Recently there has been much excitement and drama in the iOS jailbreak community. Last week's release of TaiG 2 for iOS 8.3 sent developers scrambling to update their packages for the latest firmware. The moment Cydia and countless tweaks were 8.3 ready, Apple Music launched on July 30 as part of the iOS 8.4 update. It was only hours until the first iOS 8.4 jailbreak entered the scene, however issues with the PP jailbreak tool have since come to light. TaiG immediately updated to version 2.2.0 for jailbreaking iOS 8.4, which is now recommended for all users over PPGhost.
MAC UPDATE: TaiG for Mac is here! For complete instructions on jailbreaking iOS 8.4 with TaiG on OS X click here.
First of all, issues with the PP version of the iOS 8.4 jailbreak have been cited by none other than @saurik, the developer of Cydia. These problems are nonexistent with TaiG 2. For this reason alone, steering clear of the PP jailbreak makes sense. For those who have already jailbroken with PP, the recommended fix is below.
25PP's iOS 8.1-8.4 jailbreak has resurrected last year's "can't boot with passcode enabled after restoring backup" issue. (TaiG works fine.)
— Jay Freeman (saurik) (@saurik) June 30, 2015
Users of 25PP's tool should do a Modify/Reinstall of the Cydia Installer package using Cydia ASAP. (Cydia's package scripts fix this issue.)— Jay Freeman (saurik) (@saurik) June 30, 2015
What could be worse is that TaiG team is accusing PP of reverse engineering and stealing their code. TaiG team has even provided proof that the code was ripped off. This is the only reason that PP beat the TaiG team to the punch with the iOS 8.4 jailbreak. As it turns out, the previous TaiG software targeting iOS 8.1.3-8.3 was capable of jailbreaking iOS 8.4 all along.
For those who are interested in jailbreaking iOS 8.4 click here for complete instructions. While TaiG is only available for Windows at the moment, it can be successfully executed using a Virtual Machine on OS X. There's never a dull moment when it comes to the jailbreaking arena. Make sure to steer clear of PP to avoid initial problems when jailbreaking iOS 8.4.