Today, in a surprising and rather peculiar move to celebrate the Chinese New Year, TaiG issued a new update to their utility of the same name, which doesn’t support iOS 8.1.3 (the latest public firmware), but instead iOS 8.2 beta 1 and beta 2 to preserve new exploits for future use. While it seems like a strange thing to do, this is actually a godsend for those who mistakenly updated to iOS 8.1.3 and remain locked out of Jailbreaking, as I’ll highlight how to both Jailbreak iOS 8.2 and update to the first two beta firmwares from iOS 8.1.3 in today’s tutorial!
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As stated above, this guide will aid you in the process up upgrading from iOS 8.1.3 to 8.2 beta 1 or beta 2 and then Jailbreak 8.2 using either the latest TaiG utility for Windows or PP for Mac OS X.
Thankfully, as with past versions of TaiG, all iOS 8-powered devices are supported, including the iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, the original iPad Air, the Retina iPad mini 2, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, the original iPad Mini and, finally, the iPod touch 5th generation.
Important iOS 8.2 Beta Upgrade And Jailbreak Steps
Step 1. Obtain all the required files, including iOS 8.2 beta 1 (or beta 2, if you can find it) and TaiG or PP from the below download section.
Step 2. Plug your device into your computer via a USB cable, launch iTunes, hold down the Shift key on Windows or Alt on Mac and left click “Check for Update” inside the device section.
Step 3. Point iTunes at the proper iOS 8.2 beta IPSW for your device and let the process complete.
Step 4. Follow all of the Requirements outlined in the above video (they’re listed at 10 minutes and 39 seconds) and launch either PP or TaiG to Jailbreak 8.2.
Step 5. Enter Airplane mode, uncheck the box at the bottom and click the main button inside the foreign interface to Jailbreak.
Congratulations, after having completed only five simple steps (refer to the above video if anything is confusing in any way), you will have successfully Jailbroken your iPad, iPod touch or iPhone running iOS 8.2!
iOS 8.1.3 To Jailbreak 8.2 Downloads
- Download TaiG for 8.2 and Windows.
- Download PPghost for Mac OS X.
- Download either iOS 8.2 beta 1 or beta 2 – note: while the below link features iOS 8.2 IPSWs, we’re neither associated with the site hosting them nor are we providing said link for any reason other than to highlight a flaw in iTunes for educational purposes (links via iBetaCloud – DON’T buy anything, simply CLOSE their pop-up and click “Beta Downloads iPhone & iPod“).
Once you’ve Jailbroken successfully, if you’re not certain which Cydia tweaks to install, I recommend navigating to my recent Top iOS 8 through 8.1.2 Cydia Tweaks coverage, which contains a list of the best Cydia tweaks currently available, although some may not function on the new iOS 8.2 firmware (allow developers time to properly update their tweaks).
Thank you for following my brand new Jailbreak iOS 8.2 Untethered tutorial. Stay tuned for complete coverage on not only the upcoming public firmware, but also future iterations of TaiG and PP, as well as new iterations of iOS 8 – please be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and add us on Google+ to be notified when we publish future articles and tutorials.