TaiG has been one of the leading jailbreak teams in the iOS community, thanks to its back to back jailbreak releases during the advent of iOS 8 firmwares. By releasing jailbreak tools for iOS 8.3 and iOS 8.4 across Windows and Mac, TaiG team proved its prowess in jailbreaking. TaiG’s fan following had really become very strong and vast, but iOS 8.4.1 changed it all. Apple does not like jailbreaking, and hence it decided to patch the TaiG Jailbreak with iOS 8.4.1.
Image : Taig Jailbreak 8.4.1 in Progress
It was a real shock for the whole iOS community when Apple seeded the first beta of iOS 8.4.1. Analysts and experts had strongly suggested that iOS 8.4 would be the last iOS 8 firmware and we would get the next iOS firmware in the form of iOS 9, as the beta testing and developments had now reached a very advanced stage. When iOS 8.4.1 was released, everybody thought that the firmware was unjailbreakable and trying to find exploits in it was the waste of time, as Apple had fixed more than forty exploits. However, the Pangu team had demonstrated a jailbreak for iOS 8.4.1 recently, thus proving that it was indeed jailbreakable.
iOS 8.4.1 Jailbreak Released :
In case you are still running iOS 8.4.1, you will be delighted to hear that Luca Todesco is going to release his Yalu Jailbreak for iOS 8.4.1 in a few days. As of now, Luca’s jailbreak method is available to advanced users for testing, and the public version of the jailbreak tool is under progress.
Luca has released the source code of the jailbreak and has named it Yalu. It is available at the GitHub [ext link] page and can be used to install OpenSSH [ext link]. However, Luca has instructed not to Download Cydia [ext link] with this source code.
The jailbreak tool will be named Toctou jailbreak tool and will be released very soon. So if you are running iOS 8.4.1, be patient and do not update to iOS 9. Subscribe to our newsletter and we will let you know once the jailbreak arrives.
What To Do Now ?
Step 1 : Dont Upgrade to iOS 9
Stick to iOS 8.4.1 and do not upgrade to iOS 9, not even accidentally. Of course, it is obvious that you need to stick to iOS 8.4 to save your previous jailbreak, but those who are new to jailbreaking, they should know that iOS 9 is unjailbreakable and hence must be avoided. Apple has already stopped signing iOS 8.4.1 so you simply cannot upgrade or downgrade to iOS 8.4.1 . If you try then t you will be stuck forever with iOS 9.0.1 until iOS 9.1 jailbreak arrives .
Step 2 : Save SHSH Blobs
Save all your iOS SHSH blobs. However impossible it may seem, if we do get a method to downgrade in the future, then SHSH blobs will be needed. It’s better to be on the safer side.
Step 4 :
Install Cydia Impactor [ext link] on your jailbroken iOS 8.4 device. This tweak lets you remove the jailbreak without upgrading the iOS firmware. This way, you can stay on iOS 8.4 and can jailbreak whenever you like.
It is sad when Apple patches the jailbreak exploits, but it is bound to do so to maintain the security of iOS. Having said that, you can still maintain your jailbreak if you want to by taking the above steps.
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TaiG iOS 9 Jailbreak Progress
After iOS 8.4.1 came out and patched the TaiG jailbreak for iOS 8.4, all the attention had shifted towards iOS 9 now. In a post on Weibo, TaiG’s CEO Xie Lei had displayed confidence over the TaiG team’s efforts for jailbreaking iOS 9. In a way, this gave us a strong hint that the TaiG team is now working on finding exploits for an iOS 9 Jailbreak . This was further proved when Apple thanked the TaiG team for uncovering a major security exploit in iOS 9. And now that iOS 9.1 is going to be released soon, there are hopes that TaiG might directly launch an iOS 9.1 jailbreak once the firmware is launched publicly.