Since first releasing its jailbreak tool for iOS 8 / 8.1 only a couple of weeks back, the Pangu team has remained dedicated to the task of improving it, and having pushed a major update last week to bump the version number up to 1.1, today sees the roll-out of Pangu8 1.2.0. Once again, there are a number of fixes and performance tweaks, and if you’re planning on jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 8 / 8.1, check the details after the leap!

The original Pangu8 jailbreak tool was a bit of a minefield for the unseasoned jailbreaker, with users required to manually add certain features and components such as Cydia and Cydia Substrate. Version 1.1 brought some much-needed respite, adding the newly-updated Cydia as a standard part of the jailbreaking process whilst also including English language support, and having held off during those initial stages, many iDevice users running iOS 8  / 8.1 finally indulged.

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Pangu8 1.2.0 is not short of improvements itself, though, and as well as optimizing the jailbreak process as a whole, brings a couple of welcome fixes to the fold in line with yesterday’s changes to the Pangu untether package. Notably, the issue with CPU drainage on 32-bit devices has apparently been eradicated, while a further glitch pertaining to Safari is also said to have been cleared up. Some users were reporting of issues with the native browser crashing on occasions, with a reloading bug having also been a part of the problem, but thanks to Pangu8 1.2, these niggles should be no longer.

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Finally, as per the changelog, the Restore function of Pangu8 now supports the all-new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, with both of Apple’s new tablets having trickled out since Pangu’s new tool first released last month. Announced at a special event on Cupertino soil, the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are both jailbreakable right off the bat, which is something of a rarity, and if you intend to purchase either in the near future, picking up your desired slate sooner will present you with the option of a jailbreak should you so wish.

The full changelog of the update is as follows:

1. Fix the issue that launchd may drain cpu on 32bit devices.

2. Fix Safari reloading bug and occasionally crash problem.

3. Optimize jailbreak process.

4. Restore function now support iPad Air2/iPad Mini3.

If you are already jailbroken, you don’t need to re-jailbreak. To get all the latest fixes, simply update to latest Pangu untether package 0.4 directly from Cydia.

Download Pangu8 1.2.0 for Windows.

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