• iOS Hacker MuscleNerd Says TaiG iOS 8.1.1 Jailbreak is Safe



    TaiG released a new Windows and Chinese-only jailbreak tool for jailbreaking iOS 8.1.1 this weekend despite the fact that iOS 8.1 was still being signed and that Pangu8 could jailbreak iOS 8.1.

    While we can confirm that the TaiG jailbreak works flawlessly to jailbreak iOS 8.1.1 devices, as we've jailbroken a few ourselves, many were steering clear of the TaiG jailbreak because TaiG has a sketchy past in the jailbreak community that is linked to piracy.

    Fortunately, iOS hacker @MuscleNerd has been spending some time looking into the tool to verify its safety for jailbreakers, and on Monday morning, the hacker took to Twitter to announce that TaiG isn't "unsettling," and that the untether and kernel were much more "transparent" than even the Pangu8 jailbreak that we've been using for weeks:



    So with that being said, if you haven't already updated to iOS 8.1.1 and jailbroken your device, you can now assume it's safe to do so.

    iOS 8.1.1 doesn't have too many improvements over iOS 8.1, so those that are happily jailbroken are safe to stay there if they would like. iOS 8.1.1 mostly includes fixes for the iPhone 4s and iPad 2 running iOS 8, although it also gives you back a little storage and fixes a memory leak issue in earlier versions of iOS 8, so some may want to make the jump since it's the newest, most secure, and most stable jailbreakable firmware to date.

    Our guide on how to jailbreak with TaiG for iOS 8.1.1 can be found at this link.

    Sources: MuscleNerd
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS Hacker MuscleNerd Says TaiG iOS 8.1.1 Jailbreak is Safe started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 31 Comments
    1. EVO's Avatar
      EVO -
      For those who want re-confirmation, well now you have it
    1. ChicagoV's Avatar
      ChicagoV -
      Content with 8.1... enough to wait for a Mac version of this JB, anyway. Good to know that it's approved.
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Can someone explain what exactly the process @MuscleNerd is describing actually does?
    1. LeslieBee's Avatar
      LeslieBee -
      The author is making the assumption that since iOS 8.1.1 is more stable and secure than 8.1 (which is an assumption in and of itself), that the latest jailbreak maintains that level of stability and security.

      As it's been out only a few days, I'll wait thanks. No disrespect to musclenerd, but if it's not broken, don't fix it.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by LeslieBee View Post
      The author is making the assumption that since iOS 8.1.1 is more stable and secure than 8.1 (which is an assumption in and of itself), that the latest jailbreak maintains that level of stability and security.

      As it's been out only a few days, I'll wait thanks. No disrespect to musclenerd, but if it's not broken, don't fix it.
      iOS 8.1.1 is more stable and secure than iOS 8.1. It closes more security holes and fixes glitches that were found in the previous version. It isn't an assumption that iOS 8.1.1 is more stable and secure – it's in the change logs, and multiple user experiences on forums across the Internet are there to back up this information, if you're willing to search for them.

      Apart from making the iPhone 4s and iPad 2 more stable, multiple (not just few) iOS 8.1.1 users are reporting additional storage space gains, as as well as fixes for memory leaks.

      I have been paying close attention to what the experts have to say about this jailbreak just because of the history of TaiG (it interests me to know that my own information is safe), and it's mostly built using bits and pieces that the Pangu8 jailbreak already implemented. It's not just MuscleNerd, but i0n1c and ih8sn0w (also prominent hackers in this community) have also been able to confirm that the jailbreak uses bits and pieces of the Pangu8 jailbreak and is safe for users:





      With that being said, it maintains much of the stability of the Pangu8 jailbreak since Apple failed to close ALL of the security holes that it used and adds some new exploit usages that needed to be used to jailbreak iOS 8.1.1 to make up for the security holes that WERE closed.

      I've been running the jailbreak since the release date and since all of Cydia and Saurik's other goodies are already iOS 8-compatible, there are no issues to report. Some jailbreak tweaks, like Springtomize, just needed to be updated to work with it.

      If you're willing to wait to see what happens, that's fair, but there's no denying the fact that iOS 8.1.1 is a better platform than iOS 8.1. As I mentioned in several of my articles, iOS 8.1 is a stable platform, but I make it clear that iOS 8.1.1 is still a better platform overall. It's optional to update because both are fairly usable and people don't really report problems in either of them.

      If at any time a restore is necessary because something goes wrong on a jailbroken device, I would recommend updating to iOS 8.1.1 instead of restoring back to iOS 8.1, which is still being signed at this point in time.
    1. kickerman65's Avatar
      kickerman65 -
      I love how this site regurgitates every Twitter tweet that jailbreak devs post and use it as "NEWS".
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      It's great for those of us who don't have twitter nor the time and inclination to follow everyone relevant.
    1. LeslieBee's Avatar
      LeslieBee -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      iOS 8.1.1 is more stable and secure than iOS 8.1. It closes more security holes and fixes glitches that were found in the previous version. It isn't an assumption that iOS 8.1.1 is more stable and secure it's in the change logs, and multiple user experiences on forums across the Internet are there to back up this information, if you're willing to search for them.

      Apart from making the iPhone 4s and iPad 2 more stable, multiple (not just few) iOS 8.1.1 users are reporting additional storage space gains, as as well as fixes for memory leaks.

      I have been paying close attention to what the experts have to say about this jailbreak just because of the history of TaiG (it interests me to know that my own information is safe), and it's mostly built using bits and pieces that the Pangu8 jailbreak already implemented. It's not just MuscleNerd, but i0n1c and ih8sn0w (also prominent hackers in this community) have also been able to confirm that the jailbreak uses bits and pieces of the Pangu8 jailbreak and is safe for users:





      With that being said, it maintains much of the stability of the Pangu8 jailbreak since Apple failed to close ALL of the security holes that it used and adds some new exploit usages that needed to be used to jailbreak iOS 8.1.1 to make up for the security holes that WERE closed.

      I've been running the jailbreak since the release date and since all of Cydia and Saurik's other goodies are already iOS 8-compatible, there are no issues to report. Some jailbreak tweaks, like Springtomize, just needed to be updated to work with it.

      If you're willing to wait to see what happens, that's fair, but there's no denying the fact that iOS 8.1.1 is a better platform than iOS 8.1. As I mentioned in several of my articles, iOS 8.1 is a stable platform, but I make it clear that iOS 8.1.1 is still a better platform overall. It's optional to update because both are fairly usable and people don't really report problems in either of them.

      If at any time a restore is necessary because something goes wrong on a jailbroken device, I would recommend updating to iOS 8.1.1 instead of restoring back to iOS 8.1, which is still being signed at this point in time.
      I respectfully disagree. There is no way to know with absolute certainty whether this is unquestionably a more stable and secure release, although we know that was the intent. The only thing we know for certain is that patches were made to known problems. We do not know what other changes were made, nor whether the patches may have created other security holes yet to be discovered. No matter how careful we are, sht happens! Neither Apple nor anyone else is going to give us an exact listing of all their code and everything they've done, particularly when it concerns security and stability. This is 30+ years of technical experience speaking here. (Besides, if it weren't for additional "errors", we might not even be doing jailbeaks today.)

      It was not my intention to insult you, nor to suggest you weren't well-informed. It is because you are informed and knowledgeable that I read your posts. My point was merely that blanket statements about improved stability, security, performance etc., should be avoided in general. Leave that to the marketing folks. As a hardware and software engineer, I deal in absolutes. If asked to bet my life on whether or not certain changes would unquestionably make a product more secure and stable, I would have to decline.

      Let me end by just saying that I think you and others at modmyi do a fabulous job, and a real service for the jailbreak community. I read the modmyi news every day without fail, and will continue to do so. Lastly, I need to post something in order to boost my status from green apple, so why not exercise my "Sheldonitis" once in a while. Hahahahahahah!!!
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      Quote Originally Posted by LeslieBee View Post
      The author is making the assumption that since iOS 8.1.1 is more stable and secure than 8.1 (which is an assumption in and of itself), that the latest jailbreak maintains that level of stability and security.

      As it's been out only a few days, I'll wait thanks. No disrespect to musclenerd, but if it's not broken, don't fix it.
      iOS 8.1.1 had memory leaks in safari that apple said they patched. I couldn't even use safari on 8.1 because it would crash every few minutes on my 6+. I had to use google chrome which was slow. Now that I'm on iOS 8.1.1 I can confirm that at least some kind of bug was fixed and it would be worth updating to iOS 8.1.1 and rejailbreak. There are always bugs, no one has written perfect code and no person will ever.

      The bug in safari, and I'm guessing at this because I'm not sure of legalities, probably required an updated version of safari. No developer would push out a new version of safari because it would probably violate licensed software and therefore would be pirating and open for Apple to own them for the next 2 eternities.
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      @LeslieBee

      Great post! It was almost like you were reading my mind. Very well put. I agree that while Apple claims to have made it better, no one knows for sure. I always say to never use such confining statements and always leave yourself free to have more than one opinion.

      So what brings you to JailBreak your device? Tweaks, themes, development of other sorts???
    1. LeslieBee's Avatar
      LeslieBee -
      Quote Originally Posted by kickerman65 View Post
      I love how this site regurgitates every Twitter tweet that jailbreak devs post and use it as "NEWS".
      If you read it on the internet, you know it's got to be true.

    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Leslie, what would you like your title to say?
    1. LeslieBee's Avatar
      LeslieBee -
      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      So what brings you to JailBreak your device? Tweaks, themes, development of other sorts???
      The same thing that compelled me to make that post....I am a geek/nerd/etc. (And I'm afflicted with "Sheldon-itis")
      Basically, I just can't help myself. LOL!
    1. LeslieBee's Avatar
      LeslieBee -
      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      Leslie, what would you like your title to say?
      Are you suggesting I might have a choice? hmmm... How about, "I'm not crazy—my mother had me tested."
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Let me see what I can do.
    1. buggsy2's Avatar
      buggsy2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by kickerman65 View Post
      I love how this site regurgitates every Twitter tweet that jailbreak devs post and use it as "NEWS".
      I actually do like this. I don't want to follow a bunch of Twitter feeds to get the occasional bit of useful info.
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Leslie, you got PM
    1. e1allen2's Avatar
      e1allen2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      iOS 8.1.1 is more stable and secure than iOS 8.1. It closes more security holes and fixes glitches that were found in the previous version. It isn't an assumption that iOS 8.1.1 is more stable and secure it's in the change logs, and multiple user experiences on forums across the Internet are there to back up this information, if you're willing to search for them.

      Apart from making the iPhone 4s and iPad 2 more stable, multiple (not just few) iOS 8.1.1 users are reporting additional storage space gains, as as well as fixes for memory leaks.

      I have been paying close attention to what the experts have to say about this jailbreak just because of the history of TaiG (it interests me to know that my own information is safe), and it's mostly built using bits and pieces that the Pangu8 jailbreak already implemented. It's not just MuscleNerd, but i0n1c and ih8sn0w (also prominent hackers in this community) have also been able to confirm that the jailbreak uses bits and pieces of the Pangu8 jailbreak and is safe for users:





      With that being said, it maintains much of the stability of the Pangu8 jailbreak since Apple failed to close ALL of the security holes that it used and adds some new exploit usages that needed to be used to jailbreak iOS 8.1.1 to make up for the security holes that WERE closed.

      I've been running the jailbreak since the release date and since all of Cydia and Saurik's other goodies are already iOS 8-compatible, there are no issues to report. Some jailbreak tweaks, like Springtomize, just needed to be updated to work with it.

      If you're willing to wait to see what happens, that's fair, but there's no denying the fact that iOS 8.1.1 is a better platform than iOS 8.1. As I mentioned in several of my articles, iOS 8.1 is a stable platform, but I make it clear that iOS 8.1.1 is still a better platform overall. It's optional to update because both are fairly usable and people don't really report problems in either of them.

      If at any time a restore is necessary because something goes wrong on a jailbroken device, I would recommend updating to iOS 8.1.1 instead of restoring back to iOS 8.1, which is still being signed at this point in time.
      Does 8.1.1 fix the wifi issues that were reported and subsequent JB tweak was released to fix?

      Enjoyed the post and insight.
    1. luckyluch's Avatar
      luckyluch -
      What about Mac users. The new 8.1.1 JB is not compatible yet with Macs. Only PC.
    1. LeslieBee's Avatar
      LeslieBee -
      You don't have a PC or Windblows? You lucky dog! Sometimes I wish I'd never heard of them, but then I'd have missed out on all those hilarious Mac vs PC commercials.
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