Untethered iOS 8.1.1 Jailbreak revealed in new video

BY Jason

Published 19 Nov 2014

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Apple released iOS 8.1.1 earlier in the week, which killed the Pangu jailbreak as Apple patched several vulnerabilities that were used by the Pangu team for the iOS 8.1 – iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak.

However, we have some good news for jailbreakers. Hacker iH8sn0w who is well known in the jailbreaking community for jailbreak tools such as Sn0wbreeze and P0sixspwn has just published a video, which gives a demo of a jailbroken iPad running on iOS 8.1.1. The untethered jailbreak currently works only on devices with 30-pin, which means it will work only on the iPad 2, iPad 3 and iPhone 4s that come with the legacy 30-pin connector. Apple replaced the 30-pin connector with the Lightning connector in 2012 with the launch of iPhone 5. So the jailbreak won’t work on iOS devices such as the iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad Air 2 and iPod touch 5g.

He provides the following information about the untethered iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak:

Been working on this since last Friday with @XanderKitteh (really awesome dude). This uses some new research between the two of us (not bootrom related[aw ik], but not HFS either). Still only limited to working with 30pin devices due to no serial over lightning 🙁

It remains to be seen if he plans to release the jailbreak. As always, we’ll let you know as soon as we get any more details, so don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or subscribe to our RSS or our Daily Newsletter.