TaiG has finally made a public announcement via its latest FAQ on Reddit that attempts to clarify the doubts of jailbreakers following various media reports that TaiG does not support iOS 8.2 beta.
TaiGJBreak has garnered popularity worldwide, with senior jailbreak developers and fellow jailbreakers lauding its simplicity, security and transparency. The team behind the iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak has thanked everyone in its latest public announcement.
Here are the excerpts from TaiG's FAQ release (Chinese to English translation) that answers several puzzling queries about iOS 8.2 beta jailbreak and Mac support, as well as TaiG's future jailbreak plans with Pangu team:
1. In fact, support of iOS 8.2 has been completed by TaiG, as 8.2 is still at beta stage, we have disabled support for 8.2 in current public release.
2. Releasing a stable iOS version around Thanksgiving, and maintain it until the first quarter of next year, has been usual practice of Apple, which means 8.1.1 will be around for quite some time, and it is a relatively stable firmware. These are the main reasons that TaiG chose to release JB for 8.1.1. In addition, signing of 8.1 is closed earlier today, thus it could be a good time to update to 8.1.1 and jailbreak.
3. 2 above is also in responding to the concern that TaiG may expose exploits too early. Postponing release will not bring more benefits for users that will just increase influence on attention from the hunger desire of users.
4. In our team we have the 3rd (probably the 1st) developer in the world who has accomplished JB individually. We will try to give you surprises in every subsequent iOS public release, and we are very confident about that.
5. Of course jailbreaking is a hard and complex work, relaying on 1 person or a single team will not make it last long. Luckily we have some fellows domestically, if we can cooperate, it will bring more benefits for all users. Thus we sincerely invite PanGu Team for a face-to-face communication, to find a way of cooperation for providing faster and better jailbreak service together.
6. Thanks again for everyone's attention on TaiG. Thanks to thousands of enthusiast users for providing bug feedback and suggestions, we will be fixing these in our next release soon.
What this means to jailbreakers
For the first time in the history of jailbreaking, TaiG has released the iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak ahead of the expected release window, underscoring its intent to avoid unwanted waiting delays for anxious jailbreakers.
Consequently, we could expect TaiG to continue to bring out quicker jailbreak releases than in the past, which would coincide with Apple's subsequent firmware release timings.
Contrary to media reports, it is now ascertained that iOS 8.2 beta firmware is indeed supported by the new TaiG jailbreak, though it is disabled for the time being.
Besides, iOS jailbreakers with Mac systems can now rejoice as TaiG has started their work on Mac version of iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak.
TaiG is poised to unleash the next jailbreak once Apple pulls iOS 8.2 out of beta development stage, although there is no word on the names of actual people involved with this jailbreak.
There is more good news for prospective jailbreakers, as TaiG team has plans for a collaborative effort with another Chinese jailbreak developer team, Pangu, to expedite the process of releasing future jailbreaks.
Those who cannot read Chinese and want to know more about TaiG's recent interview with feng.com can visit the Reddit thread on /r/jailbreak here.