When Apple patched several vulnerabilities in iOS 8.4.1 software update thereby killing TaiG jailbreak, I thought it would take quite sometime for the jailbreak community to jailbreak iOS 8.4.1. I didn’t expect to hear about a jailbreak until iOS 9 was released next month.
But I was wrong. I have some great news for jailbreakers. Pangu team has reportedly demoed an iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak on iPhone 6 at HackPwn2015 security conference on Friday.
Pangu team posted the breakthrough on their Weibo account. Pangu team doesn’t have plans to release the jailbreak publicly for iOS 8.4.1, which makes sense with iOS 9 round the corner.
Back in June, Pangu team had also demoed iOS 8.3 jailbreak at the Mobile Security Conference (MOSEC) in Shanghai, and was planning to release it after iOS 8.4 released. However, Taig team was the first to release a jailbreak for iOS 8.3, followed by a jailbreak for iOS 8.4, so Pangu team didn’t release their jailbreak.
It is quite possible that the exploits used by the Pangu team were not patched in iOS 8.4.1, so it was possible to jailbreak iOS 8.4.1. It is also possible that the exploits used to jailbreak iOS 8.4.1 can also be used to jailbreak iOS 9.
If you’re on iOS 8.4.1 and want to jailbreak your device then please note that you can downgrade back to iOS 8.4 as Apple is still signing iOS 8.4 firmware file. You can then jailbreak your device using TaiG jailbreak.
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