There is some great news for the jailbreak community, as renowned iOS hacker, iH8sn0w, has just posted a new video on YouTube, which demonstrates a jailbroken iPad 3 running on iOS 8.1.1.
The new untethered jailbreak gains significance in the aftermath of Apple patching three of Pangu team's critical exploits in iOS 8.1.1 and consequently killing the latest Pangu8 jailbreak.
The catch here is that the new jailbreak is currently limited to 30-pin iOS devices only such as the iPad 2, iPad 3 and iPhone 4s.
As iPhone Hacks reports, the iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak will not work on newer devices that use the Lightning connector such as the iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad Air 2 and iPod Touch 5g.
It may be noted that the latest development in the jailbreak scene does not guarantee the release of a public jailbreak anytime soon, as in the past iH8sn0w's demo jailbreaks have often failed to materialise into final public release.
Here is what the hacker had to say about his latest work with iOS 8.1.1 untethered jailbreak:
Been working on this since last Friday with @XanderKitteh (really awesome dude). This uses some new research between the two of us (not bootrom related[aw ik], but not HFS either). Still only limited to working with 30pin devices due to no serial over lightning.
As always prospective jailbreakers are advised to stay away from updating to iOS 8.1.1, as the public release of the jailbreak is still uncertain and especially with Apple recently seeding iOS 8.2 beta to developers, the jailbreak release may be further delayed.
Nevertheless, those who accidentally updated their device to iOS 8.1.1 can still downgrade back to iOS 8.1 as Apple is still signing the previous firmware.
Interested users may check out the jailbroken iPad 3 running iOS 8.1.1 in the demo video (below):