How to jailbreak iOS 8.0-8.1.2 Untethered on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch via TaiG v1.2.0 (Windows and Mac)
How to jailbreak iOS 8.0-8.1.2 untethered on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch via TaiG v1.2.0 (Windows and Mac) TaiG

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.

Downloads Required

TaiG v1.2.0 for Windows

Direct Download Links for iOS 8.1.2


iPad Air 2 (6th generation Wi-Fi)

iPad Air 2 (6th generation Cellular)

iPad Air (5th generation Wi-Fi + Cellular)

iPad Air (5th generation Wi-Fi)

iPad Air (5th generation CDMA)

iPad (4th generation CDMA)

iPad (4th generation GSM)

iPad (4th generation Wi-Fi)

iPad mini (CDMA)

iPad mini (GSM)

iPad mini (Wi-Fi)

iPad mini 2 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

iPad mini 2 (Wi-Fi)

iPad mini 2 (CDMA)

iPad mini 3 (China)

iPad mini 3 (Wi-Fi)

iPad mini 3 (Cellular)

iPad 3 Wi-Fi (3rd generation)

iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (GSM)

iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (CDMA)

iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)

iPad 2 Wi-Fi

iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)

iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)


iPhone 5 (CDMA)

iPhone 5 (GSM)

iPhone 5c (CDMA)

iPhone 5c (GSM)

iPhone 5s (CDMA)

iPhone 5s (GSM)

iPhone 6

iPhone 6 Plus

iPhone 4s

iPod touch

iPod touch (5th generation)


  • 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:
      • 8.0
      • 8.0.1
      • 8.0.2
      • 8.1
      • 8.1.1
      • 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]