A group of Chinese hackers called PanguTeam have released a jailbreak package called Pangu that brought the possibility to jailbreak iOS 7 when jailbreakers least expected. Initially, the jailbreak made use of the exploits discovered by the well-known security researcher i0nic. However, soon, the Pangu team updated the jailbreak in order to use new exploits.
The jailbreak is notable for two different reasons. First, it uses a special code-signing certificate issued by Apple that allows enterprises to install applications on their users’ devices, applications that are not developed nor verified by Apple’s App Store. Secondly, the tool uses one or more mostly secret vulnerabilities that allow jailbreak developers to manage Apple’s mobile system.
Now, Pangu jailbreak tool is suitable for jailbreaking iOS 7- iOS 8.1, which makes it the first jailbreak to deal with Apple’s latest version of mobile OS. The tool is compatible with the following devices:
- iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s
- iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3 and iPad 2
- Retina iPad mini, 1st gen iPad mini
- 5th-generation iPod touch
How Pangu Works?
In the case of iOS 7.x, this new piece of software works on the basis of expired certificate, and this is the reason you are required to set the date of your device to a specific data in order to complete the jailbreak process. If you do not set the respective data, you will not be able to start the jailbreak at all.
However, in the case of iOS 8, there is no need for you to set a specific data in order to work. It is not yet clear whether the team used any new exploits or changed the way in which this already-famous jailbreak tool works, while using certain previous exploits. Even if i0nic fought against the team’s way of handling the jailbreak, especially concerning the bug used for the very first release of the tool, later, developers chose to use another info leak bug.
As far as the iOS version is concerned, as I mentioned above, Pangu download tool supports only iOS 7.1.x and all version of iOS 8 including iOS 8.0, iOS 8.0.1, iOS 8.0.2 and iOS 8.1. For those of you who are running older versions, older than iOS 7.1, you should upgrade your device to the latest iOS 7.1.2 version for your iPhone 4, or iOS 8.1 for new devices.
How to Jailbreak IOS 7.1.2 with Pangu
At first, the software was written in Chinese language, which made it pretty difficult for many jailbreakers to perform a safe and clean jailbreak process. However, now, the tool was updated, and it is available in the English language. If you are already accustomed to the jailbreak process with any of the tools available, then there is nothing to worry about. The process to jailbreak with Pangu for iOS 8.1 is actually pretty simple and easy.
However, before going any further, you should keep in mind to backup your device. Save a backup of your device on PC using iTunes before you start the process. In the same time, you need to download the latest version of iTunes on your computer. Your device should have more than 50% battery life to prevent any interruptions.
The tool is very simple and easy to use. Just download Pangu Jailbreak for iOS 8 or iOS 7, depending on the iOS version running on your device and follow the on-screen instructions. In case you need more help, feel free to check our step-by-step tutorial on how to jailbreak iOS 8.1 Untethered using Pangu for iOS 8.
Problems and Possible Solutions
Some users complained about various problems occurring during the jailbreak process. For instance, in some cases, the device screen goes black, and no button is working. This problem may occur if you have a lot of apps already installed on iPhone, iPad or iPod. The jailbreak needs some time in order to reconfigure all the apps installed. Just keep the power and home button pressed to restart your device, and the problem is solved.
Also, some users complained about a low storage memory warning. This happens when you have less than 6 GB of storage on your device. The best option is to run Pangu after a fresh iOS install and after that restore the backup, in order to get all of your apps. It is important to mention the fact that these problems occur mostly on older versions of the tool. Pangu for iOS 8 apparently solved all these bugs and errors.
Bellow, you can find Pangu download links for the latest Pangu version available at this time. Whether you are running iOS 7.1, iOS 8 or even the latest iOS 8.1, there is a Pangu version available for you to start a jailbreak as soon as possible. Also, on our page, we provide useful tutorials for performing a successful jailbreak on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
Pangu Direct Download Links
Pangu for iOS 8 – 8.1
Pangu for iOS 7 – 7.1.2
Pangu Older Versions