TaiG Jailbreak (iOS 8.1.3 to 8.3)

Hi Guys,

In an earlier post, we discussed about jailbreaking iOS 8 to iOS 8.2 Beta 2 via the TaiG Jailbreak Tool v1.2.1 and v1.3. Today, we are gonna discuss about the updated TaiG JailBreak Tool v2.1.2 which can jailbreak devices running iOS 8.1.3 upto the latest iOS 8.3. You can check your iOS version in Settings > General > About > Version.

What is TaiG JailBreak Tool?

A jailbreak tool named TaiG is released by the TaiG Team and is frequently updated to keep jailbreaking latest iOS version.
TaiG v1.2.1. This tool allows for an untethered jailbreak on devices, running iOS 8.0 to iOS 8.1.2. Read more.
TaiG v1.3. This tool allows for an untethered jailbreak on devices, running iOS 8.2 Beta 2. Read more.
TaiG v2.1.2. This is the most anticipated update of TaiG, because as the jailbreak tool for iOS 8.2 Beta 2 came before a tool for iOS 8.1.3, many people believed iOS 8.1.3 along with iOS 8.3 is un-jailbreakable. But nonetheless, Jailbreak community came to rescue as always, this time as TaiG v2.1.2. This tool allows for an untethered jailbreak on devices, running iOS 8.1.3 to iOS 8.3. Read more by scrolling below.

Who are the TaiG Team?

Team TaiG first launched their jailbreak tool on 29 November 2014 which could jailbreak iOS 8.0 to iOS 8.1.2. Not much is known about this group of Jailbreakers, except that they are Chinese Developers or Hackers. We can say that confidently because both their site is in Chinese language 😉. In early 2015, they updated and revised their existing jailbreak techniques to further develop the tool to make it able to jailbreak iOS 8.2 Beta 2.

And here they come again with further updating TaiG tool to v2.1.2, which can now successfully jailbreak iOS 8.1.3 to iOS 8.3.

How to get it?

iOS 8.1.3 Logo

To use the TaiG JailBreak Tool to jailbreak your iOS device, first you need to install Taig on your PC, which is easily available to download via the following link of TaiG.com. Download it in your Windows PC. Here’s the link – drive.google.com/TaiGJBreak_EN_2.1.20.zip

How to use it?

Preparation –

i) After downloading the zipped file, unzip it in your PC.
ii) Install iTunes, if not installed already via link 32 bit OR 64 bit.
iii) Backup your device using iTunes (or iCloud) before using Taig. If something breaks, you’ll always be able to recover your data. (Personally I prefer to reset my iPhone and not making a full backup, that’s too slow. iCloud is still a better option regarding speed).
iv) Those who use backup passwords in iTunes must disable them for now. After doing so, iTunes makes a brand new backup. Please wait for that backup to complete before proceeding! Feel free to re-enable your backup password after jailbreaking.
v) Disable the lock pass-code of your iOS device before using TaiG via Settings > General > Pass-code Lock.
vi) Disable Find my iPhone (Settings > Privacy > Location Services) and enable AirPlane Mode via Settings.
vii) Make sure to have at least 80% battery in your iDevice, before jailbreaking.

JailBreaking –

viii) Launch iTunes, plug-in your device, once iTunes identifies your device, Launch Taig and kill iTunes via Windows Task Manager.
ix) Keep the Cydia option checked. Make sure to uncheck the second option of 3K assistant or something like that.
x) Click the button of “Start” in the bottom part of Taig window. Just sit back and see its progress.
xi) Avoid using your device or iTunes related tasks until the process is complete. You can just enjoy a brief break from the computer to stretch your legs.
xii) {Optional step} If the process gets stuck somewhere, it’s safe to restart the program, reboot the device (by holding the Power and Home button simultaneously until the Apple Logo appears), and restart the process, with WiFi off.
xiii) Once the process is done, you will find the “Cydia” app on your home screen which is your AppStore for JailBroken devices.
xiv) You can also set a pass code and enable Find my iPhone. Do disable the Airplane mode.
xv) Now enjoy your jailbroken device.

Precautions –

xvi) If you try to update your device’s iOS version through the phone itself (i.e. OTA Updates), it will un – jailbreak your device. Because in higher versions of iOS, often the security holes are patched. These security holes are used to exploit and root the phone which are present in earlier version of iOS.
xvii) But you can again jailbreak the newer version of iOS too. 😉

TaiG’s Gratitude

“This is TaiG’s third time to release a jailbreak tool. For the last two releases, we received great attention from jailbreak users and technology media worldwide, and we want to say thank you.

An untethered jailbreak takes not only a slice of fortune but an ascetic perseverance. XN, as an exploit developer of TaiG Jailbreak team, is in fact lonely, of very few words and a socially challenged person. Even so, there is still one of his rare times to tell us: he wants to let his brain stop thinking.

The most exciting part in jailbreak development is the moment to see Jailbreak Succeeded. It is the recognition and support of our users that drive us to keep moving forward. At this moment, no word can express the appreciation, and no word has no vulnerabilities. XN chooses to dedicate his enthusiasm and energy to coding and programming.

Thanks for Apple for the greatest product of this era. Thanks for all the jailbreak developers to make the world even better.”

– TaiG Jailbreak Team, 23rd June, 2015

List of Compatible iDevices

Following is the list of compatible Apple products with above specified iOS version which can be rooted with this method.

  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPad 4
  • iPad 3
  • iPad 2
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Mini 3
  • iPad Mini 2
  • iPad Mini
  • iPod Touch 5G

List of compatible tweaks

Here is the link of Google Docs of list of compatible tweaks, which is being frequently updated.

Although the list contains only about 350 tweaks out of which many are not compatible but it’s nothing to worry about, because first of all the list is incomplete, and I guess the jailbreak developers will update their tweaks to work properly with the new jailbreak.

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That’s all folks.

Note – TechGlobule doesn’t encourages any of its reader to jailbreak his/her iDevice. TechGlobule will not be held responsible for any damage to anyone’s iDevice.
Image source – redmondpie.com.
Tool source – taig.com.
List source – ibtimes.co.uk and taig.com
Author – Swapnil Jha.