If you’re a jailbreak fan who gave up all hope of liberating your iOS device and decided to upgrade to iOS 9, then you may want to explore the possibilities of an immediate downgrade. Over the last few hours a number of rumors have started to circulate pertaining to the possible release of a fully-functional, untethered jailbreak solution for Apple’s iOS 8.4.1 platform, which was the last public release of iOS 8.

It seems that the speculation regarding a possible jailbreak all started with a a number of tweets from developer Luca Todesco. After initially tweeting out a lot of information that would pretty much mean nothing to the layman, it was then followed up by a more direct social media offering that clearly outlined the developer’s intentions:

I’ll say it again. If you would jailbreak if you could, even if it meant no iOS 9, install 8.4.1.

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The message doesn’t really come any clearer than that. That tweet was then followed up by the admission that he doesn’t know whether or not he will be in a position to release the jailbreak to the public before Apple closes the signing window for iOS 8.4.1.

After doing a little additional digging it looks as though the Italian developer could be working alongside one of the prominent Chinese jailbreak teams in pursuit of this release. Of course, any release of an iOS 8.4.1 untethered jailbreak would mean that those who want to be a part of it would need to downgrade if necessary and forgo any of the new and exciting features that Apple has introduced with iOS 9.

With that said, such is the passion of the majority of jailbreaks fans that if a fully-functional iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak was introduced then staying away from the latest version of iOS wouldn’t be such a big issue to swallow. There’s also the possibility that this will never come to fruition. Todesco has a history of iOS development and security research, meaning that he certainly has the credentials to produce something of this nature, especially if working alongside an established team.

In the meantime, if jailbreak is important to you, you may want to downgrade back to iOS 8.4.1 now while Apple is still signing the firmware. Once the firmware signing window is closed, the jailbreak for iOS 8.4.1, if ever released, wouldn’t be of any use to you if you are on iOS 9. You can follow our instructions on how to downgrade here: Downgrade iOS 9 / 9.0.1 To iOS 8.4.1, Here’s How [Guide].


We’ll get our eyes on this one and let you know more as soon as it develops.

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