After delivering updates to the TaiG iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak tool for Windows and garnering some positive attention from MuscleNerd, the TaiG team has made a public announcement. In the announcement, the team talks about the future of the tool, jailbreak support for iOS 8.2, a Mac version of the tool and wanting to work with the Pangu team.
According to the TaiG team, iOS 8.2 is jailbreakable, but the feature is currently disabled in the tool. That is why users have been encountering errors when trying to jailbreak iOS 8.2 beta. As soon as Apple releases iOS 8.2 to the public, the team will unlock the feature and push an update to the tool, making it possible to jailbreak the firmware.
The team believes that iOS 8.1.1 will be around for a while and that is why they decided to release a jailbreak. Many considered this move as pointless because at the time of TaiG’s release, iOS 8.1 was still being signed by Apple. Users saw this as a waste of another exploit that could have been used in the future.
Also, the team hopes to work with the Pangu team in order to bring a jailbreak as fast as possible after Apple releases a firmware. Read their full announcement/FAQ below:
So far, TaiGJBreak (supporting iOS8.0-8.1.1) has gained popularity and consent among worldwide jailbreakers for its simplicity, security and transparency. A lot of media, senior JB developers and fellow developers have expressed their congratulations, TaiG hereby thank all of them.
Due to complexity of JB, we notice there are some doubts in media reports, e.g. does TaiG support iOS 8.2 beta? what’s TaiG’s consideration to release it for 8.1.1? We would like to make some clarificaitons for these questions:
- In fact, support of iOS 8.2 has been completed by TaiG, as 8.2 is still at beta stage, we have disabled support for 8.2 in current public release.
- Releasing a stable iOS version around Thanksgiving, and maintain it until the first quarter of next year, has been usual practice of Apple, which means 8.1.1 will be around for quite some time, and it is a relatively stable firmware. These are the main reasons that TaiG chose to release JB for 8.1.1. In addition, signing of 8.1 is closed earlier today, thus it could be a good time to update to 8.1.1 and jailbreak.
- 2 above is also in responding to the concern that TaiG may expose exploits too early. Postponing release will not bring more benifits for users, that will just increase infulence on attention from the hunger desire of users.
- In our team we have the 3rd (probably the 1st) developer in the world who has accomplished JB individually. We will try to give you surprises in every subsequent iOS public release, and we are very confident about that.
- Of course jailbreaking is a hard and complex work, relaying on 1 person or a single team will not make it last long. Luckily we have some fellows domestically, if we can cooperate, it will bring more benifits for all users. Thus we sincerely invite PanGu Team for a face-to-face communication, to find a way of cooperation for providing faster and better jailbreak sevice together.
- Thanks again for everyone’s attention on TaiG. Thanks to thousands of enthuiast users for providing bug feedback and suggestions, we will be fixing these in our next release soon.
TaiG Jailbreak Team
Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014
So, there you go. Full transparency from the TaiG team itself. They have also started a Twitter account that you can follow and keep yourself up to date on the jailbreak scene. About the Mac version of the tool, the team did mention in an interview that they’re working on it, but they’re not sure when or if they will be releasing it.
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