iOS 8.4, iOS 8.4.1 Features, Problems, News & Tips

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iOS 8.4

Apple released iOS 8.4 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on June 30th. It includes the all-new Music app which comes integrated with Apple Music, Apple’s highly anticipated streaming music service.

iOS 8.4 is also expected to fix the Wi-Fi issues that has plagued users since the iOS 8 update. It will also include a fix for the effect power text bug.

iOS 8.4.1

Apple released iOS 8.4.1 on August 13. It includes number of improvements and fixes to Apple Music.

Compatibility

The following iOS devices are compatible with iOS 8.4 software update:

  • iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s
  • iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3 and iPad 2
  • iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2 (Retina iPad mini), 1st gen iPad mini
  • iPod touch 5th generation (iPod touch 5G)

Jailbreak Status

You can jailbreak iOS 8.4 using the TaiG Jailbreak.

It is however not possible to jailbreak iOS 8.4.1, as Apple has patched several vulnerabilities in iOS 8.4.1 used by the TaiG jailbreak.

Check our jailbreak iOS 8.4, iOS 8.4.1 page for the latest update.

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How to Jailbreak iOS 8.4.1 on 32-bit iPhone and iPad using EtasonJB

How to Jailbreak iOS 8.4.1 on 32-bit iPhone and iPad using EtasonJB

EtasonJB is a new jailbreak for iOS 8.4.1 that works with 32-bit devices. It’s an untethered jailbreak that has been developed by @tihmstar, the same hacker who created the Phoenix jailbreak for iOS 9.3.5.

EtasonJB Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 8.4.1 Released

EtasonJB Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 8.4.1 Released

Although it has been many years since iOS 8.4.1 was released, this didn’t stop iOS hacker @tihmstar from releasing a new jailbreak for iOS 8.4.1 called EtasonJB. This might not be an exciting news for many of us, but there are definitely some users out there who are still on iOS 8.4.1, especially those who own legacy iOS devices.

iOS 5 through iOS 9 speed test on iPhone 4s confirms iOS gets slower every year on older devices

iOS 5 through iOS 9 speed test on iPhone 4s confirms iOS gets slower every year on older devices

Those who are still clinging onto older iPhones will tell you that their devices get slower with every iOS update that Apple rolls out — and they’re not wrong.

In a new speed test that compares iOS 5 with iOS 9 and every major release in between, we get confirmation that older firmwares are faster on aging hardware.

iOS 9.2 beta goes up against iOS 8.4.1 in new speed test

iOS 9.2 beta goes up against iOS 8.4.1 in new speed test

66 percent of compatible devices have already been updated to iOS 9, according to Apple, but 25 percent are still clinging onto iOS 8 and earlier releases. It’s thought speed concerns may have something to do with that — but can the latest iOS 9.2 beta change that? Find out in the speed tests below.

OdysseusOTA 2 allows you to downgrade iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 4s, iPad 3 and iPad 2 to iOS 8.4.1

OdysseusOTA 2 allows you to downgrade iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 4s, iPad 3 and iPad 2 to iOS 8.4.1

Earlier this month, Apple had stopped signing iOS 8.4.1, which meant that users couldn’t downgrade to iOS 8.4.1.

However, if you’ve an iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 4S, iPad 3 and iPad 2, then there is now a way to downgrade back to iOS 8.4.1.

Hacker releases source code for iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak

Hacker releases source code for iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak

Luca Todesco, a student and “exploit developer” based in Italy, has released the source code for an iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak — the latest release of iOS 8. The code will likely lead to an iOS 8.4.1 jailbreaking tool for all.

How to downgrade from iOS 9 back to iOS 8.4.1

How to downgrade from iOS 9 back to iOS 8.4.1

Apple released iOS 9, the much awaited next major update for its mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, which includes a number of new features such as Proactive Assistantrevamped Notes app, all-new News app, Transit directions in Maps, and also under-the-hood optimizations, as well as battery life improvements with the new Low Power mode.

Update: You can’t downgrade to iOS 8.4.1 as Apple has stopped signing the iOS 8.4.1 firmware file. You can check our article for more details.

Pangu team reveals Apple has patched iOS 8.4.1 kernel vulnerabilities in iOS 9

Pangu team reveals Apple has patched iOS 8.4.1 kernel vulnerabilities in iOS 9

Few weeks back, Pangu team had reportedly demonstrated an iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak at the HackPwn2015 security conference.

Pangu team has just published a post on their blog titled ‘iOS 8.4.1 Kernel Vulnerabilities in AppleHDQGasGaugeControl’, which as the name suggests provides details about kernel vulnerabilities in iOS 8.4.1.

8 Things Jailbreakers must know after iOS 8.4.1 release

8 Things Jailbreakers must know after iOS 8.4.1 release

Apple released iOS 8.4.1 earlier today, which patches several exploits used to jailbreak iOS 8.4 – iOS 8.1.3 so you won’t be able to jailbreak it using the TaiG jailbreak tool.

Jailbreakers: You can no longer downgrade from iOS 8.4.1 as Apple has stopped signing iOS 8.4

Jailbreakers: You can no longer downgrade from iOS 8.4.1 as Apple has stopped signing iOS 8.4

Apple has stopped signing iOS 8.4 firmware file, less than two weeks after releasing iOS 8.4.1. This means that users won’t be able to downgrade from iOS 8.4.1 to iOS 8.4.