Today, in an incredibly exciting, and totally unexpected move, TaiG released a new tool (the new TaiG version 2.1.2 update is now available) that’s capable of Jailbreaking iOS 8.3 fully Untethered! The group has finally addressed the needs of millions of Apple enthusiasts to Jailbreak on Apple’s latest public firmware – if you’ve been holding off on updating to 8.3 until now, this is the opportune moment to do so. Having said that, let’s continue and Jailbreak iOS 8.3 utilizing TaiG in today’s tutorial!
This guide will aid you in the process of achieving an iOS 8.3 Jailbreak using TaiG 2.1.2 for all iOS-based devices, including the iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 4s, the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, original iPad Air, Retina iPad mini 2, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2 and, last but certainly not least, the 5th generation iPod touch.
Before Jailbreaking – OTA Update
If you updated to the current iteration of iOS 8 your device is running, whether it’s iOS 8.1.3, 8.2 or 8.3, via Apple’s built-in OTA (over-the-air) update feature – you need to follow these simple steps:
1. Backup inside of iTunes.
2. Restore to iOS 8.3 (provided iOS 8.3 is still the latest public firmware, if iOS 8.4 is out, you must live with the complications of a Jailbreak on an OTA updated device).
3. Restore from your backup that was created in the first step and continue with the remainder of this guide.
As a prelude, it’s highly recommended that you watch the above video in its entirety, as it will ensure the success of your iOS 8.3 Jailbreak when followed to the letter.
Step 1. Confirm that you’ve downloaded all of the necessary components from the below download section and that you’re running iTunes 12.0.1.
Urgent Note: If you’re on iTunes 12.1 or later, you must follow the downgrade guide highlighted in the video embedded above.
Step 2. Disable both Passcode and Find my iPhone inside of the Settings app and launch iTunes to ensure that your computer properly recognizes your device.
Step 3. Run TaiG 2 as an administrator, uncheck the ‘3K Assistant’ check box and click the big green button to continue.
Urgent Note 2: For those of you who encounter complications watch the above video as it contains detailed troubleshooting steps.
Congratulations, after having follow a few simple steps, you’ve successfully Jailbroken your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on iOS 8.3, the latest public firmware!
TaiG version 2.1.3 Jailbreak Update
Update 1: TaiG released version 2.1.2 of their tool to correct issues during the Jailbreak and allow for the installation of tweaks afterwards – simply download the tool linked to below if you have yet to Jailbreak or install the TaiG update from the following repo inside Cydia!
Download the TaiG 8.3 Jailbreak
- Download TaiG v2.1.3 iOS 8.3 for Windows.
- Download iTunes 12.0.1 (Windows 32-bit).
- Download iTunes 12.0.1 (Windows 64-bit)
- Download the latest iOS 8.3 IPSW.
Thank you for following my brand new Jailbreak iOS 8.3 Untethered tutorial. Stay tuned for complete coverage on not only iOS 8.3 and the forthcoming 8.4 firmware, but also updated iterations of TaiG and Pangu, as well as future iOS 8 and iOS 9 updates – 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.