How to downgrade iOS 8.4.1 to iOS 8.4 and re-jailbreak

You can easily downgrade iOS 8.4.1 to iOS 8.4 on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch and re-jailbreak using TaiG or PP jailbreak. In this tutorial, we are going to show to an easy to follow downgrade process that is meant for anyone with a little spare time and want to downgrade back to iOS 8.4 from iOS 8.4.1.

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iOS 8.4.1 firmware, which was released a couple of days ago to the general public, not only brought numerous improvements to Apple Music but also patched the popular TaiG jailbreak tool which had successfully jailbroken iOS 8.4 and some older firmware on all the supported iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices.

Luckily, Apple is still signing iOS 8.4, which means that anyone can restore iOS 8.4 on his/her iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch running latest iOS 8.4.1 and re-jailbreak their devices. Let’s go through the process of downgrading iOS 8.4.1 to iOS 8.4 on all the supported devices.

Please note that the downgrade back to iOS 8.4 is only possible until Apple keeps signing window for iOS 8.4 open. As soon as Apple stops signing iOS 8.4, it won’t be possible to restore iOS 8.4.

iOS downgrade window is very short. Apple is usually pretty fast at stop signing older software version. So if you have upgraded to iOS 8.4.1 but want to jailbreak your device which is not possible on iOS 8.4.1, it best time to downgrade back to 8.4 software and re-jailbreak.

  • Make sure you backup your personal data either using iTunes or iCloud before trying the downgrade process.
  • Turn Off Find My iPhone: Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone and turn off the toggle next to Find My iPhone.

Downgrading iOS 8.4.1 to iOS 8.4

  1. First your need download iOS 8.4 IPSW file for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
    Put your device into DFU mode.
  2. Connect your device to your computer via USB cable.
  3. Launch iTunes.
  4. Select your device in iTunes from the top-left corner.
  5. Hold down the “Shift” key on Windows or “alt” key on Mac and click Restore iPhone button.
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  6. Browse and select the downloaded iOS 8.4 IPSW file.
  7. iTunes will first extract the firmware file and then begin the restore process onto your iPhone. The process may take some time.

Once the restore process has successfully been completed, you’ll have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch running iOS 8.4. Now it’s the best time to jailbreak your device either using TaiG jailbreak or PP jailbreak tool. Jailbreak guides for both tools are here:

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