The Cupertino-based company always stops signing its previous firmware versions soon after it releases the new update. iOS 8.4 was introduced in July and a lot of users ask the same question ‘Is it possible to downgrade iOS 8.4 to 8.3 or not?’ – so we have the new answer. We shared an instruction on how to do this and now we should share the latest news with you.
Does Apple Sign iOS 8.3? The company has stopped doing this. It no longer signs the firmware version. If you are still running this release you might like to learn how to save SHSH blobs for iOS 8.3 because the iPhone maker doesn’t offer these blobs for operating systems it stopped signing.
Users who are now running 8.4 firmware can no longer downgrade it. This update has introduced Apple Music service which is not available in 8.3. Hackers managed to find exploits that allow jailbreaking both 8.3 and 8.4 versions.
Jailbreak was one of the main reasons why users downgrade to previous firmware version. This is not the case this time. At the same time not all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users could be happy with iOS 8.4. The next version we’ll see will be iOS 9. Apple already revealed iOS 9 beta 1 and iOS 9 beta 2 testing versions for developers.
If you wanted to stay on 8.3 firmware but have already upgraded to iOS 8.4, don’t be upset. Firstly, you get more features and some new options. Secondly, you can still untethered jailbreak your device with TaiG / PP Jailbreak and even customize Cydia since it is available as ‘mobile’ app and not ‘root’ program now. At last but not least, the ‘fruit’ giant will soon offer the public iOS 9 version along with new iPhone models.
The next third beta of the future OS should be launched pretty soon.
Did you know that Saurik updated Cydia to new version 1.1.19 and then 1.1.20? These are major changes that bring some new features to the now mobile Cydia iOS 8.3 and 8.4. Previous versions of this program were ‘root’ and thus they couldn’t be modified.
From now on you can customize iOS 8 Cydia to your likes and taste. Developers can create different tweaks that change the look of Cydia and make it different from what comes by default. If you want to modify Cydia iOS 8.4 you should jailbreak iPhone iOS 8.3 – 8.4 with TaiG or PP Jailbreak. Both programs support all the firmware versions starting with 8.1.3.
Beginning with version 1.1.19 Cydia has become ‘mobile’ app and not ‘root’ program. This is the main change that comes to this tool. It is possible to use Cydia Substrate tweaks and modify applications, mobile platform and Cydia.
It is cool that you don’t even need to download any extra tweaks because everything you are already using also affects Cydia. For example, its keyboards will be changed if you are already using keyboard tweak on your iOS 8 iPhone or iPad. The same thing happens to text, font, colors and backgrounds. Everything you are using can also change your store icon, features and options.
In case you downloaded a program that doesn’t let you use Cydia you can easily fix it. Turn off Cydia Substrate and reboot by turning it off, clicking on Volume and turning it on at the same time, launching Cydia, deleting the problematic app and rebooting again. Hooray! The problem is gone and you can continue using your iPhone in normal mode. This is very simple, fast and easy to do.
Developers are surely working on special tweaks for Cydia but it might take some time. Be prepared for possible issues and bugs and remember that you can solve everything without headache now.
iOS 8.1.3 – 8.3 TaiG jailbreak has been updated and you can now learn how to install TaiG jailbreak 2.1.2 version. This newest program solves the problem with Cydia Substrate and makes all Cydia tweaks that are compatible with iOS 8.3 firmware working on your iPhone or other ‘fruit’ device that is jailbroken.
At first TaiG update leaked and the team asked users to avoid using it. Now they have officially upgraded everything and you can follow the instruction on how to fix Cydia Substrate iOS 8.3 using TaiG 2.1.2 version.
The hackers from China were asked for an update by Cydia creator. Everything is done and the version TaiG 2.1.2 solves the problem in iOS 8.3 firmware, issues with UI cache and the bug that caused some users to fail jailbreaking and get stuck at 20%.
How to Fix Mobile Substrate in Cydia iOS 8.3
Step 1. Take your iPhone. If you have already jailbroken with TaiG 2 version you can launch Cydia and find http://apt.taig.com repository [you can do this by going to Cydia – Sources – Edit – Add and type in this URL – Add Source] or just use Cydia repo and search for TaiG 2.1.2 version.
Step 2. Download and install TaiG 8.1.3-8.x Untether package.
Step 3. That’s it. The problem should be fixed automatically because the new package addresses all the previous bugs and solves the Cydia Substrate issue on iOS 8.3 platform.
Cydia creator Saurik offers the new Cydia Installer 1.1.17 update. This package is compatible with iOS 8.3 platform and solves the issues with iOS 8.3 untether jailbreak on iPhone and other iDevices.
Should you download Cydia for iOS 8.3? Of course, you should! Especially if you have already used TaiG 2.0 jailbreak for iOS 8.1.3, 8.2 or 8.3 and are jailbroken now. When you try to launch Cydia store without downloading the version 1.1.17 you will see the error ‘cannot identify your device’ and this happens because the previous release didn’t support iOS 8.3 firmware.
The latest Cydia update 8.3 has been designed by Saurik to address this particular problem. You’ll be able to access the Cydia store and your account after you download and install Cydia update iOS 8.3 v1.1.17 or 1.1.18.
The new Cydia Installer only solves the problem on iOS 8.3 that used to reject ‘local’ repo URLs. Since the issue is gone you can once again use local repositories and there will be no issues with accessing your account. However the new update has nothing to do with Cydia Substrate that has be fixed in the TaiG jailbreak update. The group of hackers is currently working on this solution and will soon present the jailbreak kernel patch upgrade.
One TaiG update has already leaked however TaiG group of hackers warn users to avoid using it because it is buggy. The real kernel update should yet follow soon and the Chinese hackers will officially announce it.
As for Cydia Installer there are two new versions, 1.1.17 and 1.1.18. The first one has a bug. The second one fixes the problem so you might like to download only the version 1.1.18.
The iOS 8.1.3-8.3 jailbreak TaiG currently supports only Windows platform. Mac OS X version hasn’t been released yet but Mac users can jailbreak with the help of the Windows tool and Windows virtual machine.
The first version of TaiG jailbreak for iOS 8.1.3, 8.2 and 8.3 caused Cydia Substrate problems and hackers are expected to officially update their tool to offer iOS 8.3 Cydia Substrate fix to iPhone and iPad users. It seems that the new TaiG 2.1.0 package has leaked before hackers decided to make it public.
While it is possible to find TaiG iOS 8.3 jailbreak download links for 2.1.0 package you are not advised to install it. Cydia Substrate is still not compatible with the first version of the jailbreak and this leads to tweaks not working properly however the problems aren’t completely fixed in the leaked version as well.
Jailbreak TaiG 2.1.0 will be soon launched by TaiG and this is when it’s better to download and use it. The leaked release could be buggy and cause different problems. You might remember that users who tried to jailbreak iOS 8.3 with TaiG 2.0 experienced error 1101 and their jailbreak got stuck at 20%. This problem can be fixed with iTunes downgrade on your Windows computer.
TaiG hackers warn everyone to avoid the leaked jailbreak package. They assure that both 2.1.0 and 2.1.1 versions are unstable and require more work on them. The two packages are meant for testing and not using at the moment.
The team of hackers from China promise to soon present the final version of their new package that can fix Cydia Substrate and offer full support for iOS 8.1.3, 8.2 and 8.3 firmware versions. Users who managed to wait for months and months before such a jailbreak was unveiled can easily wait for another few days before the tool is officially upgraded and fixes all the current issues and problems with the first untether jailbreak solutions that supports three Apple mobile device operating systems: iOS 8.3, iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.1.3.
Chinese hackers released real jailbreak for iOS 8.1.3, 8.2 and 8.3. Their tool is called TaiG 2.0 and it can perform untethered jailbreak on any iPad, iPod touch 5G and iPhone that are supported by iOS 8 operating system version. While TaiG is meant for Windows users it is also possible to jailbreak iOS 8.3 TaiG Mac machines.
You can surely wait for the official Mac iOS 8.3 jailbreak release. Some users don’t like to wait and want to become jailbroken right here right now. There is a great walkaround you can use which leads to successful result.
How to Jailbreak iOS 8.3 on Mac
Step 1. We’ll be using the Windows version of TaiG 2.0 iOS 8.1.3, 8.2 and 8.3 jailbreak on Mac OS X. This can be done through Window virtual machine we have to install at first.
Step 2. You need to download Parallels program for Mac. This is a great virtualization program that can boot Windows platform on your Mac OS X computer. It’s great that Parallels tool provides the free 14-day trial period and you can take this advantage and use it for free. Remember to install the program.
Step 3. Windows 8.1 also has the 90-day free trial so you can use it at no cost to get the jailbreak. It’s best to get ISO file.
Step 4. Launch Parallels and go to File – New in order to install your Windows version from the image file.
Step 6. You are nearly done. Download TaiG 2.0 tool for iOS 8.1.3 – 8.3 jailbreak and run its Windows version on your Mac with virtual Windows machine. This must be very simple and pretty fast.
Step 7. Once your iDevice gets jailbroken you can wait for Cydia Substrate update along with new jailbreak tweak upgrades from developers. They will start working on their programs updates as soon as Cydia is updated.
Have you tried to jailbreak iOS 8.1.3, 8.2 or 8.3 mobile firmware using TaiG 2.0 program unveiled by Chinese hackers this week? It is supposed to untether any iPhone, iPod touch or iPad that is capable of running iOS 8 versions and bring Cydia store with iOS 8 tweaks on your Home screen. In case you come across jailbreak Apple Driver error while running the utility you might like to fix iOS 8.3 jailbreak using this instruction.
Some users report they get the error that sounds like this ‘Apple Driver has not been found’ and this could happen on any of the three operating system versions the new TaiG 2.0 can jailbreak. It is possible to fix jailbreak iOS 8.3 error on Windows PC if you follow the guide below and do as it is advised.
How to Fix Apple Driver Has Not been Found Error [for TaiG iOS 8.1.3 – 8.3 Jailbreak]
Step 1. Please follow this instruction if your jailbreak fails because of ‘Apple driver has not been found please download and install iTunes’ message.
Step 2. If the error occurs [a number of jailbreaking fans has already experienced such an issue and found a way how to solve the problem and successfully jailbreak iOS 8.1.3, 8.3 or 8.2 iDevice] you can try to use a different version of iTunes. Some old video cards cannot see the modern iTunes during jailbreak but if you install iTunes 12.1.2 for Windows PCs with low-end or old video cards you could be able to get rid of the problem. So download 64-bit iTunes version 12.1.2 for PCs with older video cards.
Step 3. You will get the .exe file which you can launch and install just like you install any program. This doesn’t harm your computer or iTunes library.
Step 4. That’s it. You can once again run TaiG 2.0 to jailbreak iOS 8.1.3 – 8.3 iPhone, iPod touch or iPad and you will see no error message because Apple driver error has been fixed with this guide.
TaiG 2.0 is the latest jailbreak program unveiled by the Chinese hackers for all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users who are running iOS 8.1.3-8.3 versions. Learn how to jailbreak iOS 8.3, 8.2 and 8.1.3 iDevice using this latest jailbreaking utility for Windows computers.
Just like we have already mentioned, this guide explains how to jailbreak iOS 8.2, 8.3 and 8.1.3. So three different firmware versions can be finally untether jailbroken. All you have to do is download TaiG 2.0 program, make sure your iDevice model and firmware is supported and perform the jailbreak.
Once again, note that you have to do everything on Windows PC.
How to Jailbreak iOS 8.1.3 – 8.3 with TaiG 2.0
Step 1. Before you do anything you should always backup iPhone and other gadgets. Create a backup copy of everything you have on your iDevice. Do this using iTunes or iCloud.
Step 2. It is important to turn off firewalls / antivirus tools you have on the Windows PC before you proceed.
The rumors about Apple planning to release iOS 8.4 GM version made hackers to hurry and finally unveil the first iOS 8.1.3, 8.2 and 8.3 jailbreak TaiG 2.0. The program has been just present and you have now a real chance to untether your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch that is running one of these firmware versions.
iOS 8.3 jailbreak release was long-awaited. There were a lot of rumors and expectations about it. Users hoped to get iOS 8.3 and 8.2 jailbreak download links and get Cydia store on their iDevices and developers were eager to update their tweaks as soon as the jailbreak tool becomes available to public.
There were some users who were skeptical about soon iOS 8.1.3 jailbreak TaiG launch because it took hackers several months to find the new exploits in the ‘fruit’ firmware and develop the program that can perform the jailbreak on all the firmwares that were non-jailbreakable for a long while.
It now looks that TaiG program supports all current iOS 8 versions. The original program can jailbreak iOS 8, 8.1.1, 8.1 and 8.1.2. The recently updated TaiG 2.0 can jailbreak iOS 8.1.3, 8.2 and 8.3.
Right now only Windows PC users can download and use TaiG 2.0 to jailbreak their ‘fruit’ devices. The Chinese group of hackers promise to soon launch the Mac version. Till then you can run Windows program on your Mac using a virtual machine and also untether your Apple gadget.
It is curious that other hackers from China Pangu also promise to unveil iOS 8.3 jailbreak soon. Apple still has some time to patch the exploits used in TaiG’s new program in the new iOS 8.4 and 9. For some reasons hackers didn’t want to wait until Apple unveils the final iOS 8.4 beta version and already offered their program to public.
Recent reports tell about Pangu jailbreak iOS 8.3 release and that the team has also announced that a number of its famous members will participate in this year’s Black Hat USA conference. This conference has been held annually in Las Vegas for the last eighteen years and it intended for the InfoSec community.
Just a day ago in the web appeared another Chinese group ‘Keen Team’ that stated that it is currently working on an iOS 9 jailbreak with support from the Pangu Team. So it is expected that Pangu jailbreak iOS 8.3 release could come very soon.
At the MOSEC security conference in Shanghai Pangu team has recently demonstrated an iOS 8.3 jailbreak. And this August conference excellent playground for the Chinese team to discuss the Apple’s iOS security design in greater detail.
Without speaking it is understandable that now a major attention will be focused on iOS 9, considering the fact that it was officially introduced during Apple’s WWDC 2015 keynote earlier this week.
What is more recent reports state that another famous team in the jailbreak scene TaiG has claimed that currently they focus on an iOS 9 jailbreak, paying no intention on an iOS 8.3 or iOS 8.4 jailbreak solution release.
In its turn Pangu Team currently puts all of its collective efforts on iOS 8.3/8.4 and will discuss the security of the current-generation firmware in a talk that is titled “Review and Exploit Neglected Attack Surfaces in iOS 8“.
The two-day Black Hat USA conference will be held in Las Vegas during August 5-6 and will feature the talk presented by Pangu Team members Tielei Wang, Hao Xu, and Xiaobo Chen. The presentation is aimed primarily at the experienced InfoSec community and will likely go immediately over the head of average iOS device users.