A new iOS update has been released, 8.3, which unfortunately blocks the ability to access the filesystem through software such as iFunBox and iExplorer. These desktop apps are commonly used for installing custom maps on non jailbroken iOS devices.
iOS 8.3 ruined our freedom of controlling data in our installed Apps and Games,” writes iFunBox in a Facebook post. “Apple blocked access of the entire sandbox directory of every installed App since iOS 8.3. Previously only writing is block in executable directory. Now we totally lost the control of Apps on our own devices. We are investigating the situation. Before there is a solution, iFunbox will fail to open data directory of any App if the device is not jailbroken.
Eeek! Does this mean non jailbroken users will no longer be able to use some of those awesome maps? iFunBox has released an update that allows apps that have the iTunes File Sharing ability to be accessed, but Minecraft currently doesn’t support this 🙁
If you use software like iExplorer and iFunBox to install Minecraft PE maps, it’s definitely best not to update to iOS 8.3.
If you’ve already upgraded to iOS 8.3 and wish you hadn’t, check out the video above for a working tutorial on how to downgrade to iOS 8.2
Thanks to @colecperrine for the heads up