TaiG iOS 8.3 jailbreak

I think it’s safe to say that it’s been a whirlwind the last few days. TaiG isn’t showing any signs of slowing down, as they’ve now made yet another update to their jailbreak tool available online. This update, dubbed TaiG 2.1.1 comes mere hours after the 2.1.0 update—a release that aimed to fix the Cydia Substrate issues—was discovered.

As far as what’s included in TaiG 2.1.1, my guess is bug fixes. Judging by the minor release version, there’s likely some minor fixes that were important enough to warrant an update.

At any rate, it’s always best to use the latest and greatest when it comes to jailbreak tools, so if you’ve yet to jailbreak, you might as well use TaiG 2.1.1 to do so.

Note: TaiG has warned users not to use this release, as it is still in testing. Proceed at your own risk.

Sadly, I’ve been unable to test these last two Windows releases personally, because they won’t run under my VMware virtual machine. I’ll try Parallels and see if I have a different experience with it.

Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine TaiG Jailbreak

You can download TaiG 2.1.1 from our downloads page. If you decide to take it for a test drive, be sure to come back here and comment on your experience with the tool.

  • Connecting Mac User 

    I thought i was the only person that encountered this problem.. I have been trying to fix it for hours but to no avail. Application can’t run under Virtual Machine” so tired of this recent Jailbreak tools. Missed old days when jailbreak was fun and wasn’t a hassle. Now the Chinese gets involved, things get messier. Fck this!

    • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

      Oh yes, the good ol’ days where those finicky jailbreak tools came out that required specified files, devices and IPSW patching, don’t we all love to waste time downloading all of those.. This is easy, one click and you’re jailbroken, you just need to follow 3 steps.

    • TheDarxide

      If you’re so tired of the jailbreaking tools, then simply, don’t jailbreak. As far as the “Chinese” getting involved, if it weren’t for them, you wouldn’t be currently jailbreaking… Period. Hey, since you’re being racist, why not just blame the US company Apple, who develops the iOS, the US government, that restricts jailbreaking, even from the consumers that own Apple products, and all the Caucasians who stopped with developing jailbreaks…

      • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

        How is he being racist?

      • ReanimationXP

        Implying the Chinese suck, obviously.

      • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

        He needs to understand the differences between racism and nationality. To blame Chinese people for a messier jailbreak as what Connecting Mac User said, is not racist.

      • ReanimationXP

        Actually blaming the “Chinese” for the actions of a few people is by definition racist.. lol

      • Zzyzxd

        People can blame TaiG team for releasing a messier jailbreak, however I see no reason to blame the team members for being Chinese. I can’t tell if this is racist, but it is absolutely unnecessary to highlight “they are Chinese” over and over again.

      • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

        I don’t believe it is racist, I think though it’s stereotyping, implying that anything the Chinese make is cheap or no good. However, over time it improves and it’s not just the Chinese.. that’s anyone who does this in a rushed manner.

      • ReanimationXP

        #truthbomb, well said.

      • Connecting Mac User 

        hahaha… Racist? You can’t even tell when one act racist or pointing out obvious. Learn to read b/w the lines.. By the way, my next time trip is China and I respect them a lot but their things are most times very untidy and thats my point dude.

      • William

        Ohh shuduup with the racist comments already and enjoy the JB when ready, jesus!

    • Antzboogie

      Can we all just be thankful for this awesome Jailbreak and relax lol.

      • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

        To some people, no.. Apparently “Made in China” is a curse to software too.

    • LMAO you really don’t know what you’re talking about.

  • monsieurmoi

    work on my iPad Air…. no problem

  • Mohamed Elkady

    I found a solution to vmware problem ..

    – First you need to instal the windows as demonstrated on this site before but …

    – Take care to cancel vmware tools installation process when it starts after the first start of the windows.

    -instal itunes .. I used the old version you can use flash card to copy the source from your mac to the virtual windows (connect it first to mac-copy exe-remove-connect again to windows) .. or you can download it from the windows.

    -Shut down the windows and quit vmware app then in your mac go to the place where vmware put the virtual machine file usually in /Users/****/Documents/Virtual Machines *** is your username

    -you will find a file right click it then show package content and look for the file ended by (.vmx) right click it and open with text edit

    -add this line at the lower end of the text file opened :
    monitor_control.restrict_backdoor = “true”

    -Save the file and then power on your vmware windows …

    run Taig 2.1 exe it will run normally .. take care that for me it failed in jailbreaking at 60% then I just clicked the green button and it tried again and this second time it succeeded ..

    hope this can help

    • Will try this, thanks.

      • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

        Any idea on what bugs were fixed?

    • This worked, thank you. I’m creating a guide for this and giving you credit.

      • Felipe Queiroz Drumond

        There is a reason why they don’t want people using their tool in Windows, right? I hope they will launch a Mac version.

      • Mohamed Elkady

        Thank you and You are welcomed 🙂

  • Kyaw Swar Aung

    Not work in Parallels Desktop, too.

  • sunfire7

    Thx to my comment, your welcome idb

  • alan salzano

    still can’t boot my iPhone to safe mode any incompatible apps cause me to restore

  • Alex

    I can’t download the 2.1 version 🙁

  • Ilya Vorobyev

    Someone needs to give Jeff an award. Not sure what time it is in his time zone but all I know is it’s really late, and Jeff never fails to give us the latest and greatest content at anytime of the day! Good Luck on the virtual machine man. I’m wondering why the other version worked on VMware and not this. You think they might be doing this to try to not let Mac users get the tool? #taigvsmacconspiracy

  • Lucas Rey

    Damn! Getting crazy with VM popup error. There’s no way to run the tool under VM!
    Why Taig limit this function is still unknown!!!

  • Adrian Praporgescu

    I’m trying now to jailbreak with v2.1.1 and once i start the taig software i get this error ” Apple driver hasen’t been found. Please download and install iTunes”

    • Felipe Queiroz Drumond

      I had the same problem and had to remove iTunes and ALL other Apple’s software, run CCleaner to clean all rubbish, restart and then re-install itunes and iDevices driver by plug-in them on usb port. ONLY THIS. hahah

  • Ilya Vorobyev

    #taigismacracist . I believe in conspiracies, and I think that taiG wants to not let Mac users use their tool.

  • ReanimationXP

    Not sure how I feel about them coding a jailbreak to detect whether it’s inside a VM or not.. why would that be necessary? Malware anyone?

    • Martin

      I was wondering the same.. And the tool is not uploaded in their web, is this really their fix? 🙂

    • It’s probably not malware. TaiG is a trusted source. Check Mohamed Elkady’s fix above.

  • Adrian Praporgescu

    i had unistalled itunes and installed older version 12.1.0. still the same message

    • Adrian Praporgescu

      i have even tried with taig v2.0 and i get the same error. what can i do pls

    • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

      I’ve had this problem before, you must uninstall ALL apple services, excluding quicktime, but anything that says “Apple” in your “add and remove” program, then reinstall iTunes 12.0 32 bit

      • Felipe Queiroz Drumond

        I think you also need to plug-in your iDevices on usb port to have the drivers installed.

      • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

        Well, yes of coarse, the jailbreak doesn’t go through wifi or bluetooth, but you don’t need to uninstall the drivers, just the programs.

    • Mark Hardin

      I have found the solution to that.
      Go to google and search iTunesDriver64_0205.exe and that fixed it for me and I used newest itunes

      • Adrian Praporgescu

        found it… done it… and now it gets stuck at 20% of jailbreaking

      • Mekia Chatman

        Been trying that solution an four different itunes variations from newest itunes to version 10 an no luck. When 2.0 works i hang 20% for hours. 2.1 won’t work for me either.

        I know one thing that i have yet to figure how an that is how to downgrade itunes; but other people doing it with both higher an lower itunes version with no problem. Confused, anybody see a detailed video on itunes downgrading? This better be worth all my hell an frustration. (2 days)

        On top of all this I can’t backup through itunes or of course restore from itunes. I tried reinstalling ios 8.3 but get error when trying to use. Windows 8.1. I tried using 32 bit but that ain’t happening 🙁 Now two best paid games won’t work anymore an upset cause i just had put $ into recently; I need to fix. I tried icloud but hit dam snag again. Seem like each day i get closer to the prize but i be dam if it get gone again 🙁

        This setback is really gone ruin my only day off 🙁

        Anybody on here walking around with a miracle I don’t know about lol. I most certainly deserve one for all the dedication an persistence I am putting into this. i am grateful to the folks who made this possible though. I just want to be happy an enjoy too 🙁

  • PlacebopT

    I tried with parallels and gives the same error message. Why in hell would they disallow people to use their JB tool under virtual machine?

    • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

      Who knows, could be any reason, just jailbreak with 2.0, install the .deb file, works without a hitch.

      • PlacebopT

        Yes, that’s how I did it.
        2.0 and today I applied the .deb file. Everything is working fine (just had to remove Activator cuz it was causing springboard crashes).

        But now I’m having Facebook Messenger App troubles.
        It’s hanging when I press any conversation then it crashes. -.-

      • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

        Facebook messenger is crap, downgrade your Facebook to v25 and add the fbnoneedmessenger tweak, then you have it all on one app. If you read Ryan Petrich’s instructions with activator its not compatible with 8.3, so give him some time.

      • PlacebopT

        I hate to see badges. That’s why I always use app’s last version. Lol 😀

        I’ll just wait for a fix.

      • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

        If you hate to see badges, then disable them.

      • PlacebopT

        Is it possible to disable only for the App Store?

        How can I downgrade Facebook to version 25.0? (Google it, right?) Lol

      • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

        There’s many ways to downgrade, app addict is great for it. And I do believe so, there are tweaks that can do that, you may have to google that one though 😛

      • PlacebopT

        I just had a light. Duh…
        I always wonderer “why on hell do they upload facebook in here” when I open AppCake App.
        Now I know why 😛

      • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

        Yup, because stupid security gets installed and kills tweaks.

      • MaRz Franco

        Use Facebook’s app called “Paper.” it’s an awesome new way of viewing facebook and it integrates messages. Plus no ads

  • aquil faris

    Not working in windows too… Getting the same error

  • Martin

    In their site I see the version to download is V 2.0.0, so from where is this 2.1.1 uploaded here?

    • Ousstanding

      Good observation. Where did this come from Jeff? (if you’re still awake)

      • Mark S

        It came from the Chinese guessing at their predictable release file names.

  • Christopher Rigby

    502 bad gateway on 2.1.1 download

  • Adam

    Did full restore and jb 2.1.1 on win7 32bit No problems. It stops at 60% for 2 mins but let it work – eventually it will do the job

    • Andres

      Hey while downloading taig did you experience the 502 bad gateway and also did it work on the newest version of iTunes ?

  • Roy Valeriano

    I’ve updated to 2.1.1 but I didn’t see a version change on the package. It still shows 2.1

  • Xeno

    Ughhhh… now apt.taig is down… when will I get a chance to jb.. xD

    • Andres

      Hey while downloading taig did you experience the 502 bad gateway and also did it work on the newest version of iTunes or did you downgrade it ?

  • Range

    Not downloading until someone tells me where this came from. Taig site still says 2.0.0

    • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

      It came from TaiG, they just haven’t updated their site yet, all the coders are busy working on fixing the jailbreak.

  • Ankit

    any one has a mirror for Taig 2.1.1? apt.taig is down.

  • Ryan Hake

    I cant find taig 2.1.1 on your download page and when I try to DL ver 2.1.0 I get a bad gateway error. Have the tool downloads been removed?

  • Mark Hardin

    So is 2.1 and 2,1,1 betas or just 2.1.1 cause i go to their website and it only has 2.0

  • Raincon79

    502 Bad Gateway 🙁

  • cdlenfert

    Any way to get this updated untether if already jailbroken? Not seeing anything in the taiga repo or a deb file floating around.

  • Lemerio P.

    The link for Taig 2.1.1 download does not work on the downloads page. At least not for me. Anyone else with issues?

  • Adan

    Can’t download TAIG 2.1.1 anywhere ‘502 bad gateway’. Can someone upload, please?? Thanks!

  • Jay

    After installing 2.1.1, Spring Board counties to run in safe mode. Also, restarting is required 3-4 times before restored. Also, I’m having reboot loops where the loop happens 5-6 times before completing. This update is definitely bad.

  • Chris Pleasant

    Hi, maybe im been a little slow here,. but ive downloaded the jailbreak tool and it wont open the file.. if i right click it i can choose the options of open, cut, copy, delete and properties… if i double click the jb tool nothing happens at all and if i go in properties it says Method: deflated i dont know if that means anythihng… i just want to JB my device finally!!! Thanks in advance if anyone can help

  • David

    Rofl, dumb ass Macheads are mad because they need Windows to JB their Apple device. That is why they’re being racist and irritable. A curveball these hipster douchebags never saw coming, its hilarious.