TaiG Jailbreak for iOS 8.1.1, iOS 8.2 beta released [Updated]

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Apple’s most recent iOS release, iOS 8.1.1, kills the Pangu jailbreak, but a few days back, we’d seen a demo of an untethered iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak from iH8sn0w. Chinese company Taig has now released an untethered jailbreak that claims to work with iOS 8.1.1 and even iOS 8.2 beta.

It isn’t known if the jailbreak is based on iH8sn0w’s exploit, but for now it’s wise to 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.

TaiG jailbreak is compatible with the following devices:

  • iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad, iPad Air, iPad Air 2
  • iPod touch 5G

The tool works not only with iOS 8.1.1 and iOS 8.2 beta, but even with previous releases of iOS 8 — iOS 8.1. It’s however wise to continue using Pangu for those devices, as that tool has been found safe whereas we’re still waiting for a word on Taig’s jailbreak tool.

It’s quite strange that TaiG released an untethered jailbreak without waiting for iOS 8.2 beta to go public, as now it gives Apple the opportunity to patch the exploit in the final public release of iOS 8.2. Musclenerd speculates that TaiG and Pangu, both teams from China, are in a race to release the jailbreak, and that there’s huge money involved for whoever gets there first.

Taig’s untethered jailbreak is available from our TaiG jailbreak download page, and it is Windows only right now. While doing the jailbreak, remember to uncheck the box that installs the Taig pirated app store.

Update 1:

It is super easy to jailbreak your device using TaiG. If you need help, follow our step-by-step guide.

How to Jailbreak iOS 8.1.1, iOS 8.2 beta using TaiG

Update 2:

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.

Update 3 (November 30):

A new version of TaiG (v1.0.2) has been released. If you had trouble jailbreaking your device with TaiG 1.0.0 or 1.0.1, you can try jailbreaking with TaiG 1.0.2.  You can download the latest version from our TaiG jailbreak download page.

[via TaiG.com]