On Saturday, hackers from the Chinese TaiG team released TaiGJBreak untethered jailbreak utility for iOS 8.1.1. The release of the utility came as a surprise, and many users feared that jailbreak using TaiGJBreak might be unsafe.
There were grounds for such fears. The fact is that in the first version of the evasi0n jailbreak for iOS 7, there was a pitfall – a Chinese store of pirated applications called TaiG was installed on the device, regardless of the user’s desire. The release of a utility for “jailbreaking” iOS 8.1.1 from the team behind the pirate store alerted users, but today the reputable hacker MuscleNerd has allayed fears.
MuscleNerd tweeted that it did not find anything suspicious in the TaiGJBreak utility code and stressed that the utility works more transparently than Pangu from PanGu Team.
MuscleNerd’s opinion, of course, is worth trusting, and therefore you can jailbreak iOS 8.1.1 using the TaiGJBreak utility quite safely – there is no malicious code in the jailbreak. Instructions for using TaiGJBreak utility can be found here.