Here’s a brief timeline of how the jailbreak came into being.
When Apple released iOS 8 in September, many were looking to jailbreak their iPhones, iPads and iPod touches on the latest firmware.
With iOS 7, we were somewhat spoilt, with Evad3rs covering the earlier builds before Chinese team Pangu came through to jailbreak iOS 7.1 and up. But with iOS 8, we were back to square one.
Apple followed the initial iOS 8.0 release with 8.0.1, 8.0.2, and finally iOS 8.1 in October with support for Apple Pay and more. iOS 8.1 download links can be found here.
Soon after iOS 8.1 was released, Pangu surprised us all by dropping Pangu iOS 8 – iOS 8.1 Jailbreak for iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5s iPad Air 2 and all other devices. The initial release was in Chinese, Windows only, and didn’t include Cydia. Saurik soon updated Cydia for iOS 8 but it required manual installation.