Apple Stops Signing iOS 8.4 Firmware, Window Closed Now To Downgrade

The iOS 8.4.1 Pangu jailbreak achieved for iPhone 6 was yesterday’s news and was chances to downgrade as well to the older version of iOS, 8.4. Finally, Apple has flipped the switch on signing window of iOS 8.4 today, evidently means you can no longer dowmgrade 8.4.1 to 8.4 or any other iOS firmware version. What next? Just wait for the Pangu team to release a new jailbreak for iOS 9 later next month.

Now that it is impossible to perform restore and downgrade to iOS 8.4, and of course, all users will be forced to remain on iOS 8.4.1. Apple released it last week which not only patched exploits used by TaiG iOS 8.4-8.1.3 jailbreak tool, but 40 other security bugs as well that could have been used in future jailbreak tool for iOS.


For jailbreakers, if you’re on iOS 8.4 and care about keeping your jailbreak, DO NOT updtae to iOS 8.4.1 as there’s currently no public jailbreak available for this latest IPSW version. With signing window for iOS 8.4, the last jailbreakable firmware version, now being closed, you can also no longer restore or downgrade to it either.

Yes! Regarding further jailbreak for iOS 8.4.1, Pangu has demonstrated that they possess new jailbreak exploits which are capable of jailbreaking iOS 8.4.1, but unfortunately, the will likely not make them available for public right now for a minor update like iOS 8.4.1, especially with iOS 9 just around the corner. We’ll definitely keep you updated with any firmware progress on this, so stay tuned to us for more development on this.

Apple is expected to release iOS 9 alongside iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus next month in September, followed by new iPads with iOS 9.1 in October. Notably, if any other public jailbreak for iOS is ever going on, it won’t be released before iOS 9 is made public.

Just saty away from iOS 8.4.1 as far as possible and if you have done that, stay on it till jailbreak tool releases for that or later version firmware.

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