Apple Stops Signing iOS 8.4, Downgrade No Longer Possible

Uzair Ghani
Posted 1 year ago

Apple has stopped signing iOS 8.4 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, making downgrade impossible from iOS 8.4.1. What it means for jailbreakers? Find out about it here.


Apple released iOS 8.4.1 download last week, and the firmware brought with it a bunch of fixes pertaining to Apple Music and Beats 1 radio. But surprisingly, Apple also took the liberty to patch up to 40 exploits which made the TaiG jailbreak possible. But luckily for users, they had the temporary option of downgrading back to iOS 8.4, and jailbreak using the likes of TaiG and PP. But today, that downgrade option is no more, as Apple has stopped signing iOS 8.4 firmware for all devices.

What does that mean for jailbreakers?

Simply put, if you’re on a firmware version pre-iOS 8.4.1, then we suggest you stay clear of any update that might be thrown at you from Apple. Furthermore, if your version of iOS is jailbreakable, which we are quite certain it actually is, then we recommend straight away that you take the route of jailbreaking and reap the benefits of it. Also, try to avoid shady repositories or tweaks in Cydia, as it can damage your firmware, leaving you no choice but to upgrade to iOS 8.4.1, something which you clearly don’t want to do at this point.

If you have updated to iOS 8.4.1 already, then don’t panic, as it was just yesterday the Pangu Team demoed the first ever jailbreak for Apple’s latest mobile firmware available to the public – iOS 8.4.1. But keep one thing in mind – it’s highly likely that Pangu won’t release the jailbreak any time soon giving how close iOS 9 is for release. But still, if there’s more news on that matter, we will keep you posted.


On iOS 8.4 or below?

JailbreakMe Style iOS 9.3.2 Untethered Jailbreak Shown Off On Video

If you’re a Windows user, then check out our guide posted here for complete details. Alternatively, if TaiG is not your cup of tea then you can try its alternative PP to achieve the same thing. You can follow our complete guide posted here on how to use the PP jailbreak tool to liberate iOS 8.4.

If you’re on iOS 8.4.1 already, then be sure to check out: iOS 8.4.1 Jailbreak – Everything You Need to Know.

As soon as we hear more about iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak, we will definitely inform our readers about it. Till then, sit tight, grab a cup of coffee and stay tuned to our coverage.


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