How to jailbreak iOS 8.1.2

TaiG has released version 1.2 of its iOS 8 jailbreak tool, and it’s now capable of jailbreaking iOS 8.1.2. As has been the norm with the past few jailbreak releases, this is a Windows only jailbreak tool. If you’re running Windows, you can follow our step-by-step tutorial. If you’re on a Mac, you can use our virtual machine tutorial to run Windows on OS X and jailbreak.

Note: Your Windows machine must have iTunes installed before it will recognize your iOS device

Step 1: Update to iOS 8.1.2 on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using a fresh install if possible

Step 2: Connect your iOS device to your Windows machine, and disable passcode lock and Find My iPhone

Step 3: Download the TaiG 1.2 tool from our downloads page, extract it and run it

Step 4: The TaiG tool should automatically detect your iOS device. Once it does, uncheck the 3K Assistant app install option, and click the green Start button

Step  5: Wait until the jailbreak completes and close the TaiG tool when prompted

Step 6: Launch Cydia on your iOS device and enjoy your newly jailbroken iOS 8.1.2 install

Be sure to watch the video for the full step-by-step tutorial. Again, if you don’t own a Windows machine, you can always follow our virtual machine tutorial to run Windows on your Mac just for the jailbreak. It’s completely free and only takes about 30-45 minutes from start to finish.

Have you jailbroken iOS 8.1.2 yet?

  • Sam

    when i open taig it says cannot find apple driver please install itunes. And i’ve already installed itunes and it recognizes my iphone whats wrong? And does anyone know a fix?

    • gittlopctbi

      Here’s what I found that worked for me:

      1. Uninstall iTunes.
      2. Download this copy of iTunes (replace
      the SLASH AND DOT): http:(SLASH SLASH)support.apple(DOT)com/kb/DL1784?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
      3. Install and open.
      4. Connect device and make sure it is recognized.
      5. Close Itunes and boot up TaiG.
      6. Jailbreak.

      It still being signed so I hope you get this in time to do it before it’s too late.

  • Jim Piccione

    I run TaiG Jailbreak (as Administrator) and have my iPhone 6+ (running iOS 8.1.2) and I keep getting a message reading, “Can’t find Apple driver, please download and install iTunes.” I checked device manager and the Apple driver is present. My iPhone is recognized when I start iTunes, but TaiG still won’t find the Apple driver. Anyone have this problem yet? I’m running Windows 8, 64-bit.

    • Josh

      Yes I have this problem as well and I don’t know how to get around it

    • gittlopctbi

      Here’s what I found that worked for me:

      1. Uninstall iTunes.
      2. Download this copy of iTunes (replace
      the SLASH AND DOT): http:(SLASH SLASH)support.apple(DOT)com/kb/DL1784?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
      3. Install and open.
      4. Connect device and make sure it is recognized.
      5. Close Itunes and boot up TaiG.
      6. Jailbreak.

      See if it works for you.

  • Josh

    When I try and download the jail break taig tells me it cannot find an apple driver. I have iTunes on my new windows Mac and I don’t know what to do to fix that problem

    • gittlopctbi

      Here’s what I found that worked for me:

      1. Uninstall iTunes.
      2. Download this copy of iTunes (replace
      the SLASH AND DOT): http:(SLASH SLASH)support.apple(DOT)com/kb/DL1784?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
      3. Install and open.
      4. Connect device and make sure it is recognized.
      5. Close Itunes and boot up TaiG.
      6. Jailbreak.

      • Amity Allcock

        Thank you, helped me too.

  • HuskyStreamerXL77

    Hey, all.
    Juz bought new iPhone 6 & had to start my games frm scratch which I dn’t wan to do. Anyway, does TaiG truly work & would it affect any other stuff on device (battery, other apps, contacts, etc)
    Heard some rumours tat if Jailbreak, Apple device will crash which I def. do nt wan to happen 🙁

    If tis truly works, gonna download it straight away so I cn catch up frm previous iPhone data
    :3

  • Devon Bunkley

    Haivng Problems.. I was jailbroken but i had to rejailbrek do to a new phone.. When I open TAIg it says cannot find apple drivers.. Can you give me suggestions on what to do? PLEASE. A unjailbreakon phone is boring!

    • Devon Bunkley

      unjailbroken

  • Logan Keller

    my jailbreak failed and then my whole phone got wiped out.. help??