As far as jailbreakers are concerned, Cydia is the focal point of the entire experience. The go-to hub for tweaks, themes and other niceties, it's considered the central portal, the nucleus of the entire operation. But as many have begun to discover with this latest Pangu8 untether, Cydia doesn't operate alone, and in actual fact, there are a number of key apps and services driving devices that have been jailbroken. Cydia Substrate, also developed and maintained by Cydia author Saurik, is an essential piece of the jigsaw, and after a couple of major updates already since Pangu arrived ten days ago, version 0.9.5016 brings fixes for jailbreakers running older versions of iOS.
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.
Pangu iOS 8 - 8.1 jailbreak is currently a Windows only affair, with a Mac OS X version due for a release at a later date. And if you happen to be a sole owner of a Mac, then you still have the option to jailbreak your device using Pangu8 for Windows, without even having a Windows PC. Want to learn more how it’s done? Simply follow us past the jump.
We got the pleasant surprise of an untethered jailbreak for iOS 8 – 8.1, courtesy of Chinese jailbreak outfit Pangu. Getting it up and running has been a bit of a laborious task thus far, with the manual installation of Cydia necessary at this point in time, but that's not the main limitation. Cydia Substrate, support framework for many major tweaks and apps such as WinterBoard, wasn't immediately compatible with the newly-jailbroken iOS 8, but with Cydia author Jay Freeman aka Saurik having made the necessary fixes, Substrate has now been deemed ready for prime time.
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