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.
Jailbreak iPad mini, Retina iPad mini
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.
Apple just released iOS 7.1.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch for bug fixes and security updates.
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.
Pangu iOS 7.1 – iOS 7.1.1 Jailbreak for Mac OS X now available; adds English support and fixes bugs in Windows version
To everyone’s surprise, and as we reported first, the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 7.1.X was released earlier today courtesy of a mysterious team of Chinese jailbreak developers. But the jailbreak’s GUI is in Chinese and can be quite confusing for many, so here’s a look at exactly how to use Pangu to jailbreak your iOS device.
A group of Chinese hackers calling themselves “Pangu” have just released what they’re claiming is an iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak, and this time it looks like we might have a bit of evidence that it could be legitimate. (Update: reports are streaming in that the jailbreak does indeed successfully install Cydia on iOS 7.1.X devices.)
winocm is one of the developers of p0sixspwn, the tool that lets you jailbreak devices running iOS 6.1.3 to iOS 6.1.6. You’d expect him to be a big jailbreaking enthusiast, but in a recent blog post, he says that he finds jailbreaking annoying, and prefers stock iOS.
Apple released iOS 7.0.6 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch yesterday, which fixed a major security issue.
If you’ve upgraded to iOS 7.0.6 then check out this step-by-step guide where we show you how to jailbreak your iOS device running iOS 7.0.6 using evasi0n7 1.0.6, which was just released by evad3rs.