Cydia Package

In a move that caught us by surprise, the Pangu Team released the jailbreak tool for iOS 8 today, although it doesn’t install Cydia, but rather provides SSH access so that developers can update their tweaks and make them compatible with iOS 8.

Earlier we reported that Saurik has already started working on updating Cydia to make it compatible with iOS 8 and 8.1. The good news is that he has now released the updated version of Cydia compatible with iOS 8 and comes in the form of a .deb file. You can now download the file from his website, and install it manually on your device.

Saurik was quoted saying:

I’ve given a new version of Cydia Installer in the form of a standard jailbreak bootstrap for inclusion in a new version of their jailbreak. I’ve also pushed the .deb of the iOS 8 version of Cydia to apt.saurik.com for manual download, but not yet to my repository. A lot of thanks goes out to limneos, who tested the new build for me, as I was at an airport (and now am frantically typing this message while they figure out how to retract the jetbridge from the plane I’m on that is about to take off).

Indeed Saurik has done a great job to make Cydia compatible with iOS 8 and release it to the public in a short period of time. Before you jailbreak your iOS 8 device, make sure that you first update or restore your device to iOS 8.1 via iTunes, as recommended by the Pangu Team.

It’s worth noting that most tweaks might not currently work with iOS 8. The Pangu Team will update the Pangu jailbreak tool and bundle Cydia with it in the very near future, so those of you who don’t feel like fooling around with the file system can wait for that updated version to be released.

  • kurt

    To all the people wondering how to install Cydia, It is best to just wait till an update from Pangu that has it bundled in. It is rather pointless to jailbreak now anyway, seeing how it has just come out, barely any tweaks will work for iOS 8 or even the new iPhones. It is best to just wait it out until things get smoothed out so that you aren’t freaking out that nothing is working. I know iDownloadblog has already said something like that. I just see it best that it is reiterated just so people know and understand a little more. It took a little while before things were updated on the iOS 7 jailbreak and for the iPhone 5s. Be patient!

    • Agreed! I’ll add this.. if you want to make absolutely sure your ready for when they bundle the package withe cydia… go ahead and install 8.1 fresh.. don’t use Over the air. Use iTunes! Make sure your all backed up first. Then just wait a day or two, they’ll get the package all setup for everyone.

  • Will moviebox be able to work with ios8? That’s all I really want honestly.

    • Nlt

      Should work i think

  • Daniel

    What are the known tweaks that are compatible with this new jailbreak? BatteryLife is one of them!

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    So how am i supposed to install the cydia deb? Iexplorer or something?

  • Alberto Espinal

    Wait, wait, wait

  • Aditya Pudipeddi

    I am on 8.1 which is updated via Air, so is it good for me to JB now, or how should I restore to install it through iTunes.

    • John Smith

      It’s recommended that you restore through iTunes. Find and download the .ipsw applicable for your device, and go to iTunes. Do a backup. If you’re on a Mac press option key on the keyboard and click restore (if using Windows it’s shift key and restore), navigate to the .ipsw and then when it’s done you can restore your backup.

  • Darkness

    My body wasn’t ready for this

    Been bored with my iPhone 6 :I

  • lincoln

    when will cydia be out

  • Dayan Iqbal

    Am i the only one geting into a bootloop after installing cydia ?

    • WonkieInc

      Nope, you’re not. Can’t have a passcode or you’ll bootloop.

      • Dayan Iqbal

        well that sucks.. hope they fix it soon… i guess this is cydia’s fault and not pangu?

      • WonkieInc

        I have absolutely no idea, i’m staying on 7.1.2 until that’s fixed though haha

      • WonkieInc

        No idea actually but I’ll be staying on 7.1.2 until this is fixed!

  • Josh H

    does anyone know if xbmx 13.1 works with the new jailbreak?

  • Brian

    what we need is a list of cydia apps that work with ios 8. i tried iFile and it did not work unfortunately

    • WonkieInc

      Stick with none until you hear otherwise

      • Brian

        yea i just figured id try one or two and see if any luck. no love so far. im sure they will update apps pretty quick though. still thrilled to just have cydia running again lol

  • matt

    what are some ios 8 cydia tweaks etc?

  • nellthan22

    The evad3rs team is old news. Thank you Jay and the Pangu team! 😀

  • nellthan22

    Thank you Jay and the Pangu team! 😀

  • Peter Patersson

    hello gentlemens, i have iphone 4s and ios 8.1 via iTunes, i have installed Pangu and Cydia using SSH at second attempt, (all working nice and smooth no lags as for me) my question is because am not expert:

    – can i now install for example cracked (.ipa file) tomtom app ?
    or need to wait for cydia and or pangu team updates ?
    – where is the best place in the web to follow latest information about
    Pangu and Cydia for ios 8.1
    Regards, Peter.

  • anonymously

    does anyone know how to get jailbreak apps showing? like people said icleaner, mxtube etc, was compatible with ios 8, but the icons wont appear. I tried rein-stalling cydia substrate that was no luck

  • GzyOnline

    did he go back to the old icon design? why???

  • dbraxt09

    killall backboardd COMMAND, IS THIS DONE BEFORE A REBOOT?

  • patmack

    Question… I was going to jailbreak tomorrow,Backed up now, IOS version to update on iTunes is 8.0.2. Does Pangu work with 8.0.2??

  • They need to fix that annoying bootloop bug

  • Darwish

    I have a jailbroken iPhone 4 with iOS 7.0.4 and it shows in Cydia that I need to upgrade for IOS8 ….
    would it stuck after the upgrade ??

    or shall I upgrade essential ?? please help me