At the unveiling of iOS 9 for at WWDC 2015, what we came across was a sincere effort from Apple to evolve its operating system for iPhone/iPad. Rather than announcing fancy new changes to the UI or throwing in plethora of new gimmicky features, Apple has tried to nurture its iOS ecosystem in order to provide users with the most intuitive, complete and responsive mobile operating system. While there weren’t any groundbreaking updated or features announced, Apple still kept all of us interested with a huge list of updates that are bound to hit your iPhone/iPad come Fall 2015. While it’s still some time till then, Apple has officially released the latest firmware update to the current iOS version with iOS 8.4, possibly the last update to iOS 8 software cycle. What came along was a revamped Music app with the launch of Apple Music, iBooks improvements and fixes and various under-the-hood improvements and bug fixes to make your iDevice work flawlessly.
Alongside the official release of iOS 8.4, TaiG was swift enough to update its jailbreaking tool to version 2.2 to be compatible to the latest firmware update from Apple- iOS 8.4. For all those who can’t wait to jailbreak their iOS 8.4 running iPhone/iPad right away, we bring to you the complete step-by-step tutorial on how you can successfully jailbreak iOS 8.4 using TaiG v2.2. Take a look!
Before we proceed, here’s all you need to do.
Note 1 : In order to keep your data safe in case anything goes wrong, take a complete backup of your iPhone or iPad on iCloud or iTunes before jailbreaking so that you can restore your device back to a stable state if need be.
Note 2 : Download the latest version of TaiG 2.2 here as it is compatible with the following devices :
- iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s,
- iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3 and iPad 2,
- iPad mini 1 (1st generation iPad mini), iPad mini 2 (Retina iPad mini), iPad mini 3,
- iPod touch 5th generation,
and the following iOS versions :
- iOS 8.4
- iOS 8.3
- iOS 8.2
- iOS 8.1.3
Note 3 : Next up, you need to be sure that you are running iOS 8.4 on your iDevice. If you aren’t then update your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8.4 either by connecting your device to iTunes and checking for software updates or by manually installing iOS 8.4 using iTunes using following IPSW Links :
- iPad Air 2 (6th generation WiFi)
- iPad Air 2 (6th generation Cellular)
- iPad Air (5th generation WiFi + Cellular)
- iPad Air (5th generation WiFi)
- iPad Air (5th generation CDMA)
- iPad (4th generation CDMA)
- iPad (4th generation GSM)
- iPad (4th generation WiFi)
- iPad mini (CDMA)
- iPad mini (GSM)
- iPad mini (WiFi)
- iPad mini 2 (WiFi + Cellular)
- iPad mini 2 (WiFi)
- iPad mini 2 (CDMA)
- iPad mini 3 (China)
- iPad mini 3 (WiFi)
- iPad mini 3 (Cellular)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi (3rd generation)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (GSM)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (CDMA)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (GSM)
- iPhone 5c (CDMA)
- iPhone 5c (GSM)
- iPhone 5s (CDMA)
- iPhone 5s (GSM)
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 4s
- iPod touch (5th-generation)
The reason we do not recommend Over-the-air (OTA) update to iOS 8.4 is because OTA updates do not go well with TaiG Jailbreak and thus might lead you to boot loop error. In case you had last updated to iOS 8.4 via OTA update, first restore your iDevice to a previous iOS version and then update to iOS 8.4 via the method explained above. Thereafter, restore the backup you just made in order to get all of your data back on your iDevice.
Note 4 : Make sure that you have disabled Find My iPhone(navigate Settings>iCloud>Find My iPhone) and Passcode Lock(navigate Settings>Passcode>Enter your passcode>Turn Passcode Off).
Note 5 : Disable all antivirus programs and firewalls temporarily that could prevent TaiG jailbreak from connecting to the internet.
That’s all! Well then, all set to proceed further? Now you just need to follow this detailed step-by-step tutorial.
How To Jailbreak iOS 8.4 using TaiG 2.2 on iPhone/iPad (Tutorial)
Step 1 : Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod running iOS 8.4 to your computer.
Step 2 : Launch the TaiG Jailbreak Tool.
Step 3 : Once the tool automatically identifies your device, uncheck the “3K Assistant 2.3.0” box and hit “Start”.
Step 4 : Once the jailbreak completes, your iDevice will reboot automatically. You’ll be prompted with a message “Jailbreak Succeeded!” to confirm the same and a Cydia icon will now be live on your iPhone, iPad or iPod’s homescreen. That’s all folks! Your iDevice is now up-and-running jailbroken iOS 8.4.
Update x1 (20/07/2015) :
With a series of updates being released by TaiG for its jailbreaking tool, find the below mention change logs in order to keep a record on what’s going through and keep yourself updated. Also, you can choose to select the latest TaiG v2.4.3 to Jailbreak iOS 8.4 on iPhone/iPad.
- V2.4.3 : Released on 2015-07-20 – To Download – Click Here.
Integrate the latest Cydia 1.1.23.
Optimize the process of jailbreak.
- V2.4.1 : Released on 2015-07-11
Fix the issue of getting stuck at 60% based on users’ feedback.
Optimize the process of jailbreak; improve the process’s stability.
- V2.3.1 : Released on 2015-07-07
Integrate the latest Cydia 1.1.20.
- V2.3.0 : Released on 2015-07-03
Integrate Cydia 1.1.19, which is perfectly compatible of iOS 8.3-8.4; remove setreuid patch.
- V2.2.1 : Released on 2015-07-02
Fix setreuid patch to prevent applications from obtaining to root privileges through setreuid.
- V2.2.0 : Released on 2015-07-01
The original TaiG Jailbreak Tool V2.2.0 released, supporting all iDevices running iOS 8.1.3-8.4.
You can also check out the following video to find out the steps that you need to carry out in order to jailbreak your iOS 8.4 running iPhone or iPad using TaiG.
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