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This is how you can jailbreak iOS 8.4.1 [Source code available]

The source code that equips a jailbreak quick fix for the previous publicly available version of iOS 8 has been released by a student from Italy named, Luca Todesco, following a number of leading tweets relating to jailbreak iOS 8.4.1. The deliverance of source code of Yalu, that is the name of this jail break, will linger and is likely to stay for sometime afore a real jailbreak tool is offered by Todesco.

GitHub, a code sharing site has the Yalu source code uploaded to it. The text to which is written under the heading of “source code of an incomplete jailbreak iOS 8.4.1”.


For those viewers and users who are more interested in the technicalities concealed in the jailbreak process, the code gives the information as follows:

“Incomplete jailbreak iOS 8.4.1 by Kim Jong Cracks (8.4.1 codesign & sandbox bypass w/ LPE to root)”.

The part where it says ‘incomplete’ points out to the fact that the source code is finite to tethered boot only. Reason being, untethered is not owned by Todesco hence, he has no rights to make it available to everyone.

@parrotgeek1 because the stuff that’s missing is not mine

The capability of understanding, implementing and executing the code after downloading it will grant you with a jailbroken iOS 8.4.1 device with root access, plus the ability to install OpenSSH for protected and isolated access to the jailbroken hardware. On the other hand, as mentioned above that the code is somewhat incomplete, Todesco has given the advice of not installing Cydia on it in his own words as follows:

Latest Yalu git commit does a jailbreak & extracts a .tgz to /. Make sure not to install cydia with it. OpenSSH is fine.

The information provided gives us the hint that it is a major possibility that Tudesco will provide the public with an easily usable tool. He tweeted: “technically speaking my i6 is now jailbroken on 8.4.1. Yalu for i6 will be out very soon”.

If you have a adaptable device functioning iOS 8.4.1, and you prefer to keep yourself away from the iOS 9 in the expectation of getting a jailbreak, then it’s suggested to wait and watch the way in which the situation is developing. Most importantly, observe that Apple has stopped signing iOS 8.4.1, which indicates that most likely there’s no returning to 8.4.1 once iOS 9.x has been updated.


Moreover, if you are inexperienced and do not know about the technicalities to execute and download the source code then it is in your best interest to wait for a user-friendly tool to release. Jailbreak iOS currently requires a lot of work and up gradation like, you will need to execute it yourself and not to mention it does not even support Cydia. So, it is advisable and in your best interest to wait rather than working too hard on it which is not even beneficial. So, for now the thought of jailbreak being something real and ‘out there’ is good and positive and gives hope that a proper form of it might come out sometime sooner easing the work of a lot of people. Till then, just keep your hopes high and wait for it to be the next big thing!