iOS 8.4

TaiG 2.4.1 beta released to address 60% issues while jailbreaking iOS 8.4

Good news for those of you who are still experiencing issues with the TaiG jailbreak. A new beta version has been released to address issues with users who are getting stuck at 60% during the jailbreak process.

Users who are already jailbroken will likely see a TaiG Untether update soon on Cydia once the 2.4.1 beta period ends. Check out the rest of our post for the release notes related to the release.

The perfect jailbroken iPhone: iOS 8 edition

Now that the iOS 8.4 jailbreak is out, I thought I’d create a new “Perfect Jailbroken iPhone” post for you. If you can remember, I started this series a very long time ago, and it has remained popular until this day.

Lots of people want to know what makes a perfect jailbroken iPhone. Do you need the perfect jailbreak tweaks to make a perfect iPhone? Not necessarily.

And just because a tweak or app makes this list, doesn’t means it’s my absolute favorite, or that I even use it everyday. The perfect jailbroken iPhone does not equal my favorite jailbroken iPhone.

The name of the game here is practicality, usefulness, and improvement. With these tweaks + 1 theme for good measure, I put together an all star phone capable of doing very much.

What do you think? Do you agree or disagree? Watch the video and judge for yourselves.

TaiG releases version 2.3.1 beta to include latest Cydia update

In an interesting move, the folks over at TaiG have released a new version of their iOS 8.4 jailbreak tool for Windows, but have labeled it as a beta. Version 2.3.1 beta incorporates the latest version of Cydia, version 1.1.20, and that’s about all.

According to the change log, no other changes were implemented into the TaiG tool outside of the Cydia update. For such a small change, it’s weird that they’ve labeled it as being a beta, but maybe this will become a new trend going forward until they have enough successful testers to deem it a stable release.

Activator and Flipswitch updated for iOS 8.4

Good news for iOS 8.4 jailbreakers. The public versions of both Activator and Flipswitch are now available for iOS 8.4.

As you likely know, many of the jailbreak tweaks in Cydia rely on both of these releases to work properly. Prior to the update, Activator would cause the SpringBoard to crash and respring into safe mode on iOS 8.4.

Users did have the option of installing the Activator beta as a workaround, but that’s no longer a requirement thanks to these updates.

MusicMod: a new tweak that lets you modify the look of iOS 8.4’s Music app

Love Apple Music, but not exactly loving the layout of the Music app in iOS 8.4? Then try Music Mod, a new jailbreak tweak that lets you modify many Music app settings.

MusicMod allows you to do things like hide sections, tabs, remember playback position of songs, and more. If you’re looking to switch up things in Apple Music, then there is no deeper tweak than MusicMod.

TaiG 2.3 released to include Cydia 1.1.19 and remove setreuid patch

Hot on the heels of saurik’s Cydia update, TaiG has updated its jailbreak tool to include the latest version of Cydia and to remove the setreuid patch. The update, which comes in at version 2.3, can be used by those of you who aren’t currently jailbroken. If you are jailbroken, then you’ll be able to update to the latest version of the TaiG untether via Cydia.

What tweaks are compatible with iOS 8.4? Check out this handy spreadsheet

Every day I receive at least a dozen requests for a tweak compatibility list for iOS 8.4. Instead of reinventing the wheel, someone has already performed all of the leg work creating a list.

As was done with the iOS 8.3 jailbreak, our buddies over at r/jailbreak have added a column for iOS 8.4 on their tweak compatibility spreadsheet. Instead of trying to guess which tweaks might be compatible with iOS 8.4 and which may not, you can simply look at this sheet to get a good indicator on what tweaks are currently supported, and which ones might need to be updated.

TaiG 2.2.1 released with setreuid patch and stability improvements

After a false start earlier this morning with an update to its iOS 8.4 jailbreak tool, TaiG has officially released version 2.2.1.

This update is security oriented, as it contains the setreuid patch to prevent applications from obtaining to root privileges through setreuid. The update also contains stability improvements. If you’ve yet to jailbreak your iOS 8.4 device, it is recommended that you use this latest version of TaiG’s tool, version 2.2.1. 

‘Mirmir’ multitasking tweak for iOS 8.4 now available on Cydia

Yesterday, we brought you a full review of a hot new jailbreak tweak called Mirmir (formerly Mimir). This is a new tweak that allows you to have true side-by-side windowed multitasking on jailbroken iPhones and iPads running iOS 8.3 or iOS 8.4.

If you’d like to try Mirmir, you can get it today for $3.99 on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. Watch our video review in this post if you’d like more info before you buy.

10 tips for Apple Music

Apple Music is here, and after using it for several hours today, I can attest that it’s pretty great. Not only does it live up to the hype, but it’s been relatively stable as well.

I think the future for artists on Apple Music is relatively bright. Here is a paid streaming service that I think many will be more than willing to get behind.

To celebrate the launch, here are 10 tips for getting more out of Apple Music.

The 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.