ios 8-1-1 jailbreak

Well known iOS hacker iH8sn0w has posted a new video on his YouTube channel of an iPad 3 (J2a model) running an untethered iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak. This is significant because 8.1.1 patched 3 of the Pangu team’s exploits, effectively killing the latest jailbreak.

As usual, just because we have proof that a firmware can be jailbroken, doesn’t mean that we’re guaranteed to see a public release anytime soon. In fact, it’s worth pointing out that iH8sn0w has in the past demonstrated jailbreaks that never saw the light of day.

“Been working on this since last Friday with @XanderKitteh,” he said in the description of his video. “This uses some new research between the two of us.” He adds that the jailbreak is not bootrom or HFS-related, and that it’s currently limited to 30-pin iOS devices.

While it’s always nice to hear that the latest version of iOS is jailbreakable, we still recommend not updating to iOS 8.1.1. Again, we don’t know if any of this will lead to a public jailbreak, and with Apple seeding 8.2 betas to developers, it could be a while before it does.

For those who updated to iOS 8.1.1, Apple is still signing iOS 8.1 for the being, meaning you can still downgrade.

  • MHCsk

    One does not simply stop jailbreakers.

  • 30-pin devices are almost non existent that run iOS 8. This will be an easy patch for Apple in the release of iOS 9.

    They will stop supporting the iPad 2, possibly the iPad 3, and the iPhone 4s.

    • pegger1

      Jailbreaks are always an easy patch for Apple once they become public.

    • Wesh

      wouldn’t say non existent. There’s still a lot of people with iPad3 (even iPad2) who didnt see the need to upgrade hardwarewise just yet (including me) and who are running iOS8.x.

      (Incidently: I’d like to see a poll about adoption rate of new iPads. I’m guessing iPad3 will be the largest part of the cake.)

      I do also think they’ll stop supporting those older devices in the near future (like they do).

      • Dani Hayes

        I’m still using my iPad 2 and see no use in updating as my iPad 2 is working fine. I will probably upgrade in a few years but see no reason to.

      • JayDee917

        Really? Seeing a non-retina iPad burns my eyes and hurts my feelings. But then again I’m huge tech nerd.

    • itachi uchiha

      cmon no not my 4s, tho i have lumia 930 and note 4 but i luv my 4s

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    I believe in Pangu. They seem to be secret so while this person has always shown it, Pangu comes out of nowhere so its possible they already know this. #InPanguWeTrust!

    • Jarl Dzul

      Pangu ftw!

  • Dany Quirion

    tim hortons 😀

  • Virus

    might as well save it for 8.2 tbh

  • Javiers

    It has not even more than 2 days!

  • William Melendez

    But why ? Now apple is going to patch it , should of waited for the 8.2

    • XZavier

      … Why do you think they will patch it if the jailbreak is not for public…

  • n0ahcruz3

    8.1.1 made my iPhone’s battery life longer 🙂
    iPhone 6 btw

    • Glenn DolFan Baptista

      No it didn’t. Btw why my Iphone 6 battery last all day and night jailbroken on 8.1

      • n0ahcruz3

        Mine did

      • jake kneller

        My 6 plus has gone 62 hours with out charge with daily usage

    • Cob

      Wow that’s good news 🙂

  • yermum

    Interesting that it requires 30 pin devices… Hmm.

  • TwinSon

    Okay, now sit on it until 8.2 or 8.3. We don’t need it right now.

  • BEDU

    Save it!

  • Fanboy 

    please Please PLEASE save this/or any other exploit for iOS 8.2! A lot of people are going to be forced to update their iPhone’s and lose their jailbreaks just so they can pair their Apple Watch in 2015.

    • George

      I doubt it considering the Apple watch is the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen.

      • Rowan09

        You’ve seen it in person (sarcasm)? At least wait until you can actually see the watch before saying it’s ugly. I thought the Android Wear was nice until I saw it in Best Buy and its looks horrible to me, it looks really cheap. The Pebble looks way better than the Android Wear to me.

      • George

        The Apple watch looks like something a child would buy from the dollar store. And yeah I saw a hands on video.

      • Rowan09

        We all saw videos, I’m talking about you seeing it in person. To each his or her own.

  • Brian Voll

    I hope we don’t get another jailbreak at least until 8.2

  • djnforce9

    I’m skipping iOS8 personally. I have iOS7 running just the way I like it using a combination of Cydia tweaks. Good to know that jailbreaking not possible yet again in case anyone asks me to apply it on their phone. I lucked out with the last one as it was just before the 8.1.1 release.

    • Rowan09

      You can still downgrade to 8.1 as stated in the article.

  • XZavier

    Why is everyone so obsessed with telling these people not to release THEIR jailbreak… It’s not your hard work it’s theirs. And why are you worried about apple patching up the jailbreaks… They have been finding new ways to jailbreak each iOS since iOS 1 and we have had jailbreaks for almost every single iOS since! So please just calm down and let the people who can actually code the jailbreaks decide what to do.

  • InfinitePlusOne

    Can we get apple pay in UK using jail breaking?

    • SoylentGreen

      Your trolling, right? Its not far off saying can i throw some bucks into the atlantic and get a gmo meal floating back to me at lightspeed?

  • Jamie Tilden

    This is off topic, but does anyone know of a tweak to remove the badge icon on the settings app for the 8.1.1 OTA update. I just want to get rid of that particular badge, not any others.

    • Niclas

      You can remove the update-file and the badge by going to settings>general>usage>manage storage and delete it.

      • Jamie Tilden

        I’ve heard this before but I don’t see any such file 🙁

      • Niclas

        Ok, it worked for me, you could try using icleaner pro, I think it has an option for removing the update.

  • Sam

    This will never be released….

  • Matheus Lisboa

    The only reason I have not to downgrade are the WiFi problems I had with my 5s and iPad

  • ARX8

    iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak very irrelevant IMO. There may not be any major changes. But if iOS 8.2 comes out with app extension API fixes and other major improvements, iOS 8.2 JB would be most desirable.

  • Martinsux

    Is apple still signing 8.1??? I got 8.1.1 today but i want to go back to jailbreak!!!!!!

    • Niclas

      Yes they are signing ios 8.1

  • Mitra Singh

    what is with the tim horton’s gift card? Is iH8sn0w Canadian?

    • Yup.

      • Mitra Singh

        danm never knew, I thought that all of them (except pangu) were american.

    • Chris Griffin

      It’s not a gift card. It’s a reloadable paycard that you can use to quickly pay for things you buy in Tim Hortons.

      • Dan

        never understood why people use those… just use a credit card

  • Sohail Wahab

    Wow! Take that apple.

  • Micki

    Apple should just allow jailbreaking because “OBVIOUSLY” their methods of stopping it is not working.

    • Rowan09

      You are aware that jailbreaking is a vulnerability in the OS right? Would you be fine with not having warranty when you jailbreak your phone? Or if it gets bricked should Apple be forced to give you a new one? I don’t want Apple involved in jailbreaking because they would restrict it somehow.

      • Micki

        yes I’m aware of all that. i know its very vulnerable but evertime they try to “attempt” to stop the jailbreakers they fail. And I’m sure that if APPLE users are willing to pay for a new iPhone overtime a new one comes out, I’m sure they are willing to pay half price to get theirs fixed. They cannot restrict it because, the program “Lydia” is not provided by APPLE. Just like they cannot restrict any app in the app store unless it was built by APPLE. They should just deal with it like ANDROID does.

      • Rowan09

        Google restricts the play store by removing unauthorized apps because they will be held liable. Apple and Google make money in different ways. Google makes money (almost all) from advertising, while Apple makes money from hardware sales. If Apple lets people jailbreak freely and someone downloads a pirate repo and gets their device compromised who will get the blame? Google doesn’t care what people do with their devices because you can’t get rid of what makes them money (maps, gmail, YouTube, etc). Apple is patching holes and I wouldn’t expect any company to keeps holes open.

      • prorioter

        its not like google let you officially root ur phone, they been trying to stop it too

  • iltas

    Can anyone give me good idea
    M n iOS 8.1 jailbreak can I updated to 8.1.1

    • Feivl

      I read this 5 times now and it still does’t make any sense.


    Its a fake video

  • A Boy Named Dheeraj

    he’s more like a stripper, only teases but never reveals!:P

  • RV

    Off topic: I think 4s can still handle iOS 9 cause until now, it doesn’t lag as much as the 4 does in iOS7. But it’s okay if they stop supporting 4s, maybe it’s time. Lol

  • Onaje RnbCelebrity

    Is apps still signing 8.1?

  • I downgraded my iPad air from ios 8.1.1 to 8.1.0 but it still won’t let me jailbreak my device. Would someone help, please?

  • Jean-Francois Fortier

    Hummm Tim Horton card… must be Canadian !!

  • Sinistry

    This is the closest place I can find to discuss an issue I’ve been having since I jailbroke 8.1 so if I’m a little off topic please forgive me and redirect me if anyone would be so kind. Now on to my problem:
    My iP5 has been crashing multiple times per day. I have cleaner installed and can run it, free up over 500+ mb of RAM, sometimes as much as over 600 and open safari to read a news article only to discover that I now only have 125mb of free RAM. I suspect I’ve installed a tweak that isn’t completely compatible with iOS 8 yet but other than stripping everything one by one I really don’t know how to trouble shoot the problem. Is anyone else having a similar issue? Have you found a solution? If so would you be kind enough to share your solution? I’d be grateful. I’ll post some pics of the tweaks I’ve installed from Cydia for anyone interested in helping me troubleshoot. Thanks.
    Also, I’m sure anyone who looks will see that I currently have 2 pirated tweaks. Before anyone starts chiming in about what a scumbag s.o.b. I am take a moment to notice all the tweaks I have bought and understand that I always test an app or tweak before I purchase it if possible. Generally speaking if I try it and like it enough to keep it I’ll buy it. If I don’t then I delete it.

    • Philthy

      StatusModifier and Youtubetomp3 arent updated for iOS8. I wait also till my bought Tweak Powerleft get updated to see the Free Ram in the StatusBar.

      Can you fully Understand, i bought was over 30Tweaks at the iOS6 Time and now 70-80% are obsolet then they Never get updated. Some Cash on every new iOS Update like Flex, RemoteMessenger. I bought VolumeAmplifier on iOS6 to use it on all my Devices and then the Dev decided to change the License at iOS7 so you have to buy a own License for every Device. While his AutoAppTranslate got Updated for iOS7 but Never fixed the Bug that Most Apps closing immedeatly After Lunch what made it unusable. LocationSpoofer had a License Issue right After i bought it but Dev never responded to solve it so i could Never use it. I See this so i Supported the thrustworth Devs like Petrich and so, who Update their Tweaks and fix the Bugs but also the greedy ones like Hacx who give a Shit about their Costumer. Now i get the Tweaks from the greedy ones Pirated and give also a Shit like they did to us then i allready paid the Most once at least but i will always Support the good ones and buy new Tweaks from them. Karma is a Bitch and the good Devs will always make their Money then they have good Tweaks and care.

  • dxbExpo2020

    iHs8sn0w just display his skill to keep his name on the spotlight but he will never ever release the JB to the public, he is bound by his agreement, btw he belong also to the so called Security Expert.

    Team Pangu will take some time to cracked ios 8.1.1 because of the recognition given by APPLE and simply being apart now of an outsource Security Expert in iOS. Job well done Team Pangu you have made your mark.

    Who’s next?

    Anyways… In the end, It will be J. Freeman, aka Saurik, will be the last man standing. Long live the King!