iOS 8, How to Jailbreak 8.1 And Set a Passcode Without Bootloop, Updated Pangu 1.1 Coming – As of late, there have been no shortage of miracles in the world of iOS 8 jailbreaking, and today’s no exception. Recently, Pangu once again swooped in to save the day, as the team released the first Untethered iOS 8 jailbreak for 8.1, meaning that the downtime between the team’s 7.1 through 7.1.2 utility and their all-new 8.1 jailbreak was merely one month. However, the aforementioned jailbreak for iOS 8.1 hasn’t been without its fair share of complexities – for example, Cydia isn’t bundled with the utility and, until now, jailbreakers haven’t been able to set passcodes and reboot without their devices entering a dreaded infinite bootlop, forcing a restore. However, as we just alluded to in the preceding sentence, things are starting to look up for the iOS 8 jailbreak, certainly more so than last year’s equally rough iOS 7 jailbreak launch, which didn’t take place until December. Those who have jailbroken 8.1 can now officially set a passcode/longer password, as well as fully enable Touch ID post iOS 8.1 jailbreak on the iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3. However, that’s not all, the good news isn’t over yet – continue past the break for details on an all-in-one jailbreak 8.1 utility that will be bundled with Cydia!
iOS 8.1 Jailbreak – How To Set A Passcode Without Causing A Bootloop
First and foremost, if you have yet to jailbreak 8.1 and you’re interested in doing so, we strongly advise following either our quick Pangu iOS 8 guide or following the video embedded below, which outlines a one-shot process for jailbreaking iOS 8.1 and, after the fact, installing Cydia.
However, if you’re not in a rush to jailbreak Apple’s latest public firmware, it might behoove you to hold off until tomorrow, as the Pangu Team officially confirmed that they’ll release a new update to Pangu that will come packaged with Cydia, making it easier than ever to jailbreak 8.1 Untethered on the following devices: the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5c, iPhone 4S, the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, the original iPad Air, iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display, the first-generation iPad mini, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2 and, finally, the 5th generation iPod touch.
While we’ll release a detailed tutorial of own alongside the new Pangu 1.1 update for iOS 8.1, the content linked to in today’s article, including both the above link and the below video, will aid you in your quest to jailbreak.
As for those who are already jailbroken on iOS 8, you can now install an updated version of Cydia (the graphical user interface for distributing third-party iOS tweaks) that rectifies the bootloop passcode issues.
Jailbreakers Running iOS 8 Through 8.1 Can Now Set A Passcode!
In addition to following the above video to ensure that you steer clear of any of said bootloop problems, simply follow the quick set of instructions found below.
Step 1. If you want to err on the side of extreme caution, just in case, plug your device into your computer via your USB cable, launch iTunes and create a backup.
Step 2. Open Cydia, navigate to the ‘Changes’ tab at the bottom and tap ‘Refresh’ in the upper left hand corner of the screen.
Step 3. Install the available updates, tab the ‘Close’ button once they’ve finished installing, set a passcode inside the ‘Settings’ app and reboot to your heart’s content!
Conditional Step 4. If, and only if, you didn’t install the updates prior to setting a passcode and you’re experiencing the bootloop issues, enter recovery mode, restore to 8.1, re-jailbreak, install Cydia and, finally, restore from your backup.
Jailbreak iOS 8.1 Untethered And Install Cydia
Furthermore, as previously mentioned, for those who wish to jailbreak 8.1 now, we advise following the above tutorial from iCrackUriDevice, which does an excellent job of detailing every required step to not only jailbreak successfully, but also to circumvent any potential complications during the process of jailbreaking or installing Cydia.
However, if you have your sights set on tomorrow’s all-in-one Pangu 1.1 jailbreak iOS 8.1 solution, keep your browsers locked to Evasi0n Jailbreak, as we’ll have first coverage on the upcoming utility.
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