The release of a new version of iOS, and especially a major release like iOS 8, poses quite the dilemma to jailbreakers. Do you stick with your jailbroken iPhone or iPad and miss out on iOS 8’s exciting new features, or do you cave to temptation, install iOS 8, and lose your jailbreak indefinitely?
Sadly, we don’t know when an iOS 8 jailbreak will be released. It could be a while. But rest assured, if you’re tempted by iOS 8’s new features, the jailbreak community is already hard at work cracking it open.
Team Pangu, the Chinese hacking team that successfully jailbroke iOS 7.1.1, has posted on Chinese microblogging site Weibu, saying that an iOS 8 jailbreak is already being worked on.
Here’s the full message, translated.
[Reminder] Just 1 day before iOS 8 official release, guess that devices except iPhone 4 can’t be restored with 7.1.2 firmware. If you want to jailbreak please grab the last moment. For iOS 8, we are already on the way…
Of course, there’s no time frame available indicating when Team Pangu might actually succeed, but it’s still reassuring to know that one of the more talented teams in the jailbreak community is already working on exploiting iOS 8 and getting Cydia onto the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Can’t wait that long? Hey, with iOS 8 and its exciting new features like third-party keyboards, there’s less reason than ever to jailbreak. Why wait to upgrade?