Apple releases iOS 7.1.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch


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As expected, Apple has just released iOS 7.1.2 (build number 11D257) for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. iOS 7.1.2 was in testing since last month, and was seeded to carriers a week back.

iOS 7.1.2 is available for the following iOS devices:

  • iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4
  • iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2 and iPad mini
  • iPod touch 5G

The update is available as an OTA download for these devices.

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Here’s what’s new in iOS 7.1.2 according to the release notes:

This update contains bug fixes and security updates, including:

  • Improves iBeacon connectivity and stability
  • Fixes a bug with data transfer for some 3rd party accessories, including bar code scanners
  • Corrects an issue with data protection class of Mail attachments

Direct download links

Warning to Jailbreakers

Just like iOS 7.1.1, jailbreakers should avoid upgrading to iOS 7.1.2 until further notice as you will lose the jailbreak and won’t be able to jailbreak your device. We’ll update this post after we hear from the Pangu team as to whether the release is safe for jail breakers. See update below.

If you want to update to iOS 7.1.2

If you don’t care about jailbreaking then you can update your device to iOS 7.1.2 wirelessly or “over the air.” Before you update it is recommended that you take a backup of your device using iTunes or iCloud.

After taking your backup, plug in your device to a power source, launch the Settings app, navigate to General > Software Update, and install the update. Detailed instructions to update your iOS device to iOS 7.1.2 available in this post.

Update 1:

iOS 7.1.2’s build number is the same as the build that was seeded to carriers a few days back, so it should be possible to jailbreak it with Pangu. But we’ll wait for Pangu Team to confirm.

Update 2: 

iH8sn0w says Pangu will jailbreak iOS 7.1.2 out of the box, so it appears to be safe if you want to jailbreak your device.

Update 3: 

Check our post for the instructions on how to jailbreak iOS 7.1.2 using Pangu.

Update 4:

If the iOS 7.1.2 OTA update stops midway during the update process, then a hard reset should fix the issue. Check this post for more details about the freezing issue reported by some users.

Let us know if you’ve found any changes or improvements in iOS 7.1.2 in the comments below.

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