TaiG has elevated its latest jailbreak tool out of beta and are now promoting it as a public download. Version 2.3.1 of the TaiG tool’s most notable change is its inclusion of the latest version of Cydia, version 1.1.20. Actually, this is apparently the only change contained within TaiG 2.3.1, as we noted in our overview of the 2.3.1 beta release a few days ago.

As far as why TaiG has now started a beta program, there haven’t been any clear details on the reasoning behind the change. My best guess is that they want to make sure that all of the potential bugs are discovered by early adopters, before they promote a new release as a publicly available release.

Here is the change log for TaiG 2.3.1:

  • Integrate the latest Cydia 1.1.20.

TaiG has also updated its change log page with this special note regarding those who are jailbroken using earlier versions of the TaiG tool:

Users of TaiG V1.0.0-1.3.0, supporting iOS 8.0-iOS 8.1.2, don’t need to rejailbreak. If you want to remove setreuid patch, add TaiG repo (apt.taig.com) or 3K repo (apt.3kzhushou.com), and update TaiG 8.0-8.1.X Untether.

If you want to download TaiG 2.3.1, then head over to our downloads page where you can do so right now.

Which version of TaiG did you use to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad? Also, which version of iOS are you currently on? I’m interested to see if any of you happen to still be on some of the earlier iOS firmware like iOS 8.0 or iOS 8.1.2…

  • Hassan Walid

    any news about the OSX version??

    • adrian

      bootcamp/virtual machines

      • Paymon John Vafa

        it was a process… but it worked out :'( lol

    • M2

      People need to stop asking about mac. Just consider it not happening. At least mac users have the virtual machine option. Windows users do not have anything close.

      • Bugs Bunnay

        What about the OS X???

      • Uncle Bob

        Any news on OS X???????????

      • QP

        why a windows user should buy an iphone? how many iphone or ipad users doesn’t own a mac? all this is just ridicolous…

      • M_Hawke

        Yeah, we Windows users don’t have anything close, but I don’t need nor want one. Apparently, Mac users do need/want one.

  • Antzboogie

    Do you guys realize we are in Jailbreak glory?!? I’m so happy and we should all be grateful! Thank you TaiG and to all who always help!! I’m so enjoying my Jailbreak right now!!

    • iPhoneWINS

      i will only be in glory when there is a mac version

      • Alex Fife

        get VM and Windows trail

      • iPhoneWINS

        nah they need to get us a mac version

      • dpacemaker

        It doesn’t work on parallels, at least I haven’t gotten it to work.

      • Paymon John Vafa

        i got it to work. Whats your problem? I think i encountered almost every small issue while getting my devices jailbroken.

      • Scotow

        I’m not the OP, but I tried with the latest TaiG version and keep having the “no iTunes installed” error. For sure, I installed the latest iTunes version and was running Parallels and Windows 7 64bit Premium Version.
        I’m on iPhone 6 and it was detected by the Windows virtual machine (and iTunes).

        Any ideas ? (Sorry for bad english).

      • Paymon John Vafa

        did you get it to work?

      • Scotow

        Yes I did, thanks 🙂

      • dpacemaker

        I kept getting a driver error, once I fixed that I still couldn’t get past 40%, and then it would give me an error code not on the taig website. I’ve tried on Parallels and on a windows machine. Same problems each time.

      • mrgerbik

        Why not bootcamp??

  • iPhoneWINS

    oh great so now they have feed up the programmers to do the mac version…

    • adrian

      no mac version

    • Midou35000

      What the heck is wrong with you
      TaiG team will not make a mac version
      They don’t have time for that. Even if they do, they wont
      Only if they give permission for other programmers to use their code
      If they allow me i would do it

  • Skoven

    Hey Jeff.

    I’ve been thinking, that it would be awesome if you guys made an article about Activator.

    It’s really hard to know what to do with it, because you have to figure everything out yourself: “commands/gestures” and all the 3’rd party “expansions” that work with it.
    I personally use it all the time, for different things, but im sure i could find more useful things to do with it, if someone showed me 🙂

    Maybe you could start a tread where people could post their Activator “tweaks” and then make an article explaining the best ones?

    Well… just a thought 🙂

    • Hi

      I would love this!

    • Fanboy 

      Don’t personally use Activator but sounds like this would be a very useful article for many, many users. I’m very curious to see if iDB actually listens to it’s readers…

      • Lucus Bendzsa

        I agree Jeff mentioned doing a comprehensive guide a while back but never did.

      • Born of Fire

        Activator is the main reason for me to jailbreak my device .)

      • This Guy

        It does come in very handy!

        One of my favorite Activator tweaks-

        Disable auto lock when I plug my phone in and enable it when I unplug.

        Also, triple clicking the home button enables/disables auto dimming.

        I use my devices in the car most of the time and these tweaks make the experience much more pleasant.

  • Todd Young

    Per my earlier comments on previous posts, it would appear that the code for this JB is starting to finally stabilize, as we’re no longer seeing daily updates from the developer. However, there’s still many complaints out on the Internet of this JB containing bugs (e.g. notification preferences not kept after respringing, etc.).

  • Preben Faarkrog Hansen

    So now TaiG, its time for a Mac version☺️ I Can Do it

    • iPhoneWINS

      yeah the need to pass the 0code to a conversion programmer now..

      • Preben Faarkrog Hansen

        Hell Year, ASP 🙂

  • Luis Perez

    I’m still in 8.1.2 . I wanna upgrade to 8.4 but I wanna make sure that TetherMe works on 8.4 and a few others. Is it safe to upgrade to 8.4 ? In advance ️thank you!

    • Shingo

      8.4 > 8.1.2

      • Luis Perez

        I will think if I go 8.4. I just care about the TetherMe tweak

    • iPhoneWINS

      im not 8gonna go through all this hall till IOS9

      • Luis Perez

        That’s what I’m afraid off . Plus I want to check things out on iTunes and requires 8.4 it’s annoying im still thinking of I should do it .

  • Bjones331

    Jeff, I’m still on ios 8.1 jailbroken

    • Then update now!

      • Bjones331

        I believe I’m good where I’m at, no issues this way

      • Julio Hernandez

        8.4 is more stable and less buggy and much more secure than 8.1 is. OpenBackup does work with 8.1-8.4 so if that’s the issue of having to install everything again then there’s your solution.

      • Bjones331

        What stability issues does ios 8.1 have?

      • iPhoneWINS

        im kon 8.1.2 and very happy

      • Bjones331

        I would agree I’m happy where I’m at as well

      • I was on 8.1 for the longest time and it was extremely stable fym?

      • Then why did you post here that you are on 8.1???

      • Bjones331

        Because Jeff said he was curious to know what ios people are on

      • Eyal Rotem

        Jeff asked. did you read the article?

      • Sandesh Dhuri

        Same Here.. 8.1 is good and quite stable..

      • iPhoneWINS


  • James Grace

    Would I still need to install a previous version of iTunes?

  • Ali

    I jailbroke my iPhone 6 w/ 2.3, but my brother’s 5S keeps getting stuck at 20%. It completed the JB once, but ALL the icons were gone. I could search for Apple apps, but not cydia so had to restore it again. What I tried for him:
    – iTunes drivers
    – Airplaine and Passcode off
    – Older iTunes version (by removing all components of new one)

    ANY help will be appreciated!

    • restore in DFU Mode with not restoring the backup. Then jailbreak and then restore the backup

      • Twyler

        Can you outline these steps in a little more detail? I want to make sure I get it right. I’m using Virtualbox with Windows 8.1 and it’s been such a pain to try and make it work. I want to restore. But I also need my back restored.

      • Ali

        I tried that already. It didn’t work for his iPhone.

    • Lucus Bendzsa

      I had the same issue. Then I updated to 8.4 and it wokred. I was on 8.3

      • Ali

        He is already on iOS 8.4

    • titi

      Fresh restore, with itunes 12.0.1

      • Ali

        I think I downgraded it to 12.0.1 but didn’t restore it using that. I will try that, thanks1

  • Mike

    Wonder if this will fix the apple driver issues I keep getting every time I try to JB

  • Chang in Charge

    8.4 had too many problems trying to get this tool to work. Never experienced this many issues in the past even with the previous TaiG tool for 8.1 or whatever I was on before the watch came out. Might jailbreak again in the near future might not. Idk I’m not as antsy to jailbreak as I used to be.

  • Chad Revis

    I’m still jailbroken on ios 7.1.1 iphone 5 and I’ve been debating about updating to 8.4 and jail breaking as I love bitesms and hate that it’s not supported on ios 8.

    • regkilla

      Update. It’s more stable.

  • Leandro Romano

    Mac version without Virtual Machine? Sounds good?

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    Any news on a fix for the Today/Tomorrow Summary reappearing in Notification Center after a reboot or respring after explicitly removing them? Myself including 5 others both here on IDB and on Twitter, as well as others on Reddit and other forums have been reporting this issue since the release of TaiG v2.3.0. Jeff, I’d really appreciate a response or acknowledgment of the issue or that you’ve read my comment/tweet or if you’re experiencing it or not. TaiG didn’t bother to comment so, Jeff, would you kindly comment on the issue, if it does exist with you? I’m jailbroken on an iPhone 6, iOS 8.3, TaiG v2.3.0. I asked others who are jailbroken on iOS 8.3 and 8.4 and have faced the same problem. Also, an interesting note, I jailbroke an iPhone 4S on iOS 8.4 with TaiG v2.3.0 and this issue wasn’t present. Any theories, Jeff, anyone? Jeff, again? Thank you!

    Yes all jailbreaks I perform are on FRESH iOS restores via iTunes. No restores from backups, ever! Also, thanks TaiG for making this jailbreak happen and IDB for reporting on this, but I’d also appreciate a comment on the common facing issues post-jailbreak as every jailbreak comes with its own sets of issues and headaches. Just surprised that you haven’t commented on any.

    • walter borquez

      I second that as well, jailbroken iphone 6 plus, ios 8.4

      • Mr_Coldharbour

        Someone on Twitter told me that it was caused by Activator, so I uninstalled it, rebooted several times to make sure, and the issue was gone! The cause of this problem? Activator. I emailed and tweeted Ryan Petrich about this. Now we’ll just have to see if he releases an update that addresses this issue. You do the same and anyone else with Activator installed. Here are his emails: rpetrich@gmail.com , rpetrich+activator@gmail.com.

        Email him, tweet him! I already did. If many people get on this, he’s bound to release a fix at some point.

      • Mr_Coldharbour

        Turns out the problem is caused by Activator. Uninstalling it made the stupid Today/Tomorrow Summary go away. I emailed and tweeted Ryan about this, so did others, hopefully he’ll release an update.

  • JohnMarki

    I hate Windows just as much as TaiG hates OS X and will absolutely NEVER install it on my Mac. Just Google “winebottler kronenberg org / Download the Stable Version / Run / Run TaiGJBreak exe / Laugh at everyone using Virtual Machines to run Garbage Windows. 😉

  • Nick Dee

    Just went to 8.4 from 8.1.2. All my jailbreak tweaks work. Other than that I do’t see much diference.

  • Shaun

    PP released only 1 tool and they made it perfect even tho they stole the exploits. Taig relased like a million tools already and all are imperfect and so many errors. #justsaying haha

  • imtough

    So long as there is no updated tweak to bypass Good For Enterprise jailbreak detection, this is all useless.

    • John Charles

      if you can iPhone with Cydia new Tweak Update again later a if new tweak tools Jailbreak compatible iOS 8.4 confirmad, do not worry okay…

      • imtough

        Uh.. you drunk Charles?

  • JohnMarki

    For everyone that hates Windows as much as TaiG hates OS X… winebottler(dot)kronenberg(dot)org Forget about messing with garbage MS Windows and Virtual Machines, and partitioning. Works like a charm, uses almost no resources as well. You still need the older iTunes though. ✌️

    • iPhoneWINS

      false tried it and its full of confusing glitches and BS

      • JohnMarki

        Works flawlessly for me. I’m on OS X 10.10

  • iPhoneWINS

    i need a free one

    • John Charles

      Yes, OS X Yosemite if working VMware Fusion for Windows 7 install after, new TaiG Jailbreak 2.3.1 now connect USB with iPhone or iPad yes!… confirmad!… thank you.

  • M_Hawke

    I’m still jb on 8.1.2. Reading everyone’s comments on any article related to the latest jb to see if I want to move ahead to 8.4. Some comments on battery life concern me. I already have to charge my iPhone 5 once, twice, and sometimes three times a day. Even when I’m not using it that much. Hate this thing that I paid good money for. Pathetic battery. And then I have the stupid pixel spots in my camera. And Apple wants me to pay $265 to get a refurb. This is a refurb that replaced the headphone jack that went bad. So anyway, enough of the rant, just concerned about the stupid, weak battery and I don’t want to go to 8.4 if it makes it worse. Any experiences out there on this?

    • White Michael Jackson

      Same thing on the iphone 6. I bought a battery but got tired of carrying it around. Then i bought a mophie juice pack ultra, extends the battery to at least one and a half days. Battery life is still an annoying problem with the iphone. I am on ios 8.3 and dont feel like updating, just to jailbreak again and deal with that windows bs once again. since there is not difference 8.3 and 8.4 (apple music? Meh) im staying right where i am.

  • p0is0nX

    I tried 7 time to jailbreak my iphone 6 plus with taig after that is also factory restore my iphone but unable to jailbreak..some time it stucked at 50% or 40%..but finally used the PP25 to jailbreak it on my windows virtual machine…
    Now the ques is how should i get the update of Taig untether versions??

  • Francisco farias

    I’m running on windows 10 with the latest iTunes and taig jailbreak. I’m stuck on 20% and it’s keeps restarting my iPod. Can somebody help me please?

    • M2

      If possible try to downgrade your iTunes to 12.0.1. Uninstall current iTunes and Google for older iTunes. It’s easy to find. Then install and try again. Another option is to find the driver for your iPhone for 64 bit to use with current iTunes. If you can find an older windows 32 bit machine you will have an easier time. Make sure find iPhone is off and airplane mode is on before jailbreak. Also if you’re still at 20% wait anywhere from 5-15 minutes for it to fail, then try again. Many people including me did it the second time and it worked with no issue. Also make sure you restore phone as a fresh instal from iTunes. The jailbreaks have a hard time when the software was updated over the air. Hope this helps.

  • Andres

    iOS 8.1.2

  • J™

    Waiting for Forecast to be updated then I’ll move to 8.4

  • Scotow

    Hi, thanks for the huge help, I did what you wrote, I just installed the old iTunes version has you said but in 64 bit version because the 32 didn’t even want to start the installation due to my 64 bit Windows version. After a failed attempt I turned on the airplane mode and it’s worked.

    Thanks for your help.

    • Mahir007

      Hi, glad that it worked out for you and thanks for telling me about the 32 bit version not starting, is weird because it worked for me but I’ll remember that now. Thanks.

  • sweg

    I jailbroke with the new TaiG release, and at the begining cydia did what it is supposed to go through, (the long preparing filesystem,) and then it resets like normal, but now after the first time, again it does the preparing filesystem, and then reloads again, and, after 7 counted attempts, i seek help. I cant restore to factory settings, please help!

  • Estela_ ollard

    Glad Stephen kept his humor model and actions from the Colbert Report. I laughed a lot at his Donald Trump and Oreo segment. He’s has just dropped working like a conservative but otherwise I see plenty of carryover from the Colbert Report.