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If you haven’t updated to iOS 8.1.2 yet, it’s time you did as Apple is no longer signing the iOS 8.1.1 firmware. Those who are enjoying a jailbreak on their iOS 8.1.1 devices, should update to iOS 8.1.2 and use the TaiG 1.2 tool to jailbreak.


It’s always better to be on the latest iOS firmware and there have been reports of Apple releasing another minor iOS 8.1.3 update. If you’re still on iOS 8.1.1 when iOS 8.1.3 is released and that patches the TaiG jailbreak, then you won’t be able to update to iOS 8.1.2. You’ll lose the jailbreak and will have to update to iOS 8.1.3. That’s not likely going to happen, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

You can update to iOS 8.1.2 using the OTA method from General>About>Software Update. However, we recommend that you download the iOS 8.1.2 IPSW file and do an update using iTunes. This is a much better method if you’re planning on jailbreaking using the TaiG 1.2 tool on Windows.

TaiG (Taiji) iOS 8.1.1 untethered jailbreak released

Saurik, the creator of Cydia, recently voiced his opinion on the newly released TaiG iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak. If you’re worried whether TaiG is safe to use, then you shouldn’t worry much as MuscleNerd has already stated that it is pretty safe. However, if you’re not satisfied and want to know more, then Saurik is here to help. In a reply to a comment on Reddit, Saurik talks about whether he trusts the TaiG jailbreak and it is an interesting read.

TaiG (Taiji) iOS 8.1.1 untethered jailbreak released

According to Saurik, the TaiG jailbreak is probably safe to use. He isn’t sure about the safety because he is not someone who knows a lot about breaking apart a jailbreak tool and examining its working. He says that you should probably listen to MuscleNerd when it comes to these things.

He prefers the Pangu jailbreak over TaiG as the former uses an official Cydia Installation bootstrap and asked for Sauriks help in making the tool bug free. TaiG, on the other hand, isn’t very open about the person behind the jailbreak tool and their recent public announcement doesn’t reveal much either.

Of course, in all likelihood, everything is fine. Even though the identities behind TaiG are unclear, it is itself still an entity trying to build a brand, and has hopefully learned something from their previous miscalculations (which is likely why Cydia is included by default in this jailbreak: to help build back some community trust). MuscleNerd also hopefully knows what he is doing. I used the tool myself a few times this weekend, and other than “bootstrap is modified” (the extent to which I have yet to check) and “doesn’t include a package identifier for the untether” (meaning upgrading it will be confusing), I only got one failure that required me to restore (which at this stage in the firmware life cycle, and for a 1.0.1, is not to be unexpected). There are enough people using it to hopefully catch “phoning home” issues. So, the app is probably safe.

But, if you are really wanting to know “saurik’s opinion”, here it is: I am not the person who can answer the question of whether to trust this tool or not, and you might be better off asking people like MuscleNerd, who has apparently decided to sign off on it not doing anything malicious. That said, my squishier trust analysis leaves me a little wary: I’d love for TaiG to be more upfront about who did this work, to use official Cydia bootstraps, and to coordinate more with respect to bug reports. This reasoning is not, I realize, entirely “practical”, and I am known to sometimes make software judgements on painful moral grounds (such as the few years post-Cycorder where I refused to use ffmpeg, and seriously carried a DVD player around to peoples’ houses to avoid using software those developers had written; I also am somewhat “crippled” as I do not allow myself to use IDA, etc.). As I said: the app is probably safe.

Still, you shouldn’t face any safety issues when you jailbreak using the TaiG tool. If you want to jailbreak your iOS device and you’re on iOS 8.1.1, then you should jailbreak using the TaiG tool anyway.

TaiG 8.0-8.1.1 Untether v1.1.0 Cydia Package

The TaiG team, who released the jailbreak for iOS 8.1.1, have updated the Windows tool and also pushed an update to the jailbreak via Cydia. This is a minor update and is only for those who’ve jailbroken their device using the TaiG tool.


If you recently used the TaiG Windows tool to jailbreak your iOS device, then you’re going to want to update to the new version. TaiG version 1.1 fixes sandboxing issues with the previous version, so yes it’s nothing a regular user should be concerned about.

To update, you can either download the latest TaiG iOS 8.1.1 Jailbreak tool for Windows from our download center. Or you can install the update via Cydia. If you chose the latter option, you will need to add the following repo to your Cydia sources by going to Sources>Edit>Add.


Once you’ve added the repo, you will see TaiG 8.0-8.1.1 Untether in your list of changes. Simply install and your jailbreak will be updated.

Haven’t jailbroken yet? Try our easy step-by-step tutorial to jailbreak iOS 8.1.1.

iOS 8.1 no longer signed by apple

Folks, it is time to upgrade to iOS 8.1.1, because iOS 8.1 is no longer being signed by Apple. Why update when you can enjoy a jailbreak on iOS 8.1? Well, now that an iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak is also available, it is better to upgrade to the latest iOS firmware.


Apple is now working on iOS 8.2 and it could be out any time in the coming days. Once it’s out, you cannot update to iOS 8.1.1 from iOS 8.1. Hence, it is better that you upgrade now and jailbreak iOS 8.1.1 using the newly released TaiG jailbreak. It has already been confirmed that the TaiG iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak is safe to use.

And although the TaiG jailbreak claims to work on iOS 8.2 beta, it has been giving errors to anyone who has tried. If Apple patches the TaiG jailbreak exploit on iOS 8.2 and you’re still on iOS 8.1, then you’ll have no other choice but to  give up on the jailbreak and update.

We recommend that you update to iOS 8.1.1 by doing a fresh restore and then jailbreak using the TaiG tool. You can follow our tutorial on how to jailbreak iOS 8.1.1.

TaiG 1.0.2 jailbreak tool in English, no Mac version

The TaiG team have released updates to their iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak tool after releasing it to the public last week. The first version had some bugs that were encountered by some people when jailbreaking and it was in Chinese. The latest version of the tool, 1.0.2, is now available in English and it comes with some improvements.


They’ve also made their official website available in English at Taig.com/en. The jailbreak tool for Windows is now even more easier to use, but make sure to uncheck the box that says 3K Assistant.

Below are the changelogs for all the versions released by the TaiG team:

V1.0.2 (2014-11-30)

  • You can delete 3K assistant from Cydia

V1.0.1 (2014-11-29)

  • Accelerate Jailbreak speed
  • Improve the stability of Jailbreak

If you’ve been waiting for TaiG to release an English version of their tool, it is now available. You can download TaiG iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak tool for Windows version 1.0.2 from our downloads section. Follow our tutorial here to jailbreak your iOS device using TaiG. A Mac version is still not available.

TaiG (Taiji) iOS 8.1.1 untethered jailbreak released

The iOS 8.1.1 untethered jailbreak that was released last week by TaiG has now been confirmed as safe to use. MuscleNerd, the iOS jailbreak guru, first said that users should probably stay away from this jailbreak. However, he recently tweeted that the TaiG iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak is safe to use.

TaiG (Taiji) iOS 8.1.1 untethered jailbreak released

Users who are on iOS 8.1.1 and have been wanting to jailbreak, can now use the new TaiG tool and jailbreak their devices. The TaiG team have never released a jailbreak before and therefore don’t have a track record. MuscleNerd’s tweets gave them some much needed feedback. In a series of tweets, he stated that there isn’t anything too unsettling about the TaiG jailbreak and that it is much more transparent than the Pangu8 jailbreak.

MuscleNerd Says TaiG iOs 8.1.1 Jailbreak Safe

The TaiG iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak is currently only available for Windows and it does install a third party App Store. All you need to do is to uncheck a box before jailbreaking and the App Store will not be installed. You can follow our tutorial on how to jailbreak iOS 8.1.1 using TaiG for Windows.

how to jailbreak iOS 8.1.1 untethered with TaiG on Windows

A brand new untethered jailbreak for iOS 8.1.1 was released earlier today by TaiG. If you’ve updated to iOS 8.1.1 and don’t want to downgrade, you can follow our step-by-step guide and jailbreak your iOS device.


You’re going to have to backup your iOS device and do the following before jailbreaking using the TaiG tool on Windows:

  • Download TaiG iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak for Window from our downloads page.
  • Turn off Find my iDevice, TouchID and Passcode lock on your iOS device.
  • Enable Airplane mode.
  • Connect your iOS device to the PC and make sure iTunes recognizes it.

How to Jailbreak iOS 8.1.1 Using TaiG On Windows:

  • Now, extract the downloaded TaiG file to the desktop. Open the folder, right click on the TaiG application and select Run as Administrator.
  • Your device should show up on the tool. The TaiG tool is in Chinese, but worry not. Deselect the second box that says 3K-something. Click on the Green button.


  • The jailbreak process should start. It will take less than 2 minutes for it to finish and you will be shown with a smiley face at the end.


  • The jailbreak process is now complete. Your iOS device should now reboot. This is normal. Upon reboot, you’ll see the Cydia app on your Homescreen.

Your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running iOS 8.1.1 is now running an untethered jailbreak. Time to try out your favorite tweaks if you haven’t already.

Be sure to check out our Cydia Tweak List page to find tweaks for your newly jailbroken iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.

TaiG (Taiji) iOS 8.1.1 untethered jailbreak released

Earlier this week, iH8sn0w teased an iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak and now one’s available for the public. TaiG has released an untethered jailbreak for iOS 8.1.1, the firmware which was released around two weeks ago. This new jailbreak will also work on iOS 8, 8.1 and 8.0.2 etc.

Taiji iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak

It has been confirmed, by none other than MuscleNerd, that the jailbreak is real, but the safety is still a concern. Until we’re sure of the jailbreaks safery, you should probably stay away from TaiG. An iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak at this point is simply not very useful as you can still downgrade to iOS 8.1 and use Pangu8 (Mac OS X/Windows).

Apple is currently testing iOS 8.2 and the update will most likely patch this jailbreak. According to the TaiG website, you can use their Windows only tool to jailbreak any iOS device that runs iOS 8 and later, including iOS 8.1.1.

You can download TaiG iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak tool for Windows from our downloads page.

iOS 8.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak Shown Video By iH8Sn0w

A new video has surfaced showing an iPad 3 untethered jailbroken on iOS 8.1.1. iOS hacker iH8sn0w uploaded the video to his YouTube channel showing us that an iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak is still possible.


Apple released iOS 8.1.1 last week, but it had patched the iOS 8 jailbreak by Pangu. Although this video is proof that an iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak is still possible, don’t expect iH8sn0w to release it to the public. He has always teased new jailbreaks but never released it. Also, this jailbreak works only with older iOS devices with 30 pin connector and uses a new exploit, not bootrom or HFS. Check out the jailbreak in action below:

If you have updated to iOS 8.1.1 and still want to jailbreak, you can’t. However, you can still downgrade to iOS 8.1 and use the Pangu tool to jailbreak. Apple also seeded the first beta of iOS 8.2 to developers yesterday.

downgrade iOS 8.1.1 to iOS 8.1

iOS 8.1.1 was released by Apple a few days ago and it kills the Pangu iOS 8 – 8.1 jailbreak. If you did update to iOS 8.1.1, but miss the jailbreak and all the awesome tweaks, then we have some good news for you. Apple is still signing iOS 8.1, which means you can downgrade from iOS 8.1.1 if you want the jailbreak back. Remember, Apple may stop signing iOS 8.1 anytime, so you better downgrade soon.

Downgrade iOS Firmware

The downgrade process is simple, if you follow our step-by-step tutorial. You’ll need to do a few things before you can downgrade. Firstly, download the iOS 8.1 IPSW for your iOS device from our downloads section. Next, perform a backup of your iOS device, just in case. Also, make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed.

How To Downgrade iOS 8.1.1 To iOS 8.1:

  • Connect your iOS 8.1.1 device to iTunes.
  • Select your device on iTunes and click on Restore iPhone/iPod/iPad while holding Shift on your Windows computer or Alt/Option key on Mac.
  • Browse to the location where you downloaded the iOS 8.1 IPSW and select it.
  • Choose Verify when a prompt appears and wait for the process to complete.

You should be on iOS 8.1 now and you can go ahead and jailbreak using the Pangu8 tool. Follow our tutorial on how to jailbreak iOS 8 – 8.1 on Mac, Windows.