29th Jun 2015 04:24am
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iOS 8.3

I've finally come into the modern world and upgraded from iOS 7.1.1 (of which I had jailbroke) and I am now running on iOS 8.3. So why the long wait?

Well, I've been a right sucker for having stuff jailbroken as I am from a very open and relaxed enviroment (Android) and don't like being tied to certain things (i.e; App *must* be downloaded via the App Store ONLY, audio recordings from a website cannot be natively saved to the device). I've always enjoyed having the freedom to do other things (I've even gone to the extent of soft modding my Nintendo Wii and Sony Playstation 2 aswell - just so I have a bit more freedom).

But still, why only now when iOS 9 is not too far away from release?

I refuse to use Beta versions of mobile software (especially closed stuff like iOS or Windows Mobile) because people only sign up to get the beta versions to show off to everyone, then when a bug occurs, they just moan (usually on Twitter or Facebook) but don't seem to detail *why* this happened. Yes, Apple might get some sort of log (I have no idea, I'm not too techy on that bit) of the events prior, but still do a write up or something about it so incase someone else runs into the same problem they can be weary whilst you all have to wait for Apple to actually release a patch.

Talking of waiting for patch releases, the Jailbreak community have released patches in the past to normal Apple problems much quicker than Apple itself have (even a couple of WEEKS beforehand!).

Anyways, so by the time iOS 8.0 was released (fully) I didn't want to jump on the bandwagon so left it for a while - but in doing so, Apple had released a patch to fix the current Jailbreak software at the time. So the next thing to do was to wait and time after time the Jailbreak releases were mainly for beta versions of iOS. Until a couple of days ago.

iOS 8.3 is still being distributed by Apple (I think iOS 8.4 is coming very soon though) and a Jailbreak for iOS 8.3 (full release, no beta, alpha, testing, blah-blah one) is now available! So whilst I waited for the phone to restore I thought I'd write this up - there's no actual meaning to it, just got bored whilst waiting - as soon as it has restored and iOS 8.3 fires up, I will apply the Jailbreak and come back with the results...

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iOS 8.3

... Ok, the phone has restored (took long enough) and I'm now on iOS 8.3, time to Jailbreak ...

iOS 8.3 Jailbreak

The only stable piece of software to jailbreak at the moment for iOS 8.3 has been released by TaiG. So I fire it up whilst the phone is connected by USB.

iOS 8.3 Jailbreak

The TaiG Jailbreak Tool will detect your phone and tell you to "Turn off Find my iPhone before jailbreak" (along with that, you MUST also turn off your passcode) - you can also shove the phone into Airplane mode if you wish, though it's totally optional.

Make sure Cydia is selected and I'd say unselect/uncheck 3K Assistant, then click Start.

iOS 8.3 Jailbreak

The software will then go ahead and try to Jailbreak your phone. This process can take a little while and at some points you may think it's frozen or crashed - but it hasn't! Just leave it to run and DON'T use your mobile phone either during the process.

iOS 8.3 Jailbreak

Once it's completed, you'll get a message saying "Jailbreak succeeded!", then it'll go back to the original screen and show you that it's now "Jailbroken". You can now close the TaiG Jailbreak Tool and unplug your phone from the USB.

And there we go... the phone is now Jailbroken.

iOS 8.3 Jailbreak

If you're planning on Jailbreaking and have any questions, comments or queries about it, pop a comment below - and don't worry, I'm an Androider normally, so doing this on an opposition device I actually found it very simple.

 

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