PSA: iOS 8.1.3 release imminent, you should restore to iOS 8.1.2 now if you want to jailbreak your device in the future

Apple has been testing iOS 8.1.3 internally for quite sometime, and has already seeded couple of beta versions to its retail employees.  There are speculations that Apple will release iOS 8.1.3 to the public this week.

We won’t be surprised if iOS 8.1.3 kills the TaiG and PP Jailbreak for iOS 8.1.2, so if you have been on the fence about jailbreaking, then you should at least update/restore to iOS 8.1.2 right now. Here’s what you should do based on which iOS version you’re on currently.

iOS 7.x.x:

We know a number of people are still on iOS 7.0.x because they don’t want to lose their jailbreak. If you’re currently on iOS 7.0.x, and did not upgrade to iOS 8 because you were waiting for the jailbreak, and now waiting for your favorite tweaks to be updated to support iOS 8-iOS 8.1.2, then it is important to note that most of the initial issues have now been fixed and a number of jailbreak tweaks are now compatible with iOS 8-iOS 8.1.2.

➤ iOS 8 – iOS 8.1.2 Compatible Jailbreak Apps and Tweaks

iOS 8.1.2 via OTA update

If you had updated to iOS 8.1.2 via OTA then it is recommended to restore it again with iTunes before jailbreaking, as you could run into issues during the jailbreaking process if you had updated your device using OTA update.

iOS 8.0.x

If you’ve jailbroken your device on iOS 8.0.x, it may still be a good idea to upgrade to iOS 8.1.2 and re-jailbreak your device, as it includes a number of improvements and bug fixes, and adds support for Apple Pay and SMS Relay. You can check the details in iOS 8.1, iOS 8.1.1 and iOS 8.1.2 by clicking on the appropriate link below.

So you should consider restoring to iOS 8.1.2 now, as you won’t have an option if Apple releases iOS 8.1.3, as it generally tends to stop signing the previous version.

How to install iOS 8.1.2

It is recommended to update your device to iOS 8.1.2 by using the restore option in iTunes. You should not update using OTA update. If you need help, check out our guide for the step-by-step instructions.

➤ How to Install iOS 8.1.2 Update on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

How to jailbreak iOS 8.1.2

If you need any help to jailbreak your device on iOS 8.1.2 then follow our guide for the step-by-step instructions.

What do you plan to do? Let us know in the comments below. Please feel free to drop us a line if you’ve any questions.