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.
Is iOS 7.1.2 jailbreak for iPhone worth staying with Apple and not changing your platform to Android? It is surely worth. There are a lot of fans of ‘fruit’ devices in the world and there are customers who prefer getting other smartphones. This is a common situation for all brands, and if you read iOS 7.1 jailbreak news you know that it is possible to jailbreak untether iOS 7.1 and 7.1.x firmware these days thanks to Pangu app.
Of course, a jailbroken device is sensitive to viruses and different malware files like the one discovered lately that steals money from developers changing ad IDs. But at the same time, there is a jailbreaking community with famous and trusted hackers who comment on iOS 7.1.2 jailbreak news and say that Pangu contains no malicious programs and additions.
It might be easier to customize Android phone without jailbreaking it, but with Apple strict rules and a little number of customization apps users who have the iPhone or iPad choose to untether jailbreak their gadgets and install tons of useful hacks, tweaks and apps from Cydia unofficial app store.
If two well-known hackers iH8sn0w and MuscleNerd say that it is safe to download jailbreak iOS 7.1.1, 7.1.2 and 7.1 called Pangu [it was developed by earlier unknown Pangu team from China], then it is indeed safe to use this tool.
Jailbreak 7.1 iPhone with Pangu can be easily performed. The program is working automatically, it only makes you change the date on your iDevice to June 2, 2014. This is pretty much it. The Chinese hackers update their program to fix bugs found in previous releases so you can follow their reports and also upgrade your jailbreak to avoid reboot loop and other possible problems.
While 7.1.2 jailbreak for iPhone and iPad exists [and Pangu is the ONLY jailbreak for iOS 7.1.x platform at the moment] it is wrong not to try it out.
There is no need to switch your iOS world to other platforms when you can improve it through jailbreaking and Cydia tweaks.
Along with Pangu iOS 7.1.2, 7.1.1 and 7.1 jailbreak there is one more tool that supports at least iPhone jailbreaking. It is known as GTISC iOS 7.1.2 jailbreak for Mac and Windows and it was created by a group of students from the Georgia Tech Information Security Center [GTISC].
It is now unclear if students Yeongjin Jang and Tielei Wang are planning to make their exploits public or not. So far Jang known as @blue9057 demonstrates his iPhone 5S being jailbroken on iOS 7.1.1. Jang also noted that this program supports iOS 7.1.2 jailbreak tether meaning you have to run special recovery application to maintain jailbreak status after each reboot.
There is another public jailbreak for iOS 7.1.2 for Mac and Windows called Pangu. It was created by a group of hackers from China. It is free to use and available to public.
Unlike GTISC creating, Pangu offers jailbreak for iOS 7.1.2 untethered for iPhone and other iDevices. In other words, your jailbroken status remains after reboots. It only disappears after you update to a newer firmware version.
iOS 7.1.2 jailbreak has been reportedly discovered by guides from Tech Information Security Center in Georgia, however their program hasn’t become public yet so it’s difficult to say whether the jailbreaking community will get another iPad and iPhone iOS 7.1.2 jailbreak solution. Now you can jailbreak iOS 7.1.2 using GTISC method on Windows.This good news came along with the price drop for iPhone unlock. You can check it out too.Security researchers are believed to discover some vulnerabilities that weren’t patched y Apple yet to make iOS 7.1.2 jailbreak untethered or tethered possible. It is unclear what type of jailbreak was found by GTISC.It is also unclear when Ph.D. students who discovered the vulnerabilities and make it possible to jailbreak iOS 7.1.2 iPhone and iPad untethered or tethered are going to present their creation to public. Maybe they will keep it to themselves and not going to share with others.
One of the students, Tielei Wang, says that the team is going to exploit the techniques found but doesn’t specify the exact day. They promised it to happen during BlackHat USA 2014 event, but there is still no public data on the new jailbreaking tool for iOS 7.1.2.
The only public program is iOS 7.1.2 jailbreak Pangu created by guys from China who made it possible to untether iOS 7.1, 7.1.1 and 7.1.2 iDevices.
Pangu supports both Windows and Mac computers. It is not difficult to use, but it makes users change the date on the smartphone or tablet back to June 2. The Chinese team updates their untether jailbreak once in a while to fix bugs and improve jailbreaking experience.
Find My iPhone app was implemented to help tracking the lost or stole iPhone. This feature was improved in iOS 7 release and will definitely be enhanced with iOS 8 public release this fall. Unlike it was in iOS 6 when third-party users could easily turn off Find My iPhone program, it is now impossible to do so without the original owner’s ID and passcode.
Bypass iOS 8 Activation Lock Screen
Find My iPhone being enabled also enables Activation Lock feature. This is the new thing that exists since September 2013 and iOS 8 activation error can be bypassed the same way as it happens with iOS 7 devices.
There are different companies that can bypass iOS 7 and soon iOS 8 activation lock option without the ID and passcode by deleted the connection between iCloud account and iPhone. If you happen to purchase a used smartphone with iOS 8 on it and Find My iPhone being on, don’t worry and you will be able to bypass iOS 8 activation lock without the credentials from your reseller.
Sometimes sellers don’t remember their ID and passcode and simply don’t answer your questions about this leaving you alone with a useless iPhone. Once you try to resent, restore, jailbreak or unlock your device, disable Find My iPhone or delete everything from the handset, iOS 7 and soon iOS 8 asks for Apple ID and passcode from the iCloud account related to your handset.
If you don’t know this ID and password you cannot continue using your gadget. It will leave you with Activation Lock screen. This is frustrating until you order iOS 8 lockscreen bypass service that works only for clean IMEIs.
You can check your IMEI which can be found in Settings or through *#06# combination and make sure it hasn’t been stolen, lost, blocked or blacklisted. The company will allow you bypass the lock screen by removing this problem through the official database.
How to Fix iOS 8 Activation Error
If you come across iOS 8 activation error right now while installing the beta version on your iPhone you can fix the problem by downgrading back to iOS 7.1.x and then updating to iOS 8 beta once again. Here is how to do this without UDID.
Step 1. Download iOS 7.1.2 which is the latest version available and save it on your computer.
Step 2. Open iTunes and connect the device.
Step 3. Put your iPhone into DFU state. The display must be black.
Step 4. iTunes will tell you that you are not able to use your gadget till you restore it. Say OK.
Step 5. Press Shift on Windows or alt/option on Mac while selecting Restore iPhone. Then you should point to iOS 7.1.x you have obtained in the very beginning.
Step 6. iTunes should dongrade you and then you can complete installing iOS 8 without getting activation error.
Step 7. This can be done through iTunes. Just keep pressing Shift on Windows or alt / option on Mac when you select Update option.
Since both iOS 7.1.1 and the new iOS 7.1.2 are jailbroken with the Chinese Pangu program, devs hurry up to update their jailbroken tweaks to support these latest public firmware versions. Filippo Bigarella, for example, has already offered his new Springtomize 3 for iOS 7.1.1 and 7.1.2. This Italian dev is always fast to present the changes to his popular application.
If you have been using this program in the past you can get the Springtomize 3 update for free. Just download it from Cydia and it will work for your iPhone or iPad. However, all new users have to pay for this jailbreak app.
Cydia store has the Springtomize 3 upgrade for iOS 7.1.x devices for $2.99. This program offers some interesting features to users. Firstly, you can choose the darker background color for different folders. Secondly, it allows you playing with colors for as much as you like.
The new update fixes some previous bugs. You can change nearly everything about your smartphone or tablet device once you get the app. You can surely find some free tweaks but Springtomize offers much more as it combines numerous jailbreak applications letting you customize your interface, status bar, sliders, dock, lock screen, icons and a lot of other elements.
The iOS 7.1.1, 7.1.2 jailbreak application comes in 20 languages. You might like to get it once you jailbreak iPhone 7.1.2 with Pangu exploit that is free and seems to work even though it has been launched by unknown hackers from China.
iOS 7.1.2 jailbreak untethered is possible for this latest firmware release for iPhone 5S, 5, 5c, 4S, 4 and different iPads along with iPod touch 5G. The recent Chinese development called Pangu that was originally created for jailbreaking iOS 7.1.1 is said to support the firmware 7.1.2 as well.The firmware update fixes some problems and can even be problematic for users to install. Still once you hard boot your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad in case the upgrade freezes in the middle of the process, you are able to untethered jailbreak 7.1.2 using Pangu tool.
Right now Pangu seems to support three versions of Apple mobile operating system, including iOS 7.1.2, 7.1.1 and 7.1.
How to Jailbreak Untethered iOS 7.1.2 iPhone / iPad with Pangu
Follow this guide and you will become jailbroken.
Step 1. You have to turn off the passcode lock option through Settings application. Open General menu and go to Passcode Lock On to disable it.
Step 2. Backup your handset or tablet device. Since jailbreaking always voids Apple warranty it is not completely safe to perform and you takes risks personally. Use either iCloud or iTunes for this.
Step 3. Your iTunes has to be update to the latest version.
Step 4. You can download jailbreak for iOS 7.1.2 Pangu.
Step 5. You should launch the program. If you are on Windows, you should open the fil as an Administrator.
Apple is reportedly about to present its iOS 7.1.2 update for iPhone, iPad and other iDevices. According to rumors, this firmware version is meant to fix the email encryption bug and the long-existed problems with iMessage forwarding when you switch the iOS gadget to a different brand.
It is hard to say the exact iOS 7.1.2 release date yet, but once the links for download iOS 7.1.2 become available we will let you know. There is just one week until iOS 8 is unveiled to public during the WWDC keynote. Some experts think that a number of Apple’s devices is already using iOS 7.1.2 to visit websites which means the soon public release of this upgrade.
The activity is not too high, but these beginning stages of testing can only mean the soon widespread of the minor update for iPod touch, iPad and iPhone. There is a number of problems experienced by users with iOS 7.1 and 7.1.1 and Apple is rumored to be working on the fix which should be released in the next firmware version.
Since Apple assures it knows about the problems with email attachments encryption and iMessages, it is trying to fix the bug. One users has even filed a lawsuit against the company for not being able to get messages from friends because they are being forwarded to the old iPhone and not new gadget.
Both issues should be solved once iOS 7.1.2 release becomes available.