Ever since the iOS 8.2 beta was released publicly we have been hearing that team TaiG, which made the iOS 8.1.x jailbreak possible has already got exploits for the operating system version. But now that final version of iOS 8.2 has already been released it seems like the iOS 8.2 TaiG jailbreak might get delayed significantly. In the release documentation of the iOS 8.2 Apple has noted that it has patched an exploit in the operating system. The company has credited TaiG team for identifying the vulnerability, something it traditionally does whenever it releases a new software update.
Since Apple has closed yet another vulnerability and has credited the very team everyone was hoping would release the iOS 8.2 jailbreak the hopes of the new jailbreak have been damaged. The exploit Apple has mentioned is for MobileStorageMounter as pointed by iOS developer @i0n1c.
While Apple may have closed a vulnerability it does not mean this is the same exploit TaiG was counting on for the iOS 8.2 jailbreak, as all this talk is based on speculations only. The Chinese jailbreak team has kept a solid quiet over the issue, which is not surprising since that is the trademark behavior of every hacker team that has ever worked on a jailbreak.
Since we cannot control when a new jailbreak is released the most we can do is preserve our current jailbreak status until the next one is released by not upgrading our devices. For all we know with iOS 8.3 on the horizon we may not even get a jailbreak for iOS 8.2.
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