Apple launched its latest flagship smartphones – iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and the whole world knows that the company has already sold millions of smartphones. Even the Apple ‘fanboys’ worldwide (in 22 countries, as of now) started buying the new iPhones. That means, there are people, who want to enjoy the extra benefits by jailbreaking and unlocking their iPhones/iOS. The urgency of some innocent Apple users who used to jailbreak/unlock their smartphones became the boon for scammers and sellers of free tools with a price tag.
Here are few things you should know, before planning for a jailbreak/unlock your iOS 8 (or iOS 8.0.2) powered iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Not a right time for a Jailbreak
If we dig up the history of jailbreaking and unlocking tools and their availability after the launch of a new software update from Apple, it’s evident that the typical jailbreaking tools get released during the month of December-end or early January. That means, you have a few more months to enjoy the stock firmware to test it, whether it’s okay to stay with it or jailbreak it.
Stability of iOS 8, iOS 8.0.2
As far as the stability concerned, Apple iOS 8 and its updates up to iOS 8.0.2 looks not bug-free completely. And there are rumors that suggest a major iOS update is coming in a few weeks, where Apple would be updating built-in Apple Pay in October. Till then, there is less chance that the Jailbreak tools developers like Evasi0n, Redsn0w and Pangu release the tools for public.
What about those YouTube Videos?
If you see any YouTube videos that claim to jailbreak/unlock your iPhones running on latest iOS 8 or iOS 8.0.2, just close it down, because there are No iOS 8 Jailbreak Tool is available till now.
Can I downgrade my iPhone 6/Plus software to iOS 7?
A few days ago, many media websites covered the reports of the availability of the downgrade options – from iOS 8/8.0.1 to iOS 7/7.1.2. It was possible until today, as it looks like Apple has turned off the iOS 7.1.2 signing. Hence, it would be better to update your iPhone to latest iOS 8.0.2 firmware, or wait for the next update.
Latest available Jailbreaks?
These are the latest available Jailbreak options for iPhone users (except iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus):
- Pangu 7.1-7.1.2 untethered jailbreak.
- evasi0n7 iOS 7.0-7.0.6 untethered jailbreak.
- RedsnOw iOS 7 jailbreak.
Just think again about the jailbreaking option for your new smartphone, as the latest software might fulfill your tweaks. If you still want to jailbreak your iPhone 6/Plus running on iOS 8, then wait for a few months (probably after the release of major update – Apple iOS 8.1). Stay tuned for updates on the availability of the tools. Most importantly, Jailbreak is always free!