Apple has repeatedly advised users against jailbreaking their iOS devices, and in its Retail Store Purchase Policy, the company reiterates this point, emphatically asking users to stay away from “jail-breaking”.
iOS 8 released last month, followed by a couple of minor updates, and today, Apple released iOS 8.1 — the first major update to iOS 8. While Apple added a number of useful, jailbreak inspired features like Quick Reply, widgets etc., there are still a number of reasons to jailbreak, which is why we’ve been keeping a lookout for an iOS 8 jailbreak.
The team behind iMods, an upcoming jailbreak store for iPhone and iPad, has posted an open response to Cydia creator Saurik’s article on “Competition vs. Community” from a few days ago. The response elaborates on how iMods is attempting to capture a different demographic than existing Cydia users, by targeting those that would not normally jailbreak their device.
While jailbreaking has seen tremendous growth and change over the past seven years, it would be a stretch to say that it has achieved mainstream success. Apple has sold more than 800 million iOS devices over that span, but the latest public-facing figures reveal that less than 1 in 10 of those devices have been jailbroken.
Pangu jailbreak for iOS 7.1.X released last week to everyone’s surprise by a mysterious team of Chinese jailbreak developers. It was however only available for Windows, and the entire interface was in Chinese. The Pangu team today updated their jailbreak tool to v1.1, adding a Mac version, and English support. This post gives you step-by-step instructions to jailbreak your iOS device with Pangu for Mac.