How to jailbreak iOS 7.1.x untethered with Pangu on Mac OS X [video]

By , Jun 29, 2014

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Pangu for the Mac was just released today, and it brings with it the ability to jailbreak iOS 7.1.x untethered. The Windows version, which was released last week to much fanfare, has already allowed many people to enjoy the fruits of jailbreaking iOS.

I think it’s safe to say that the Mac version has been highly anticipated since word of Pangu first hit the Internet. For those of you who remained patient, your patience has paid off. You can now jailbreak iOS 7.1 and iOS 7.1.1 using your Mac. Check our our full video walkthrough inside for all of the details.

The Pangu jailbreak should work with the following devices: iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPod touch 5th gen, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina Display.

Video Tutorial

How to jailbreak iOS 7.1.x with Pangu for Mac OS X

Step 1: Download the latest version of Pangu for Mac OS X from our downloads page

Step 2: Plug your iOS 7.1.x device in to your computer’s USB port

Step 3: Open Pangu.dmg on your Mac and double click the Pangu icon to run the app

Step 4: Once your device is detected by the app, click the Start Jailbreak button

Step 5: Pangu will ask you to go to Settings > General > Date & Time and disable the Set Automatically toggle. You will then need to set the date to June 2, 2014

Step 6: Once the date is set, the jailbreak process will start automatically. Eventually Pangu will ask you to open the Pangu app icon on the Home screen. Tap the Pangu icon to launch the Pangu app and tap the Continue button

Step 7: Wait patiently, and the jailbreak will continue process. You will be asked to unlock your device after it reboots

Step 8: Once the jailbreak is completed, you should see Cydia on your Home screen

Congratulations. You now have an untethered jailbreak on iOS 7.1.x using your Mac. Pangu should automatically set your date setting in Settings > General > Date & Time back to Set Automatically

Be sure to follow our video tutorial above for complete step-by-step instructions

We also have a Pangu for Windows jailbreak tutorial

Have you tried to jailbreak your iOS 7.1.x device using your Mac yet? How do you like the latest version of Pangu?

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  • Willie

    Seems like they removed the checkbox for 25pp for the mac!! Now that’s good!

    • Lucus Bendzsa

      i want it back

  • Nayan Rahman

    double clicking the Pangu icon to run the app is just blinking but the actual app is not opening. My OS 10.9.3 MBP 2010

    • Jay N Patel

      use chrome to download pangu. worked for me

      • Nayan Rahman

        Thanks. yes after downloaded with chrome its working.

    • Siddharth Desai

      Download from Pangu website instead of iDB or else use Chrome like Jay suggested.

  • Sachin

    Does anyone having this problem? I am unable to download Pangu.

    • Rowan09

      Go to the website instead of IDB or use Chrome as suggested up top.

  • Miguel Alcibar

    yeah !!, finally the Mac Version

  • JustMeJip2

    i want tweaks compatible 100% with 7.1.1 :(

    • mlee19841

      Check the idb website. A couple postings back they post tweaks that are compatible.

      • JustMeJip2

        compatible yeah but all buggie sometimes :(

  • Rick Hart

    Don’t forget to disable password, and it also seemed to pick up y iPad wirelessly anybody know about that?

  • Philip Lafaurie

    i’ve removed the passcode on my iPhone yet it keeps timing out when it reboot the first time. =[

    PS. I’m running this on 10.10 (14A261i) beta

    • Adel Ali

      Me too, what happened

    • Casey Pearson

      Same here… just seems to timeout every time after the first reboot. :( Any ideas?

    • Philip Lafaurie

      So It seems that you have to delete the pangu app every time you retry or it will fail. I tried it 5 times after the first attempt and figured that out and it worked right after.

  • sgchan

    does anyone know what the dump cache’s failed is? It keeps popping up

    • sgchan

      does anyone have this problem?

    • joey

      yes!, i do and im still looking for an answer so tell me if you find one.

      • Vlajko

        same here. ipad 2 7.1.2

  • Anmol Malhotra

    As you guys can see I’ve jailbroken my iPhone 4s with Pangu 1.0.. But I cant get rid of that Pangu icon though.. I don’t know why it’s didn’t got removed after the whole process. I did jailbreaking through evasion also. Had the same situation didnt got rid of that evasion7 icon.. Can anyone help me? Please :/

    • Anmol Malhotra

      Here’s the pic

      • Leever

        What the heck.. Did it say cleaning up at the end?

    • Anmol Malhotra

      Sorry for posting it thrice -_-
      Idk whats wrong.. :/ But you can see i installed DarkFolders , circles , zeppelin.. But that icon didnt got removed.. Please help me. :/

      • Chih-yu Chueh

        Well…try AppHide, it hides app icons for you. But I recommend you to reset and jailbreak your phone again.

  • Kunal Aggarwal

    Umm.. I just used this to jailbreak my iPad Air on iOS 7.1.1 using the Mac app.
    All went well till it asked me to open the pangu app on my iPad. After I opened it, my iPad rebooted and the pangu app showed cleaning up and then “quit unexpectedly”. iPad rebooted again, came to the pangu boot screen, and now I do not have any cydia icon on the iPad. Restarting the pangu app shows, already jailbroken. Rebooted iPad manually too. What to do? :(

    • Lucus Bendzsa

      same here reset all settings helped

      • Kunal Aggarwal

        Nope, still nothing! :’(

  • Al

    Jeff,

    Since you have done your past 2 videos jailbreaking with the iPod Touch, I assume you are going to stay with the iOS 8 betas on your iPhone 5s… Do you actually prefer the iOS 8 betas over jailbroken iOS 7.1.1?

  • bllackghost

    do i need to clean restore before the jailbreak ?!

    • http://mezcudi.tumblr.com/ Mezcudi

      ye

    • rockdude094

      Nope

  • https://www.facebook.com/PitufoMKV Pitufo180

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  • GThomas

    i found the fastest way to make this work is 1) do a complete restore of 7.1.1 in itunes but do not restore from a backup, go completely stock. 2) download pangu using anything other than safari, chrome worked best. 3) hold down control and right-click on the pangu application and select OPEN. 4) once jailbreak is done, sync w/itunes to get your apps, pics and music back. When i went this route the jailbreak was super fast! so glad to have bitesms back on my phone as the ios 8 beta was just too buggy for me. Good luck!

    • http://mezcudi.tumblr.com/ Mezcudi

      It works.

  • http://mezcudi.tumblr.com/ Mezcudi

    Every time I do it, it keeps saying Jailbreak timed out.

    • Casey Pearson

      same here…

      • http://mezcudi.tumblr.com/ Mezcudi

        to be honest I have no idea what i did wrong.

    • theshadowsnake

      I’m having the same problem as well…

      • http://mezcudi.tumblr.com/ Mezcudi

        it works now. The problem I found was with the download file, the one in the IDB page don’t work (for me).
        I downloaded from Pangu’s page and it worked.
        Try restoring your device(to stock) after backing it up.

      • theshadowsnake

        yeah I downloaded it from pangu too, so guess I’m gonna have to restore it now urghhh thanks for the info

  • LoiZz

    NO app on my Iphone still checked the date and tried to download with chrome but nooooo icon on my PHONE!!!

  • LoiZz

    please help

  • http://mezcudi.tumblr.com/ Mezcudi

    This is why I prefer Evasion…..
    But I have no one to blame but myself.

  • Alex Brujo

    my jailbreak process completes but i dont get the cydia app logo?

    • Jamie

      I was having the same problem. I just updated and didn’t do the new restore. I had to jailbreak like 6 times. At first it said could not detect reboot and then when it did no Cydia app. I just kept doing it and eventually it worked. It look 6 or 7 times though.

  • Javian

    It gives me the “Check caches failed” error every time. My phone doesn’t even reboot. I have an iPhone 5s on the sprint network running iOS 7.1.1

    • isabella

      close your iTunes and try again – worked for me :)

  • AnArcticMonkey

    I was going to wait until 7.1.2 to jailbreak, but the countless number of issues people are having makes me want to skip it all together…especially the whole sandbox issue that hasn’t gone away.

  • mike

    You guys should really mention that the Pangu app appears on the /last page/ of your homescreen. I tried jailbreaking my iPad yesterday and the process kept timing out, without the app ever appearing.
    If you only have one page of apps, (like most freshly restored devices), you’ll need to move an app to the second page so the Pangu app can be accessed. Otherwise the process will stop halfway through and timeout.

  • Charlie DuHadway

    i left my iPhone 4s to itself after tapping the pangu icon during jailbreak and when i checked it i got a red message saying “jailbreak time-out”. ????? what happened?

  • Ducci

    I’ve just done the Pangu JB and all went well, but after it’s done I didn’t get the Cydia app on my homescreen. Anyone else have this problem?

    • Jamie

      I had to jailbreak my phone like 6 or 7 times. At first it would not detect reboot and then it did and said done and no Cydia app. The next time same thing but then the last time it was a success! The Cydia app was there. It rebooted many times for me probably 3 each time showing the pang screen and I think after the 3rd reboot it was done. Now everything works.

    • NoName

      I had the same problem and I restored my iPhone as a new iPhone and it finally worked!

  • GuyWithTheThings

    There’s a weird glitch with my Newsstand. I tried to use Springtomize 3 to hide it, but that doesn’t work. Every time I open Newsstand and then open the Switcher, it doesn’t show up. When I am in the app itself and open the Switcher, Newsstand replaces the home screen card… What advice do any of you have?

    • mondo

      springtomize 3 may need updating, i can’t hide newstand or statusbar items with it, and my folders disappear after every respring

  • Peter

    Any suggestions on the most reliable way to either restore all data after updating & rejailbreaking or at least make sure all data gets backed up? iTunes doesn’t back up “everything” and I’ve never had a good experience with the $10 I spent on PKGBackup. I find it extremely complicated though I am trying it again. Anyone have a solid workflow? Thanks

  • Jonathan T Budge

    Ive tried this many times but cydia doesn’t load on my iphone

  • Thomas McNeill Jr.

    it isnt detecting my device!!!!!

    • Jonathan T Budge

      I just got it to work finally…I had to restore my iphone and set it up as new without the back up…then followed the steps on pangu..

      • Thomas McNeill Jr.

        It still isnt working!

      • Jonathan T Budge

        Delete the pangu app on the iphone and power off and back on the phone. Then try again? I did that as well..

      • Jonathan T Budge

        make sure the date is on june 2nd again too. Had to put that set again

  • Gianluca

    I have been lucky! From iOS 7.0.6 to 7.1.1 with a clean installation setting it up as new, then I’ve restored from my last backup using iTunes. At that point I’ve decided to leave my iPhone 5s clean, without the jailbrake… but there are three or four tweaks that I love too much… so I’ve tried Pangu… and I also forgot to remove the access code… 10 minutes and Cydia app is on my springboard again.

    I don’t know if I can help because it seems to me that I haven’t done nothing special.

  • noel lamarche

    how does one go about upgrading a jailbroken 7.0?

  • Rodrigo

    I am trying to back up my Iphone(several times) using icloud, I put my email and password and when I choose the back up it ask for a password for and email that is not mine, I deleted the backup and done a fresh one and the same thing happened, something dodgy with pagu jailbreak.

  • swagjailbreak

    do you have to restore your iphone?

  • Ck Soon

    When my iPhone reboots, the whole jailbreak process restarts and I only have the Pangu app. It doesn’t work for me. What should I do?

  • Jesus

    it says ipod5,1 with ios 7.1.2, already jailbreak… i wont let me do nothing, anyone having this issue, or somebody knoes how to fix it, i already reset all settings and nothing.

  • Jasper the Casper

    after i used pangu my wifi wont connect theres no wifi anywhere i go but when i use my ipad theres wifi…

  • Jasper the Casper

    i get no wifi after jailbreak…

  • meh

    hoca skerler pangu’yu , takdir ediyoruz da adamı çileden çıkarır bu , kalsın

  • themonarc

    For those of you having the timeout/unrecognized reboot issue, put your device in airplane mode to speed up the reboot process!

  • Vanilladub

    PLEASE HELP ME!!! I’ve followed all the steps and i’m stuck with this pangu app and no Cydia. Grrr this is the hardest jailbreak ever

  • Rory McLeod

    I call BS! Pangu jailbreak left my iPad 2 in restore mode after multiple tries. Thanks, Pangu but tighten up your game before you release poorly tested software!!! Keep at it, I am an avid supporter

  • seesharp

    It would be nice if you also showed how to do this if you were already jailbroken. Do i need to erase the entire phone first?

  • Manikanta Siddi

    i am already update my iphone 4 ios 6 to 7.1.2 without sim. but its asking plz insert a sim card. but its not accepting. my iphone was not unlocked now. help me

  • Manikanta Siddi

    I tried to jailbreak your iOS 7.1.x device using My Mac. but its not asking date & time its just stuck & no responds

  • Sergio Gaxiola Velazquez

    Most likely you have to set your Security Settings to open third party applications. On your Mac, go to Settings/Security & Privacy/General and make sure you have the Anywhere button checked on Allow apps downloaded from:

  • Andre Wishnu

    how and where to download app sync for iOS 7.1.2 ?

  • Rabbit

    Terrible!!
    First off, they tell you to not have a lockscreen AFTER IT’S TOO LATE!
    My phone is now stuck in a constant loop between the black loading screen with the apple logo and then Pangu logo.
    Does anybody know how to fix this? It’s been doing it for hours now and I haven’t been able to access my phone

    • Rabbit

      Please help ASAP

  • kipadc

    Bought an iPad mini retina, updated 7.1.2 and JB with Pangu 1.1, no issues at all. As expected, some tweaks were buggy or non functional but not real issues. Yes, I did get tons of sandbox error on the logs, but I don’t see anything funny functionally, not exactly sure what these errors translate to functionally… I decided to return the iPad an got another one (32GB wifi mini retina), luckily, it came with 7.0.4 and very happy with evasion jailbreak.