Pangu, the Chinese team of iOS jailbreak developers, released an updated version of its Pangu untethered jailbreak tool for iOS 8 and 8.1 on Monday. The latest update, which takes the software version to 0.4, addresses crash issues with the Safari browser on 32-bit devices.
The Pangu 0.4 update follows complaints from many users who had reported that the Safari browser crashed while playing videos on 32-bit devices, including the iPod 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 and the original iPad mini, despite installing the 0.3 update of the jailbreak. The Pangu team said that the crash occurred due to a memory issue, which is now fixed with the updated version of the tool.
The jailbreakers' team released the 0.3 version of the Pangu tool over the weekend to fix overheating issues in jailbroken 32-bit devices. But, the team pulled the update back shortly after its rollout as some users reported “mild to serious issues” with the package, iDownloadBlog reported, adding that the issue was later resolved.
Pangu8 untether 0.4 is avaliable on Cydia now. It fixed the memory issue that caused many apps such as MobileSafari crash on 32bit devices.
— PanguTeam (@PanguTeam) November 3, 2014
According to iDownloadBlog, the new Pangu 0.4 update is also recommended for users of 64-bit devices as well as for other users who have not experienced any crash-related issues on their 32-bit devices.
Also on Monday, Apple seeded the first beta of iOS 8.1.1, the upcoming major update to the iOS 8 platform, to its registered developers. The beta, which carries the build number 12B432, was released about two weeks after the company launched the iOS 8.1 firmware to the public. The iOS 8.1.1 beta includes many bug fixes and performance improvements to the operating system, according to the update’s release notes.
Meanwhile, jailbreak users are recommended not to update their devices to the new beta version until it is confirmed that this will not affect the Pangu untethered jailbreak tool.