An iOS 8.3 jailbreak was released on Tuesday this week, but unfortunately it didn’t work properly with Cydia. However, there is an update that fixes this, allowing jailbreak tweaks to work again. Here’s how to apply the update.
When the iOS 8.3 jailbreak was first released by TaiG, it wasn’t exactly a final version as Cydia would work, but the jailbreak tweaks would not work properly as Cydia Substrate did not support the iOS 8.3 jailbreak that TaiG released.
It wasn’t a big deal as TaiG just had to release an update for the jailbreak that added support for Cydia Substrate, but that meant users would have to wait a few days. However, that day has finally come and jailbreakers can now enjoy all the benefits of iOS 8.3 jailbreak and start using jailbreak tweaks.
If you’re currently jailbroken and did this right when the iOS 8.3 jailbreak was released, you’ll need to update it to version 2.1.1 to fix the Cydia Substrate and for the jailbreak tweaks to work properly.
Fortunately, the process isn’t too difficult, and updating the jailbreak itself shouldn’t be that hard if you already know the way to jailbreak.
Here’s how to update your iOS 8.3 jailbreak to fix Cydia Substrate once and for all.
Fix Cydia Substrate on iOS 8.3 Jailbreak
A new version of TaiG’s iOS 8.3 jailbreak has been released (version 2.1.2), which just requires you to search in Cydia and install it.
If you’ve already jailbroken your iPhone or iPad in iOS 8.3, you don’t need to re-jailbreak to update to version 2.1.1. Instead, simply upload a small file that will update the jailbreak and get your jailbreak tweaks working again.
Before we start, it’s always a good idea to back up your iPhone or iPad in case something goes wrong so you don’t lose your apps and settings.
Follow these steps to update your iOS 8.3 jailbreak and get Cydia working properly.
First open Cydia and install it by searching for it and then installing it. It’s a paid tweak, so you’ll have to spend a few bucks, but if you’ve jailbroken before, you’ve probably already bought it.
Now, close and open Cydia this file In Safari on your iPhone or iPad. This is the .deb file you need to update your iOS 8.3 jailbreak.
Then tap on it in the Safari window just below the address bar.
A pop-up window will appear giving you several options. Tap on it to install the .deb file. Once this is complete, you can close everything and you want to make sure to restart your iPhone or iPad to apply the changes.
If you’ve already jailbroken your iOS device using version 2.1 or newer, you don’t need to install the .deb file because you’re already set and the jailbreak tweaks should be working properly. However, if you have jailbroken your device using the version 2.0 tool, you will need to follow the tutorial above to update your jailbreak and get the tweaks working. You can also re-jailbreak using the 2.1.1 release tool, but the tutorial above may be faster.
If you haven’t jailbroken your iOS device yet, the process is really easy and only takes a few minutes. There are a few things you’ll want to do beforehand like disabling the passcode and turning off Find My iPhone and turning off WiFi, but after that, sail smoothly – all you have to do is hit Start and it does the rest.
This fix for Cydia Substrate is a major fix and gets rid of one of the biggest issues the iOS 8.3 jailbreak has had since its release. Sure, there are some issues that users face, but mostly they can be easily fixed.
For example, some users encountered that the installation process would freeze at 20% and then give them an error every time. Fortunately, the easy fix is to downgrade iTunes to 12.0.1 instead of 12.1.
Also, those with App Store issues (like me) have a few fixes available to them, but if all else fails, a simple re-jailbreak on a clean iPhone or iPad usually fixes it right away with no further issues, and many users jailbreak on a completely clean iOS device. He stated that doing this prevented many problems from occurring in the first place.