Pangu touts a new iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak at HackPwn security conference

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?