Updating iPad 2 to 8.4 from 8.3!!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by doxielover, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. doxielover macrumors 6502a

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    Hi I need to update my iPad 2 and iPhone to 8.4 from 8.3 but from iTunes it will only update to 8.4.1 and I want to keep JB. If I download the 8.4 ipsw file can I update to 8.4 or will I need to update to 8.4.1 then downgrade to 8.4?? Never done it this way before.

    Thanks for the help!!
     
  2. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

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    No, whatever is the current iOS version is, is all you can restore or upgrade too.
     
  3. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    For the time being, Apple is still signing iOS 8.4 so if you download the ipsw file you can still restore to iOS 8.4 and then jailbreak it.
     
  4. doxielover thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. So I can just download that file to my desktop?
     
  5. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    Yes, and then Option-click (or Shift-click in Windows) on Restore in iTunes to select the ipsw file you downloaded to restore to iOS 8.4 and then proceed with the jailbreak.
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Keep in mind that once Apple STOPS signing 8.4 this method will no longer work. It only works now because it's still being signed.
     
  7. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

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    It's crazy strange they do this for a while after patching jailbreaks lol. Or is it just me?
     
  8. curiousgg macrumors member

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    is apple still signing 8.4?
    And for future purposes, how can I find out what apple is currently signing?
     
  9. pollybrowne macrumors member

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    They were as of Thursday when I upgraded my iPad 2 from 8.1 to 8.4--however I had to download the ispw from several different sites before I found one that would work. I kept getting a message about the ispw not being compatible. Finally one worked.

    I believe it was one from iclarified--if you have trouble reply here and I'll give you a list of the ones I tried...
     
  10. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    Yes. https://ipsw.me
     

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