By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 30, 2015
Today’s brisk activity has come to an end with the closure of the iOS 8.4.1 and iOS 9.0 signing window. This means that users can no longer upgrade or downgrade to iOS 8.4.1 or iOS 9.
This is big news, because an iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak has been rumored to be in the works. If you didn’t heed our advice about updating or downgrading to iOS 8.4.1, then it’s too late to do so now.
By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 30, 2015
Apple just released iOS 9.0.2 for all eligible iOS devices. The update is another bug fix update that follows closely on the heels of iOS 9.0.1, which was just released last week. The update is available as an OTA update now. You can find the update by going to Settings → General → Software Update. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 16, 2015
iOS 9 is now officially out, and it brings with it a whole slew of new features. If you own an eligible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can download an install iOS 9 right now.
In many cases, especially with the latest iPads, iOS 9 can make you feel like you have a brand new device. In this post, we’ll show you which devices are eligible to be updated, as well as how to update. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 9, 2015
Ahead of next week’s September 16th’s iOS 9 public release, Apple has seeded the iOS 9 Golden Master seed. This release, baring any unforeseen circumstances, will contain the same code that ships to customers next week.
Apple also took the time to release the first public beta of iOS 9.1. Reports have stated that the newly announced iPad Pro will come with iOS 9.1 once it ships in November.
Both iOS 9 GM and iOS 9.1 beta 1 are now available for download via Apple’s Developer Center. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 13, 2015
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. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 14, 2015
Apple just seeded iOS 8.4.1 beta 1 to members of its developer program. Seeing that this release is a minor version release, there’s a good chance that it contains bug fixes, and perhaps even a fix for the exploits used in the iOS 8.3 and iOS 8.4 jailbreaks.
While details are currently scarce about what the update contains—there are no release notes at this time—we’ll be sure to update you once we gather more info.
The iOS 8.4.1 beta 1 release comes in with a build number of 12H304, and is available for all devices capable of running iOS 8.4.
By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 7, 2015
Wishing to downgrade (or upgrade) to iOS 8.3? If so, you’re too late, as Apple just stopped signing iOS 8.3.
As has been the trend lately, Apple tends to continue signing older firmware even after new firmware—such as last week’s iOS 8.4—has been out for a while. This time, a full week passed before Apple closed the doors on iOS 8.3.
By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 9, 2015
Apple seeded iOS 8.4 beta 4 to developers this afternoon. It is available immediately to those developers running iOS 8.4 beta 3 via Settings → General → Software Update. It is also now available as a download from Apple’s redesigned Developer Portal.
The iOS 8.4 beta 4 release, which is build 12H4125a, comes nearly a month after iOS 8.4 beta 3. Apple announced at yesterday’s WWDC keynote, that its new Apple Music streaming service was set to debut on June 30th. This means that we’ll see the final version of iOS 8.4, in which Apple Music will officially arrive to the public, before the end of the month. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 4, 2015
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. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 27, 2015
Bad news for would-be jailbreakers of iOS 8.2 beta 1 or beta 2—both firmwares are no longer being signed. There seems to be conflicting reports going around about whether or not Apple has killed access to beta 1, beta 2, or both beta firmwares, but I can personally confirm that Apple has shut down access to both.
Why is this significant? It’s significant because iOS 8.2 beta 1 and beta 2 were the only firmwares available that allowed users to jailbreak using PP Jailbreak on Mac or TaiG on Windows. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 10, 2015
iOS 8.1.2 met its end today, as Apple pulled the plug on its signing status. This means that iOS 8.1.2 can no longer be installed on a device, and as such, you can no longer jailbreak if you restore your device. Jailbreakers will need to stay where they are on iOS 8.1.2 if they want to keep their jailbreaks. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 17, 2014
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. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 1, 2014
iOS 8.1’s day has come and gone. Today, in fact, just a few minutes ago, Apple stopped signing the firmware.
If you missed out on iOS 8.1, there is no way to either upgrade to it, or downgrade to it. Instead, you’ll have to go directly to iOS 8.1.1.
Fortunately, like the firmware it replaces, iOS 8.1.1 is jailbreakable as well. Check inside to see what this means for the future of jailbreaking iOS. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 21, 2014
If you accidentally upgrade to iOS 8.1.1 or any other non-jailbreakable firmware in the future, it’s always a good idea to go out and check Apple’s signing window to see if you can downgrade your device to a previous firmware. For example, if I upgrade my device to iOS 8.1.1 today, or if I want to check out Apple’s iOS 8.2 beta, I know that I can do so and downgrade back to iOS 8.1 with no issue.
But remember, Apple’s signing windows are subject to relatively quick closure. It’s been four days since Apple released iOS 8.1.1, but the signing window for iOS 8.1 is still open, making it possible to downgrade now. That can, of course, change at any time. In fact, Apple could decide to close the signing window as you’re reading this post.
For that reason, its a good idea to downgrade now if you ever want to jailbreak iOS 8. But it’s also good to get familiar with how to check the signing window, and this handy website allows you to do just that. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 20, 2014
If you want to jailbreak iOS 8.1, but you’re running iOS 8.1.1 or the new iOS 8.2 beta, you can downgrade your firmware to iOS 8.1 and jailbreak as long as Apple is still signing the iOS 8.1 firmware. As of this post, 8.1 is still being signed, but that will change in the future, so use this post to determine whether or not this tutorial is still valid.
If Apple is signing iOS 8.1, it’s extremely easy to downgrade your device, even if you’re running the iOS 8.2 beta or iOS 8.1.1. Neither of those firmwares are jailbreakable at the moment, but iOS 8.1 is jailbreakable, hence the need to downgrade. Follow our simple tutorial after the break to downgrade your device back to iOS 8.1. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 17, 2014
Apple just released iOS 8.1.1, which kills the Pangu jailbreak. The good news is that it is (as of the writing of this post) still signing iOS 8.1. This means that you can still install iOS 8.1 and jailbreak for the time being.
But you better act fast. Apple has been very unpredictable when it comes to closing its signing windows. Once the window for iOS 8.1 is closed, you will not be able to upgrade or downgrade to iOS 8.1. You’ll have to go directly to iOS 8.1.1, which renders your device unjailbreakable. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 26, 2013
Well, that was a bit unexpected. Apple just released iOS 6.1 beta 5 to developers. The release comes just hours before the previous beta, beta 4, was scheduled to expire.
As we noted in a previous post, this is only the second time that Apple has released a fifth build for a non-major iOS update. Developers can head over to the development portal now to download the latest beta release. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 28, 2012
Have an iPhone 4, iPod touch, or below running iOS 6, and would like to downgrade back to iOS 5.1.1? Doing so is easy is you have your SHSH blobs saved for iOS 5.1.1 and can follow the steps inside. Unlike the beta period of iOS 6, you must have your SHSH blobs for iOS 5.1.1 save for you device now, because Apple has stopped signing iOS 5.1.1.
To downgrade, you will need the latest public version of RedSn0w. We will use the SHSH Stitching feature to combine the appropriate IPSW file for 5.1.1 and your corresponding SHSH blob for the device you wish to downgrade. It may sound a bit confusing, but it’s extremely easy if you follow along carefully.
Take a look inside for the full walkthrough and video how-to. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 25, 2012
As 9to5 Mac first reported, Apple has released an updated version of iOS 5.1.1 for the iPhone 4 GSM. The build for this latest version is 9B208, while the previous version was 9B206. Interestingly enough, the release is only for the iPhone 4 GSM, and it’s likely a small bug fix given its slight build number difference.
Either way, we recommend that you hold off on updating until given the all clear is sounded with regard to jailbreak compatibility. Make sure your save your iOS 5.1.1 SHSH blobs so that you can take advantage of a future downgrade if need be. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 5, 2012
If you’ve been paying attention to the jailbreak scene lately, then you’ve heard the warnings about preparing for Apple’s next counter move against jailbreakers. The question is this: have you heeded it?
It’s imperative that you update to iOS 5.0.1 now and save your SHSH blobs across all devices, including the iPhone 4S and iPad 2. That way, you can always downgrade to iOS 5.0.1 later, which means you will always have access to an untethered jailbreak.
We’ll show you how to create a firmware file for your A4 devices that can always be jailbroken. We’ll also tell you what to do to preserve the jailbreakability of your A5 devices as well. If you haven’t done this yet, now is the time to act… Read More