iOS 8 Jailbreak 8.0.2 and iPhone 6 Plus Updating – Should I Update for an iOS 8 Jailbreak? – Recently, ensuing the release of both iOS 8.0.2 and 8.1 beta 1 (to those enrolled in Apple’s official Developer Program), we’ve received a plethora of questions pertaining to the former of the two latest releases. Interestingly though, said questions aren’t regarding whether there’s a jailbreak iOS 8.0.2 utility currently available, but instead something else related to jailbreaking. Prior to delving into the previously alluded to question, it’s important to understand the background of both the latest 8.0.2 public release and the current Untethered jailbreak utility. The latter of the two aforementioned items was regrettably patched by Apple when the company issued iOS 8 to the public, meaning the Pangu UnTethered 7.1.2 utility cannot jailbreak 8.0.2 on any device, including the new iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 models – the tool will only ever function on 7.1 through 7.1.2, until the Pangu Team releases an updated iteration of Pangu. As for iOS 8.0.2, continue reading past the break for more on the firmware and the mostly commonly asked question we’ve received as of late pertaining to both 8.0.2 and the next jailbreak!
iOS 8 Jailbreak 8.0.2 And iPhone 6 Plus Can I Update To Jailbreak UnTethered?
First and foremost, it’s crucial to understand that the second update to Apple’s latest major iOS 8 update, being 8.0.2, was released one day after itspredecessor, 8.0.1.
Interestingly, the changelogs for the two iOS 8 updates are nearly identical, save the fact that 8.0.2 rectifies the cellular connectivity and Touch ID complications that 8.0.1 itself introduced. Immediately following its release, 8.0.1 was effectively recalled – Apple stopped seeding the firmware and recommend that users restore back to 8.0, until 8.0.2’s release: the first true iOS 8 revision.
With the background knowledge provided, we can finally provide an adequate answer to the question that spurred this article – “should I update to 8.0.2 if I want to jailbreak?”
Updating To iOS 8.0.2 Depends On Your Current Jailbreak Situation
While the above question is definitely multifaceted in its answer (the answer is dynamic based on an individual’s current situation) we’ll attempt to tackle it and provide a simple question of our own to determine the ultimate answer and outcome.
Are you currently on jailbroken on 7.0 through 7.1.2 or do you have the ability to jailbreak by being on any iteration of iOS 7?
If the answer to the above question is ‘yes,’ you should definitely avoid updating to iOS 8.0.2, provided you’re interested in jailbreaking – if you aren’t, by all means, feel free to update.
For those of you who answered ‘no,’ and you’re interested in jailbreaking, updating to 8.0.2 now won’t affect your future ability to jailbreak once a utility is released, as it will function on, and fully jailbreak, iOS 8.0.2.
iOS 8.0.2 And 8.1 Updates May Be Jailbroken Sooner Rather Than Later!
As for 8.1, which is currently in its first beta stage, that’s still to be determined and while we currently have an answer for the same question applied to 8.1 as well, it could very well change pending the outcome of the next few weeks.
Remember, both the evad3rs and Pangu are currently racing against time itself to be the first to jailbreak iOS 8, whether they wait for the next iPad models, and iOS 8.1, to be released however is still unclear (additional information on the topic can be found here).
For everything on jailbreaking, including 8.0.2, 8.1 and future iOS 8 updates, keep your browsers locked to Evasi0n Jailbreak.
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