Are you planning to jailbreak iOS 8 on your iPhone 6 or iPad Air 2?

Are you planning to jailbreak iOS 8 on your iPhone 6 or iPad Air 2?
With an easy iOS 8.1 jailbreak fast approaching, we wanted to ask you if you plan on breaking the shackles of your newly-acquired Apple gear, such as the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, or iPad Air 2. Jailbreaking is not for the faint of heart, but brings numerous new horizons to your otherwise rather closed iOS ecosystem.

Apple didn't introduce split-screen multitasking with the new record-thin iPad Air 2, for instance, but who knows, a jailbroken iPad might be able to tap into the Cydia repos for precisely such functionality. As for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, now that Apple is much more open when it comes to third-party widgets in the notification center, and even allows alternative keyboards for your handset, it doesn't make as much sense to jailbreak as it did before. What do you think? Checkmark your choice below, and sound off in the comments.

Are you planning to jailbreak iOS 8 on your iPhone 6 or iPad Air 2?




1. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

jailbreaking completes iOS if you ask me

5. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Agreed. Best of both worlds. A lot of people on this site, including the authors, don't know a whole about jailbreaking.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Which is why me and all of my family do it with every iDevice we have. ;)

13. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I agree but the only way to get the latest iOS release is to upgrade and lose the jailbreak for a really long time. It pretty much defeats one of the positives of owning a Apple device. If iDevices stayed jailbroken I would have stayed with a iPhone. But as it stands a locked down Android device is better than a locked down iPhone. You still have people running iOS 7 because they don't want to lose their jailbreak.

2. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Can someone pls tell me how to flash iPhone 6 to iOS 6

3. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

No way that will EVER be possible. You're out of luck.

7. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Its like virginity. It can't come back once its gone.

9. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

Thanks a lot tech2. Just spit coffee on my desk because of your comment lol.

15. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

get it.... lol

4. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

definitely jailbreaking, I want my tethering back

6. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I'm starting to see less and less reason for it.

8. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

I'm gonna Root :D

11. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Yes, absolutely.

12. nodes

Posts: 1159; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

no, everything i need is already there on iOS 8.1.

16. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Auxo disagrees. And Appbox, Aria and hundreds more. iOS with jailbreak can't be beaten if you ask me, I love every bit of it. :D

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31053; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I actually agree with both of you, as needs and wants are two different things.


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

never would i ever

17. untouchable21

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I just do it for music

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