Folks, it is time to upgrade to iOS 8.1.1, because iOS 8.1 is no longer being signed by Apple. Why update when you can enjoy a jailbreak on iOS 8.1? Well, now that an iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak is also available, it is better to upgrade to the latest iOS firmware.
Apple is now working on iOS 8.2 and it could be out any time in the coming days. Once it’s out, you cannot update to iOS 8.1.1 from iOS 8.1. Hence, it is better that you upgrade now and jailbreak iOS 8.1.1 using the newly released TaiG jailbreak. It has already been confirmed that the TaiG iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak is safe to use.
And although the TaiG jailbreak claims to work on iOS 8.2 beta, it has been giving errors to anyone who has tried. If Apple patches the TaiG jailbreak exploit on iOS 8.2 and you’re still on iOS 8.1, then you’ll have no other choice but to give up on the jailbreak and update.
We recommend that you update to iOS 8.1.1 by doing a fresh restore and then jailbreak using the TaiG tool. You can follow our tutorial on how to jailbreak iOS 8.1.1.
Have you ever been in a situation where your jailbroken device is acting up, but you don’t want to restore because you’ll have to start fresh? Well, that’s where the Semi-Restore tool comes in. You can use this useful piece of tool to restore your iOS device without losing the jailbreak. Now, this tool also supports the latest iOS 8.1.
In short, Semi-Restore will uninstall all the tweaks installed by Cydia and cleanup your device. So yes, it isn’t a complete restore, but it is useful. For example, if you’re on iOS 8.1 and Apple stops signing iOS 8.1, then you have no choice but to update to iOS 8.1.1 or 8.2 and lose the jailbreak. By using Semi-Restore, you can simply restore to iOS 8.1 and retain your jailbreak.
As of now, Semi-Restore for iOS 8.1 is useless, as Apple is still signing it. Once it stops signing it and your jailbroken device runs in to some kind of trouble, then you can use this tool to restore to iOS 8.1 without losing the jailbreak. The tool is only available for Windows and Linux users, but a Mac version is in the making. You’re also going to install OpenSSH from Cydia on your device to use this tool.
Download Semi-Restore from the downloads page.
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iOS 8.1.1 was released by Apple a few days ago and it kills the Pangu iOS 8 – 8.1 jailbreak. If you did update to iOS 8.1.1, but miss the jailbreak and all the awesome tweaks, then we have some good news for you. Apple is still signing iOS 8.1, which means you can downgrade from iOS 8.1.1 if you want the jailbreak back. Remember, Apple may stop signing iOS 8.1 anytime, so you better downgrade soon.
The downgrade process is simple, if you follow our step-by-step tutorial. You’ll need to do a few things before you can downgrade. Firstly, download the iOS 8.1 IPSW for your iOS device from our downloads section. Next, perform a backup of your iOS device, just in case. Also, make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed.
How To Downgrade iOS 8.1.1 To iOS 8.1:
- Connect your iOS 8.1.1 device to iTunes.
- Select your device on iTunes and click on Restore iPhone/iPod/iPad while holding Shift on your Windows computer or Alt/Option key on Mac.
- Browse to the location where you downloaded the iOS 8.1 IPSW and select it.
- Choose Verify when a prompt appears and wait for the process to complete.
You should be on iOS 8.1 now and you can go ahead and jailbreak using the Pangu8 tool. Follow our tutorial on how to jailbreak iOS 8 – 8.1 on Mac, Windows.
The Pangu team recently released a Mac tool for their iOS 8 – 8.1 untethered jailbreak. So far, users had to use the Windows tool if they wanted to jailbreak their iOS device. Now, if you’re a Mac user, that’s a little difficult. With a dedicated tool for Mac, things get super easy. Learn how to jailbreak your iOS device running on iOS 8 or later using Pangu8 for Mac.
Below is a step-by-step guide on how to jailbreak iOS 8 – iOS 8.1 using Pangu8 for Mac OS X. Before you begin, make sure you back up your device, just in case something goes wrong. You will also need to turn off Passcode Lock and disable Find my iDevice. It is also recommended that you do a fresh restore from iTunes or by downloading the IPSW, if you had updated using OTA (Over the Air). Let’s begin.
- Download Pangu8 1.0.0 for Mac from our Downloads section.
- Launch the Pangu8 dmg file. It will extract and place the app on your desktop.
- Right click on the Pangu8 app and select Open. Now connect your iOS device via USB cable.
- Device not detected? Unlock your device and tap on Trust.
- Once your device is shown on the Pangu8 tool, the Start Jailbreak button should turn blue. Click on it.
- The jailbreak process will begin and a Slide to Upgrade screen will appear on your device after a while. Simply slide to upgrade.
- Your device should reboot and upon boot, you will see the Pangu and Cydia icons on the homescreen.
- If for some reason the Pangu icon is just a blank and the app crashes on launch, then you need to repeat the entire process.
There you go. You now have a jailbroken iOS device. Apple has patched this jailbreak in iOS 8.1.1 beta, so you better jailbreak now and enjoy your favorite tweaks before the release of iOS 8.1.1.
Pangu jailbreak for iOS 8 – 8.1 is now available for Mac users. The jailbreak tool, which was released a few weeks ago, has been only available on Windows. However, as promised, the Pangu team released a Mac version yesterday.
The Mac tool lets you jailbreak your iOS device running on iOS 8 or later. It includes the latest version of Cydia and as Saurik has confirmed, the jailbreak is quite stable now. The Pangu jailbreak and Cydia have been receiving a number of updates to fix issues and straighten out bugs. Now, since almost every issue has been fixed, you can go ahead and jailbreak without worrying about breaking your iDevice.
Pangu8 for Mac version 1.0.0 is now available for download and the jailbreaking procedure is very similar to the Windows tool. Mac users can download Pangu 1.0.0 from our Downloads Page and jailbreak their iOS device with ease.
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Since the release of the Pangu iOS 8 – 8.1 jailbreak, it has been plagued with various issues. Both the Pangu team and Saurik have been working very hard to get rid of all the bugs by constantly releasing updates. After the recent update, Cydia 1.1.16, Saurik says that the jailbreak is now finally ‘stable enough’ for daily use.
Jay Freeman, the creator of Cydia, said in a tweet that both Cydia and the jailbreak are now ready for daily use without any bugs. And it is kind of true, as since the latest update, the crashes, bootloop and other issues have disappeared.
The only thing that remains to be seen is that the tweaks being updated to support iOS 8. Other than that, everything seems to be fine with the Pangu iOS 8 – 8.1 jailbreak and Cydia. If you’ve been waiting for all the bugs to iron out to jailbreak, then this is your chance. Don’t wait till Apple releases iOS 8.1.1, because the jailbreak has been patched in that version.
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Yesterday, the Pangu team released an update for the Pangu 8.0-8.1.x Untether on Cydia with certain fixes. Now, they’ve updated the Pangu jailbreak tool to include those bug fixes.
Users with 32 bit devices were reporting overheating and random app crashes after jailbreaking using Pangu for iOS 8. Version 0.4 of the Untether, which was released yesterday, fixed the problems. The Pangu tool version 1.2.0, released today, also includes the bug fixes. Here’s the full changelog for Pangu 1.2.0:
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 haven’t already jailbroken your iOS device, you can use the Pangu 1.2.0 for Windows to jailbreak your device. You can follow our step-by-step guide on how to jailbreak using the Pangu tool. In case you have already installed yesterday’s Untether 0.4, then you won’t have to use this tool to re-jailbreak.
Download Pangu8 1.2.0 for Windows from our downloads page.
Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to jailbreak your iOS device running iOS 8 or later using the newly updated Pangu8 1.1.0 jailbreak tool on Windows. You’re going to need a Windows PC or know how to run a Virtual Machine to be able to jailbreak using a Mac. Not to worry though, a Mac version should be out very soon.
To begin, Pangu8 1.1.0 is the complete iOS 8 jailbreak solution and comes loaded with Cydia. In the previous version, you had to install Cydia manually or through the Pangu app. Now, all you have to do is follow our tutorial and you’ll have a jailbroken iOS device in no time.
As always, it’s safe to make a backup before we proceed. Turn off Passcode Lock or Touch ID, disable Find My iPhone, iPod touch or iPad and Enable Airplane Mode. According to the Pangu team, switching on Airplane Mode can give a 100 percent success rate. Let’s begin, shall we?
- Download Pangu8 1.1.0 from our Downloads Page.
- Right click on the Pangu tool, select Run as Administrator.
- Connect your iOS device to the PC. The Pangu tool should recognize your device immediately and the Start Jailbreak button should turn blue. Click on it.
- You will be greeted by this page below, click on ‘Already did.’
- The jailbreak process will now begin. Sit back and wait till the progress bar reaches the end, in which case your device will reboot.
- After reboot, you should be greeted by a familiar Cydia icon on the Homescreen.
Voila! You’ve just jailbroken your iOS device, time to try out some new tweaks.
Jailbreakers, we have some good news for you. The Pangu team has updated their iOS 8 -8.1 jailbreak and added a Cydia installer to it. If you recently jailbroke your iOS device, but weren’t courageous enough to install Cydia manually, it’s alright. You can now simply install the latest Cydia version 1.1.14 from the Pangu app.
After jailbreaking your device on iOS 8, you must have noticed the Pangu app on your homescreen. If you open it now, you should see an option ‘Install Cydia,’ which should install Cydia without any issues. That’s it. No more installing Cydia manually using FTP clients and what not.
If you haven’t jailbroken yet, you can follow our simple step-by-step tutorial. Once you’re done jailbreaking, you can easily install Cydia from the Pangu app. No word on a Mac version yet and we’re not sure when the Pangu team will integrate Cydia into their jailbreak tool.