It’s been a month since iOS 8 has been released to the public, but an iOS 8 jailbreak is nowhere to be found.
Ever since the initial announcement of iOS 8, jailbreakers have been curious as to when an iOS 8 jailbreak would hit the public. Of course, we could rely on past history as far as when to expect it, but even that’s a little shaky.
The Jailbreak community on Reddit is usually buzzing with jailbreak hype on a new version of iOS, but so far it’s been extremely quiet, no word on when we should expect an iOS 8 jailbreak to drop.
Currently, the only hints that we have that an iOS 8 jailbreak is coming this fall is from Pangu’s Weibo page, where it teased that it plans to release an iOS 8 jailbreak at some point during the fall. Pangu was responsible for releasing the iOS 7.1.2 jailbreak that is still standing currently, and many users are still running iOS 7 just to have the ability to be jailbroken.
Details on Pangu’s iOS 8 jailbreak are extremely scarce, though, so we’re not getting our hopes up just yet, even if the iOS 8 betas have allegedly been jailbroken in the past.
It will be interesting to see what the iOS 8 jailbreak looks like and when it will release, especially since iOS 8.1 will be releasing on Monday. It took Apple nearly 6 months to release the first major update to iOS 7, while it’s only taking the company one month to release iOS 8.1. It’s possible that Pangu could just straight to iOS 8.1 when they eventually release their jailbreak.
Apple no doubt patched up a lot of things in iOS 8 to make it harder for jailbreak developers to crack it, but they always seem to find a way around it.
Previously, we though we wouldn’t see an iOS 8 jailbreak until closer to the end of the year at the earliest, and that’s because jailbreak developers don’t want Apple to patch up the exploits used for the jailbreak too early. What this means is that if devs were to release the jailbreak to iOS 8 right now, Apple would quickly patch it up before iOS 8.1 even releases to the public, and that would be bad news for obvious reasons.
However, Pangu looks to release an iOS 8 jailbreak later this fall, so the timeline for that will definitely be a lot shorter than iOS 7 was, considering that we didn’t see an iOS 7 jailbreak until late December.
iOS 8 comes with a very similar user interface that practically remains unchanged from iOS 7, but it includes some very cool features that we’ve seen before in other apps, but are now coming to iOS natively. However, this doesn’t mean that an iOS 8 jailbreak isn’t any harder to crack.
6 Essential iOS 7 Cydia Tweaks
- NCAllOnly & TabLess: These two tweaks get rid of the Today and Missed tabs in the Notification Center.
- FlipControlCenter: The tweak allows you to change around buttons in the Control Center to give a more customized look and feel.
- F.lux: Changes the screen's color temperature to get rid of that nasty blue hue that's bad for your eyes.
- ShowCase: Physically changes the look of uppercase and lowercase letters on the keyboard based on the Shift key.
- Virtual Home: Uses the iPhone 5s's Touch ID fingerprint sensor to simulated a Home button press.
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