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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Top iOS 8.1.2 Cydia Tweaks, Pre iOS 8.1.3 Jailbreak for TaiG and Pangu – Today, the staff of Evasi0n Jailbreak opted to tackle a question we perpetually receive regardless of the current public firmware or its jailbreak status (e.g. the iOS 8.1.3 jailbreak patching IPSW), which is one that pertains to the best tweaks available on Cydia for jailbroken devices. Unfortunately though, in light of the fact that there isn’t a jailbreak for 8.1.3, the tweaks and Cydia “apps” found in today’s article are reserved for users still jailbroken on iOS 8 through 8.1.2 by way of either Pangu, TaiG or PP for Mac OS X. In spite of the aforementioned devastating blow to the jailbreak community, for members who either mistakenly updated to iOS 8.1.3 or purchased their devices with the jailbreak patch pre-installed, jailbreakers maintain an insatiable appetite for new and cool Cydia tweaks. Having said that, we’re excited to share some of the best and top jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 tweaks available for those of our readers who own iPhone, iPod touch or iPad models that are currently jailbroken on iOS 8.1.x! Furthermore, to break up the somewhat monotonous reports of a potential jailbreak iOS 8.1.3 solution once iOS 8.2 is issued, this feels like the opportune time to share the list that we curated in collaboration with popular jailbreak YouTuber iCrackUriDevice. To enhance the levels of both personalization and functionality of your iPod, iPad or iPhone, continue reading past the break for the best jailbreak tweaks available for immediate install.
TaiG or Pangu iOS 8.1.3 Jailbreak for 8.2 And Legality Update – With Apple having not only closed the vulnerabilities used by TaiG with their semi-recent iOS 8.1.3 release (rendering the tool completely incapable of delivering a jailbreak for 8.1.3 regardless of computer or device type) but also restricting downgrades from 8.1.3 to 8.1.2, the jailbreak community is in an increasingly high need of a new iOS 8.1.3 jailbreak for 8.2 and later. With both TaiG and Pangu active on the jailbreak scene, both of which have delivered a jailbreak compatible with the iPhone 6 plus, iPhone 6, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPhone 5s and older iOS 8-powered devices, the question isn’t whether we’ll receive a new jailbreak, but rather when? There’s no doubt that the process will be expedited in light of a recent discovery that should (hopefully) aid in jailbreak development for years to come, but what about the more imminent future? Considering Apple, as they’ve always done in the past and will always continue to do, patched the TaiG iOS 8.1.2 jailbreak, a new set of vulnerabilities will be required when developing the next jailbreak for all iOS 8-based devices. Will TaiG or Pangu jailbreak 8.1.3 or iOS 8.2? Continue reading past the break for additional information on both of the aforementioned firmwares and the possibility of a corresponding jailbreak for each.