Some interesting news has been surfacing recently regarding a possible and long-awaited jailbreak for Apple devices running iOS 8.3 and the new iOS 8.4 beta. Though a few methods of jailbreaking firmwares such as iOS 8.13 and iOS 8.2 have been discovered, they were quickly patched by Apple, rendering them useless. The recent release of the Apple Watch has attracted the attention of notable hackers who may be close to revealing jailbreaks for the latest iOS revisions. The Apple Watch requires at least iOS 8.2 which would mean giving up a working jailbreak on any lower firmware.
The other notable event is the very recent release of the iOS 8.4 developer beta which means an official iOS 8.4 is incoming soon. By analyzing this latest iOS, it is likely that hackers will be able to devise jailbreak methods that can be applied to the upcoming iOS 8.4 and recent lower firmwares. This is great news for anyone who has upgraded beyond firmwares with a working jailbreak and is still patiently waiting for one on the latest revisions. Luckily the combination of interest in the Apple Watch and the recent iOS updates makes this a very likely possibility.
For now though, you’ll have to settle for the choice between either a lower jailbroken firmware or a recent one with no jailbreak. It can be a tough decision to enjoy Cydia apps and more customization on your iOS device or the ability to use a shiny new Apple Watch with your iPhone. At least one hacker, ion1c, has posted a YouTube video showing a full jailbreak on iOS 8.4 beta 1.
So don’t despair, have patience and in due time a jailbreak for iOS 8.3 and beyond will arrive.