iOS 8.4.1 Untethered Jailbreak released for 32-bit devices

If you are on iOS 8.4.1 you will be very happy to know that joint creator of iOS 9.3.5 Phœnix jailbreak has been busy filling up the remaining gaps in the jailbroken firmware listings. Following up on the Phœnix tool and an untether for the iOS 9.1-9.3.4 Home Depot jailbreak, tihmstar released an untethered 32-bit jailbreak for iOS 8.4.1 about a week ago. We refrained from recommending the initial release as it had a few issues, but it now seems ready for general consumption.

What is it ?

It is an untethered jailbreak for all 32-bit devices running on iOS 8.4.1. (iPhone 5s and newer) are not supported, nor are any other firmwares.

Bad or Good news ?

Although many of our readers no longer have 32-bit devices, and are looking for an iOS 10 or 11 jailbreak for 64-bits only, there are several reasons why this release is still good news.

Older devices may not run well on iOS 9 or 10, making iOS 8.4.1 the most recent, most secure iOS version which they can run smoothly until the end of their life.

iOS 8.4.1 can be downgraded to without blobs on some devices, meaning users on other firmwares may be able to get there without saved blobs, a unique situation. Before this tool, getting to iOS 8.4.1 was useless as you couldn’t jailbreak once there, but now you can. This means that like the iOS 9.3.5 jailbreak, users forced to restore can simply downgrade again to iOS 8.4.1 and re-jailbreak, giving them a safety net in some cases.

The fact that developers are still honing their skills in writing exploits and wrapping up jailbreak tools bodes well for future jailbreaks. 32-bit jailbreaks are well documented, and borrow techniques from each other. Tihmstar and others have used this fact to create tools and learn at the same time, giving them a springboard from which they may be able to move to new jailbreaks. Whilst we cannot count on this, it’s good to know that there are people learning the tricks of the trade.

Where can I get it?

The jailbreak tool can be downloaded from the official EtasonJB website. Do not re-host the .ipa file, link to the original page instead. The jailbreak app must be side-loaded with Cydia Impactor, and then run on-device, as detailed in the release video. Once jailbroken, add tihmstar’s repo to receive updates to the untether package:

https://repo.tihmstar.net



 


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