Jailbreak for iOS 8.1.1 & iOS 8.2 Beta Possible with TaiG

Nov 30, 2014 - 20 Comments

Taig Jailbreak for iOS 8.1.1

A group of Chinese developers have released a new jailbreak called TaiG for iOS 8.1.1 and iOS 8.2 beta. The tool will apparently jailbreak any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that can run iOS 8.1.1 and existing iOS 8.2 beta versions, as well as earlier releases of iOS 8 software. Apple strongly advises against jailbreaking, and reserves the right to void warranty service to any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that has been modified with such a tool, making this a procedure that is best avoided by average iPhone users.


At the moment the TaiG application runs exclusively on Windows, and it’s unclear when or if an OS X release would arrive. Nonetheless, Mac users who are compelled enough to want to use the tool would need to have Boot Camp or Windows installed in a virtual machine to run the TaIG utility and jailbreak their iPhones or iPads. The jailbreak itself is untethered and only requires a USB connection to perform the initial install.

Jailbreaking is best reserved for advanced users who understand the full risks and potential ramifications of using an unauthorized and unsupported third party utility to modify their iOS software. Apple is fervently opposed to jailbreaking for a variety of reasons that should be well understood.

Those interested can find the TaiG utility to download on the developers website here, the tool is currently offered in Chinese language, though it looks like the usage is fairly straightforward and similar to the Pangu utility.

Always back up your iPhone or iPad before attempting to use any utility that modifies iOS software.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone

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  1. RJ (RON JAY) says:

    Jailbreaking isn’t needed anymore, I don’t know why people bother with it. Less stable phone that crashes when you need it, why would you opt for that? So you can get different looking icons? Big whoop, not worth it.

    I can’t think of a single good reason to jailbreak an iPhone since iOS 7, and iOS 8 has more features and is already so buggy by itself it needs all the help it can get in terms of being stable.

    • Pat says:

      Are you kidding? no disrespect or anything..it’s just that I use controllers for all app from cydia..and i can play games with my ps3 controllers. There are some people out there who still uses JB…You shouldn’t be saying JB isn’t needed anymore….because i do.

      • RJ (RON JAY) says:

        OK I think you are right, gaming and controller support, support for things that Apple and iOS SHOULD support natively, are some of the main reasons to jail break now. I think a better question is why doesn’t Apple support a PS3 Controller or XBox One controller for iPhone and iPad right now? Why do you need to hack your phone to get that? That’s silly, it should support them with Bluetooth right out of the box like Mac and PC and Android do.

        • Denus says:

          There’re a few Bt gamepads available for IOS (I got a 8Bitdo which is working fine).
          But yeah, the support for 3th party controllers is not really existent.

    • ChuckBlack says:

      So I can tether my data plan.

    • zc_sandman says:

      Iblacklist and Applocker or Lockerpro!

      That is just the beginning. You may have your opinions, fortunately, I’m not bond by them.

    • Dave says:

      If you buy a Middle East iPhone theres no FaceTime and a few other things are also software blocked, if you jail break you can unblock and use them, that why I jail broke mine

    • DongLong says:

      RJ,
      Just because you don’t understand why people jailbreak, doesn’t matter one bit to anyone. You are an authority on nothing. Why don’t you go read some Dr. Seuss books and try and comprehend those for a while.

    • chris says:

      LOL.

      i got 6 icons on my bottom bar instead of 4
      No slow animation tweak. Make animation lightning fast
      Barrell: very nice random animation on icons
      Plenty of artwork Themes to replace the kiddy IOS stock icons
      movie box. free movie HD

      you want more????

  2. Denus says:

    Indeed. The only feature I’m looking for is a Mame emulator like Mame4IOS, but with a simple UDID registration & certificates for 10,-$ or less a year, this is not an issue anymore.

  3. People Police says:

    I valued your opinions, but there are always two sides to anything. Let’s look at this simple analogy–an Android OS and Mac iOS.

  4. My Device My Decision says:

    “Jailbreaking isn’t needed anymore”

    UGH… what about development? Some of us want to confirm how the hardware functions. Here is a common example. After the iphone 4 antenna issue, Apple didn’t want anyone providing metrics about the health of the antenna or signal strength. To do this, Apple blocked low-level wireless API functions from developers. The only way to get there and confirm how things are really working is to jailbreak. This lets us build better apps for non-jailbroken devices.

  5. Shilo Watts says:

    What games does this come with?

  6. rpk says:

    I use jailbreaking to disable ads – I paid a lot of money for my devices. I
    shouldn’t have to put up with visual spam because someone at Apple thought it would be a good idea to make money off me as if they’re Google.

    I also use PMP (protect my privacy) which Apple won’t allow on the App store. You’d be surprised at the number of apps that want access to types
    of your data that they have no business needing. PMP can block or randomize those requests.

    And I might be willing to upgrade to ios8 (and later Yosemite) if I can find
    a simple way to fix the look of the UI’s so they don’t look like a kid threw up
    a box of wax crayons onto the screen.

  7. eric says:

    And let’s not forget all the network tools Apple doesn’t want us to have access to…

    For example, wifi scanning or packet captures because apple will not let the developers write to the private frameworks.

    As a network and security professional I need these to work, or should I just go get an Android based device or carry yet another piece or hardware around?

  8. lol0 says:

    JB is useless don’t need anymore iOS full of many features don’t think JB need anymore Maybe for Apple tv

  9. FooMan says:

    Jailbreak is not necessary but i still need it, here my tweaks:
    -tetherme
    -ccquickpro
    -infinidock
    -bioprotect
    -bytafont
    -callbar
    -xbmc FREE MOVIES
    This tweak make my life alot easier
    And don’t forget to donate for their effort

  10. Traveller says:

    My reason for JB is so I can use different SIM cards in my device. I got my phone locked to O2 so in order to use SIM cards from other countries I have to JB.

  11. B.R. says:

    I would like to jailbreak my phone is there a way to get this in english?

  12. John Rowan says:

    I bought an iphone over seas that didn’t have certain apps that were essential to me e.g. FaceTime, so I jalbroke mine so I could use them. Of course looking back at it now I should have made sure they were already on them before I bought the phone, but you live and learn.

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