Saurik Releases AFC2 For iOS 8 And iOS 8.1 For Full File Access Through USB
After some waiting, we finally saw the Chinese team Pangu release Pangu 8 v1.0.1 three days back, providing much awaited jailbreaking solutions for iOS 8 and 8.1. Even though the solution came within days of iOS 8.1's public release, it was far from perfect. One of the problems with the jailbreaking process was the incompatibility of AFC2 plugins with the system.
The lack of AFC2 plug-in compatibility for iOS 8 and 8.1 should no longer be an issue for those looking to jailbreak their devices, since jailbreaking legend Saurik has finally updated AFC2 and it can now be used with iOS 8 and 8.1. Since iOS 8.1 jailbreak has just been released, the number of tweaks compatible with it are limited in nature.
Things appear to be moving fast however, since apart from updating AFC2, Saurik also updated Cydia a while back. For a list of tweaks compatible with iOS 8/8.1, you can head over here. And even though the list of tweaks might be short, and the process it self taking place rather slowly, its nevertheless a welcome change.
There was a time when several in the jailbreaking community, including Saurik were speculating that jailbreaking the next iOS releae i.e iOS 8 would be difficult and perhaps even impossible. Saurik's update for AFC2 also comes with security precautions on board. While it does enable full file access on your device through USB, Saurik states that the information will only be shared with computers marked as trusted.
So all we can do now is wait for the process to progress and improve. With the rate things seem to be progressing, it should be quite soon that we'll be able to lay our hands on all the popular jailbreak tweaks available out there. And it will also be interesting to see Apple's response to the loopholes discovered. Stay tuned. We'll keep you updated.