Cydia iOS 8

Another day, another milestone. Saurik, the man behind Cydia, has re-enabled purchases for paid Cydia apps and tweaks, which means that you can now purchase apps and tweaks that were, for a time, unobtainable for some.

He also made sure to lend credibility to the stability of both Cydia and the iOS 8 jailbreak via a pair of tweets—the first of such since the iOS 8 jailbreak arrived.

After many updates, both on Pangu’s side and on Cydia’s side, Mr. Freeman a.k.a. Saurik, has exclaimed that “we now seem to be ready!” It’s been a long and somewhat arduous journey for this particular jailbreak, and its set to hit its crescendo when the Mac version of Pangu releases within the next day or so.

In the meantime, Cydia vendors can now mark their products for sale for iOS 8, something many have been waiting for since the jailbreak debuted. I think that finally is an appropriate adverb to describe this particular moment. Now we can really expect to see developers begin to hammer away at official iOS 8 tweak and app releases.

What are your thoughts on the whole jailbreak situation for iOS 8 thus far? Has your opinion changed at all over the last few hours, or are you still planning on staying put?

  • Chang in Charge

    I’m already jailbroken but nice to see Saurik give Pangu’s iOS 8 jailbreak his official stamp of approval.

    • Antzboogie

      I’m very happy and thankful to both Saurik and Pangu for this Jailbreak!! Thank You!!

  • Mr.DnQ

    Go Saurik….

  • Things were really chaotic up until the past few days, but the dust is settling!
    Enabling Cydia purchases is certainly a step in the right direction.

  • Tom

    this isn’t related to the above but it’s really bugging me, what’s the tweak that lets you find like sounds from apps and use them for ringtones??

    • madrigalz

      Is called audioexplorer

      • Tom

        thank you so much!!

      • madrigalz

        You welcome:)

  • J. Rockwell

    Eagerly awaiting the Mac OS release…..Still ballin’ on 7.1.2!!!!

    • Fanboy 

      Might want to update NOW. Apple may be releasing iOS 8.1.1 any time now and closes the jailbreak.

      • Luke

        Why would she need to update? I’d rather be on 7.1.2 rn because everything is updated and stable.

      • Chris

        A short time after the release of 8.1.1 Apple will stop signing 8.1<

      • Vince Reedy

        because this “Eagerly awaiting the Mac OS release”

      • J. Rockwell

        Completely agree. My phone is unbelievably stable right now. Without a doubt the most stable jailbreak I have ever had. Never reboots, lags, or animations run wild, even with 10 – 12 tweaks. I’m not a person that wants the newest freshest release. Just want the most stable. We have seen the Jailbreak, and OS problems over the last month.

        But I also understand that I will be SOL if Apple stops signing 8.1. It’s a double edge sword, and hopefully Pangu releases the Mac OS version tomorrow.

      • jaysoncopes

        With Apple’s trends over the past couple months, I would’t be surprised if they release 8.1.1 and stop signing 8.1 as soon as the Mac version of Pangu is released.

      • Steven Code

        This is where I might cry. My contract doesn’t end until December 31..

  • iBanks

    Good! I’ve been refreshing all day in hopes of payments going back into affect. Now off to purchase slices. Hopefully. — Nope, not just yet.

  • MHCsk

    It is great to see that Saurik is still so passionate about Cydia and gets stuff done so quickly when it is needed. Even after all those years. Respect man!

  • TwinSon

    The meal has been blessed, let’s eat.

  • madrigalz

    I’m restoring my iphone now:). It’s obvious that many new tweaks are gonna be for ios 8 only:)

  • Patrick Saucier

    Still wait to purchase ifile

  • lferlito

    iphone 5 ios 7.1.2 jailbroken
    should i upgrade?
    i prefer performance rather than “new-stuff”

    • Chris

      If you don’t mind waiting for your favourite tweaks to be updated then by all means I would say got for it, I’ve seen quite a few iDB followers with iPhone 5’s saying after Pangu 0.4 stability and performance returned to normal and battery draining due to heavy launchd cycles stopped.

      If you decide not upgrade within the next week or two you’ll have to stick it out until iOS 8.2 is released which is expected to be jailbroken.

      • lferlito

        thank you for the answer. But all i wanted to know is: How is running ios 8.1 on iphone 5? As smooth as 7.1.2?

      • Chris

        As I said other iDB followers with iPhone 5’s have said it’s as good or better (subject to personal opinions)

      • leart

        I don’t think.. it would be like 4s on ios 7, for my opinion stay where you are

      • I think you mean 4 running iOS 7. From past experience though, the 4S runs really well on 8.1 so naturally the 5 would be just fine.

      • leart

        I have both 4/4s the first was dead on ios 7 so i went back to the ios 6, I was forced to update the 4s because I messed the ios 6 jailbreak and the difference in terms of speed was noticeable especially on free ram, ios 7 uses 30% more ram than ios 6 just in idle.
        Now I can’t tell for the 5 on ios 8 but considering the past experience and the fact that ios 8 is around 30% bigger than ios 7 I strongly believe that it will the same experience like its predecessors on their thirt ios firmware

      • I see, well this is just what I’ve seen for my self in person so far. The 5 runs just fine and with 8.1 the 4S is running about the same as if it had 7.

      • Slacker

        Don’t go on providing such ignorant opinions for no reason. You haven’t even updated so you have no clue. IOS 8 on all hardware that is capable of running it will perform on par or better than with iOS 7. Period, end of story.

      • leart

        if you think that the only opinion that counts is yours.
        your a totally IGNORANT.
        read others experience and build a better one.
        END OF STORY

      • Slacker

        You’re an ignorant buffoon. Yapping nonsense out of your piehole doesn’t help people.

      • leart

        Fokc of idoit, if you can’t articulate your own opinion better shut your dirty mouth.
        I’m telling just my own experience and if you don’t like it is you problem… Retardddd

      • leart

        if you don’t like my comments simply do not read them and post yours better ones.
        iDio T

      • justme

        yep. it runs very smooth, the stability itself is great and Battery life is the most amazing improvement. may you can’t

        trust me. I have iPhone 5 running 8.1 since his Beta 5

      • Alex Noyle

        Did you ever hear if the locationd bugs were fixed?

      • Chris

        As far as my testing it’s being fixed since 0.3, I haven’t experienced any issues surrounding it since 0.2

      • Alex Noyle

        Thanks! ^-^

    • bashir

      Waiting for “action menu” and “swipe selection pro” to be updated

  • Is there a compatibility list on all working tweaks have searched Google but can’t find any

    • pegger1

      www idownloadblog com/2014/10/23/list-of-jailbreak-tweaks-compatible-with-ios-8/

    • Redmond Pie published one but half the stuff they wrote was wrong. Some were functional when they said they weren’t and vice versa

    • Thank you

  • JayDee917


  • Todd Young

    So… Saurik having to “declare” (for the first time I can recall of any jailbreak over the years) that this JB and Cydia code are now considered stable, is validation of my previous comments the last few days, in terms of Pangu having rushed the jailbreak without a proper level of internal testing before releasing it into the wild.

    But certainly glad to see we’ve now got something that should work for most.

    • Slacker

      Yawn. Here have a cookie goof.

  • justme


    I think if apple launch iOS8.1.1….. again the Pagun team will rape it in a few hours. damn this team is on fire!!

  • Robes

    do i need to re-jailbreak if im already on 8.1 and did the 0.4 Pangu Jailbreak Update?

    • Chris

      No, this announcement is a change from sauriks end, from now you should start seeing more tweaks appearing in the change list within Cydia with iOS 8.x support.

  • Mut

    I have been jailbreaking my phone for over two years now and for some reason I can’t install the firmware I downloaded. I have a 5s through Verizon. Has anyone else had this problem?

  • redjazon

    awesome! but what I did was purchase some tweaks on my iP5s then download it on my iP6 🙂

  • Magz76

    i jailbroke my 6 Plus and lost some connectivity with my pebble watch

  • Hugo Guardado

    has anyone know whats this two top ones that drain battery faster

    • Chris

      Those processes relate to your iCloud account, are you by chance restoring from a backup?

      • Hugo Guardado

        yes i did but directly from itunes how can I removed them thanx

      • Chris

        The only thing I can think of is sign out of your iCloud account and back in, this should kill both processes, if you get a warning saying an backup is in progress then that explains the high usage.

  • Guest

    When will Apple stop signing iOS 8.1 because I’m waiting for the Mac version to jailbreak

  • Straightshoota

    My maps app started randomly crashing and won’t Open anyone else?

  • Chetan

    iOS 8 updated tweaks are needed and also these tweaks need to be updated for 6 and 6+
    Rarely things r working on new phones. Eagerly awaiting Biolockdown update for them.


    It was definitely rushed and Pangu should have let the appropriate outlets know their progress so everyone would be on the same page. I appreciate Pangu for doing what they do. Apple products are useless to me without jailbreaking, but I think it’s turned into a “who can do it faster”. Pangu maybe trying to push out evasi0n (whatever happened to that group?). Also, although I run Parallels on my Mac’s so downloading it for Windows was not an issue, It is a little dumb that it’s taken this long to release a Mac version to jailbreak an Apple product. Remember Pangu: Slow and steady wins the race.

  • Ben Thorne

    Ok, so i just upgraded to 8.1 on my 4s and then jailbroke. Now when I plug my phone in, it randomly restarts on me. Has anyone else had this problem?

    • Ben Thorne

      I’ve noticed it happens when the device goes to sleep. It won’t awake with the lock or home button and eventually just restarts.

  • becoolyolanda

    “most likely a long way off, if ever…” = a couple of days…

  • timsun28

    Is there a tweak available wich allows users with an iphone 4s or ipad 3 to use handoff? Or is it impossible thanks to the hardware? That would be awesome!

  • Ernie Marin

    The one missing app for me is Winterboard (it installs but with bumps here and there), and FolderEnhancer, besides that everything is working great, even some apps with the “not compatible with operating system” stamp are working just as good as before.

  • Dil

    Just JB my 5s with the latest tool. Question? I notice the Pangu app on my phone, doesn’t disappear as in previous jb’s. Everything seems to work good sofar & Cydia is running. I’m just not sure if the pangu icon is supposed to stay or not? Any info would be great.

    • Chris

      Yes it’s supposed to be there, it offers some out of the box functionality such as checking for the default root password along with reboot and respring.

      • Dil

        Cool. Thanks for the reply.

  • Glenn DolFan Baptista

    Anyone got an updated list of all the compatible tweaks updates for ios 8

  • Glenn DolFan Baptista

    I just finished too and I’m not even going to open it lol hide it