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.
If you want to add iOS 8.1 animated boot logo on your iOS 8 / 8.1 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch device and you don’t know how to do it. Please follow this few steps to quick set up.
On iOS animated boot logos isn’t a factory feature that is establish by default. With the help of a Cydia tweak under the title ‘Animate iOS 8? now users can add animated boot logo in iOS 8.1 to their jailbroken device such as iPhone, iPad or iPod touch that run iOS 8 or above version.
Step 1. Please launch Cydia and find the tweak called ‘Animate iOS 8?.
Step 2. After you have found, click on it and install this tweak.
Step 3. Once the installation is finished, push the Home button and then open the Settings app.
Step 4. Scroll down and click on BootLogo to open a boot animations list. At present you can see just two built-in boot logos. Now we need to add in animated boot logos.
Step 5. Close the Settings app, and go back into Cydia and then click Sources.
Step 6. Open the BigBoss storage and move to Addons (BootLogo).You will find here a animated boot logos list for your device.
You will have to search to find an appropriate fit, this list contains basically all kinds of boot logos from older iPhones to iPads and iPod touch devices.
So if you are an iPhone 6 / 6 Plus owner, animated boot logos that have been created for the resolution and screen size will really enriched your device’s start up. As Apple won’t include animated boot logos to its devices iOS lineup in the near future.
How to restore iPhone without losing jailbreak is one of the issues that users faced with jailbroken device. That’s why thinking to do jailbreak or not to do many users count all the pros and cons. One of the major drawbacks of jailbreaking process is stability problems can be not so stable especially when Cydia is present. But on the other hand, full functionality improvements could not be disregarded.
With past jailbreaks there was some other issue the inability to restore to default settings on the device. The thing that the majority of us perform each time once in a while as a question of standard protocol. But there is a solution to this problem the SemiRestore tool. It lets to set up factory settings whilst leaving fixed jailbreak completely unaffected.
The majority of users have continued using devices that required a recalibration by using a restore in past times and just simply because I didn’t wish to be still left languishing on stock software package. But with the help of the updated Semi-Restore tool now clean things up without losing the most important means. And now it is available for every user.
Like most launched tools and apps, Semi-Restore tool is compatible with iOS 8 through iOS 8.1, and although it requires OpenSSH. And it is not so hard to get started with using it.
Note that at present time Semi-Restore has only been updated for Windows and Linux.
So, if you have planned to restore your device but have been terrified of losing your current jailbreak, with the new and updated SemiRestore version you will fill safe.
Please be attentive that at present time Apple is still signing iOS 8.1 firmware for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It means that SemiRestore is basically useless right now. But when Apple will stop signing the firmware, then you won’t be able to restore to iOS 8.1, and that’s time when you’ll have to use SemiRestore. So this is the way how to restore iPhone without losing jailbreak. Please look through the following statements before you proceed to Semi-Restore your device:
SemiRestore supports Windows XP SP3 or higher.
SemiRestore supports 32 & 64 Bit Linux (Ubuntu 14.04 or a higher equivalent distro).
Windows users must have iTunes, and .NET 4.0 or higher installed.
Linux users must have libimobiledevice, GTK 3, libusbmuxd-tools, and openssl installed (which should be by default).
Linux users must read the README file
There may be a better way to fix your current problem. For example, to fix “Safe Mode” issues, you can just uninstall Mobile Substrate from Cydia.
Like any other restore, make sure you backup your data if you want it later.
Avoid using your iOS device or anything related to iTunes or XCode during the Semi-Restore. Why not actually go outside?
This process can not and does not repair broken system files! Avoid all Siri Ports, as they are not only illegal (except for Spire on 5.0.1) but they also create problems and may potentially break system files (even Spire can cause this).
Your device will respring or reboot several times during the SemiRestore. This is perfectly normal, so don’t panic.
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!
To find the additional Battery characteristics you should install DetailedBatteryUsage tweak. And then go to Settings → General → Usage → Battery Usage. Here you can reveal much more information and make a detailed analysis then from basic battery menu.
Maybe for the general user this tweak will not be useful. But for persons who really get in touch with its work can discover a lot of valuables, find the detailed look of battery life line graphs.
DetailedBatteryUsage tweak lets you to observe in-depth details on each app on your device, unlike the stock consumer battery usage menu. Just click on the app that you want to observe, and you can learn battery usage in detail.
With this tweak you will get a great opportunity to access system daemons detailed information. Daemon is an place that every day user don’t have access to. Each daemon can show more verbose details on how your iDevice is working with regard to battery life.
If you want to unlock iPhone hidden battery usage in iOS 8.1 you need to download the DetailedBatteryUsage tweak. Please note your device must be jailbroken on iOS 8.1 to do it.
Are you the fan of jailbreaking? If you have the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad that is running iOS 8 or iOS 8.1 firmware you have probably heard about the Pangu jailbreak that is available without Cydia at the moment. Hackers are now working with Saurik and will soon release the update, and till then Saurik is also working on his projects. His latest AFC2 iOS 8 update is now available to everyone who likes the iOS 8 jailbreak idea and uses it.
AFC2 for iOS 8 gives you the full access to your filesystem. You will have to use the USB cable to get this access. The tweak’s second name is Apple File Conduit 2 and the package is the must-have if you are a developer or just wish to write or read files from your iDevice directly to your computer via USB. This app works with iPhoto and iTunes programs.
iOS 8 and iOS 8.1 jailbreak gives you access to the app since you can now install Cydia manually once you are jailbroken. It will be soon possible to have Cydia installed together with Pangu jailbreak which is more comfortable and much easier.
Once you jailbreak you can download AFC2 app and access your pictures, music files and other useful personal data for your programs from the App Store.
According to Saurik, this update is secure to use.
While Pangu iOS 8 jailbreak Cydia update isn’t available yet, the team that has presented this first iOS 8 – 8.1 jailbreak is now working with Saurik who developed Cydia app store to present the soon update of Pangu jailbreak iOS 8 Cydia version.
Right now if you choose to jailbreak your iPhone or other iDevice with Pangu, you will have to manually install Cydia store after being jailbroken. This is not the easiest thing to do even thought there are instructions you can find online. It is best to wait till hackers create the new iOS 8 and iOS 8.1 jailbreak with Cydia being installed automatically during jailbreaking. Such a tool should be released in the near future.
Besides, the update should bring English version of the app and its Mac update as well along with bug fixes. You can currently jailbreak your iDevice on Windows platform or its emulator for Macs.
Have you already jailbroken or are yous till waiting for the official iOS 8 jailbreak with Cydia release? Hackers themselves advise users to avoid jailbreaking right now because they say their first Windows version is mostly meant for iOS developers who wish to update their tweaks, programs and applications.
You can also get the news from @saurik and @PanguTeam via Twitter. As hackers note, they are not planning to present the Mac release too soon. So keep an eye on the news and remember that it is possible to use Windows Pangu jailbreak on Mac as well if you know the secrets and some tricks.
Download iFile for iOS 8.1 for your iDevice as it one of that tweak that is very important for every user. Now when there is an iOS 8 jailbreak out for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and for other iDevices you can download and install iFile on iOS 8 iPhone.
iFile helps to upload the whole iOS filesystem on your jailbroken iDevice, also with support to view all file types. It includes documents, images, plists, and installing .deb packages.
iFile is a full-blown file manager for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, which has a huge amount of characteristics as copying, deleting, viewing, compressing, moving, renaming files and much more.
The developer said that the first update to iFile should fix a crash with the Box.com SDK. He will add support for the new Box SDK that will stop the tweak from crashing on startup. Also he will add iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus support to the iFile tweak.
He also added that he is working upon an iOS 8 compatible iPhone 6 version of the iFile tweak. He’s just started looking into the compatibility issues. And if he will not make lot of changes between iOS 7 and iOS 8, we may hope to see a release in the near future. As we were told that iOS 8 compatible version of the iFile at present works good on iPhone 6 hardware and the iPhone 6 Plus simulator.
The new version of their Jailbreak tool was released by the Pangu team earlier this week. This version which supports iOS 8/8.1. But the package did not include Cydia but you can install Cydia without issues. We hope that iFile tweak for iOS 8 which is available on Cydia will be finished very soon.
So download iFile for iOS 8.1 and install iFile on iOS 8 iPhone.
The Chinese hackers released their Pangu program which currently doesn’t automatically install Cydia package on a jailbroken iDevice. You can use manual Cydia install instruction and get this popular unofficial app store on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.
Follow this how to install Cydia on iOS 8 instruction and you will get the Saurik’s program on your jailbroken smarthone or tablet. You can also wait for Pangu hackers to present the update to their untether tool which would install Cydia automatically.
Manual Install Cydia iOS 8.1 Guide
It is highly advised that you install Cydia on your own only if you understand SSH and SFTP. Pangu team warns users about their jailbreak saying it is meant for developers who can update their tweaks and apps right now. Ordinary users are not advised to jailbreak right now.
The iOS 8 – iOS 8.1 jailbreak Pangu tool is now followed by iOS 8 Cydia release. Saurik has updated his application which can be manually installed on jailbroken devices. The tool from Pangu team right now can jailbreak only users with Windows PC.
Since the jailbreak release wasn’t expected, Jay Freeman who had developed Cydia didn’t have a chance to update his program in time. Still he was pretty fast in launching this Cydia iOS 8 download which also supports iOS 8.1 operating system.
You can get the .deb file directly from Saurik’s site [apt.saurik.com] but keep in mind that you have to install Cydia on iOS 8 on your own because it doesn’t install automatically with Pangu jailbreak yet.
If you are afraid to perform manual installation you can wait till Pangu hackers release an update with automatic Cydia in it. This should happen soon because Saurik sent them his Cydia installation package.
What do you think about this? Are you excited about iOS 8 jailbreak? Will you jailbreak right now and install Cydia manually or wait for Pangu team to present the next update for the untether jailbreak tool?