No root afc2 iOS 8.3

One of the great things about having a jailbroken device is that you can browse the native root file structure directly from your computer. This is done via tools like iFunbox and iExplore.

The only catch is that you need a special package installed on your jailbroken device before you’re given access to the filesystem. This package, Apple File Conduit, better known as AFC2, allows you to do just that.

The TaiG jailbreak for iOS 8.3 doesn’t automatically add AFC2 support to your jailbroken device, but it’s easy to add it after your jailbreak. Just follow this simple tutorial, and you’ll be browsing your root filesystem on your Mac or PC in no time.

Root access afc2 iOS 8.3 jailbreak

Step 1: Open Cydia

Step 2: Tap Sources → Edit → Add

Step 3: Type: and tap Add Source

Step 4: Tap the TaiG source → All Packages

Step 5: Tap TaiG AFC2, install and reboot

Step 6: Connect your device to your computer and use a tool like iExplore or iFunbox to browse the root filesystem

That’s all there is to it. As you can see from the screenshot above, I now have root access to my iPhone’s filesystem from the comforts of my Mac’s desktop.

Have you installed AFC2 yet?

  • Noohar

    Quite off topic but Jeff I see you only have a 16gb iPhone; do you manage fine with the limited space?

    • It’s just a test iPhone 5s. I don’t use it day-to-day.

      • dudeimmexican

        What’s your main?

      • Hi

        I’m guessing 64gb/120gb iPhone 6 Plus

    • Digitalfeind

      I have a 16gb 5s and thankfully with cach clearer and I cleaner it helps with removing unnecessary files. Cannot wait until they both get updated.

  • Luke

    Yay! Finally root for iOS 8.3!

  • theapple99

    I know this is random but should i upgrade from ios 8.1.2 to ios8.3 to jailbreak again. is there any reason to?

    • leart

      apple watch

    • Arthur Salgado

      Just to take the update iOS … The new features.. If you do not want to just do not upgrade…

  • Thotsa Thupten

    does winter board working now?

    • Cole Mahoney

      Not until Cydia substrate is updated 🙁

    • chowbe

      Yes for now!

  • Saulo Benigno

    I don’t know what’s wrong in my side. But I’m unable to add any source or download any tweak. It keep stuck on the last bit, with the loading icon rolling… doest not move.

    Only me?

    • roger

      Me too

      • Saulo Benigno

        Man, that’s bad… any fix guys? 🙁

      • iFlasher

        It’s because Cydia Substrate doesn’t update yet for iOS 8.3, all have the same problem, just wait for a update or fix.

      • Saulo Benigno

        So, how did Jeff managed to add a source to add AFC2 support like he is saying in this post?

      • Saulo Benigno

        Just saw that a new Cydia installer was released, I updated and everything is fixed now 🙂


  • Manuel Molina

    On iOS 8.12 with a 6 plus. I wanna update to 8.3 but not sure if I should wait or not? Is it worth the update?

    • Ram4ever

      I would recommend you to wait for few more days(till Friday EOD)… Unless you have bought an apple watch and you need to use it tomorrow, it is advisable to stick to 8.1.2 until all your important tweaks have been confirmed as Working well in New JB

      • Manuel Molina

        Thanks, bruh. I’m just gonna wait it out until next week. I’m looking for a clean restore and to have a shorter extension of jailbreak tweaks.

  • Mark S

    OpenSSH FTW.

  • Dante Arellano

    So i can use camera connector and plug my external hard drive using ifile?????!

  • Austin

    can someone explain this to me a little?
    do I need to do this? I jail broke my phone

    • Hernan

      Nope, this is only if you want to access the root in your pc 🙂

  • Yes, you can jailbreak, add a tweak to your phone, install an additional program on your computer and all that hassle is not needed. Just use Linux. When I connect my iPhone to a Linux machine, I get the root filesystem by default.

  • Νίκος Τιτομιχελάκης

    Jeff why don’t just install Apple File Conduit 2? It works just fine!

    • Hernan

      It works now because the cydia substrate was updated. It didn’t at the time he posted this.

  • n0m0n

    With the release of Taig (3rd version) has AFC2 been added?

  • Ahma Wirogo

    Excuse me, how about 8.4? The last update for ios? Did it work? Please replay, i really appreciate it,

  • Nick Miller

    Its not working