Everything You Need To Know About The iOS 8.2 Jailbreak
We've already covered the steps you'll want to follow in preparation for this week's potential iOS 8.2 jailbreak, and as the Mobile Security Summit is now just a few days away, we want to ensure that you're fully geared up for what lies ahead. Here, we'll cover a couple of the questions that you've been asking, and make sure you're fully up-to-date ahead of Friday's gathering.
iOS 8.2 Jailbreak Will Likely Be Provided By TaiG
The Chinese jailbreaking outfit has played an integral role in jailbreaking iOS 8 thus far, and this looks set to continue later on this week. Although the team has not definitely confirmed that it will be releasing an iOS 8.2 jailbreak at the Mobile Security Summit, it's strongly suspected that this will be the case, and as such, we'd expect the steps involved in the eventual jailbreak tool to follow a similar pattern to TaiG for iOS 8.1.2 and iOS 8.2 beta 2.
It Will Likely Be Untethered
Despite the lack of confirmation on the time of arrival, it does seem fairly certain that any jailbreak for iOS 8.2 will be untethered in its nature. This basically means that once the jailbreak has been applied, you'll be able to use your device as normal, without the need to connect to a PC or Mac at every reboot as with a 'tethered' jailbreak.
The argument that a tethered jailbreak is better than no jailbreak has long been echoed around the community, but by the same token, it's very inconvenient and potentially problematic if you're out and about, unable to boot your device without connecting to a computer.
Thankfully, tethered breaks seem to be a thing of the past, and should TaiG come through for the eager jailbreak community in a few days' time, expect an untethered jailbreak similar to those created for pre-iOS 8.1.3 public builds.
..Do Not Update To iOS 8.2 Just Yet
It's hard not to get a little bit excited at the prospect of a new jailbreak, but it still pays to proceed with caution. Therefore, if you have stuck with iOS 8.1.2 or earlier for the purpose of preserving your device's jailbreak status, don't jump the gun and update to iOS 8.2 just yet.
As and when a jailbreak is rolled out, we'll have the details covered right here at Wccftech, so in the meantime, sit tight and enjoy Cydia's broad selection of tweaks.
We Will Have The Guide Covered Here
We'll have step-by-step instructions on how to jailbreak iOS 8.2 using TaiG once the tool is made public, so if you don't want to miss out, stay tuned to our coverage.
In the meantime, if you are on iOS 8.1.1, iOS 8.1.2 or iOS 8.2 beta 1 or beta 2, then you can follow our guide located here to jailbreak those older software versions.
Will you be jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch once an iOS 8.2 jailbreak arrives? Share your comments with us below!
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