If you don’t know how downgrade iOS 8.1.3 to 8.1.2 on iPhone, here is the short understandable guide how to do it. The users whose devices were recently updated with the latest iOS 8.1.3 update, cannot be jailbroken using the TaiG tool. As Apple company has patched all the exploits, that were used in their jailbreak. In case you want to your jailbreak back, then you’ll have to downgrade to iOS 8.1.2. Luckily for all such users, Cupertino company is still signing iOS 8.1.2 version.
How To Downgrade iOS 8.1.3 To 8.1.2 On iPhone
To have a successful jailbreak, you need to use this guide and downgrade from iOS 8.1.3 to iOS 8.1.2 version. Unfortunately, after you would do it iOS 8.1.3 will take with it all its bugfixes and improvements.
The downgrade process is quite simple and fast, because it will only take a few minutes to complete. Please, don’t forget to do a backup, just in case something goes wrong.
Have you update to iOS 8.1.2 by accident? Would you like to downgrade back to the version you were running? It is still possible while Apple is signing iOS 8.1.1 but once it stops signing it you won’t get the chance to downgrade iOS 8.1.2 to 8.1.1. In other words, it’s time to decide whether to do this or stay updated right now. Who knows for how long the Cupertino giant has plans to sign the previous operating system version for iPhone and iPad.
Some users are searching for how to downgrade iOS 8.1.2 to 7.1.2 but this is impossible because 7.1.2 isn’t signed by Apple for a long time time. It is only possible to get back to version 8.1.1 and not earlier versions. Keep this in mind when you make this important decision for your iDevice.
Apple can stop signing 8.1.1 version at any moment and once it does so you won’t be able to complete this instruction.
8.1.2 Downgrade to 8.1.1 without SHSH on iPhone / iPad [Guide]
Step 1. Are you ready to downgrade right now? Have you backed up your iPhone? If not, create such a copy right now. Use iCloud or iTunes. Having a backup is great as you can return to this copy if anything goes wrong through restore option.
Step 2. You downgrade at your risk because Apple doesn’t like this and doesn’t recommend to continue. Still millions of users downgrade once in a while and like it. You should download iOS 8.1.1 IPSW file and save it on your computer. You can Google it as this file is available to public.
Just choose your iPhone or iPad model when you select which file to get.
Step 3. Connect your 8.1.2 iPhone or other device to your PC or Mac.
Step 4. Open iTunes on your computer. It will detect the cell phone you have.
Step 5. You can now select your gadget from iTunes’ top menu and press Shift or Alt/Option [for Windows and Mac] while clicking on the menu called Check for Update.
Step 6. You should now be able to select your IPSW file for 8.1.1 version and confirm that you wish iTunes to update your gadget from 8.1.2 to 8.1.1. Agree and continue.
Step 7. Once the program complete the installation you will be running iOS 8.1.1 once again.
Everyone who hurried to install iOS 8.1.1 and now wish to downgrade to iOS 8.1 are out of luck. Does Apple sign iOS 8.1? No, the company stopped doing this and it is now impossible to perform downgrade so if you are running 8.1.1 version just enjoy it.
iOS 8.1.1 downgrade was possible up to December and users who wished to get back to the previous version of this mobile operating system for Apple smartphones and tablets could easily learn how to downgrade 8.1.1 to 8.1 which can’t be done these days.
The firmware 8.1.1 was launched in mid-November and it patched the exploits used in Pangu jailbreak tool. This is probably the main reason why some users quickly downgraded from iOS 8.1.1 to 8.1. They just wanted to be jailbroken which couldn’t be done on the new firmware release.
This, however, should not be an issue as a group of hackers from China released TaiG jailbreak solution for firmware 8.1.1 where Pangu doesn’t work.
TaiG seems to be safe, as confirmed by MuscleNerd already. It is reportedly capable of jailbreaking the first beta of 8.2 firmware update which is available to devs and users who risk to upgrade even though this is a testing version. If you wish to use iOS 8.1.1 TaiG jailbreak you can do so as this is the only untether tool that works with this firmware.
As MuscleNerd said about TaiG jailbreak ios 8.1.1, it can be used without caution by users. The hacker notes that the information TaiG sends to the server is only “light fingerprinting” and this is not too serious.
Is TaiG iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak safe? Yes, yes and yes, as it is officially confirmed by a trusted hacker.
Users who have accidentally update to iOS 8.1.1 which is the most recent firmware version released by Apple can now downgrade iOS 8.1.1 to iOS 8.1. This is important to anyone who wishes to jailbreak his or her smartphone or tablet using the Chinese Pangu jailbreak tool which doesn’t support the new firmware.
Apple will soon stop signing iOS 8.1 and it will become impossible to downgrade then. While there is still time to take this step after iOS 8.1.1 installation and return to the previous operating system version on your iPhone or iPad, you better take this chance and downgrade. We’ll explain how to downgrade iOS 8.1.1 in the guide below.
It is currently possible to get back to iOS 8.1 only. Once Apple stops signing this version you will fail to downgrade.
You are following this instruction at your own risk.
How to Downgrade iOS 8.1.1 to 8.1
Step 1. Backup your iDevice via iTunes or iCloud. You can use any of these two options and the backup copy is a must have when you are downgrading or jailbreaking. It saves all your personal data and allows you restoring in case anything goes wrong.
Step 2. You should download iOS 8.1 version for your particular device. Just Google it and you will find the link for your model of iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.
Step 3. Plug in your iDevice [the one that is already updated to iOS 8.1.1] to your Mac / PC and launch iTunes.
Step 4. You should now choose your smartphone or tablet in the iTunes’ top right corner menu.
Step 5. Click on Shift [if you are using Windows] or Alt/Option [if you are on Mac] and at the same time press Check for Update option in iTunes.
Step 6. iTunes will allow you pointing to iOS 8.1 ipsw file that you got in Step 2. Do so and confirm this step when iTunes asks you if you wish to update to iOS 8.1. Select Update option.
Step 7. When iTunes finishes downgrading your iOS 8.1.1 iPhone back to iOS 8.1 your smartphone will restart and ask you to “Slide to upgrade” which you, of course, do. You’ll have to enter your passcode and the process will continue. Sometimes users are asked to activate their gadgets.
Step 8. Hooray! Everything is finally performed and you are now running iOS 8.1 again. Congratulations!
Did you want to downgrade your iPhone to iOS 7.1.2? It is no longer possible to use iOS 8 downgrade to 7.1.2 instructions because Apple stopped signing iOS 7.1.2 firmware. Users who have installed iOS 8, 8.0.1, 8.0.2 and now think this was a wrong thing to do because there is no jailbreak solution for firmware 8 yet, have to wait and stay updated because they can’t downgrade from iOS 8.
According to hacker iH8sn0w who has developed a lot of useful programs and jailbreaks for Apple fans, the famous Cupertino-based company doesn’t sign iOS 7.1.2 from Friday, September 26. The window that allowed people to go back to iOS 7 via iTunes is officially closed.
No one can’t downgrade from iOS 8 to iOS 7.1.1 or 7.1.2 or any other iOS 7 firmware version. You can only downgrade from iOS 8.0.2 to 8.0.1 or 8. That’s it. If you have iPod touch, iPad or iPhone downgrade to 7.1.2 is not available to you.
Users who have installed iOS 8 and up have to stay on this firmware. Evasi0n and Pangu cannot jailbreak iOS 8 right now. Maybe hackers will release a tool with untethered jailbreak in the future. Keep an eye on jailbreaking news if you want to be able to install Cydia apps now as you are running firmware version 8 and up without the ability to get back to iOS 7.
The iOS 8.0.1 update was filled with bugs that broke Touch ID and cellular data for many iOS users of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus features. If you face with such troubles or you just don’t like it, you need to downgrade to iOS 8.0. Here’s the instruction on how to downgrade iOS 8.0.1 to iOS 8.0.
Please follow these steps:
1. Please don’t forget to backup your iOS device to iCloud or using iTunes. So you will save your information and can recover your data from the backup if anything happened wrong.
2. Connect the device running iOS 8.0.1 to your computer.
3. Download the appropriate iOS 8 firmware (.ipsw) file for your device.
4. Open the device page on iTunes, and hold the Option key (Shift for Windows users) while clicking the Check For Update button. Please note that it is important to hold the Alt/Option key or Shift key when you click on the Check for Update button directly, you will get an error message that iOS 8.0.1 is the current version.
5. Find the IPSW firmware file that you downloaded in Step 1, select it, and click Open.
8. iTunes should now downgrade your iOS device to iOS 8.
9. Wait until your device updates, and enjoy your iOS 8.0 installation, with working Touch ID and cellular data!
It is really useful method. Because you don’t lose any of your phone’s settings or data. All staff: pictures, music, messages, email, etc. should be ready and waiting for you till you downgrade iOS 8.0.1 to iOS 8.
Even though the new iOS 7.1 beta 1 was intended for developers testing only, some iPhone and iPad users could upgrade to this firmware version manually. The operating system is beta meaning it has a lot of bugs and problems. Some people might like to downgrade iOS 7.1 beta back to v.7.0.4 and here is how you can do this.
This guide is meant for iPhone 4 users only. So if you have this iPhone model with iOS 7.1 beta 1 installed on it you can get back to iOS 7.0.4 with ease by following these simple steps.
Downgrade iOS 7.1 Beta
Here is what you need to do to get back to iOS 7.0.4 from the latest beta available for developers to test.
Step 1. You need to find and save iOS 7.0.4 as it will be important for successful downgrading.
Step 2. You should also use your iPhone with iOS 7.1 beta 1 on it, iTunes and a USB cable.
Step 4. Enter the DFU mode. It does look like restore process and it is mostly this manually procedure. You need to press and hold Power button for approximately 5 seconds and add Home button for another 10 seconds (don’t release the Power key yet). Keep pressing on the Home key while releasing the Power for about 15 seconds and you will enter DFU state [the screen will become black].
Step 5. iTunes will suggest you need to get restored. Press down SHIFT for Windows / Alt/Option for Mac and select Restore option.
Step 6. Point the program to iOS 7.0.4 file you downloaded and enjoy getting back to this firmware version.
P.S. You can also downgrade iOS 7.1 beta 1 iPhone 4 to earlier versions of iOS 7.x and 6.x following the similar procedure. We need to mention that this method will be useless with the public iOS 7.1 release because Apple will not sign v.7.0.4 after launching 7.1.
Some iPhone 4 owners are not satisfied with the iOS 7 released by Apple in fall 2013. If you are using Windows PC and your iOS 6.1.3 SHSH blobs [6.1.2 or earlier version of firmware] are saved you are able to downgrade iOS 7 to iOS 6 [iPhone 4 users only]. The instruction is useless if you don’t have your blobs saved or own a different iPhone model.
iPhone 4 users who have installed the latest iOS 7 released by Apple this fall can easily downgrade to iOS 6.1.3 via iFaith. There are special requirements for people who wish to follow this guide and downgrade iOS 7 to iOS 6. All information is listed inside this post.
iPhone 4 users who have installed iOS 7 would probably like to downgrade or unlock baseband 4.12.09. How is it possible to do? Is there an easy solution to both problems?
We hope you haven’t upgraded to the new iOS 7 without having your baseband preserved if you had a device unlocked with Gevey SIM or Ultrasn0w method. This way you will lose your unlock and won’t be able to perform the same procedure for your new firmware because both Ultrasn0w and Gevey SIM jailbreaking unlock methods don’t support the new iOS 7 yet [no one knows when and whether they will be updated].
If you are searching for the way to downgrade iPhone 4 04.12.09 you might find some instructions but don’t follow them. You will never succeed. It is sadly impossible 4.12.09 downgrading to previous modem versions. Why? We’ll explain this to you.
Smartphones created by Apple can’t be downgraded after you have upgraded their iOS version / baseband. Sadly, such protection is used so that hackers or other people couldn’t damage the gadget via discovered exploits.
In other word, having the smartphone with such baseband you are stuck with this modem firmware. You can only update it in the future when iOS 7.0.2 is available for public download. There is no method for iOS 7 jailbreak yet, but you are able to unlock your handset even with the latest baseband.
There is no software / hardware unlock for iPhone 4 users. The only way to unlock this model is via factory unlock solution which relies on your IMEI number. If you know your IMEI code and original operator your gadget is locked to you can find a reliable company that offers iPhone unlock by IMEI number and order this service. You’ll have to pay for such unlock but it will be guaranteed and successful if you have the smartphone that was activated with the carrier and is not blacklisted [sometimes it is even possible to unlock a barred IMEI number].
Step 1. Contact the company and make sure you are eligible for unlock [the smartphone is activated, you know the carrier name and IMEI code].
Step 2. If you got an iOS 7 device from a reseller ask its previous owner to turn Find My iPhone app off. Otherwise you won’t be able to activate the device and use it.
Step 3. Order factory unlock service for your iPhone 4 with baseband 04.12.09 and wait till the status of your device is changed to forever “unlocked.”
Use your unlocked gadget and follow the new. Maybe it will become possible to downgrade 04.12.09 baseband in the future [if hackers find such a way].