Pangu’s development team today updated its jailbreak for iOS 8 and 8.1, bringing full support for the Mac. The update comes a week after the program saw an update for Windows that brought an automatic installation of Cydia and support for the English language.

Pangu’s Jailbreak Tool for iOS 8 is the first compatible with any device running iOS 8.0 through iOS 8.1, including newer devices such as iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 and more. ‘iPad mini 3. The jailbreak method allows users to install content like themes, settings and apps from sources other than the App Store. The Pangu development team recommends that users back up their iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch before using the tool, and notes that over-the-air upgraded devices may need to be restored before being jailbroken.

Administrator Cydia Jay freeman noted on his Twitter that the Pangu jailbreak is “fairly stable” and stated that developers on Cydia are now able to mark their own apps as compatible with iOS 8. Members of our forums also maintain an active list of Cydia apps. compatible with iOS 8 and Pangu’s jailbreak, and interested users should look for more specific information there.

Pangu can be downloaded for OS X and Windows as an unattached jailbreak, which means users only need to apply the method once. The tool’s release follows an announcement yesterday by the Electronic Frontier Foundation indicating that a new petition has been filed with the Librarian of Congress to extend an exemption that allows jailbreaking to be legal. The exemption was last renewed in 2012 and created by the US Congress in 2010.

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