Pangu jailbreak reverse engineered to work with iOS 8

BY Jason

Published 6 Sep 2014

Pangu, the jailbreak tool released by a group of Chinese hackers, lets users jailbreak iPhones and iPads running iOS 7.1.x. The tool has now been reverse engineered and modified to work with the latest iOS 8 beta.

A user by the name of w0rldello on reddit claims to have patched the Pangu binary to add the capability to jailbreak iOS 8. As a proof, the w0rldello posted screenshots of the Pangu app icon along with the redesigned iOS 8 Control Center, as well as the Pangu Mac app showing an iPhone 5s contacted that is running iOS 8.

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He says that Apple has patched the exploits used in Pangu 1.0.x, but the vulnerabilities used in Pangu 1.2.x remain unpatched in iOS 8 betas. The concern however is that whether these vulnerabilities would remain present in iOS 8 GM or the final public version of iOS 8.

Previously, BlackGeek, developer of Geeksn0w, had teased a similar unofficial version of Pangu that claimed to work with iOS 8 beta 1 and beta 2, but we didn’t hear much about it later.

While iOS 8 does have a lot of features likes widgets, custom keyboards that were jailbreak only, it would still be nice to have an early jailbreak for iOS 8 to see what the community can further develop with things like Extensibility. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

[via reddit]

Thanks for the tip @AllTim3H4ckers!