How to Jailbreak iOS 8.1.1 using TaiG

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Chinese hackers surprised everyone by releasing TaiG jailbreak for iOS 8.1.1 and iOS 8.2 beta.

Here’s how to jailbreak your device running on iOS 8.1.1 or iOS 8.2 beta using TaiG jailbreak.

Some important points before you proceed:

  • Please proceed with caution, as Taig is known for running an app store with pirated apps in China. The name Taig might be familiar to you, as it was the center of controversy when this pirated app store was bundled with evasi0n7, and later removed. We’re yet to get a confirmation from any well known hacker that the jailbreak is safe.
  • TaiG jailbreak supports following iOS 8.1.1, iOS 8.2 beta devices:
    • iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S
    • iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2
    • iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini
    • iPod touch 5G
  • TaiG jailbreak also supports iOS 8 – iOS 8.1 but it may be advisable to use the Pangu jailbreak for it.
  • TaiG jailbreak is currently available only for Windows. For now, Mac users will have to run Windows in a virtual machine to use the TaiG jailbreak.
  • Use iCloud or iTunes to back up any and all personal information that you need to keep safe. The jailbreak has been reported to be working in most cases, but on the off chance something goes wrong, it’s a good idea to have an escape plan.
  • Disable any Anti-virus programs or firewalls that could prevent TaiG from connecting to the internet.

Jailbreak iOS 8.1.1 and iOS 8.2 using TaiG jailbreak:

Follow these instructions to jailbreak iOS 8.1.1 and iOS 8.2 using TaiG jailbreak.

Step 1: Download the latest version of TaiG jailbreak from this link on your computer, and unzip the zip file.

Step 2: Connect your device to your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3: Disable Passcode from Settings > Touch ID & Passcode.

Step 4: Also turn off Find my iPhone from Settings > iCloud > Find my iPhone.

Step 5: Please launch the application as an Administrator. Right click on the TaiG exe and select the “Run as Administrator” option.

Step 6: TaiG will take some time to detect your device. Once you confirm that it is showing the correct firmware version, deselect the TaiG App Store (the one in Chinese), just below Cydia 1.1.16.

Taig Jailbreak for iOS 8.1.1


Step 7: Click on the green jailbreak button to proceed. You will see the circular progress bar.

Taig Jailbreak for iOS 8.1.1 - progress

Step 8: After the jailbreak is complete, your device will reboot automatically, and you should should see the Cydia icon on the Home screen.

You can also check our video walkthrough:

After the jailbreaking process is complete, do not forget to checkout our article on tips to keep your jailbroken device secure.

Once you’ve jailbroken your device, be sure to visit our jailbreak apps and tweaks category page, where we’ve been tracking tweaks that have been updated for iOS 8.

➤ The 20 Best Jailbreak Apps and Tweaks for iOS 8 — iOS 8.1

Let us know how it goes in the comments below.

Troubleshooting tips

If you’ve updated over-the-air to the latest iOS 8.0.x or iOS 8.1.1, and the jailbreak didn’t succeed, try doing a fresh install of iOS 8.1.1 via iTunes. Download links and instructions can be found here.


A new version of TaiG (v1.0.1) has been released. We’re not sure what’s new in TaiG 1.0.1, but based on the version number, it looks like some of the bugs have been fixed. If you had trouble jailbreaking your device with TaiG 1.0.0, you can try jailbreaking with TaiG 1.0.1.

As always, let us know how it goes.

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  • Gaga Gabunia

    it’s wroking?

    • Alan

      Yes, worked like a charm. But deselected the Chinese app store.

      • Gaga Gabunia

        thnx 🙂 what about 8.2 beta?

        • Alan

          It works on iOS 8.2 beta as well. So if it worked on iOS 8.1.1 I don’t see why it won’t work just as well on iOS 8.2 beta.

    • Moinul Alam

      Tweaks might be broken

  • Teto

    And the tweaks? Work with 8.1.1 ?

    • JorgS

      I D like to know to . Actually i dont see any difference between 8.1 and 8.1.1

    • Cody

      I’ve downloaded a few tweaks since jailbreaking and they all seem to be working fine. But, that’s not to say that all tweak are going to work right out the box.

  • Sony


  • azizi

    installed it, tried few tweaks like phantom for snapchat, insta++, activator, norecentledelted, installed appysync for ios8, appcake, ad blocker, biolockdown, virtual home etc. worked fine. without any problems. solid jailbreak

    • Chris

      Hi, I’m new to iOS. Could you tell me how I add these tweaks and what are the best sources to add please?

      • azizi

        open cydia app, and refresh the sources. all the sources are already preadded. and in the search bar, search for the tweaks. and install them. its easy as that. all those tweaks are on the bigboss repo. preinstalled on cydia

        • Susie

          ALL the sources are nowhere near preadded…. do a Google search on Cydia repos.

  • f96lrs

    springtomize 3 does not work

    • nfinite

      yup, springtomize 3 gives me crashes

  • Caio Gracco

    Works fine with me, very easy! Remenber unmark like a video the second option before start jailbreak.

  • Nicklas Iversen

    Anybody that had tried with an iPad 2?

  • C Thomas

    Tried jail breaking on two different computers with two different lightening cables. This is as far as it will go.(hopefully pic uploads) It looks as if it’s not reading the iPhone 5s, but my iTunes reads it. Help please.

    • kabalan

      Restore your phone? Dont restore it from backup activate phone first dont put any apple id, fingerprint, passcode and icloud

      • C Thomas

        Thanks but it was just the first version of the Taig Jailbreak. The second version they put out a couple of hours after this post worked fine. Just now seeing this or I would have replied sooner.

  • Adil

    Does ios 8.1.1 still have Wifi Issues?

  • Pineapple

    Wont work with 8.2 🙁

  • Abhijit

    They just burnt an exploit for a rather unnecessary jailbreak. Can someone confirm if Airblue Sharing is working on ios 8.1.1?

    • The Truth

      You are hilarious Abhijit. That’s like scolding someone for wasting all their money unnecessarily in buying a horse and then immediately asking if you could ride the horse.

      • Abhijit

        I meant they can use those exploits for developing future jailbreaks. Apple anyways will patch them in the next update. They should save these tweaks for some major upgrades like ios 8.2

        • Moinul Alam

          exploits are not rare. If a human made it, expect there to be an error somewhere for you to grab on to. I used to make game hacks, if they are anything alike: you can always achieve the same result another way.

          Every forest has more than one path.

    • elim

      oh damn right. should only release a jb when ios hits 1000. too early now dude.

    • Sebastian Rasch

      8.1.1 actually brings some solid bug fixes and improvements, I’m glad there’s a jailbreak.

  • Dangerous Dave

    version 1.0.1 is out the linked version would not work , clicked green and it sent me to the download page to get the new version and that has worked iphone 6 clean install of 8.1.1

  • sandidonk

    don’t forget to set your device to airplane mode.. *cheerss

  • The Truth

    Actually it’s great to see there’s “competitions” from different entities. No matter if money is involved [unless there’s damaging foul play to the public], in the end we the people benefit. Gone are the days of waiting…and waiting…and wait some more…while gifted hackers would dangle their “posted video-carrots” to make us salivate that a JB is possible but won’t release it unless they feel enough love…prayers…and donation quotas from us worshipping little people. Don’t get me wrong that one can’t beg and worship their greatness! But I guess beggars can’t be choosers, right?

    • Roger Caron

      Your last sentence was bang on!

    • gaucho

      congratulations beautiful and wise words

    • Munchie-san

      I’m so glad I hung around long enough to see Evasi0n become irrelevant. Those clowns act like they’re so special when really they were just greedy, hungry for praise, and self centered.

      Unfortunately, I already abandoned Apple in favor of Android. It’s too little, too late. We shouldn’t have to rely on a 3rd party to give us control of our devices. I don’t want to continue to support a company which enslaves its customers and treats them like idiots.

      • neverever

        Agreed with your statement. But you have understand here- iOS provides you the options and interface most of them like which is user friendly. I always want my phone just to work and not like spending hours on it to tweak and try out all small features as in android. i am not saying android is bad. It depends on the user- if you like ‘signature ice cream’ you go for iOS or else you create your own recipe from Android.

    • Gian

      i’m glad to see evasi0n group crying because they lost their exploits, and complaining that this or that jailbreak wasn’t necessary.
      They needed someone threw in their face that they are not irreplaceable.

  • luis

    can u get ios 8.2 without udid crap?

  • Dangerous Dave

    1.0.2 is out now,but it dont seem possible to update via cydia, as jailbreak not in the list of installed apps

  • Ibrahim Alselawe



    • kabalan

      Jailbreak sure does work fine with me., 8.1.1 ip6+ kinda getting alot of crash report thou compare to pangu jb 8.1

    • Sebastian Rasch

      Shhhh quiet!!

  • Rob

    i think the first version let you JB ios 8.2 and the update does not ;-(

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  • Santiago Sanchez

    it doesn’t recognize my iphone why is that?

  • sumyunguy

    i just picked up a 6 plus, updated to 8.1.1 and used this(v1.0.1) to JB it. 1st time didn’t work, shot me over to their forums. I used google translate and in broken english I understood to try the program again. I did just that and it worked just fine. Cydia is up and running just fine and got most of my common app (that are iOS 8 comp.) working just fine. Avast didn’t pick up anything either nor did I install the chinese app store. All in all happy user, Thank you!

  • Tay

    it worked! but is it normal for it to say storage is full? and after it jailbreaks am I able to turn back on find my iPhone?

    • kabalan

      Im using find my iphone with no problem, even the icloud. Keychain which is making me a little uncomfortable because this team is currently unknown to us.

  • kabalan

    70 total crash report so far withing 16 hours of use. Most of them include sandbox something is this a bad thing?


    how to delete it?

  • Rooney Lil-Smokii

    after jailbreaking when i click cydia it keep on restarting the iphone ? help ?

  • eesa

    I’m using iPhone 6 is it really safe to jailbreak ios8.1.1

  • eesa

    I’m using iPhone 6 is it really safe to jailbreak ios8.1.1

  • cet376

    The TaiG jailbreak took up over 700 mb of storage under “Documents and Data” in my 16gb iPad Air (cellular model). What’s up with that? Is there a way to reduce or eliminate this data (btw, icleaner doesn’t help much)?


    What is the correct order when going from a jailbroken 8.1? Do you install the 8.1.1 first then re-jailbreak?

    • Gautam

      You will first need to update to iOS 8.1.1 using iTunes as OTA is disabled by Pangu. After updating you can re-jailbreak your device with TaiG.

      • THE TECH

        Are all the current jailbreak tweaks and info saved when you do that or does it require redownloading everything?

      • gaucho


        I am very suspicious of these last jailbreak after updated my cydia in the last week after it began to direct hang my iPhone 4 I’m almost restoring and leaving as original, used the Pangu do not know if someone also faced any problem like if if you are experiencing or has solved this problem could give me a path to follow and solve this problem, I have always been fanatic for jailbreak but now I’m discouraged. thank you

        If anyone can help me I thank

        correcting my iPhone is locking the screen

  • Guest

    I followed all of the steps correctly and successfully got cydia working on my iPhone 5 8.1.1 however there is no mobile substrate and therefore my tweaks aren’t showing up/in my settings. Any ideas why or how to fix it? If re-jailbreaking is the best option how do I go about doing that because I tried to connect my phone and run the TaiG jailbreak again but the green button wasn’t lit up, I’m assuming because it is already jailbroken.

  • Robert Bink

    Is this safe for my iPad mini 32 gb and is it worth it.

    Also will it have any long lasting effect on my iPad or computer being used that is not fixable without losing some data

  • Justin

    After jail breaking with taig my phone popped up with a message saying “Text sent from sim”. Does that sound fishy?

  • DoYouEvenConnectBro

    When opening kik and YouTube since this jailbreak it says connecting and never connects. Anyone know what happened? I have jailbroken 5.1.1 6.1.1 6.1.2 6.1.4 6.1.5 6.2.6 7 7.1.1 7 8.1 and this is the only jailbreak I have ever had any issues with..

  • k13

    just says cannot locate package when i go on anything i want it to do

  • my iphone is sycned to my macbook but can i plug my phone into a windows computer to jailbreak the phone only?

    • Guest


      • So you are incorrect. I can’t run the jailbreak because this iphone is not syned to this windows laptop. i will need to wait till taig comes out with mac version

        • Joshthekool

          do you have itunes on your laptop? that might help

        • John


          you don’t need to sync with iTunes to jailbreak your phone. You just need to download the JB and follow the directions.

  • paul

    done jailbreak iso 8.1.1 on iPhone 4s next day all contacts disappeared from iphone

  • sept771

    jailbroke my iphone 5 with taig last night. But, I can’t update packages in cydia with the following error:

    Encountered a section with no Package: header
    you may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems

  • i get a error 1004

  • Allen

    guys hackers of Taig will recieve all your information from ur phone like( contacts, payments information, user and passwords and others) be careful…

  • adilzia98

    Is it thedered or unthedered?

    • Gautam

      It is untethered.

  • GRoy

    Thank’s for the info. iPad , ios 8.1.2 , TaiG is working perfectly. Download the last version, and follow the exact stept as described.
    Ty man.

    • GRoy

      iPad2 ios 8.1.2 ***

  • The name

    When jailbreak ios 8.1.1 we need connect Internet with computer or not ?

    • Gautam

      Yeah, you need an internet connection.

  • Tinosh

    My Taig program isnt detecting my ipad 4, i dont know whats wrong can someone please help?

  • gurra

    hey thx