iOS 8/8.1 jailbreak for the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5s and iPad Air 2 now available, but you should probably steer away

iOS 8/8.1 jailbreak for the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5s and iPad Air 2 now available, but you should probably steer away
It's hard to tell the exact size of the jailbreaking community, but it certainly feels like less people nowadays are feeling forced to break free from the inherent limitations placed by Apple in iOS. In any case, those of you who have been hoping for a jailbreak for their iOS 8-based devices, rejoice, for team PanGu has just released one for iOS versions 8 through 8.1. 

For the time being, the jailbreak is limited to SSH (and Windows), and there's no Cydia loaded, so it's fair to say that it's not yet consumer/hobbyist-ready. Thankfully, saurik, the developer behind Cydia, has pointed out on Reddit that he's aware of the exploit and getting the store up and running is his topmost priority.

The jailbreak in question will work on a host of devices, including Apple's latest products (iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2), but also a number of older devices (pretty much every iOS 8-supported Apple gadget). Here's the full list:

  • iPhone 6/6 Plus
  • iPhone 5s/5c/5
  • iPhone 4s
  • iPad mini 2 and 3
  • iPad/iPad Air/iPad Air 2
  • iPod Touch 

You can grab the tool needed for the jailbreak from team PanGu's official webpage here.

source: PanGu via Redmond Pie, Reddit



1. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Hellll yeaaaaaa,, now to get a hold of an iPhone -.-

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3091; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Or better buy an Android phone. You get all the features from the jailbreak straight out of the box.

3. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Lol so true... and off topic. I held an iPhone6p the other day. They actually aren't that bad.. Maybe I get one for me and wifey

6. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Wrong. There are things a jailbroken iPhone can do that my Android device can't, out of the box.

7. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3091; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Exactly like what may I ask?

9. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Free IAPS. Endless amounts of power ups in games, to years subscriptions in Dropbox, Evernote, etc. Pandora One and other music services "upgrade". Security key loggers, SMS enhancements that stock Android doesn't have. iMessage on steroids. Lock screen ultra security (sends location and photo using front camera of thieves attempted log in/screen turn off). Fake phone turn off methods that fool the theif into thinking he turned off the phone when in reality the screen is locked black, volume and vibrations muted, and location turned on, etc (all send to desktop). I can keep going and list a ton ton more, like technical and software improvements/Android skins and mirrors, but my boss is about to come in within the minute D:

11. wilsong17 unregistered

Lol I guess you haven't try android lol I don't need root for those feature to work only need root for mod games and to buys in app purchase everything else there is a app for it... also cerberus have all of those security feature I been using since my galaxy s2 without root

14. jesusnexo unregistered

Can we stop mocking iphone for not "catching up" to android? Come om people yoh laugh at him like he did something wrong for liking an iphone. Grow up people.

15. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3091; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

All you have mentioned there is an app for it in Android just make a little effort to search for them like you made the effort to jailbreak your iDevice and typed your own comment.

17. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I want a central hub with everything there. I don't want to have a boat load of apps all over my phone. The jailbreak community is always on its toes and always releasing awesome stuff. Is something wrong? Is it bad for me to like my far more customized iPhone than (MY, not yours) bland and ugly Android device? It's really hard to go into detail and have someone who sees black and white understand that there is a difference between a rooted Android device and a rooted iPhone.

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You can do similar on any Android and you don't have to have a less secure device to make it happen either. I also don't need to root my device to sideload apps. Also I don't steal apps.

8. Rydsmith unregistered

Is that why rooting exists?

16. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Except a lot of the stuff already works without rooting. I haven't felt the need to root a phone in almost 2 years with my current phone being an HTC One M8 (and deciding on a new backup phone). And yes I do have access to an iPhone 5s and 6.

4. a1369366

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 24, 2014

good job Pangu! ....someone exploit dealer/outdated hacker *cough*outdated hacker*cough* might attempt steal the credit again....

5. midom9

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Cydia for ios8 is out now you can download it and use it saurik finished it :D

10. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Yes but Cydia substrate is not updated yet. Wait a day or two imo.

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

From what I've read everything was given the green light or did I miss something?

13. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

When was this? You could be right, I heard this news a little more than 24 hours ago and at the time, substrate wasnt updated. Edit: Just checked. Damn Saurik is frigging fast when it comes to Cydia updates.

18. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Can jailbreak fix the lag issues on the older devices?...

19. matistight

Posts: 927; Member since: May 13, 2009

no but buying a newer one will. and when you get a newer one, dont upgrade the software. lesson learned, right?

21. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

It can/does, believe it or not. My sister's iPhone 4 runs smooth without lag after I jailbreak it and modified it. Easy fast fix thank god.

22. ImBailour

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 22, 2016

How to Root or Jailbreak iphone 6 1. Back up your iOS device. Head to Settings > iCloud > Backup and select “Back Up Now” 2. Disable the passcode on your device. Head to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode and disable the passcode if you’re using one 3. Enable Airplane Mode: swipe up on your screen to open Control Center and tap the airplane icon 4. Download pangu This is your jailbreak tool. You’ll also need iTunes, so if you don’t have that, Download iTunes app . 5. Open the Pangu tool once it downloads. 6. Plug in your iOS device. 7. When your device is recognized by Pangu, select the “Start” option. 8. Click “Already Backup”. 9. After a while, you phone will reboot and Pangu will ask you to put your phone back into Airplane mode. Do that and the software will continue. 10. A little while later, Pangu will ask you to open the Pangu app on your iPhone’s home screen. Tap the app, and when prompted, give it access to your photos. 11. You iPhone will reboot one more time. Once you reboot, disable Airplane mode, open up Cydia, and you’re good to go .

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