The latest jailbreak for Apple’s iOS 8.0-8.1.1 developed by the Chinese jailbreak team TaiG was updated on Friday. The update fixes a problem with the jailbreak, which could cause an iPhone’s sandbox software environment to generate redundant data.
Jailbreaking removes the software limitations imposed by Apple on stock version of iOS, allowing users to run code, tweaks and tools that wouldn’t otherwise make it onto the App Store.
Those who have already jailbroken their iOS devices using the TaiG 1.0.2 jailbreak won’t need to rerun the software. Instead, the update can be downloaded by adding the TaiG app repository (http://apt.taig.com) to the Cydia app store. From there, jailbreak users can update by installing the TaiG 8.0-8.1.1 Untether package.
The TaiG jailbreak was released two weeks after Apple’s iOS 8.1.1 firmware closed security holes used by the PanGu jailbreak for iOS 8.1. Though there were initial concerns surrounding the TaiG jailbreak, iOS developer MuscleNerd vouched for its safety on Twitter.
Nothing too unsettling with that TaiG JB...just some light device fingerprinting. To see that, create an empty debuglog.cfg file next…
â€” MuscleNerd (@MuscleNerd) December 1, 2014
TaiG had previously been linked to a China-based pirated app store, which was included in the Evasi0n7 jailbreak for iOS 7. But it was eventually disabled and removed, following user and developer backlash. It should be noted that the TaiG jailbreak does install another alternative app store called 3K Assistant, but users can opt-out of installing it during the jailbreak process.
Detailed instructions on how to use the jailbreak are available on the TaiG website. Users are also advised to back up their data before using the jailbreak software. The TaiG jailbreak is compatible with all devices running iOS 8.1-8.1.1, such as the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and the iPad Air 2.