The only thing missing from the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 8 / 8.1 has been the Mac OS X version, and as promised, the Chinese outfit has delivered for those running OS X. If you happen to own a Mac, and want to jailbreak your iPhone and iPad, we've the step by step tutorial all under one roof.
Apple rolled out iOS 8.1.1 beta a couple of days back, and along with the usual assortment of bug fixes and minor tweaks, the main alteration, at least as far as the jailbreak community is concerned, is the fact that it plugs exploits that have permitted Pangu8 to work its magic. Thus, when iOS 8.1.1 is deemed ready for prime time and Apple stops signing iOS 8.1, you will only then be able to update to iOS 8.1.1, which will in turn mean losing any immediate opportunity to jailbreak.
The timing of the Pangu8 jailbreak for devices running iOS 8 has meant that those on iOS 8.0 right through to the latest public build of iOS 8.1 can enjoy the freedom of an untethered jailbreak, irrespective of whether they're rocking an iPhone, iPad or fifth-gen iPod touch. Apple has just rolled out a beta of iOS 8.1.1, which applies a number of key fixes and performance enhancements, but in a bit of disappointing news as far as the jailbreak scene is concerned, also appears to have patched some of the exploits that have allowed Pangu8 to reach so many.
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!
Jailbreaking is alive and kicking thanks to the behind the scenes work of the Pangu team, which has now announced via Twitter that version 0.4 of its Pangu 8.0-8.1.x Untether package will be available shortly.
The Pangu Untether package version 0.3 has just been re-released on Cydia. This package was initially released yesterday, mainly for 32-bit devices, to fix overheating and over usage of CPU. But immediately after the release, the package was found to cause booting issues on some 64-bit devices and hence was immediately removed from Cydia.
The Pangu team has delivered an untethered iOS 8 – 8.1 jailbreak when we least expected it. Having surprised us with the impromptu jailbreak for iOS 7.1.x, the Chinese team has come through with another solution for the all-new iOS 8.x. As mentioned in our initial coverage, dubbed as Pangu8, it works with iOS 8.0 all the way through to the latest iOS 8.1, and below, we'll be showing you how to jailbreak your device using the tool.
As promised by the Pangu Team, the updated version of their Pangu8 utility is now available for download. Now sitting at version 1.1.0, the new and updated tool lets you jailbreak iOS 8 / 8.1 untethered, but with the added benefit of installing Cydia automatically from the get-go.
The jailbreak scene has once again surpassed itself with the promptness of the release of a jailbreak for iOS 8 / 8.1. Not only do we have to applaud the work of the Chinese Pangu jailbreak team, but the endeavors of Cydia author Saurik and his developers has been just as commendable. The only issue with this untether is that it's not exactly noob-proof, with many of the steps involved in jailbreaking, manually installing Cydia and such requiring at least a passable amount of prior knowledge. But Pangu has announced that it is well into combining its tool with the very latest version of Cydia, and once testing and consultation with Saurik has commenced, could release to the end user as soon as tomorrow.
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.