Apple released iOS 9.3 with multiple errors, bugs and problems. Many iPhone and iPad users would like to downgrade iOS 9.3 to 9.2.1 and avoid all those issues. Is it still possible for you to revert back to the previous mobile firmware?
Well, you should hear the latest news about iOS 9.2.1 signing status. The ‘fruit’ company always stops signing previous versions of its mobile operating system soon after the upgrade. The latest iOS 9.3 was launched this spring. Less than 3 weeks after the public launch and numerous reports of Safari bugs, Activation lock issue and other problems Apple changes iOS 9.2.1 signing status.
Can I downgrade from iOS 9.3 to iOS 9.2.1? The answer is ‘no’ – you are no longer eligible for this process because Apple stopped signing the previous firmware version. In other words if you have installed iOS 9.3 and experience issues you cannot downgrade and solve them right away [you can download iOS 9.3.1 update with some fixes]. You are now forced to wait until Apple releases fixes to all the known bugs. This could take some time so be patient.
If you visit IPSW.me site you’ll see that iOS 9.2.1 is not signed by Apple. This is the website that always knows what versions are approved and what are not longer signed. It’s a fast way to get the trusted information about iPhone and iPad software.
Both iOS 9.2.1 or iOS 9.3 are non jailbreakable at the moment. Only earlier versions starting with iOS 9.1 and down can be jailbroken with Pangu tool. If you are running iOS 9.2.1 you are advise to update to iOS 9.3 once all the issues are fixed.
There are different weather jailbreak tweaks for iOS 9 smartphone. iPhone users who haven’t updated to iOS 9.1 or newer firmwares and are jailbroken with Pangu tool can download numerous Cydia tweaks and customize the handset the way you like.
Thanks to hackers millions of users from all over the world can jailbreak and get more features for the iPhone than users with non-jailbroken Apple devices. You can add weather in Status Bar iOS 9 with the help of Meteor jailbreak app.
You can download Meteor from Cydia store. It is available on the BigBoss repository at $1.99. What can you get at this price?
Firstly, you will fine the Weather application icon in your Status bar. Secondly, you will find live weather data and get temperatures for your location on-the-go. It is comfortable and the changes from condition to temperature are animated. The tweak is really nice and it could be worth your money since you get different options.
For example, you can use current condition instead of your weather tweak icon text. Simply replace it and you’ll enjoy the changes. Besides, you are offered to use unique refresh delay and reposition the status-bar icon to left or right.
Meteor jailbreak app supports Fahrenheit and Celsius. Developer assures that this Cydia tweak doesn’t affect iPhone battery life that much. It can drain your battery to 4-5% within 8 hours [battery drain is a big issue on iOS 9.2.1] if you set the refresh rate to half an hour updates.
You can search for other tweaks as well and find different features and customization options to create a unique and exclusive iPhone running iOS 9.
Apple released iOS 9.2.1 with error 53 fix update for iPhone that patches the bug that caused handset to become a brick. Really, users who repaired their iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s or 6s Plus at unauthorized repair stores got an issue. Their smartphone suddenly got bricked by Apple for security resons as the company explained at first.
The wave of unsatisfied users was so strong that Apple had to offer download iOS 9.2.1 update to fix error 53. This firmware upgrade is available under the build name 13D20. It was created specifically to address the error 53 issue that made too many users mad at the ‘fruit’ giant.
It didn’t take Apple too long to update its mobile platform.
The upgrade is only meant to restore the smartphones that were bricked. There is no need to download this version if everything is ok with your iPhone. If you repaired your phone using third-party site or company you are advised to also update and prevent possible iPhone bricking issues.
Apple is testing iOS 9.3 betas and users wonder if it is possible to see iOS 9.3 jailbreak as well as other firmware jailbreaking. Pangu team advised all users to update to iOS 9.2 [here are direct ipsw download links for 9.2 version] or iOS 9.2.1 but the team said nothing about soon public release of the untethered tool for users.
There is a video on the web that shows the iOS 9.2 jailbreak as well as jailbreaks for iOS 9.3 beta and 9.2.1. While there could be new exploits in all these new firmwares, hackers might want to wait for the public iOS 9.3 release before presenting any solutions to ordinary users.
Since iOS 9.0.2 jailbreak launch hackers found no new exploits. There is no public iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak. It is also impossible to untether iOS 9.2 and iOS 9.1. At the same time it looks like the whole procedure can be done. At least, one hacker knows how to progress with it.
We are talking about Luca Todesco. He successfully jailbroke both iOS 9.3 beta 1 and iOS 9.2.1 iPhone and iPad operating systems. You can watch the video posted by Todesco where he demonstrates the jailbreaks on the iPhone 6 model:
You can find Cydia store there and see how some tasks impossible for non-jailbreakable device are performed. This is curious news that gives new hope for the whole community that can’t live without customizing the iDevice, adding different Cydia tweaks, tricks and extra tools.
According to the hacker, his tool works on iOS 9.2, 9.2.1 and first beta of 9.3 platform. Isn’t it amazing?
What is the recent iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak news? You know that Apple is testing iOS 9.3 beta with developers and public beta testers and users are offered to install iOS 9.2.1 minor update on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Is it already possible to jailbreak this new firmware? Why does Pangu team recommend users to update to iOS 9.2.1?
There is report from one of Pangu jailbreak team members, Windknown, who pays attention to iOS 9.2 and compares it with iOS 9.2.1 regarding vulnerability fixes and security protection. The hacker explains some details about the two versions of mobile operating system released by Apple this year and it is believed that there is the vulnerability in the iOS sandbox that could allow to execute kernel code. This is the reason why users are advised to install iOS 9.2.1 which is the most newest version. This way you can avoid any possible danger that can be caused by applications downloaded from unknown sources.
Unfortunately, Pangu team or any other group of hackers doesn’t confirm the rumors about iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak possibility. This leaves millions of users wonder about the jailbreaking plans of different teams of hackers from China and other countries.
If you choose to update to iOS 9.2 or 9.2.1 you will lose jailbreak. Thus users who are still running iOS 9 – 9.0.2 might want to wait for confirmations before taking such a step.
Apple presented one minor update for iDevices in 2016. Have you noticed any iOS 9 battery drain issues once you installed iOS 9.2.1 or not? There are many reports from users who decided to upgrade to this firmware version and they are not too happy right now.
iPhone battery iOS 9.2.1 problems seem like a new bug. Of course, this minor update was meant to fix earlier iOS 9.2 bugs and security issues. Apple did fix the previous problems however the update seems to create a new unpleasant situation when the battery life of your smartphone gets an impact on it.
Apple ¬released several iOS 9 updates. The original iOS 9 firmware was unveiled in September 2015. It was quickly jailbroken by Pangu jailbreak team. Apple then presented iOS 9.0.1 and 9.0.2 and Pangu managed to untether both versions as well. The jailbreaking tool stopped working when the Cupertino-based giant launched iOS 9.1 and 9.2.
The iOS 9.2.1 minor update is also non-jailbreakable. Besides, it seems to deliver a new bug and having a short battery life on the iPhone isn’t the best experience. Right now the iPhone maker is testing iOS 9.3 and hopefully this next operating system update would bring the fix to battery life along with other improvements.
As noted by some people, their brand new iPhone 6s can get down from 100% to 75% within half an hour once updated to iOS 9.2.1 [compare iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 battery life]. Besides, it can easily go down to 60% within a night. This sounds frustrating, doesn’t it?
Have you noticed any issues with your battery life after updating to version 9.2.1 or not?
Have you tried to run iOS 9.2.1 on iPhone 5 or 4s? Apple released new iOS 9.2.1 beta this week and the first beta is available to developers and public beta testers. If you are also testing this firmware version you might curious if it improves the performance on older smartphones such as the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s.
Experts already installed the latest beta on the two older smartphones and discovered iOS 9.2.1 performance through speed tests. The latest available beta of the new platform was installed on iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. It looks like Apple improved some things about its future release.
You know that this company likes to stop supported older gadgets when it introduces the new software version. Those older devices that are still supported show slow speeds compared to the most recent generation iPhones. Older handsets cannot run the newer iOS releases as fast and well as newer devices.
The iOS 9.2.1 beta makes iPhone 4s easily boot up [if you are running older iOS 9 versions and are jailbroken you might want to learn how to fix the iOS 9 jailbreak boot loop bug] and this looks quicker than it used to be on other iOS 9 platform versions. It also seems that the Camera and Message apps load faster than on iOS 9. The similar improvements are also noticed on iPhone 5s and iPhone 5.
Registered devvs and public beta testers can already install the new iOS 9.2.1 beta through ipsw links or via OTA update and perform their own speed tests to see how Apple has enhanced this version compared to previous iOS 9 releases.
This week Apple released iOS 9.2.1 update beta version to registered developers. A day later it also offered the same software version to public beta testers. You can easily join the team of public beta testers by registering to this free program. This is simple and fast. You’ll be able to install all iOS betas on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and see what changes are coming in the future.
How can you update to iOS 9.2.1 beta? There is the OTA upgrade option as well as direct ipsw links you can download your firmware through if you are registered with Apple Dev Center or Public Beta Testing Program. The whole procedures are quick and you’ll be running the beta in no time.
This is just the beta and it can be buggy and contain numerous issues and errors. When you decide to test iOS 9.2.1 public beta – be prepared for problems. You should report all the bugs you discover while testing this firmware version.
Apple released the iOS 9.2 public firmware in December. If you are not a fan of testing and reporting bugs – you can install iOS 9.2 as this version supports many apps and games. At the same time, the betas don’t support most programs you are using in your everyday life.
Don’t expect any major improvements if you till decide you want to test iOS 9.2.1 beta because this minor upgrade is only trying to fix the hood bugs discovered in iOS 9.2 and maybe enhance the overall system performance.
Main changes will come in iOS 10. Apple should start testing it in the summer 2016. This is when all developers, public testers and even ordinary users might want to download the new platform version and get acquainted with all the future changes.
The new iOS 9.2 ipsw links are available to ordinary iPhone and iPad users. Apple preseted this firmware update not too long ago and is already working on the next version. iOS 9.2.1 beta release has been offered by registered devs and public beta testers would most likely the this latest version pretty soon, this or next week.
If you are participating in Apple Dev programs you might want to install iOS 9.2.1 beta on your iDevice to check what new changes are brought by the Cupertino-based company. The launch was officially offered on December 16th. It could take the iPhone maker a couple of weeks to properly test it, fix all known iOS 9.2 iPhone firmware bugs and release the public iOS 9.2.1 version to all users.
It is possible to update to iOS 9.2.1 beta through OTA update. This would work only if you are a registered developer because you have to use registered UDID to make this happen. It is also possible to download 9.2.1 beta ipsw file through Apple Dev Center [if you are not a developer you can sign up for Apple public beta testing program] or get the direct link online for your particular gadget / model.
Of course, the new upgrade is minor. It won’t bring any major changes to specs and features because the big update would arrive along with iOS 10 which we would see in the summer while Apple would be testing it before public release in 2016.
You know that iOS 9.2 public version is also a minor upgrade. It only brought some fixes, improved Mail, Music and some other software and enhanced some simple behind-the-scenes options.