Apple no longer signing iOS 7.1.2 as downgrade window closes


If you were planning on downgrading your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to iOS 7.1.2 and have yet to do so, you are officially out of luck. iOS jailbreak developer iH8sn0w confirmed on Friday that Apple has stopped signing iOS 7.1.2, meaning that the downgrade window for going back to iOS 7.1.2 using iTunes is now closed.

iOS 7.1.2 happens to be the newest iPhone, iPad and iPod touch software version that has an untethered jailbreak available, courtesy of the Chinese jailbreak tool Pangu. At this point, anyone that has updated to iOS 8 or had the software version installed running out of the box will have to wait until if and when a new jailbreak is ever released.

There is no publicly available jailbreak for iOS 8.0, 8.0.1 or 8.0.2, and there has been little traction within the jailbreak scene in terms of a new exploit or method being discovered. As always, we will keep you locked about the latest updates from the so-called evad3rs and other prominent members of the jailbreaking community.

iOS 8 is the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The software comes pre-installed on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, while it is available as a free update for other compatible devices. iOS 8 has several new features that are more open, including third-party keyboards, widgets and interactive notifications.