Pangu jailbreak for iOS 8 supports iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2

Pangu jailbreak for iOS 8Team Pangu has released a jailbreak that works with devices running iOS 8.0 - iOS 8.1, including the newest iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2. Unfortunately the jailbreak is currently limited to SSH (and Windows) only, and it doesn't have Cydia installed.

The jailbreak is mainly a developer focused release to help them update all their tweaks and apps for iOS 8. According to Team Pangu, Cydia will be added in a future update to the jailbreak.

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.

If you are willing to try out the new jailbreak without Cydia, you can download Pangu8 iOS 8 – 8.1 jailbreak v1.0.1 from here or directly from

Pangu jailbreak for iOS 8

The Pangu8 jailbreak supports the following devices:
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4s
  • iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 1, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3)
  • iPod touch 5

You have to be running iOS 8.0 – iOS 8.1 on the above mentioned devices in order to jailbreak using Pangu8:
  • iOS 8.0
  • iOS 8.0.1
  • iOS 8.0.2
  • iOS 8.1

How To Jailbreak iOS 8.1 Untethered Using Pangu8

The following guide will show you how to jailbreak your iOS device using Pangu8. Please make sure you have one of the above mentioned devices, running one of the above mentioned versions of iOS before you proceed. It is important to note that you will be installing an early version of this jailbreak tool and the performance of your device maybe affected due to its unfinished state... You are not recommended to continue unless you are fully aware of the risks of installing unfinished software.

[NOTE] Pangu in its current iteration does not install Cydia by default. While Saurik has updated Cydia for iOS 8, it must be installed manually until Pangu team updates the tool which bundles the Cydia installer. If SSHing is not your thing, it is best to stay away and wait for Pangu to release updated tool which includes Cydia.

[NOTE] Before jailbreaking, you must turn off any lock screen passcode or Touch ID (Settings > General > Touch ID & Passcode > turn off Simple Passcode) as well as Find My iPhone (Settings > iCloud > Find my iPhone), and naturally, your device will need to have spare storage space in order to run Pangu in the first place.

[NOTE] You must have an iTunes restored version of iOS 8 / 8.1 installed on your device for the jailbreak to work. If you updated from iOS 7.x to 8.x via OTA then the jailbreak won’t work. You can download iOS 8.1 from here, and restore using iTunes.

[NOTE] Make sure you backup your device completely before proceeding either through iTunes or using iCloud (Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup and turn on iCloud Backup). At this stage, there’s a reasonable chance that something may go wrong, and while many of you will undoubtedly be prepared to take this chance, you don’t want to lose your data for good.

[NOTE] You must have iTunes 12.0.1 or later installed on your PC before you can even begin. But that’s not it; it should also be running in the background when the jailbreak process is taking place.

[NOTE] Given that it supports the latest iOS 8.1, we’d recommend updating prior to following this tutorial.

[NOTE] As we noted before, the tool only works on Windows, OS X version will be out at a later date.
  1. Download Pangu for Windows
  2. Right-click on the Pangu icon and then click on Run as Administrator.
  3. With Pangu up and running, connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your PC using USB.
  4. Click on the checkbox that says PP to uncheck it.
  5. Press on the big blue button in the center of the display to begin the jailbreak process. Your device will reboot couple of times during the process so be patient.
  6. Once the jailbreak is complete, you’ll see a new Pangu icon on your iOS device’s home screen. It’s there to confirm that the jailbreak was successful.
Thats it... Your device is now jailbroken on Pangu8. Continue reading for a guide on how to install Cydia on your jailbroken device.

How to install Cydia with Pangu8 jailbreak

Please do not proceed unless you are aware of this risks of installing early release software. We do not recommend using this jailbreak method on a device you use day to day.

Install Open SSH
  • With your iOS device connected to a Wi-Fi network, tap on the Pangu icon on your home screen.
  • Now tap on the OpenSSH option.
  • Tap on Install on the top right-hand corner of the display.
  • Let the installation process complete before moving forward.

Install Cydia
  • Make sure you have backed up your iOS device.
  • Download Cydia .deb file
  • Download cydia-Iproj file
  • Once the .deb files are on your machine, you’ll need to SFTP the file onto your device. You can use WinSCP for Windows
  • On your device, navigate to Settings > Wi-Fi, and find the hotspot that both your device and PC / Mac are connected to. Next to the connection’s details, hit the "i" and make note of the IP address.
  • Using your designated SFTP client, key in the IP address as well as "root" for username and "alpine" for the password; ignoring the quotations, of course.
  • Once the file browser appears, drop the .deb files in the root folder of your device.
  • This is where things might get a tad tricky. Next, you’ll be firing in commands that you may not be familiar with, so ensure to watch closely if you’re not familiar with this process. To start an SSH command line session on Windows, hit Ctrl + T and on Mac, hit ⌘ + T.
  • Finally, you'll need to run the command:
     dpkg -i cydia-lproj_1.1.12_iphoneos-arm.deb
    Now run this command:
    dpkg -i cydia_1.1.13_iphoneos-arm.deb
  • Reboot your device.

Thats it... Your iOS 8.x device is now jailbroken (untethered) with Cydia installed. It is important to note that Cydia Substrate hasn’t been updated yet for iOS 8. Therefore not all of your favorite jailbreak tweaks will work.

source - Pangu | Reddit | RedmondPie

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