Well, that didn’t take long. The iOS 8.1 jailbreak utility Pangu has now been updated to let users install Cydia. As you may have known, Pangu lets you jailbreak iOS 8.1 but it doesn’t install Cydia by default. With this latest update, users will now be able to install Cydia (without installing it manually) through the Pangu app itself.
If you are already jailbroken:
If you have already jaibroken your device using the Pangu jailbreak and have installed Cydia manually, then there is not much that you need to do.
- You may simply update the Cydia installer by launching Cydia then tap Changes. Once you have launched Cydia, you will be prompted to upgrade. You can choose to perform a Complete Upgrade or an Essential Upgrade (we highly recommend the complete upgrade for the best experience and less issues).
- Another option is to launch the Pangu app and tap Install Cydia.
If you are not jailbroken:
If you have held off to jailbreak iOS 8.1, then now is the best time to do so. Although it’s only for Windows and available in Chinese, jailbreaking iOS 8.1 is fairly easy using the Pangu jailbreak utility. Click here for our Pangu jailbreak (iOS 8.1) guide.
After you are jailbroken, launch the Pangu app, tap Install Cydia, then tap Install found on the top-right of the screen. Reboot your device and you should see Cydia sitting on your homescreen.
A couple of notes:
- It seems that with this update, you can now enable TouchID and Passcode without crashing your iDevice or sending it into an infinite boot loop.
- If you have utilized some patches to fix the passcode bug, it is highly recommended that you perform a clean jailbreak again.
- The Pangu team has announced that within 24 hours, they will release Pangu 1.1 complete with bundled Cydia and English support.