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Friday, July 24, 2015

Break The Shackles With The Latest Untethered iOS 8.4 Jailbreak

I haven't posted about any iOS jailbreak news in the last few weeks. Honestly, I had to do some catching up with what's been going on in the jailbreak universe lately.

I always jailbreak my iPhone as it gives me flexibility in tweaking various functions in iOS. One of my current iPhone 6's still runs iOS 8.1.2 with the TaiG jailbreak installed. I haven't updated to the latest iOS 8.4 with Apple Music on that phone.

But as I have learned now, an untethered jailbreak for iOS 8.3 and iOS 8.4, two of the latest versions from Apple, is available and can be downloaded today. If you haven't heard, here is some more information.

TaiG was the team behind the biggest untethered jailbreak for iOS 8.1.1 back in November 2014. And they are the same guys behind this latest untethered jailbreak, although some may claim differently.

As per the TaiG website, a jailbreak tool for iOS 8.1.3 to 8.3 was developed on June 23rd, 2015 and was proved to work even on iOS 8.4. Since Apple released iOS 8.4 one week ahead of schedule, they couldn't patch the exploit.

Reportedly, according to TaiG, an alternative jailbreak team called PP Assistant (or 25PP), reverse engineered the tool and released it an hour after Apple released iOS 8.4 calling it "untethered iOS 8.4 jailbreak." The PP version was available for Mac while TaiG's original tool is available only on Windows.

The feud aside, iOS users are the winners at the end as they will be able to jailbreak their current iOS 8.4 devices. If using a Mac, users can download the tool from PP Assistant, while Windows users can use the TaiG tool.

Jailbreaking has many advantages, if you aren't familiar. Untethered jailbreaks are highly sought after because users don't lose the jailbreak when the phone is restarted (unlike a tethered jailbreak). Apple usually patches jailbreak exploits when it updates iOS and this cat-and-mouse game has been going on for many years now.

One of the many tweaks I continue to use on my jailbroken iPhone 6 is Ignition. Ignition allows you to run CarPlay on your iOS device itself which can be useful if you own an iPad or iPad Mini and wish to install it in your car's dashboard.

The latest version of the jailbreak tool from TaiG (version 2.4.3) integrates Cydia version 1.1.23.

If you are interested in knowing more about jailbreaking, iDownloadBlog is a great resource.

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