iOS 12.4.1 Update Available to Download Now [IPSW Links]

Aug 26, 2019 - 10 Comments

iOS 12.4.1 update download

Apple has released iOS 12.4.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The latest software update for iOS includes security fixes and is therefore recommended for all users to install on their devices.

Notably, the iOS 12.4.1 update patches the exploit used by the iOS 12.4 jailbreak.

Separately, Apple also released a new MacOS Mojave 10.14.6 supplemental update for Mac, along with small updates to watchOS and tvOS.

How to Install iOS 12.4.1 Update

Be sure to backup iPhone or iPad to iCloud, iTunes, or both before proceeding with any software update.

  1. Open the “Settings” app on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
  2. Go to “General” and then to “Software Update”
  3. Choose to “Download and Install” when iOS 12.4.1 becomes available

iOS 12.4.1 update download and install

The iOS 12.4.1 update will require the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch be rebooted to complete the installation.

iOS 12.4.1 IPSW Firmware Direct Download Links

iOS 12.4.1 release notes

The release notes accompanying iOS 12.4.1 are brief, stating simply that the update includes important security and stability updates and is recommended for all users to install. The security specific release notes confirm that the update patches the vulnerability which allowed for jailbreaking iOS 12.4 with the unc0ver tool:

iOS 12.4.1
Released August 26, 2019

Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: A malicious application may be able to execute arbitrary code with system privileges

Description: A use after free issue was addressed with improved memory management.

CVE-2019-8605: Ned Williamson working with Google Project Zero

Additional recognition
We would like to acknowledge @Pwn20wnd for their assistance

Aside from the iOS 12.4.1 update, Apple has also released a second second supplemental update for MacOS Mojave 10.14.6 with some bug fixes, and small updates for watchOS for Apple Watch and tvOS for Apple TV.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, News


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  1. Angel lee resare says:


  2. Angel Casimiro says:

    I’m getting the following error message after selecting the ipsw:

    the iphone could not be restored. an unknown error occurred (3194)

    what gives? Any fixes or workaround.

  3. Stefan says:

    I hate apple and I love apple; its a love / hate relationship.

    I am unable to downgrade to iOS 12 give me a error message saying “Declined to Authorize this image on this device for this user” . . . .

    If it ant broke to fix it, and apples case just don’t even touch it! but they always do and make it worse. and worse. and wonder why people hate them

  4. Travis says:

    I hate Apple. What a horrible update. You would think that updating would make your phone better, and it literally makes NOTHING better. Now I am stuck with 13. Downgrading back to 12 should be possible.

  5. Teri Hutt says:

    Mine installed last night and now I just have a blank screen that says “Press home to upgrade” and when I do there is the Apple Logo…That’s it. Can’t get into my phone!

  6. Thagoo says:

    The same “ sucking of the battery” don’t install,

  7. morgan says:

    what should I do when I complete download of update package ? could you please guide me ?

  8. Michael D says:

    This update hasn’t been pushed to my iPhone XR. Is this the case for everyone? AFAIK, this is the first time I’ve ever had to go online to get an iOS update.

  9. Gregory Clark says:

    With the 12.4.1 update the battery issue has returned, sucking my battery down like crazy. Normally I can go most of the day and only takes my battery down to 85 to op percent on my iPhone 7. 3 hours into to today and it was down to 85 %.

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