Jailbreak iOS 8: Pangu, evad3rs / evasi0n Not Out; Might Take a While, but Pangu Gives Update

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
September 19, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

There’s no jailbreak for the iOS 8 out from Evad3rs or Pangu, but it’s been reported that progress on the hack has started.

Pangu gave an update on its progress.

“[Reminder] Just 1 day before iOS 8 official release, guess that devices except iPhone 4 can’t be restored with 7.1.2 firmware. If you want to jailbreak please grab the last moment. For iOS 8, we are already on the way,” the team said, according to Cult of Mac.

Meanwhile, one should keep an eye out for malware that masquerades as a legitimate jailbreak tool.

“For news on future new jailbreaks, you can follow well-known jailbreakers such as @evad3rs,@panguteam, and @musclenerd,” wrote a warning from the BigBoss repository. “Please be careful to avoid scams selling fake iOS 8 jailbreaks or pretending to offer them in exchange for surveys – only use jailbreaks that are recommended or endorsed by well-known jailbreakers. You can check this partial list of scam sites for examples of scams.”

“If you feel the need to update anyway, remember that it will be a one-way trip to iOS 8, and there might not be a jailbreak available for iOS 8 for a long time. You will not be able to downgrade or restore to iOS 7 after upgrading to iOS 8,” the site says. “Also, this is probably the last day you can restore to iOS 7.1.2 if needed. Apple usually closes the update window for the old iOS version very soon after releasing the new version (within hours).”

It adds: “Keep in mind that you cannot update a jailbroken device to iOS 8 via OTA (Over The Air). Instead, you will need to use iTunes and click ‘Restore’ (for jailbroken devices, it’s not a good idea to click “Update” because you’ll lose some disk space until the next time you click “Restore”). Make sure to backup your data (to iCloud or using iTunes) before restoring.”

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.