If you aren't already at iOS 8.1.1 we suggest upgrading to the latest firmware using iTunes. You can find download links for iOS 8.1.1 here. We've also posted instructions on how to update the firmware of your iPhone. Please note that you must update using iTunes rather than Software Update. If you used Software Update you should do a backup then restore to iOS 8.1.1 using iTunes.
Create an iClarified folder on your desktop and download the latest version of TaiG into the folder. If your download is a zip file then extract the archive into the same folder.
Tap Settings from your Springboard then select Touch ID & Passcode. Turn Passcode Off if it is enabled.
Press the Settings button at the top left to return to the Settings menu. Choose iCloud from the Settings menu then select Find My iPhone from the iCloud menu. Ensure the Find My iPhone switch is the Off position.
Connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable, launch iTunes, and perform a manual backup. It is very important that you remember to backup your device before continuing as you could lose your data if the jailbreak process does not complete successfully.
Double click the TaiGJBreak executable from the iClarified folder on your desktop to launch the application.
You will notice the device is detected by the software. Uncheck the bottom checkbox to prevent the TaiG App Store from being installed then click the large Green button to begin your jailbreak.
The TaiG app will now begin the jailbreak process.
Once the jailbreak has completed successfully, you will be shown a green smilie face, your iPhone will reboot and a Cydia app will appear on your Springboard. Congratulations, you're now jailbroken!
*A big thanks to the TaiG team and all the others who contributed to this jailbreak.
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