TaiG, the new Chinese jailbreak developer team, has just rolled out its updated version of iOS 8.x jailbreak tool, TaiG v1.2.0, for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, following Apple's recent release of iOS 8.1.2 update for iOS devices.
The new iOS 8.1.2 update brings a bunch of bug-fixes over the previous release and also addresses a known issue wherein recently purchased ringtones through iTunes Store may inadvertently get erased from your device.
Initial reports on the internet have clarified that the iOS 8.1.2 update does not patch the kernel exploit being used by TaiG to jailbreak iOS 8.1.1, which is great news for prospective iOS 8 jailbreak users.
Those who have recently updated to iOS 8.1.2 can go ahead and re-jailbreak their device with the updated TaiG v1.2.0 jailbreak tool by using the step-by-step guide posted below for Windows and Mac.
Direct Download Links for iOS 8.1.2
- Turn off Touch ID or lock screen passcode as follows: Go to Settings > General > Touch ID & Passcode > turn off Simple Passcode.
- Then turn off Find My iPhone feature by navigating to: Settings > iCloud > Find my iPhone.
- Restore to iOS 8.1.2 via iTunes as OTA updates have known issues with jailbreaks. Download iOS 8.1.2 from the appropriate link above before you proceed.
- Back up important data and settings on your device via iCloud or iTunes.
- Supported devices:
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone 5c
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 4s
- iPad (2, 3, 4, Air, Air 2, mini 1, mini 2, mini 3)
- iPod touch 5
- Supported firmware:
- 8.2 beta
- iOS 8.1.2
How to jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 using TaiG v1.2.0 on Windows
Step 1: Download TaiG v1.2.0 jailbreak for Windows from the link above
Step 2: Connect the iOS device to computer via USB cable, and run TaiG
Step 3: Uncheck or disable the option below Cydia checkbox to prevent installing TaiG app store
Step 4: Finally, click on the big green button at the centre of the pop-up window to begin jailbreaking
Step 5: Wait for the jailbreak to complete and do not disconnect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch during this process. Once the device is jailbroken, it should automatically reboot and the Cydia icon should appear on the home screen
How to jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 on Mac OS X with TaiG v1.2.0 for Windows
Step 1: Download Windows 10 Technical Preview and install the same on your Mac via Parallels Desktop (download here). For further assistance, check out the guide to install Windows 10 Technical Preview on Mac, which is posted here.
Step 2: Download TaiG v1.2.0 for Windows from here and proceed according to normal procedure for Windows users (see above).
Step 3: With TaiG installed on your Mac via Windows Virtual Machine, you can proceed with the jailbreaking process.
[Source: iPhone Hacks]