iOS 8.3

The top 10 must-know Cydia tips [Video]

Since I imagine that there are probably tons of new jailbreakers since the iOS 8.3 jailbreak touched down, now is a great time to review some of my favorite Cydia tips. But even if you’re a seasoned Cydia veteran, you may find a tip or two in this list that you’ll find handy. How many of these tips do you use on a regular basis? Watch our video and find out.

Still having problems jailbreaking iOS 8.3? These tips may help

Sadly, there are still many individuals that cannot successfully jailbreak iOS 8.3 with the TaiG. I understand how insanely frustrating this can be, but also want to help. Trust me, I feel your pain on this, as it’s super-frustrating when you see everyone else enjoying their jailbreak and you’re stuck with a stock phone.

But don’t give up! You’re going to do this. Consider some of my tips inside. Some may be obvious, but some may be not so obvious. Whatever you do, just give it a try.

50 tweaks that work with the iOS 8.3 jailbreak [video]

Now that TaiG has updated its iOS 8.3 jailbreak to play nice with Cydia Substrate, it’s time to start exploring the vast library of jailbreak apps and tweaks available on Cydia. If you’re new to Cydia, or even if you’ve just been out of the game for a while, it can be overwhelming.

With this in mind, I’ve compiled a video that showcases 50 different jailbreak tweaks. My goal isn’t to be super extensive with the coverage of each tweak, but it’s to provide you with an overview of some of the things that are out there and some of the stuff that is possible with jailbreaking.

Watch our video, and be impressed by the sheer breadth and variety of the Cydia catalog!

How to jailbreak iOS 8.3 with TaiG 2.1.2 + Cydia Substrate

As we noted earlier, the TaiG 2.1.2 untethered jailbreak tool was just released to much fanfare. This is the version of the tool that works as you would expect. It’s compatible with the latest version of iTunes, and works with Cydia Substrate out of the box.

Sadly TaiG 2.1.2 is still Windows only, but we have a good virtual machine tutorial for Mac only users. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to jailbreak iOS 8.3 with TaiG 2.1.2 in mere minutes.

TaiG 2.1.2 officially released to jailbreak iOS 8.3

It’s here, ladies and gentlemen. After a few files got leaked last night, TaiG has come back today with the official version of its jailbreak tool for iOS 8.3. The tool, which is dubbed as version 2.1.2, is for Windows only and features proper Cydia Substrate support. It also fixes the problems with iTunes, where the tool would get stuck at 20% or 60%.

How to fix the dreaded virtual machine error when attempting to run the TaiG jailbreak

In a previous post, I lamented about the fact that I received a dreaded virtual machine error when trying to run the TaiG jailbreak tool on VMware Fusion 7. The error went something like this: Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine.

Not only is that totally ambiguous, but it really didn’t make much sense when you consider that the prior TaiG tool ran with no problems. After trying a few solutions I found via Google, I resigned myself to the fact that I would probably just have to settle and use the old tool instead..

Fortunately, however, one of our awesome readers has come though with a fix. Mohamed Elkady shared this interesting little trick to help bypass a frustrating error. In this post and video, I’ll walk you through the entire process step-by-step.

TaiG issues a statement regarding “leaked” jailbreak packages

TaiG has commented on the “leaks” of its TaiG jailbreak tool and the untether debian package that has spread like wildfire on the Internet this evening. Earlier today, it was discovered by a reddit users that TaiG had uploaded new versions of its tool to the official TaiG server. In fact, the naming convention, which follows a naming standard, made it extremely easy to guess the exact location of the file.

On Chinese microblogging site Weibo, TaiG is advising against using these leaked files, as they are only for testing, and not official versions. It states that only the initial 2.0.0 version was an official release.

Users were understandably anxious to get their hands on these updated versions due to the fact that they packed in the much anticipated Cydia Substrate fixes. These fixes were necessary for users to be able to enjoy the many jailbreak tweaks that rely on this framework.

The iOS 8.3 jailbreak roundup

It’s been a crazy last couple of days, but it’s also been very exciting. It all started when the jailbreak for iOS 8.3 came unexpectedly on Tuesday morning, and it culminates with the release of a Cydia Substrate compatible update this evening. No doubt, there’s still much more to come, but now we’d like to take the time to wrap up the ongoings of the last two days.
In this post, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the iOS 8.3 jailbreak, and what you might expect in the future.

TaiG issues another update to its iOS 8.3 jailbreak tool

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.

Poll: Will you jailbreak iOS 8.3?

Now that Cydia Substrate is available, users can now enjoy the many jailbreak tweaks and apps available on Cydia. Given the timing of this iOS 8.3 release, we’re interested to know what our readers think about the jailbreak overall.

Are you jailbroken? Do you plan on doing so soon? Or are you holding off altogether? Sound off in our poll, and check to see where you stand with regard to other jailbreakers.

TaiG 2.1 released to fix Cydia Substrate

It looks like several reddit users have unearthed the next version of the TaiG jailbreak for iOS 8.3. Several users have posted screenshots of the tool, which is said to fix the Cydia Substrate issues, iTunes issues, etc.

I’ve tested the untether myself, and I can confirm that it works. Cydia Substrate now works, and jailbreak tweaks that are compatible with iOS 8.3 now work.