PanguTeam confirms it’s working on iOS 8 jailbreak

By , Sep 17, 2014

iOS 8 on iPhone 5s

Good news for those of you missing out on today’s iOS 8 festivities in order to save your jailbreak, the PanguTeam says it’s on the case. As part of a PSA yesterday to remind users to jailbreak while still possible, the team confirmed it has already begun work on hacking the new firmware.

Now before you go getting your hopes up, note that just because an iOS 8 jailbreak is being worked on, does not mean we will see one anytime soon. This is, however, more intel than we had a few days ago, and it may be pertinent to those deciding on whether or not to update to iOS 8.

Here’s the message that was posted on Weibo:

pangu tweet

Roughly translated, the message from the PanguTeam says “[Reminder] Just 1 day before iOS 8 official release, guess that devices except iPhone 4 can’t be restored with 7.1.2 firmware. If you want to jailbreak please grab the last moment. For iOS 8, we are already on the way…”

Apple seeded iOS 8 earlier today, and it’s by far the company’s most-open iOS release to date. Some feel its addition of third-party Touch ID, widget and extension support could be detrimental to the jailbreak community, but others see these things as hotbeds for new, innovative tweaks.

Stay tuned.

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  • El Matador

    All hail the Pangu Team.

    • Would be great if Apple never patched how iOS 7.1.2 was jailbroken in the first place.

      • El Matador

        That would have been cool but it was expected.

      • Dhaval Brahmbhatt

        That’s like dreaming for a free iPhone but I get what you are saying 🙂

      • Hey don’t kill my hopes for a free one my B-day is on the 20th I might get lucky lol.

      • Dhaval Brahmbhatt

        Will pray for you then 😛 Happy Birthday in advance. I can give you my iPhone 5 as B’day gift if you want.

      • lol thanks and thats okay you should sell it so you can make some cash for the 6 or 6 Plus.

      • Kamil Tetido

        Can i have it? Lol. My birthday is on 14th….

      • dlxmax

        Would have been be better if Pangu never released the unwarranted 7.1 jailbreak, leaving that exploit available.

      • As much as I want to agree with you there were a lot of people who wanted it and where stuck on 7.1 for various reasons.

      • But if it wasn’t released by pangu, it may have still been patched by apple, thus leaving not only ios 8 users without a jailbreak but also 7.1.x users. The reason is, if 7.1.x users aren’t jailbroken, then most will upgrade to ios 8 because they don’t have JB anyway. Then, the 7.1.x JB is released but it’s to late as people have already upgraded.

    • regkilla

      Release date for iOS 8 Jailbreak: Summer 2015.

      • El Matador

        My guess is 90 days MAX!

      • NeftyCorrea

        I Say 4 months after the release Date of the IP6

    • Osama Muhammed

      back on my day when pod2g was the only guy

      • Damian

        who?

      • Osama Muhammed

        you surely dont know him, only ios4/5 users could understand the real hype of waiting day and night for the jailbreak release date

      • Damian

        lol i was just joking. I have been jailbreaking since ios 2 or something of that sort. It has been so long I can’t even remember when.

      • Jordan Simpson

        Psh.. I remember when I was “jailbreaking” my iPod Video 5G device.

      • Dani Hayes

        I remember iOS 4 was jailbroken nonstop. Then iOS 5 was released and brought the waiting game.

      • Ishaan Malhotra

        The days of tethered and untethered jailbreak!

      • Dani Hayes

        YES!!! I hated tethered jailbreaks so much on my iPhone 4 but I would always use them. Semi-tethered was the best for those. I miss those days.

      • Ishaan Malhotra

        true that!

      • Guest

        Psh.. I remember when

      • CryptoCoin420

        I have been in the jailbreak game since GEOHOT was king!

      • zoLa siWisa

        Indeed.

      • zoLa siWisa

        Man you speaking a new language to some folks. Anyway I think Pangu is much faster in hacking these days as it was with ZiPhone back on the very first iPhone:-) though I enjoyed all jailbreaks. Hail to Pangu for speedy hacking exploits. Hail. Fall is one away and meaning in few days for now. I am in South Africa though I lived in the US from early 90’s

      • Osama Muhammed

        i mean, since apple opened up, jailbreak isn’t getting too much interest now honestly, just for themes and slightly enhanced features, ios 9 will pretty much be a killer for all jailbreak features, basically by ios 10 it will fade away. i hope not

      • zoLa siWisa

        True though the bluetooth sharing is always my favorite and the rest don’t phase me as much…

      • NeftyCorrea

        LOL Pangu Team come out of No Where with the 7.1.2 jailbreak

      • zoLa siWisa

        … and they kill the game…

      • NeftyCorrea

        Forreal

    • *insert Marvel meme here*

    • DIesel

      straight up

    • MrDDify

      You’ve red my mind!

  • Fajr Lodhi

    Now thats the news I was looking for!

    • Capirexz

      iJustWantedToSayiThankYou!

  • onesimpleclik

    I hope they don’t jailbreak the initial release of iOS8.
    They should wait for the first major 8.x update.

    • Waleed

      Best of luck for u, but alotof us want it for 8.0 🙂

      • onesimpleclik

        It would be a dumb move to jailbreak the initial release. You can count on a number of bugs existing in 8.0 & Apple would more than likely push out an update within the first month or two.
        If you jailbreak 8.0, your just burning exploits that will be patched with those updates.

      • You make a good point! iOS8.1 has already been popping up in website stats. So let them iron out some more bugs before a JB is released. Of course let’s hope that’s not in too long of a time.

      • Rowan09

        I agree. 8.1 should be coming out with the iPad next month.

      • Tommy

        Relax. By now they would’ve known better than to do that. They can’t be that dumb now can they?

      • XZavier

        Ok, I think you guys are sorta right here, but the thing is they can’t truly make a idevice unjailbreakable, so in my opinion it doesn’t make a big deal if they burn exploits :

      • Rowan09

        Unless you’re the Apple TV 3, that device is the only unjailbreakable device I’ve ever seen.

      • Mr.Coolfreak

        You are thinking too short term, with JB tweaks causing some lag you never want to JB a FW that already has bugs

    • Matt Taylor

      Completely agree! There’s still lots of bugs and choppiness in 8.0 and I really think the coming updates will smooth a lot of it out…

    • Jeffrey Feuerstein

      8.1 will probably get released in februari or march so you would have to wait too long, and when it does get released you’re gonna say ‘yeah they could better wait for ios 9 now’…

    • Annie Leonhardt

      The problem with holding off exploits is … they aren’t guaranteed to not be patched in the next update… Evaders learned that the hard way.

      • CryptoCoin420

        Yup because Apple has found the exploits on their own and patched them. But lately Apple has not been patching the jailbreak exploits on their 7.x.x updates. So who knows. I say release the jailbreak when it’s done! Lets not wait, by the time Cydia and all the tweaks are updated to work on iOS 8 a new firmware will be on the horizon.

      • but apple need the jailbreaks though so they also know what other exploits have been exploited by hackers so it makes their IOS more harder to get into for bad hackers to get personal inforation from users

    • Blip dude

      You really want to wait that long?? My guess there will be one or two 8.0.X releases and then we may see a Jailbreak. I definitely don’t expect anything on a 8.0 release though.

  • Jonathan

    How could this day get any better?!
    Well, for me, magically finish these 2 huge portfolios that are due…

    • ThoseCurves

      you can upgrade now phewww !

      • Jonathan

        You mean servers are no longer slammed?
        If so, I’m happy with my nintype keyboard for iOS 7. 🙂

      • ThoseCurves

        nope, i downloaded in 4 minutes about 15 mins back.. but i am doing a DFU install..

      • RarestName

        Just updated without any issues.

      • Yermum

        Nintype/hopjot is a complete and utter fail/joke.

      • Jonathan

        Sir, you are so incredibly wrong. If I may, please go to nintype (dot) com and just see his work.

      • Jonathan

        Perhaps the app in the App Store isn’t his best shot, but the jailbreak version is totally different, from UI to features.

  • William Z. 

    nice interpretation

    • RarestName

      Direct translations FTW!

      • William Z. 

        what’s your problem??

      • RarestName

        Nothing.

      • Ryan / reeὶὶkѳ™

        kek

      • RarestName

        KEK

  • mlee19841

    People that have the verizon iphone 5s can u do voice and data at the same time. Since iOS 8 update? Or do we have to wait for verizon to switch on the xlte?

    • Manuel Molina

      Have to wait for the switch. Its a hardware limitations on Apple’s part and technology limitation on Verizon’s part.

    • Paul Edmund

      Xlte doesn’t enable this feature.

      • mlee19841

        So we have to get the iPhone 6 to do this. Just weird android devices and gsm iPhones can do this.

      • CryptoCoin420

        verizon blows.

  • Der Faust

    In my best Randy Marsh voice ……”niiiiice……..”
    🙂

  • Waleed

    I’ve used all the betas, also the GM, been going back to 7.1.2 jailbreak again, now been using iOS 8.0 again since some hours, and now ,,, finally gonna downgrade to iOS 7.1.2 and jailbreak, As apple is still signing 7.1.2 ! Maybe apple will keep signing it upto next 20 hours, I recommend you all to restore, or jailbreak if you haven’t. Btw i smell iOS 8 jailbreak really soon in near future, maybe a week only, who knows, best of luck pangu team & also ih8sn0w ! (Who asked opinion if u people want jailbreak for 8.0.1 or 8.0 ) ! #peace

  • A’s Network

    I think iOS 8 beta 5 was jailbreakable, I hope the final version gets jb’d 🙂

    Thanks Pangu 🙂

    • Ryan / reeὶὶkѳ™

      no it wasn’t

  • Muhammad !

    I will wait for the Jailbreak

    • onesimpleclik

      I think I’ll stick with iOS7 😛

  • Matt Taylor

    I hope they wait until the new iPads are released in October

  • springer85

    The Evaders are seriously butt hurt over this team!Evaders thought they would be the only ones to jailbreak ios7!
    I’m glad this team came about the Evaders always took way to long and were just in it for the money!

    • Mr.Coolfreak

      What wrong twitch being in it for t money, would you work months for free? And FYI pangu team is also getting money for this, most lily from Chinese companies

  • highNiggaPie

    these dudes are awesome always give updates when they’re most important and always working on the next step, the evaders would’ve had us waiting til december to even give us news and even then it would be some subliminal BS message like “8 days til christmas, 8 i repeat 8 days until the best day” lol bums i bet they’re pissed they’re not top dog anymore always holding out and choosing not to release anything

  • Mr.Coolfreak

    I sort of want them to wait until ios 8.1 so all the bugs are fixed

    • Brandon Higgins

      I doubt they’ll get enough exploits before 8.0.1 is released. It takes multiple exploits these days.

    • Rak S

      They’ll do both, exactly like they did for iOS7 and 7.1

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    There trying to make a name for themselves for sure

    • GuyWithTheThings

      IMO they already did, beating the Evad3rs or 3vaders at the 7.1 JB.

  • iPhone 6 Plus and a jailbreak=Fun!

  • Mark

    I read it may be delayed due to the a8 chip in the new phones. Screw the evaders. They liked the power and would tease us about stuff. I say release when you can. There will always be another update or new ios in the near future. The argument to wait always falls flat. I wouldn’t be surprised if a new update is released from apple within the next week…8.0.1 to fix any small issues- especially with the new phones coming out Friday. I believed ts happened when the 5s came out. I think a jailbreak will be coming out soon (within a week or so) for 5s and below.

  • Khan Rulzz

    R.i.p Evasi0n Team

  • jalexcarter

    no way theres a jb in one weeks time i call bullshit on that probly closer to a month which is not incredibly long. when the iphone 5 dropped it took 3 months for evaders to jb that so anything less than that I’ll be happy about. Please hurry pangu team gonna be on an iP6 and need my jb!

    • Rak S

      True… One week is highly unlikely. Still, they’ve probably been working on stuff since the betas started to be released, so they’ve probably got a good idea where iOS8s vulnerabilities are.

      • jalexcarter

        possibly but with new devices if they do have a jb that quickly it wont be applicable to 6/6+. which is probably a lot of people since this phone is the highest selling one apple has ever made

      • Rak S

        Really? Is there usually a big difference between the JB for one device verses another? i always thought they were (more or less) the same.
        In that case, they’ll almost certainly wait until after the new iPads are released, imo.

  • Eikast

    I hope that they wait until late October.

  • Rak S

    I’d put money on them releasing a JB before any other group… They’ll be working round the clock! I reckon the’ll have something within 2 months…

  • Blip dude

    ehh, I’m upgrading so I am getting iOS 8 regardless, but I am selling the iPhone 5 I have Jailbroken and Unlocked!!

  • Osama Hamdy El-Sharnoby

    musclenerd also spoke about the jailbreak!

  • Apple should just cave and give us open OS already.

  • justme

    pangu! pangu! Ra! Ra! Ra!!!

  • mania

    need auxo2 for iOS8!

  • Chang in Charge

    still rooting for Evad3rs

  • XZavier

    Ok so there is a jailbreak tweak called like UnlockID where it uses your fingerprint to unlock your macbook, there is also a app on the app store called knock which allows you to knock and unlock it, is it possible to use the new third party touch id thing to make an app that allows you to unlock your computer without jailbreaking? Would love to buy that app!

  • Marcus

    I’d rather wait an extra month or more for Evasi0n.

  • Mike Chu

    All hail Pangu team! Gonna update (Whenever it downloads)

    • Chris

      I would hold off as more than likely the vast majority of tweaks will be broken as they were with iOS 7

      • Mike Chu

        I used it for like 20 min then downgraded while the signing window was still open 😛

  • Exstinction

    pod2g not working on jailbreak anymore?

  • ZeRoLiMiT

    lets hope they wait for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

  • Nick Bro

    As soon as hearthstone is released for iphone there will only be one last reason to ever jailbreak for me: MyWi and Slide2Kill7 and Pwntunes and Pandora Downloader and iFile and Background Manager and Appellancy and Activator and CCControls and.. Ok maybe jailbreak will forever be awesome.

    • VitoM

      Slide2Kill8

  • mlee19841

    still signing just went back to 712 didnt like ios 8 at all. especially how they have the widgets laid out.

  • I miss the widgets, and dream of the possibilities after an untethered jailbreak. I went from iOS 8 betas back to iOS 7.1.2 two weeks ago. I have enough Cydia tweaks to keep this going for a while.

  • They’ll probably beat the evad3rs again.

  • HamptonWalley

    I just do not trust any jailbrake, how could i be sure they doing clean jailbrake without hidden credit card stealing malware?

    • Chris

      I’ve jailbroken all my devices, times I’ve had my personal details stolen while using it = 0

      • Bob

        you don’t know that.

      • Chris

        Credit cards stolen = 0
        Times called over fraud charges = 0
        Unusual activity on my phone = never

        If you believe otherwise that’s your choice but I and thousands of other users haven’t had any issues.

      • Bob

        Just because it’s never been used doesn’t mean someone doesn’t have it. Hackers have thousands and only use a select few.

      • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

        I don’t know if you are an Apply employee or just plain stupid.

      • Bob

        Apple* not “Apply”, you appear to be the stupid one here.

      • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

        Hehe, you got me this time ;P

        But jailbreaking is safe. Jailbroken iOS is just as safe a stock iOS, you only get local root access.

  • babiloe

    i think pangu team should wait until the bugs out, 8.1 or something.

    • Diego

      Yes, they and evad3rs shouldn’t jailbreak this first version, because soon apple will release 8.0.1 or 8.1 to correct the first bugs and will kill the exploits.

  • Has apple stopped signing 7.1.2? -_-

    • Chris

      As far I’ve read today they’re still signing it

  • iltas

    cant wait for jailbreak ios 8

  • Dan

    I hope it comes soon, my iPhone looks pretty bland without jailbreak now.

  • Salvatore Santillo

    I hope that my ipod won’t go repeatedly in safe mode with this new jb…

  • Will Mason Moses

    I’ve been running iOS 8 since WWDC and this entire time, I’ve been thinking “Damn, this feature could be way cooler with a jailbreak.”

  • It wasn’t posted on Twitter. It was posted on Weibo

    • Sorry, found that out after some searching. I’m trying to find someone who reads Chinese and speaks English to get a better translation. You’d think this would be fairly easy. 😀

  • NeftyCorrea

    PANGU TEAM FOR THE WIN !

  • JAILBREAKMYiOS8.com

    You can jailbreak your ios8 phone using jailbreakmyios8 .com

    • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

      That is a fake site.