iOS 8.4 is only hours away now from hitting download sections with release date and time locked in for June 30th at 8PM Pasific Time. Brings with it Apple Music along with a number of fixes for issues like iMessages app crashing, slow Wi-Fi networking, and other security fixes. Apart that, TaiG team already released jailbreak for iOS 8.3 last week, with a surprise the community was did that so close to a major new release of iOS ipsw being made available. Untethered jailbreak tool from TaiG supports all devices running iOS 8.1.3 to iOS 8.3, and for iOS 8.4, TaiG 2.1.3 is going to be compatible or not is unknown at the far moment. That is what you need to know about it!
It’s unlikely that Apple will be able to patch these explots in time for final release of iOS 8.4. Jailbreak given TaiG was released only a few days ago, there’s still no 100% confirmation of TaiG’s exploits working on iOS 8.4. Chinese TaiG team hasn’t clarified it either, nor there are no authentic news regarding TaiG 2.x jailbreak working on iOS 8.4, but there are mixed reports doing the rounds.
If iOS 8.3 exploits do work on iOS 8.4, then, TaiG 2.x will most likelybe updated to support the latest version of firmware. And in case if it doesn’t work, jailbreakers will nodoubt have to wait for a long time before next public jailbreak becomes available again.
Reports calls in as the first guy detailed about TaiG working on iOS 8.4 beta 4 was @iOShXr on Twitter, claims that the current jailbreak tool works just fine n the latest beta of 8.4 as long as you make the complex hex edits required for it to work. Another guy from Reddit went beyond it and detailed the whole procedure on how to jailbreak iOS 8.4 beta 4 using TaiG untether tool and also showcased how it works on iOS 9 beta. Unfortunately, those who tried the procedure didn’t find any success with it.
No way to find out whether it will continue to work on the final version of iOS 8.4. Jailbreak exploits of iOS 8.3 depends on a race condition in TaiG, has been patched in iOS 8.4 beta 4. Claimed by someone from the same forums, and if that’s the case, then TaiG was definitely right in getting the jailbreak out before Apple released the final version of iOS 8.4.
Finally, the TaiG team is incpecting the situation and isuue. They will probably confirm anything only after the final release of iOS 8.4.
Going back to April, i0n1c was the first to jailbreak iOS 8.4. Demonstrated his jailbreak, likely using different explots than the ones usied in TaiG for iOS 8.3 jailbreak, on an iPhone 6 running iOS 8.4 beta 1.
Apple will be indeed monitoring its big beta releases of iOS, and when everything goes live, there is every possibility that it will have filled whichever security hole the current public jailbreak tool TaiG 2.x is using. I don’t think so, he will release his jailbreak in case TaiG’s ones are really patched in 8.4.
Chances of getting jailbreak patch into Apple’s iOS 8.4 final release in a matter of days from TaiG’s release are still slim however, though it’s fairly safe bet that it will do just that in the future release of the software. Once a jailbreak is out into the wild, Apple would effectively block whatever security breach made the jailbreak possible in the first place.
Recommended: Not to update to iOS 8.4, and do it if haven’t already even if you don’t plan to jailbreak yet. Those care about jailbreaking, follow our guide here to get the complete instructions about iOS 8.3 jailbreak and the upcoming iOS 8.4 update and how it might affect jailbreakers.
Note: Once iOS 8.4 is released, Apple will stop signing iOS 8.3 after which you won’t be able to update to 8.3.
You can download iOS 8.3 from here: Download iOS 8.3 Final For iPhone And iPad [Direct Links], and then jailbreak by following our guides:
- How To Jailbreak iOS 8.3, 8.2, 8.1.3 With TaiG v2 [Tutorial] (Windows)
- Download TaiG 2.1.3 iOS 8.3 Jailbreak Right Now With Fix for UI Cache
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