While the iOS users are enjoying iOS 8.4 with its jailbreak and Apple Music, we also know that the next iOS version is not far. iOS 8.4.1
is in its beta version currently has been released so judging by the speed of developments, it can be safe to say that the new firmware will be jailbreak soon . Also, a parallel and equally important probability is that following the release of iOS 8.4.1, Apple will close the signing window for iOS 8.4 which is jailbreakable right now using Taig .
Image : Preparing for iOS 8.4.1 Jailbreak
Update 13th Aug 2015 : iOS 8.4.1 has been seeded by Apple. Downloads available here – iOS 8 Download Page [ext link].
Nothing official has been released regarding the matter from Apple, as the company has still not posted the release notes for iOS 8.4.1 beta, which hints towards the release of its final version soon. Although there is no proof about it, rumours say that iOS 8.4.1 beta has fixed the exploits that were used in the iOS 8.3 and iOS 8.4 jailbreak by TaiG.
Keeping this rumor in mind, it is high time now that we start gearing up for the dreaded release. We have listed down some important steps in this article which you need to follow right away to make sure that your iOS 8.4 device remains jailbroken for a long period until the next jailbreak, which is rumored to be iOS 9 jailbreak, arrives.
1. Freshly Restore Your Device
A fresh restore is the best thing you can do to your device. Even if you have not jailbroken yet and don’t plan to jailbreak right now, you will still benefit from a fresh restore of iOS 8.4 , as you will be able to jailbreak later whenever you like. If experts are to be believed, it is a good step to do one last clean and fresh restore right before the time when Apple closes the signing window. This will ensure that your iOS 8.4 device is running to its best of capabilities.
2. Save your SHSH blobs
Saving your SHSH blobs [ext link] is really important for all your iOS 8.4 devices at this moment while iOS 8.4 is still being signed. If you save your SHSH blobs, you will be able to downgrade in the future if a method for downgrading comes up in the future.
We know that till now, we haven’t seen a successful method to downgrade back to a modern firmware. But still it is good to save the blobs to be prepared for the unknown. It takes just a few minutes and in case a working downgreade method does come out, it can make a lot of difference between being able to or not being able to downgrade to get an infinite jailbreak.
3. Get Cydia Impactor
The new tool in town, Cydia Impactor [ext link], enables you to restore your iPhone to stock right on your iPhone without the need of using iTunes and without updating the firmware. In case your jailbroken iPhone runs into problems or if you want to sell your iPhone and need to keep it stock while retaining its ability to jailbreak, then you must have Cydia Impactor on your iPhone.
It is a known fact that Apple allows the users a few days after the release of a new firmware and before closing the signing window for the previous version. However, it is always better to remain safe when your precious jailbreak is in question; it is better not to take risks. So follow these steps to protect your jailbreak; act now !