New Jailbreak iOS 8.1.1 Update: Untethered Achieved, Potential 8.2 Release – Today in a rather interesting, and certainly unexpected, update, famed hacker iH8sn0w officially announced that he’s dabbling in the creation of a new jailbreak 8.1.1 utility. As the majority of you are likely aware at this point, earlier this week, on Monday, Apple released iOS 8.1.1 to the masses and, in turn, effectively delivered their Pangu jailbreak patch to millions of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners. Unfortunately, the firmware itself is a relatively minor update, addressing only oddities and improving performance on older devices, being the iPad 2 and iPhone 4s, both of which will actually be the centerpieces of today’s jailbreak update. To make matters more interesting, Apple also seeded iOS 8.2 beta 1 to registered iOS developers yesterday, which merely includes integration for the far-off Apple Watch, at least for now. Like iOS 8.1.1, the new 8.2 beta also includes Apple’s “remedy,” for lack of a better term, for the vulnerabilities Pangu exploited to achieve an UnTethered jailbreak in their latest iOS 8 through 8.1 utility. While iOS 8.1.1 is too minor a firmware to warrant the use of additional exploits, which would essentially burn through valuable vulnerabilities that could otherwise be significantly more effective on a major release, like the forthcoming 8.2 update (once additional features are rolled in and it’s released to the public), that doesn’t mean it’s not worth testing from a developer standpoint! Continue reading… »
Apple Releases 8.2 Beta, Pangu to Jailbreak 8.2 Following 8.1.1 Jailbreak Patch? – Today, ensuing yesterday’s public release of iOS 8.1.1, Apple seeded the first beta iteration of iOS 8.2 to those officially enrolled in the company’s iOS Developer program. The update, which is available for immediate download via Apple’s Developer Center, features a revised build number of 12D436, a rather significant jump from iOS 8.1’s 12B411 build number. However, it’s interesting that iOS 8.2 doesn’t introduce many improvements over 8.1.1 and seemingly lacks any significant features. However, there is one substantial, rather massive, reason the latest beta firmware was issued: Apple Watch integration. Today’s iOS 8.2 beta release was accompanied by Xcode 6.2 beta with WatchKit (Apple’s SDK, or software development kit, for the Apple watch). In a move to prepare for the forthcoming era of post-PC Apple wearables, the company has essentially readied their developer tools to enable third-party (registered) iOS Developers to get a head-start on the creation of an all new type of app – Apple Watch apps. Unfortunately, like with yesterday’s 8.1.1 release, the vulnerabilities exploited by the Pangu Team in their iOS 8 through 8.1 jailbreak remain patched in 8.2, making it impossible for any device to jailbreak 8.2 beta 1 UnTethered using the current Pangu8 utility. For more on iOS 8.2, as well as the forthcoming firmware’s jailbreak status, continue reading past the break! Continue reading… »
Apple Releases 8.1.1, Is it Possible to Jailbreak 8.1.1 and Should I Update? – Today, after only one developer beta release, Apple issued iOS 8.1.1 (the first incremental 8.1.x update) to the general public. In what’s undeniably a harsh and rather unfortunate blow to the jailbreak community, Apple has released the company’s latest jailbreak-patching firmware – we’ll elaborate on that shortly. In addition to being available via Apple’s iOS over-the-air (commonly referred to as OTA) update ability, 8.1.1 can be downloaded, and installed, directly through iTunes. However, this is absolutely crucial: current iOS 8 through 8.1 jailbreak users should avoid the latest firmware at all costs! Being the first minor release since the company issued 8.1, it was originally thought that Apple may leave the jailbreak unpatched until a more substantial update was released, possibly 8.2. Unfortunately though, unlike the corresponding iOS 7.1.x original Pangu jailbreak utility, which went unpatched from 7.1.1 until iOS 8’s release months later, iOS 8.1.1 patches the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 8. Now, with iOS 8.1.1 being the latest public firmware, at least one of the major vulnerabilities Pangu utilized, and exploited (namely the iAdm1n exploit), is now officially closed by Apple, making it impossible for any device to jailbreak 8.1.1 when utilizing the latest Pangu jailbreak utility. Continue reading past the break for more information concerning Pangu and how 8.1.1 affects the jailbreak. Continue reading… »
iOS 8.1.1 Threatens Everything, Jailbreak 8.1 Now and Read This Before it’s Too Late – An interesting time is upon us: the calm before the storm. In what will likely be a matter of hours, possibly days depending on the ultimate sequence of events, Apple will forever alter the course of the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 8’s history. With the company’s inevitable release of iOS 8.1.1, Apple will effectively patch the latest UnTethered jailbreak for all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models, including the newer iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad mini 3 and the A8X-equipped iPad Air 2. Prior to delving into the inner workings of the latest jailbreak situation, it’s important to realize what goes into the creation of a jailbreak utility, at least at rudimentary level. Essentially, jailbreaks must deliver unsigned code to an iDevice to accomplish the end goal of enabling root access, which allows boundless and limitless potential from a software standpoint, as root access is required to continually run code that isn’t signed, and approved, by Apple – i.e. iOS 8.1 jailbreak tweaks, packages and modifications. We’ve only just scratched the surface though – for more on what it means to develop a jailbreak, Pangu’s all-new jailbreak iOS 8.1 utility and Apple’s forthcoming iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak-patching update, continue reading past the break! Continue reading… »
UnTethered Jailbreak 8.1 Tutorial Using Pangu for Mac OS X: iOS 8 Through 8.1 Jailbreak for All iDevices – Today, in what’s undeniably been an incredibly long wait since the Pangu Team’s initial release of their Untethered iOS 8 jailbreak utility for 8.1, the group has finally updated their tool to completely jailbreak 8.1 UnTethered on all iDevices with complete, and native, support for Mac OS X. In other words, Mac owners can now jailbreak their iPhone, iPod touch or iPad models running iOS 8 through 8.1 without having to fuss with getting Windows installed. As with the corresponding on-click Windows variant of Pangu for iOS 8, the Mac iteration is capable of Jailbreaking 8.1 on the iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, the iPod touch 5th generation, as well as the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, the original iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad 4, the original iPad Mini, iPad 3 and, finally, the older iPad 2. Surprisingly jailbreaking iOS 8.1 is extremely simple using the latest Pangu for Mac OS X utility, it’s one of the easiest jailbreaks yet! Continue reading past the break for information on the aforementioned iOS 8.1 jailbreak utility and the Pangu for Mac download link to jailbreak your iDevice running 8.1 Untethered. Continue reading… »
Apple Releases 8.1.1 beta 1, Is it Possible to Jailbreak 8.1.1 and is Pangu Patched? – Today, ensuing Pangu’s recent release of the all-new Untethered iOS 8 jailbreak 8.1 utility, it’s with heavy hearts that we deliver some rather disappointing news to those in jailbreak community. Last night, Apple seeded the first beta iteration of iOS 8.1.1 to those enrolled in the official iOS Developer program. The iOS 8.1.1 update, which is available for immediate download via Apple’s Developer Center for iOS, features a slightly revised build number of 12B432. Before we proceed any further, it’s paramount to mention that current jailbreakers should avoid 8.1.1. In what appears to be a minor update that rectifies bugs and increases stability and performance for both the older ipAd 2 and iPhone 4S, iOS 8.1.1, on closer examination is actually much more diabolical and contains a hidden agenda. Unlike iOS 8.1, a combination of the latest vulnerabilities exploited by Pangu in their new utility to achieve an iOS 8 through 8.1 Untethered jailbreak have officially been patched, making it impossible for any device to jailbreak 8.1.1 UnTethered using Pangu for iOS 8. For more on 8.1.1, as well as the firmware’s jailbreak status, continue reading past the break!
iOS 8.1.1 Beta 1 Released – Can I Jailbreak 8.1.1 UnTethered With Pangu?
iOS 8.1.1’s release notes confirm that the latest beta firmware, as well as the build that will eventually be intended for public release are rather minor updates, intended strictly to rectify a few known issues and slightly improve performance on the older devices mentioned above.
That being said, while only slightly more stable than 8.1, it’s been confirmed by Pangu themselves that Apple has patched, at the very least, the method the team utilized to inject the Pangu8 jailbreak data, being their iAdm1n exploit. Continue reading… »
How to Jailbreak 8.1 Untethered iOS 8 via Pangu 1.1 One-Clic Cydia Bundle on iPhone 6 Plus, 6 iPhone 5S, 4S and iPad Air 2, Mini 3, 4 – Pangu is on fire, they’ve done it again, we now have a simplified jailbreak 8.1 solution. Today, ensuing a plethora of recent developments and releases, the Pangu Team released a near-perfect iteration of their Pangu for iOS 8 utility that’s capable of providing an Untethered jailbreak on 8.1 for all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models. While the group of Chinese-based hackers previously issued the first iteration of their jailbreak tool for iOS 8.1 last week, said tool was mostly intended for jailbreak tweak developers and advanced users – now, with today’s release, Pangu has pushed out a utility intended for the masses. The new Pangu 1.1 jailbreak iOS 8.1 tool finally comes bundled with Cydia (the graphical user interface, and distribution platform, for third-party iOS tweaks that has effectively monopolized the jailbreak scene). Jailbreaking 8.1 on the iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 4s, the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, the original iPad Air, the iPad Mini 2 with Retina display, iPad 4, the original iPad mini, iPad 3, iPad 2 and, last but certainly not least, the 5th generation iPod touch on 8.0 through 8.1 has never been easier! Continue reading past the break for complete instructions on how to jailbreak any of the aforementioned iDevices running 8.1 completely Untethered. Continue reading… »
iOS 8, How to Jailbreak 8.1 And Set a Passcode Without Bootloop, Updated Pangu 1.1 Coming – As of late, there have been no shortage of miracles in the world of iOS 8 jailbreaking, and today’s no exception. Recently, Pangu once again swooped in to save the day, as the team released the first Untethered iOS 8 jailbreak for 8.1, meaning that the downtime between the team’s 7.1 through 7.1.2 utility and their all-new 8.1 jailbreak was merely one month. However, the aforementioned jailbreak for iOS 8.1 hasn’t been without its fair share of complexities – for example, Cydia isn’t bundled with the utility and, until now, jailbreakers haven’t been able to set passcodes and reboot without their devices entering a dreaded infinite bootlop, forcing a restore. However, as we just alluded to in the preceding sentence, things are starting to look up for the iOS 8 jailbreak, certainly more so than last year’s equally rough iOS 7 jailbreak launch, which didn’t take place until December. Those who have jailbroken 8.1 can now officially set a passcode/longer password, as well as fully enable Touch ID post iOS 8.1 jailbreak on the iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3. However, that’s not all, the good news isn’t over yet – continue past the break for details on an all-in-one jailbreak 8.1 utility that will be bundled with Cydia! Continue reading… »
How to Install Cydia On iOS 8 Post Jailbreak 8.1 via Pangu, Can I Get Cydia? Detailed Jailbreak Installation Tutorial – Yesterday was arguably one of the most exciting days in the world of jailbreaking, as the Pangu Team’s second Untethered jailbreak utility was released to the masses: Pangu for iOS 8, which fully support, and jailbreaks, 8.1 on all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models! However, until earlier today, there was one significant catch – Cydia Substrate, which is essentially the foundation upon which jailbreak developers build tweaks – wasn’t updated to support iOS 8, let alone 8.1. While the team clarified that they ‘rushed’ their tool to ensure that the majority of jailbreakers could take full advantage of this incredible opportunity (we have no clue when Apple will release an updated firmware such as 8.1.1 to patch the vulnerabilities exploited by Pangu for iOS 8) it would have been nice if Pangu had better coordinated their release with Saurik to bundle the utility with an updated version of Cydia. Having said that, with only a day between Pangu’s release and Saurik’s Cydia and subsequent Cydia Substrate, updates, there’s absolutely nothing that warrants complaint. Not only can the public jailbreak 8.1 for the iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, 4s, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, the original iPad mini, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2 and the 5th generation iPod touch, but we can now install Cydia with Substrate for the installation of updated tweaks – continue reading past the break for a complete tutorial on installing Cydia post 8.1 Pangu jailbreak! Continue reading… »
How to Jailbreak 8.1 Untethered with Pangu for iOS 8 on iPhone 6 Plus 5S, 5C, 4S iPad Mini 3, Air 2, 4 and iPod Touch 5th generation – Wow – it’s actually here – today, Pangu released their all-new utility to jailbreak 8.1 fully UnTethered: Pangu for iOS 8.0 through 8.1.x! However, before you get too excited, there’s one catch, which is a rather significant one. As of now, the Pangu jailbreak for 8.1 doesn’t install Cydia, as Saurik (the creator of the aforementioned third-party graphical tweak distribution and acquisition interface) has yet to update Cydia Substrate for iOS 8. The way things currently stand, Pangu for iOS 8 is mostly intended for jailbreak developers to get a jump on creating iOS 8-compatible tweaks, as the utility enables full root access, and enables SSH, which is jailbreaking on a fundamental and rudimentary level. However, seeing as there’s no way to determine when the loopholes exploited by Pangu’s new utility will be patched by an updated 8.1.x firmware, those interested in jailbreaking should take advantage of the current opportunity to do so, as you’ll be able to install Cydia once Saurik successfully updates Cydia Substrate for iOS 8 through 8.1.x! For more on the exciting new Pangu jailbreak 8.1 utility, continue past the break. Continue reading… »