Earlier this week, Apple pushed a new firmware update in the form of iOS 8.1.1. It’s basically a minor update which includes bug fixes and performance enhancements for older devices like the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. However for jailbreakers, iOS 8.1.1 should be avoided like the plague as it kills the Pangu jailbreak. But apparently, it won’t be for long because someone has managed to jailbreak iOS 8.1.1.
The famous iOS hacker @iH8Sn0w has posted a video showing the iOS 8.1.1 untethered jailbreak running on an iPad 3. iH8Sn0w has collaborated with another professional hardware hacker @XanderKitteh to work on the jailbreak. Check out the iOS 8.1.1 untethered jailbreak below:
As you can see from the video, the iPad 3 runs a jailbroken iOS 8.1.1 complete with Verbose and a custom boot logo. This goes to show that while Apple has patched some of exploits of Pangu, there are still ones left which hackers can use. iH8sn0w also mentioned that the jailbreak isn’t bootrom or HFS based, and is actually a new research which resulted from the collaboration with XanderKitteh.
This promising jailbreak unfortunately only works with older devices which utilizes the 30-pin connector like the iPad 3. As for now, the jailbreak doesn’t work with devices with Lightning connectivity.
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 :(
So when can we expect the jailbreak to drop? Well from the look of things, a jailbreak release is unlikely at this point, so jailbreakers are advised not to update to iOS 8.1.1 yet. As mentioned, iOS 8.1.1 isn’t that much of an update. In my case, I’d rather wait for iOS 8.2 to be released and jailbroken before thinking of updating. With that said, it’s good to know that someone is doing something for the iOS 8 jailbreak.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback