It is yesterday when Apple released iOS 8.1.2 fixing quite a few bugs on iOS 8.1.1 and soon after, a group of Chinese hackers released 1.2.0 version of TaiG tool that can jailbreak it. The tool will let you jailbreak iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S etc. The chinese hackers act quickly, it hadn’t been long since iOS 8.1.2 was released, they come up with Tai G Jail breaking tool. This tool is available for windows only, so in case you need to jailbreak any of above device and don’t have windows PC, get it arranged as there is no news when the MAC version will be available.
Have a look at list of devices that can be jailbroken with TaiG:
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 5S
- iPhone 5C
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 4S
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Air 1
- iPad mini 3
- iPad mini 2
- iPad mini 1
- iPad 4
- iPad 3
- iPad 2
- iPod touch 5
The earlier version of iOS 8 i.e iOS 8.1.1 was released last month fixing Blue tooth bug, battery and security issues for older devices. The latest latest version too comes with several minor bug fixes and one major fix of restoring ringtone purchased through iTune which was erased erroneously. So in case you have decided to jailbreak iOS 8.1.2, below is the step wise tutorial for the same. Before you start with jailbreaking, it is highly recommended that you take a complete backup of your iPhone. Also See Jailbreak iOS 7.1.1 and iOS 7.1.2
Pre-requisite of Jailbreaking iOS 8.1.2
- Your device must be running iOS 8.1.2. If not, restore it to iOS 8.1.2 via OTA. Even if your device is updated, you need to update it OTA.
- Backup your iPhone on icloud or through iTune to be safer side.
- You need to turn off Touch ID and lock screen passcode. It can be done by going to Settings > General > Touch ID & Passcode > Turn off Passcode.
- Turn off “Find My Phone” by tapping On/Off button under Settings > iCloud > Find My Phone.
After pre-requite of jailbreaking is taken care of, you are ready to jailbreak your iPhone. Follow below steps:
Step 1 – The very first step in jailbreaking iOS 8.1.2 is to download TaiG. You can download it from HERE (it is for windows only as MAC version is not available).
Step 2 – Once TaiG is downloaded, connect iPhone to be jailbroken to PC through USB.
Step 3 – Open TaiG, a windows similar to the one shown below will appear. There will be two options, uncheck second option “3K Assistant | 1.0.1 | Jailbreak and Live Different. Let “Cydia | 1.1.16” be checked !
Step 4 -Click the big green Start button at the bottom and the process will start. It may take several minute to complete the process so do not unplug connected iPhone. The phone will restart once the process is completed and upon restart you will see Cydia’s latest version is installed.
Bravo ! you have jailbroken your device.
Just in case you are unaware, Jailbreaking is the process of removing limitations on iOS (Apple operating system) that idevice run on by using software and hardware exploits. After jailbreaking, you can download external applications, themes and extension that are not available at iTune while your device still perform all the function when it wasn’t jailbroken.