Apple has released full and final version of iOS 8.4.1 for all those iPhones, iPads and iPod tuch devices compatible to iOS 8.0 firmware update. This release comes almost a month after the iOS 8.4 was released with support for Apple Music in late June.
iOS 8.4.1 download links will likely be the last release of iS 8. With iOS 9 in beta stage since early June, it is expected to launch alongside the new smartphone series of the Mac maker’s. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are two pretty much anticipated at a launch event next month in September.
The newly released iOS 8.4.1 IPSW (build number: 12H321) includes bug fixes and performance improvements and there is no 100% confirmation yet, rumor has it that Apple has patched exploits used by TaiG to jailbreak iOS 8.4, and iOS 8.1.3, 8.2 and 8.3 before it. If you’re a jailbreaker and care about all the tweaks you have installed, DO NOT update to iOS 8.4.1 until there is any news regarding jailbreak front.
For those who don’t care about jailbreaking, simply update over-the-air (OTA) to the latest version by heading to Settings -> General -> Software Update.
Notably, the iOS 8.4.1 release brings with it maintenance and security update that the company said fixes issues with its recently launched Apple Music streaming subscription service related to playlists, iCloud Music Library, offline music. It also fixes an issue that hides added music because Apple Music was set to show offline music only. Fixed issues for artists while posting to Connect, and squashed a bug where tapping Love doesn’t work as expected while listening to Beats 1.
Here’s the full official changelog of iOS 8.4.1:
Alternatively, you can also update using iTunes by downloading the IPSW file for your device from the links given below. You will obviously need the IPSW file if you’re planning to do a clean restore of iOS on your device.
Direct download links for iOS 8.4.1:
- iPad Air 2 (6th generation WiFi)
- iPad Air 2 (6th generation Cellular)
- iPad Air (5th generation WiFi + Cellular)
- iPad Air (5th generation WiFi)
- iPad Air (5th generation CDMA)
- iPad (4th generation CDMA)
- iPad (4th generation GSM)
- iPad (4th generation WiFi)
- iPad mini (CDMA)
- iPad mini (GSM)
- iPad mini (WiFi)
- iPad mini 2 (WiFi + Cellular)
- iPad mini 2 (WiFi)
- iPad mini 2 (CDMA)
- iPad mini 3 (China)
- iPad mini 3 (WiFi)
- iPad mini 3 (Cellular)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi (3rd generation)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (GSM)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (CDMA)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (GSM)
- iPhone 5c (CDMA)
- iPhone 5c (GSM)
- iPhone 5s (CDMA)
- iPhone 5s (GSM)
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 4s
- iPod touch (5th-generation)
- iPod touch (6th-generation)
This security update included in iOS 8.4.1 is a patch which prevents jailbreaking, meaning that devices that have run the iOS 8.4 jailbreaks. Avoid installing the update if they wish to preserve their jailbroken status.
Upadte: It’s confirmed, Apple has patched TaiG Jailbreak exploits in Final version of iOS 8.4.1.