Apple released iOS 8.1.1 few days back, which includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements for iPad 2 and iPhone 4s.
It also seems to fix the annoying Wi-Fi connectivity issue that was affecting some users after upgrading to iOS 8. These issues being reported include not being able to connect to a Wi-Fi network, dropping connection intermittently or speeds being extremely slow. However, if you haven’t upgraded to iOS 8.1.1 because you don’t want to lose your jailbreak, then here’s some good news.
Mario Ciabarra, developer of jailbreak apps and tweaks such as MyWi, IntelliScreen, Messages+ has tweeted that he plans to release a fix for the Wi-Fi issues for iOS 8.1 on Cydia soon. He however points out that it will be a temporary fix, as a permanent one would need a kernel patch.
iOS 8.1 WiFi: Have a working temporary fix/will beta. Believe I have exhausted all possibilities of true fix w/o kernel patch. More later
— Mario Ciabarra (@mariociabarra) November 22, 2014
iOS 8.1 WiFi Fix Update: Verified issue also affects non-jailbroken i5/5s/6 (possibly 6+). Fix will be free 🙂 – more to come.
— Mario Ciabarra (@mariociabarra) November 21, 2014
The fix will be available for free on Cydia. While we have to see if the patch will indeed fix the Wi-Fi issues on iOS 8.1, this is one of the reasons we love the jailbreak community. Someone will always step up to provide a patch for an iOS bug or vulnerability, and quite often even before Apple addresses them.
If you’re on iOS 8.1 – iOS 8, then you may also want to check out some of these tips to see if they help in fixing the Wi-Fi issues.