1.1.0

      • Niclas

        Still using the same software, which menas that my point still stands.

    • Nesly Lacroix

      I have been running the TAIG jailbreak on 5S and iPad 4 since it was released, and I haven’t had any issue. It’s the easiest jailbreak experience I’ve had since I started jailbreaking with iOS 7.

      • Warren

        Jail-Broke with TAIG 8.1.1 on Iphone 4S – how can I safely unlock it?

    • mrgerbik

      eh?

  • AshWin SuryaWanshi

    hey i need downgrade my iphone 4s from ios 8.1.1 to ios 7.1.2 i need help!!

    what should do that???

    • Scuba Steve

      Not possible.

      • AshWin SuryaWanshi

        ios 8.1.1 sucks for 4s
        any bypass method??

      • Litchy

        nope, no way

  • Cody

    Another update to kill the jailbreak.

  • justme

    what about battery life?
    since I have iOS8.1 the battery life was better than iOS7 and iOS6.
    sadly on iOS8.1.1 the battery life have less duration. I think is because apple patched the exploit and somewhere is running a service or process in background to protect the root system…. who knows

    • Niclas

      Your assumption is incorrect.

    • sbailey4

      Waiting on same answer. I too had worse battery life on iP6 with 8.1.1. iOS 8, 8.0.2 and 8.1 were all fine. Restored back to 8.1 and back to being awesome. Waiting to see where 8.1.2 stands.

  • Nabil A Swileh

    shortcuts bug was not fixed.

  • JoelJEstrada

    Is it still possible to upgrade to 8.1.1? Signing window still open? If so I’ll upgrade while I can and Taig it.

    • Niclas

      https : // ipsw . me/8.1.1

      • JoelJEstrada

        Awesome. Thanks!

    • Helen Helene

      Yes! Just checked! Awesome!

  • Ali

    Has apple stopped signing 8.1.1?

    • Helen Helene

      No! Still signing! I just checked!

  • Ryan Archer

    Is this confirmed to kill the jailbreak? I don’t need the update, but it’s nice to have a firmware that can be jailbroken just in case a restore is needed at some point.

  • Blip dude

    If it doesn’t kill the Jailbreak, Ill update tomorrow. Otherwise, I’ll just stick to 8.1 until 8.2 comes out. I am affected by this particular bug but clearly I’m still living soo…

  • boo poo

    about time for an update, been having those random crashes while using safari

    • boo poo

      nevermind that bug still exist

      • Fajr Lodhi

        downgrade while u can!

  • G.Dash

    Well I love bug fixes so I’m going to update to 8.1.2

  • aw81

    I have a weird issue with my iPhone 5, if i play any sound through the loudspeaker, be it video, music, phone call, the audio cuts out if the volume is over halfway and whichever app is making the sound has to be reset.
    It started when I upgraded to 8.1 and is still present in 8.1.1
    Anyone else had this?

  • Warren

    Jail-Broke with TAIG 8.1.1 on Iphone 4S – how can I safely unlock it?

  • Onn Ricky

    Can anyone knows whether I can upgrade to 8.1.1 from 8.1 since 8.1.2 is out now.TIA

    • Fajr Lodhi

      yea just download 8.1.1 from ipsw(dot)me

      • Onn Ricky

        Thanks, Fajr

      • Onn Ricky

        By the way, do I just restore in iTunes using Windows and pressing the “shift” key?

      • Christopher Michael Cetinich

        Yup

  • Angel Gonzalez

    3rd party keyboards are still buggy.

  • ¶_ØßÓ·

    been missing AUXO 2 since upgraded to iOS8…

  • Luis Barbosa

    is it worth updating from 8.1 ?

  • Exstinction

    no, I wont become dumbass again…

  • DaniDaniel

    We can object against apple’s policy. We should ask for being able to downgrade to ios 7.1.2. Another option is to abandon apple. I’m sure that they will reopen signing to 7.1.2 since it is the best for 4s. Otherwise they have to do their best to solve it. Apple becomes weaker since Jo. died.