For those of you who have waited out the jailbreak till Pangu bundles Cydia, it’s time. Pangu for iOS 8.x now packs Cydia with it. Once you jailbreak your iDevice, you can tap on Pangu and install Cydia from within the the Pangu app.
With a lot happening over the last week, Cydia’s Installer and Substrate have been updated to work almost perfectly on all iDevices running iOS 8.1. Saurik pushed a couple of updates to Substrate and the installer itself, fixing the passcode/TouchID bug. Pangu has subsequently pushed an update to its app which bundles Cydia’s new installer.
If You’ve Jailbroken Already
- You can just update Cydia installer from within Cydia > Changes. When you open Cydia, you should be prompted for the Upgrade. At best, do a Complete Upgrade but Essential Upgrade will also do.
An important note here: if you applied some patches and modified core files to fix the passcode bug (cue: u/clayfreeman‘s fix), you might run into some troubles if you picked the essential upgrade option. Better to start with a complete upgrade.
- Alternatively, you can open the Pangu app (if you haven’t removed it) and tap on Install Cydia.
If You Haven’t Jailbroken
If you have been waiting for a stable Pangu release that bundles Cydia too, this is a good time to jailbreak.
Jailbreaking using Pangu is easy and we’ve covered that ground. Click here to find out how to jailbreak your iPhone/iPad (on iOS 8.1) using Pangu.
After you jailbreak:
- Open the Pangu app
- Tap on Install Cydia
- Tap on Install from the top-right.
Reboot/Respring your device and Cydia should be up on the homescreen.
With the update, you will be able to use the passcode/TouchID without your iDevice crashing or falling into a bootloop.
If you used some patch to fix the passcode bug, it is best that you do a clean jailbreak all over again.