iOS 8.4 has only been out for a few hours, but already someone has managed to jailbreak it. The jailbreak is said to work on newer iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches running a newly installed version of iOS 8.4. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) just pushed out iOS 8.4, which includes the new Apple Music service, this morning at around 11 Eastern.
iOS 8.4 jailbreak works
Redmond Pie tested the jailbreak and said that it worked on their test iPod Touch 5, which was running a “freshly restored version of iOS 8.4.” The website also reports that Cydia and Cydia Sybstrate also appeared to work in addition to a number of other jailbreak tweaks they tried out.
The iOS 8.4 jailbreak comes from the folks at 25PP, which also released a jailbreak not long after TaiG released its 2.x.x jailbreak for iOS 8.3 last week. TaiG accused 25PP of using its code without getting permission first, and the same thing appears to have happened with the iOS 8.4 jailbreak as well.
PP25 accused of stealing jailbreak iOS 8.4 code
According to Redmond Pie, TaiG said about the iOS 8.4 jailbreak: “After the release of iOS8.4, TaiG’s exploit isn’t blocked. BUT PP stole TaiG’s exploit for a jailbreak. The act should be strongly condemned.”
TaiG apparently plans to release its own jailbreak for iOS 8.4 any time now.
According to Redmond Pie, Apple hasn’t yet patched the jailbreak for iOS 8.4, and indeed, how could it when the updated version of iOS has only been out for a few hours? Hackers are known for working ahead though, as apparently some already started working on a jailbreak for iOS 9 earlier this month.
PP’s jailbreak can only be done through Windows, which is just like TaiG’s iOS 8.3 jailbreak. The tool can’t be used on iOS or Mac, and it is only available in the Chinese language. It should work for the iPhone 4S or newer, including the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the iPad 2, 3, and 4, and the iPod Touch 5.