We’ve some great news for jailbreakers. The Pangu team has just released a jailbreak for iOS 8 – iOS 8.1, making it the first jailbreak released for iOS 8 or later.
According to the website Pangu8 will work with all the iOS 8 – 8.1 compatible devices:
- iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s
- iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3 and iPad 2
- iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, 1st gen iPad mini
- 5th generation iPod touch
This would make Pangu8, the first jailbreak for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which went on sale last month. It is currently available only for Windows. The Mac version will be released soon.
Pangu team has provided the following details on their website:
- Preparations for jailbreak.
Backup before using pangu jailbreak tool. Although this tool is tested successfully on most devices, we still hope you backup your data to avoid data loss. Please turn off the screen password lock and close the “find my iPhone” feature in the iCloud settings before jailbreak.
- the firmware upgraded via OTA may cause failure.
The firmware upgraded via OTA will have a lot of influence factors. If you have several failed attempts, Please try to download the latest firmware and restore your iOS devices. In addition, Pangu (iOS 8) tool now add a function to restore iOS devices and execute automatic activation, you can try click the jailbreak button after restoring, and Pangu will automatically activate your device and do jailbreak.
- “Storage capacity is almost full.”?
This is because the jailbreak program will write important files into the system directory and cause alarm, it will not affect the result. When the Cydia be compatible, click on the Cydia will launch the directory moving process.
- About afc2?
Because Apple made a lot of adjustments to the system, you cannot use afc2 plug-ins at present.
- Do not delete “com.apple.mobile.softwareupdated.plist”
Do not delete “com.apple.mobile.softwareupdated.plist”, otherwise it will cause system failure.
- Processing method of jailbreak failure
Please enable the Airplane mode and close Wifi and then try to jailbreak, or if not successful, please restart your devices and then try. If it still fails, please use the Pangu restore function and jailbreak again.
You can download Pangu jailbreak for iOS 8 – iOS 8.1 from our download page.
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Please note that it does not install Cydia by default. Pangu team has provided the following reasons for not including Cydia (please note the details are machine translated so some of the content may sound weird):
1 Why did Cydia
Because of the many changes iOS8 system, Cydia and many plug-dependent Substrate framework can not be used in iOS8. So we provide developers need some basic plug-in such as environment and SSH version 1.0 jailbreak, the convenience Cydia authors and other developers as soon as possible for iOS8 modify their code. After the completion of compatible Cydia, we will release updates to integrate Cydia. So, Pangu jailbreak (iOS8) version 1.0 is ready for strict jailbreak developer version.
2 should now jailbreak
Due to the existence of life-cycle escape, no way of knowing when Apple will block loopholes. So you can first escape, and so after the completion of compatible Cydia, you can download and install Cydia via Pangu APP phone, or via SSH and other channels can also be installed. In addition, PP assistant jailbreak version is also perfectly compatible with iOS8 system to facilitate user to download and install software.
So they’re saying that this is a jailbreak strictly for developers so they can update Cydia and jailbreak apps and tweaks for iOS 8.
It may be prudent to wait before jailbreaking your device with Pangu jailbreak for iOS 8 – iOS 8.1, however if you do give it a try then let us know how it goes in the comments below.
We’re getting reports that the download link is not working. It looks like their servers are struggling with the surge in traffic.
Pangu team had taken down Pangu 8 v1.0.0, but v1.0.1 is now out with bug fixes and can be downloaded from this link.
Cydia for iOS 8 is now available, but you need to manually install it.