Today’s been quite an interesting day for iOS users everywhere. In addition to the announcement and release of a jailbreak for iOS 8.1.3 to iOS 8.3, Apple has released new betas for iOS 9, Mac OS X El Capitan, and Apple Watch OS.

The released jailbreak for iOS 8.1.3 to iOS 8.3 has been muddled with confusion and nothing but hiccups. From the onset, it seems that Taig released the jailbreak without letting Saurik, the man behind Cydia know, which has led to most tweaks useless due to the Substrate not being updated yet.

Saurik has been at JailbreakCon and since he was not notified of the impending release, he, in addition to all the jailbreak tweak and app developers, have been a bit surprised. In the main jailbreak thread on Reddit, Saurik states the following:

This is correct: my first finding out that this was happening was a text message I received from someone at TaiG an hour ago, at 3:30am, saying they had released a jailbreak for iOS 8.1.3-8.3. This message told me that Substrate does not work, and asked that I “please fix this for the jailbroken user”; later in the conversation they said they “hope U fix it ASAP”. Had I known that this would happen today, I would have driven home this morning, rather than taking a day of rest in SF to recover after JailbreakCon (which for many reasons has been a major source of stress for me over the last month), so I’d be back in Santa Barbara at a stable location with all of my equipment.Saurik (Jay Freeman)

Hopefully, the issues that have risen out of the release of the latest jailbreak, will be solved sooner rather than later, so folks can get to updating and using their devices with the Apple Watch. Or at the very least, experience a jailbreak on the latest public release of iOS.

If you want to try and jailbreak your device running iOS 8.1.3 up to iOS 8.3, hit the link for the Taig website below, and download the tool. Just as a reminder, there are issues with this at the moment, so not everyone’s device will be jailbroken right away.

Source: Taig 2.0 Jailbreak
Source: Reddit Jailbreak Thread

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I'm a lover of all things technology, which happens to work perfectly with the ideology behind TechDissected. I currently carry an iPhone 6 and the Moto X 2014, but the Moto X is my current daily driver. I also have a Samsung Series 5 Laptop running Windows 10, and a 2010 15" MacBook Pro. They claim that I may or may not be the Apple "guy" around here.