Is It Possible to Downgrade iOS 8.4.1 to 8.4?
Is it possible to downgrade iOS 8.4.1 to 8.4? This is an important question now since Apple officially released the new mobile firmware version [here are direct iOS 8.4.1 download links for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch] and this version cannot be jailbroken right now because the company also patched the exploits found in 8.4 and earlier releases.
Users who accidentally upgraded or restored and were forced to update to 8.4.1 might like to downgrade in order to re-jailbreak and continue using different iOS 8 tweaks and tricks on their smartphones and tablets.
It was possible to downgrade iOS 8.4.1 to 8.4 for a short while. However this option is not available to you since Apple stopped signing iOS 8.4. The Cupertino-based giant signs only one or two firmware versions as the moment. It quickly stops signing the previous release once the new one is offered to public.
A week ago the ‘fruit’ giant was signing both iOS 8.4 and 8.4.1 and users who managed to install 8.4.1 version and decided they would like to get back to the previous one – were able to do this without any issues. This week however the situation changes since the iPhone maker stops signing 8.4 release.
The information about iOS signing status is available at ipsw.me. These statuses are important for users who like to stay jailbroken which is mostly possible on earlier versions and not the most recent Apple updates. For example, you can jailbreak iOS 8.4 with TaiG and PP Jailbreak but you cannot use these programs to untether 8.4.1 version.
Hackers might find new exploits and jailbreak iOS 8.4.1 as well however it might happen only after iOS 9 official release everyone is waiting for. The iPhone maker should offer a new lineup of smartphones this fall along with iOS 9 update.