You Can Jailbreak iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus on iOS 8.1 with Pangu… For Windows
The Pangu group has released a utility that will jailbreak iOS 8.1 on any iPhone or iPad device which can run the latest iOS release, including the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The jailbreak is untethered and includes Cydia, but there’s a catch… at the moment the Pangu 1.1 tool runs only on Windows, though a Mac version is said to be in the works and will debut soon.
It’s important to note that while jailbreaking iOS 8.1 (or any other version of iOS 8.0) is fairly easy with the free Pangu tool, users should exercise caution and understand there are many reasons why they should not jailbreak, including a variety of risks and limitations that may occur when using unofficial third party tools to modify their devices system software. Apple also does not condone the practice, and jailbreaking an iPhone or iPad may void the devices warranty. Users considering a jailbreak should have an advantaged knowledge of iOS with a complete understanding of the risks associated with the practice, and should always perform a backup before proceeding with the process. Adequate backups allow for a user to unjailbreak the device if desired or necessary.
Compatible devices include iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, or iPod touch 5th gen, running either iOS 8.0 through iOS 8.1. As already mentioned this specific version is currently for Windows only, so unless you have a Windows PC, or Windows running in Boot Camp or a virtual machine on your Mac, those with OS X only would have to sit on the sidelines until a full Mac version is released. The only other requirement is a USB cable to temporarily connect the device to the computer to complete the jailbreak.
Those interested in the jailbreak can download and find the Pangu tool on the Pangu.io website here. The windows based utility looks easy to use and includes on-screen instructions.
iOS has gained many features natively that were long known to be accessibly exclusively to jailbreakers, ranging from things like Wi-Fi Personal Hotspot, interactive Notifications, lock screen camera access, and much more. There continues to be functionality and features that are limited to jailbroken devices, particularly relating to changes to the iOS appearance, which leads many iPhone and iPad owners to still want to jailbreak their devices.
We do not recommend jailbreaking, mostly because it can cause a device to behave erratically and crash more often, thereby potentially degrading the user experience of iOS. It’s important to know that Apple is also very opposed to jailbreaks for a variety of reasons and will not support devices that are jailbroken. Nonetheless, many advanced iPhone and iPad users wish to modify their iOS software using these tools, and those users may find the Pangu tool to be suitable for them.