The Chinese jailbreak team, TaiG, has released an untethered jailbreak for Apple's latest iOS 8 iteration, iOS 8.1.1.

The TaiG jailbreak version 1.0.1 works with the iOS 8.0. iOS 8.1 and iOS 8.2 beta running on supported iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch models. The initial release is for the Windows version only.

For those who are using Mac, there is method available using which you can run Windows on your Mac via a free virtual machine and then install the TaiG jailbreak.

Interested Mac users who wish to jailbreak your iOS 8.1.1 and iOS 8.2 beta devices using TaiG for Windows, check out the following tutorial. The method below uses Windows 10 Technical Preview as the Windows version and Parallels Desktop for Mac to run a virtual machine.

Compatible devices

TaiG is an untethered jailbreak method compatible with devices running iOS 8.0, iOS 8.1, iOS 8.1.1 and iOS 8.2 beta.

  • iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S
  • iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2
  • iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini
  • iPod Touch 5G

Points to remember

  • Before following the jailbreak method, back up your iOS devices using iCloud or iTunes.
  • Currently TaiG jailbreak is available for Windows only.
  • Disable anti-virus programme or firewalls, which could be an obstacle for TaiG to connect to the internet.
  • Your iOS device should have above 80% charge.

How to jailbreak untether iOS 8.1.1 using TaiG on Mac OS X

Step-1: First download Windows 10 Technical Preview and install it on Mac through Parallels Desktop. It is easier for users to get the aforementioned software as they are available for free. The Parallel Desktop is a paid app, but a trail version of the software is available. Check out here to know how to install Windows 10 Technical Preview on Mac using Parallels Desktop

Step-2: Once your Mac is running Windows 10 virtual machine, proceed towards the next step. Use TaiG jailbreak as any normal Windows users. Download the TaiG jailbreak version for your iOS device

Download link: TaiG jailbreak v1.0.1

Step-3: When TaiG is running on your Mac via Windows virtual machine, proceed further to jailbreak your device. Use the following guide to jailbreak your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch on iOS 8.1.1 and iOS 8.2 beta using TaiG

How to Untether Jailbreak iOS 8.1.1 and iOS 8.2 Beta with TaiG on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

That's it. Your iOS device running iOS 8.1.1 and iOS 8.2 beta should have been jailbroken using TaiG on Mac.

[Source: Redmond Pie]