Today, following yesterday’s release of iOS 8.1.3, I’ve opted to issue this tutorial to assist those who either mistakenly updated or received their device running iOS 8.1.3, downgrade to iOS 8.1.2. However, before you begin and follow this guide to downgrade from 8.1.3 to 8.1.2, just note that this procedure is time sensitive, i.e. once Apple stops signing iOS 8.1.2, it will no longer be possible.
Related: Apple Releases iOS 8.1.3, TaiG Jailbreak Patched? Urgent Jailbreak Warning!
This tutorial article will aid you in the simple process of downgrading iOS 8.1.3 to iOS 8.1.2 in order to achieve an Untethered Jailbreak on the iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S, Apple’s A8X iPad Air 2, the new company’s newer iPad mini 3, the original iPad Air, the Retina iPad mini 2, the original iPad mini, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2 and the 5th generation iPod touch.
Also, prior to outlining the steps and listing the required downloads, it’s important to mention two things, both of which will be instrumental to the success of your downgrade.
1. Once Apple stops signing iOS 8.1.2, downgrading will become impossible. When that happens, the above video tutorial will be updated with an annotation stating so – ensure that you watch it on desktop.
2. After successfully downgrading, you’ll only be able to restore from a backup that was created on iOS 8.1.2 or earlier, as Apple blocks backup restores from backups created on a higher firmware version. That means if you haven’t backed up on your computer in a while, you’ll lose the data accumulated between the time of your latest backup and now.
Note: Restoring from an iCloud backup is NOT an option, as they cause severe post-Jailbreak complications.
How To Downgrade iOS 8.1.3 To 8.1.2 And Jailbreak Via TaiG Or PP
Step 1. Verify that you have successfully downloaded all of the required components for the downgrade in the download section listed below.
Step 2. If it’s enabled, turn off the “Find my iPhone” portion of iCloud in the Settings app, plug your iDevice into your computer via a USB cable and launch iTunes.
Step 3. Navigate to the device section of iTunes, hold down option (alt) if you own a Mac or shift if you own a Windows-based PC, left click ‘Restore’, browse for your device’s corresponding IPSW and continue through the prompt.
Step 4. Wait until the restore finishes, set your device up as a new iPhone, iPad or iPod, go through the on-device setup and Jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 with either TaiG if you have a PC or PP if you have a Mac – here’s the corresponding Jailbreak 8.1.2 tutorial for both.
Step 5. Once you’ve finished Jailbreaking, restore from the most recent compatible backup of your device you have inside iTunes to retrieve all data.
Congratulations, after having completed four simple steps, and watching my above video tutorial, you will have successfully Downgraded your iPad, iPod touch or iPhone from iOS 8.1.3 to iOS 8.1.2!
Downloads For The iOS 8.1.3 To iOS 8.1.2 Downgrade
Download the latest version of iTunes– see the below update.
- Download the iOS 8.1.2 IPSW.
- Jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 Tutorial.
Update: The new iTunes 12.1 update is reportedly causing complications when attempting to downgrade for some devices. To ensure the success of your device’s downgrade, avoid updating to iTunes version 12.1.
Thank you for following my new Downgrade iOS 8.1.3 tutorial. Stay tuned for complete coverage on not only the latest firmware, but also updated iterations of TaiG, PP and Pangu, as well as future iOS 8.x updates – be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and add us on Google+ to be notified when we publish future articles and tutorials.