The iOS 8 Pangu jailbreak tool was made available on the Mac today after being on Windows only for the past few weeks.
Once downloaded, Pangu can jailbreak any iOS device running iOS 8 through 8.1 via USB. The process usually takes less than five minutes.
Developed by a group of Chinese hackers, the jailbreak itself was just recently given the stamp of approval from Cydia, the jailbreak version of the App Store.
Pangu won’t install malware on your device, but there are security and stability compromises associated with jailbreaking. You get free reign to install whatever you want on iOS, but you’re also stuck on the iOS version you jailbroke.
The Pangu team has confirmed that the upcoming iOS 8.1.1 release patches their jailbreak, so when it’s time to update, jailbreakers will have to choose between staying on 8.1 or going back to Apple’s walled garden.