The Pangu untethered jailbreak release really took the jailbreak community by surprise when it was released out of the blue. Pangu was released by Chinese jailbreakers, which spread controversy when Stephen Esser, known security expert and jailbreaker going by the twitter handle of “i0n1c” claimed that the developers stole some of his exploits learned through a recent video and training session.
In his tweets, Esser called the Pangu developers “thieves” and wished “everyone of my followers who installed Pangu much fun with malware from China.”
BTW I wish everyone of my followers who installed Pangu much fun with malware from China :P
— Stefan Esser (@i0n1c) June 24, 2014
However, other security experts confirmed that there is no malware in the Pangu jailbreak.
Aside from the piracy store and enterprise certificate… The http://t.co/R6FhChhJPN jailbreak does not have “spyware” or malicious trails.
— iH8sn0w (@iH8sn0w) June 23, 2014
Even so, we advise our readers to remain cautious about the jailbreak.
For all of you who are interested in jailbreaking your iOS devices running iOS 7.1-7.12, we’ve posted a full guide below, so be sure to check it out:
Note: Do not try this jailbreak with a carrier device you do not have the sim card of. Doing so will result in you having a locked device. We recommend using unlocked devices only for this guide.
The Pangu jailbreak is compatible with all of the following devices, running iOS 7.1 – 7.1.2:
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone 5c
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 4s
- iPhone 4
- iPad Air
- Retina iPad mini
- iPad mini
- iPad 2,3,4
- iPod touch 5
We’d advise you to update your device to iOS 7.1.2, as it is both compatible with the Pangu jailbreak and contains a lot of bug fixes. You can download iOS 7.1.2 for your iOS device from the following direct download links:
- iPad Air (5th generation WiFi + Cellular)
- iPad Air (5th generation WiFi)
- iPad (4th generation CDMA)
- iPad (4th generation GSM)
- iPad (4th generation WiFi)
- iPad mini (CDMA)
- iPad mini (GSM)
- iPad mini (WiFi)
- iPad mini 2 (WiFi + Cellular)
- iPad mini 2 (WiFi)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi (3rd generation)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for AT&T)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for Verizon)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (GSM)
- iPhone 5c (CDMA)
- iPhone 5c (GSM)
- iPhone 5s (CDMA)
- iPhone 5s (GSM)
- iPhone 4s
- iPhone 4 (GSM Rev A)
- iPhone 4 (GSM)
- iPhone 4 (CDMA)
- iPod touch (5th generation)
Make Sure You Have a Backup of Your Device
We cannot stress the importance of this step. Always make sure you backup your device and data before you tamper with your phone.
To backup your device using iTunes, simply connect your iOS device to your PC/Mac, and click on “Back Up Now” in your device’s tab in iTunes.
Jailbreak iOS 7.1-7.1.2 Untethered Using Pangu On Mac/Windows
This guide is both compatible with both Windows and Mac. Once your device is running iOS 7.1 – 7.1.2, carefully follow the steps below to jailbreak your device:
2. Once downloaded, open up the tool and connect your iOS device. Your iOS device with its iOS version should appear in the Pangu jailbreak tool.
3. Click on “Jailbreak”, and you’ll be led through a set of instructions to change your device’s date to June 2, 2014. To do this, simply navigate to :Settings -> General -> Date and Time” on your iOS device, and turn off the “Set Automatically” option.
Now, simply set the date to “2nd June 2014.”
4. Your iOS device will repeatedly ask you to allow access to a Google server. Keep on hitting “Continue” on your iOS device when prompted.
5. Your iOS device will now reboot, and you’ll be met with a Pangu app on your device’s home screen. Press it. Tap Continue when prompted.
6. The jailbreak process will complete after a few moments. Your device will reboot again and will show a couple of Welcome messages from the jailbreak team.
You should now see the infamous Cydia icon on your iOS device:
The steps are fairly simple, and once you’ve followed the complete guide outlined above, you’ll be able to enjoy all that the jailbreak store has to offer.
Don’t hesitate to ask us about any issues or problems you encountered during the jailbreak in the comments below.