We all know that iOS is a closed system. Unlike Android, it does not offer such freedom – as desired by some users of the Apple system. Thinking of offering an alternative for those who want to feel more “free” on the platform, we prepared a tutorial to explain how to unlock a device with iOS 8.1.
Before we begin, it is good to clarify that the Jailbreak process is risky and not recommended that you do so.
Moreover, we are not responsible for any possible negative consequences after the completion of the procedure. The content of the publication is for information only.
Although the release has been tested, there is still a small chance of something going wrong. Have freedom in a gadget with iOS also has a price. To grant certain permissions during the installation of the jailbreak, your device will be more vulnerable and more exposed face of malicious software.
The official website of Pangu, the page of the team responsible for developing the tool, you can find two versions of the Jailbreak: one for Mac and one for Windows. It is worth remembering that both versions work exactly the same way, so the unlocking procedure serves for both.
Before you begin, we recommend that you back up all essential files that are stored on your gadget. Also remember to have at least 80% battery on your device, because if the process is interrupted, you probably have to restore your device manually – which is no fun.
Starting the process of “freedom”
In our test, we used a 16 GB iPhone 6 Plus and a Windows machine – you must have iTunes installed. Besides the iPhone 6 Plus, the Jailbreak is also compatible with the iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, 4 and 4s, iPad and iPad Air, iPad and iPod Touch Mini (in its latest model).
First of all, you must go into the settings of your device to change the date to Jan 22, 2015. To do this, go to “Settings”, “General” and “Date and Time”. Once you are in the window for setting date and time, disable the option “Automatically” and change the date manually – the change is temporary and valid only for the installation procedure.
Close all open applications on your device before connecting it to your computer – it will automatically recognize it. Once it is connected, click the installer of Pangu to run it and press the black icon “Jailbreak”.
In the process, the Pangu will require you to open the Jailbreak icon in your gadget to click “Continue”. If you rely on a password to unlock the device, stay tuned during the procedure, since your password will be requested at the end of the release.
Do not be surprised if your device reboot after the installation of Pangu. Rebooting the device is one of the final steps of the jailbreak. Once your gadget back to life, you will see the Cydia app on your list of apps. Remember to change the date and time of your device to the correct time again – turn the key “automatically” on “Date and Time” option.
Something has gone wrong? Do not despair!
If you come across a bug or some other problem during unlocking, do not despair. Open iTunes and click the “Restore …” option. If you are using an iPhone, you must disable the “Find My iPhone” option on your device. To do this, go to “Settings”, “iCloud” and “Find My iPhone”.
Depending on your connection speed, the restore process can take hours, since it will download a new copy of the firmware. Be aware that by choosing this “path”, all files present on your device will be automatically removed – so it is important to make a backup before you even start the Jailbreak.
In some rare cases, the procedure can even crash your device, keeping it static on a black screen with the Apple symbol. In this case in particular, use the recovery method.
To activate it, hold the “Home” and “Power” buttons simultaneously pressed and connect your gadget to the computer so that iTunes recognizes it. Once the software detects your device, a message will appear informing you that an iPhone / iPad / iPod is in recovery mode and needs to be restored – click “OK” without hesitation.