As expected, TaiG has been updated to support the iOS 8.1.2 firmware. A few prominent developers sent tweets out earlier today stating as much, but now we have the proof in the form of an official release. You can find the updated TaiG jailbreak tool on our downloads page. Read More
According to several reliable sources within the jailbreak community, it looks like the TaiG jailbreak will remain working after the iOS 8.1.2 update. Although the TaiG tool will need to be updated to include iOS 8.1.2 support, it shouldn’t take any new exploits or re-enginering on the developer end to include support for iOS 8.1.2. Read More
LockGlyph, a tweak that we reviewed last month, was met with a ho-hum response due to some of its shortcomings. It’s a tweak that brings the Apple Pay authentication animation and sound to the Lock screen. It was slow, a little clunky, and lacked many of the customization options necessary to make it great. However, some recent updates have quickly changed the perception of this jailbreak tweak. Read More
ColorReachability is a recently released jailbreak tweak that allows iPhone 6 users to switch up the color of their Reachablity background. Reachability, as you’ve no doubt heard, allows users of large screen devices like the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to shift down the iOS interface so that it can be efficiently used with one hand. If you find Reachability’s look to be too boring and pedestrian, ColorReachability can go a long way towards changing that. Read More
Aeternum, arguably the best Apple Watch UI jailbreak tweak available on Cydia, received a massive update today. The update brings lots of fixes and several notable new features to the table. If you purchased Aeternum the past, but felt it wasn’t ready for prime time, you may want to check it out again now that it’s received its notable 18.104.22.168 update. Read More
Switchability: an upcoming tweak that combines Reachability, the App Switcher, and Safari’s 3D tab view
A new upcoming jailbreak tweak promises to combine multiple iOS features into a cool new app switching interface called Switchability. The tweak, which is previewed inside on video, combines the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus’ Reachability mode along with the App Switcher and Safari’s 3D tab view. The result of such a combination may seem like it would be a mess, but after seeing it demonstrated in the preview video, I think it might just work. Read More
BurstGIF is a brand new jailbreak tweak that lets users convert burst photos into animated GIFs. Since burst photos capture large sequences of photos within a short time span, they are perfect candidates for GIF animations. BurstGIF isn’t without its shortcomings, but it’s one of the best options for converting your burst photography into animated masterpieces. Read More
Predix is a new jailbreak tweak that presents the time until your device’s battery is scheduled to die or fully charge. It does so by means of a heads up display in the center of the iPhone’s screen.
If you’re looking for an easy way to keep tabs on battery life, including handy predictions on charging and discharging remaining time, then you’ll want to look into this thoughtful jailbreak tweak. Read More
These last seven days marked another solid week of worthy jailbreak tweaks releases and updates, and as you know, Cydia isn’t necessarily a great place to discover what’s new or what’s been updated… which is why we’ve come up with this weekly wrapup of new and updated jailbreak tweaks.
Each tweak comes with a short description of what it actually does, as well as the price and a link to our post on iDB if we covered the tweak in question. Of course this is not a one hundred percent comprehensive list, so some tweaks might be missing, which is where you come in: if you see a tweak that was updated or released that is not on this list, simply add it up in the comments section. Read More
AdvancedSettings8 is a jailbreak tweak that unlocks Apple’s hidden settings for iOS 8. These settings are hidden for a good reason, as they reveal things that the average user would have no clue how to use. I consider myself to be a fairly advanced user, and it was enough to confuse me a bit, so there’s that.
But there is some value to be had from AdvancedSettings8. After you peruse the multitude of sections and the vast array of adjustable values, you’ll surely stumble upon at least one or two settings from which you can personally derive value. Read More
As has been the norm as of late, OS X releases of the latest jailbreak tools have lagged behind their Windows counterparts. The TaiG jailbreak, which released to much surprise early this morning is no exception.
But what if you’re an OS X only user who doesn’t have access to a Windows machine? Are you left out in the cold waiting until TaiG decides to release an OS X version of its tool? Not necessarily.
Inside, I’ll show you how easy it is to run a Windows virtual machine on OS X absolutely free of charge. Doing so will allow you to jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 even if you only have a Mac. Best of all, it’s absolutely free to do so. Check out our video tutorial after the break for the full how-to.
The TaiG 8.0-8.1.1 Untether has been updated to version 1.1, and it comes bundled in the TaiG jailbreak that’s downloadable for Windows, and it also comes as a Cydia package for those who have already jailbroken with TaiG.
The update doesn’t appear to be a major update, but there are fixes included to fix sandboxing issues present in the previous version of the TaiG jailbreak tool. Users who are jailbroken, and those who have yet to jailbreak should use TaiG 1.1. Read More
TaiG today launched an English version of its jailbreak tool and official website, making it easier for users to follow through the steps to download and use the utility to jailbreak their iOS devices running iOS 8 to iOS 8.1.1. In an effort to make communication with non-Chinese speakers better, the team has also launched a Twitter account, available in English as well.
The English version of the site can be found at TaiG.com/en. The download link, jailbreak tool UI, tutorial, and changelog pages have all been translated in English. Although the translation of the website and the jailbreak tool aren’t perfect, this move will definitely make it less intimidating for users who haven’t used TaiG yet to take the plunge. Read More
Episode 84: We talk all about the TaiG iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak in this week’s episode of Let’s Talk Jailbreak. We also discuss our hands-on experiences with the TaiG tool and some of the new jailbreak tweaks that have hit the wire in the last week.
This episode has no sponsor, but you can always support Let’s Talk Jailbreak and iDB by downloading our OS X Yosemite Interactive User Guide in the iBooks Store.
Once again, iFile, the de facto standard for emulating Finder-like actions on iOS, has some competition. This time it comes in the form of FileBrowser, a brand new free (BigBoss) jailbreak app that runs under root on jailbroken devices.
FileBrowser allows jailbroken users to browse the entire filesystem of an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. It lends the ability to do things like rename, copy & paste, create and delete folders, delete files, create and extract compressed files, and more.
Does FileBrowser make a good free alternative to iFile? Check out our full video walkthrough after the break for the details. Read More
TaiG talks about iOS 8.2 jailbreak support, possible cooperation with Pangu Team, Mac support, and more
Lots of interesting information is now available about the TaiG jailbreak for iOS 8.1.1, and it comes straight from the horse’s mouth. First, TaiG has posted an FAQ of sorts for their jailbreak where they answer some of the most pressing questions.
In the FAQ, we learn why the team decided to roll with the iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak as opposed to waiting it out. We also learn that iOS 8.2 is indeed supported in the jailbreak (it’s just disabled for the time being). Along with that, additional interesting tidbits have surfaced regarding the Mac version of TaiG. Yes, a Mac version is being worked on, and it could possibly be released in the future.
Step inside for more details. It paints an interesting picture of who the TaiG team really is. Read More
iOS 8.1’s day has come and gone. Today, in fact, just a few minutes ago, Apple stopped signing the firmware.
If you missed out on iOS 8.1, there is no way to either upgrade to it, or downgrade to it. Instead, you’ll have to go directly to iOS 8.1.1.
Fortunately, like the firmware it replaces, iOS 8.1.1 is jailbreakable as well. Check inside to see what this means for the future of jailbreaking iOS. Read More
Good news for would be jailbreakers running iOS 8.1.1: MuscleNerd, the famous hacker and one of the leaders of the jailbreak movement, has granted his blessing to the TaiG jailbreak.
As you’ll recall, this weekend, TaiG came out of nowhere to release and iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak. As a result, and because relatively little is known about TaiG, many people felt it better to wait before some of the more well-known hackers could take a look at the package.
In a series of tweets, MuscleNerd has vouched for the safety of the TaiG jailbreak, effectively opening the floodgates to the masses. Have a look inside for the details. Read More