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  • Apple is Still Signing iOS 8.1, Last Chance to Downgrade/Restore & Jailbreak


    Apple released iOS 8.1.1 for its mobile devices just a few days ago, and yet, the Cupertino-based technology giant is still signing iOS 8.1. Many of you already know what that means... or if you don't, keep reading.

    With iOS 8.1 still being signed, that means that you can still downgrade from iOS 8.1.1 to iOS 8.1, which if you're at all interested in jailbreaking, is something you will want to jump on before it's too late. It's also a great time for those on iOS 7 to upgrade to iOS 8.1 before Apple stops signing it.

    After all, iOS 8.1 is the latest jailbreakable firmware for iOS devices, and iOS 8.1.1 closes the Pangu8 jailbreak.

    To download iOS 8.1, you can head over to this link and download the firmware file. To restore your iOS device to iOS 8.1, plug your iOS device into your computer so that iTunes launches, and put your iOS device into DFU mode by:

    1. Pressing and holding both the Power and Home buttons for 10 seconds
    2. Then, while continuing to hold the Home Button, release the Power button and don't release the Home Button until iTunes says your device is in "recovery mode"
    3. Your display should be black, if it is, then you did it right *hooray!


    Now that you've got your device in DFU mode, you can press the Option Key + Click Restore in iTunes (Mac) or press the Shift Key + Click Restore in iTunes (Windows) to bring up a file selector. Just select the firmware file that you downloaded, and iOS 8.1 will be loaded onto your iOS device; that's all that's to it!

    Now you're free to jailbreak your iOS 8.1 device with Pangu8 we have a guide on how to jailbreak iOS 8 at this link.

    You can continue to monitor whether or not Apple is signing iOS 8.1 at this link. It's a good idea to check before you go through with your restore!

    Thanks Simon!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple is Still Signing iOS 8.1, Last Chance to Downgrade/Restore & Jailbreak started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 99 Comments
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Maybe apple is secretly gonna leave it open so we jailbreak users can help them with ideas for 8.2.
    1. Sage I's Avatar
      Sage I -
      I still have all my shsh blobs... I liked when that was the way to downgrade... Like Spider-Man APV said, maybe they won't stop signing 8.1 for a while, that would be nice to know if anything goes wrong with our phones and we have to restore that we don't have to upgrade and lose our jailbreak...
    1. Evaded's Avatar
      Evaded -
      Worked out great for me! I received my 6 in the mail 2 days after 8.1.1 was released. Gave me a chance to upgrade to 8.1 & jailbreak 😁
    1. flash66's Avatar
      flash66 -
      This is a good sign that hopefully in the future Apple will allow us to have the option to root a device with a developer account. It only makes sense to allow this option for devs to be able to innovate outside of the box so to speak expanding beyond apples realm of ideas. Leaving this known window open for us longer than any other time in the past really shows promise.
    1. Funken Ferret's Avatar
      Funken Ferret -
      ^ that'll never happen. ////..... #toomuch at stake
    1. bomb-blast's Avatar
      bomb-blast -
      Apple has to let jailbreakers do da thing or face mass exodus they know it that cookie bum is a fool keep up da hard work boys we salute you
      True heroes
      Wohoooo
      Blondes rule
    1. Al226's Avatar
      Al226 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bomb-blast View Post
      Apple has to let jailbreakers do da thing or face mass exodus they know it that cookie bum is a fool keep up da hard work boys we salute you
      True heroes
      Wohoooo
      Blondes rule
      LOL!!!!! wtf lol funny post though
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      Quote Originally Posted by Al226 View Post
      LOL!!!!! wtf lol funny post though
      bomb-blast has become my favorite ever. I want him/her/it to post in every thread.
    1. robby65's Avatar
      robby65 -
      Link takes me to a page for 7.1.1

      got it here
      https://ipsw.me/8.1
    1. crackertime's Avatar
      crackertime -
      So I just restored to 8.1, and pangu 1.2.1 is telling me that my iphone "7, 1, on 8.1 (12B411) is unsupported, accept ios 7.1 ~ 7.1.x)".

      Little help anyone? I really would like to get my phone going again, didn't foresee this one.

      Thanks very much.

      So I just restored to 8.1, and pangu 1.2.1 is telling me that my iphone "7, 1, on 8.1 (12B411) is unsupported, accept ios 7.1 ~ 7.1.x)".

      Little help anyone? I really would like to get my phone going again, didn't foresee this one.

      Thanks very much.
    1. Evaded's Avatar
      Evaded -
      At least we have Coolstar's Semi-Restore once they quit signing 8.1

      Semi-Restore for iOS 5.0-8.1

      I just used it on my 5s before I gave it to my son because I was to impatient to download 8.1 on my crappy internet that's offered where I live. Worked great!
    1. WHUDS's Avatar
      WHUDS -
      Quote Originally Posted by crackertime View Post
      So I just restored to 8.1, and pangu 1.2.1 is telling me that my iphone "7, 1, on 8.1 (12B411) is unsupported, accept ios 7.1 ~ 7.1.x)".

      Little help anyone? I really would like to get my phone going again, didn't foresee this one.

      Thanks very much.



      .

      I'm confused? What are you talking about? you are saying your Iphone is 7? there is no iphone 7
    1. StaceyMJ86's Avatar
      StaceyMJ86 -
      Quote Originally Posted by WHUDS View Post
      I'm confused? What are you talking about? you are saying your Iphone is 7? there is no iphone 7
      7,1 is the iPhone 6+ and 7,2 is the iPhone 6.
    1. ben_r_'s Avatar
      ben_r_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by crackertime View Post
      So I just restored to 8.1, and pangu 1.2.1 is telling me that my iphone "7, 1, on 8.1 (12B411) is unsupported, accept ios 7.1 ~ 7.1.x)".

      Little help anyone? I really would like to get my phone going again, didn't foresee this one.

      Thanks very much.
      So does that mean they are no longer signing 8.1?
    1. iYeow's Avatar
      iYeow -
      Quote Originally Posted by ben_r_ View Post
      So does that mean they are no longer signing 8.1?
      Not necessarily . He probably chose the older version of Pangu for 7.1
    1. kyphur's Avatar
      kyphur -
      Quote Originally Posted by ben_r_ View Post
      So does that mean they are no longer signing 8.1?
      The jailbreak doesn't care what Apple is signing, only what's on you iDevice.
    1. Mikka's Avatar
      Mikka -
      Is 8.1 signing now?????.... I have heavy trouble on my phone....
      Please help

      Gesendet von meinem iPhone mit Tapatalk
    1. Evaded's Avatar
      Evaded -
      Quote Originally Posted by mkheinz View Post
      Is 8.1 signing now.... I have heavy trouble on my phone....


      Gesendet von meinem iPhone mit Tapatalk
      Semi-Restore for iOS 5.0-8.1 might help if not. I haven't looked since yesterday afternoon.
    1. Mikka's Avatar
      Mikka -
      How can i check.... That 8.1 is signing?
      Ok i check this now with my other iPhone...... Result: 05:13 MEZ.... It works.... Apple is still signing now.... Yeahhhhhhh.....


      Gesendet von meinem iPhone mit Tapatalk
    1. Evaded's Avatar
      Evaded -
      Quote Originally Posted by mkheinz View Post
      How can i check.... That 8.1 is signing?


      Gesendet von meinem iPhone mit Tapatalk
      How to reliably check Apple?s firmware signing window