For those who want to jailbreak iOS 8.3 untethered on your compatible iPhones, iPads or iPod touches, gets a bad news today as Apple has fixed a lot of security holes in the latest iOS update, including those used by TiaG for jailbreaks. More information about iOS 8.3 jailbreak detailed below.
Apple has today released the new and final version of iOS 8.3. Download links for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users are available right now through OTA or direct links (below the post). iOS 8.3 brings with it a plethora of bug fixes and includes new Emojis, Wireless CarPlay, Space Bar UI fixes et al, but at the same time patches a vulnerability in iOS 8.3 used by TaiG Jailbreak Team.
Full changelog for the iOS 8.3 is very big and the major aspects of the update particularly from a security aspect – they often stop the progress of the jailbreaking community right in its tracks. With a grand total of almost 40 security patches in iOS 8.3, including one that was used by the TaiG team. In addition to another patched in 8.2, things do not look great right now, and after a strong start that saw every version of iOS jailbroken up to iOS 8.1.2, Apple looks to have gained the upper hand.
The knowledge base documents reveals that Apple has also patched quite a few security flaws in 8.3 IPSW. But Apple has also credited “TaiG jailbreak team,” for discovering the security hole in the “Backup” system.
As reported on Twitter by MuscleNerd, a veteran of this business, the latest update contains no fewer than 39 security fixes, rivaling the leap from iOS 7.x to iOS 8 in terms of sheer volume. iOS 8.0 was however jailbreakable almost from the get-go, iOS 8.3 is not, and MuscleNerd thus advises anybody looking to jailbreak to steer clear of iOS 8.3 for the time being.
The fans of Cydia tweaks enjoyed the first few months following iOS 8’s arrival. With the likes of Pangu, PP and TaiG – as well as many of the longer-serving suspects, picked away at Apple’s firmware of late. While iOS 8.3 looking as strong as any software release to date, chances of it being jailbroken seem slim-to-none.
According to an Apple support document – many have pinned their hopes on the Chinese jailbreak collective working it’s magic once more, it could be a while before we imminently see a jailbreak as well.
Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
Impact: An attacker may be able to use the backup system to access restricted areas of the file system
Description: An issue existed in the relative path evaluation logic of the backup system. This issues was addressed through improved path evaluation.
CVE-2015-1087 : TaiG Jailbreak Team
It’s hard not to admit it all, but all there is, as always a loop hole, some hope, even though Apple, may have to take a few steps back and essentially revert to the drawing board. It will take much dedication and research from the security experts and decide whether to release a jailbreak for iOS 8.3 of not. It’s untethered? Since they’ve ovecome Apple’s counter-efforts in the past, we here have plenty of faith that they can turn the tides once more….