Developers are offered to download iOS 8 beta 3 to test it on their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. If you are registered in the Dev Center you can follow the direct links, if you are not a developer you can try to update using iTunes program on your computer.
iOS 8 beta 3 release comes with some new options and enhancements. For example, it offers new widgets, interactive notifications, and other things. The original presentation of this new firmware was during WWDC 2014 in June.
iOS 8 beta 3 direct links are good for the following devices and models. It supports all iPhones beginning with iPhone 4S and up to 5S, iPad + versions, iPad mini and iPad Air along with iPod touch 5G.
You can get iOS 8 beta 3 upgrade right now either via OTA update or through the direct links. If you have the 5-gen iPod touch go here:
Connect iPhone to iTunes using USB. Then restore your iPhone or iPad to the latest iOS 7.1.2 and setup it as a new iPhone in iTunes. Use links to download iOS 8 Beta 3 holding SHIFT make a left click on “Check for Updates” on iTunes. Select iOS 8 beta 3 ipsw which you downloaded.
Note: Don’t reboot your device when iOS 8 beta 3 is installed.
Apple is testing iOS 8, updating its iOS 7 to version 7.1.2 and working on the new iPhone 6 model. We can see new iPhone 6 leaked images once in a while to imagine this model and get an idea how it might change this fall.
No matter how hard Apple is trying to fight with suppliers about leaking pictures, it happened in the past and will happen in the future. iPhone 6 design gets some improvements and changes. For example, as you can see on the image, the new smartphone version will get different flex cables for Power button and Volume. This is something new even though no one can say these photographs are genuine.
Rumors, suggestions and predictions is currently everything we can find. Apple gives no official comments on its next generation handset. Only the official release in September [we’ve heard that the iPhone 6 launch date might be September 19] will show us the real looks of the new model.
Judging by these leaked images, iPhone 6 Power button might be relocated to the smartphone side. The iPhone 5S has it on top. Still the changes could be possible because having the Power button on the side is comfortable for one-hand use.
Besides, the company might change the distance between the mute and volume buttons.
As analysts believe, Apple will launch two version of its next 6th iPhone. One will feature a 4.7-inch screen and the other one will be launched with a 5.5-inch screen. This handset will get a better A8 processor, the fingerprint sensor, new camera and other features.
iOS 7.1.2 jailbreak untethered is possible for this latest firmware release for iPhone 5S, 5, 5c, 4S, 4 and different iPads along with iPod touch 5G. The recent Chinese development called Pangu that was originally created for jailbreaking iOS 7.1.1 is said to support the firmware 7.1.2 as well.The firmware update fixes some problems and can even be problematic for users to install. Still once you hard boot your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad in case the upgrade freezes in the middle of the process, you are able to untethered jailbreak 7.1.2 using Pangu tool.
Right now Pangu seems to support three versions of Apple mobile operating system, including iOS 7.1.2, 7.1.1 and 7.1.
How to Jailbreak Untethered iOS 7.1.2 iPhone / iPad with Pangu
Follow this guide and you will become jailbroken.
Step 1. You have to turn off the passcode lock option through Settings application. Open General menu and go to Passcode Lock On to disable it.
Step 2. Backup your handset or tablet device. Since jailbreaking always voids Apple warranty it is not completely safe to perform and you takes risks personally. Use either iCloud or iTunes for this.
Step 3. Your iTunes has to be update to the latest version.
Step 4. You can download jailbreak for iOS 7.1.2 Pangu.
Step 5. You should launch the program. If you are on Windows, you should open the fil as an Administrator.
Chinese iOS 7.1.2 jailbreak problems is not news as there were some issues with 7.1.1 jailbreak on Mac or Win as well using the same tool. Apple has just updated its firmware and a lot of people were fast to use the exploit with further jailbreak bugs on iOS 7.1.1 and 7.1.2 versions.
As people note, the bug on iOS 7.1.2 jailbreak makes app disappear from your Home screen. This is pretty weird but people keep complain about the problem. It’s hard to say at the moment whether iOS 7 app disappeared from the Home screen because of Pangu or for some other reasons.
It could be possible that the iOS 7 apps disappear after jailbreak but because they are incompatible jailbroken programs with Pangu exploit. Some experts believe the 7.1.1 jailbreak issues might surface because of the .plist file not loading the correct way.
If you simply delete the jailbreaking tweak, the bug should be gone. The question is how you can find which tweak causes the bug in order to delete it. Everything is not as simple as if you have a lot of tweaks loaded on your iPhone or iPad you will have to remove them one by one checking if the problem is gone and when.
Pangu jailbreak and app disappear issue can be solved in another way as well. As some Reddit members note ReddestDream and kozerq, you can try to run “uicache” comman via OpenSSH or MobileTerminal [to fix the .plist file and icons] or remove com.apple.mobile.installation.plist and com.apple.LaunchServces-056.csstore files located in /var/mobile/Library/Caches/.
Note that the solutions above might mess up the layout you are used to. Whenever you delete your system files you might cause another problem so do this only if you are sure you are doing everything correctly and won’t ruin your devices OS.
Pangu hackers from China have updated their Pangu iOS 7.1.1 untethered jailbreak for Mac users. This program was previously available to Windows users only and it came with Chinese language, while now you can enjoy the English version of the only public exploit for version 7.1.1.
iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users can download 7.1.1 jailbreak for Mac and Windows from the official site. Hackers assure their minor update also solves some problems discovered in the program designed for PC owners.
The untethered jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1 has made a lot of people happy and some famous hackers upset. For example, i0n1c says he is not happy since the Chinese hackers used his exploit. Another hacker, BlackGeek says he wishes to release his tool for iOS 8 beta jailbreak using Pangu creation.
Version 1.1 can help you jailbreak either iOS 7.1 or 7.1.1 iDevice. The program should work on all iPhones starting from iPhone 4 and up to 5S, iPod touch 5G and iPads beginning with iPad 2. As Chinese team notes, their update stops using i0n1c exploit and begins using another bug leak.
If you are not afraid of risking [the exploit used in this update is not known while previous i0n1c hole was safe to use] you can download iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak on Mac and test it on your iDevice.
It’s your decision. The program works good, as users note, and is simple to follow as you will get on-screen instructions after you launch the .exe file. Just create a backup of your gadget in case anything goes wrong and enjoy staying jailbroken!
Pangu 7.1.1 jailbreak that has reportedly burnt at least two exploits as hacker Stefan Esser posted on his Twitter might help another developer BlackGeek to release his program for iOS 8 jailbreak. The creator of Geeksn0w, BlackGeek, is now teasing the jailbreaking community with his possible plans to publicly launch iOS 8 beta jailbreak for first and second betas.
It is hard to say now whether this hacker has already found a way how to jailbreak iOS 8 beta 1 and 2 himself as he says that he needs an official permission for the Chinese Pangu team for using their program. We can’t say at this moment when exactly iOS 8 untethered jailbreak is to be released for public.
Developers are now testing the new firmware 8 that should be launched somewhere in September [some sources mention September 17 as the official iOS 8 release date]. Users who are not afraid of taking risks have also installed the new betas on their iPhones and iPads without a dev account with Apple through iTunes trick.
You can look for new or keep an eye on Geeksn0w creator’s news [http://www.geeksn0w.it/Pangu_unofficial/index.html] as the untethered jailbreak for iOS 8 might appear unexpectedly just like it happened with iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak. No one even thought that the solution would become public so soon as all the famous hacker’s teams said they are preserving their exploits for future jailbreaks and don’t want to waste them on the current 7.1.1 version.
For now, BlackGeek assures that he took the same exploit that became the basis for Pangu creation for his program. He also changed and improved the resources use by the Pangu team of hackers from China.
In the past, the jailbreaking community stayed away of launching public jailbreak solutions for beta firmware versions because this way Apple gets a change of closing the exploits before it officially releases its new big update.