Apple released iOS 8 in last September. iOS 8.1 was released in just a month’s time. The quick followup of the update gave some relief to the hacker’s community because it became easy for them to point out the loopholes and work on them.
Last week, we informed readers the much awaited iOS 8 jailbreak would release shortly. In less than a week’s time, jailbreak for iOS 8 and 8.1 has arrived. The new jailbreak has been released by the Chinese hacking community called Pangu. The jailbreak was released on Wednesday, two days from the day we’ve reported about its arrival. Users are quite gripped to hear the news and want to know more about the jailbreak tool.
At this moment, the Pangu jailbreak tool is available only for the Windows OS. The supporting devices are iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S and 5C, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, 3, 4, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2 and 3, iPod Touch 5th Generation, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air and iPad Air 2. Jailbreak tweaks for iOS 8 and 8.1 firmware update can be installed on these devices.
To facilitate users to install the jailbreak, an iOS developer called Jay Freeman aka Saurik an installer app called Cydia. In his own words, “I’ve given a new version of Cydia Installer in the form of a standard jailbreak bootstrap for inclusion in a new version of their jailbreak. I’ve also pushed the .deb of the iOS 8 version of Cydia to apt.saurik.com for manual download, but not yet to my repository.” The app can downloaded from here.
Before jailbreaking iOS 8.1, make sure that your passcode is disabled and Find My iPhone is also disabled in the iCloud Settings. Your iOS device should be plugged into the computer and should be recognized by iTunes. Then the Pangu tool for Windows, Pangu v1.0.1 can be downloaded on the Windows desktop.. Once downloaded, right click on the icon and then click Run as administrator. A virtual window will then pop up recognizing your device. You’ll find a small box checked in the bottom left. Uncheck the box and then click the blue clickable button below. Click on that button and wait patiently while the jailbreak gets downloaded.
Once the downloaded is complete, your iOS device will reboot and you should be able to see the Pangu icon on your device’s screen. The Pangu jailbreak works via the SSH protocol which enables developers and common users to access the file system of iPhone remotely. Currently, the Pangu update is available only in English but an English version will soon release.
For the convenience of our readers, we’re including a comprehensive list of supported tweaks and apps which can be downloaded on a jailbroken device. Below is the list;
- Better Folders
- Battery Percentage Enabler
- Disable Parallax Effect
- Flex 2
- iCleaner Pro
- iTunes Radio Scrubber
- iTunes Radio Unlimited
- Lockify Pro
- No Carrier Name
- SwipeSelection Pro
- True iRadio