When the TaiG team released jailbreak for iOS 8.3 last week, many, wondered what the wisdom was in releasing a jailbreak so close to a major new release of iOS being made available.
With iOS 8.4 and Apple Music release just around the corner, has TaiG shown its hand too early by releasing a version of a jailbreak that could be rendered obsolete when the latest version of iOS becomes available in a matter of hours from now?
While there’s no 100% authentic confirmation yet of TaiG 2.x jailbreak working on iOS 8.4, there are some mixed reports doing the rounds.
The first guy to report about TaiG working on iOS 8.4 beta 4 was @iOShXr on Twitter. He claimsthat current TaiG tool works just fine on the latest beta of 8.4 as long as you make the complex hex edits required for it to work. Someone has went as far as detailing the wholeprocedure on how you can make TaiG work on iOS 8.4 beta 4 and even iOS 9 beta, although those who tried the procedure didn’t find any success with it. And even if it works for real, there’s no way to know whether it will continue to work on the final version of iOS 8.4.
There are also some who claim that at least one of the iOS 8.3 jailbreak exploits, which depends on a race condition in TaiG, has been patched in iOS 8.4 beta 4. If that’s the case, then TaiG was definitely right in getting the jailbreak out before Apple released the final version of iOS 8.4.
TaiG team is staying mum on the issue. They will probably confirm only after inspecting the final release of iOS 8.4.
Back in April, i0n1c was the first to jailbreak iOS 8.4. He demonstrated his jailbreak, likely using different exploits than the ones used in TaiG for iOS 8.3, on an iPhone 6 running iOS 8.4 beta 1. But will he release his jailbreak in case TaiG’s ones are really patched in 8.4? Probably not.
It is of course true that Apple will be monitoring its big beta releases of iOS, and when everything goes live, there is every possibility that Apple will have filled whichever security hole the current public jailbreak tool TaiG 2.x is using.
Apple’s chances of getting a jailbreak patch into iOS 8.4 final release in a matter of days from TaiG’s release last week are still slim however, though it’s a fairly safe bet that it will do just that in a future release of the software. Once a jailbreak is out in the wild, it is effectively burned, with Apple able to reverse engineer it and effectively block whatever security breach made the jailbreak possible in the first place.
If there is one thing Apple likes to do, it’s stop jailbreak tools from working. It may be in the name of security, but that doesn’t stop it from being irritating to those who like to jailbreak their iPhones and iPads.
We recommend you to update to iOS 8.3 if you haven’t already even if you don’t plan to jailbreak yet. If you care about jailbreaking, follow our guide here to know everything about iOS 8.3 jailbreak and the upcoming iOS 8.4 update and how it might affect jailbreakers.