iOS 8.1.1 is now officially jailbroken, and it’s one of the easiest jailbreaks that I’ve experienced in my long history of jailbreaking. As we first noted, the TaiG team, not the Pangu team, is responsible for the iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak, which was released for Windows users early this morning.

I’ve personally tested out the TaiG jailbreak tool for iOS 8.1.1, and can report that it works. In fact, it installs Cydia straight out of the box, and it’s super easy to follow along, even though the tool hasn’t been translated to English. In this tutorial, we will show you how to use TaiG to jailbreak iOS 8.1.1.

Update: This tutorial was written for iOS 8.1.1, but you can follow the same directions to jailbreak iOS 8.1.2. Simply make sure you use the latest version of TaiG.

Note that TaiG can be used to jailbreak iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running iOS 8, iOS 8.0.2, iOS 8.1, and iOS 8.1. In this guide, we use TaiG to jailbreak an iPhone, but the process is the same regardless of the device.

How to jailbreak iOS 8.1.1 using TaiG on Windows

Step 1: Download TaiG from our Download section and extract its contents to the desktop

TaiG Website Dowload

Step 2: Ensure that iTunes is installed and plug your device into your computer and make sure that iTunes recognizes it

Step 3: Restore your iPhone to iOS 8.1.1 (this tool can also jailbreak iOS 8.0, iOS 8.0.2, iOS 8.1)

Step 4: Make sure that Find My iPhone is turned off in Settings → iCloud

Step 5: Make sure that your passcode is disabled in Settings → Touch ID & Passcode

Step 6: Enable AirPlane mode via Control Center

Step 7: Right click on the TaiGJBreak_1006.exe tool and select Run as Administrator, followed by Yes

Step 8: Make sure the TaiG tool recognizes your iOS device, uncheck the second box but keep Cydia checked, and then click the green jailbreak button

TaiG Uncheck

Step 9: Let the jailbreak progress until the tool states that the jailbreak is complete (you’ll see a smiley face)

TaiG Finished iSO 8.1.1 Jailbreak

Step 10: Once your iPhone reboots, you should see the Cydia app on your Home screen

Congratulations! You just jailbroke iOS 8.1.1. Easy, wasn’t it?

Sound off down below in the comments with your thoughts, observations, suggestions, and experiences. Were you expecting the iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak this soon, if at all?

  • Aaya

    Just wondering if i can jailbreak it without restoring the iphone? theres a bunch of stuff on the phone and it takes forever to get it all back lol..

    • nidoking

      when I did this jailbreak I didn’t lose anything! including even the tabs I had open in Safari lol hopefully that’s the case for everyone…

    • Did that in the past with 7.0.2/Evasion and it caused issues down the road. Worked though. Not recommended.

  • nidoking

    I followed all of the steps correctly but there is no mobile substrate in my cydia and therefore none of my tweaks are showing up/in my settings. Any ideas?

  • Jason Culp

    Download went fine…rebooted…installed cydia…will let me add repos too. But anything I go to download it won’t install. Not even file….I’m on iPad 2 wifi…

    • keniko

      its ok here. I did it 2 days ago!!… all Works perfect. air 2.

    • Helen Helene

      How are things now??

      • Jason Culp

        I downloaded the newest version of TaiG and works perfect!

  • Jason Culp

    I’m thinking the iPad 2 wasn’t compatible….noticed it wasn’t mentioned in the devices so I rolled the dice.

    • Jason Culp

      All good now

  • cet376

    I was disappointed that Taig takes up over 700 mb of storage space in “Documents and Data” in my newly restored iPad Air 16gb (before any apps were installed). I didn’t get this with the Pandu jailbreak. I hope that this issue will get fixed in a future jailbreak update.

  • Zack D’Souza

    do all the iOS 8 tweaks still work on this new jailbreak

  • OMG_its_ZASH

    It reaches 30% and stays there on my iPhone 5 iOS 8.1.1.

  • Easy as pie once again. 🙂 Ipad4

  • eyedpokerface

    hey all, does jailbreaking with taiG also unlock the carrier settings? if not how can i do that is there a way through cydia?? thanks a lot!

  • Ahed Qaood

    my iPhone appears in the USB devices.. I didn’t understand the virtual machine part.. what does that mean??

    • Ahed Qaood

      sorry I was mistaken,, it doesn’t appear in USB devices, but I can access my iPhone via iTunes

      • Ahed Qaood

        I still have the same problem after using the English version..

  • NbAlIvEr100

    I just supposedly updated fine to 8.1.1 with TaiG installed properly….Reinstalled a few tweaks that were confirmed to be working on 8.1 firmwares like iFile for instance; now whenever I boot up and go into Settings for example (and most other apps) my device (IPad2) crashes and goes into Safe Mode everytime. Any thoughts would really help.

    • Helen Helene

      I wanna upgrade my ipad 2, how is your issue now?

      • NbAlIvEr100

        It runs fine now….used CrashReporter and went into IFile and deleted a file that was causing the crash and everything is fine now; albeit a few more tweaks need to be updated for 8.1.1, but so far so good.

  • Alex

    I’m stuck at 30% on TaiG 1.1 Help!!

  • Ahed Qaood

    it hangs at 30% even though I did all the steps perfectly, and even restored my phone.. my iPhone doesn’t appear in the USB devices.. is this a problem?

    I used both of the Chinese and English versions, but the same problem always happens.. it takes more than an hour. After that, I close it cuz it’s not working.. Can any one help, please!!! thank you so much in advance… 🙂

    • Ahed Qaood

      what a useless website 🙁

    • Jeff

      Mine is stuck at60%. Did yours do ok? Do I need to do something different

  • albert

    how long does it take ?? coz i am stuck in the 60% injecting for so long …..anyone can share?

    • upsoft

      try start iTunes and when devise goes restarting close itunes

  • Monty

    I am facing problem while loading TaiG Jailbreak. It shows ‘i’ sign with some thing written in Chinese in the middle. Any body have any idea about this?

  • Evim Flores

    Took me few minutes to have my ipad 4 ios 8.1.1 jailbroken. I had to use two computers because on the first it came up with an error in Chinese which I didn’t get. I tried my second pc and it was successfully installed in few minutes. It saved me time since I had issues downgrading my ipad (itunes error 1394, which I couldn’t solve after trying several things I found in google and blogs…
    A+++++ to Taig………..

  • Irakli Katamadze

    I have jailbreaked successfully, how do I carrier unlock now?

  • Mngoun

    I have a (!) symbol that pops up. I’ve followed the instructions accordingly. Anyone else get this or can anyone help? Thanks.

  • Jeff

    I’m jailbreaking now and it is saying 60% and staying there.

    • Matt

      I just stopped it and put my phone on airplane mode and then did it again with no problem.

  • Jeff

    Mine is in English. Am I using the right one?

  • Jeff

    Still says injecting

  • Logan Smith

    do you HAVE to restore your iPhone?

  • cr0w_69

    What’s 3K Assistant? ._.

  • Jeff

    Ok success!!!! I did it. Everyone just give it time. It will work.

  • Scott Curry

    I’ve been stuck on 30% for about 15 minutes. How long is this supposed to take? O.o

  • Yuvraj Singh

    Can i use my iPad Air 12B436 as it is after jailbreaking? i mean can i use icloud and mail and stuff?

    • Jason Culp

      Yes….it will just be a more awesome IPad

  • BoB

    is there anyway to downgrade 8.1.2 to 7.1.2?

    • Glenn DolFan Baptista

      I don’t think s. Why tho ?

  • Ahmad Morad

    could i jailbreak my iphone without restoring it ?? plz answer

    • Glenn DolFan Baptista

      You could but restoring it will give you less problems if any later on.

  • Glenn DolFan Baptista

    Any problems running iOS 8.1.2 on a iPad mini Gen 1 or should I just keep it at 7.1.2. Any answers would be awesome since I just got this Ipad mini.


  • Ahmed Waheed

    8.1.2 air 2 “” anybody make it ” thnx..it works or no ‘”

  • razell

    can i use it for my ios8.1.2?

  • NAS

    What about iOS 8.1.2? iphone

  • Julio Ramos Candanedo

    can i put my password back up after the jail break is complete?

  • Raed


  • Emily Dickson

    Who can help me with Apple tv please?

  • Eric MacQuilliam

    Does it work if i don’t run TaiG as admin?

  • Veronica Lowe

    once it’s finished, I’m guessing it’s alright to turn back on the features that were switched off for the jailbreak process?

  • Richard Moore

    New to this, jail broke iphone with Taig, everything seems to be ok, so the burning question is how do I use this to unlock iphone to use with a different carrier

  • Hans Wolker Burmester Wong

    hey i jailbroke my iphone 6 and when i opened it, there were no calculator, camera and some other apps in it. Please HELP!!!!

  • Hans Wolker Burmester Wong

    please help….my iphone just lost the camera and calculator app after I jailbroke it…cant restore or reset it

  • colin

    my packages dont load in cydia? someone help

    • Roberto Carlos Andresen Eguilu

      Refresh and upgrade whatever extensions Cydia tells you. After that and a respring, you should find all packages.

  • Kilroy672

    How do I get rid of the software update after jailbreak? It still has 1 on the settings icon. This is running 8.1.2 on iPhone 5. Its bugging me. Please help!!

  • aaron

    im getting, network anomaly, version identification failed, how to fix?

  • adoken

    TAIG works for IOS 8.1.3 as well ?? because the article had mentioned till 8.1.2 only

  • PhamSterX

    is this going to work with 8.1.3?

  • Adham

    the app is not reading my iphone 6 plus?! IOS 8.1 please help

  • Josh

    it says iTunes isn’t installed but I have it installed

  • rene verdalet

    is neccessary to restore my iphone? because if i do it it will update to ios 8.2 and i dont want it

  • Edwin Omar Martinez

    is ios 8.2 gonna be jailbroken? to add more info, for the itouch 5g?

  • Marlon Bonnelly

    Having problems with my iPad Mini 3, iOS 8.1.3, working on a Windows 7 Ultimate Laptop. The TaiG app says “Install iTunes” but I have iTunes installed and opened with my iPad info opened on it, what is happening?