Pangu for iOS 8 is out, talented Chinese jailbreak team pulled off a jailbreak in such a short period of time since iOS 8’s release.
While the Pangu tool for iOS 8 isn’t exactly ideal as far as a consumer jailbreak goes—it doesn’t come bundled with Cydia, it’s in Chinese, and it’s Windows only—it’s certainly better than nothing.
Here is quick tutorial, how to jailbreak iOS 8.1 using Pangu 1.0.1 with a Windows machine. It’s an extremely easy and simple process, as long as you follow the steps exactly. This tool can jailbreak any iOS device capable of running iOS 8.x.
Step 1: Perform a fresh restore of iOS 8.1 on your device with iTunes
Step 2: On your iOS device go to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone, and disable Find My iPhone
Step 3: On your iOS device Go to Settings > Passcode, and disable the Passcode Lock
Step 4: Install iTunes on your Windows machine, and ensure that iTunes recognizes your iOS device when you connect it to your computer. This is vital.
Step 5: Download the Pangu tool and save it to your desktop
Step 6: Right click on the Pangu tool, and select Run as administrator
Step 7: Uncheck the box on the Pangu tool to prevent necessary software from installing on your iOS device
Step 8: Wait until the Pangu tool recognizes your connected iOS device and click the blue jailbreak button
Step 9: Be patient as the jailbreak process completes, and then launch the Pangu app on your iPhone
This jailbreak does not install Cydia yet, you will have to manual Install Cydia.
Step 1: Install OpenSSH on your device from the Pangu app
Step 2: Download and install CyberDuck SFTP client
Step 3: Find your iOS device’s Wi-Fi IP address via Settings > Wi-Fi >‘i‘
Step 4: Launch CyberDuck and connect to your iOS device’s IP address
Step 5: Download the needed Cydia files, and place them on your iOS device via CyberDuck
Step 6: While CyberDuck is open, click Go > Send Command and paste the following command and click Send:
dpkg –install cydia-lproj_1.1.12_iphoneos-arm.deb cydia_1.1.13_iphoneos-arm.deb
Step 7: Click Go → Send Command again, and type reboot and click Send. This will reboot your iOS device.
Upon reboot, you should see the Cydia icon on your Home screen. Launch Cydia to initialize and enjoy your new jailbroken iPhone with Cydia!
Yes, this even works with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.