iOS 8 has received its original jailbreak tool from a Chinese hacker team, TaiG, relatively soon after the initial release of the operating system, and it even supports its 8.1.1 and 8.1.2 updates. TaiG was one of the two jailbreak teams to provide such tools for iOS 8, and their variant turned out to be much more successful.
However, the latest incarnation of the operating system, iOS 8.2, turned out to be a tough nut to crack. TaiG was rumored to release the jailbreak at the 2015 Mobile Security Summit in Beijing on March 27, but the rumor was rather straightforwardly dismissed by group’s members. Yes, they are working hard and are going to release the tools as soon as possible, but according to IBTimes, the actual release will have to wait a little bit.
“The team had earlier stated that the iOS 8.2 jailbreak is on the cards, but had not provided details as to when it will be released. TaiG has previously released untethered jailbreak for iOS 8.1.1, iOS 8.1.2, iOS 8.2 beta 1 and beta 2, with support for Windows.”
The absence of jailbreak is a good enough deterrent from updating the system for those who are used to freedom from Apple’s restrictive policies, but in fact, the update itself is pretty controversial, and even those who follow Apple’s rules to a letter should probably think twice before going for it.
Numerous users have encountered previously unknown bugs and connectivity issues after installing the update, despite the fact that it is reported to be bug-free. The Inquisitr cites numerous sources describing all kinds of problems.
“Some have reported problems with AT&T LTE, Bluetooth, or Wi-Fi. If you come across connectivity problems with LTE, Bluetooth, or Wi-Fi on your iPhone 5s, you should look at this list of fixes for common iOS 8.2 problems. These problems are likely to happen at any time on any device and any OS, so it’s good to have this list on hand when it does happen.”
Not to mention the already notorious Apple Watch app – it is installed without asking for your consent, occupies a hefty amount of space and hangs in the background, reproaching you for not yet buying Apple’s latest toy.
In other words, even if you are satisfied with the way iOS 8 functions and have no interest in jailbreaking your iPhone, it may be a good idea to wait this latest update out.