Happy Halloween! Beyond today’s holiday though, the Pangu Team has finally issued an iteration of their iOS 8 Untethered Jailbreak 8.1 utility intended for the masses: Pangu for iOS 8 version 1.1. Following the team’s second unexpected Jailbreak, the first of course being the original Pangu utility for iOS 7.1.2, Pangu has released an update that’s intended to provide an all-in-one Jailbreak and install Cydia in a utility that’s significantly more stable. Furthermore, said utility is capable of Jailbreaking iOS 8 through 8.1 on all iDevices, including the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, Apple’s A8X iPad Air 2, the iPad mini 3, the original iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, iPad 4, the original iPad Mini and the 5th generation iPod touch. With the latest Pangu, there’s no need to fiddle with SSHing or any other comprehensive process – simply Jailbreak on 8.1, and you’re good to go, Cydia will automatically install!
Post-Jailbreak: Top 5 Best Cydia Tweaks After iOS 8.1 Jailbreak Via Pangu – iOS 8 Compatible Tweaks
As outlined above, this tutorial will walk you through the simple steps required to not only Jailbreak iOS 8.0 through 8.1, but also to obtain Cydia (the third-party tweak distribution platform that’s become synonymous with the term ‘Jailbreak’).
For those of you who updated to the current iteration of iOS 8 your device is running via the over-the-air (OTA) update iOS utility that’s baked into the Settings app, you must follow the prerequisite steps outlined below.
Furthermore, if you wish to ensure the success of your iOS 8.1 Jailbreak, the following pre-Jailbreak procedure is highly recommended, as it’s the only method guaranteed to prevent potential issues.
1. Plug your device into your computer through a standard USB cable, open iTunes and initiate a backup of your data.
2. Restore to a fresh build of iOS 8.1 by clicking the restore button and follow the remainder of this tutorial to Jailbreak 8.1 Untethered.
3. Ensuing the completion of your Jailbreak, restore from the backup that was created when following the first step.
Having taken into consideration the recommended pre-Jailbreak process above, which is required for those who updated through Settings, you can now continue with iOS 8.1 Jailbreak tutorial.
In addition to watching my above video to aid you in the process of Jailbreaking, I advise utilizing the following written steps in conjunction with the aforementioned video to ensure a proper Jailbreak is both executed and delivered.
How To Jailbreak iOS 8.1 Untethered On Every iPhone, iPod Touch And iPad
Mac Update: Thankfully, Pangu has released an all-new utility for Mac OS X to Jailbreak iOS 8 through 8.1 – the download link for said utility is listed below.
Step 2. If iTunes recognizes your device, close out of the program and launch Pangu for iOS 8.
Step 3. Enter Airplane mode, this step is critical and click the big blue button at the bottom of the of Pangu’s interface to continue with the iOS 8.1 Jailbreak.
Step 4. If Pangu happens to get stuck toward the end of the process (refer to the on-screen progress bar), tap the “Pangu New” app that’s now on your device’s homescreen. Once granted access, the app will close and Pangu will proceed with the process of Jailbreaking 8.1.
Step 5. Avoid interfacing with your device – upon an automatic reboot, Cydia will be present on your iPod, iPhone or iPad’s springboard. Launch Cydia and let it reorganize the filesystem; upon completion, Cydia will instantly respring and your jailbreak is ready for full use.
Congratulations, after having completed five simple steps, and watching the above video guide, you will have successfully Jailbroken your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 8 through 8.1!
Download iOS 8.1 Pangu Jailbreak
- Download Pangu 8.1 for Windows.
- Download Pangu 8.1 for Mac OS X.
- Download the latest version of iTunes.
If you’re somewhat lost once you’ve Jailbroken and you’re not sure what to install from Cydia, I advise reading our recent Top 5 Cydia Tweaks article, which contains a list of some of the best tweaks currently compatible with the iOS 8 Jailbreak.
Thank you for following my all-new Jailbreak iOS 8.1 Untethered tutorial. Stay tuned for complete coverage on the latest firmware, updated iterations of iOS 8 and additional developments concerning the Pangu Team’s latest Untethered Jailbreak iOS 8 achievement – be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and add us on Google+ to be notified of any and all updates.