If you’re into the jailbreak/root scene, then I’m sure you heard about the great news last week. The team from TaiG released a jailbreak for iOS 8.3, however it was met with a lot of bugs and issues that hadn’t been found. Since the release, TaiG has released a few different fixes to help combat the issues that were arising with users.

Now that the majority of those bugs have been fixed, we’re here to give you the low down on how to jailbreak your iOS device running iOS 8.3.

TaiG Checking

First and foremost, you’re going to want to plug your device into your computer and perform a backup of your information. That way, if anything goes awry, you will still have all of your pertinent information saved somewhere for easy restoring.

Once your backup is completed, you’ll need to head over to the TaiG website and download the latest version of the jailbreak tool, TaiG 2.1.3. As I mentioned above, this version fixes most of the issues that were plaguing users last week and into this week. After the TaiG application has been downloaded, extract the file to your Desktop or wherever you would prefer for the file to be stored.

TaiG Checklist

Next, right-click the TaiG application icon, and select ‘Run As Administrator’. This will ensure that there are no issues with communication between the TaiG app and your Windows computer. Once the TaiG app is up and running, you will prompted to be sure that your device is connected. After connected, there are a few things you can do to help make sure that the jailbreak runs without a hitch.

Be sure to disable ‘Find My iPhone’ as well as any pass-code lock that may be on your phone. Don’t worry, you won’t have to re-enter your fingerprint settings for TouchID as these are saved on the device and can be toggled back on.


After those steps are completed, you will be prompted to install Cydia and an app called 3K Assistant. The 3K Assistant is not necessary nor recommended, so be sure to uncheck that check box. After you’ve done that, click ‘Jailbreak’ and watch the magic happen.

Cydia on HomeScreen

Voila, if you’ve followed all the steps listed here, and followed the instructions from within the TaiG 2.1.3 jailbreak tool, your device should be jailbroken. If you have any issues feel free to leave us a comment and we’ll do the best that we can to help you through anything that pops up.

Just as a reminder, the TaiG 2.1.3 Jailbreak tool is ONLY available for Windows at this time, although you could run Windows through a Virtual Machine on your Mac.

Source: TaiG Jailbreak Tool
Reference: Reddit Jailbreak Thread

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Andrew Myrick

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.