Learn How to Perform an iOS Jailbreak

The process of performing an iOS jailbreak on an iDevice changes bit by bit each time with each new iOS upgrade. Follow our guide on how to jailbreak your iPhone for step by step instructions.

iOS Jailbreak Version: 8.1

Both iOS 8 and iOS 8.1 are jailbroken, with a program that is available for OS X and Windows. This hack is compatible with all Apple devices that are able to handle iOS 8, which includes the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Here are the steps that you need to follow to jailbreak your iPad or iPhone.

Do you have Second Thoughts about How to Jailbreak?

A jailbroken Apple device is not for everyone but we do love ours. Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t break your iPhone or iPad, if you’re having cold feet.

iOS Jailbreak Apps Like Cydia are a Little Pricey

If you don’t want to pay for apps in the App Store than you definitely won’t want to pay for apps from the Cydia Store. You can find good apps on Cydia but the truly great ones are most of the times paid apps and are pricier than the apps you would normally find on the App Store. If you don’t want to spend money to get retro game emulation, better SMS, better notifications, better app switching and a lot more you might want to reconsider breaking your iDevice.

Less safety and stability

While you get plenty of more options for your device when you break it, this hack can also make your iPhone or iPad function poorly. Add-ons and extensions from the Cydia Store may cause your phone to crash and you’ll have to figure out what the problem is on your own most of the times. There are tools and forums to help you with the problems you may encounter but it’s not always easy to identify the issue and fix it. If you don’t want to take any chances and wish for a device that is always going to work no matter what you throw at it, you may want to steer clear of breaking.

You’ll have to restore quite often

Even though the process of breaking your iDevice is quite easy to do, it only is so when it’s working. Sometimes breaking simply fails, for no reason whatsoever. And you will have to either repeat the process until you get it to work or be forced to restore your device quite often. Restoring the iOS isn’t a very hard thing to do but restoring all your photos, videos, music and other media files takes quite some time.

If you decide to break your iPhone or iPad you should free some time as it may take a while if you encounter any problems. This doesn’t mean that the process will always fail and I personally didn’t encounter any problems when breaking my devices, it did happen to a lot of users and it’s something you should be aware of. The process can be tedious and if you don’t have a lot of patience or don’t want to invest some time in this (although you probably won’t deal with these issues) then you should not break.

iOS updates won’t be available right away

Updating a device that’s been jailbroken is no easy task. You will lose the jailbreak when you update iOS and have to restart the entire process (including re-installing all the jailbroken extensions and apps once again). There are some tools that will make the process easier, such as PkgBackup but it’s still not as simple as updating your normal OS. This can get really old really fast and you will probably end up not updating your device on a regular basis.

While this isn’t such a big deal, recent iOS updates actually fix some pretty big bugs, like the bug regarding location tracking. So be aware that some iOS updates are important. If your device is jailbroken you will have to wait for an update a little longer if you still want to keep using the break. This is particularly frustrating when a big update includes plenty of cool features or if it fixes a very annoying bug. If you want to break your iDevice you’d better have a lot of patience.

How to Jailbreak your iPad or iPhone

Follow these simple steps if you want to perform an iPad jailbreak or iPhone Jailbreak.

1. First, you will have to back-up your iDevice. You can do so by heading to Settings -> iCloud -> Backup and choose Back Up Now.

2. You will have to disable the passcode if you have it enabled on your iDevice. Go to Settings -> Touch ID & Password and disable it if you are currently using one.

3. You should enable the Airplane Mode. You can do so by swiping the screen up to open the Control Center and select the icon with the airplane.

4. You should download Pangu 1.1. This software is the tool you use to jailbreak your iDevice. You will also need to have iTunes 12 installed, so make sure you install it before you start the process.

5. Open Pangu once you download it. (You should run it as Administrator on Windows).

6. Plug your iDevice in.

7. When Pangu recognizes your device, click on Start.

8. Select Already Did.

9. Wait for Pangu to start the process. When the process finishes, your iDevice will restart. You can now close Pangu.

10. Tap on the Cydia icon on your iDevice to get your device ready for the file system. You are now finished.

This process is a fairly easy task (if you don’t encounter any problems) but you should be aware of the issues you may encounter. Before you decide how to jailbreak your iPhone, inform yourself about these problems and of their potential fixes. The Internet is filled with guides (such as this one) that will help you through the jailbreak process. If you have friends or know someone who has a jailbroken iDevice, ask that person how the process went for them and if they encountered any problems with it. And most important of all, make sure that this is what you really want.

So there you have it. This was our guide on how to jailbreak your iPad or iPhone.

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