The PanguTeam has released Pangu8 1.2.1, an updated version of their utility to jailbreak iOS 8.0 – 8.1.
Here’s what’s new…
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.
This marks the first user safe version of the iOS 8.0 – 8.1 jailbreak to be released. A previous version of the utility intended for developers was released last week.
We’ll be posting the full instructions on how to jailbreak your device using Pangu8 version 1.1 shortly. You can
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 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.
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. A lot of thanks goes out to limneos, who tested the new build for me, as I was at an airport (and now am frantically typing this message while they figure out how to retract the jetbridge from the plane I’m on that is about to take off).
Recently the Pangu8 jailbreak was released for Windows only, and without a compatible version of Cydia. Now that the compatible Cydia deb has been released you can download it from here:
To install the new version of Cydia you will also need cydia-lproj which you can get from here:
Advanced users can then SSH into their iDevice, copy over the files, and issue the following commands to install Cydia.
> dpkg -i cydia-lproj_1.1.12_iphoneos-arm.deb
> dpkg -i cydia_1.1.13_iphoneos-arm.deb
It’s likely that the Pangu8 jailbreak utility will be updated to include Cydia very shortly. If it’s not, we may post a detailed tutorial to help those who aren’t familiar with SSH.
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
Just three days after the release of the new version of Pangu utility for jailbreak, which contained a number of serious improvements, bug fixes and several new features, another one appeared earlier today.
Pangu 1.2.1 is a new version of the popular tool for jailbreak that contains a fix for the bug that caused crashes of the app on Windows platform. If you’re Mac user or if the utility works without any issues on your PC, there is no need to update to Pangu 1.2.1.
A minor update to the Pangu jailbreak utility has been released to fix a crash issue with the Windows application.
Just three days ago, Pangu 1.2 was released which included AFC2, fixed the boot loop bug, fixed the sandbox log issue, and made other improvements.
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.