TaiG 8.3 jailbreak how to

In this tutorial, I will show you how to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad running iOS 8.3 using TaiG 2.0. This jailbreak is super easy to do, and takes minimal effort if the instructions are followed closely.

Watch our full video walkthrough inside, as I take you through the step-by-step jailbreak process for iOS 8.3.

Note: This tool is Windows only for now, so you’ll either need a Windows computer, you can use our iOS 8.3 jailbreak for Mac tutorial via a virtual machine. I used a virtual machine for this tutorial (VMWare Fusion, and it was super easy.

You’ll also most likely need to downgrade to iTunes 12.1 so that you won’t get stuck at the 20% progress level during the jailbreak. I’ve outlined the full fix in this post. Downgrading iTunes shouldn’t take long at all.

Step 1: Download and extract TaiG 2.0 from our downloads page

Step 2: Disable Find My iPhone and Passcode lock on your device

Step 3: Connect your device to your computer

Step 4: Run the TaiG 2.0 tool and it should detect your device

Step 5: Uncheck the 3K assistant, but keep Cydia checked

Step 6: Click Start

Step 7: Wait until the jailbreak completes. If you see storage full errors, just ignore those

Step 8: Once the jailbreak completes, find the Cydia app on your Home screen and launch it

That’s all there is to it. This jailbreak works with iOS 8.1.3 through iOS 8.3.

Keep in mind that Cydia Substrate hasn’t been updated yet, but Saurik is currently working on an update, and it should be available soon.

What do you think? Are you happy to have an iOS 8.3 jailbreak? Sound off in the comments with your thoughts.

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  • coLin

    worked with iTunes 12.0.1

  • Seba

    Waiting for Mac release. Hopefully it will be available soon 🙂

    • coLin

      just install a VM and delete it after

      • Seba

        I did and I am happy now. TaiG JB is working like a champ 😉

  • William Melendez

    Patiently waiting for cydia substrate to be updated !!!!

  • Manuel Gonzales

    I have iTunes 12.0.1 and still get stuck in 20%, what do you recommend?

  • mrc myomin

    but Substrate and MS tweaks not yet working

  • Dhoklastellar Fafda®™

    I’ve tried everything here. Reinstalled various versions of itunes, disabled findmyiphone, autlock, airplane mode, everything. It always gets stuck at 20%. I was lucky to have it go to 60% once.
    Even tried switching USB ports and even uninstalling itunes and every associated itunes driver
    Any other novel methods left?

    • William Melendez

      Restart your computer then try it again.

      • Dhoklastellar Fafda®™

        Thank you so much, all it needed was a restart after downgrading itunes!

  • Dlance

    Update: yes unpair the Apple watch will fix the crashing issue in settings.. Settings will appear right after unpair.. But not sure if I repair will cause the issue to return. Has anyone try to repair? And if so did the issue return?

  • Dlance

    I’m sure someone will get mad but it’s amazing some of the question am reading.. WOW, some basic knowledge of how a computer works require..
    For those asking that is asking for apple drivers, Please read the entire article it tells you what to do, don’t come and post if you didn’t bother to read it.. (It tells to uninstall iTunes and use the older iTunes version that they regimen and they even give you the link to download it..
    For those asking how to update there iPhone to iOS 8.3 ( if you yet don’t know how to update your device which is beyond simple then you have no business owning a smart device or jail breaking)..

    And even those asking how to jailbreak.. God, wow, read the article.. Don’t ask someone to hold your hand and do it for you!! People are very willing to help including myself but not to baby seat!!!

  • swishman

    ill pay who ever gives me a working solution for this problem..
    whenever i restart my phone (iphone 6 plus) and try to make a phone call, it hangs !!!! until the network connect me with the person am calling ..
    its only on the first call after i restart the phone or restart the springbroard !! afterwards it works fine !!!
    please help .. i thought 8.3 fixed the problem but its still there :(((

    • Dhoklastellar Fafda®™

      I have had this problem since I jailbroke. Every call takes at least 5 seconds for the call contact to pull up. It’s a crazy delay but its been there since I bought the phone.

      • R Maganti

        BTW, why did you jaibreak? I stopped doing it since 3GS days.

      • Dhoklastellar Fafda®™

        Here’s why. Not to mention the amazing tweaks.

    • hArShit YaDaV

      Have u tried restoring through itunes ?
      Sometimes the bugs are still there even after updating the firmware over the air.

  • bln

    nice that the jailbreak für iOS 8.3 is released but for me its useless because 98% of tweaks dont work without cydia substrate. and as i read is not saurik to fix this.. it must fix by taig… so i will wait whit jailbreaking my iphone 6 plus

  • Ahmet Ken

    Still waiting Cydia to update. Springtomize killbackground and others not working. Cydia soft does not show up in settings.

  • Schorpioen2263

    Afther Jailbreak i can not see the Root Files with iFunbox or iFile…?

  • Ronsky

    is this JB works on iOS 8.3 only? I have 8.2 on my iPAD, can i use this JB? or should i have to upgrade to 8.3?

    • hArShit YaDaV

      Yes you can use it on 8.2
      But According to Taig team it’s more stable on ios 8.3

  • hArShit YaDaV

    Here’s some good news for all

    • Remy

      Thanks man well done 🙂 Thanks to TaiG too, isn’t he a one man show lol?

      • hArShit YaDaV


    • He

      O_o I’m surprised they replied to you to be honest…lol

  • Alex Wood

    Don’t know if this helps, but after hours of messing about, the thing that worked for all my devices was to restore to 8.3 (not just upgrade), so the iPhone/pad was as new AND use the 12.0.1 version of iTunes (filehippo has it, great site for upto date and old versions). I tried on both win 8.1×64 and win10x86[32 bit] (build 10147). I was constantly getting stuck at either 10,20 and 60% until then (seems to not be able to continue after a it reboots, even it detects the reboot). I assume it’s probably something to do with incompatiable jailbreak software being left lying around when only an update is done.

  • Mohammed Shazzaib

    I have tried downgrading Itunes it does not work.

  • Luca

    i jaibreak my device (old iphone 4S) without any problem but i don’t know how to access the root. solutions?

  • Rogério Toledo Jr.

    Patiently waiting for cydia substrate to be updated

  • Shahul Hameed Khan

    cydia not showing on my settings what we do now

  • Jordan

    For anyone having problem with settings and maps apps after jail breaking and having an apple watch paired. I seemed to have found a work around and the apps are working again.
    Step 1: you will need to unpair your apple watch from your iPhone.
    Step 2: after you have successfully unpaired your watch on your iPhone close all apps
    Step3: now, open all your stock apps and have them running and any other apps that weren’t working previously
    Step4: pair you apple watch again and everything should work again

  • leonardo

    Mine is reaching 20 % then the phone restarts after booting up windows closes the program showing me an error 4745 . Can anyone provide me with a fix for this error. Thanks

  • louis

    wont let me open the tiag program! help please!

  • Dominic LoFranco

    Taig works on Windows 10 64 bit, using iTunes 12.0.1. It should work on any 64 bit, I cannot see why it wouldn’t work. So good luck!
    NOTE: Did not work with anything above 12.0.1 for me.

  • Lucas Bitencourt Santos

    Anynone has problems with AppStore won’t install or update apps?

    • Lucas Bitencourt Santos

      Problem solved, turn off auto updates

  • Guus Stavenuiter

    Jailbroken!! Cydia apps wont work, neither do 3rd party apps.
    What the deuce..

    Help is appreciated

  • Yoni

    i restored my phone and it worked perfectly

  • Eddie Wee

    Anyone had this problem that it stuck at 20%, keep on restart the phone and in the end failed to jailbreak. i have re-download and used a lower version itunes (

  • Billf0rd

    After installing the recommended iTunes, please allow iTunes to run. This may correct some errors users are having. Rebooting system may help as well. Good luck!

  • Alwyne Morales

    im stucking in 40% what should i do? help plsss! UP UP!

  • Tynikki crook

    I downgraded to 12.0 and it is still stuck at 20%

  • Saleh Adnan

    could i carry out the jailbreak without the restoring my iPhone 5c? Because I’ve forgot the restrictions code and it doesn’t let me restore.

  • Joey5546

    I’ve been able to get the jailbreak but when I try to install any tweak or application I get “could not open lock file” please help

  • Nick

    it keeps not reading my apple devise, waht do i do?

  • Rheymae Bautista Oriel

    anyone eles having problems?

  • SamR

    Hey guys, I wanted to share how I got a successful jailbreak. I have a 6plus running 8.3. I downgraded to itunes version 12.0.1 64 bit. Installed the 64 bit driver. turned off passcode and find my iphone. I used the taig tool and it was successful.

  • Jameisha Evans

    so Taig2 is $20?

  • David Bishop

    I have successfully jailbroken iOS 8.3, but now I can’t seem to pair my Apple Watch sport. Any help? I’m trying to avoid having to reset my phone because I’ve spent so much time tweaking my phone. Also, I’m trying to avoid having to go to the Genius Bar.

  • Norberto Sbò Matera

    when i try to start the jailbreak, start button is locked. how do i resolve it? Tnx

  • Kevin

    Does anyone know if we could pair apple watch with the newest ios 8.3 jailbroken device ?

  • Anthony Albarran

    I jailbroke iOS 8.3 using TaiG 2.2.0. I am not planning on moving to 8.4 for the time being. How do I get rid of the OTA system update badge over my settings app icon? I can deal with the “1” in the settings app itself, I just want to get rid of the icon badge.

  • usama

    is it going to ask for purchase?

  • usama

    wow its working tool dose not ask to purchase luv u man

  • Sanka Lakshitha

    hey plz help me hot register

  • Pawel Ozieblowski

    It seems that my Windows system is blocking installation of iTunes or the file is broken

    I’m using Windows 8.1 pro 64 bit, so everything should be fine, whats wrong ?

    Attaching screenshot of iTunes error

  • Molina_T738 email

    I loathe adding “luxurious” regular bills. But at the same time the annual cost seems somewhat fair for those who require the newest Apple item every damn year. I mean I spend $300ish for a brand new phone every couple of years and often envy those individuals who have greater devices annually after.

  • Shenq Kang

    I keep getting a message asking me to download the lastest version of TaiG, any help?