Pangu Untether 0.3 For iOS 8 / 8.1 Released, Then Pulled After Causing Issues On 64-bit Devices
The Pangu team today released an update to the Pangu 8.0-8.1.x Untether package, pushing the patch to version 0.3, but it was pulled almost immediately because it caused issues on 64-bit devices, such as the iPhone 6 / 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPad mini 2, 3 and iPad Air 1, 2.
The update was specifically aimed at jailbreak users with 32-bit devices like the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, the iPod touch 5th-gen and iPad 2, 3, 4, iPad mini first-gen.
The v0.3 update to the jailbreak untether package was essentially meant to address heating and battery drain issues on the 32-bit devices running iOS 8 / 8.1.
Version 0.3 of this package fixes the issue where, on 32-bit devices (iPod 5, iPhone 4S/5, iPad 2, iPad Mini 1) a specific background process (launchd) would sometimes “spin”, burning CPU and battery, or even heating up.
While the patch fixed this issue for 32-bit devices, it caused problems for 64-bit devices and so it has been pulled from Cydia. Saurik posted the reasoning behind the update being pulled:
Some users on 64-bit devices are reporting mild to serious issues with this package. According to the Pangu team, they have changed almost nothing on 64-bit, and have not seen the issue themselves in their testing. We have pulled the package anyway, and the people at Pangu are working on doing a more detailed analysis of the issue.
If you’ve already downloaded the new and updated Pangu Untether package from Cydia and not having any issues, it’s best to stick to it. If you are having boot loop issues, unfortunately you can’t do much except restore the device and jailbreak again from scratch. But if you are on 0.3 now and and want to go back to version 0.2 right away without any sort of roadblocks. Simply download the Pangu 8.0-8.1.x Untether package from here, and install using a jailbreak app such as iFile.
For the rest of you having severe battery drain and heating issues, sit tight as the Pangu team will address this issue with a swift update, which should be available via Cydia fairly soon.