Released: Jailbreak iOS 8 / iOS 8.1 with Bug-Free Pangu 8 v1.0.1

Rafia Shaikh
Posted Oct 22, 2014
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Today seems to be a great day as team Pangu releases the first jailbreak solution for iOS 8 and iOS 8.1. Yep, you heard it right. You can now jailbreak iOS 8.1 which is not even a week old. Earlier it seemed that the jailbreaking future for iOS 8 was kind of dark considering hackers’ statements over Apple patching the exploits. There was also a talk of an unknown source publishing iOS 8 jailbreak soon, however, Pangu is back with its Chinese magic wand.jailbreak ios 8.1 pangu 8

Jailbreak iOS 8.1:

The solution is only available for Windows now but will soon be up for Mac too. The Pangu 8 jailbreak solution is compatible with following devices, and yes, you can now unlock those beauties of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus!

  • iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4s
  • iPad Air, iPad 4
  • iPad 3 and iPad 2
  • Retina iPad mini, 1st gen iPad mini
  • 5th generation iPod touch

Here is the link to Pangu Jailbreak solution for iOS 8 and iOS 8.1. Here is how to jailbreak iOS 8.1 following Pangu’s official instructions:

  • 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.

  • 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 8) 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.

  • “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.

  • About afc2?

Because Apple made a lot of adjustments to the system, you cannot use afc2 plug-ins at present.

  • Do not delete “com.apple.mobile.softwareupdated.plist”

Do not delete “com.apple.mobile.softwareupdated.plist”, otherwise it will cause system failure.

  • 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.

Don’t forget to backup before you go to jailbreak iOS 8.1; consider it the most essential step in the process as in case of unsuccessful jailbreak, you will end up losing data. Also turn off the passcode and Find my iPhone feature in iCloud settings.

Happy jailbreaking, folks!

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