The ordinary way to downgrade iOS to 8.4.1 is not available to iPhone users because Apple stop signing this firmware version when it released iOS 9. If you have the iPhone 5, 4s or 5c you can still get back to the older operating system.
iOS 8.4.1 downgrade tool was developed by tihmstar. His program OdysseusOTA was used to help iPhone 4s owners return from iOS 8 to 6.1.3 without issues. Now this program is updated and you can use OdysseusOTA 2 on iPhone 4s, 5 or 5c to either downgrade from iOS 9 to 8.4.1 or update from iOS 7 to 8.4.1.
How to Downgrade iPhone 5 to iOS 8.4.1 Guide
Step 1. Firstly you should be jailbroken. If you don’t jailbreak iOS 9 with Pangu or iOS 7 with Evasi0n or Pangu you are not able to get OdysseusOTA program.
Step 3. It happens that Apple is still signing OTAblobs for 8.4.1 platform for the three iPhone models.
Step 4. Download the zip file will commands you’ll need. Begin with the command on your Mac:
You can watch the video on YouTube how to enter all the commands in order to reach your goal and create custom ipsw that you will need in order to downgrade successfully from any iOS version to iOS 8.4.1.
The long awaited iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak release date might be this year thanks to Luca Todesco. This developer decided to unveil the source code for iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak. This is the last version of iOS 8 released by Apple. The company offers iOS 9, 9.0.1 and 9.0.2 now.
Hackers were not able to find new exploits in iOS 8.4.1 and newer mobile versions for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The Cupertino-based company managed to kill all the exploits used in iOS 8.4 and earlier firmwares that can be jailbroken.
At the same time, hacker iH8sn0w demoed iOS 9 jailbreak on his iDevice however he has no intensions to make the tool public. iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak sources might help other groups of hackers to find the exploits and create a new program that will allow public jailbreaking their smartphones and tablets.
It could be important to downgrade from iOS 9 to 8.4.1 while Apple is supporting this firmware version. This way you’ll be able to jailbreak once such an option becomes available. Experts believe that the code can help the release to happen.
The source code jailbreak iPhone that Todesco shared with users is described as the ‘incomplete iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak’ tool. There is one big problem with source codes. They are mostly limited to tethered releases and they are not as popular and untethered iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak. It is required to run the program each time the gadget reboots and this can lead to user’s headache.
Most hackers are trying to develop an untethered program that can automatically perform the jailbreak and stays on the iPhone until new firmware upgrade.
Developers can surely use the source code for performing this procedure however ordinary users will not be able to jailbreak properly. Besides, incomplete jailbreaking doesn’t result in Cydia installation and Cydia store is number one reason why iPhone and iPad owners choose to jailbreak. This is the place with tons of jailbreak tweaks and customization options that make the iDevice experience so much better.
It is hard to say whether iOS 9 platform can be jailbroken or not. iH8sn0w hacker already showed that it is possible to untether the most recent firmware for iPhone and iPad still most hackers are still trying to find the iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak untethered solution. This version is non jailbreakable at the moment.
It is possible to downgrade iOS 9 to 8.4.1 as Apple is still signing it. You might want to take this step in hope to see soon iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak release date. You’ll be always able to upgrade to iOS 9 on any iDevice while the downgrade possibility is limited in time.
As soon as the Cupertino-based giant stops signing the previous version [it should most likely happen when iOS 9.1 update is available or even sooner] users will have to use either their old firmware or iOS 9 and once they accidentally restore to iOS 9 they won’t be able to get back to the previous version.
According to rumors, one hacker Luca Todesco is working on iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak. Will he truly release a new program or not? We don’t know. It is hard to understand what team of hackers is going to present the next untethered jailbreak. We know that TaiG, Pangu and PP Jailbreak teams are all working on iOS 8.4.1 and / or iOS 9 jailbreaking.
It might take some time to find the working tool and present it to public. We might also have to wait for Christmas to see the official iOS 9 jailbreak. Apple is protecting its firmware and trying to patch all the new exploits hackers find in its mobile code. The company is always thanking hackers for finding the holes however the jailbreak did become more complicated and requires more time than it used to be.
Are you also looking for the iOS 8.4.1 or iOS 9 untethered jailbreak tool or not?
The official release of iOS 9 means that soon Apple will stop singing the previous public version iOS 8.4.1. You can still downgrade iOS 9 to 8.4.1 if you are not satisfied with the most recent mobile operating system however the time is limited. The Cupertino-based giant will not sign iOS 8.4.1 forever.
If you wish to learn how to downgrade iOS 9 to 8.4 you should know that this is impossible. Apple no longer signs iOS 8.4 and there is the version 8.4.1 meaning you are only able to get back to the previous firmware release. It is also impossible to get back from 8.4.1 to 8.4 firmware on iDevices.
How to Downgrade iOS 9 to iOS 8.4.1
Step 1. Before you start doing anything you have to make sure that iOS 8.4.1 is still signed up by Apple. You can check it at https://ipsw.me/8.4.1.
Step 2. Create a backup version of your tablet or smartphone. Use iTunes or iCloud.
Step 5. Enter the DFU mode on the iDevice. To do this, connect through USB to your computer, press on Power to turn off the phone or tablet. Hold Power for approximately 3 seconds and don’t release it while holding Home button for another 10 seconds. Let go off Power but keep holding Home button and wait till iTunes detects the devices in Recovery mode.
Step 6. Press Ok to continue.
Step 7. Tap on Shift / Option [for Windows or Mac] and choose ‘Restore iPhone’ or other device option.
Will there be iOS 9 jailbreak tools once this firmware becomes public? Famous Pangu team of hackers who found exploits in iOS 8.4.1 code talk about the upcoming platform and voice their most recent discoveries.
The news isn’t too reassuring at the moment because it mentions iOS 9 jailbreak impossible state. Pangu demoed iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak earlier this year and they believed the program would also support iOS 9 version however Apple is believed to already patch the vulnerabilities the Chinese hackers were using.
iOS 9 jailbreak Pangu option might be still available once Apple releases the firmware upgrade. It could take some time for hackers to find new exploits and kernel vulnerabilities in the Cupertino-based company’s code.
Pangu published an online report where the team mentions some of the kernel vulnerabilities it discovered in iOS 8.4.1 code. According to hackers, this code has a bad quality. Apple has reportedly patched all the holes in iOS 9 mobile firmware code. If this is true the jailbreak tool developed by Pangu couldn’t be used on the upcoming version of iPhone and iPad OS.
Will there be iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak release? Hackers could present it if it happens that the program doesn’t support next operating system.
The news published by Pangu states that at least two of the three kernel vulnerabilities found in 8.4.1 code are already patched in iOS 9 beta. The final launch of this next mobile platform is planned for this or next week. This version will be pre-installed on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus that should feature special 3D Touch screen with Force Touch technology, better cameras, more RAM, improved battery, maybe new rose gold color and other specs.
Are you impatiently waiting for iOS 9 untethered jailbreak or would it be enough of the stock Apple features that arrive with this update?
Since Apple has released its latest software update to iOS 8 many upgraded users have taken to Apple Support forums to complain about iOS 8.4.1 battery life issue on their devices.
If battery on any of your iOS devices, be it iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, is draining fast after updating to the iOS 8.4.1 software, here are some tips to help you fix the problem.
Downgrade To iOS 8.4
Downgrading to iOS 8.4 was also the tip to fix iOS 8.4.1 battery life issue, but unfortunately it is no longer possible as Apple has closed the signing window.
Hard Reboot Your iOS Device
First you can try to hard reboot your iOS device to see if this fixes the problem. How to do this: simply simultaneously hold down both the Power and Home buttons on your device till it powers off completely and then restarts automatically. When you see the Apple logo on the screen let go of the buttons.
Reset All Settings
This step will reset all your iOS settings back to factory default. Don’t worry your data will not be deleted. How to do it: open the Settings app on your iOS device and go to General > Reset > Reset All Settings.
Restore / Clean Install iOS 8.4.1
If you have updated your device with the new firmware via OTA update in some instances it could cause issues. That’s why clean installing iOS 8.4.1 via iTunes can help fix battery life issue.
How to do it: download iOS 8.4.1 firmware file for your device from here. Then, plug in your iOS device to the computer and launch iTunes. Next, hold down the Shift key (on Windows) or Option/Alt key (on OS X) and then tap on the Restore iPhone button.
Pick the firmware file to begin the Restore process.
If all of the above steps fail, and you still suffer from this battery problem the issue could be hardware related. It would be best to book an appointment at the Apple’s Genius Bar and have Apple engineers take a look at your iOS device.
Millions of iPhone users got upset with iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak patch news. Apple killed the exploits that were discovered by Chinese hackers and made it impossible to become untethered for a while. No one can name you the exact iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak release date however we’ve heard some rumors and read news about this launch.
While it is currently impossible to jailbreak 8.4.1 platform on iPhone, iPod and iPad, hackers found new exploits and even showed demo iOS 8.4.1 untether jailbreak [Pangu team managed to create the jailbreaking tool]. Still they don’t hurry to launch a new program update because September is a big month for new major Apple upgrades. The company will soon present iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and, of course, iOS 9 features and specs a lot of users are waiting for.
You won’t find real working how to jailbreak iOS 8.4.1 instruction right now [here is how to set up a jailbroken iPhone]. But it should be possible to do in the future. As soon as the Cupertino-based company unveils iOS 9 firmware version – hackers will be able to test their solution on this platform and maybe jailbreak iOS 9 and 8.4.1 at once.
Users who installed the latest 8 firmware on their iDevice were able to downgrade iOS 8.4.1 to 8.4 until Apple stopped signing 8.4 version. Downgrading is unavailable any more so you don’t have a chance to get back to the previous release and jailbreak it.
Users who are now running 8.4.1 can simply wait for iOS 9 release and new jailbreak launch. You have to patient but await will be over soon. Modern hackers still are able to find holes in Apple’s code no matter how hard the company is trying to protect its firmware versions.
Will TaiG or Pangu or PP Jailbreak be the first to release iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak solution? Do you have any idea?
Have you not updated to iOS 8.4.1 which cannot be jailbroken at the moment? Are you still running iOS 8.4 or earlier firmware version on your iPhone and wish to find a stable and trusted iMessage iOS 8 tweaks? There is one interesting update you could pay attention to. It offers some extra options to your iDevice and supports 8 platform offered by Apple this year.
There is a long list of different tweaks for iMessage iOS 8 and other programs used on iPhone. Some of them offer more features, others come with less additions. One tool called TypeStatus is well-known already and this particular program was recently updated to offer improved performance and stability. It also fixes some previous issues.
The name of one of the Cydia tweaks for iMessage is TypeStatus 2. It used to be available only as private testing program until now. Developers think it is time to introduce the program to all users who are interested in customizing iMessage by adding new features to it. You can download the program from this repo: http://cydia.hbang.ws [beware of possible dangerous iOS 8 tweaks that could steal your iCloud password and emails].
Remember that you should not update any tweaks right now if you don’t want to lose your jailbreak. Apple no longer signs iOS 8.4 version and this makes it impossible to downgrade iOS 8.4.1 to 8.4 in case you experience a bug and are forced to be restored to the most recent mobile platform version offered by the giant.
Those users who give the tweak update a chance will be able to see the typing indicator when someone is typing you an iMessage. It will appear in your Status bar. You will also get notification when the recipient reads your message.
The tweaks offers no new features. It only improves everything it was capable of doing before this upgrade.
Even if iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak is just around the corner and you have doubt whether to stay on iOS 8.4 or 8.3 firmware or upgrade to this most recent Apple mobile firmware version – there are a couple of important things you must know in case you are already jailbroken.
Let’s start with the beginning. Should I update to iOS 8.4.1? Most users don’t think so because everyone is waiting for the next major upgrade which is iOS 9 with new features, options and possibilities. If you are running iOS 8.4 version you can stay on it, especially if you used one of the jailbreak tools.
You won’t be able to downgrade from iOS 8.4.1 to 8.4 any longer. Apple doesn’t sign this version. This means than once you install the newer platform and decide you liked the previous one more – you won’t be able to turn back time and run it again.
The exploits used by TaiG iOS 8.4 jailbreak and PP Jailbreak were patched by Apple. It looks like hackers might found a new solution to this issue however they have no plans to reveal an update before iOS 9 becomes public. This means if you install iOS 8.4.1 in hopes to see the jailbreak tomorrow – it won’t happen.
You might still be able to save iOS 8.4.1 SHSH blobs using TinyUmbrella. It won’t hurt you. However you cannot use them right now and you cannot use your iOS 8.4 blobs if they were saved to restore to the previous version of Apple firmware for iPhone and other iDevices.
If you are still jailbroken you should be attentive to what Cydia apps and packages you download and install. Use only trusted sources because any error or faulty file could cause you hard restore and lose the jailbreak.
You might also want to get SemiRestore tool. This program can help you to restore your jailbroken device without losing jailbreak. It is useful when you get a buggy program or reboot look bug.
Right now iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak Pangu is not available to public yet. The teams of hackers from China are working on finding new exploits and untethering the most recent iPhone firmware released by Apple and they even showed the demo version to users already.
Thus, iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak demo is reportedly created by Pangu hackers. We know that both Pangu and TaiG cannot support 8.4.1 version right now. Apple patched the exploits used in these two programs and users cannot run the tools on the most recent public operating system updated for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users.
It seems that everyone who attended HackPwn2015 conference in Shanghai last week saw the iOS 8.4.1 demo jailbreak running on iPhone 6. It was presented by Pangu group of hackers. The team also shared information on Weibo account however it assures that iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak won’t become public right away because everyone is waiting for iOS 9 update. This would be the major firmware upgrade and if Pangu iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak becomes available before this release Apple could patch the new exploits and make iOS 9 jailbreak impossible for a while.
TaiG group of hackers doesn’t update users about their search for new exploits. These guys might be also finding new holes in Apple code and also waiting for the 9 version public release before offering any new programs to public.
If you have already installed iOS 8.4.1 on your iDevice you can no longer downgrade to 8.4 since Apple stopped signing this version. All you can do is wait for the new untether programs to be launched this fall and jailbreak either 8.4.1 or the new iOS 9 mobile firmware when the new tools become available to ordinary users.
What firmware version are you running now? Have you upgraded to iOS 8.4.1 or are you still using previous iOS 8 or even earlier iOS 7 platform?