To everyone’s surprise, and as we reported first, the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 8 and iOS 8.1 was released earlier today courtesy of a mysterious team of Chinese jailbreak developers.
The Pangu team earlier today released a jailbreak for iOS 8 — iOS 8.1, surprising everyone. The jailbreak tool, which is Windows only, was soon taken down following reports of photos being lost. The team has now released an updated version of the Pangu 8 jailbreak tool which solves this bug.
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.
If you’ve a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, and trying to update it to iOS 8 using OTA update, then you are probably seeing the “Checking for Update” screen as you can see above.
The issue is expected behaviour with jailbroken devices, as most modern jailbreaks like evasi0n and Pangu disable OTA updates to ensure jailbreakers don’t accidentally install the update.
Last week, Pangu team released a new version of the Pangu jailbreak, which included bug fixes for the reboot loop issues for iPhone 4s/iPhone 4, sandbox log issue and other improvements.
It also included afc2, which gave jailbreakers full filesystem access.
Pangu 1.2 Jailbreak released with fix for boot loop issue, includes AFC2 and other improvements [Updated]
While I have been jailbreaking for close to seven years, there are others that are newer to the scene. If you are planning on jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, or even if you have just recently jailbroken, there are several good practices to follow to avoid problems and ensure that your device remains in proper working order. Read ahead for some useful jailbreaking advice to keep in mind.