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Apple is no longer signing the iOS 8.3 software update for all compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices, meaning that users can no longer downgrade to that version using iTunes. Apple is now only signing iOS 8.4 and later.

iPhone, iPad or iPod touch users that have jailbroken their device on iOS 8.3 should not worry about accidentally updating to iOS 8.4, as an untethered jailbreak is available for both software versions courtesy of Chinese tool TaiG.

Article Link: Apple No Longer Signing iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
 
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thybigfoot

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They must still be signing 8.3 for the Apple TV. 8.4 does not exist on the Apple TV.

That's what I though too!

No news yet on any update for the Apple TV concerning Apple Music, or did I miss something?
Apple Music library is not available on the Apple TV at the moment, neither can music videos be played (which weren't previously bought)...
 
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fabian9

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I haven't jailbroken my phone in many years - What do people use jailbreaks for nowadays?

Last time I was tempted by the "up next" plugin that was available on jailbroken phones, but even that's included in iOS now.
 
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mariusignorello

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That's what I though too!

No news yet on any update for the Apple TV concerning Apple Music, or did I miss something?
Apple Music library is not available on the Apple TV at the moment, neither can music videos be played (which weren't previously bought)...
Silent death for Apple TV like Safari on Windows. Or an update for it today. Where is beta 3?? :(
 
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AngerDanger

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iPhone, iPad or iPod touch users that have jailbroken their device on iOS 8.3 should not worry about accidentally updating to iOS 8.4, as an untethered jailbreak is available for both software versions courtesy of Chinese tool TaiG.

They do need to worry if Windows isn't available to them; the Mac version of TaiG hasn't been released as far as I can tell.
 
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furi0usbee

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I haven't jailbroken my phone in many years - What do people use jailbreaks for nowadays?

Never jailbroken any device, but if I had to guess, I'd say free apps, tethering, features not supported natively to iOS, free apps.
 
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iDuel

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I downgraded to 8.3 to regain Home Sharing, and I knew I had to do it quickly before they stopped signing it (which, by the way, seems like a bit of a dick move - is there a technical reason for this?).

Probably not. Apple's business model requires that most if not all of their customers be on the latest version of OS X/iOS, so it's not surprising that they stop signing the previous version quickly.
 
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doug in albq

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SO we upgrade and find out it makes our devices actually perform worse, and then we can't downgrade to the OS that actually was fine before. Wow.
Thanks to Tim Cook, some of us have learned to not update Apple's software straight away. I am still on 8.3 with iPhone 6 Plus and 7.1.2 on iPad Air, so far those are the two best iOS versions for those two devices..
 
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jonnyb098

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Thanks to Tim Cook, some of us have learned to not update Apple's software straight away. I am still on 8.3 with iPhone 6 Plus and 7.1.2 on iPad Air, so far those are the two best iOS versions for those two devices..
Thats the way it is now. Good thinking on your part. Ever since iOS 7 its best to keep the original OS that shipped on the device, especially on iPad.
 
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ipooed

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Got my replacement 6 in the mail yesterday with 8.3 already loaded on it, that's where I will be staying as 8.4 is a disaster
 
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Kuzbad

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I haven't jailbroken my phone in many years - What do people use jailbreaks for nowadays?

Last time I was tempted by the "up next" plugin that was available on jailbroken phones, but even that's included in iOS now.

There are a handful of jailbreak features I use sporadically, but two that I use daily, if not hourly.

1) Double-tap power button to turn on the flash light.
2) BiteSMS -- quick compose a text message (or imessage) by press volume up and tapping the middle of the screen, read text messages in toto and compose text messages without leaving (or minimizing) the current app. You can even set a text message to send at a certain time. This is such a deal breaker for me. No idea why Apple hasn't implemented something like this.
 
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Kuzbad

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Never jailbroken any device, but if I had to guess, I'd say free apps, tethering, features not supported natively to iOS, free apps.

I've been jailbreaking since my 3gs. I have installed many free apps (mobile terminal, ScummVM, f.lux, etc.) and some essential apps (BiteSMS) but never a single pirated app, if that's what you're trying to say.
 
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