Chinese jailbreaker team Pangu has updated its jailbreak tool for the iOS 8 and iOS 8.1 firmware with the Cydia Installer, which adds the latest version of Cydia directly to the Pangu jailbreak tool.
The developers in the Pangu team announced Thursday that they were working on an update to their jailbreak tool, which will include the Cydia Installer. The team said on its official Weibo page that they had received a built-in jailbreak tool package from Cydia creator Jay Freeman, commonly known as Saurik, which would be integrated to the Pangu tool after testing.
The integration of the Cydia Installer to the Pangu tool means that users no longer have to restore any Secure Shell, or SSH, or terminal commands to jailbreak iOS 8 and install Cydia on their devices, as it can be done from the Pangu app itself, according to iDownloadBlog.
If u already jailbreak by Pangu 1.0, u could install Cydia 1.1.14 via Pangu APP. It shall work well on iOS 8.1. Appreciate @saurik hard work
— PanguTeam (@PanguTeam) October 30, 2014
The Pangu team released the iOS 8 jailbreak last week for various iOS devices, including iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini and iPod touch fifth-generation.
However, the tool was not packaged with the Cydia Installer at the time.
Now with an updated Pangu tool with Cydia support, jailbreaking iOS 8 and getting Cydia installed has become easier. Here is a tutorial, provided by iDownloadBlog, which shows how to do it:
Here is a list of supported tweaks and apps that can be installed on jailbroken iOS 8 or iOS 8.1 devices.