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You can jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 right now – here are the details

Published Dec 10th, 2014 11:25AM EST
TaiG iOS 8.1.2 Jailbreak for iPhone 6
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Apple on Tuesday released a new iOS 8 update, version iOS 8.1.2, that brought various fixes and improvements to iOS devices including a fix to an iTunes Store ringtone-related issue. However, it looks like the company has not yet patched the security exploits let users jailbreak their iPhones, iPads and iPod touch players. Thus, the TaiG tool can still be used to jailbreak devices that have been upgraded to iOS 8.1.2, as PocketNow reports.

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TaiG has already released the updated app required to jailbreak devices running iOS 8.1.2, and the process is fairly simple, as long as users have access to a Windows computer — at this time, a Mac version of the application isn’t available to download.

The TaiG jailbreak tool comes with the Cydia store (version 1.1.16), which users can choose to install during the jailbreak procedure.

That said, even though jailbreaking isn’t exactly illegal, it’s still a kind of procedure Apple frowns upon, and the vulnerabilities used to make this TaiG tool possible will likely be patched up in following major iOS updates. Users interested in jailbreaking their devices should back up their personal data first and carefully follow available guides and know that jailbroken devices might be a target for hackers, especially in certain regions of the world.

More details about the TaiG iOS 8.1.2 jailbreak tool are available at the source link.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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