Pangu for iOS 8 caught us all by surprise, but it shouldn’t be a shock that the talented Chinese jailbreak team pulled off a jailbreak in such a short period of time since iOS 8’s release. While the Pangu tool for iOS 8 isn’t exactly ideal as far as a consumer jailbreak goes—it doesn’t come bundled with Cydia, it’s in Chinese, and it’s Windows only—it’s certainly better than nothing.
In this video tutorial, we will show you how to jailbreak iOS 8.1 using Pangu 1.0.1 with a Windows machine. It’s an extremely easy and simple process, as long as you follow the steps exactly. This tool can jailbreak the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and any other device capable of running iOS 8.x. Check out our full video tutorial for the details.
Note, this jailbreak does not install Cydia yet. Check back for the Cydia tutorial.
Step 1: Perform a fresh restore of iOS 8.1 on your device with iTunes
Step 2: On your iOS device go to Settings → iCloud → Find My iPhone, and disable Find My iPhone
Step 3: On your iOS device Go to Settings → Passcode, and disable the Passcode Lock
Step 4: Install iTunes on your Windows machine, and ensure that iTunes recognizes your iOS device when you connect it to your computer. This is vital.
Step 5: Download the Pangu tool from our downloads page and save it to your desktop
Step 6: Right click on the Pangu tool, and select Run as administrator → Yes
Step 7: Uncheck the box on the Pangu tool to prevent necessary software from installing on your iOS device
Step 8: Wait until the Pangu tool recognizes your connected iOS device and click the blue jailbreak button
Step 9: Be patient as the jailbreak process completes, and then launch the Pangu app on your iPhone
Step 10: Check back for our Cydia installation tutorial to install Cydia and download tweaks and apps
If you follow these steps to a tee, you should have no problem jailbreaking your iOS 8.1 device. Yes, this even works with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
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