Pangu iOS 8.0 – iOS 8.1.x Jailbreak Released for Download

Pangu team has today released the first jailbreak solution for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices running iOS 8.0 to iOS 8.1.x. The jailbreak tool is currently available in Chinese language for Windows users only, and so far there is no ETA for an English language Pangu jailbreak or a Mac version. Also, the release seems fairly buggy and is primarily aimed at developers so we advise you to proceed with caution (via iDownloadBlog).

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Following Pangu jailbreak’s release, Saurik has also released the updated version of Cydia compatible with iOS 8, though it needs to be downloaded from his official website (.deb file) and requires manual installation. Here’s what he said on Reddit:

“I’ve given a new version of Cydia Installer in the form of a standard jailbreak bootstrap for inclusion in a new version of their jailbreak. I’ve also pushed the .deb of the iOS 8 version of Cydia to for manual download, but not yet to my repository. A lot of thanks goes out to limneos, who tested the new build for me, as I was at an airport (and now am frantically typing this message while they figure out how to retract the jetbridge from the plane I’m on that is about to take off).”

According to Pangu’s website, below is the list of Pangu iOS 8.0 – iOS 8.1.x jailbreak compatible devices:

  • iPod touch 5G
  • iPhone 4s
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPad mini
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Air 2

It is advised to update to iOS 8.1 before attempting the jailbreak. Also, the Pangu Team recommends turning off Lock screen passcode and Find My iPhone before proceeding. Below are the download links to Pangu’s latest version and Cydia for iOS 8 by Saurik:

Download Pangu v1.0.1 Jailbreak for iOS 8.0 – 8.0.x [Windows .exe file]

Download Cydia for iOS 8.0 by Saurik [.deb file]

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  • wstoneman

    Whats the chance that this has a back door like last time….

  • o_clement

    Got a link regarding that “last time”? Haven’t followed jailbreak stuff in quite a while
    The only thing I found was about Taig (which seems to be incorrectly called a backdoor in some articles)

  • Jay

    There was an issue a while back where people could “hack” your jailbroken phone but all they could do is access the iAds part of iOs and replace your ads with….. other ads.
    But wasnt too alarming IMO.
    Unfortunately I cant find the article either

  • Jay

    For once the jailbreak arrives BEFORE my new iphone 😛
    Used to waiting for months with a stock phone before I can do anything.
    Suppose I should thank the fact that iphones are more common in china now ^^

  • o_clement

    K thanks for the precision
    Not alarming indeed
    I would have been/was more concerned about a real backdoor allowing people to access your phone’s content directly. Considering this jailbreak (seems to) come from china and all… would totally be their style 😛

  • I wouldn’t trust this jailbreak, but that’s just me. Gone are the days when you didn’t have to worry about jailbreak releases from the iPhone Dev Team.

  • yermum

    There was no back door last time. All pangu code was audited and deemed safe by those in the know including Saurik from Cydia.

  • yermum

    Not all people in China are idiots ya know. To be perfectly frank, its mostly their government that is corrupt, along with a very small percentage of the population just like EVERYWHERE else on this planet.
    This is the same team that produced the last jailbreak, which was perfectly safe and functioned without issue, so there is no immediate reason to be overly concerned. If you are however, run wireshark against your device after jailbreaking it (and before setting up personal info including iTunes username/password) and check for yourself to see if your device is all of a sudden communicating to where it shouldn’t be.

  • o_clement

    Oh I’m well aware of that
    Didn’t mean it that the way seem to have interpreted my post but I guess I wasn’t really explicit either

    Who knows who’s on that team and if they are sponsored somehow (I know I don’t); Chinese government could be implied somehow; that pretty much where I was going with that

    Didn’t want this to have any kind of racist connotations at all

  • My 1/2 cents

    Oh the irony. 7.1.2 Jailbreak from Pangu was not very stable. I had to restore my iphone as a result. now they have 8.1? Can you say, avoid?

  • Anon

    I think I will wait until Pangu includes an auto install for Cydia, and gets most of the bugs worked out. Which should be in a couple of weeks from now.

  • Anon

    Never had any problems with 7.1.2 JB Pangu. It was rock-solid for me.

  • Ronin

    “They” are actually very smart. It just so happens that China is the piracy / knockoff capital of the world. So it’s natural for ignorant “white” people to assume that something shady must be going on. lol

  • Anon

    You do realize the components in your iPhone are from China. Pretty much everything that is mass produced comes from China. Yet you don’t trust this Jailbreak from a Chinese group that has already proven themselves legit from the last iOS 7 JB.

  • o_clement

    I do realize all sorts of things
    And you make me say things I didn’t say and didn’t mean now

  • yermum

    The 7.1.2 just like all jailbreaks of recent past, are 100% perfectly stable. You are clearly one of those ignorant users who doesn’t realize that its not the jailbreak that introduces instability but what you do with it afterwards that does.

  • yermum

    Because it was BS.

  • yermum

    Total BS dude. There was no “problem” with the last jailbreak, or anyone before for that matter.

  • Anon

    Pangu’s iOS 7 JB has been reverse engineered to death by the way, and no malicious code has ever been found. It’s just a matter of time for this JB to get ripped apart as well. One thing’s for sure, Pangu is a hell of a lot quicker to release their JB. We’d still be waiting months more for the Dev Team. Heck, they aren’t even actively working on JB’s anymore.