This morning, Apple released iOS 8.1.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, with bug fixes and performance improvements. It’s a minor release, unless you’re a jailbreaker. The update kills the Pangu Jailbreak.
The Pangu team confirmed that iOS 8.1.1 beta patches the exploits used in the Pangu jailbreak a few days back:
Apple has released iOS 8.1.1 beta to developers. After our tests, it has patched the jailbreak exploit. Anyone who wish to jailbreak, please seize the chance to upgrade to iOS 8.1 and do so before Apple officially releases iOS 8.1.1.
So if you’re already jailbroken, or intend to jailbreak your device soon, stay on iOS 8.1 and don’t update to iOS 8.1.1. Apple is signing iOS 8.1 right now, but will stop signing it soon. So until Apple closes the signing window, you can downgrade to iOS 8.1, but after that, you’ll be stuck on iOS 8.1.1 if you upgrade.
To JBers who started only at iPhone6+ or iOS8: stay away from today’s 8.1.1 release until the next JB is actually out. You can’t downgrade.
— Ⓜ MuscleNerd (@MuscleNerd) November 17, 2014
It remains to be seen if Pangu team has any other trick (exploit) up their sleeves to jailbreak iOS 8.1.1 to stay ahead of the cat and mouse game with Apple.
If you’re on iOS 8.1, and haven’t jailbroken yet, check our detailed guide on how to jailbreak your iOS device with Pangu: