iOS Jailbreak: Jailbreak iOS 8.1 with Pangu (8.01 to 8.1)

Apple iOS 8 jailbreak is released by Pangu and it is time to upgrade to latest iOS.

I feel that iOS 8 is better than iOS 7, like Windows Vista to Windows 7.



  • Pangu v1.2.1 for iOS 8 includes Cydia Installer v1.1.16


  • Apple has seeded iOS 8.1.1 beta and it is known that this update cannot be jailbroken.
  • It is advisable to upgrade the device to iOS 8.1 and you can jailbreak in the future.

iOS 8 Device Compatibility


Source: iOS 8 What’s New


iOS 8.1 Release Notes (20-Oct-2014)

This release includes new features, improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • Apple Pay support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (U.S. only)
  • Photos includes new features, improvements and fixes
  • Adds iCloud Photo Library as a beta service
    • Adds Camera Roll album in Photos app and My Photo Stream album when iCloud Photo Library is not enabled
    • Provides alerts when running low on space before capturing Time Lapse videos
  • Messages includes new features, improvements and fixes ◦Adds the ability for iPhone users to send and receive SMS and MMS text messages from their iPad and Mac
    • Resolves an issue where search would sometimes not display results
    • Fixes a bug that caused read messages to not be marked as read
    • Fixes issues with group messaging
    • Resolves issues with Wi-Fi performance that could occur when connected to some base stations
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent connections to Bluetooth hands-free devices
  • Fixes bugs that could cause screen rotation to stop working
  • Adds an option to select between 2G, 3G or LTE networks for cellular data
  • Fixes an issue in Safari where videos would sometimes not play
  • Adds AirDrop support for Passbook passes
  • Adds an option to enable Dictation in Settings for Keyboards, separate from Siri
  • Enables HealthKit apps to access data in the background
  • Accessibility improvements and fixes ◦Fixes an issue that prevented Guided Access from working properly
    • Fixes a bug where VoiceOver would not work with 3rd party keyboards
    • Improves stability and audio quality when using MFi Hearing Aids with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
    • Fixes an issue with VoiceOver where tone dialing would get stuck on a tone until dialing another number
    • Improves reliability when using handwriting, Bluetooth keyboards and Braille displays with VoiceOver
  • Fixes an issue that was preventing the use of OS X Caching Server for iOS updates

Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas.

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:


[0] Pre-requisites:

  1. Download and install latest iTunes
  2. Download iOS 8 Jailbreak Pangu (visit Apple iOS page)
  3. Backup Data using iTunes to be used to restore data after jailbreak (It is advisable to backup to iCloud too)


[1] iOS Upgrade

S1-1. Plug your iOS device and let iTunes detect and download the correct firmware.

S1-2. Click Download and Update button


S1-3. Once download is completed, iTunes will perform iOS 8.1 updates

S1-4. If iOS starter wizard prompts, configure iOS starter wizard

Skip WiFi configuration

Disable Location Services

Set Up as New iPad/iPhone

Accept Term and Conditions

Skip passcode -> click Don’t Add Passcode

Diagnostics: Don’t Send

Welcome to [iOS device] -> click Get Started

S1-5. Go back to iTunes and perform Restore to reset to default factory settings

(this will increase jailbroken success rate)



S1-6. Perform Step S1-4 again for iOS Starter Wizard

S1-7. Set the iOS device into Airplane mode


[2] iOS Jailbreak Steps:

S2-1. Run Pangu Jailbreak


S2-2. Plug in your iOS device.

S2-3. Once detected, click Start Jailbreak button and follow the wizard

iOS8_JB1_0002 iOS8_JB1_0003 iOS8_JB1_0004

S2-4. If successful, Pangu will display Jailbreak succeeded! and your iOS device will restart automatically


S2-5. Once restart, Pangu will display iOS device as jailbroken and two apps added (Cydia and Pangu)




[3] iOS Post-Jailbreak Steps:

S3-1. Once Jailbreak step is completed, unlock locksreen and open Cydia

S3-2. Cydia will start Preparing Filesystem for the first time and it will respring automatically.

S3-3. Unlock lockscreen, return to iTunes and perform Data Restore (Please wait until all iOS apps are restored)


S3-4. If you jailbreak using Pangu up to v1.2.0, you must upgrade Cydia Installer to v1.1.16.

Notes: No Action required if you jailbreak using Pangu v1.2.1 as it includes Cydia Installer to v1.1.16.



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