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Original author(s)Pangu Team
Developer(s)Pangu Team
Initial release22 Oct 2014 (2014-10-22)
Stable release
1.2.1 (Windows) / 6 November 2014; 8 years ago
1.0.0 (OS X) / 9 November 2014; 8 years ago
Written inC
Operating systemWindows / OS X
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 OS X. Pangu8 was patched in iOS 8.1.1 beta and later.

Supported Devices[edit source]

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

Download[edit source]

Windows[edit source]

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)

OS X[edit source]

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.

Name[edit source]

"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 (see Xuan-Yuan Sword on Wikipedia).

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.