By jailbreaking iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, you are able to get more out of your device. Perhaps, you are already aware of the benefits and searching for instructions on how to go about doing so. You are in the right place.
It’s important to note that doing this may likely void the warranty on your iPhone 6. But there is a way you can get around the problem – that will be touched on later in this piece. The possibility of bricking your device is also real should you get anything wrong. If the risk involved sounds too much for you, It’s advisable to make do with your stock iPhone 6 as it is. Be ready to take responsibility for whatever happens if you decide to go ahead with the below.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus run on iOS 8 and iOS 8.1, with update through 8.2 beta. The instructions provided here involve the use of the tool Pangu and is for devices running on the original iOS 8 or iOS 8.1. If you have updated your iPhone 6 to more recent versions such as 8.1.1, 8.1.2 and 8.2 beta, you are advised to you use the tool known as TaiG. However, you may still be able to use Pangu if you have already done an over-the-air (OTA) update; you can find information on how to do that below.
This tool was developed by Chinese hackers, so you want to make sure the version you download is in English. A computer running on Windows operating system will be needed to use Pangu. But you may be able to run the Microsoft OS in a virtual machine if you use a computer on Linux or Mac. It’s also required that you have iTunes installed on your computer before starting. Head over to the download page on Apple’s website to get a copy of iTunes if you do not have one yet.
How To Jailbreak iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
Once you have all the requirements taken care of, you can follow these steps to jailbreak your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.
Connect your iPhone 6 to your computer with iTunes installed. Once the device is recognized, select the device and click Back Up Now. Back up can also be done with iCloud. If you have already updated your iPhone 6 to latest version of iOS, you can restore the device to factory settings to do a fresh install of iOS 8.1, which is compatible with Pangu.
You will need to disable the Find My iPhone feature by navigating to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone. Also, disable Passcode under device settings.
You need to put your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in the Airplane Mode for its jailbreaking to be successful. Simply swipe up on the device’s screen to reveal Control Center, and then tap on the airplane icon to enable the mode.
You now need to locate the Pangu file you downloaded earlier and install it. Right click on the file and select the “run as administrator” option. After Pangu opens, you will have to wait for it to recognize your iPhone 6. This will take a few seconds.
When the window shows up, select the option on the left and click on the blue button with the words, “Start Jailbreak.” You will be presented with some information on the next screen and requested to activate the airplane mode, which you have already done earlier. So, just click on “Already did” for the process to commence.
With the process started, you need to sit back and wait for it to complete. This may take several minutes, so you may want to grab something to drink in the meantime. Follow the instructions.
After some minutes, during which your device may reboot several times, the iPhone 6 jailbreak will be completed. Your device type and iOS version will be displayed with a notification of success. If not successful, your device will not reboot and the button will become blue again. You will need to restart the process if that happens.
Next, you need to locate the Pangu app on your iPhone 6 after the device has been successfully jailbroken. If Cydia is not already installed on the device, open the app and select Install Cydia. This will enable you have access to apps and tweaks for your jailbroken iPhone 6.
You can now head over to iTunes to restore the data you backed up previously. This will not affect the jailbroken state of your iPhone 6 and neither will Cydia be affected.
Note: If for any reason you no longer want your iPhone 6 to remain in its jailbroken state or you are having issues after the process, you may be able to reverse the process. This can be done using iTunes on a Windows or Mac computer. You only need to follow some steps to have a fresh install of iOS 8.1 on your device and return it to its stock state. This could be helpful when issues bordering on warranty are concerned. Again, you should be ready to assume responsibility if anything goes wrong.
It’s advisable to change the default root password for your iPhone 6 after having it jailbroken. This is important to guard against malicious attacks and other security issues. A tweak called Mobile Terminal via Cydia will be required to do this.
There you have all you need to know to jailbreak iPhone 6 or to jailbreak iPhone 6 Plus!