Jailbreak iOS 8.4.1 And iOS 8.4, TaiG iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 and iPod [Updated]
Jailbreak iOS 8.4.1 Untethered Tutorial; TaiG or Pangu, How to Jailbreak 8.4 by Downgrading 8.4.1 Guide - As we progress forward into 2015, a question that’s gnawing at the back of mind of the jailbreak world as a whole is ‘how can I jailbreak iOS 8.4 and iOS 8.4.1?’ Thankfully, as the result of hundreds of hours of hard and dedicated work from TaiG and Saurik, the former of the two firmwares has been jailbroken! Having said that, what about supported devices and jailbreaking 8.4 for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 and older iOS 8-capable devices? The latest version of TaiG does indeed function on all iOS-based devices that’s capable of updated to iOS 8.4 and is able to deliver an untethered jailbreak iOS 8.3 and iOS 8.4 solution. However, what about Apple’s latest iOS 8.4.1 release, how will it affect the future of jailbreaking - will we be able to jailbreak iOS 8.4.1? For an in-depth examination of not only current 8.4 utilities, but also what the future holds in store for jailbreakers as we move beyond iOS 8.4 and iOS 8.4.1, jump past the break!
In a surprising turn of events as of late, in addition to the jailbreak community picking up development as the sole result of the primary developers shifting to the new Pangu and TaiG dev teams, Apple has also substantially stepped up their game with the number of iOS releases.
Jailbreakers be forewarned, iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak patch inbound:
- Apple Releases iOS 8.4.1, Can I Jailbreak 8.4.1 Untethered with TaiG? (Apple’s latest Firmware Release)
- Evasi0n’s Untethered Jailbreak 8.4.1 Update Archive (latest iOS 8.4.1 Category)
New iOS 8.4 jailbreak, it’s what’s next:
- Jailbreak iOS 8.4 Untethered TaiG 2.4.3 - iPhone 6, iPad and All Devices (latest Jailbreak Tutorial)
- Official Jailbreak 8.4 Cache with In-depth Status Update (Our iOS 8.4 Category)
Up-to-date iOS 8.3 jailbreak information:
- Jailbreak iOS 8.3 Untethered TaiG 2.0 Tutorial: All iPhone, iPod and iPad Devices (new Jailbreak guide)
- Future iOS 8.3 And Jailbreak iOS 8.3, iOS 8.4 Updates (Comprensive iOS 8.3 Jailbreak archive)
iOS 8.4.1, It’s Here - Can We Jailbreak?
While a sizable portion of jailbreakers will be seeking a new solution to jailbreak iOS 8.4 untethered (as well as iOS 8.4.1 - the latest firmware) and, in turn, obtain Cydia (a requirement for obtaining third-party iOS 8 tweaks in today’s jailbreak world), it’s crucial that one of the jailbreak dev teams first achieve root access post iOS 8.1.3. Thankfully, that feat has come to pass and TaiG just released their all-new iOS 8.4 Untethered jailbreak utility, being TaiG version 2.4.3!
Jailbreak Pre iOS 8.4 History - 2015 Jailbreak Update
Up until last year, as alluded to above, new utilities on the jailbreak scene were born as the product and hard labor of U.S. and European-based developers, namely those who comprised the evad3rs. Furthermore, until a group who most would consider foreign (Pangu) made their grand entrance into the world of jailbreaking, the public would be lucky to receive two major jailbreaks a year - one for each sufficient iteration of iOS.
However, with their first release, Pangu began to reshape what it means to jailbreak and now, the public is starting to become accustomed to being able to jailbreak the latest version of iOS available, but can Pangu and TaiG keep up?
Ensuing the release of iOS 8, Pangu issued the first iOS 8 jailbreak utility in the form of Pangu8 to jailbreak up to 8.1 before Apple pushed out the company’s minor iOS 8.1.1 release, effectively patching the tool. Shortly thereafter, TaiG promptly inserted themselves into the lives of jailbreakers the world over by releasing a utility capable of jailbreaking not only iOS 8.1.1, but also 8.1.2 which would be released later to rectify a minor ringtone complication.
After having survived the release of iOS 8.1.2, TaiG wasn’t as lucky when it came time for iOS 8.1.3 to bring additional improvements and, in turn, a patch for the vulnerabilities the group employed to jailbreak iOS 8.1.x untethered. Then, in June, when jailbreakers were least expecting it, TaiG issued the team’s second major iteration of their tool to jailbreak iOS 8.3. That essentially brings us up to speed on the recent developments in jailbreaking - while it remains possible to jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 via the older TaiG version 1.2.1 or PP tools, we’re now able to jailbreak 8.1.3, 8.2 or 8.3 utilizing the current TaiG version 2.0 utility.
How to Jailbreak Apple’s iOS 8.4 Release
The above video from iCrackUriDevice is a tutorial for how to jailbreak iOS 8.4 and 8.3 on any device running the latest firmware.
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPod Touch 5
- 5 iPhone series: 5s and 5c
- iPhone 4s (all revisions)
- iPad Air 2, 1, iPad mini 3, iPad Mini 2, 1, iPad 4, 3
In addition to supporting the above devices, TaiG operates with the following iterations of iOS 8:
- iOS 8.0.x
- iOS 8.1.x, including 8.1.1 and 8.1.2
- iOS 8.2 beta 1 and beta 2
- iOS 8.1.3, 8.2 & iOS 8.3 to 8.4
- iOS 8.4.1 - not supported
Ensuing the initial release of the TaiG 2.x utility to jailbreak iOS 8.3, the team updated said utility to version 2.4.3 with full support for iOS 8.4!
We now know that TaiG is a serious contributor to the realm of jailbreaking, releasing the past three major utilities, including the new release for iOS 8.4. Jailbreakers around the globe can once again rejoice, as they’re now able to jailbreak both 8.3 and 8.4 untethered.
However, with the new iOS 8.4.1 release, tensions are beginning to rise amongst new jailbreakers, as we’re currently unable to jailbreak iOS 8.4.1 due to a number of vulnerability patches on Apple’s part in the latest release.
New Jailbreak 8.4 & 8.4.1? [See ‘Update 5’]
Update 1 (March 9th): On Monday, following Apple’s Spring Forward event, Apple released iOS 8.2 to the general public, which can be jailbroken with TaiG 2.4.3 (see Update x5). The new firmware includes a number of bug fixes, performance enhancements and, more prominently, adds an Apple Watch app to the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.
Update 2 (June 30th): On April 8th, 2015, Apple released iOS 8.3 to the general public, followed not so closely by iOS 8.4 at the end of June, both of which which like their predecessor (iOS 8.2), can be jailbroken via Taig 2.4.3. However, what about the new iOS 8.4.1 release? - see Update 5.
Update 3 (June 30th): TaiG has finally provided a solution for enthusiasts to successfully jailbreak iOS 8.4 and iOS 8.3 untethered via their latest TaiGJBreak 2.x utility - visit our in-depth tutorial for complete instructions.
iOS 8.4.1 vs TaiG Jailbreak - What to Expect
Update 4 (August 13th - 31st): Although a downgrade from iOS 8.4.1 to iOS 8.4 was previously available in this update on August 13th, Apple has since ceased their signing of iOS 8.4 - i.e. it’s impossible to restore to the firmware. For those of you interested in the latest information pertaining to jailbreaking and iOS 8.4.1 from the end of August, 2015, ensure that you watch the above video from YouTuber iCrackUriDevice.
Can Jailbreaking Survive iOS 8.4.1?
Update 5 (August 18th): Jailbreakers must prepare themselves for the new patch that is regrettably iOS 8.4.1. On July August 13th, Apple issued iOS 8.4.1 to the general public to correct several (very) small bugs with Apple Music and, regrettably, the new jailbreak patch. As of this update (August 18th, 2015), it also appears as though TaiG doesn’t intend to release a new jailbreak for 8.4.1, based on their tweets highlighted in the video found above.
Pangu Jailbreaks iOS 8.4.1 on iPhone 6!
Update 6: Pangu has done it! The group successfully achieved an Untethered iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak on the iPhone 6 - Pangu demonstrated their accomplishment at HackPwn 2015 (a security conference). However, as of August 31st, it appears as though the team will wait until iOS 9 before releasing anything; see the above video for additional information.
So what’s next for jailbreaking as we move beyond iOS 8.4 and TaiG 2.4.3? Lock your browsers to Evasi0n Jailbreak for complete updates on iOS 8 jailbreaking in 2015.
Finally, before we wrap up, we also recommend the below article for installing some of the best, coolest and most interesting Cydia tweaks following a successful 80 iOS 8.4 jailbreak top tweaks:
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