Jailbreak iPhone 6 Plus iOS 8.4

Over the last few hours, rumors have swirled on reddit and other places that we could see a jailbreak released for iOS 8.4.1. While I certainly can’t vouch for the validity of these rumors, I am nonetheless intrigued by such a prospect.

Although the great new features found in iOS 9 would make it hard for me to personally backtrack to iOS 8, I understand that some of you would jump at the chance if it meant being able to jailbreak.

The good news is that if a jailbreak is released for iOS 8.4.1, everyone, at least as of this writing, can enjoy it. That’s because Apple is still signing the iOS 8.4.1 firmware for all devices. When this will change is anyone’s guess, but Apple usually closes its signing window for older firmware in relatively short order.

With this in mind, some of you may want to consider downgrading to iOS 8.4.1 now if you’re strongly interested in a jailbreak, just in case the rumors turn out to be true. Of course, you can always upgrade again later, but once Apple closes the iOS 8.4.1 signing window, you won’t be able to downgrade at all.

Remember, Apple closed its iOS 8.4 signing window back on August 22nd. This was 9 days after it released iOS 8.4.1 to the public. Apple closed iOS 8.3 back on July 7th, which was a mere 7 days following the release of iOS 8.4 on June 30th. Moral of the story? There’s probably not much time left for iOS 8.4.1, as it’s already been 8 days since iOS 9 was pushed to the public.

As I always recommend, you can check the signing status of iOS 8.4.1 by visiting IPSW. This is by far the best place to check signing statuses for all of Apple’s iOS releases across all of its devices.

IPSW 8.4.1 signing status

As you can see, Apple is singing iOS 8.4.1 for every eligible device right now, but as mentioned, that could very well change in short order.

What do you think? Will we see a jailbreak for iOS 8.4.1? We know an iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak is technically possible, but actually releasing one is taking it to a whole new level.

  • igobythisname

    Thanks for this post Jeff!! I recently updated my old iPhone 4S to iOS 9, clean, DFU install.. it’s been running like garbage ever since.. super slow and laggy.. Now, thanks to your post, I know Apple is still signing iOS 8.4.1.. I’m going to clean install that and see if it’s any better.. THANKS!

    • leart

      probably if you jailbreak the 4s on 8.4.1 it will run like crap the same..
      a tip: jailbreak, if a 8.4.1 jb come out, install open shsh and downgrade with odysseus ota back to 6.1.3, that’s what I did and my 4s was on 7.1.1. now is super fast on ios 6 and battery last half more

      • Fanboy 

        Geez, at least upgrade to the original iPhone 5 or something lol.

      • Manuel Molina

        How much did you think you wanna to give him for his upgrade? You know, since you are telling him to upgrade and such.

      • Fanboy 

        I’d be willing to give him the $0 and such that it costs to upgrade to the 5S. Does he take PayPal?

      • Morgan Freeman

        I didn’t realize phones were free. I’ve been doing it wrong!

      • leart

        it is not money problem 🙂

      • Manuel Molina

        I think you missed the point. You don’t know the persons budget/finances.

      • XcodeGhost

        He shouldn’t come in here and complain if he is running an ancient device. He should take our advice and upgrade before he decides to get mad at Apple for his iPhone 4S lagging. It was released many years ago!

      • Manuel Molina

        Your entire comment screams teenager. First off, the decide isn’t old. Second, Apple shouldn’t frigging support the device if the device can’t handle iOS 9. So yes, that’s Apple’s fault. If the tech isn’t there, why support the device if it’s gonna run bad. And many years ago? It was released 4 years ago; 2011. How quick we are to forget.

      • XcodeGhost

        Screams teenager to you but at least I can afford a smartphone newer than the iPhone 4S.

      • Manuel Molina

        Because your mum buys it for you? He isn’t saying he wants a new phone though, he says he doesn’t want it to be slow. You’re just fixated that he should get a new phone. If that’s a problem for you, you should tell mummy to get 2 instead.

      • XcodeGhost

        Obviously what I wrote hurt your feelings too much so I’ll stop before you burst down in tears. Good day, troll.

      • Manuel Molina

        I rest my case.

      • XcodeGhost

        Since you’re holding his hand and crying for him why don’t you buy him a newer iPhone? He can expect slowness on an iPhone 4S anyday. That’s why they have released the iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and now iPhone 6S. Something your pebble-sized brain can’t seem to understand.

      • Manuel Molina

        See, I could careless what phone he has. You actually do since you stated that he’s complaining and should update it by buying a new one. I stated you should buy him a new one should you want to since it bothers you so much. Hopefully that break down helps you since I understand your teenager brain hasn’t fully developed. It’s okay, stupidity is understandable at your age. You could also pass it on if you have kids like your parents did with you, so be careful. Sadly they didn’t take this advice I’m giving you and created you, but there’s still hope, yes?

      • XcodeGhost

        You call another person a teenager but you defend leart like if you breastfeed off of him. Stop being his cheerleader and stop commenting before you burst a blood vessel.

      • Manuel Molina

        Did you pass the 12th grade, Jr? Grammar and English do not seem your strongest subject, yes? I’ll let you be and get back to the drinking from the breastfeeding; I’m sure mum taste even better when she’s buying your things.

      • XcodeGhost

        Leart is his username, idiot. Now mow my lawn, amigo.

      • Manuel Molina

        So you have not hit the age of 17, a white kid who’s a racist and moron? I see. You have all this time on your hands to comment with the instant, but can’t take your ass off Facebook and do some homework. Don’t focus so much on me, focus on working hard so one day, just one day, you could be someone or thing other than that regret your mom has about not swallowing or aborted you instead of having to raise a special education baby as a single parent. Then having no daddy either…. I see your anger. It must be tough. But hey, I give her much praise for putting up with the challenge.

      • leart

        i can afford newer devices.. all my idevices are not used second hands, i brought the new in box and even that are 2007-2012 technology, are far to considered cheap.. all those devices costed me 200-500$ each

      • leart

        dude what the f*** were you talking? who was complaining?
        I’m a senior designer, and I’m collecting old devices because i hate the new flat design… your speaking totally from what it is only on your mind

      • leart

        one day, when i would like to, for sure i will, dont worry 😉

      • igobythisname

        Sorry guys, I thought it was a given, saying “my old iPhone” implied that there is a ‘new-er’ one… I do have an iPhone 5S running iOS 7.1.2 and tomorrow I will have the iPhone 6S Plus.. I just use my OLD iPHONE 4S to test out new iOS releases and what not.. it’s my iOS device to play with..
        The fact of the matter still remains, iOS 9 is running like garbage on it and I did a clean/DFU install.. Getting it back to iOS 6 would be nice, but seeing as how MOST companies/developers/Apple need to be SUED for their lack of legacy support (seriously, I think there could be a lawsuit here.. Apple is selling devices that may only be useful for 1 yr, given the rate that this non-sense is going – and ppl should not be REQUIRED to update to the latest iOS, especially if/when the latest iOS lags and slows the device down so much that it’s frustrating to use), I think anything below iOS 7 would deem is useless (I’m currently experiencing much frustration being on iOS 7 with my iPhone 5S.. DirecTv NFL Sunday Ticket app requires iOS 8, and also Gametime app, to name a few)..

      • rockdude094

        Can you provide links? I really want to downgrade my iPad 3

      • leart

        it is working only for devices who used in the past ios 5.0.1 and are still updating to ios 8-9, ipad 2 and iphone 4s, apple is keeping alive a ota to 6.1.3 since for those potential devices who are still on 5.0.1, cant update directly from 5.0.1 to ios 8, they need to update first to ios 6.1.3 and then to the latest ios 8. its a bug on ios 5.0.1 apple cant fix that now..

        ipad 3 come out with 5.1 so apple has no need to sign ota for that ipad.

        basically only ipad 2 and iphone 4s can benefit of this fully downgrade without shsh. dont hope for any other device

      • rockdude094

        Can iPhone 4 work then?

      • leart

        dude i would be happy to say yes, my 4 is on 6.1.3 anyway 🙂
        im just a user, i just follow with interest debs that are pushing those tools to downgrade, they are claiming that apple is signing 6.1.3 only devices that currently are supported for iOS 8 and they can’t update ota directly. iPhone 4S and iPad 2, forget every other device. they probably will downgrade with saved shsh blobs, but not with this method

      • Jesus Villarreal Herrera

        I am checking on doing this but giving up apps that are not compatible with iOS 6.1.3… mmm I don´t know, Pretty much everithing is iOS 7 or higher

      • leart

        personally i have almost all aps that i used in the past saved. im suffering not installing new apps but my ios 6 devices are full of apps. your right almost all new apps are requiring 7 and up, you can download the last working version but still maybe this is not enough for you..
        your choice, for my opinion it worth, 4s will run like crap on ios 8-9, at least on ios 6 you have the good feeling to use a snappy device, very snappy 🙂

      • Jesus Villarreal Herrera

        Guess what!
        I tried to downgrade to ios 6 but I didn’t work, men I tried reading all over, after several attempst I crashed the phone, so it was stuck on the apple logo, I tried to recover it so I didn’t loose my jailbreak at leats… now I’m stuck at ios 9.2 without a jailbreak and ios 6

      • leart

        i posted a reply with pictures, waiting to be approved 🙂

    • XcodeGhost

      Well it is an iPhone 4S. It’s time for you to upgrade to at least an iPhone 5s.

  • Himanshu Oberoi

    iPhone without jailbreak is like iPhone without jailbreak! XD

    • Jonathan

      If it’s not a jailbroken iPhone, then, it’s not jailbroken iPhone.

      • tiltdown

        true that!

      • Merman123

        Unapologetically jailbroken.

      • Himanshu Oberoi

        I think you didn’t saw Apple Campaign. “If it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an iPhone”. XD

      • Jonathan

        I can neither confirm nor deny your comment.

  • RobDigital413

    I smell a surprise…..9.0 jailbreak…… First

    • abhi0n0nakul

      That wud be worse thing. Jb on buggy ios. No no
      They shud hold off jb till probably 9.1 or better 9.2

      • RobDigital413

        That would be the smartest thing to do…..unless the 3 vulnerabilities on iOS 8.4.1 are also in 9.

      • Elias Chao

        Lucia Todesco (the guy behind this alleged public jailbreak tool) said the bugs are fixed in iOS 9. That’s why he is releasing it for iOS 8.4.1

    • Manuel Molina

      Even with iOS 9 jailbroken, wouldn’t we have to play the waiting game for tweaks and sub to be updated? I update my phone every year but so glad I kept my plus this time around. I hate waiting for jailbreaks.

  • Walter White

    Why does it have to be so hard to roll out a clean ios?

    WHY?

    • XcodeGhost

      SCIENCE.

      That’s why.

  • Manuel Molina

    Meh. 8.1.4 when 9 is here makes no sense. What if you release today and apple closes in an hr

    • RobDigital413

      Exactly

    • Elias Chao

      But he’s stated that the tool is in the works, telling people to downgrade before Apple stop the signing windows.

  • pauleebe

    Eh, 8.4.1 signing window will be closed soon, as will 9.0.0.

    Rather stay on 8.4.0 jailbroken than jump to 8.4.1 and sit for what may never become an actual jailbreak.

    • Dan

      Of course you will stay on 8.4.0. There is literally zero reasons why you would move up to 8.4.1.

  • iltas

    Any On help me which date conferm for iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak relased.becuse I’m n iOS 9.0.1 I need to downgrade becuse singout

    • Elias Chao

      Luca Todesco is recommending people to downgrade asap, because the tool is in the works.

      • Lucus Bendzsa

        If those of us wiht Watch OS2 downgrade then we cannot connect to our $350.00 watch.

  • Erick Reyes

    Too bad I updated my Apple Watch to Watch OS 2. Otherwise I would’ve downgraded

    • diggitydang

      I wonder if you downgrade iOS, whether re-syncing your watch will put the older watch OS on it as well. I think it would… Worth a shot anyway…

      • Erick Reyes

        I tried that. That doesn’t happen. An iPhone on iOS 8 doesn’t see the Apple Watch on Watch OS 2 at all

      • diggitydang

        Crapy. Sorry to hear that.

  • spockers™

    “As you can see, Apple is singing…” ;D

  • Manuel Molina

    Yeah, more like a crack problem. 😉 I have resources if you need help with your addiction. Ha.

  • Manuel Molina

    That requires giving your soul to a carrier. Sometimes people don’t what to do that or may not have that carrier. And why upgrade to a 5S because it’s free if the person is content with their older device. If they aren’t, why update to another older device just because it is semi-new to their current one?

  • XcodeGhost

    Just work on a jailbreak for iOS 9.

    • Thanks to your suggestion, they just might.

      • Lucus Bendzsa

        Stephan Easer can do it in two hours and nobody else can do it in days!

      • Unfortunately he hasn’t been able to yet. Stefan is known to show off his ‘jailbreaks’ well before everyone else. Seems like this time we’re at least a few months away from a working exploit.

      • Lucus Bendzsa

        I do know the complexity of a jailbreaking and why it does take so long for teams of rookies to do it, but still. Stefan is an amazing guy who can do it in seconds. As a little bit of a security researcher I did manually jailbreaking my device before, and guess I will have to again for iOS 9 as Stefan has.

    • iPhoneWINS

      focus on 9

  • iPhoneWINS

    lol nope only IOS 9 will instal on 6S

  • Lucus Bendzsa

    If they are working on that and not an iOS 9 jailbreak then I will never hailbreka again. That’s stupid. JAILBREAK iOS 9.

    • Elias Chao

      He’s releasing this tool because the vulnerabilities he’s exploiting are already fixed in iOS 9.

      • Lucus Bendzsa

        I have Watch OS 2 though.

  • FentonCrackshell

    Bogus that we have to do this still. If people want to jailbreak then let them. We all know the risks. Having an iPhone without. A jailbreak feels so limited. Certain things that I want (tethering, gestures, etc.) are easily accessible with jailbreak. If Apple doesn’t want us to jailbreak then they should make their devices better.

  • Morgan Freeman

    Yeah, that’s not free dude. Nothing in life is ‘free’… you’ll learn that as you grow. 🙂

  • Ram4ever

    Jeff, I have a watch (with Watch OS2) if i downgrade my iPhone to 8.4.1, will i still be able to use Native watch apps. I am asking this because one of the requirement to update to Watch OS was IOS 9 (in the associated Iphone)

  • Sure wish I could downgrade my 6S Plus when it arrives… #NewiPhoneProblems

  • Clint P

    so, if i have the official watch os2 if I downgrade my iPhone to 8.4.1 from 9.1 beta 2, will my watch still work with it? or does it need to be on 9 for watch 0S2

    • Lucus Bendzsa

      I am still trying to figure this one out!

  • Chuck Finley

    “Free”
    “Paying monthly for a contract”

    How are you still alive and this stupid?

  • Dizzlerocksj’s

    nobody cares about this now.