The latest version of iOS is currently unjailbreakable, but an iOS 8.2 jailbreak could be released shortly after the update itself is launched.
The TaiG jailbreak team, which was responsible for the iOS 8.1 jailbreak, already has a jailbreak available for iOS 8.2 beta 1 and 2. However, there have been newer betas since then and Apple has closed access to the first and second betas for iOS 8.2, but the company hasn’t patched up those exploits, meaning that iOS 8.2 is still jailbreakable.
On the TaiG website, they have stated they’ve “already completed the untethered jailbreak support for iOS 8.2,” which could mean that the TaiG team already have newer exploits needed to crack iOS 8.2 if Apple patches up the current exploits that are being used. Of course, TaiG won’t disclose these exploits until iOS 8.2 officially releases and a jailbreak is complete.
This is certainly good news, as Apple patched up the jailbreak exploits when it released iOS 8.1.3, and it was up in the air as far as when a new jailbreak would arrive, especially with iOS 8.2 releasing soon.
Back in January, Apple released iOS 8.1.3, which came with a handful of bug fixes and performance improvements for iPhone and iPad users, but it also patched up the TaiG jailbreak, making iOS unjailbreakable yet again.
When answering the question of whether or not we’ll see an iOS 8.1.3 jailbreak, it’s important to note that iOS 8.1.3 is likely the last minor update to iOS 8.1, meaning that the next iOS 8 update will most likely be iOS 8.2. This update will be a rather big update, mostly because it will be the first iOS 8 update to support the upcoming Apple Watch, as the betas have included the WatchKit software development kit thus far, allowing developers to create apps for the new wearable.
However, at the same time, it doesn’t like iOS 8.2 will be a very big update as far as new features and changes are concerned. The biggest new thing will be Apple Watch support, but that will obviously only be aimed at users who buy an Apple Watch when it releases at some point in April.
This could mean that Apple will simply just transfer the exploit fixes from iOS 8.1.3 over to iOS 8.2, with the TaiG team already having new exploits in the chamber ready to release alongside the iOS 8.2 launch.
Of course, jailbreak developers have claimed to have successfully jailbroken beta versions of iOS updates in the past, but rarely do those jailbreaks make it to the public release before Apple patches them up. Luckily, that isn’t necessarily the case here.
We’ll likely see iOS 8.2 release very shortly, ahead of the Apple Watch release in April. Because iOS 8.2 is right around the corner in a way, jailbreak developers likely won’t bother trying to jailbreak iOS 8.1.3, and instead will focus on iOS 8.2.
TaiG’s jailbreak of iOS 8.1.1 that was released back in December was also compatible with the iOS 8.2 beta at the time.
If you already updated to iOS 8.1.3, you’ll have to wait it out until a new jailbreak arrives after iOS 8.2 releases, and the timeline for that may not be that long. You were able to downgrade back to iOS 8.1.2 for a short time, but that gap has unfortunately been closed.
If you’re still on iOS 8.1.2, you can jailbreak your device easily using TaiG’s jailbreak tool. The process only takes a few minutes.