Firmware Status iOS 8.1.2

I’ve got good news and bad news. The bad news is Apple is no longer signing iOS 8.1.1. That means that anyone wishing to upgrade or downgrade to iOS 8.1.1 can no longer do so. Users will now be forced to upgrade to iOS 8.1.2.

Fortunately, there’s good news. The good news is that Apple is of course signing iOS 8.1.2 being that it is the latest publicly available firmware. Since iOS 8.1.2 is jailbreakable with the latest version of the TaiG jailbreak, jailbreakers need not be overly concerned.

As we told you about in a post last month, it’s fairly easy to check the status of Apple’s firmware using the IPSW.me website. For example, if you go to IPSW.me/8.1.1, you’ll see that the signing window for iOS 8.1.1 is now closed. If you go to IPSW.me/8.1.2, you’ll see that the window remains open. Once the next version of iOS 8 is released, presumably iOS 8.1.3, you’ll be able to downgrade back to iOS 8.1.2 as long as it’s still being signed.

Interestingly enough, it appears that iOS 8.1.1 remains open for a couple of devices like the Apple TV 3 and its revision. Every other device, though, including all iPhone and iPads, remain closed.

Since there is already an iOS 8.1.2 jailbreak, this isn’t that big of a deal, but it’s still worth noting and being aware of. But if Apple releases iOS 8.1.3 or a future update that breaks the TaiG jailbreak, it will be more important to be in the know about firmware signing statuses.

What firmware do you currently have running on your jailbroken iPhone or iPad? Drop us a line in the comments with your current status.

  • Daniel

    Iphone 6 8.1 why is Apple putting out new updates so fast Andriod takes a year or more

    • Gleesh

      Why are you concerned with android? Nothing here mentioned android ya fackin jackkasss

      • iTw3aks

        For those planning to Jailbreak on iOS 8.1.2 then I highly recommend adding this Cydia Source into Cydia after you jailbreak so you don’t have to manually input all those Cydia Sources manually. This will automatically add all the best Cydia Sources and give you access to all the best Cydia Tweaks, Themes and Apps for FREE with just a push of a button. Follow the steps below.

        1. Open Cydia

        2. Tap Sources

        3. Tap Edit

        4. Tap Add

        5. Type this url in the box (cydiasource , n e t) without the spaces and replace coma for a dot in the url.

        6. Tap “Add Source”

        7. Install the package labelled “All Sources”.

        This will give you all the best Cydia Sources to have access to all the best Tweaks, Apps and Themes for FREE.

      • Jonathan

        Would you please stop spamming every single post with piracy repos?

    • Chris

      Because Google can’t force it upon their global customer base, phone makers such as HTC and Samsung modify the OS and implement custom UI changes, extra features and additional modifications to suit the hardware, before an update can be made available it first has to be approved for the device by the phone maker and shipped out but as we’ve seen this takes a VERY long time to happen.

      • JoshuaHulgan

        Don’t forget the carriers.

  • Warmachine69

    I just restored my device from 8.1.1 to 8.1.2 and waiting non jailbroken until 8.1.3 if that’s not jailbreakable I’ll jailbreak on 8.1.2 (hoppefully 8.1.3 doesn’t pull a 6.1.3)

    • leart

      6.1.3 is jailbreakable,, now ๐Ÿ˜›

      • Warmachine69

        Back in the day ios 6.1.3 was the version that patched the frist evasion jailbreak

      • leart

        It was a joke, i suffered from 6.1.3 a long time to ๐Ÿ˜‰
        But now is jailbrekable so don’t loose the faith

  • Oliver Fish

    I’m on 7.1.1 because my favorite tweak is Background Manager & the developer dropped support for it :'( so it won’t be updated for iOS 8. The whole reason why I was waiting to update was to see if that tweak would be updated for iOS 8 but it is not going to happen :'( Could you probably say something or put in a request for someone else to make a backgrounder-like app. I’d buy it too.

    • Dani Hayes

      I foolishly updated my 5s to iOS 8.1. Really wish I stayed on iOS 7.1.2.

    • nonchalont

      You should request on reddit. A lot of developers are on there.

  • leart

    Didnt make it in time to update ๐Ÿ™

    • George G

      That’s awful looking.

      • leart

        How about this other one? ๐Ÿ™

      • George G

        Nails on a chalkboard…

      • leart

        Why so sad

      • George G

        So nasty.

  • vadovado

    I miss iOS 7 on mi 5s ๐Ÿ™

  • Heather Wolf

    just got the iphone 6 plus and had updated my 4s to 8.1.2…it’s a bunch of crap with so many sync problems. I’ve been trying to get either one to sync music or anything besides Tones for nearly 7 hours to no avail. I am THISFLIPPINGCLOSE to having a major fit and breaking the new (ridiculously expensive) phone.

  • Hammad Godil

    i need help… i know that apple stops signing 8.1.1, & i accidentally updated it to 8.1.2, now i need to downgrade my 4S. Please tell me any solution to do this because my iPhone is draining more battery on 8.1.2 & i m so fed up with it.

    anyone can reply me on my gmail, traccckk@gmail.com