'Pangu' Jailbreak for iOS 8.x Now Available for Mac, Compatible with Newer Apple Devices

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    The Pangu development team today updated its jailbreak for iOS 8 and 8.1, bringing full support for the Mac. The update comes a week after the program saw an update for Windows that brought an automatic installation of Cydia and support for the English language.

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    Pangu's jailbreak tool for iOS 8 is the first that is compatible with any device running iOS 8.0 to iOS 8.1, including newer devices such as the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3. The jailbreak method allows users to install content like themes, tweaks, and apps from other sources than the App Store. The Pangu development team recommends that users backup their iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches before using the tool, and notes that devices upgraded over-the-air may need to be restored before being jailbroken.

    Cydia administrator Jay Freeman noted on his Twitter that the Pangu jailbreak is "stable enough" and said that developers on Cydia are now able to mark their own apps as iOS 8 compatible. Members on our forums are also maintaining an active list of which Cydia apps are compatible with iOS 8 and Pangu's jailbreak, and interested users should look there for more specific information.

    Pangu can be downloaded for OS X and Windows as an untethered jailbreak, meaning that users only have to apply the method once. The release of the tool follows an announcement by the Electronic Frontier Foundation yesterday stating that a new petition was filed with the Librarian of Congress to extend an exemption that allows jailbreaking to be legal. The exemption was last renewed in 2012 and created by the U.S. Congress in 2010.

    Article Link: 'Pangu' Jailbreak for iOS 8.x Now Available for Mac, Compatible with Newer Apple Devices
     
  2. El Burro, Nov 9, 2014
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    I am El Burro (That's Spanish for... the burro) & I support this jailbreak. Since SBSettings is now pointless, the only feature worth having now is free personal hotspot. But not sure if JB would kill battery life somehow.
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  3. Merackon macrumors member

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  4. Jamalien macrumors member

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    Its iOS 8
    Its already broken
    So why not
     
  5. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    I'll jailbreak my iPad but not my iPhone. I like my phone to be 100% stable, and I'd like it to have the latest version on it!

    My iPad, however, I can't wait to get rid of the horrible tinted display :(
     
  6. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    is this the first news on macrumors about the jailbreak?
     
  7. Jamalien macrumors member

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    tinted display?
     
  8. dasx macrumors 65816

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    I've been thinking, and I think the only thing I miss is Flux. Mmm.... I don't know if I'll jailbreak. :/
     
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  10. JoEw macrumors 65816

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    And? Cydia creator gave it his stamp of approval..
     
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  12. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    Nothing will stop him from hating everything from China.
     
  13. 0xyMoron macrumors 6502

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    I can't help but notice your hate for everything China related in your comments, it's not healthy, to say the least...
     
  14. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    He said it was "stable enough”. That sure makes me all warm and fuzzy.
     
  15. MaSx macrumors regular

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    I used to Jailbreak before but now it's just meh. Apple pretty much added the feature that I needed. Beside, with so many bugy iOS releases, you really don't want to bog it down and drain them battery even more further.
     
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  17. djplaxe2109 macrumors 6502

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    Apple still hasn't gotten quick messages right so BiteSMS is still useful as well as Mywi. If your battery was draining, you're doing it wrong. :p
     
  18. Jamalien, Nov 9, 2014
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    "is stable enough"
    sounds like Apple's mentality towards their software
     
  19. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    What's the point of jailbreaking now? Being able to set defaults apps?
     
  20. OneMike macrumors 601

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    I have no urge to jailbreak. I've been or of the scene for a while but can't think of one feature i want jailbreak has.

    Crazy how in the past our stay versions behind just to keep jailbreak
     
  21. dlmart2 macrumors 6502a

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    :eek::eek:

    So is the iPhone!
     
  22. Futurix macrumors 6502

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    iOS 8 removed any desire for me to jailbreak.
    I just don't have the reason anymore.
     
  23. Jamalien macrumors member

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    Most things are nowadays
     
  24. brinary001 macrumors 6502a

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    Well the iOS 7 jailbreak wasn't available until Christmas last year, sooo I'd say this is an improvement.
     
  25. JoEw macrumors 65816

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    He could of not mentioned anything at all and if no one else stepping up to the plate to release a jailbreak who are we to criticize?
     

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