Apple Inc. has now stopped signing iOS 8.1.1 which means that anyone who was thinking about upgrading or downgrading to iOS 8.1.1 can no longer do so. This also means that you will no longer be able to restore to iOS 8.1.1, and you will be forced to update directly to iOS 8.1.2.
However, the good news is that even though Apple has stopped signing the older version, the firm is of course signing the newer iOS 8.1.2, which is available publicly. Also, the jailbreak of iOS 8.1.2 is available thanks to the TaiG jailbreak tool, which means there’s not much to be worried about. This jailbreak tool is developed by a Chinese jailbreaking team and is also available in English. Muscle Nerd, a well known name in the jailbreaking scene, has given this tool a green light.
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Apple, however, is still signing iOS 8.1.1 for Apple TV 3 and revisions. For all other devices like the iPhone and the iPad, however, Apple has shut the doors.
iOS 8.1.2 fixed a few minor issues
iOS 8.1.2 fixed many minor issues, among which, it “addresses a problem where ringtones purchased through the iTunes Store may have been removed from your device.” So if you have purchased ringtones from the iTunes Store, then you should definitely update to this newer OS.
There are rumors that Apple is currently testing iOS 8.1.3 privately, but right now the release date is not known. There is also a strong possibility that Apple will patch the TaiG jailbreak in iOS 8.1.3, which is why you should get your hands on iOS 8.1.2 right now while you still can.
Tip: If you want to check the status of the firmware, and whether Apple is currently signing it or not, then you can check it out at the IPSW.me website. For example, the IPSW.me/8.1.1 page will display that iOS 8.1.1 is no longer being signed.
Which iOS firmware are you currently running your iPhone or iPad on? Let us know in the comments below.