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Original author(s)Pangu Team
Developer(s)Pangu Team
Initial release22 Oct 2014 (2014-10-22)
Stable release
Windows: 1.2.1 / 6 November 2014; 9 years ago
macOS: 1.0.0 / 9 November 2014; 9 years ago
Written inC
Operating system
Available inChinese, English
LicenseFreeware (English)

Pangu8 is an untethered jailbreak for all devices on iOS 8.0 through 8.1, except the Apple TV. It was initially released on 22 October 2014 as a SSH version only, because and Cydia Substrate hadn't been updated for iOS 8. was updated later that day for iOS 8 support. Cydia Substrate has since been updated. On 31 October 2014, version 1.1.0 was released to fix the remaining bugs and include Cydia by default. Version 1.2.0 was released on 4 November 2014, to further address bug fixes. On 9 November 2014, 1.0.0 was released for macOS. Pangu8 was patched in iOS 8.1.1 beta and later.

Supported Devices[edit]

All devices capable of running iOS 8.0-8.1, except the Apple TV family, are supported.



Version SHA-1 Hash Download Changes
1.0.0 83e1452fc354eeb2356f0da1a88efd760d94abcb 25PP [Archived 2014-11-09 at the Wayback Machine]
  • First version of Pangu8 which supports all devices except Apple TV with iOS 8.0 - 8.1.
1.0.1 a18013b2a55656af4126e00e34bc22a4011b1bab 25PP [Archived 2014-10-22 at the Wayback Machine]
  • Fix an issue may cause lost of photos.
1.1.0 6c2dbe785f32deaa12bc18f3680e1ecc045c0e08 25PP [Archived 2014-10-31 at the Wayback Machine] MEGA
  • Bundle latest Cydia for iOS8.
  • Optimize jailbreak process.
  • Fix an issue that may cause MobileSafari to crash on 64bit devices.
  • Fix an issue that causes iMessage/SMS to fail to send images.
  • Respring is not required anymore to make Substrate working.
  • Pangu APP now with some useful functions.
  • Add English support
1.2.0 35b8ebe4c08d0947136ee7c7c19766dc55c4f955 25PP [Archived 2015-02-04 at the Wayback Machine] MEGA
  • Fix the issue that launchd may drain cpu on 32bit devices.
  • Fix Safari reloading bug and occasionally crash problem.
  • Optimize jailbreak process.
  • Restore function now support iPad Air2/iPad Mini3.
1.2.1 f3c1ca4ddca197eae8d2105650eca16fabf8362f 25PP [Archived 2014-11-11 at the Wayback Machine] MEGA
  • Integrate with Cydia 1.1.16 (Cydia fixed boot issue when using "Restore from Backup" feature)


Version SHA-1 Hash Download Changes
1.0.0 c5fb35bc0aba820ebac53f5e9aa880b7038e5d2d 25PP [Archived 2014-11-11 at the Wayback Machine] MEGA
  • First Mac version of Pangu8.


"Pangu" is the name of the "the first living being and the creator of all in some versions of Chinese mythology".

The 8.0-8.1 untether is nicknamed "Xuan-Yuan Sword", which refers to a powerful weapon in a series of video games based on Chinese mythology.

This follows in the theme of the nickname of Pangu's 7.1-7.1.2 untether, which was "Pangu Axe", the powerful weapon used by the mythological Pangu to separate the earth and the sky.