iOS 8.4.1 Jailbreak TaiG or PP: Do They Work?
Apple offers iOS 8.4.1 update to its iOS device users. Should you upgrade or wait? Fans of jailbreaking are advised to avoid installing iOS 8.4.1 because it cannot be jailbroken unlike the previous iOS 8.4 public version.
The Cupertino-based company was testing 8.4.1 firmware along with iOS 9 major upgrade that should be unveiled in September. It was unclear if the untether option could be launched for 8.4.1 update while it existed in beta stage. Now, as the release is public it is clear that jailbreak hacker teams have to find new exploits and users who can’t wait to get Cydia on their Home screen should avoid installing the new mobile firmware.
According to reports, Apple patched the vulnerabilities in iOS 8.4.1 code and previous jailbreak tools don’t work on this firmware. The company has also listed the patched holes and thanked TaiG for finding several of them.
For example, the company patched the afc command that allowed accessing protected filesystem, AirTraffic and other parts of the code that should protect access to filesystem Description but provided it to hackers because of the exploits.
Anyways since Apple killed the exploits it became impossible to jailbreak iOS 8.4.1 iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. In case you have already updated to the new firmware via OTA or used direct download links and installed this version you have time to downgrade back to 8.4 which can be jailbroken on Mac or Windows with PP or TaiG jailbreak tools.
Please keep in mind that this opportunity is limited in time. It will be not available to users as soon as Apple stops signing iOS 8.4.
It looks like iOS 9 jailbreak won’t follow its public release date. Hackers might need more time to find new exploits and ways to offer users a new solution.