Monday, February 2, 2015

iOS 8.1.3 Release Notes: Important Tips for Jailbreakers

Should I update to iOS 8.1.3? This is a common question asked by iPhone 6 / 6 Plus / 5 / 5S / 5c / 4S users who were running earlier versions of Apple mobile firmware that could be easily jailbroken. There are a couple of things such users have to learn in our short iOS 8.1.3 review. Consider everything before you update this time.

According to Apple, its new iOS 8.1.3 that was released in the end of January fixes previous bugs, improves system performance and firmware stability and… kills TaiG jailbreak exploits meaning you are not able to jailbreak iOS 8.1.3 at the moment.

These iOS 8.1.3 release notes might help some people take a right decision.

Firstly, Apple continues to sign the previous iOS 8.1.2 so you still have time to downgrade iOS 8.1.3 to 8.1.2 and jailbreak if you wish to have Cydia store with numerous useful tweaks on your Home screen. Note that the Cupertino-based company can stop signing the firmware version any time soon and once this happens you can no longer downgrade.

Secondly, fans of jailbreaking with TaiG and PP Mac tools should know that the exploits used in them have been patched. It is better to not update or restore to iOS 8.1.3 if you are a fan of being jailbroken.

Thirdly, you might like to get rid of jailbreak tweaks you no longer use. If you are planning to download any tweaks from Cydia now, be very attentive and choose only trusted sources because a bad program might force you restore and lose your jailbreak since you will be automatically updated to iOS 8.1.3 that cannot be jailbroken.

At fourth, it is better to not play with your filesystem. In other words, don’t delete files through iFile as you might delete something important for your system and this will make you restore.

At fifth, you might like to install OpenSSH to use SemiRestore tool in case you get a reboot loop problem and wish to solve it without losing your jailbreak.

These are just some advice you might like to follow.


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