Pangu iOS 8.4.1 jailbroken

I have to be honest, I didn’t think we’d see a jailbreak for a long time after Apple fixed what seemed like a gazillion different security holes in iOS 8.4.1, but here we are. Just over a week after iOS 8.4.1 was released, the Pangu team showcased an iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak on an iPhone 6 at Friday’s HackPwn2015 security conference.

Pangu iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak

Details about the jailbreak were posted on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo, so English accounts are scarce. What is obvious, though, is that an iPhone 6 jailbreak for iOS 8.4.1 was apparently demonstrated.

It also seems as if this was just a demonstration to show that it was possible, and that Pangu has no intentions of releasing this jailbreak publicly. That’s probably a wise decision seeing as we’re less than a month away from iOS 9. No need to burn exploits on a software version that will be all but a distant memory in just a few weeks.

What do you think? Are you surprised that, despite all of the fixed exploits in iOS 8.4.1, the Pangu team was still able to jailbreak in such a short period of time? That makes me think that they are pretty confident about iOS 9.

What say you?

  • Marcus

    Pangu > TaiG

    I can’t wait to use that tool again.

    • robmak3


      Taig may release it like 8.3 again though

    • TechToch

      both tool gives you CYDIA at the end so no one care what to use !

      • Marcus

        Actually, there are several major differences between Pangu and TaiG. Pangu keeps Saurik updated on how they are doing with their jailbreak. They give him time to update Cydia Installer & Cydia Substrate. TaiG just drops jailbreaks when they want and they except Saurik to update Cydia immediately. Pangu also is very open about who they are and they let people know who makes the jailbreak. TaiG sort of does this, but they are much more mysterious. TaiG also has had a negative connotation in the past because of that whole piracy thing in iOS 7. Pangu’s jailbreaks are easier, faster, more stable, and overall much better. TaiG had to release tons of different versions of their tool to properly get the iOS 8.4 jailbreak to work.

        Pangu > TaiG

      • TechToch

        i didnt say there isn’t a difference i said no one cares !

        i mean if TaiG released a JB for 8.4.1 no one will wait for Pangu they will just use TaiG ! 🙂

      • Marcus

        Well, I would personally use Pangu over TaiG if both teams had a jailbreak out. I understand what you’re saying though. However, I do think that a lot of people care.

      • Out5poken

        I care… About 25PP, since they seem to be the only guys who care about Mac users.

        25PP > Pangu > TaiG

      • Niclas

        25PP is the crack store that Pangu installs, not a hacking team.

      • Out5poken

        Not according to the sources I’ve read e.g RedmondPie. They tout 25PP as the hacking team.

      • Niclas

        lol? Accept that you are wrong.
        Pangu is the jb team, cashing in money from 25pp.
        25pp is the crack store.
        See here:
        www .theiphonewiki. com/wiki/Pangu

      • Niclas

        Actually, you are totally wrong.

        Pangu released 8.1 jb even without cydia, to promote their own crack store. It was riddled with bugs, both the store and the jb.

        Pangu steals code from left and right, even copy-paste from Taig.

        Pangu and Taig are both shady in terms that both provides their own crack stores, and earns money from them. But Taig is definitely not more shady than Pangu.

    • Niclas

      Pangu is shit. Sorry but you have no idea…

  • Shaw

    Hopefully, a new JB will be released as soon as iOS 9 comes out

  • port87

    if its killing off another exploit it would be waste. but yeah… determining that ios9 will be rootless, those exploits might not even matter… we just have WAIT and see after ios9 goes public. ahh.

    • Rowan09

      Nothing is rootless besides apparently the ATV 3.

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    • Arjan Vlek

      If the exploits don’t work on iOS 9, they’ll probably release a jailbreak for iOS 8.4.1 anyway for the few users who are not using iOS 9 and want to jailbreak their device…

  • Blip dude

    Pff, I knew they would. They did it with iOS 8.1.1/8.1.2 when it wasn’t even absolutely necessary. I don’t expect this to be released for at least another month or so, if they do intend on releasing it. Until then just try to avoid 8.4.1 as much as possible.

    • You seem to be confusing Pangu with TaiG. The latter (TaiG) released the 8.1.1-8.1.2 jailbreak shortly after Pangu8 for 8.0-8.1.

      I think it’s a smart decision to (eventually) release the jailbreak, nonetheless. Just imagine if you were on that awkward 8.4.1 firmware and you couldn’t jailbreak… so sad :(.

      In the long run, Pangu seems to be playing it safe. They teased an 8.3 jailbreak on their blog (no video included) months ago but have been keeping quiet since.

      • Blip dude

        No I’m not confusing them I actually stand corrected. I know that Pangu released a iOS 8.0-8.1 Jailbreak, which was patched with 8.1.1, clearly at this point we all knew iOS 8.2 was coming so the logical thing was just to wait it out. TaiG instead however made a very unnecessary move and released a Jailbreak for iOS 8.1.1/8.1.2 and possibly resulted in an even longer delayed future Jailbreak. Now they appear to possibly make that same unnecessary move yet again by releasing a 8.4.1 Jailbreak. The only difference this time is, will they release it along with iOS 9’s release where it won’t make too much of a difference (People purposely wanting to update iOS, iPhone/iPad upgrades, etc.)??

      • Tyler Smith

        well as of right now you can still downgrade so releasing it now is pointless

      • Milad

        Apple just stopped signing 8.4

      • Tyler Smith

        Or about 12 hours ago. About 8 hours of me posting that comment

  • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

    If they keep jailbreakIng even the patched firmwares, they’re going to end up running out of vulnerabilities since Apple patched them after they’re discovered.

  • Neel Parikh

    welcome to everyone at iOS 9.#longlivejailbreak

  • iAdam1n

    I’d rather anyone who has a jailbreak for 8.4.1 try their exploits on 9 and if they are not patched, then wait for that to come out before releasing. Not worth burning the exploits on 8.4.1 if they work on 9 when it is only a few weeks away.

  • Tommy

    The Chinese can hack anything. And that’s a compliment.

    • Niclas

      That’s cuz they don’t care about the legal part of it that everyone else have to (to not get sued) 🙂

  • robmak3

    I wonder if it works on 9, they have a jailbreak for 8.4.1, and 9 at the same time

  • Dale

    I Love that someone is sticking it to apples monopoly no one should have a monopoly or park place that’s bad for all. Free the net!!! no I’m nubbbeee Dooo & haven’t had coffee yet….

    • Rowan09

      How does Apple have a monopoly? There is other competition, it’s not like Microsoft when they worked with all the computer manufacturers to put Windows on their devices, they made themselves the only competitor. I would assume you also think Google is a monopoly because they run video sharing with YouTube and search with their search engine.

      • Tyler Smith

        you know whats even better… Apple isnt even the Market leader.. so that just makes his comment even more unintellectual

  • Mark S

    Great job guys! RIP dev team.

  • askep3

    This is nice, it gives us peace of mind for iOS 9

  • siddique

    Oh yeah ! This typ articles makes me haPpy <3

  • Gabriel Anaya

    Since things are pretty different in iOS 9, I wonder if the same exploits they used will still be applicable or not. If they could test on the latest beta and it doesn’t work, then I’d say just release it now. I’d it does work, then save it till iOS 9’s release.

  • Guy

    Why not just wait for iOS 9 to drop than release the latest jailbreak.

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  • Owen

    I can’t a jailbreak ios 8.4.1?

  • Darnassus

    .. TaiG fixed Dynarec.. that’s all I have to say. ;d

  • Diego

    Probably the exploits from 8.4.1 won’t affect the iOS 9 since iOS 9 use root.
    Am I right or I’m talking non sense?

  • iPhoneWINS

    yup these guys are extremely good

  • Vavrasovics Norbert

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