Great news! iOS 8.4 jailbreak tweak downgrade option is available to all iDevice users who are jailbroken with TaiG or PP Jailbreak [these are the only tools released for iOS 8.1.3 – 8.4 firmwares]. The creator of the unofficial store with tweaks, Cydia, released a new version which you can install in order to get back to your old packages.
We’ll explain how to downgrade jailbreak tweak in Cydia using its latest version. This can be done thanks to the changes brought to this store which is not ‘root’ any longer. The improvement allows installing the older version of the package you are using if it is available in repositories.
How to Downgrade Cydia Tweaks in Cydia
Step 1.Download Cydia 1.1.23 and this is the version that will allow you downgrading your tweaks. Why would you need such a thing? Some apps after upgrade become buggy and problematic. The only way to fix such issues is to return to the previous stable version, isn’t it?
Step 2. Open Cydia package.
Step 3. You should now launch the jailbreak tweak you want to downgrade.
Step 4. Look at the right upper corner and select Modify menu.
Step 5. Click on Downgrade option. It will appear in Modify only if there is an older version of the package in the repo [the one you are trying to downgrade].
Step 6. If there are a couple of older versions available you should select the one you want to install.
Step 7. You should Confirm your decision.
Step 8. The package you have chosen will now download.
Step 9. If you are asked to respring you should do so.
Step 10. Enjoy using the previous package.
We hope that our short how to downgrade Cydia apps guide was useful. The new feature is truly unique and must-have for all jailbroken iDevice owners.
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.
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.
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.
It can happen that you will need to downgrade iOS 9 to iOS 8 for some reasons then this guide will really help you to do it very quickly.
Apple claims that it’s not possible to downgrade an iOS beta firmware, but thankfully, that’s never been exactly true. So if you have already upgraded your device to iOS 9, now regret about it and want to downgrade to iOS 8.3 this guide will help you to do it in few minutes.
Note 1. This downgrade process will work until Apple closes iOS 8.3 signing window. To check the signing status of iOS 8.3, please visit IPSW.me/8.3.
Note 2. Another this is that you won’t be able to use your Apple Watch if you upgraded it to watchOS 2, and downgrade to iOS 8.3. watchOS 2 requires a paired iPhone running iOS 9.
How To Downgrade iOS 9 beta 1 to iOS 8.3 version
Step 1. First you need to connect your iOS device to your computer and open iTunes
Step 3. Place your device into DFU mode: Hold Home + Sleep button for 12 seconds, and release Sleep button while continuing to hold Home. Once you are in DFU mode, iTunes should show a notification indicating so. Tap OK.
Step 4. Tap Restore iPhone followed by Restore and Update
As you see the downgrade iOS 9 to iOS 8 process is simple. So if you don’t already have the iOS 8.3 firmware on your local machine, iTunes will download it prior to updating. Otherwise, the restore process will start and you’ll be back on iOS 8.3 in one second.
You know that Apple eventually stops signing the previous version of its mobile firmware soon after it releases the update. While the company still signs iOS 8.2 you can follow these iOS 8.3 downgrade instructions and get back to the previous release. Sadly, both firmwares cannot be jailbroken.
iOS 8.3 downgrade to 8.2 might be interested to users who hurried to update as soon as Apple released its new system for iPhone and iPad. We shared the direct links for iOS 8.3 download and how to install 8.3 guide, and now we’ll post a new instruction on how to downgrade 8.3 in case you don’t like it.
How to Downgrade iOS 8.3 to 8.2
Step 1. Use iTunes / iCloud to backup your smartphone or tablet. Having a copy of all your personal files is must-do because it will save your information in case anything goes the wrong way. It’s up to you which program to use for this. Both iCloud and iTunes can do the job.
Step 2. Use this site https://ipsw.me/8.2 to check if Apple is still signing iOS 8.2. If you see the green checkmark, everything is ok and you can proceed.
Step 4. Through the USB, connect your iPhone or iPad to your PC / Mac.
Step 5. Open iTunes and wait till it finds your gadget. Choose it from the top menu.
Step 6. Click and hold Shift [if you are using Windows PC] or Alt/Option [if you are on Mac] and press on Check for Update at the same time.
Step 7. Point to 8.2 ipsw you have downloaded in Step 3.
Step 8. Wait till iTunes updates / restores you to this previous version of mobile operating system for iDevices.
Remember that the new OS comes with a lot of fixes and new features. You can find the full list of all iOS 8.3 release notes before you decide that you really want to downgrade or don’t want to do this any more.
Remember that as soon as Apple stops signing 8.2 it will become impossible to downgrade. There is still time for this!
You might be lucky if you had time to save iOS 8.1.3 SHSH blobs with TinyUmbrella because Apple stopped signing iOS 8.1.3. What does it mean? You cannot downgrade from iOS 8.2 to 8.1.3 any more, sadly you are not able to do this even with blobs saved.
At the time there is no way for users with the iPhone or iPad to install a previous firmware version if it is not signed by the Cupertino-based giant. Why are you lucky then? TinyUmbrella creator, dev @notcom believes that it could be possible to perform downgrade in the future but only if you have the blobs saved.
Does Apple sign iOS 8.1.3? No, Apple has stopped doing this. If you are running iOS 8.1.3 which can’t be jailbroken right now you can easily update to iOS 8.2 [learn how to install iOS 8.2 on your iDevice] as you risk nothing since this version cannot be jailbroken as well.
Hackers are most likely working on jailbreaking 8.2 version. They have a big gathering in March where they might discuss the current issues and problems of this process. Apple is working hard to make its firmware unjailbreakable. When presenting the new OS it even mentioned that TaiG exploits were patched which also led to PP Jailbreak not working any more on 8.2 update.
With the soon arrival of the Apple Watch there will be iOS 8.3 upgrade with new features, specs and maybe the community is working on 8.3 jailbreak to present users with a solution to untether or tether this version of mobile operating system for iDevices. We will follow all the news and share information on this topic with you.
Notcom [Semaphore] hacker has released TinyUmbrella beta 2 program. We have already answered the question whether it is possible to downgrade using your iOS 8.1.3 or 8.2 SHSH blobs saved. The first beta has been replaced by the second one and you can download it under the build name 188.8.131.52.
Before you download TinyUmbrella for iOS 8.2 [the updated version], let’s see what has been changed in this popular tool. Firstly, it has been improved from the first beta which was completely rewritten from the previous TinyUmbrella users knew. It is easier to use. Secondly, the program can now tell users if their iTunes has different architecture from the SHSH blobs saving program. In this case it is impossible to save SHSHs. Thirdly, the new build solves various previous issues and bugs experienced in beta 1.
Since it might be real to downgrade to the firmware versions you have saved blobs for, you can learn how to save iOS 8.2 SHSH blobs with the help of TinyUmbrella. As developer notes, users who have already saved iOS 8.2 or 8.1.3 blobs with the first beta of the tool don’t need to download the second beta and re-save them.
Right now you can download TinyUmbrella with 8.2 support from hacker’s official blog. Semaphore has a lot of plans for his program. He wants to update it again adding some extra features for A8 and A7 gadgets, including the on-gadget SHSH fetching.
Well-known hacker Semaphore has updated his TinyUmbrella tool which can help you save iOS 8.1.3 SHSH blobs as well as 8.2 blobs. It is not clear if you can downgrade with your SHSH blobs saved for iOS 8 but you can still keep them just in case anything changes and the hacking community finds a way how to trick Apple and allow iPhone and iPad users restoring to previous firmware versions that are no longer signed.
Users who have jailbroken in the past remember how useful SHSH blobs were because they gave you a chance to downgrade to any firmware version you had blobs for in order to jailbreak it. It is still possible to restore your blobs on iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4. All newer models cannot downgrade / restore because apple patched such an opportunity in iOS 6.x, 7.x and 8.x.
How to Save SHSH Blobs iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.1.3
Once again, even though Apple killed some options you can still save iOS 8 SHSH using TinyUmbrella. Just follow the instruction and you will learn how to save blobs for future use.
Step 1.Download TinyUmbrella for iOS 8.2 / 8.1.3 [you will find the links under Downloads / Links] for Windows or Mac. Both platforms are supported.
Step 2. If you don’t have Java on your computer you should install it. You can download Java for Windows and Mac.
Step 3. Open TinyUmbrella program on your computer.
Step 4. Take your iPhone or iPad [it can be iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5S, 5c, 5 or any tablet device]. Connect to your PC / Mac with USB.
Step 5. Wait till TinyUmbrella sees your iDevice.
Step 6. The whole instruction on how to save SHSH blobs with TinyUmbrella beta updated for iOS 8 is very simple. Once it detects your smartphone or tablet it will automatically download all available SHSH blobs from your iDevice.
Step 7. Wait till download is completed.
Hooray! You have successfully saved SHSH blobs for iOS 8.1.3 or 8.2.