This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of iOS 8.0 – iOS 8.1 firmwares using Pangu8 for Windows.
This tutorial works for:
Supported firmwares: iOS 8.0 – iOS 8.1.
We will be posting tutorials as soon as the jailbreak utility is released.
For those wondering, it’s likely that the new jailbreak utility will still be Windows only.
The PanguTeam has just released an update for their utility for untethered jailbreak of iOS 8 – 8.1. According to what the hackers write, this update contains important improvements and bug fixes for Cydia, Mobile Substrate, iMessage and Safari. Those who had problems with these apps or those who waited for the stable version of Pangu8 can now upgrade to iOS 8.1 and jailbreak their devices with no fear at all. Everything will work fine, the developers claim.
The incremental update fixes the Cydia Substrate loading issue upon reboot, iMessage picture sending, and Safari bugs. It’s advised that all jailbroken users update now.
And now let’s find out what one should do to update the jailbreak utility created by the Chinese developers. There’s nothing complicated. You need to launch the Pangu app, which should be located on your Home screen and then you need to tap the Manager tab at the very bottom of the screen. One more tap on the arrow button and the download begins. After a while, your device will reboot and that means that the installation of the update for the untether is successfully finished.
Have you experienced any difficulties? Leave your comments below this post.
The PanguTeam on Saturday released an important update on the status of its jailbreak utility for iOS 8 – 8.1. As you probably know, earlier this week, the hackers released a new version of untethered jailbreak for iOS 8 – 8.1. It should be noted, however, that this version turned out to be very unstable and was available only for Windows users, that is why the PaunguTeam decided to pull the update back and make it available only for jailbreak developers.
A couple of days ago, Cydia and Mobile Substrate were not working and in the same state they remain now. The hackers say they are currently working hard to make the jailbreak utility work fine as soon as possible. They also ask to keep patience and wait for further updates on the topic.
We are working with @saurik to make Cydia stable asap. Also we are fixing bugs include Safari and iMessage problems. Please wait ..
To make your iOS device compatible with iOS 8 – 8.1 ready for untethered jailbreak, I suggest that you should upgrade to the latest firmware version, which is iOS 8.1 using iTunes. It is a bit safer than using a Software Update option. Stay tuned for more news on the topic.
Here’s the translated details via reddit user zsm1703:
PanGu iOS 8 Jailbreak Tool(pangu.io)
1. Preparations for jailbreak.
Backup before using pangu jailbreak tool. Although this tool is tested successfully on most devices, we still hope you backup your data to avoid data loss. Please turn off the screen password lock and close the “find my iPhone” feature in the iCloud settings before jailbreak.
2. the firmware upgraded via OTA may cause failure.
The firmware upgraded via OTA will have a lot of influence factors. If you have several failed attempts, Please try to download the latest firmware and restore your iOS devices. In addition, Pangu (iOS tool now add a function to restore iOS devices and execute automatic activation, you can try click the jailbreak button after restoring, and Pangu will automatically activate your device and do jailbreak.
3. “Storage capacity is almost full.”?
This is because the jailbreak program will write important files into the system directory and cause alarm, it will not affect the result. When the Cydia be compatible, click on the Cydia will launch the directory moving process.
4. About afc2?
Because Apple made a lot of adjustments to the system, you cannot use afc2 plug-ins at present.
5. Do not delete “com.apple.mobile.softwareupdated.plist”
Do not delete “com.apple.mobile.softwareupdated.plist”, otherwise it will cause system failure.
6. Processing method of jailbreak failure
Please enable the Airplane mode and close Wifi and then try to jailbreak, or if not successful, please restart your devices and then try. If it still fails, please use the Pangu restore function and jailbreak again.
Saurik has already indicated that he will work hard to get Cydia compatible as soon as possible.
So, windknown has contacted me, about a half hour ago, via e-mail. He has told me one of the issues that is keeping Substrate from working on the device, which will probably require me to build a little binary patch for dyld as part of the Substrate installation sequence. This was the worst possible day for me, as I’m traveling back to Santa Barbara today (I’m currently in Texas, having come here to give a talk at The Big Android BBQ), which means this will take me a little longer than I’d like, but clearly getting Cydia and Substrate working on iOS 8 is my highest priority. I thankfully think that I actually can start working a little on one of the Substrate issues using an iOS 7 “model” based on the information provided by windknown, which means I’ll lose less time to not having all of my devices with me. (I currently have no clue why Cydia itself is not functioning, but will find out later today when I can see it myself.)
The Pangu team has pulled the original download link, likely to address some bugs. We recommend you follow iClarified to find out when a safe version is available.
Pangu8 1.0.1 has been released resolving an issue that could cause the loss of your photos. You can download Pangu8
Once its confirmed that the jailbreak is safe and Cydia and Mobile Substrate are working we will posted detailed instructions on how to jailbreak your device.
Update: iOS 8 compartible Cydia
Apple on Wednesday released iOS 8 to users worldwide. As it was expected, the new mobile operating system brings lots of improvements and bug fixes. Apart from that, it is far more secured and efficient and can boast lots of new features. The most noticeable among them are the widely-rumored Health app, QuickType, the support of third-party keyboards, updated Mail, Photos, Camera and Safari and the apps like Continuity, Handoff, AirDrop, Instant Hotspot, which were previously unavailable for users.
iOS 8 delivers a simpler, faster and more intuitive user experience with new Messages and Photos features, predictive typing for Apple’s QuickType keyboard and Family Sharing. iOS 8 also includes the new Health app, giving you a clear overview of your health and fitness data and iCloud Drive, so you can store files and access them from anywhere.
For more details about the latest iOS version, go to Apple’s official website. The update is available via Software Update, but those who use jailbroken devices and want to save their jailbreak should stay away from iOS 8. Keep this in mind.
On Wednesday, September 17th Apple is expected to release iOS 8. This means that there only several hours left for those who need to restore their jailbroken iPhones to iOS 7.1.2 without losing jailbreak. After iOS 8 is released, the guys from Cupertino will no longer be signing iOS 7.1.2. In this case, if a user tries to restore the device using iTunes, he will be forced to update to iOS 8.
Another important announcement is also targeted at the jailbroken iPhone users. If you want to save your jailbreak, do not update to iOS 8 as currently there’s no evidence that it is jailbreakable. Moreover, as it was mentioned above, you won’t be able to restore or downgrade your smartphone to the earlier version of iOS. If your device works fine, keep using iOS 7.
Those who have an iPhone running iOS 7.1.2 or lower can use two utilities for jailbreak, namely, Pangu or evasi0n. Whether these tools will be compatible with iOS 8 is still a question without an answer. Stay tuned for more news about iOS 8 and jailbreak.
A new version of the Pangu jailbreaking utility has been released today. According to its developers, Pangu 1.2 contains a wide number of improvements and bug fixes aimed at addressing the issues connected with AFC2, sandbox and other features of this utility for jailbreak.
The full list of improvements is available below, take a look.
What’s New In Version 1.2:
It should be noted, however, that if the previous version of the jailbreaking tool works fine and if you haven’t got any problems with your device, you don’t have to update.
In case you don’t know, Pangu jailbreak is a utility that allows to jailbreak devices running iOS 7.1 and iOS 7.1.2.
A new jailbreak tweak for all those who like listening to music using their iPhone has been recently released on Cydia. It enables an equalizer on your device and allows to create presets for different music types stored on your iPhone. This tweak is called EqualizerEverywhere and I must admit, it is very intuitive and easy-to-use.
EqualizerEverywhere is a recently released jailbreak tweak that makes it possible to create and activate custom equalizer presets on the fly. If you’re someone who listens to a variety of different audio types on the iPhone, and you’re looking for a way to customize sound based on the type of audio, this is a tweak that you should definitely investigate.
Once you download and install the tweak, you will notice a new section in the Setting app, where you can adjust EqualizerEverywhere and make it do what you want.
It should be noted, however, that this tweak has one drawback. This drawback is its price, which is $3.00. Still, I will certainly recommend music lovers to purchase this tweak.