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 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.
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.
Apple just released iOS 7.1.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch for bug fixes and security updates.
Pangu iOS 7.1 – iOS 7.1.1 Jailbreak for Mac OS X now available; adds English support and fixes bugs in Windows version
The Pangu jailbreak that was released yesterday is only currently available for Windows. But the team behind it has taken to their Weibo (a Chinese microblogging service like Twitter) account to let us know that not only is it coming to Mac, but it’s coming to Linux as well. Additionally, it appears the team is working on English versions of the tools as well.