Apple Releases iOS 8.0, It’s Impossible to Jailbreak iOS 8 With Pangu Prior to iPhone 6 Plus Launch – Today, prior to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch, Apple released iOS 8 to the general public, effectively patching the longstanding UnTethered Pangu jailbreak 7.1.2 utility. While we don’t recommend updating at this point, in addition to being available for immediate download via iOS’ built-in OTA (short for over-the-air) update ability, iOS 8 can also be downloaded via iTunes. Also, as previously alluded to, jailbroken users should avoid the massive update at all costs. As mentioned on Evasi0n Jailbreak earlier this week in a preceding article, Apple would, and now has, closed a number of the key vulnerabilities exploited in the Pangu jailbreak, rendering the utility useless on 8.0 and making it impossible for the public to jailbreak iOS 8 Untethered. However, with that said, it’s not all bad, iOS 8.0 will revolutionize the future of jailbreaking – continue past the break for additional details regarding the next iOS 8 jailbreak utility.
iOS 8 Jailbreak Update: What You Need To Know
As far as the updates in iOS 8, there are far too many to mention in a single sentence, but a fraction of the most prominent include actionable notifications, Continuity to assist in bridging the gap between iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite (once its released for Macs), custom keyboards, iCloud Drive, a new Health app and a plethora of incredible developer APIs to drastically improve apps.
In addition to all of the obvious improvements, iOS 8 will also revolutionize the face of jailbreaking, as it will allow future iOS 8 jailbreak tweaks to take advantage of the aforementioned APIs in ways that traditional iOS developers couldn’t fathom.
Jailbreak iOS 8 Update, Untethered Patch And iPhone 6 Plus Details
Unfortunately though, if you wish to maintain your device’s jailbroken state, avoid iOS 8 at all costs until the next UnTethered jailbreak utility is created and released to the public.
In summary, it isn’t possible to jailbreak iOS 8 Untethered with Pangu – for any device, especially the forthcoming iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
With that said, at this point, you may be asking the following question: “is an iOS 8 jailbreak being developed?” – thankfully, the answer is an astounding “yes”. If you happened to miss our previous coverage on the topic, we strongly recommend that you revisit our post, as we not only discuss the possibility of a jailbreak for iOS 8.0, but also how, and why, said utility will be released sooner than in years past!
Additionally, if you own an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch that’s still on iOS 7.1 through 7.1.2, it remains possible to utilized Pangu to jailbreak your device, provided you avoid updating to iOS 8. To jailbreak 7.1.2, navigate to our in-depth Pangu UnTethered jailbreak tutorial.
For more on iOS 8, both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, in addition to the future of jailbreaking, keep your browsers locked to Evasi0n Jailbreak.
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