The Pangu team recently released the jailbreak for iOS 8 and 8.1 devices, which was quite unexpected to be released so soon. Although it doesn’t install Cydia, you can install it manually on your device by following the guide here.
However, if you haven’t jailbroken your iOS 8 device yet, you can do so by following our step-by-step guide below. Keep in mind that the jailbreak currently provides SSH access only and you are required to install Cydia manually. Even if you do so, you’ll still find a lot of tweaks that are not yet compatible with iOS 8 so be prepared for disappointment.
- Make sure you’re running on iOS 8 or 8.1
- Take a backup of your device with iTunes
- Restore your device to iOS 8.1 using iTunes since the over the air update will create issues
- Disable the Passcode on your device
How to Jailbreak iOS 8 - 8.1 on Windows
Step 1: Download the latest version of Pangu jailbreak from their website.
Step 2: Once you’ve downloaded it, right click and select ‘Run as Administrator’.
Step 3: Now connect your iOS device to your computer. You should see your device’s name on the Pangu screen.
Step 4: Untick the box that appears right below the progress bar and then click on the blue button to start jailbreaking your device.
Step 5: The jailbreak process should now be started and you’re device will be restarted several times during the process. You should now follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
The progress of the jailbreak will also appear on the bar as well as the percentage of the progress. Once you’re device has been jailbroken successfully, you’ll view a new icon on your screen called Pangu. You can install the SSH app from Pangu, but we recommend that you don’t mess around with it if you don’t know how it works.
Have you jailbroken your iOS 8 device successfully? Let us know in the comments section below.