It appears that today's iOS 8.1.3 update fixes many of the exploits that were used for the iOS 8 TaiG jailbreak, which worked up until iOS 8.1.2. The earlier Pangu jailbreak was disabled with the iOS 8.1.1 update that was released on November 17.

TaiG has not yet confirmed whether iOS 8.1.3 breaks its jailbreak tool, but reports on the MacRumors forums and on Twitter suggest that is indeed the case. Apple's support document detailing the security fixes in iOS 8.1.3 credits the TaiG jailbreak team for finding four now-patched vulnerabilities in the operating system.

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At the current time, Apple is still signing iOS 8.1.2 so it's possible to downgrade from iOS 8.1.3 back to iOS 8.1.2 or upgrade to iOS 8.1.2 from an earlier version of iOS, but that could end at any time.

Released this morning, iOS 8.1.3 includes a range of bug fixes including a repair for a lingering Wi-Fi issue, and it also reduces the amount of storage space required to perform an iOS update.

Top Rated Comments

Apple_Robert Avatar
87 months ago
I wish Apple would just get over themselves and open iOS so that a jailbreak is unnessecary.
I would rather have a closed system, that provides better security. If people want to jailbreak their devices, they can continue to do it on their own.

Good on Apple for patching the holes.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coolfactor Avatar
87 months ago
I wish Apple would just get over themselves and open iOS so that a jailbreak is unnessecary.

If you want "open", then you have that option on the Android side of the fence. Stop trying to impose your own values onto a platform that is tremendously successful at remaining stable, consistent and a pleasure to use for millions of users. Jailbreaking may indeed add functionality, but not always in a consistent, reliable way. It's that uncertainty that Apple is smart to steer clear of. The Android "experience" is a mess... I challenge you to prove otherwise.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cdm283813 Avatar
87 months ago
I wish Apple would just get over themselves and open iOS so that a jailbreak is unnessecary.

You are the minority. Just look at Apples sales. Jailbreaking is dead.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bradl Avatar
87 months ago
You are the minority. Just look at Apples sales. Jailbreaking is dead.

And yet people still are jailbreaking. Your assumption is premature.

BL.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AshtonTS Avatar
87 months ago
I don't understand those who spend big bucks on a iPhone, only to turn around and jailbreak it with apps, where it doesn't even hardly resemble an iPhone anymore. Why not stick with Android if one dislikes the OS enough to want to change it all the time? And then many of the jailbreakers complain when Apple betters their OS, because they can't jailbreak and are stuck.

It is like someone buying a BMW, and then taking it to the shop to get completely redone, where it looks like and sounds like a VW Bug on the inside.

Except it's nothing like that. The majority of jailbreakers aren't trying to make their iPhone look like android. Jailbreaking doesn't get rid of the things like Touch ID, apple pay, iMessage, FaceTime, or anything else people love about iOS. Saying for a user just to buy android instead is an ignorant statement. Jailbreak tweaks help to refine the experience and add features apple overlooks or doesn't think about. Many of these features aren't on android phones either. Check out reddit's /r/jailbreak and you'll see what they're actually about and inform yourself about what Jailbreaking truly is.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GeneralChang Avatar
87 months ago
Apple's support document detailing the security fixes in iOS 8.1.3 credits the TaiG jailbreak team for finding four now-patched vulnerabilities in the operating system.

There is a certain poetry in this act. I love it.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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