Pangu Jailbreak for iOS 8.1 Available for Mac OS X
The Pangu 8 jailbreak utility is now available to Mac users who wish to jailbreak an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 8, iOS 8.0.2, or iOS 8.1. Jailbreaking is generally best reserved for advanced users who have a compelling reason to jailbreak their hardware, though the Pangu8 utility is easy to use, untethered, and preinstalls Cydia.
There are many reasons to not jailbreak iOS, with the two primary concerns typically being a reduction of device stability, and the loss of Apple support for a jailbroken device. Though unjailbreaking an iPhone or iPad will resolve either of those concerns, it’s still typically best kept for iOS device owners who are advanced enough to understand the full ramifications of using jailbroken hardware.
Those interested in downloading the newest Pangu8 version for Mac OS X or Windows can find the appropriate software link at the developer website:
- You can get the Pangu tool here for either Mac OS X or Windows
Pangu8 supports iOS 8, iOS 8.0.2, iOS 8.1 on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, as well as iPod touch 5th generation.
To run Pangu in OS X, you’ll need to get around the developer warning by choosing to right-click the Pangu8.app and selecting “Open”.
Always back up an iOS device before attempting to jailbreak, having a recent backup makes it easy to be able to undo the jailbreak and return your iPhone or iPad to a pre-jailbreak state. Additionally, having a recent backup makes it simple to restore a device to prior working condition in the event that something was to go wrong during the jailbreaking process.
Using the Pangu8 tool to jailbreak an iPhone or iPad in Mac OS X is quite simple. Though the jailbreak is untethered, you will need to connect the device to the computer with a USB cable to complete the initial jailbreak, launch the Pangu app, and follow the onscreen instructions to finish the job. Once the device is jailbroken there is no further need to use a computer, unless a user intends to undo the jailbreak and restore to normal iOS functionality.
Those interested in jailbreaking their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 8, iOS 8.0.2, or iOS 8.1 should use the tool while they can and avoid the upcoming iOS 8.1.1 update, which is said to patch the specific jailbreak.
Previously, the Pangu tool was only available for iOS users with Windows.