Update: Taig jailbreak team has released iOS 8.1.2 and iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak tool that can jailbreak iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, 5, 5c, 4s, all iPads and iPod touch 5 both on iOS 8.1.2 and iOS 8.1.1. You can read more about release here.
For iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak step by step tutorials:
- How To Jailbreak iOS 8.1.1 Untethered With Taig [Tutorial] [Windows Tutorial]
- How To Jailbreak iOS 8.1.1 On Mac OS X Using Taig For Windows [Mac OS X Tutorial]
For iOS 8.1.2 jailbreak, follow:
- How To Jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 Using TaiG [Guide] [Windows Tutorial]
- PP Jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 For Mac OS X Released, Here’s How To Use It [Mac OS X Tutorial]
Apple’s iOS 8.0 – 8.1 software has been well and truly pwned courtesy of the Pangu team, but whilst their tool has helped thousands of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users to access Cydia and its abundance of tweaks, all good things must come to an end. With the emergence of iOS 8.1.1 download, Apple put end to this party.
In the last couple of years, we’ve seen Apple wait months before plugging the exploits that have made some of the most famous jailbreaks possible. But despite the distraction of refining iOS 8 and indeed, OS X Yosemite, the Cupertino’s software development team found enough time to track the jailbreak community and with it, end Pangu8’s short-lived reign.
Soon after iOS 8.1.1 was released last month, well known hacker of Sn0wbreeze fame iH8sn0w in collaboration with his friend found a way to jailbreak 8.1.1. He demonstrated this in a video posted on YouTube. But his jailbreak was limited to 30-pin devices only, meaning, all the latest devices featuring Lightning cable were out of luck.
This uses some new research. . . (not bootrom related[aw ik], but not HFS either). Still only limited to working with 30pin devices due to no serial over lightning.
This does not mean a public release of something jailbreaking-related is coming from me anytime soon. So don’t update.
Late last month, out of nowhere, a team which goes by the name of TaiG released iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak, supporting all devices and firmware versions not supported by Pangu. For those of you who have been following our jailbreak related articles would remember TaiG from Evasi0n7 jailbreak which they released in partnership with team Evad3rs on Christmas eve last year.
In December, Apple dropped iOS 8.1.2 download, which thankfully didn’t patch the exploits used by TaiG in 8.1.1 jailbreak. TaiG team quickly updated the tool to support iOS 8.1.2 for jailbreak.
TaiG is now the latest unpatched jailbreak and supports:
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, 4s
- iPad Air 2, iPad Air 1, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 1, iPad 4, 3
- iPod touch 5
- iOS 8.1.1
- iOS 8.1.2
- iOS 8.2 beta
Since both MuscleNerd and Saurik have given TaiG jailbreak a green light, it is safe to use on your iOS devices.
TaiG is currently available on Windows only with a Mac OS X version of the tool said to be coming soon. If you are looking for tutorials on how to jailbreak iOS 8.1.1 – 8.1.2, please check the links at the top of this article.
We will keep updating this post with any further progress on TaiG jailbreak for iOS 8.1.1 – 8.2. Stay tuned for more.
Update x1: iOS 8.1 is still being signed by Apple. You can follow our: How To Downgrade iOS 8.1.1 To iOS 8.1 guide to downgrade if you want the jailbreak.
Update x2: Apple has stopped signing iOS 8.1 firmware.
Update x3: TaiG v1.1.0 is out. Read more on it here.
Update x4: TaiG v1.2.0 is released with support for iOS 8.1.2.
Update x5: PP Jailbreak Mac OS X tool is out for iOS 8.1.2. More details on it, including download link and tutorial, is linked at the top of this article.
Update x6: iOS 8.1.3 is out in which Apple has patched all the exploits used in iOS 8.1.2 jailbreak. And now since signing window for 8.1.2 is also closed, you can no longer downgrade from iOS 8.1.3 to 8.1.2. If you value your jailbreak, DO NOT update to iOS 8.1.3.
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