Chinese iOS developer team TaiG released the Mac version of its popular jailbreak tool on Sunday to allow users of iOS 8.4 to jailbreak the firmware, which was released by Apple in June. The latest version of the untethered jailbreak tool was rolled out more than a month after the team released the software for Windows.
The new TaiG tool for Mac can jailbreak iOS 8.4, 8.3, 8.2 and 8.1.3, and is compatible with the iPhone 4s, iPad 2, iPad Mini, and subsequent versions of all these devices, as well as the fifth-generation iPod Touch. Sunday’s release came weeks after another iOS jailbreaker team, 25PP, allegedly stole TaiG’s code and released its own Mac jailbreak tool for iOS 8.4, iDownloadBlog reported.
— TaiG_Jailbreak (@taig_jailbreak) August 2, 2015
Before trying out the new TaiG jailbreak tool, users are recommended to install a fresh build of iOS 8.4. Users should also disable the Find My iPhone feature and passcode lock, and back-up of their device using iCloud or iTunes.
Here’s how to jailbreak iOS 8.4 using a Mac computer:
Step 1: Back-up your data, preferably using iTunes.
Step 2: Download the latest version of TaiG jailbreak tool for Mac.
Step 3: Turn off passcode and Find My iPhone.
Step 4: Open TaiG jailbreak tool and connect the device to the computer using the USB cable.
Step 5: After TaiG jailbreak tool detects the device, deselect the 3K Assistant 2.3.0 (TaiG’s App Store), just below Cydia.
Step 6: Click on the Start button to proceed.
Step 7: During the process, the device will reboot a few times. Once it is done, the device will reboot one last time and the Cydia icon will appear on the Home screen.
Here is a video tutorial, provided by iDownloadBlog: