iOS 8.2 Semi Jailbreak Works, Right? Wrong, Jailbreak Scams Identified!

Semi Jailbreak iOS 8.2 Works, Right? Nope, Jailbreak Scams Identified! – Today, as the public eagerly awaits MSS 2015 (the Mobile Security Summit), which will be held by TaiG on March 27th in Beijing, China, numerous rumors, speculation and pure conjecture pertaining to a new iOS 8.2 jailbreak have been cluttering the blogosphere. Numerous individuals, and sources, claim that TaiG will use the summit as a platform to launch the team’s next jailbreak utility, which will liberate those who have been locked out of jailbreaking since iOS 8.1.3’s release and, in turn, patch the last Untethered jailbreak tool. Furthermore, in the wake of the devastation iOS 8.1.3 left, at least in terms of its aforementioned patching of TaiG, numerous (successful) scams have come into fruition that attempt to trick helpless jailbreakers into believing they’re installing Cydia, and they often succeed. However, in reality, said users fall victim to the potential unsolicited collection of, and often times profit from, their personal data. While jailbreak scams are nothing new, as they tend to propagate following the patch of every significant jailbreak utility, they’ve evolved from blatantly obvious viruses that previously attempted to infect Windows-based PCs to what some would consider a very close lookalike to a mobile web-based Cydia, which again profit from the unknowing collection and selling of Big data (here’s the wiki on the concept).  So what can you do to avoid  falling victim to the jailbreak iOS 8.2 scams that now litter the web? Continue reading for the answer, as well as to discover whether a new jailbreak for iOS 8.2 exists! Continue reading… »

Jailbreak iOS 8.1.3 And iOS 8.2 TaiG, PP Mac And PC iOS 8.3 Guide [Updated]

Jailbreak iOS 8.2 Untethered Update; TaiG or Pangu, How to Jailbreak 8.2 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 8.2. 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 for that matter, and that downgrades from either firmware 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 8.2, 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 8.3 is currently available in its third public developer beta stage and, as with several accurately predicted iterations of iOS 8 that preceded it, iOS 8.4 is rumored to make an appearance 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 8.2 jailbreak or even future utilities to jailbreak past the forthcoming 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 8.2, jump past the break! Continue reading… »

There Isn’t An iOS 8.2 Jailbreak, Here’s Why: MSS 2015 – Release Timeframe

There Isn’t a Jailbreak for iOS 8.2, Here’s Why! – Today, as the world of Apple news begins to die down in aftermath of the awesome event that was last week’s Spring Forward conference, jailbreakers once again find themselves posed with the following question: “when can I jailbreak iOS 8.2?” While it’s undoubtedly a difficult one to answer, seeing as there are so many factors to take into consideration, we now have a rough idea of what to expect from TaiG and the other developers on the scene, namely Pangu. Following the patch of TaiG’s last tool with the release of iOS 8.1.3 and, in succession iOS 8.2, a vast majority of individuals intent on jailbreaking remain stuck on either of the two aforementioned jailbreak-patching firmwares, not to mention iOS 8.3 beta (which is an entirely different story). Furthermore, with the forthcoming Apple Watch’s iPhone pairing requirement, which in turn must be running iOS 8.2 with the new Apple Watch app to actually support said device, we’re faced with another problem: updating. Current iPhone jailbreakers keen on purchasing Apple’s new smart wearable will undeniably make the leap from the comfort of their ever-sweet jailbreak to the bitter vanilla iOS 8 build that is 8.2, which again is due to the fact that it remains unjailbroken. So, what’s next? Will we receive a solution to jailbreak 8.2 untethered prior to the launch of the Apple Watch to preserve the jailbreak for those who will inevitably update to support Apple’s hottest post-pc device? Continue reading past the break for more details! Continue reading… »

iOS 8.3 Beta 3 Released, Jailbreak For 8.2 Or 8.3? Important Update!

Apple Issues iOS 8.3 beta 3, Jailbreak for 8.2 or 8.3? Important Update! – Today, as the public eagerly awaits the release of the next utility capable of delivering a jailbreak for iOS 8.2, Apple seeded the third beta iteration of iOS 8.3, being 8.3 beta 3, to developers officially enrolled in the company’s iOS Developer program. As usual, Apple’s latest iOS 8.3 beta is available for instant download via either the customary iOS Developer Center on Apple’s development portal or as an OTA (short for over-the-air) update through the Settings app for developers with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad models running either iOS 8.3 beta 1 or beta 2. Also, today’s beta carries a slightly revised build number over its predecessor of 12F5047f, compared to 12F5037c, suggesting minor revisions since the last beta update. Furthermore, exactly like how TaiG won’t jailbreak, or even function on, either iOS 8.2, iOS 8.2 beta 3 or higher or both previous iOS 8.3 beta versions, the tool (in its current state) will not support iOS 8.3, i.e. it cannot jailbreak 8.3 beta 3. For complete details on the new iOS 8.3 beta 3 firmware and iOS 8.2, including the next untethered jailbreak, continue reading. Continue reading… »

TaiG iOS 8.2 Jailbreak Update: Should You Upgrade To iOS 8.2 For A Jailbreak?

TaiG Jailbreak 8.2 iOS Update: Should You Upgrade To iOS 8.2? – Today, on the heels of not only Apple’s Spring Forward event but also iOS 8.2’s release, the jailbreak community still eagerly awaits the release of the next untethered jailbreak tool for iOS 8.2. Previously, a group named TaiG made their grand entrance on  the jailbreak scene with their first jailbreak utility intended for iOS 8.1.1, which at the time was the firmware that patched Pangu’s iOS 8 jailbreak. Since then, the group has made significant efforts to keep their tool updated and have enabled the community to thrive, they even updated their tool to support iOS 8.2 betas 1 and 2, utilizing old exploits from their 8.1.2 jailbreak so as not to disclose any additional vulnerabilities to Apple, while said beta firmwares were still being signed. In effect, the group has ‘carried’ iOS 8.1.x jailbreaking so to speak, but will they do the same for iOS 8.2? In November, months before 8.2’s official public release, TaiG claimed to have new exploitable vulnerabilities for use in an iOS 8.2 jailbreak utility that Apple had no clue existed, but now that iOS 8.2 is released, where is such a tool? For starters, iOS 8.2 introduces minor security improvements, which could very well have set TaiG back – however, it’s also possible that the vulnerabilities remain in tact, as knowing which jailbreak developers intend to use is literally like finding a needle in a haystack that’s somewhere on the ocean floor. In other words, it’s possible that Apple may have patched the exploits TaiG planned to incorporate into their jailbreak 8.2 utility, but highly unlikely. For more on iOS 8.2, as well as the firmware’s jailbreak status and whether you should update, continue reading past the break! Continue reading… »

iOS 8.2 Released, Can I Jailbreak 8.2 And New TaiG Utility?

Apple Releases iOS 8.2, Can I Jailbreak 8.2 Untethered and Should I Update? – Today, following the completion of Apple’s ‘Spring Forward’ Watch event, after over one month between now and the latest beta, Apple issued iOS 8.2 to the general public. Currently, like the new firmware’s predecessor the exploits utilized by TaiG in their latest tool remain patched, i.e. it’s virtually impossible to jailbreak iOS 8.2 when employing the same version of TaiG. Although the first two beta iterations of iOS 8.2 remain jailbreakable, as both were issued before Apple delivered their jailbreak-pacthing remedy in the form of iOS 8.1.3, it’s possible that we’ll receive a new utility sooner than most would expect. As with every past iOS 8 update, and even iOS 7 for that matter, in addition to being available for immediate download through Apple’s popular iOS over-the-air (referred to as OTA for short) update delivery system, iOS 8.2 can also be downloaded, and installed, via iTunes (the ‘antiquated to most’ method that veteran jailbreakers can appreciate). Also, because it’s technically possible for any device supported by iOS 8.x to upgrade to iOS 8.2, it’s extremely important that those currently jailbroken on iOS 8, 8.1.x or even 8.2 beta 1 or beta 2 avoid today’s new release like the plague – we’ll highlight the best way of doing so after the jump in this article. Today marks the first major iOS 8 release since the company issued 8.1 last October to introduce a plethora of Continuity features. However, instead of being geared towards additional iOS improvements, iOS 8.2’s focus is more wide-reaching: the Apple Watch and it’s integration. Continue reading past the break for more details concerning not only TaiG and Pangu, but also how iOS 8.2 plays into jailbreaking! Continue reading… »

Apple Watch, iOS 8.2 Features Unveiling – Live Video Stream And Jailbreak News?

Evasi0n Jailbreak iOS 8.2, Apple Watch Features Unveiling Live Stream – While the topics of iOS 8.1.3, iOS 8.2 and a new jailbreak remain the hottest topic currently discussed and analyzed on the jailbreak scene, the forthcoming Apple Watch is arguably the second most exciting development in the world of all things Apple. As we recently highlighted, Apple’s next major post-PC product release, being the Apple Watch, will assist to spur the creation of a new jailbreak iOS 8.2 solution, whether it be intended for iOS 8.2 itself or the firmware’s scheduled successor: iOS 8.3. On Monday, after what’s been years of anticipations (remember the ‘iWatch’? We do!), the company’s first annual Apple Watch features event will commence with an opening keynote presentation at 10:00 AM Pacific Time (1:00 PM Eastern) sharp. In addition to the Apple Watch, the event is also expected to play host to the announcement of iOS 8.2’s official release date, additional details concerning the firmware and possibly new MacBook hardware refreshes, presumably for the MacBook Air. With iOS 8.2 rumored to be seeded to the public following the conclusion of Monday’s conference, jailbreakers with iPhone, iPod touch or iPad models currently jailbroken on iOS 8.1.2 or earlier pre-iOS 8.1.3, including iOS 8.2 beta 1 or 2 via TaiG, should unquestionably avoid updating to the possible 8.2 GM or final build, which will certainly result in the loss of any device’s jailbreak. Regardless of the potential threat Apple’s ‘Spring Forward’ event may yield, this remains an exhilarating time for jailbreakers – in addition to a live video feed, we’ll have a link to comprehensive written coverage on this post, after the break of course! Continue reading… »

iOS 8.2 Or 8.3 Jailbreak And Apple Watch Jailbreak? The Future Is Now!

iOS 8.2 Jailbreak Or iOS 8.3 And Apple Watch Jailbreak? iOS’ Future – Today, with less than five days left until Apple unveils the company’s all-new post-PC smart wearable (the Apple Watch), things are bound to become hectic once more in the world of iOS and jailbreaking. Beyond announcing previously undisclosed details pertaining to the forthcoming Apple Watch, the company is also expected to discuss their next major iOS release: 8.2. While TaiG did recently provide the public with an updated version of TaiG, 1.3.0, to jailbreak 8.2 beta 1 and 2, the tool’s functionality was vastly limited by its beta restriction (for an explanation of how the utility functions and why it exists at all, we recommend navigating to our dedicated tutorial). However, with iOS 8.3 also in the works, the biggest question on the jailbreak scene as of late isn’t whether a new untethered jailbreak will be created, but rather will it be released for iOS 8.2 or instead iOS 8.3? Seeing as this is the first time Apple has had two beta iterations of iOS in public developer testing simultaneously, we’re entering uncharted territory, which will undoubtedly affect jailbreakers the world over. Continue reading for information on the likelihood of an updated TaiG or Pangu jailbreak utility for iOS 8.2 or beyond. Continue reading… »

iOS 8.2 Jailbreak Upon Release? How To Protect Your Jailbreak, Free Paid Apps!

Jailbreak iOS 8.2 on Release? How to Protect your Jailbreak, plus Free Paid Apps! – With Apple’s forthcoming media event, scheduled for one week from today (Monday, March 9th, 2015), expected to play host to the unveiling of previously unknown Apple Watch features and presumably additional information concerning iOS 8.2, things are about to heat up for the iOS and jailbreak communities. While iOS 8.2 was, and possibly still is, expected for release sometime this week or next, the primary question on everyones’ mind is whether there will be a jailbreak iOS 8.2 solution shortly following the release of iOS 8.2 itself. While we discussed the topic at great length in a recent article, the possibility of the unforeseen still remains – TaiG or Pangu could just as easily save their vulnerabilities for exploitation in an iOS 8.3 jailbreak utility as they could for the forthcoming iOS 8.2 release, especially seeing as we not only know iOS 8.3 will be inevitably issued but also that it will likely come soon given its current developer beta 2 status. Having said that, it’s incredibly important for both those intent on maintaining their device’s iOS 8.1.2 jailbreak or 8.2 beta 2 jailbreak and those keen on jailbreaking the next major version of iOS 8 to prepare themselves for what’s about to come. For details pertaining to iOS 8.3, the potential 8.2 jailbreak and how to legitimately earn paid App Store apps for free whether jailbroken or not, continue reading past the break! Continue reading… »

iOS 8.1.3 Jailbreak 8.2 Method Patched And iOS 8.2, Apple Watch Release Dates!

iOS 8.2 Jailbreak 8.1.3 Method Patched and iOS 8.2, Apple Watch Release Dates – While it’s only been a few short days since TaiG liberated the masses yet again with a clever iOS 8.1.3 jailbreak solution for those unfortunate iDevice owners who happened to be stuck on the firmware, Apple promptly ceased signing both iOS 8.2 beta 1 and beta 2 today. For some brief background, TaiG simply released an updated utility to both recognize, and function on the first two iOS 8.2 beta firmwares without using any additional exploits, as both iOS 8.2 beta 1 and 2 were issued prior to the iOS 8.1.3 TaiG jailbreak-patching firmware’s release – i.e. Apple hadn’t readied the jailbreak patch at the time of said betas’ availability. In other words, in order to jailbreak post 8.1.3 one would have been required to update to iOS 8.2 beta and deliver the jailbreak earlier this week. Furthermore, while those still running iOS 8.1.2 or either an earlier iteration of iOS 8 or one of the first two iOS 8.2 beta IPSWs can still jailbreak, those on iOS 8.1.3 who didn’t jump the gun when TaiG version 1.3.0 was issued will effectively be locked out until a new jailbreak utility is released. Having said that, such a solution might become available for all iPhone, iPod touch and iPad models (including the iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and all other iOS 8-powered devices) sooner than most would predict! For more details on a new iOS 8.2 jailbreak, the forthcoming Apple Watch media event (which was officially) announced yesterday, and the direction of the world jailbreaking and its future continue reading past the break. Continue reading… »

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