The Pangu Jailbreak Tool from Chinese hackers lets you modify newest version of iOS [How-To Tutorial]

Pangu-1.1.0

Jailbreak iOS 7.1.2 Untethered On iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

A new, untethered jailbreak cooked up by Chinese hackers apparently works on the latest version of Apple’s iOS, namely 7.1.2.

Unveiled last week, Pangu was engineered to perform an untethered jailbreak on any device running iOS version 7.1.1, including the latest iPhone 5S and iPad Air. Unlike a tethered jailbreak, an untethered one eliminates the need to connect your mobile device to your computer each time you restart it. Jailbreaking itself allows you to make changes to iOS and to install apps not found or permitted in the Apple App Store, a practice that Apple continually tries to stamp out.

According to testing done by tech blog Redmond Pie, you can upgrade your iOS device to 7.1.2 and still install and use the Pangu jailbreak tool. That’s not especially surprising. Released Monday, iOS 7.1.2 is a relatively minor update to Apple’s mobile OS, offering mostly security patches and bug fixes. So it’s unlikely Apple would have tinkered with the core OS, or kernel, in a way that would stifle any current jailbreak methods.

The true challenge for jailbreakers will be to hack into the final version of iOS 8, which is already available in beta mode for developers and is expected to reach users in September. At least one hacker has already tweaked the Pangu jailbreak to support iOS 8 beta 2 running on an iPod Touch. But as more iOS exploits become public through jailbreaking tools, Apple can find and patch those holes, challenging jailbreakers to hunt for new vulnerabilities in the OS.

 How-To Tutorial

The Pangu untethered jailbreak release surprised the jailbreaking community last week and, it would appear, Apple as well. We knew even before Pangu that the release of iOS 7.1.2 was imminent, but with the untethered jailbreak tool in emergence, we wondered whether Apple would take the opportunity to plug the exploit as it set about fixing the email attachment encryption issue bug. Fortunately for us, though, the Cupertino giant has not, as as such iOS 7.1.2 can be jailbroken using the pre-existing methods made available by the Chinese jailbreaking outfit.

This tutorial is compatible with both Windows and Mac. Read the instructions carefully and you’ll be jailbroken untethered on iOS 7.1.2 in no time.

Compatible devices:

Device compatibility hasn’t changed, and the same devices are supported as before:

  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4s
  • iPhone 4
  • iPad Air
  • Retina iPad mini
  • iPad mini
  • iPad 4, 3, 2
  • iPod touch 5

How to jailbreak iOS 7.1.2 untethered using Pangu on Mac and Windows:

Step 1: Backup your data up via iCloud, Mac or iTunes on your windows PC.

You can download Pangu iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak v1.1.0 for both Mac and OS X from the links given below:

Pangu 1.1.0 for Mac
Pangu 1.1.0 for Windows

Step 2: Connect your iOS device to your PC / Mac and start the Pangu jailbreak tool.

 

 

 

Step 3: Next, hit the ‘Jailbreak’ button, and you’ll be led through a set of instructions to change your device’s date to June 2, 2014. This involves going to Settings > General > Data and Time on your iPhone or iPad and turning off the Set Automatically option. Now simply set the date to 2nd, June 2014, and set the time to 20:30.

Step 4: Your device will reboot, and when it does, you’ll be met with the Pangu logo on your device’s display. Tap on it.

Step 5: Follow the remaining steps, hitting ‘Continue’ when prompted, and the jailbreak process will complete after a few moments.

Given the length of time between jailbreak release and the arrival of iOS 7.1.2, it shouldn’t come as much surprise that the latest version is jailbreakable, and when one considers the major bugs that Apple has fixed in this most recent firmware release, it makes sense for users to update and jailbreak once more .

The steps are fairly simple, and once you’ve followed the steps as outlined above, you’ll be all set to fire up Cydia and enjoy the many great tweaks available.

Jailbreak iOS 7.1.2 Untethered On iPhone, iPad, iPod touch [How-To Tutorial]

The Pangu untethered jailbreak release surprised the jailbreaking community last week and, it would appear, Apple as well. We knew even before Pangu that the release of iOS 7.1.2 was imminent, but with the untethered jailbreak tool in emergence, we wondered whether Apple would take the opportunity to plug the exploit as it set about fixing the email attachment encryption issue bug. Fortunately for us, though, the Cupertino giant has not, as as such iOS 7.1.2 can be jailbroken using the pre-existing methods made available by the Chinese jailbreaking outfit.

This tutorial is compatible with both Windows and Mac. Read the instructions carefully and you’ll be jailbroken untethered on iOS 7.1.2 in no time.

Compatible devices:

Device compatibility hasn’t changed, and the same devices are supported as before:

  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4s
  • iPhone 4
  • iPad Air
  • Retina iPad mini
  • iPad mini
  • iPad 4, 3, 2
  • iPod touch 5

How to jailbreak iOS 7.1.2 untethered using Pangu on Mac and Windows:

Step 1: Backup your data up via iCloud, Mac or iTunes on your windows PC, download Pangu for Windows / Mac OS X.

Step 2: Connect your iOS device to your PC / Mac and start the Pangu jailbreak tool.

Step 3: Next, hit the ‘Jailbreak’ button, and you’ll be led through a set of instructions to change your device’s date to June 2, 2014. This involves going to Settings > General > Data and Time on your iPhone or iPad and turning off the Set Automatically option. Now simply set the date to 2nd, June 2014, and set the time to 20:30.

Step 4: Your device will reboot, and when it does, you’ll be met with the Pangu logo on your device’s display. Tap on it.

Step 5: Follow the remaining steps, hitting ‘Continue’ when prompted, and the jailbreak process will complete after a few moments.

Given the length of time between jailbreak release and the arrival of iOS 7.1.2, it shouldn’t come as much surprise that the latest version is jailbreakable, and when one considers the major bugs that Apple has fixed in this most recent firmware release, it makes sense for users to update and jailbreak once more .

The steps are fairly simple, and once you’ve followed the steps as outlined above, you’ll be all set to fire up Cydia and enjoy the many great tweaks available.

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Posted on July 2, 2014, in Apps, How-To, Mobile Devices, Phones & Tablets, Reviews, Smartphones, Support, Tech and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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