iPad Do you need iTunes installed for jailbreak?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by unclejamaal, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. unclejamaal macrumors 6502

    Feb 22, 2010
    ive been out of the jailbreak scene for a while. My iPad Air 1 is still on iOS 8.1.1, and I tried to jailbreak it using taig, but the device is not even picked up by taig. I don't have iTunes installed on the laptop as its a work laptop and don't want to litter it with bloat ware.

    So the question is, do I need iTunes installed in order to jailbreak?
  2. bbrks macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2013
    Yes, you do. But not the latest version. Try installing 11.5
  3. unclejamaal thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 22, 2010
    Thanks for that. Will give it a try under a windows virtual machine due to me using a work laptop to do this :D

    Btw why 11.5, and not the latest version? Where can I find 11.5 from
  4. darricksailo, Apr 12, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2015

    darricksailo macrumors 601


    Dec 18, 2012
    I think it's because the latest version of iTunes causes problems with the jailbreak tool. I think it has to do with the driver files

    download link for iTunes 11.4 for 32 bit windows: https://api.ipsw.me/v2.1/iTunes/win/11.4/url/dl
    download link for iTunes 11.4 for 64 bit windows: https://api.ipsw.me/v2.1/iTunes/win/11.4/64biturl/dl

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