iOS 8.1.1 Allegedly Breaks Pangu Jailbreak

In an odd move on Monday night Apple released the first beta of iOS 8.1.1 to developers. The update offers various bug fixes, stability improvements and a patch for the recently released iOS 8 Pangu jailbreak, according to Weibo user Daniel_K4.

iOS 8.1.1 Beta

Daniel_K4 is allegedly a member of Team Pangu, the group of Chinese hackers who released the Pangu jailbreak tool for iOS 8 devices. He claims that iOS 8.1.1 patches an exploit used by Pangu and that jailbreakers should upgrade to iOS 8.1 before Apple releases version 8.1.1 to the public. This also means iPhone and iPad owners who want to keep their devices jailbroken should avoid upgrading to iOS 8.1.1 when it is available.

Now seems like a good time to upgrade and jailbreak even though Team Pangu hasn't officially acknowledged if iOS 8.1.1 kills Pangu or not. You can learn how to jailbreak any devices running iOS 8.0 - 8.1 here.

Team Pangu today released version 1.2.0 of the jailbreak to fix a few bugs plaguing the last version and they're still working on a OS X Pangu tool for a future release. It should also be noted that it is odd for Apple to release a beta for a patch update, so there may be plenty of time before iOS 8.1.1 is made available to the general public.