Apple has released iOS 8.1.3 officially, and it’s available to everyone right now. However, if it already isn’t impaled into your skull, you should stay away from this update if you’re jailbroken.
While it’s unclear if iOS 8.1.3 patches up the TaiG iOS 8 jailbreak currently, it’s best to stay away from the latest update until we hear an official word from a jailbreak developer who has had time to look through the code and see if Apple patched up any of the exploits used to jailbreak the OS.
While we’re still waiting on iOS 8.2 to hit the masses, Apple is still working on iOS 8.1 and has released the third minor update for the mobile OS. The update comes with a handful of fixes and improvements, including a fix for multitasking gestures on the iPad, as well as bugfixes for Spotlight Search. Plus, it also comes with a fix that prevents your device from using up a ton of storage during a software update.
UPDATE: A support page on Apple’s website lists the TaiG Jailbreak Team as the source for a security vulnerability that Apple patched up in iOS 8.1.3, which means that iOS 8.1.3 is unjailbreakable.
The update doesn’t seem like a major one for the most part, so there’s no huge need to update to it right away. This means that if you’re jailbroken or have plans to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad, be sure to stay away from iOS 8.1.3 and stick to iOS 8.1.2, which is the latest update that supports the Pangu iOS 8 jailbreak. Many users like to have the latest software, but in this case, it won’t hurt to keep away from iOS 8.1.3 temporarily until we hear an official word.
Larger bug fixes and improvements will likely come with the release of iOS 8.2, which is rumored to be arriving at some point in the next couple of months alongside the launch of the Apple Watch. If iOS 8.1.3 isn’t patched up, you can bet that iOS 8.2 will be for sure.
Currently, it’s not known if iOS 8.1.3 patches up the Pangu jailbreak, so we’ll update this post when we hear more from iOS developers about the jailbreak status of iOS 8.1.3, but for now it’s best to steer clear.