iPhone Taig JB stuck at 30%

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by spin360, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. spin360 macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2009
    I'm attempting to JB my 6+ 64GB running 8.1.2. I first attempted to JB it on 8.1.1 but it got stuck at 90%, so I updated to 8.1.2 to see if that would fix it. Now it gets stuck at 30% each time (7-8 tries now). Here's what I'm doing:

    - Running Windows 7 (virtual on Parallels)
    - Opening Taig as Administrator
    - Disable WiFi
    - Airplane mode
    - Disable passcode and touch ID
    - Disable Find my iPhone
    - Updated to 8.1.2 through iTunes

    By the way, after each attempt I'm doing a full restore. I even tried restoring to factory settings without re-installing my backup settings to see if that would work, no luck. What am I doing wrong?
  2. shenan1982 macrumors 68040


    Nov 23, 2011
    How long are you letting it sit there? Mine sits at 30% for 2-3 minutes.

    May be a parallels issue. I used to virtualize windoze in parallels but had constant issues with it so switched to vmware fusion and it works a lot better.
  3. spin360 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2009
    I let it sit for over an hour at one point. The first time when it was stuck at 90% I let it sit for 2 hours.

    I think you may be right about the Parallels issue. Ugh... I would hate to fork out money for VMWare.
  4. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    This happened to me last week using vmware fusion running Windows 7. It got stuck at 30% as well. After a while I just gave up and decided to wait for an OSX version. I assumed it was an issue with the virtual machine but didn't care enough to investigate further.
  5. IrishVixen macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2010
    From what I read on Reddit, it's an issue with VM setups and older hardware. My 2008 MBP running Mavericks + VirtualBox + Windows 10 took about an hour to JB my iPhone 6. It stopped at 30%, 40%, and 90%.

    Two tips I found: put the phone in airplane mode and set auto lock to "never". I'm not sure either of these actually does anything, but they're rumored to keep the process from dragging out indefinitely. Some have also had luck with unplugging and plugging back in, the jailbreak goes through for them the second time.

    VirtualBox is free, BTW, and pretty decent.

    If we were guaranteed a Mac version, I'd say just wait, but the official word early on from TaiG was that they were "considering" one, and there's been nothing since. I decided it wasn't worth hanging around hoping for it to happen...actually, I've started researching $200 Windows laptops and trying to decide if it's completely nuts too buy one that would be mostly used for jailbreak related stuff! :D
  6. shenan1982 macrumors 68040


    Nov 23, 2011
    I've jailbroken 10+ devices using VMwarefusion, so it has zero to do with being a virtual machine. the only suggestion I have is to set your Virtual Machine (in VMWARE settings) to ALWAYS take the USB connection. If it loses connection or reboots, then it auto reconnects to the VM, not the mac and no need for a prompt.
  7. spin360 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2009
    Yeah I did both the airplane mode and never lock. I might give the unplug/plug in method next, just getting really sick of restoring after each attempt. I'll try out the VirtualBox method, thanks!

    BTW I'm on a 2013 MB Air so I would hope hardware is not the issue.
  8. Skizzy macrumors regular


    Feb 4, 2013

    Woth Mavericks? Maybe that is where the problem is.
  9. shenan1982 macrumors 68040


    Nov 23, 2011
    I have Yosemite

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