iOS 8.4 jailbreak roundup

To state that today has been busy would be an egregious understatement. Actually, the last two weeks have been downright insane with releases.

As you’re likely aware of by now, Apple dropped iOS 8.4 today with the new Apple Music service. This has proved to wildly popular, and many, including yours truly, didn’t hesitate to ditch the iOS 8.3 jailbreak for iOS 8.4. I personally did so knowing that the likelihood of an iOS 8.4 jailbreak was very high given the timing.

Well, not a few hours after 8.4 went live and everyone was enjoying the new Beats 1 radio station, news began to spread that a jailbreak was released. That, as it turns out, was true. The rest, as they say, is history.

Here’s our full roundup of the iOS 8.4 jailbreak. As we did with iSO 8.3, anything related to this firmware from a jailbreak perspective will be contained in this post.


How to jailbreak with the TaiG jailbreak tool (recommended)

How to jailbreak with PP jailbreak tool



We will keep this post updated with all of the latest from the iOS 8.4 jailbreak. Have you jailbroken yet? Stay tuned.

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  • coLin

    Thank you Jeff!

    • Thanh

      His name is Jeff

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  • Shadowelite123

    Correction in the 4th paragraph, iSO should be iOS 😀

  • bigmacdev

    I am currently jailbroken on 8.3. How would I update to 8.4. On taiG’s website it says that I can just add a repo and update but that didn’t work.

    • KinkyNothing

      Of course it didn’t. Update through iTunes.

    • Shadowelite123

      Just update through iTunes. You won’t need to restore so don’t worry about that. You can just update. I did that upon updating from 8.1.2 and then today from 8.3

      • bigmacdev

        so I just plug my iPhone into my Mac, go on iTunes and click update?

      • jilex

        As easy as that

      • Shadowelite123

        Yea that’s what I did

      • bigmacdev

        Just did it and now my iPhone is stuck on the connect to iTunes screen. Putting it in recovery mode or DFU mode doesn’t work and iTunes won’t recognize it.

      • Manuel Molina

        I’m weary of this choice to go to 8.4, but I’m tempted and do not want to do a fresh restore. I did one on 8.3 3 days ago. I’ve never out of 5 years of jail breaking updated my iPhone while jail broken to latest firmware and lost my jailbreak. Updating with iTunes with a jail broken phone will not force me to restore? I will just have to re-jailbreak, yes?

      • lars

        i can’t exactly say you can’t, but if i were you i wouldn’t.
        because a fresh restore is sooo much cleaner than an update on a before jailbroken device. (and imagine this: i did this on my old phone and then there was no new jailbreak for over 6 months. my device startet to get slow and i really wished i had made a clean restore while i still could.)
        you can just restore it and put your backup on, so you even have the preferences of your tewaks saved.

      • VICKY

        Full restore is recommended but not required. I just updated via iTunes then re-jailbroke.

      • Yes. Thats what I did. Just update with iTunes and then jailbreak. Works perfectly with my iPhone 6 128gb running iOS 8.4 now jailbroken.

      • Shadowelite123

        Well I updated my 5S to 8.4 jailbroken and that I know of, it didn’t restore my phone. The most it gave me was one error but that’s because my phone got disconnected in the update and it cancelled it, but I never had to restore. Make sure to back up your stuff though.

  • JohnChristopher

    Amen Jeff,
    iDB is the trusted media source for jailbreaking and you are an integral part of that.

  • 10marcer

    So you guys think it’ll be a good idea for me to update and just wait out for the mac version to be released? Im not in any rush to re jailbreak

  • Jesus Arnoldo Lopez

    this JB took my iphone to the blue screen and inifinite restart!! restoring at this moment!!

  • Mohsin

    i am currently on iOS 8.3 jailbroken. i’m really not interested in apple music feature neither getting iwatch so is it worth it upgrading to iOS 8.4 or should i stick with iOS 8.3 till iOS 9 jailbreak comes out?

    • Varun Soi

      I’m also jailbroken on ios8.3 and honestly don’t have any plan to update and do all that stuff again, I’m not much interested in apple music so just sticking with ios8.3 jailbreak! 🙂

  • d3si 5abi

    i’m confused… which is a better tool to jailbreak with PP or Taig ? or are both same and equally good?

    • bigmacdev

      Tiag is better. It is more stable and will be supported long term. PP just uses some of TiaGs leaked code in a buggy installer

      • Julio Valdez

        I beg to differ. For 8.3 (TaiG) it took me from 11 in the afternoon till 10 at night to finally get the jailbreak to work. After 2 hours of struggling with 8.4 (TaiG) I decided to try the pp jailbreak. First try and less then 5 minutes later I had a jailbroken iphone. I guess it all comes down to individual situations tho

    • Taig is in english. That’s why I did it. Makes me feel safer when I can read which button I’m pressing.

  • jalexcarter

    are all the tweaks that are compatible with 8.3 also compatible with 8.4?

    • Varun Soi

      Yes even springtomize 3 Works on ios8.4!

    • jilex

      I’m having some trouble with mini player

      • tiltdown

        We may need to wait because miniplayer uses music app which is updated on 8.4.

  • Moe

    Anyways you can make a post on a round up on all the jailbreak tools for iOS 8.4 and which one to use/recommend?

    • Darkpurple

      TaiG is the beginner of jailbreak IOS 8.4!

  • Mark S

    This jailbreak for the iphone is a piece of crap. It never gets beyond 50%.

  • Blip dude

    So I tried downloading f.lux, Call Bar and Anydrop and this happens. No, refreshing does nothing!! How the hell am I even supposed to contact the developer when I can’t even access their email. Hoping I don’t have to restore because of some crappy repo or cydia’s usual crappy ways.

    • Carlos Medina

      Just hit install and download it. It should work then you can go back and either uninstall or whatever and it should see everything back.

      • Blip dude

        That’s isn’t the point of me posting this though. Sorry if I come off as a Jerk but if I need to contact any of those developers, I’m out of luck as Cydia won’t even allow me to do that.

        I have a few hours to Kill, so I’m just gonna go ahead and download 8.4, do a fresh restore and re Jailbreak again.

  • Marciano Mulder

    Am i the only who you actually get’s lag with the taiG jailbreak. I notice it a lot when i try to search something in Instagram. Before it was really smooth and now when you type fast it become reaaaally laggy.

    • Skoven

      I have experienced the exact opposite. My iPhone 5 is now more smooth on 8.4 than it was on 8.1.2
      I am however missing some of the tweaks i used on 8.1.2, but not many.
      I can’t get the Tintype keyboard to show however, which is extremely annoying.

      • Marciano Mulder

        Could you try it out on Instagram in the search box by just typing fast. I’m using a iPhone 5c but after i installed 1 tweak that search box began to lag a lot. Other then that my phone is fine and snappy with the jailbreak. Just one thing that really bothered me since i use Instagram a lot.

      • Skoven

        Mine does that as well… i think it has something to do with the fact that Instagram “seeks” every time you input a new character.
        The CPU uses less than 100% when doing this (around 65%), so i dont know what causes it. Maybe the current Instagram is bugged in 8.4.

      • Marciano Mulder

        I tried it out by restoring and using it on 8.4 and it worked normal. With the jailbreak activated and with i am guessing cydia substrate on it start to lag. But it might just be a instagram bug since it’s only in that app or cydia substrate but still it’s kinda annoying if you use it a lot. Thanks for checking! 🙂

      • Skoven

        Hey just an update you might find useful. If you use a 3 party keyboard (i use Nintype), the keyboard taps won’t lag!
        The letters in the input box will still have a little delay, but nothing to bad, and certainly better than stock keyboard.

      • Marciano Mulder

        Oh thanks but i prefer the stock keyboard. I always like to keep my phone as clean as possible with tweaks that improve ios instead changing it. So not a big fan of those keyboards. I however found out that when you enter Safe Mode all the lag in Instagram disappears so it’s def something to do with cydia substrate.

      • Marciano Mulder

        I have deleted cydia substate (+all the tweaks that i used with it). Lag was gone and instagram felt snappy again. Reinstalled only cydia substrate and the lag is back. I emailed Saurik about this bug.

    • Mr_Coldharbour

      I get the occasional lag in Instagram searches and likes as well on my iPhone 6 on iOS 8.1 jailbroken. Planning on restoring to 8.3 and jailbreaking with TaiG or whoever releases a Mac version of the current jailbreak. Hopefully a new fresh(er) device will make the Instagram experience better.

      • Marciano Mulder

        did restoring to 8.3 and rejailbreaking fix it? because i honestly couldnt care less about apple music so i might downgrade as well then.

      • Mr_Coldharbour

        No unfortunately (or fortunately, can’t really say at this point) I’m still on iOS 8.1 jailbroken on my iPhone 6. I’m just waiting for things to stabilise before I restore to 8.3 and jailbreak. Also waiting for a Mac version if there ever will be such a thing if not I’ll take the virtual machine plunge and do it since i finally have all the necessary apps and tools to run Windows on my MBP, after nearly 10 failed download attempts and hours of patience. Also, I’m with you, I couldn’t give a flying fart in space about Apple Music and in fact I dislike the new 8.4, I like it just the way it was/is before the revamp. So I’ll be jailbreaking with 8.3. Also a heavy instagram user here so I’ll let you know how it goes after the restore and rejailbreak. Will keep you posted.

  • Dan

    This must work with iPod 5G as well I imagine?

  • ravinigga

    Have any issue downloading or redownload apps from Appstore. ITS stuck in circle loop

    • Hassan Walid

      Same Here, What’s the Problem? i restarted in Safe Mode but it’s still not working.

      • ravinigga

        Dont know what THE problem is. But it can be fix though iTunes but its easier on phone

  • Toon

    springtomize 3 has issues with the stausbar in IOS 8.4

  • Waleed madibo

    Thank you guys : )
    Already jailbreaked my iphone 5s and ipad 3
    Now Just waiting for the list of the working tweaks

  • coLin

    does anyone know where to download iOS 8.4? My iTunes refuses. Says ‘connection timeout’

  • Chang in Charge

    Too buggy right now errors on Virtual Machine errors on Windows Machine different kinds of errors. Stuck at 10%, Stuck at 20%, Stuck at 30%, Stuck at 60%. Run as administrator. Airplane mode, passcode off, auto lock off, location services off, Anything other trouble shooting steps that I am missing or is this just a super buggy release as of right now?

  • Sai

    its better to have a clean copy of iOS so to speak and then re-jailbreak. The restore your data from the back up.
    hope this helps

  • Bjones331

    I’m on an ios 8.1 jailbreak on a iPhone 5s and ios 7.1.2 on a iphone 5, I don’t think it’s worth it for me to update either one

  • Wesh

    After sucessfuly jailbreaking 8.4 (a full restore was needed – if not stuck at 20%), I was met with the horrible error message of not being able to restore my previously made backup. Itunes says my backup is incompatible or corrupted.

    Any solutions?

    • Rehny

      Ditto here. iTunes says my backup is corrupted. Spent most of last night rebuilding/redoing setting. What irks me most is the loss of imessage/text history. Would love to know if there is/was a solution.

      • Wesh

        sucks ay? :s
        I have now updated my itunes to the latest version and will give it another shot after rejailbreaking, if it fails I guess have to ‘restore’ everything manually.
        It seems my text are still there on Messages on my iMac. Do you have that luck? Still have to figure out how to get them from mac to phone.

        My first shitty experience with jailbreaking.

  • Yep got this with 8.3 numerous times. How I got it to continue was repeat the same thing many times in a row. And then, just this once it pushed past 20 to 100. Have to say this is the worst JB package in many years. I shouldn’t complain though, these guys gave us a zero day exploit.

    • Josh

      Well…thanks for the encouragement. I’ll keep trying, I suppose.

      • Get 8,4 only if you’re crazy for apple music. I’m not, so I stayed off. No other changes other than this app in this release.

      • Josh

        Stops at 40% EVERY TIME. 1103 error…I turned off the anti virus software in my virtual machine… frustrating!!!

        I’m going the Apple Music route…so that’s why I upgraded.

  • Josh

    Finally went to a windows 7 machine to do it. Upgraded to 12.2 iTunes. Taig said that it was missing a iTunes driver so I downloaded the driver. Jailbreak went off without a hitch and pretty fast. Good stuff! Any reason to be concerned about that driver? Thought about it after the fact. Looked legit…

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    I’ve FINALLY been able to download all of the necessary apps/tools for the 8.3/8.4 jailbreak (downloaded both 8.3 and 8.4 just in case, I’d rather be on 8.3 if still being signed, don’t want/care about Apple Music). Also have both Parallels and VMware Fusion just in case one works better than the other. I just hope my Mid-2009 MBP (15-inch) will be able to run Parallels/VMware Fusion with Win10 adequate enough to make this jailbreak a success. Don’t have another Mac or PC at this point. If this fails I’ll just hope for a Mac version to surface. Thanks again Jeff for these rather useful and informative tutorials!

  • amorexes

    better iOS 8.3 or 8.4 jailbreak on iPhone6?

  • OfcrFriendly

    This worked for me on win 7 (64bit) w/ ios 8.4 for my iphone 6!
    My steps included, clean restore of ios 8.4 then restore of backup, turn
    off location services, turn off passcode, turn off find my iphone, set
    auto-lock to never, latest version of itunes, installed apple drivers,
    taig 2.2, run as admin, hard reboot before start jailbreak, Start
    jailbreak in airplane mode w/ phone unlocked, as jailbreak reaches
    each of the steps I enabled/disabled airplane mode instantly at 20%,
    40%, & 60%

  • nfinite

    just released a new version of taig 2.2.1 on cydia and taig web.. changelog:
    Fixes setreuid patch to prevent applications from obtaining to root privileges through setreuid.
    Increases stability.

  • ok well, I’ve got an iPhone 5 on 8.4 .. Didn’t jailbreak my phone on 8.3 and now when I had started .. I’m stuck at 20% … Can anybody tell how to fix it?

  • hesham

    hey please jailbreak stops at 60% any help ?

  • Youssef

    is controllers for all supported in ios 8.4 ? plz

  • coLin

    thanks. it wasn’t updated at the time