It seems that the public iOS 8.4 release took place not that long ago and Apple has already seeded a new beta update which is available for devs right now. The company also continues to work on the iOS 9 beta [it already seeded iOS 9 beta 1, beta 2 and beta 3]. If you like to see what the next features are you can use iOS 8.4.1 direct links to install this beta on your gadget.
The firmware is available under the build code 12H304. You can use the links below to upgrade. Please note that these iOS 8.4.1 beta download is currently available to devs who are registered in Apple Developer Center and have registered UDID number [here is how to downgrade iOS 9 to iOS 8 in case you need it]. Without such an account you won’t be able to use these links.
Reports mention that the iOS 8.4.1 won’t be a major update. It only comes with minor changes and some enhancements. It fixes the problems unveiled in iOS 8.4 public version. It took Apple two weeks to launch its 8.4.1 beta after 8.4 release.
Are you able to jailbreak iOS 8.4.1 beta? Hackers haven’t spoken their minds yet so proceed with caution if you are jailbroken at the moment and don’t want to lose your iOS 8.4 jailbreak which can be performed on Windows and Mac OS X platforms with TaiG and PP tools. All devices that can run iOS 8 are supported by iOS 8.4.1.
A lot of users like to use jailbreak tools to untether their iPhone and iPad and get more features and options than Apple can provide. Still the process of getting Cydia store with tweaks and apps isn’t always smooth. Some people experience TaiG jailbreak stuck at 40% and 30% issue which can surely be fixed [here is how to fix TaiG stuck at 60% problem].
TaiG is one of the programs available for jailbreaking iOS 8.4 and earlier platform. It’s true that iOS 8.4 jailbreak gets stuck at different stages ever since it was released a couple of weeks ago. Most of the problems have already been solved by developers and they offer a new fix to TaiG jailbreak stuck at 30 – 40 percent bug.
How to Fix Jailbreak iOS 8.4 Stuck at 30-40 Issue
If you couldn’t complete the jailbreak because you got stuck at 30% and 40% you should download the most recent TaiG version 2.4.2 and this is the beta which is launched to address this particular bug. The program will install Cydia 1.1.23 on your iDevice along with all the new features and opportunities brought with this update.
Saurik who has created Cydia store finally made this a mobile program which can be customized and allows downgrading iOS 8.4 packages to previous versions. This was never available before thus jailbreaking now is even more fun than it used to be.
While the Chinese group of hackers managed to solve its ‘popular’ bug when TaiG untether utility got stuck during the jailbreak at 30% and 40% it still has to fix other problems with this tool. For example, a lot of Apple users are still getting another issue. They get stuck at 20% during the untether procedure and for now there is only one method of fixing it. You should downgrade your iTunes desktop program to version 12.0.1 in order to solve this issue.
Have you had any problems while using the jailbreak programs TaiG and PP recently?
Do you know that it is possible to downgrade iPhone 4S to iOS 6.1.3 these days? Even while both iOS 8.3 and 8.4 are available to users and Apple continues to test the future iOS 9 version [you can download iOS 9 beta 3 through direct links] there is a program that makes it possible to get back to the old iOS 6 on your iPad 2 or iPhone 4S.
The old iOS 6 is different from iOS 7, 8 and 9. There are a lot of users who might want to use it again. If your model is supported by the tool we’ll talk about you are good to try and downgrade iPhone 4S 6.1.3 without SHSH blobs saved [you are still advised to save your blobs for iOS 8.1.3 and other platforms with TinyUmbrella].
There is OdysseusOTA program that is created as a command line one. With its help you can truly return to the old firmware version on your 2011 iDevice. This firmware works better on the A5 chip and faster than the current firmwares that require newer models and more powerful smartphones and tablets.
How can this tool work? Apple is signing OTAblobs for iOS 6.1.3 and this is how hacker was able to create the program that can help you downgrade in case you want to get back from iOS 8 or iOS 7 to iOS 6. It looks like the famous iPhone maker made some kind of mistake in its code which allows users downgrade through the exploit found and shared by hacker elghtSpace.
Here is how to downgrade iPhone 4S to iOS 6.1.3:
Step 1. Make sure you have iPhone 4S or iPad 2. All other gadgets aren’t supported.
Step 2. Jailbreak iPhone 4S with any program available: TaiG, PP Jailbreak, Pangu etc.
Step 3. Watch the video on YouTube and download the commands shared by hacker under his video.
Previously all Mac users who wanted to jailbreak iOS 8.4 on Mac had to use Windows version of TaiG or PP Jailbreak with virtual machine in order to succeed. Finally iOS 8.4 PP jailbreak for Mac is available to users and there is no need to install any additional programs or use Windows programs because OS X tool is released.
Everything has happened pretty fast. The first jailbreaks were launched not too long ago. TaiG hackers still haven’t updated their program for Mac support but they promise to release such a version in the future. PP Jailbreak team [who created and presented their untether tool soon after TaiG team released their program and Apple offered official iOS 8.4 version] were quicker this time. Now they are first to release PP Jailbreak for Mac 8.4 and this means the end of troubles and issues with Windows virtual machine.
Some users didn’t even jailbreak because they don’t like to use Windows programs on Mac. This is completely understood. If you are such a user you’ll be glad now. You won’t get issues, troubles and bugs. Some OS X users report that couldn’t even use Taig or PP for Windows on their Mac because it kept crashing the tool and nothing was successful.
Just like all the other iOS 8 jailbreaking programs PP Jailbreak for Mac 8.4 supports the only iPod touch 5 gen, all current iPhones starting with iPhone 4S and all iPad models with the exception of the original Apple tablet. Remember to back up prior to any changes and updates. Also proceed with caution because Apple is against the jailbreak. This doesn’t prevent millions of its fans from performing this procedure though.
You can download PP Jailbreak iOS 8.4 for Mac OS X from here. It’s not a secret that a lot of users who like having Cydia on their device didn’t want to use Windows program on Mac machines because the process looked too complicated. Now everything is simple again.
Cydia store is a popular unofficial store with applications and tweaks for jailbroken iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. It has a lot of interesting tricks that are absent in the official Apple Store. Since all current iOS 8 versions can be untether jailbroken with TaiG iOS 8.1.3-8.4 and PP Jailbreaks a lot of users have Cydia installed on their Home screen. Cydia changes upgrade released recently add new features to this great program.
If you want to downgrade Cydia packages you should install Cydia 1.1.23 update [learn how to downgrade iOS 9 beta to iOS 8]. This wasn’t available in previous versions. Once you get this version running on your iDevice you can customize it just like any other jailbreak app because Cydia is no longer ‘root’ – it is a mobile app just like all other packages it offers. The most recent release also comes with two new big changes.
Firstly, Saurik [Cydia creator and developer] finally allowed users to downgrade packages to previous versions. This is the request a lot of users voiced. It is a great feature that is handy when you updated your jailbreak tweak and found out it had new bugs and issues that were not present in the previous version or any other version that is present in Cydia repository.
Secondly, you can now see all the packages available for the tweaks you have already installed on your iPhone or other gadget. This option doesn’t work well yet, according to numerous reports from users who are already updated to the version 1.1.23.
Still the fact that Cydia downgrade apps option is present means a lot to the fans of jailbreaking. This should make user experience better and more interesting because you can always return to the version of the package you like the most and have no issues with it.
Have you installed the update? What do you think about the new feature? Were you looking for something like this to be launched?
In case you need to downgrade iOS 9 beta to iOS 8 here is a step by step tutorial on how to do it on your iOS device very quickly and correctly.
There are few reasons why you would wish to do this. First and maybe the major is that you won’t be able to jailbreak iOS 9. The second reason, iOS 9 is still a beta and months away from final launch. And it of course may still have bugs, battery draining proble, performance issues, etc.
How To Downgrade iOS 9 Beta To iOS 8.4 On Your iOS device
Note: This tutorial could be used for both Public Beta release and developer Beta builds of iOS 9.
Step 4: Now open iTunes and using the supplied USB cable connect your device to a PC or Mac.
Step 5:Enter DFU mode. For this you need to press and hold the Home/Touch ID and Power buttons on your device together. After approximately nine-ten seconds release the Power button but continue to hold the Home/Touch ID button till iTunes provides a popup informing you that a device has been discovered in Recovery Mode.
Step 6: Next tap on the ‘Restore iPhone’ button while holding down the ‘Option’ key in case you’re on a Mac, or the left ‘Shift’ key if you’re on Windows.
Step 7: When prompted, point iTunes to iOS 8.4 firmware file you downloaded in step 1 for the downgrade/Restore process to begin.
As the last stage of downgrade iOS 9 beta to iOS 8 process may take some time sit back and wait till iTunes and the Apple authentication servers will finish their work. The end result will be a fully restored iOS device running stable iOS 8.4.
iOS 8.4 has been jailbroken as soon as it was released by Apple [right now the company is working on the future firmware and you can already learn about some iOS 9 features]. Two groups of hackers launched and updated their tools to support this firmware and the company didn’t patch any exploits even though TaiG program was revealed even before the ‘fruit’ giant released the new upgrade. iOS 8.4 jailbreak is stuck at 60% for a lot of users and if this is the case you can follow this guide and learn how to solve the issue.
The previous versions of TaiG were available as beta tools. The Chinese group that created this program finally lets it go out of beta. What does this mean to ordinary users who like to be jailbroken and have Cydia store with a lot of interesting and useful jailbreak tweaks?
You can fix iOS 8.4 jailbreak getting stuck at 60% bug using the new out-of-beta TaiG 2.4.1 version of the jailbreaking utility. If you were annoyed because you couldn’t complete the procedure because your iPhone or iPad got stuck at the same percent you should make everything smooth once you download TaiG version 2.4.1 as it is meant to solve this particular issue.
According to the Chinese group of hackers, their latest update adds some improvements by not only fixing jailbreak iOS 8.4 TaiG problem but also offering better stability to users and optimizing the whole procedure.
In case you were trying to untether you iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with TaiG and failed because of the stuck issue you might want to re-jailbreak now using the new version of the program. It is interesting that the new Cydia versions let you customize this store once you are jailbroken. This is fun and brings more functions.
What do you think about the most recent TaiG update? Is it easy to complete the untethering now?
Registered developers got a chance to download the new iOS 9 beta 3 using direct links however ordinary users cannot use those links. A lot of users are now looking for direct download iOS 9 public beta links in order to update to this newest testing version on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The first public beta is similar to the third beta version.
iOS 9 public beta ipsw files aren’t available online as the third, second and first betas. The ‘fruit’ giant officially unveiled the first beta of the future firmware [this operating system is expected to be launched in the fall 2015] to its public testers who are registered in the Public Beta Program the company offers. If you are participating you can also update to this software version.
Apple presented iOS 8.4 public version not too long ago. This firmware comes with the new Music application and Apple Up Next feature you take advantage of especially if you are a music fan. It’s great when you can create playlists on the go. Everything is very simple, fast and awesome in this upgrade.
iOS 8.4 Music app allows adding titles on the fly [besides this you can jailbreak iOS 8.4 with TaiG untether program that supports all iDevices]. You can refine and change your playlist without any problems. There are a lot of tasks you can complete when you are using Up Next iOS Music option. This is probably the best addition to the new mobile operating system introduced for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users.
What iOS 8.4 Up Next Feature Allows Doing
It is simple to add new tracks to your playlist. This can be done through Up next – More – Add to Up Next and you can choose tracks while listening to them.
It is fast to remove tracks by selecting Clear Up next menu. This is very quickly and this way you can delete your Up Next queue.
The Up Next queue can be edited. Drag – drop songs anywhere and arrange everything to how you like it.
If you want to play your favorite song click on it within your Up Next list and listen to it.
If you want to find out which song is playing next you can select Now Play option – Up Next icon by tapping on the title you are listening to at the moment.
It is simple to get to your history by simply pulling down from within your Up Next and selecting History menu.
If you don’t want to change your current queue simply go with Keep Up Next option.
There are a lot of other simple and useful things you can do with the great iOS 8.4 Music app. What do you think about all these possibilities?
Apple adds more fun things to the iOS 9 features list. The company unveiled the iOS 9 beta 3 version and developers as well as ordinary users can install this testing OS on their iDevice to see what the company brings this time.
You can find iOS 9 beta 3 download links on the web [if you are looking for links without UDID number and dev’s account] or use direct iOS 9 beta 3 links to update to this firmware if you are a registered developer and can access the Dev Center.
iOS 9 Beta 3 New Features
*Apple Music is present in this upgrade. It is already available in iOS 8.4 version [here is how to jailbreak iOS 8.4 with TaiG] and Apple wants to bring this music streaming service to the new operating system as well.
*Apple News is a new program the company has created for iOS 9 version. You can guess that this application will give you access to different news topics and a huge list of sources to select.
*New Photos folders will let users add images to Screenshots folder and Selfie folder. Apple has added these two titles to the new platform.
*Camera is also improved but it won’t let you take images any longer.
*Better security is created with the 2-factor authentication that is present in iOS 9 beta. It works like the two-step verification Apple introduced earlier.
*When you are on the Home page you can bring up the Search feature by swiping down.
*While current iOS 8.4 brings 3×3 layout to iPad users the next iOS 9 will make it better by offering the 4×4 layout. This way users will be able to add over 100 applications per folder on their Apple device.
Have you installed the new iOS 9 beta yet? There are three testing versions to choose from but most new features are unveiled in iOS 9 beta 3.