General 8.4 signing window?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by alkalifly, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. alkalifly macrumors regular

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    I just saw a notification in iTunes that 8.4.1 is ready for download. Does this mean the signing window for 8.4 is closed?
     
  2. HenryLong macrumors 6502

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    As of now it's still open. But nobody can tell how long it will last.
     
  3. pollybrowne macrumors member

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    How do you upgrade a device to 8.4 now that 8.4.1 is out?
     
  4. HenryLong macrumors 6502

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    Download the 8.4 firmware from https://ipsw.me to your PC. In iTunes hold shift and update (or hold shift and restore if you're already jailbroken). Then manually select the downloaded 8.4 firmware.
     
  5. alkalifly thread starter macrumors regular

    alkalifly

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    This is true. Also, if you are on Mac, you would hold option rather than shift. I just did this and can confirm that at least as of an hour ago the signing window was still open for 8.4. Upgraded just in time from 7.1.2, I had everything dialed in quite nicely so I was hesitant to upgrade but I did it so that I could have Cydia Impactor and be able to restore and re-jailbreak any time
     
  6. pollybrowne macrumors member

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    I tried the above method with the link provided for my iPad 2 (I already JBed my 6+) but when I use the "shift" method on the restore attempt I get
    "The iPad could not be updated because the firmware file is not compatible."

    I also tried downloading the ispw from the Redmond Pie site--can anyone offer any advice? I'm desperate to get this upgraded before the window closes. I know someone on another site mentioned that they had their happen but we're able to make it work with a different ispw...
     
  7. HenryLong macrumors 6502

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    What's your iPad's Model No.? Which (of the 4) ipsw did you download?
     
  8. pollybrowne macrumors member

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    I DLed the one from Redmond Pie and from ispw.me
     
  9. pollybrowne macrumors member

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    I actually just tried it again an got the same message...can someone please advise?
     
  10. alkalifly thread starter macrumors regular

    alkalifly

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    I don't know if any one source is better than the other, but I happened to DL mine from http://www.getios.com where there is a menu that makes sure you are selecting the right model, try it from there and make sure you are choosing the proper iPad model (revision number plus GSM, CDMA, or WiFi)
     
  11. pollybrowne macrumors member

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    Oops sorry, I forgot to include my model number, it's MC769LL/A

    And again I DLed from the link provided above and one that I followed from Redmond Pie
     
  12. HenryLong macrumors 6502

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    Check that you downloaded this firmware https://ipsw.me/iPad2,1
     
  13. pollybrowne macrumors member

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    Okay, I'll try that...thank you so much for continuing to help!!
     
  14. pollybrowne macrumors member

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    Okay I just tried with the link you provided. And I still received the same message. Is there anything else I can try?
     
  15. HenryLong macrumors 6502

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    Which firmware is currently installed?
    Is the iPad jailbroken? If so, do you have any update protecting tweaks installed (No PLS Recovery, or the like)?
     
  16. pollybrowne macrumors member

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    IT's currently on 8.1 firmware. Yes it's jailbroken--that's why I'm going these lengths to try to upgrade to 8.4 because honestly I'd rather have a JB iPad on 8.1 than an iPad on 8.4.1.

    What are the names of the protecting tweaks I should look for?
     
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