Update: This method no longer works, check the update below for more details.
As I reported last night, PPJailbreak allows you to jailbreak iOS 8.2 beta 2, so you can install iOS 8.2 beta 2 on your device and then use the PPJailbreak to jailbreak your device.
But PP jailbreak was only available for Mac users. So TaiG team have now released TaiG 1.3.0 to jailbreak iOS 8.2 beta 1 and beta 2, so it allows Windows users to also use this workaround.
But as mentioned in the PP jailbreak article, the catch here is that, the latest beta version available is iOS 8.2 beta 5, so iOS 8.2 beta 2 is not currently available in the Member Center on Apple’s Developer website even if you’re a developer. The download links to iOS 8.2 beta 2 and iOS 8.2 beta 1 are also not working. So you will have to search on google to download the firmware file.
The other interesting thing about iOS 8.2 beta 2 is that it does not have an expiration date (via iH8sn0w), which is usually not the case with most beta versions. So if you can get hold of the iOS 8.2 beta 2 firmware file for your device, then it would mean that you will be able to jailbreak your device on iOS 8 forever, and don’t have to worry about losing the jailbreak.
It is also important to note here that tweaks may not be compatible with iOS 8.2 yet, so you may have to wait for sometime to be able to install your favorite tweaks from Cydia.
iOS 8.2 beta 2 is compatible with the following devices:
- iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s
- iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3 and iPad 2
- iPad mini 1 (1st generation iPad mini), iPad mini 2 (Retina iPad mini), iPad mini 3
- iPod touch 5th generation
So assuming you’ve managed to install iOS 8.2 beta 1 or iOS 8.2 beta 2 on your device then follow these instructions to jailbreak your device:
Important points before we proceed:
- TaiG jailbreak is available for Windows. Mac users can use PP jailbreak.
- The jailbreak is an untethered jailbreak.
- It does not jailbreak iOS 8.2 beta 3, iOS 8.2 beta 4 or iOS 8.2 beta 5.
- 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 temporarily that could prevent TaiG Jailbreak from connecting to the internet.
- If you’re on iOS 8.1.2, then it is recommended to stay at iOS 8.1.2 rather than upgrading to iOS 8.2 beta 2, as a number of tweaks are not compatible with iOS 8.2 yet.
- If you’re on iOS 8.1.2 and not yet jailbroken your device, then you can follow our guides to jailbreak your device using TaiG jailbreak for Windows or PPJailbreak for Mac.
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.
Step 7: Click on the green jailbreak (Begin or Start) button to proceed. You will see the circular progress bar.
Note: If TaiG gets stuck at 30% or so then don’t worry, wait for 20-30 minutes for the process to progress, it can take time if you’re using it in a virtual machine. Check this post for more details.
Step 8: After the jailbreak is complete, your device will reboot automatically, and you should should see the Cydia icon on the Home screen.
Please don’t forget to re-enable the passcode and Find My iPhone feature after successfully jailbreaking your device.
After the jailbreaking process is complete, do not forget to checkout our article to change the root password.
It remains to be seen if the TaiG and PPJailbreak team will be able to release a jailbreak for iOS 8.2 when it is released to the public. They haven’t said anything about the progress they’re making on that front.
Let us know how it goes in the comments below.
This method no longer works as Apple has stopped signing iOS 8.2 beta 1 and beta 2 firmware files as of February 27. Check this post for more details.