The Pangu team released an iOS 8 – iOS 8.1 jailbreak yesterday, surprising many of us. There are a few reasons for the common jailbreaker to wait, as the jailbreak is primarily meant for developers, but in this post we list out the reasons to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
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.