The team responsible for the Pangu iOS 7 jailbreak has released for devices running iOS 8-iOS 8.1. Their website briefly displayed download links for Pangu for iOS 8 earlier this week, and they were, then, taken down. However, the links have been made public once again.
Although this is exciting news for jailbreakers, the tool will most likely remain useless until further work is completed. Reports indicate that the initial release was made available for developers to update their tweaks and for Saurik – creator of Cydia – to update the mobile substrate. Saurik has released an updated substrate file for tweaks that rely on substrate to function. This news is still developing, so check back for more information in the coming weeks. If you’re interested in using this tool, visit iDownloadblog for tutorials.
If you aren’t familiar with the jailbreak tool, please read our article on ChristCore.
[Update as of 11/09/14] The Pangu for iOS 8 tool, originally released on PC, has been released on Mac. The Pangu team, as well as Saurik (creator of Cydia), have worked diligently to stabilize the jailbreak and users are now seeing the results of their efforts. Developers have gradually been updating their tweaks to be compatible with iOS 8 and the new iPhones.
People interested in jailbreaking their iOS devices should do so as soon as possible. A report about the incoming iOS 8.1.1 update indicates the jailbreak exploit will be patched. This means that any devices running iOS 8.1.1 will no longer be able to use the tool created by the Pangu team. There has been no mention of updating the tool to include the update, so users should act fast.
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