Pangu: How To Jailbreak your iPhone 4S / 5 / 5C / 5S / 6 / 6 Plus, iPad, iPad Mini 2 / 3, iPad Air / Air 2, iPod Touch on iOS 8.0 TO iOS 8.1 Windows & Mac.

We have put together this comprehensive jailbreak guide to show you how to Jailbreak your iPhone 4S / 5 / 5C / 5S / 6 / 6 Plus, iPad, iPad Mini 2 / 3, iPad Air / Air 2, iPod Touch on iOS 8.0 TO iOS 8.1 using Pangu jailbreak software. If you follow all the steps provided below you will have your Apple iDevice jailbroken in no time.

Jailbreak your iPhone 4S / 5 / 5C / 5S / 6 / 6 Plus, iPad, iPad Mini 2 / 3, iPad Air / Air 2, iPod Touch on iOS 8.0 TO iOS 8.1

Jailbreak your iPhone 4S / 5 / 5C / 5S / 6 / 6 Plus, iPad, iPad Mini 2 / 3, iPad Air / Air 2, iPod Touch on iOS 8.0 TO iOS 8.1

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works on windows & macWorks for both Windows & Mac upto iOS 8.1.

Please Note: this Apple iOS 8.1 jailbreak guide will not work on any idevice that has:

A) has been upgraded / updated to iOS 8.2 and above.

B) has been upgraded / updated via OTA (Over The Air = wifi, 3G/4G). Any iOS upgraded via OTA will cause PanGu 8 to fail.

Section 1 – Pangu Jailbreak iOS 8 / iOS 8.1 Downloads for Mac & Windows.

In order to Jailbreak iPhone 4S / 5 / 5C / 5S / 6 / 6 Plus, iPad, iPad Mini 2 / 3, iPad Air / Air 2, iPod Touch on iOS 8.0 TO iOS 8.1 you will first need to download the PanGu Jailbreak Software. You can download it here or go direct to their website. http://en.pangu.io/

  • PanGu software download for Mac
  • PanGu software download for Windows

Make sure that the latest version of iTunes is installed to your PC or Mac and that your iDevice is recognised in iTunes.

Section 2 – Preparation for Pangu Jailbreaking.

You will need to make a fresh backup of your iDevice plus your iTunes backup password must be disabled.

Important: You should always back up your iDevice before proceeding with the jailbreak. A fresh backup is needed should something goe wrong during setup. To recover your data you can simply restore the backup you made in these steps.

Follow these steps to disable your password and make a new iDevice backup:

  1. connect your idevice to your PC or Mac with the cable
  2. open iTunes software on your PC or Mac and wait for your idevice to be detected
  3. select your device by clicking the small iphone shaped icon near the top left of the iTunes window
  4. just bellow that in the side bar click ‘Summary’
  5. in the main iTunes window find the backups section and uncheck the encrypt Local Backup box
  6. in the backups section find and click the back up now button. You will then be given an option to backup your apps
  7. select the back up apps option
  8. wait for it to complete it could take a while so be patient

Youtube guide to iDevice backup and restore.

Section 3 – Preparation of your iDevice for Jailbreaking iOS 8 / iOS 8.1.

Disable your passcode.

If you have a passcode set, you must disable it temporarily.

To do this on your iDevice:

  1. select Settings
  2. select passcode
  3. enter your passcode, then tap “Turn Passcode Off”

Restore your iDevice to factory defaults.

  1. select Settings
  2. select General
  3. select Reset
  4. select Erase All Content and Settings

Disable find my phone app.

If you have Find my iPhone enabled, you must temporarily disable it.

  1. select Settings
  2. select iCloud
  3. select Find my iPhone
  4. turn it off, and enter your Apple ID password

Activate FlightMode on your iDevice.

  1. swipe up from the bottom of the screen to launch the Control Center
  2. find the Airplane icon and tap on it to toggle it ON

You could also:

  1. select Settings
  2. find Airplane Mode and flip the slider to on

Section 4 – iOS 8 / iOS 8.1 Jailbreak Installation.

Step 1 – After following ALL of the above sections connect your iDevice connected to your PC or Mac.

Step 2 – Right click on the PanGu App download and select Run as Administrator. For Mac users if you’re having security problems please refer to https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT202491

Step 2 - right click on the PanGu App you downloaded and select Run as Administrator.

Right click on the PanGu App you downloaded and select Run as Administrator.

Step 3 – The Pangu App needs no installation and will locate your connected iDevice once running. After the idevice is found by PanGu click the ‘Start Jailbreak’ button.

Step 3 - The Pangu App needs no installation and will locate your connected iDevice once running. After the idevice is found by PanGu click the 'Start Jailbreak' button.

The Pangu App needs no installation and will locate your connected iDevice once running. After the idevice is found by PanGu click the ‘Start Jailbreak’ button.

Step 4 – read and ensure you have followed the 3 steps listed in the PanGu window. Note: we already took care of No3 when we restored the iDevice back to factory defaults.

Step 5 – click the “Already Did” button to start installing the jailbreak. You will need to wait for the progress bar to reach the very end, during the process your idevice will reboot several times.

Once complete you will see a message in the PanGu window  that says “jailbreak succeeded”  you can disconnect the iDevice from your PC or Mac.