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  • TaiG Associate: Never stopped working on Jailbreak

    It has been quite a while that we haven’t heard of TaiG after the fake speculation on enMTW selling iOS 9.3 bugs to them. While Pangu is switching focus on publicizing themselves in conferences and Android and other mobile security areas and their previous associates being active to manage expectation on future jailbreak possibilities, TaiG’s associate, 3K Assistant, has hinted that likely they are still working on a jailbreak.

    From the conversation below, we can see 3K secretly responded on the questions from a follower on a non-jailbreak-related post if they are still intended to jailbreak iOS 9.2.1. Their response was very interesting, that they “have been working hard, never stopped”.

    Additionally, it is interesting to see the emoji that they used at the end of the sentence that looks like they couldn’t tell more than that at the moment.


    Although we don’t know about any progress being made and no ETA as usual, this could possibly, to certain extent, re-ignited some hope on a jailbreak that may be released by TaiG or 3K even it could just likely be on an older version of iOS that may could have stayed on as Pangu jailbreak core member recommended for security concern at one point.

    Looking back, 3K Assistant did tease on a “very” possible iOS 9.2 TaiG jailbreak late last year but then removed the post very soon. But what’s your take this time? Let me know in the comments.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: TaiG Associate: Never stopped working on Jailbreak started by Caiden Spencer View original post
    Comments 38 Comments
    1. Matthews436's Avatar
      Matthews436 -
      Seen this posted by Stephen Chen yesterday, a JB may or may not come before iOS 10 but finding out I can theme android looks like October will see me switch from Apple to Android
    1. littlelisa63's Avatar
      littlelisa63 -
      It would be nice to see a jailbreak again...but if we don't get one...think I'll be heading android way when my contract ends in January...most of us on here love to jailbreak and that's what we enjoy about our iPhones...just a shame Apple are so damn tight with everything they do to stop us...
      Think Apple should let us downgrade to whatever firmware we want to once we've at least brought the phone off them
    1. iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
      iLoveWindows&iPhone -
      Switch to android...haha...yeah, right. If you guys wanna really tweak things, and really customize, and have real control...buy a PC, and go to town. Then buy the best mobile device (Apple) and use it as a mobile device. Then get home, or hey buy a laptop if u need to customize on the go, and play with what the big boys do...a real mans machine, a PC. That's all jail breaking ever really was anyways. Trying to make it so you could use it how I use your PC, install whatever u want, etc. Ironic then that now PCs and their os's are starting to resemble smartphones more and more each day.
    1. rolandgabor's Avatar
      rolandgabor -
      Quote Originally Posted by iLoveWindows&iPhone View Post
      Switch to android...haha...yeah, right. If you guys wanna really tweak things, and really customize, and have real control...buy a PC, and go to town. Then buy the best mobile device (Apple) and use it as a mobile device. Then get home, or hey buy a laptop if u need to customize on the go, and play with what the big boys do...a real mans machine, a PC. That's all jail breaking ever really was anyways. Trying to make it so you could use it how I use your PC, install whatever u want, etc. Ironic then that now PCs and their os's are starting to resemble smartphones more and more each day.
      Not only does not make any sense grammatically but simply just does not make sense.
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      Quote Originally Posted by iLoveWindows&iPhone View Post
      Switch to android...haha...yeah, right. If you guys wanna really tweak things, and really customize, and have real control...buy a PC, and go to town. Then buy the best mobile device (Apple) and use it as a mobile device. Then get home, or hey buy a laptop if u need to customize on the go, and play with what the big boys do...a real mans machine, a PC. That's all jail breaking ever really was anyways. Trying to make it so you could use it how I use your PC, install whatever u want, etc. Ironic then that now PCs and their os's are starting to resemble smartphones more and more each day.
      we like to modify our smart phones and yes with a jailbreak Apple is the best, but without a jailbreak iOS sucks balls. some people can live with iOS stock, I hate it. I dislike Android and for a lot of reasons don't see it as a good alternative, I have however come across Sailfish which looks interesting. It's not an alternative, I'd like to say yet; but I don't know if it has a chance or not
    1. Purple Minion's Avatar
      Purple Minion -
      The reason I bought an iPhone in the first place was for its stability. All the reviews seemed to say the same thing: Android has this, that, and the other feature. But if what you want is stability, get an iPhone.

      I've now lost the jailbreaks on all my iOS devices. :-( But even if a jailbreak isn't forthcoming, I'm not switching to Android.

      All this talk of no jailbreak doesn't really bother me though. I've been jailbreaking my stuff for years now. Every time someone proclaims that it's dead, it somehow manages to come back from the grave, and I predict that it will once again.

      Have faith and patience, my friends. And remember, it's always darkest before the dawn.
    1. Bassvictim's Avatar
      Bassvictim -
      Android has come a long way, but still not quite as fluent and stable as iOS. I bought the original iPhone in 2007 for $600 cash...and first thing I did, was search for ways to add a ringtone to the damn thing...lol. Thus, beginning my jailbreaking career. I found this site, and have been here ever since. I remember having to manually write in code to add a ringtone, and it took a good 45 minutes to get it on there. I remember a few times typing in a wrong character or not adding a space, and having to redo it all over from scratch....
      Jailbreaking has come so far, and it's nice having the options to add things that should come stock on the phone, and also theming different areas of the UI. To make it your phone, not the same as everyone else's.
      I've gone back and forth between iOS and Android since 07, and there's pros and cons for both. I will say tho, stock iOS is boring...it's basically the same it's been since day one. A few changes,new features here and there with the updates, but the same.
      Android allows third party developing and apps etc., so you can do everything already without having to void warrantees, unless you root- which you don't really need to do, unless you want to beef up or tweak the rom,or overclock the processor, or whatever. Never really got into that, just didn't see the need for it.
      I think all in all, at the end of the day, it just comes down to personal preference. iOS is smooth, and very user friendly, Android has come a long way since its birth, and I find the Galaxy line to be quite smooth operating. Android isn't as user friendly as iOS, and if you come from an iPhone over to Android, it can be frustrating for some people, because there's just a lot of differences in ways to do things... It's hard to explain....lol.
      I'm looking forward to the jailbreak, I like to theme and add little tweaks to separate my phone from all the others.
    1. savageone79's Avatar
      savageone79 -
      Well said ! I hate to give up my jailbreak but I will if I have to.
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      I'm still on 9.2.1, holding on to what little hope there is for a jailbreak. In the meantime the S7 Edge is calling my name...
    1. sand_man's Avatar
      sand_man -
      Been said before. Jailbreak needs to become a full on commercial/paid solution. The only way enough talented people are going to spend time and effort cracking iOS is if there is a big pay day at the end of it all.
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sand_man View Post
      Been said before. Jailbreak needs to become a full on commercial/paid solution. The only way enough talented people are going to spend time and effort cracking iOS is if there is a big pay day at the end of it all.
      I'm still on 9.0.2 and ya know what I may have to agree with ya. Heck if they want $10 per jailbreak firmware then so be it. If that's what it takes for them to work night and day to unleash jailbreaks for every firmware and get paid doing it then I agree.
    1. fluffybunnyabc's Avatar
      fluffybunnyabc -
      I'd pay
    1. Bo Troxell's Avatar
      Bo Troxell -
      I have always donated to the devs and teams, and would continue if another is released.
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Maybe something could get worked out so that a small portion of money made on Cydia could go to the devs who developed the jailbreak for the version of iOS that bought the tweak. So, for example, if I bought a tweak on iOS 8.4 TaiG could get like 5% or something.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpiderManAPV View Post
      Maybe something could get worked out so that a small portion of money made on Cydia could go to the devs who developed the jailbreak for the version of iOS that bought the tweak. So, for example, if I bought a tweak on iOS 8.4 TaiG could get like 5% or something.
      Considering 90%+ of the paid stuff on cydia gets pirated not sure that would be enough of an incentive.
    1. elinca247's Avatar
      elinca247 -
      I bought and android 3days ago . Well I just returned it. Even without my jailbreak the iPhone is still a cleaner crisp phone. BUT MAN I MISS MY JAILBREAK [emoji52][emoji52][emoji52]
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      I don't know where one would think 90% of it gets pirated but I myself have always paid for jailbreak tweaks. Right now they do me no good with no jailbreak. Well my iPad is still jailbroken but I don't use the same tweaks on there as I would on the phone. I would gladly pay for a jailbreak as well.
    1. sand_man's Avatar
      sand_man -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpiderManAPV View Post
      Maybe something could get worked out so that a small portion of money made on Cydia could go to the devs who developed the jailbreak for the version of iOS that bought the tweak. So, for example, if I bought a tweak on iOS 8.4 TaiG could get like 5% or something.
      Yeah, agreed. In principle, great idea.

      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Considering 90%+ of the paid stuff on cydia gets pirated not sure that would be enough of an incentive.
      And therein lies the rub. We now seeing the repercussions of piracy. It's a double edged sword. Devs, hackers, themer's have all lost the will to do what they do. At the end of the day money talks...

      EDIT: There needs to be an element of control in Cydia like we see in the AppStore. Pirate repos should never find their way onto Cydia the same way a similar element would never make it onto the AppStore.

      Sure the dynamics are different but the bottom line is submitted material needs to be vetted, period.
    1. sand_man's Avatar
      sand_man -
      Look, I'm not going to pretend I don't install material off pirated repos. I do but to test. If I like it and it works for me, I'll buy it. There is no clearly defined refund policy on Cydia purchased software. I had a $5 multitasking app perform like an absolute donkey with requests for a refund go unanswered. There needs to be a cooling off period, where a dissatisfied customer can get a refund no questions asked.
    1. sand_man's Avatar
      sand_man -
      Quote Originally Posted by elinca247 View Post
      I bought and android 3days ago . Well I just returned it. Even without my jailbreak the iPhone is still a cleaner crisp phone. BUT MAN I MISS MY JAILBREAK [emoji52][emoji52][emoji52]
      The level of customization on Android is immense. I actually find I get too distracted by it and it becomes counter productive. I spent hours customizing my S4 before I eventually sold it! It actually became too time consuming for me.