In order to get the Pangu8 jailbreak working properly in the first place, Cydia author Saurik had to make some impromptu fixes to Cydia Substrate last week, and with the new Pangu Untether 0.2 having rolled out just yesterday, a number of further bugs have been addressed in a new version of Substrate. If you’re jailbroken on iOS 8 with Pangu, then this is a very necessary update, fixing issues with booting, syncing, and other major challenges that the jailbreak scene has faced these past eight days.

It’s possible that many jailbreakers presume that achieving an untethered jailbreak is a case of simply installing Cydia on a device and going ahead and installing tweaks. But if there’s one thing that the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 8 / 8.1 has reminded us of, it’s that there are a number of components that must operate in tandem with one another, and Cydia Substrate is fundamental to the entire process.

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Pangu’s roll-out of iOS 8 – 8.1.x Untether 0.2 yesterday exposed a number of new bugs in Cydia Substrate, and as punctually as ever, Saurik and his team has come through with a remedial update.

As per the official change log on Cydia:

Cydia Substrate 0.9.5014 fixes a few bugs reported on iOS 8 with 0.9.5013, including “apps do not install”, “iTunes does not sync”, and “icons are gone”. This issue sometimes led to devices being unable to boot without disabling Substrate (holding down volume up).

Cydia Substrate 0.9.5014 is the main update, so to speak, although Saurik has also followed up with version 0.9.5015, with a fix for OpenSSH.

Essentially, the new Pangu Untether and Cydia Substrate should operate more harmoniously with one another, and it is recommended that anybody jailbroken go ahead and install both as quickly as possible. The Untether 0.2 package can be availed through the Pangu app, while Cydia Substrate 0.9.5015 is available on the Cydia/Telesphoreo repository. Or simply launch Cydia, tap on Changes, then Upgrade.

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Unfortunately, the issue with freezes occurring upon the rebooting of a device locked with a Passcode / Touch ID has yet to be rectified, so you will need to disable this security feature of the time being.

The progress so far has been remarkable, and although there remain a few kinks to be ironed out, Pangu8 is shaping up very nicely indeed.

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