The problem for jailbroken users is that they don’t want to give up their updates in order to enjoy the latest security fixes on iOS 8. It simply isn’t worth it for them. So unfortunately a majority of jailbreakers are stuck on older firmwares that has weaker security and often work performance. This leaves hackers with less and less usable exploits. Now Apple is very against Jailbreaking but it doesn’t close these exploits in order to spoil our fun. Apple mostly cares about the security of iOS for users who don’t jailbreak their devices.
With every jailbreak, hackers reveal exploits which can be used for malicious purposes. Malware and illegal information can be obtained using these exploits necessary for jailbreaks, and so Apple needs to close these as soon as possible. The race starts over to find a new exploit in the newest firmware.
With the new TaiG jailbreak for iOS 8.1.1, here’s why you should update to iOS 8.1.1 and jailbreak using the latest TaiG jailbreak Here.
iOS 8.1.1 Improves Performance
As shown in the video above, iOS 8.1.1 will boost the performance of older devices such as the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S running iOS 8.1.1. Page loads are significantly faster on 8.1.1 than on 8.1 as is the boot up and general speed of the device.
iOS 8.1.1 brings several security fixes to iOS 8. Probably on of the biggest reasons to update to any iOS update, with every update your iPhone becomes more secure. iOS 8.1.1 also patches a major lock screen bypass bug found on iOS 8.1 showcased here.
iOS 8.1.1 Fixes That Pesky WiFi Bug
Many users, myself included, were affected by a WiFi performance bug which would slow down internet to a crawl or prevent you from using your connection over WiFi at all. This has been remedied in the latest update.
iOS 8.1.1 Frees Up 500mb Of Space
That’s right, iOS 8.1.1 will free up 500mb of space previously used by the iOS system on 8.1. Free memory! Win win.
iOS 8.1.1 Now Has A Jailbreak
The most compelling reason to upgrade is the fact that iOS 8.1.1 has been jailbroken untethered for all devices by TaiG. If the lack of jailbreak on iOS 8.1.1 was preventing you from updating, fear not, it is now possible.There really is no reason not to update, no crippling errors unusable bugs.
An untethered iOS 8 Jailbreak and will work upon reboot
This is compatible with the following iPhone, iPad & iPod Models. iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, Mini 2, iPad Air 2, Mini 3, Air 1, Mini 1, 4, 3, 2, 1 and the iPod Touch 5th Generation. Firmwares 8.1, 8.0.2 and 1 and the iPod Touch 5th Generation. Firmwares 8.1, 8.0.2 and 8.0 are supported on all of these devices. This iOS 8 Jailbreak is fully compatible with the latest Windows and Mac operating systems as of November 10th.
What you need to know: The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are not supported on the latest version of Cydia and the image is blurry. When you open up Cydia, you’ll be greeted with a warning about the incompatibility of Pangu iOS 8 Jailbreak and the latest version of iOS 8.
Here are the downloads you will need, the install code and the instructions and troubleshooting below.
NOTE: If you are using a lockscreen passcode, please remove it prior to the installation. Make sure to back up your device first.
- Plug in your device, to enjoy all the fixes and latest firmware.
- After downloading the files, drag them to your desktop and right click and run the Pangu app icon. Select ‘Run As Administrator’.
- Click Jailbreak iOS 8! It may be gray for some, you can still press it.
- After it finishes, open the blue Pangu jailbreak application.
- Simply select “Install Cydia” and respring your device when prompted.
- Done! You will get errors but all you need to do is reboot your device and you will have Cydia on your springboard.
- Enjoy your iOS 8 Jailbreak!
IOS 8.1.1 JAILBREAK STATUS UPDATE –NOT ALL HOPE IS LOST
Apple released iOS 8.1.1 to all devices running iOS 8. The update brought the long awaited WiFi fix to all devices as well as some background performance enhancements.Unfortunately this update did patch the Jailbreak enjoyed by many on iOS 8.1 and below. If you have updated, it’s not too late to go back yet! iOS 8.1 is still being signed by Apple as I type this and you can always downgrade here. Unfortunately, we are all in survival mode.
Now there is a bright side to this cloud apple placed above the jailbreak ecosystem. iOS 8.1.1 has only patched 3 of the 7 exploits used by the Pangu8 Jailbreak. iOS 8.1.1 patches code signing evasion, sandbox privilege escalation and kernel arbitrary code execution bugs. This is 3/7 exploits needed to fully facilitate the jailbreak, however the kernel bug has been around since Pangu7 so only 2 new bugs were fixed.
This is great news because the majority of the work in making a new iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak is already in place. Only 3 exploits will need to be found. However, it’s very unlikely that we will see the Pangu jailbreak team work towards a iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak.The fact that the iOS 8.1 bypass still exists in iOS 8.1.1 means we should expect iOS 8.1.2 soon as well.
As sad as it is, it makes sense. There is no point of releasing a major iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak on such a small release. The team will wait until iOS 8.2 or a further revision of iOS 8.1.X before making a move. This is exactly why Pangu8 was released on iOS 8.1 and not 8.0.X. Hope that makes sense to you.