iOS 8.4.1 update

Apple just released iOS 8.4.1 to the public. If you’re jailbroken, it’s highly recommended that you stay away from this update. We’ll post an update once we have details of what the iOS 8.4.1 release contains, but rumors have swirled for weeks that it may fix the exploits used for the latest iOS 8.3 and iOS 8.4 jailbreak.

So far, we have not found any indication that this is so, but hold off just in case if you’re interested in jailbreaking. If you’re not interested in jailbreaking, feel free to update.

iOS 8.4.1 update 2

It’s been nearly a month since the original iOS 8.4.1 beta was released to developers, and almost two weeks since iOS 8.4.1 beta 2 was released. Apple declined to include release notes outlining what those beta releases contained. Now that the 8.4.1 release is public, proper release notes have been included.

Here is the change log for iOS 8.4.1:

iOS 8.4.1

This release includes improvements and fixes to Apple Music. 

  • Resolves issues that could prevent turning on iCloud Music Library
  • Resolves an issue that hides added music because Apple Music was set to show offline music only
  • Provides a way to add songs to a new playlist if there aren’t any playlists to choose from
  • Resolves an issue that may show different artwork for an album on other devices
  • Resolves several issues for artists while posting to Connect
  • Fixes an issue where tapping Love doesn’t work as expected while listening to Beats 1

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: 

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

I checked out the security link above, and there are no security updates for iOS 8.4.1. That could be because Apple has yet to post it, or it could be because there are no security updates related to iOS 8.4.1 and the jailbreak lives on.

The fact is, there’s no way to know for sure if the exploits have been fixed without it being tested. As such, it’s highly recommended that you stay away from iOS 8.4.1 until we can confirm 100% that it’s safe.

With all of thats said, iOS 8.4.1 contains lots of fixes and some enhancements for Apple Music, which is nice. If you’re not jailbroken, or aren’t interested in doing so, then it would be wise to update for the best and most up to date Apple Music experience.

Non-jailbroken users can update using OTA in Settings → General → Software Update, or by connecting to iTunes and clicking Update under the device summary.

Have you updated yet, or are you holding off?

Update: The rumors were true. iOS 8.4.1 patches the exploits used by the TaiG jailbreak. The TaiG jailbreak that we enjoyed in iOS 8.4 is now dead.

  • Nathan

    I’m guessing this is an update specifically made to patch the jailbreak exploits.

    • Mr.Coolfreak

      This update is out to fix Apple music bugs, it may patch JB

      • Nathan

        It did patch the jailbreak. Look at the security release notes. 😛

  • abhi0n0nakul

    Well i think we can update it. If jailbreak-able its great. If not, we can go back to 8.4 as i guess the signing of old ios stays for few days

  • blist

    Is there are people who are using Casey Neistat’s beme app?:)

    • Mr.Coolfreak

      Yeah, but i feel it’s a let down

    • blist

      follow me @sbudvytis
      I follow back!

  • Aman kapoor

    if i use cydia impactor to unjailbreak my device , then do i get the ability to use OTA updates ? because downloading a few mb over the air is better than downloading almost 2 gigs

    • Marcus

      That’s a really good question. I think Saurik will definitely address this on Twitter later today. I assume it would allow you to download ota updates though.

      • Aman kapoor

        But I can’t risk my jailbreak just to find all this out
        If I run impact or and OTA updates don’t work then I’ll have to re-jailbreak and install all of my tweaks again

        Although t have backups but still I would have to re download levels and other downloadable content for some apps (I’m looking at you PVZ2)

        Which is really time consuming.

        Then you have to re configure activator , springtomize and other tweaks

        Tedious process man..

  • Marcus

    I was really hoping that Apple would release Apple Music updates separate from iOS updates. On Mac, iTunes updates are separate from OS X updates. It should be like that on iOS too. It would be much easier (and jailbreakers wouldn’t lose their jailbreak).

    • yzjustdatguy

      iTunes is a separate app from the OS. Music is not on an iPhone

  • Brandon

    Hopefully this fixes the shitstorm of bugs in the music app not mentioned in the release notes

    • Newgunnerr

      Lol my exact thoughts

  • Mike M. Powell

    But does it patch the battery drain/heat issues from listening to music/apple music?

  • So nothing for the spontaneous reboot problem that started in 8.3

  • ATLWmn

    What is the size of this update? I’m sick of these things taking all my storage for applications I don’t use and can’t opt out of.

  • Zeeshan Mehboob

    After updating FaceTime disappeared from my iPhone. can anyone help?