Post iOS 8.3 Jailbreak and 8.4, iOS 9’s “Rootless” Security – Yesterday, as the public waits for a new solution to jailbreak iOS 8.3 and the forthcoming iOS 8.4 firmware, interesting reports broke throughout the Apple blogosphere (originating from 9to5Mac) suggesting that iOS 9 will feature a new security initiative from Apple dubbed “Rootless“. While this isn’t the first time we’ve heard tale of increased security measures in the forthcoming iOS 9 release, in fact we recently covered it and dispelled rumors pertaining to the impossibility of jailbreaking post iOS 8.3, we now have additional information (alleged though it may be) as to how Apple may accomplish hindering future jailbreak development. To preface, both TaiG and Pangu have separately confirmed that they’re working on new jailbreak utilities independently (at least from what we know thus far) that are intended for iOS 8, specifically for iOS 8.4. However, as we’ve detailed a number of times, while iOS 8.3 remains the current public firmware, the next jailbreak utility, whether it be from TaiG or Pangu, will be heavily contingent upon iOS 8.4 and its release – see our past jailbreak article for further details. As for iOS 9 and the difficulties the jailbreak community may face moving forward beyond both iOS 8.3 and iOS 8.4, continue past the break. Continue reading… »
Jailbreak iOS 8.3 Untethered Update; TaiG or Pangu, How to Jailbreak 8.4 and 8.3 Possibility – As we progress forward into 2015, a question that’s gnawing at the back of mind of the jailbreak world as a whole is whether there will be a solution to jailbreak iOS 8.3. In light of the fact that the iOS 8.1.2 Untethered TaiG and PP jailbreak utilities were officially patched by iOS 8.1.3, as well as iOS 8.2, iOS 8.3 and the new iOS 8.4 beta for that matter, and that downgrades to 8.1.2 are no longer possible (Apple closed the signing window for the jailbreakable firmware), we must turn our attention toward the future: iOS 8.3 and even iOS 8.4! Last year, with iOS 7 and even before that (the same applies to iOS 6 and iOS 5), Apple’s iOS releases didn’t surpass 7.1.x. Now, as the company’s line of products evolve, not only have we’ve reached iOS 8.2, but also iOS 8.3, which is currently available to the public. As with several accurately predicted iterations of iOS 8 that preceded 8.3, iOS 8.4 is already in its first developer beta testing stage, slated for release later this year. Having said that, what about jailbreaking for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 and older iOS 8-capable devices? Will there be an iOS 8.4 jailbreak for 8.3 or even future utilities to jailbreak past the latest firmware? For an in-depth examination of what the future holds in store for jailbreakers, as well as information on the latest major iOS 8 release, being iOS 8.3, jump past the break! Continue reading… »
Jailbreak iOS 8.4 and iOS 8.3: Where is it? Release Date After iOS 9 Reveal? – With each passing day, Apple’s annual WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) draws closer and without a new jailbreak utility for iOS 8.3, the jailbreak community has one burning question in mind: “when will we receive a new jailbreak?” While the question is rightly just, TaiG and Pangu’s decision to wait to issue a new jailbreak utility makes sense from a logical standpoint. Quickly summarizing and reiterating the current jailbreak situation, following Apple’s patch of the Pangu8 jailbreak utility for iOS 8.0 through 8.1 with the release of iOS 8.1.1, TaiG swooped in to save the day and issued a brand new tool dubbed TaiGJBreak that functioned on iOS 8.0 through 8.1.1 and, later, iOS 8.1.2 (once Apple released it and failed to close the jailbreak). However, while Apple allowed the TaiG jailbreak 8.1.2 utility to remain unpatched for several months, the company eventually patched the last public untethered jailbreak with the release of iOS 8.1.3 in January. Catching up with current times, over the past five months or so Apple has issued both iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.3, as well as numerous iOS 8.4 betas, which is slated for a release at an unknown time in the Spring of 2015. For those of you familiar with Apple’s typical schedule, WWDC always plays host to the unveiling of the next major iOS release (in 2015’s case, iOS 9) – in other words, is it possible that TaiG and Pangu’s work is already outdated and, if so, what’s the point of issuing an iOS 8.3 or iOS 8.4 jailbreak? For additional information on what to expect moving forward, continue reading. Continue reading… »
Apple Releases iOS 8.4 Beta 3, iOS 8.3 Jailbreak or iOS 8.4 – Today, as the majority of iOS 8 owners await the creation a new utility to liberate their devices and jailbreak iOS 8.3 (the current latest public firmware), Apple seeded the third beta iteration of iOS 8.4, being 8.4 beta 3, to registered developers. The new developer-exclusive release was issued two weeks following its predecessor’s appearance, with today’s version also available to select pre-determined public beta testers. iOS 8.4 beta 3 carries a minor build number revision over its predecessor of 12H4098c, versus 12H4086d, suggesting very slight revisions when compared to the second beta. Aside from the limited public beta program, today’s 8.4 beta 3 firmware can be downloaded through Apple’s dedicated iOS 8 Developer portal or via iOS’ built-in OTA (over-the-air) update feature for devices running either of the two previous 8.4 beta versions. As for jailbreaking though, in light of TaiG’s blatant patch with Apple’s January release of iOS 8.1.3, the public has remained vastly un-jailbroken for a number of months. Being unable to jailbreak iOS 8.3 Untethered, some new to the jailbreak scene have begun to worry that a tool won’t be released, but that’s simply not the case. iOS 8.4 may very well be jailbreaker’s salvation – for more information pertaining to the new 8.4 beta 3 release, as well as the next untethered jailbreak, continue reading past the jump. Continue reading… »
Post iOS 8.3, 8.4 Jailbreak for iOS 9 to be Impossible? iOS 9’s Security – Without a new jailbreak utility since January of 2015, those who regrettably updated to or beyond iOS 8.1.3 (the firmware that patched the TaiG jailbreak) are undoubtedly questioning whether a jailbreak for iOS 8.3 will come into fruition prior to the release of either iOS 8.4 or iOS 9. As we highlighted in a recent post, while TaiG and Pangu have both confirmed that they’ll create a new jailbreak, the groups are faced with an incredibly tough decision: to jailbreak 8.3 or jailbreak 8.4. While the answer may sound obvious to those locked out of a jailbreak, it’s not that simple from a strategic standpoint (explained here). But we’re not going to focus on an iOS 8.3 jailbreak in today’s article, we’re here to talk about something that’s potentially much more dire, iOS 9. Apple’s next major firmware, being iOS 9, will be unveiled to the masses next month during the company’s annual WWDC, or World Wide Developers Conference, and released to developers. While it will certainly be exciting to glimpse the future of iOS, the firmware may very well increase the difficulty of jailbreak development exponentially – for more on a post iOS 8.3 and iOS 8.4 jailbreak and iOS 9, continue on past the break. Continue reading… »
Jailbreak iOS 8.3 or iOS 8.4: TaiG and Pangu’s Difficult Decision – It’s no secret that the latest TaiG jailbreak was patched back in January by Apple’s iOS 8.1.3 firmware. Since then, Apple issued multiple updates, being iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.3, namely to introduce Apple Watch support and revised emoji, respectively. Furthermore, with both of the aforementioned subsequent iOS releases, and with iOS 8.4 having entered its second round of developer beta testing earlier this week, what do we have to look forward to in 2015? Surprisingly, a lot, most prominently a new jailbreak for iOS 8, whether it’s intended to jailbreak iOS 8.3 or 8.4. Interestingly, while iOS 8.4 has already been jailbroken by i0n1c, as we stated in our dedicated coverage on the topic, don’t expect a release from the hacker who only formerly contributed to the jailbreak community – instead, we must turn toward TaiG and Pangu. It’s important to remember that i0n1c is in no way a reflection of either TaiG or Pangu, both of whom are the primary and active teams on the jailbreak scene and are our best hope for an iOS 8.4 or iOS 8.3 jailbreak. For additional information on both groups and their next utilities, continue reading past the break. Continue reading… »
iOS 8.4 Beta 2 Released, New Jailbreak iOS 8.3 or iOS 8.4 Tool More Likely? – Today, swiftly following last Friday’s official release of the all-new Apple Watch, the company seeded the second beta iteration of iOS 8.4 to those enrolled in the official iOS developer program for the purpose of testing the next substantial iOS 8 update prior to its inevitable public release. The new iOS 8.4 beta 2 seed comes a mere two weeks following its predecessor’s release, with Apple having redirected their attention last week to the new Watch and its launch. Today’s beta carries a slightly revised build number of 12H4086d, versus the 12H4074d build number of 8.4 beta 1, suggesting only extremely minor revisions. As with all beta releases, today’s 8.4 beta 2 seed can be downloaded via Apple’s dedicated iOS Developer portal or as an OTA (over-the-air) update for those with iOS-based devices running the first 8.4 beta. With the current TaiG jailbreak having been patched by Apple with the release of iOS 8.1.3 some months ago, except for the updated tool to function on 8.2 betas 1 and 2 (both were issued prior to 8.1.3, and therefore didn’t include the aforementioned patch), those desperately seeking a new jailbreak are undoubtedly wondering whether there will be a new iOS 8.4 jailbreak upon the firmware’s public release or instead a jailbreak for 8.3, the current public firmware. Information surrounding today’s new release, as well as the next jailbreak utility, whether it’s intended for iOS 8.3 or iOS 8.4, can be found after the jump. Continue reading… »
How to Update for Future iOS 8.3 Jailbreak and Apple Watch – Today, a sizable portion of iPhone jailbreakers find that the moment of reckoning is upon them in light of the Apple Watch’s official release in 9 countries. However, prior to being able to fully use the device, one must update their iPhone 5 or higher (including the 5c, 5c, and the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus) to at least iOS 8.2, if not the current iOS 8.3 public firmware. That poses serious complications for those currently jailbroken on either > iOS 8.1.2 or iOS 8.2 betas 1 or 2 (both are jailbreakable, yet neither support the Apple Watch), as the latest TaiG jailbreak was officially patched by Apple with iOS 8.1.3. Having said that, while i0n1c successfully achieved an Untethered iOS 8.4 jailbreak on the first beta version of the firmware, and both Pangu and TaiG are confirmed to be creating new untethered jailbreak iOS 8.3 utilities, what about right now? Currently, as of writing this article, a jailbreak doesn’t exist for either of the aforementioned public firmwares that support Apple’s hottest post-PC wearable, so for those of you who already purchased the device and plan on receiving it either today or in the near future, you’ll need to leave the comfort of your jailbreak and update to iOS 8.3 – but like most things in life, there’s a right way and a wrong way to update. In light of that glaring fact, we’re going to guide you through the proper update procedure in today’s article – make the jump past the break to learn how to properly update to iOS 8.3 with the intent of jailbreaking when a new utility is released. Continue reading… »
Jailbreak 8.2 Untethered After Updating from iOS 8.1.3 to Jailbreak iPhone 6 Plus and iPad – Today, as the public eagerly awaits a tool to jailbreak iOS 8.1.3 and later, TaiG just updated their TaiGJBreak (more commonly referred to as simply TaiG) utility to version 1.3.0. However, the aforementioned update isn’t an iOS 8.1.3 jailbreak, but rather something equally beneficial to those who either mistakenly updated to or who purchased their devices running the iOS 8.1.3 jailbreak-patching firmware: a jailbreak for iOS 8.2 beta 1 and 2! The new update to the wonderful TaiG tool, dubbed TaiGJBreak 1.3.0 for iOS 8 through 8.2 beta 2, is capable of delivering a fluid Untethered jailbreak on 8.2 beta for all iPhone, iPod touch and iPad models. At this point you may be wondering why a tool to jailbreak a beta is so important, as betas are reserved for developers. The answer is incredibly simple, any individual can update their iOS 8.1.3 device to iOS 8.2 using a simple iTunes workaround that will successfully allow restores to the firmware. In other words, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners running iOS 8.1.3 can, in essence, jailbreak by first upgrading to 8.2 beta – don’t worry, we’ll promptly guide you through the entire process in today’s article. For those of you interested in jailbreaking past iOS 8.1.2 on either a Windows-based PC or a Mac, continue reading past the break for complete steps!
Jailbreak iOS 8.2 Beta 1 And 2 Tutorial
To reiterate the above introduction, this tutorial will assist you in the steps required to jailbreak 8.1.3 by firmware updating to iOS 8.2, which is a relatively painless process (provided you follow our guide to the letter).
The latest TaiG and PP jailbreak utilities support all iOS 8.2-based devices, including every iPhone, iPod touch and iPad that’s able to successfully utilize the aforementioned iTunes workaround to upgrade to iOS 8.2 – the following is a list of the supported devices. Continue reading… »
iOS 8.1.2 Jailbreak: How to Jailbreak 8.1.2 Untethered Using TaiG 1.2.0, All iOS 8 iPhone, iPod, iPad Models – Wow, this has to be a new record. Late last night, merely hours following Apple’s release of the new iOS 8.1.2 public firmware, a brand new jailbreak 8.1.2 solution was issued by the TaiG team (the same group responsible for the creation of the previous iOS 8 through 8.1.1 jailbreak by the same name). The latest update to the exciting TaiG tool, dubbed TaiGJBreak 1.2.0 for iOS 8 through 8.1.2, is capable of delivering a completely bug-free Untethered jailbreak for 8.1.2 an all iPhone, iPod touch and iPad models. In fact TaiG 1.2 is quickly becoming what a vast number of jailbreakers are referring to as the “most stable” jailbreak yet! Ensuing our earlier coverage stating that the primary kernel exploited utilized by the first iteration of TaiG remained unpatched in 8.1.2, the team promptly released their latest version, TaiG 1.2.0, to once again jailbreak the latest public firmware. In what looks like a new trend, the Chinese-based group – like Pangu they are both funded by third-party companies with their monetary interests in jailbreaking (particularly in relation to non-App Store app distribution in China) – is keen on delivering updates to their tool to support subsequent 8.1.x updates. Like its predecessor, TaiG comes bundled with Cydia (the ever-familiar graphical user interface we’ve come to know and love for distributing third-party packages and iOS tweaks). Furthermore, jailbreaking iOS 8.1.2 on either the iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, the new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, iPad mini 2 with Retina display, the original iPad Air and iPad mini, the iPad 4, iPad 2 or the iPod touch 5th generation is fast and straightforward. Continue reading past the break in today’s tutorial for complete instructions on how to jailbreak the aforementioned iOS 8-based devices running 8.1.2 fully UnTethered!
To reaffirm what was stated above, this tutorial will assist you in the simple, and mostly one-click, jailbreak iOS 8.1 through 8.1.2 process, which thankfully installs Cydia for the easy acquisition of third-party tweaks.
The all-new TaiG 1.2.0 iOS 8.1.2 jailbreak utility supports all iOS 8-based devices – every iPhone, iPod touch and iPad model that’s able to upgrade to 8.1.2 can successfully jailbreak by way of TaiG, including the following: Continue reading… »