TaiG Security Flaw ‘Setreuid’ Gets A Fix, Update TaiG Jailbreak To v2.2.1 – How to

Jul 3, 2015

Recently, it was discovered that the TaiG jailbreak too had a weakness that allowed app to get 'root privileges' according to Stefan Essen in a Twitter post. Basically what the security flaw does is to cause apps to become root. This grants permission to access personal user data to be exposed. Saurik had also taken note of the issue and planned to overcome the weakness.

In just a matter of time, The TaiG Jailbreak team has released an update to their tool that supports iOS versions from iOS 8.1.3 to iOS 8.x untehered package. If your device is jailbroken to the followig iOS versions, you can update the fix manually.

Fix 'Setrueid' Security Flaw Via TaiG Update

If you want to fix the 'setreuid' security flaw, you will have to manually upgrade to the latest version of TaiG via Cydia. Here the the steps that you need to consider to tackle the security flaw.

Step 1:

The first thing you ned to do is launch Cydia from your device then go to the sources tab.

Step 2:

Press on Edit then Type and Add the following URL:


Step 3:

Tap On Add Source.

Step 4:

Once you have added the TaiG source, you will have to go to the Changes tab and see the ''TaiG 8.1.3 - 8.x Untether'' label. Tap to open it.

Step 5:

Now install the given update and once its done, you will have to reboot the device. After the reboot, your device will be secure on any data exposure flaw or app becoming root. That's it for the update fix for Setrueid security flaw.

Stefan Essen has told earlier that there was no need to worry about the weakness in security and it was only a matter of time when he would release the update. However, if you are done with the fix, remember to install tweaks from authentic and trusted sources else a problem might arise due to compatibility reasons and other technical issues. To see the complete list of tweaks which are fully compatible and partially compatible for your iOS 8.4 jailbreak device, click here to see the complete list. As for now, let us know in the comments about your favorite tweaks and extensions.