Cydia creator Jay Freeman (better known as Saurik) has tweeted that the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 8.0 to 8.1 is now “stable enough” for use.
We first saw a developer version of the jailbreak last month, with a user version released a week later, complete with Cydia installer. The installer is Windows-only, but it’s an untethered jailbreak, so once it’s done you won’t need to reconnect to a PC following a reboot …
The jailbreak is compatible with any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch capable of running iOS 8 – which includes any iPhone from the 4s on.
While Saurik’s endorsement is reassuring, bear in mind that jailbreaking a device violates your End User License Agreement (EULA) with Apple and technically invalidates your warranty. It can also make your device more vulnerable to crashes and security risks.
The jailbreak is available for download from the Pangu website.
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