iPhone Firmware 4.2

Today, Apple ceased signing iOS 8.2. Although the closure of this particular signing window has no measurable impact on jailbreakers, it’s still worth nothing any time Apple closes a firmware signing window.

If, for some reason, you didn’t want to upgrade from an earlier iOS version to iOS 8.3, you could, up until today, upgrade to iOS 8.2. Or, if for some strange reason, you wanted to downgrade to iOS 8.2, you could do so up until today as well. That is, of course, no longer the case.

Interestingly, the last jailbreakable firmware was an iOS 8.2 firmware, but it was a beta firmware—iOS 8.2 beta. The signing window for that firmware has long passed—it closed back in February of this year.

As we told you about previously, IPSW.me is one of the best ways to keep up to date with firmware signing statuses. Of course, we’ll always let you know when Apple ceases signing firmware on iDB, but this is a great resource for viewing all signing statuses at once, and viewing details on legacy firmware as well.

Are you still running iOS 8.2 for any particular reason? Sound off in the comments below with your thoughts on the matter.

  • Liam Harris

    Wait wasn’t iOS 8.2 beta 2 jailbreakable via TaiG? Do you mean iOS 8.3 beta 2?

    • sh1ku

      “Apple ceased signing iOS 8.2 Beta 2.” -> “Apple ceased signing iOS 8.2.”. I guess it was a mistake.

  • Blip dude

    That actually took a while!!

  • Andy

    For those on non jailbreakable firmware, there was no reason to stay on 8.2 when 8.3 includes more performance improvements and fixes. There are those who say 8.3 patches more jailbreak exploits. Well, a jailbreak for 8.2 only was unlikely to come out anyway.

  • iPhoneWINS

    Apple does soo many updates now its crazy

  • iPhoneWINS

    come back next week for IOS 8.3.1

    • Jonathan

      Actually there’s 8.4 beta 1 already

      • leart

        beta 2

  • iPodDroid

    I would LOVE to update, but the fact that there’s no jailbreak available is for 8.3 for that matter, puts me off from it. #Jailbreaktroubles

  • Jon20

    I think Apple is doing their software updates like their hardware updates.… Incremental. This way the window for jailbreaking closes a lot faster and it’s tougher for developers and hackers to create these jailbreaks from exploits that are constantly being patched with all these updates. It totally sucks cause I just had to switch my 6+ to a new one cause of some hardware issue and it came with 8.3. Uhhhhhhh

    • monny black

      hey what was your phone doing???

      • Jon20

        The apps were opening and closing on their own and selecting things without me even touching the screen. They said it had something to do with the capacitive touch screen part.

      • This Guy

        My 6 does that sometimes as well, ever so slightly. Out of the corner of my eye I’ll see icons ‘flicker’ randomly, as if they were touched. Look at the phone and that strange behavior stops. My 5 did it sometimes as well, and both were/are jailbroken. I don’t know if that has anything to do with it or if it’s some government conspiracy. Truthfully, it probably could be both. Or who knows. Throughout my life I have had some pretty strange issues with electronics. Might just be my energy.

      • Jose Rivera

        The only time I ever had that happened to me was with a faulty display… All I did was replace it, and then I had a perfectly functioning device… This happened on iPhone and iPad…

      • This Guy

        Interesting. It happens so infrequently on mine that I’m not worried about it. It doesn’t actually open or close apps or prevent me from using the device whatsoever. No big deal. Unless of course, it IS some kind of government conspiracy to drive me up the wall from seeing it happen out of the corner of my eye and stop as soon as I actually look at it…. but still… they fail. It doesn’t drive me up the wall at all. Just makes me assume it’s them. #trollattemptfail

      • monny black

        Oh ok thanks I was thinking it had to do something with your battery

      • Jon20

        No but when he was opening apps it started selecting certain things within those apps. It even paid my cell bill without me wanting it to when it opened. Kind of scary.

  • Mustang5Oh

    “it’s still worth nothing any time Apple closes a firmware signing window.”

    Yes it is worth nothing when they close signing to firmware lol. I think you meant noting. 😉

  • Sleaka J

    I get about 30% better battery life with 8.3 compared to 8.2.

  • Sandro Michailidis

    iOS 8.4 beta 2 here ..

  • Freddie Webster

    this took long lol