Apple released iOS 8.2 earlier this month at the Apple Watch event. A new version of the mobile operating system is always a good news, but, well, not for jailbreak users. iOS 8.2 has yet to be jailbroken, and hopefully, it will be jailbroken soon.
The iOS 8.2 jailbreak is close, at least that’s what it looks like. Well-known jailbreak developer Stefan Esser says the TaiG jailbreak team could be waiting for the 2015 Mobile Security Summit to happen, and that’s when the team might release the iOS 8.2 jailbreak.
When Apple released iOS 8.1.3, the company patched the TaiG jailbreak, and the same is the case with iOS 8.2, which is also not jailbreakable. It looks like both Apple and TaiG are giving tough competition to each other.
So now without any further ado, let’s learn how you can prepare for the iOS 8.2 jailbreak before it is officially released.
Backup your device
Backup, backup and backup, that’s what we always say. Backup your iOS device using iTunes, be it your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, before you start the jailbreak process. Backing up ensures you have all your apps and settings so that in case something goes wrong with the jailbreak process, you can easily restore that backup.
Backup your jailbreak tweaks
Backing up all your data through iTunes does not mean that it will also backup your jailbreak tweak. You will need to separately backup your jailbreak tweaks. Fortunately, there’s an app for that, which is named PkgBackup. It will backup your jailbreak tweaks to Dropbox and then restore them after your jailbreak is complete.
iOS 8.2 jailbreak: Don’t update using OTA
Have you already updated your device to iOS 8.2? If not, then don’t update your device using OTA (over-the-air). Instead, plug your device into your computer and then update using iTunes.
In the past, jailbreak developers have suggested that users update using iTunes and not OTA. That’s because those users who updated their devices using iTunes were more successful in jailbreaking compared to those who didn’t.
So go ahead, follow these steps and you’ll be well prepared for the iOS 8.2 jailbreak whenever it pours in.