iOS 9 beta 3 release means this operating system is planned for the fall 2015 public launch. Apple is currently testing this firmware and developers can download iOS 9 beta 3 build 13A4293f right now. This is the most recent launch presented in July.
Are there any new iOS 9 features? According to reports, the third beta brings some new options including Apple News that wasn’t present in the two previous testing releases. The mobile OS also offers better multitasking for iPad devices, updated Maps tool with transit directions, improved Siri or Proactive assistant.
Reports say that the third testing release fixes previous issues and offers new enhancements. For example, this version should come with full Apple Music support [this is the new music streaming service presented by the Cupertino-based giant in iOS 8.4].
iOS 9 Beta 3 Direct Download Links
Before you start downloading you should note that all these links require dev’s having an account with Apple Dev Center. You should also register UDID in order to install the third version of iOS 9 [or just look for direct links without a registered account].
The Cupertino-based company always stops signing its previous firmware versions soon after it releases the new update. iOS 8.4 was introduced in July and a lot of users ask the same question ‘Is it possible to downgrade iOS 8.4 to 8.3 or not?’ – so we have the new answer. We shared an instruction on how to do this and now we should share the latest news with you.
Does Apple Sign iOS 8.3? The company has stopped doing this. It no longer signs the firmware version. If you are still running this release you might like to learn how to save SHSH blobs for iOS 8.3 because the iPhone maker doesn’t offer these blobs for operating systems it stopped signing.
Users who are now running 8.4 firmware can no longer downgrade it. This update has introduced Apple Music service which is not available in 8.3. Hackers managed to find exploits that allow jailbreaking both 8.3 and 8.4 versions.
Jailbreak was one of the main reasons why users downgrade to previous firmware version. This is not the case this time. At the same time not all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users could be happy with iOS 8.4. The next version we’ll see will be iOS 9. Apple already revealed iOS 9 beta 1 and iOS 9 beta 2 testing versions for developers.
If you wanted to stay on 8.3 firmware but have already upgraded to iOS 8.4, don’t be upset. Firstly, you get more features and some new options. Secondly, you can still untethered jailbreak your device with TaiG / PP Jailbreak and even customize Cydia since it is available as ‘mobile’ app and not ‘root’ program now. At last but not least, the ‘fruit’ giant will soon offer the public iOS 9 version along with new iPhone models.
The next third beta of the future OS should be launched pretty soon.
Did you know that Saurik updated Cydia to new version 1.1.19 and then 1.1.20? These are major changes that bring some new features to the now mobile Cydia iOS 8.3 and 8.4. Previous versions of this program were ‘root’ and thus they couldn’t be modified.
From now on you can customize iOS 8 Cydia to your likes and taste. Developers can create different tweaks that change the look of Cydia and make it different from what comes by default. If you want to modify Cydia iOS 8.4 you should jailbreak iPhone iOS 8.3 – 8.4 with TaiG or PP Jailbreak. Both programs support all the firmware versions starting with 8.1.3.
Beginning with version 1.1.19 Cydia has become ‘mobile’ app and not ‘root’ program. This is the main change that comes to this tool. It is possible to use Cydia Substrate tweaks and modify applications, mobile platform and Cydia.
It is cool that you don’t even need to download any extra tweaks because everything you are already using also affects Cydia. For example, its keyboards will be changed if you are already using keyboard tweak on your iOS 8 iPhone or iPad. The same thing happens to text, font, colors and backgrounds. Everything you are using can also change your store icon, features and options.
In case you downloaded a program that doesn’t let you use Cydia you can easily fix it. Turn off Cydia Substrate and reboot by turning it off, clicking on Volume and turning it on at the same time, launching Cydia, deleting the problematic app and rebooting again. Hooray! The problem is gone and you can continue using your iPhone in normal mode. This is very simple, fast and easy to do.
Developers are surely working on special tweaks for Cydia but it might take some time. Be prepared for possible issues and bugs and remember that you can solve everything without headache now.
The fast release of iOS 8.4 can make Apple stop supporting the previous iOS 8.3 firmware soon. You still have time to save SHSH blobs iOS 8.3 with TinyUmbrella in case you wish to be able to possibly downgrade and re-jailbreak this firmware in the future.
You know that even the launch of iOS 8.4 makes all the current 8 firmwares jailbreakable thanks to TaiG and PP Jailbreak utilities. Once Apple stops signing 8.3 mobile operating system version you won’t be able to downgrade 8.4 to 8.3 [in case you need or want it to happen] unless you have SHSH blobs saved.
SHSH blobs come useful when the Cupertino-based giant stops signing older versions of mobile operating systems for iPhone and other iDevices. Once this happens the company stops providing SHSH blobs for the firmware it no longer signs and this is why it could be advantageous to have your own 8.3 blobs saved with TinyUmbrella which supports this.
How to Save iOS 8.3 SHSH Blobs
Step 1. You’ll have to use TinyUmbrella iOS 8.3 support beta to save your blobs for this version.
Step 2. If you don’t have the program on your computer yet you can download TinyUmbrella for Windows PC or Mac OS X platform. Please note that it exists in beta version.
Step 3. It is necessary to have Java on your machine. If you haven’t installed it yet you should download Java.
Step 4. Open the TinyUmbrella program.
Step 5. Take your iOS 8.3 device and plug it into your machine.
Step 7. Yes, your 8.3 blobs are now saved. Once Apple stops signing iOS 8.3 you will still be able to downgrade to this firmware since you have these SHSHs saved. They are unique to your iPhone or other gadget you were saving them for.
iOS 8.4 PP Jailbreak was unveiled right after Apple presented its new mobile OS for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It is curious that this second jailbreak [the first one was presented by TaiG group of hackers and TaiG 2 versions support iOS 8.1.3 – 8.4 operating systems] also supports the previous firmwares for different Apple gadgets.
The launch of PP Jailbreak iOS 8.4 – 8.1.3 gives users a choice which program to use in order to get Cydia store on their iDevices. This new utility is very similar to TaiG that was available even before Apple presented its new platform.
Once again, if you have iPad 2 or newer tablet, iPhone 4S or newer smartphone and / or iPod touch 5G you can jailbreak your device using either PP Jailbreak or TaiG for iOS 8.4.
TaiG has already accused the PP Jailbreak team in stealing its jailbreak code. Apple really didn’t patch the exploits found by Chinese hackers and TaiG released their program first. PP Jailbreak followed up only after the mobile firmware was upgraded to 8.4 version while TaiG jailbreak was launched for iOS 8.1.3, 8.2 and 8.3 devices before the update.
TaiG group of hackers from China who presented iOS 8.1.3 – 8.3 untether jailbreak in June also released TaiG jailbreak iOS 8.4. The updated program TaiG 2.2.0 is available for download. We should remind you that Apple upgraded iOS 8.4 firmware this week and users who have installed this operating system version might like to run iOS 8.4 jailbreak TaiG.
Some experts believed the Cupertino-based giant would patch the exploits used in TaiG but this didn’t happen. It is possible to jailbreak iOS 8.4 just like it is possible to untether iOS 8.1.3, 8.2 and 8.3 along with all previous iOS 8 firmware versions.
Step 2. Download iOS 8.4 TaiG 2.2.0 jailbreak program from the hackers’ official site. You can use it on Windows computer. Mac owners can either wait until TaiG is updated to support OS X or use Windows tool through virtual machine option.
Step 3. Unzip the jailbreaking utility.
Step 4. Launch TaiG 2.2.0 as Administrator. This way you will avoid possible bugs and issues during the jailbreak.
Step 5. Make sure you have unchecked the box near Cydia and click on Start.
Step 6. Now you should be only patient. Wait, wait and wait and let the program do its work.
Step 7. Don’t worry if you see how iPhone or iPad reboots. This is a part of the procedure.
Step 8. How can you know that your have jailbroken iOS 8.4 firmware version? Cydia store will appear on your Home screen. Do you see it? Congrats! You are now untethered and can download and use different Cydia tweaks and jailbreak applications.
How did it go? Do you experience any problems or bugs? Was jailbreak smooth?
Are you still running iOS 8.3 or earlier Apple mobile firmware version [here is how to jailbreak iOS 8.3]? Learn how to install iOS 8.4 on your iPhone or other iDevice. The Cupertino-based giant has upgraded its operating system and it is already available for download and installation.
This new platform supports the same models as all other iOS 8 firmwares [learn about the next iOS 9 features]. Please follow our iOS 8.4 installation guide and you will be running this OS asap. Note that you can also jailbreak it as the tools are already revealed by two groups of hackers.
How to Update to iOS 8.4
Step 1. You should backup the gadget no matter what platform you are using at the moment. This way you can be sure your information won’t be lost.
Step 2. Download iOS 8.4 ipsw file through direct links for your model / gadget.
Step 3. It is needed to unzip the ipsw file you have.
Step 4. Launch iTunes desktop program as manually downloaded firmwares should be installed manually.
Step 5. Windows users should click on Shift + Check for Update and Mac owners should press on Option + Check for Update in iTunes.
Step 7. Confirm that you want to Update and let iTunes install the new operating system on your ‘fruit’ device. This shouldn’t take too long.
If you are not a fan of manual updates you might like to install iOS 8.4 upgrade via OTA option. To do this you should go to Settings and select General – Software update on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. You have to be connected to Wi-Fi network and prepare to wait for up to an hour until the firmware is installed.
You might also like to connect to the power to make sure the installation process won’t be interrupted.
Apple has upgraded its mobile firmware to the new version 8.4. You can use download iOS 8.4 direct links to install this operating system on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The whole thing is simple and you don’t even risk that much because hackers were able to release the iOS 8.4 jailbreak and you can also use it right away.
Apple’s firmwares are always free updates [we should note that iOS 8.4 beta was pretty buggy and caused Messages crash]. You can upgrade if you are already running iOS 8 or sure that your gadget is supported by this OS.
We’ll provide iOS 8.4 download link for each supported gadget below. You can update via OTA or using iTunes to install this operating system on your Apple smartphone or tablet computer. Remember to backup before you do anything.
Download Links iOS 8.4 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
Users with the ‘fruit’ smartphone can download iOS 8.4 ipsw from here: