Apple stopped signed iOS 8.2 betas at the end of February and released the final build to public on Monday along with the Spring Forward keynote event. This officially patches critical vulnerability used in both TaiG and PP jailbreak tools for iOS 8.1.2 as well as iOS 8.2 beta 2.
Users and tweak developers are forced to stay put with what is running on their own device, if they want to keep the jailbreak running. However, for users updated to iOS 8.1.3 earlier, they are out of luck at the moment but best option is to upgrade to 8.2 for better experience.
Source: S1lex Graphics
But that does not kill out our hopes. Despite of being occupied by coordination of the MSS conference in Beijing later this month, the TaiG team has some words for us. On one hand they warned us not to upgrade to the latest firmware if we want to keep the jailbreak. On another hand, they mentioned in their official Weibo account that the tool for iOS 8.2 jailbreak has always been in development.
Earlier reports also revealed that the TaiG has already completed the tool that supports iOS 8.2 as early as in December. Maybe they were talking about the betas. Or now it appears that something might have hindered a quick release but final touches may be required. This is always good as we all need a stable and reliable build from them.
Some tweaks have already bundled with compatibility with iOS 8.2 betas but yet we don’t know if they will still work fine on the final build.
Developer of TinyUmbrella semaphore (@notcom) also hinted in his tweet there could be some tool coming for iOS 8.1.2 or above.
If you are jb on 8.1.2, don’t update. Your shsh is still on your phone. Sit tight…—
semaphore (@notcom) March 09, 2015
To me, the future of jailbreaking is bright and clear. We now have two talented Chinese teams that are both engaged to push their own jailbreak tools to the public as soon as possible after a firmware release, despite of numerous criticism so far.
Additionally, there was also report claiming hackers broke the Lightning cable to assess the serial which could possibly lead to easier kernel bug debugging. Both give us confidence on the future of jailbreaking iOS devices.
Because it is posted on a public blog I can tell you that Apple Lightning has been broken. ramtin-amin.fr/#tristar—
Stefan Esser (@i0n1c) February 14, 2015
Are you looking forward to the iOS 8.2 jailbreak that could drop any time soon in the near future? We will report to you with tutorial once a public tool is released. Stay tuned!