Pangu untether jailbreak update

An update for the Pangu 7.1 – 7.1.x untether jailbreak is available now on Cydia. Version 0.3, available to those who jailbroke their iOS device using Pangu, comes under the form of a package update in the Cydia/Telesphoreo repo, one of Cydia’s default repos. According to the description, version 0.3 adds small improvements to the untether jailbreak. More specifically, it fixes sandboxing issues.

All users who see this update available in Cydia are prompted to update the package, regardless of what device or what iOS version they are currently running, but a few reports from users who have updated Pangu to version 0.3 can be cause for concerns.

Some have experienced issues after upgrading the package where their device would keep getting into Safe Mode. Apparently there are some tweaks that are causing the issue. A Reddit user says that removing the GestureMusicControls tweak fixed the problem. Another user reports Safari and Calculator are crashing on start. As for me, I have upgraded my iPhone 5s running 7.1.2 and have no issue to report.

This update seems to be a bit of hit or miss, although it’s hard to tell if problems should be attributed to Pangu itself or to some tweaks users have installed on their device. If you’re not completely sure what to do, then maybe it’s safer to sit on this update for the time being. If there are indeed issues caused by Pangu 7.1.x untether 0.3, we’ll surely see another update pop up in Cydia soon.

Please share your experience in the comment section below. Have you updated? If so, are you having any issue?

Update: iH8sn0w tells us more, confirming that it probably is a good idea to not update at this time.

Update 2: Cydia community manager Britta Gustafson confirmed with us that the package has now been pulled from the Cydia/Telesphoreo repository.

Update 3: read saurik comments on Pangu 7.1-7.1.x Untether 0.3

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  • Merman123

    It’s good to see the team is still active, that’s for sure.

    • Kelli Steven

      Had only one safe-mode boot and one Safari crash.

      • Antzboogie

        Happy to see Saurik working with Pangu.

    • Rahimo

      Yeah that make me feel safe !!

  • Brian 

    With the new Pangu update I got a 4.7″ screen and iOS 8.

    • Rowan09

      Updating now.

  • Kubaton

    Didn’t version 0.3 come with Pangu 1.2.1? I re-jailbroke my 5s and iPad 4 with 1.2.1 shortly after it was released and I haven’t had any issues.

  • Arturo Polanco

    i have a problem with mi iphone 5s IOS 7.1.2, when i open a video with video player in ifile its ok but when i try to open a second video the video player stuck and doesnt do anything.

    • assassin

      Yeah, that isn’t due to Pangu upgrade iFile has this bug

      • Arturo Polanco

        and how i can fix it?

      • assassin

        As far as I know you can’t, it’s a really irritating thing that I tried to solve earlier but no luck

    • suttonmontreal

      I have asked Saurik concerning this issue of frozen videos and it seems to be a Cydia bug. here is what he answers.

  • SheenuTheLegend

    sorry for the off topic but anyone knows if there is any jailbreak tweak to do this
    every android phone have this feature when u start dialing a number it also shows matching recently dialed numbers that are not in your contacts..
    even my mom’s phone that costs 30 dollars have this feature
    it helps to dial numbers so easily.. but in iphone this is missing.. u can only do this with ur contacts..
    any jailbreak tweak that you may know please tell…

    • coLin

      handyPhone – free (BigBoss)

      • SheenuTheLegend

        thanks for the help and this is working too but for contacts only.
        but i cant view contact list now. its there but with empty lines lol
        my best bet will be to find my old phone from the garbage

    • Rahimo

      Actually i don’t have my iPhone at this moment, but i have an iPad, i saw this feature in my friends iPhone running on iOS 6.1.3, and i don’t know if it is an original or a cydia tweak , but he types the number at the search bar and names containing those numbers are poping up, i’ll ask him for you !!

  • Matt KCCO

    I updated this morning. iPhone 5, running 7.1.1 and no issues with anything of the above mentioned.

  • Anmol Malhotra

    Someone tell me :
    iPhone 4s with iOS 8 or with iOS 7.1.2 jailbreak?
    I need a suggestion from you guys.. I’m confused

    • Jeremy

      Definitely 7.1.2 with jailbreak. I was on beta 5 but then I downgraded and I’m glad I did. A buggy beta is not worth it over a stable jailbreak and a stable software version.

      • Anmol Malhotra

        But what about public iOS 8.. ? Should I update?

      • Capirexz

        I’ll wait for that.

      • Rahimo

        That depends on your being a jailbreak fan, i mean if you can use your device without jailbreak, then go ahead !! But if you can’t live without JB, just like me, then don’t !!

  • Tim Hengeveld

    Updated my 7.1.2 5S and no issues. I did have an “oh god” moment before I hit reboot when realizing I hadn’t backed up in a week, but all went well.

  • CAS

    This update put me in a boot loop, fortunaly I could get of it, but with no tweaks running, so y unistall cydia substrate and install it again, everything is looking fine now.

  • Eikast

    I saw this update last night before going to bed, checked reddit saw nothing, then decided that it wasn’t worth it to be a guinea pig. Glad that my half awake self made the smart decision.

  • regkilla

    On iOS 7.0.4 jailbroken with no problems. LMAO!

    • Giacomo Castellucci

      Enjoying old bugs ?? LMAO

  • Mads Teland

    That’s why I did not updated to 7.1.2 because i do not support chinese jailbreak software. It can be buggy or problems.

  • White Michael Jackson

    iphone 4s on 7.1.2 no problems

    • Anmol Malhotra

      Will you update to iOS 8? becoz im also using 4s with jailbreak..

      • White Michael Jackson

        no. this is a SOLID jailbreak. I will watch the videos online of people using ios 8. check out the tweaks and secret features but i will not update until a jailbreak is available. plus I cant give up my free nfl game pass and flex hacks

  • Abdul

    Totally off topic but can ios 8 beta be jailbroken. Have no idea

    • Giacomo Castellucci

      Potentially. But not at the moment

  • Too late. Updated this morning. Had only one safe-mode boot and one Safari crash. Hadn’t thought it was this causing the issue as I’d installed other tweaks around the same time

  • Lurker22

    Crap, I updated already. But seems to work fine on my iphone 4s Thanks.

  • pauleebe

    … So the package has been pulled from Cydia, and thus those of us who installed it are screwed?

    Thankfully, not experiencing any safe mode crashes here …

  • coLin

    So now we are waiting for the Update 4 of your post to tell us if we should do a factory restore and re-jailbreak, or is safe with this update….
    Thank you

  • h4nd0fg0d

    All good on 5s, no probs at all.

  • coLin

    “However, Pangu currently believes there might be an issue that is affecting some users upgrading from previous versions, and has asked me to pull their package.” Saurik via reddit

  • Chris

    Too late for me, I installed it last night and now my 3G/4G isn’t working, is it safe to get rid of the unteather as my phone isn’t going to die any time soon?

  • Alexi

    Same here. iPhone is now in a constant boot loop. can get into safe mode. Tried uninstalling untether update through cydia but it throws up an error and doesn’t remove the package. Does anyone know how to remove this update. I have access to file still

  • Tommy Gumbs

    Yo. Can you just paraphrase sauriks post. He rambles a TAD too much for me.

  • Shanks Crixus

    can i just remove that to avoid crashing and the safemode

  • Varun Sahdev

    Unable to find the update on cydia. It was there last night. But now its gone.

  • Jtzll Fy Niaina

    Why is iDownloadBlog channel suspended on youtube?

  • CAS

    this turn my iphone to a brick, worst jailbreak ever, I regret updating to ios 7.1

  • Shingo

    oh shit, i have updated it but no safe mode so far.. so is it safe?

  • Dan

    good thing I didn’t update

  • Mini Apple Genius

    Gah, I should have read about it before updating. Can I downgrade?

  • Noneya

    I have boo…! On my lockscreen for the clock whats the issue

  • iSteve-O

    I updated all 3 of my devices, and have experienced no issues on any of the 3 (iPhone 5,2 iPhone 3,3 iPad 3,2). I may not be experiencing issues because I updated from 0.2 to 0.3. I imagine that the people who are having issues probably updated from 0.1 to 0.3, but I have nothing to back this up besides Saurik’s post. I hope I don’t begin to experience issues, or that if I do begin to have problems, Apple is still signing 7.1.2 at that time.

  • Noneya

    So if u have springtomize 3 for ios 7 it will cause that i guess idk im gonna test it in a few

  • Noneya

    It is springtomize 3 for ios 7 that causes it ,it will show ” boo….! ” on the lockscreen instead ofthe clock hope they fix it. Ps even if u disable springtomize 3 for ios 7 it will still show it

    • elr0y7

      I’m not sure, but I’ve heard elsewhere that the “Boo..!” shows up when you pirate certain tweaks…

      • disqusted

        Yep. You’s right, mayne.

    • disqusted

      It’s because it’s a pirated version. Pay for it and you won’t have that issue…

    • Noneya

      Ive never had the problem with the first version of pangu nor the second or any other jb like evasion for ios 7

  • Meerkat Mick

    I had about five minutes of the dreaded boot loop, then the phone seemed to sort it’s self out, no further issues

  • Your Name

    I upgraded the pangu update in cydia and the first thing I noticed was that my 5s now won’t charge when I plug the lightning cable…in order to charge I have to power off and THEN plug in the lightning cable to POWER ON the device and that’s THE ONLY WAY TO CHARGE now….what gives?

  • All my native apps are crashing, I can access apps only through notifications. When I unlock my iphone I get a blank home screen and my phone immediately reboots 🙁

  • john457

    I got my iPad Air 16gb Wifi updated from 7.0.4 to 7.1.2 today and I can confirm the jailbreak works. Follow the instructions in the video and it should work. I only had a little glitch in that at first I could not connect through wifi to my thethered iPhone network, but after trying it couple of times it did work. I don’t know if that was the new iOS or the jailbreak. hope that helps
    Many thanks to Pangu!

  • Thanks. Good to keep us updated

  • Koomar

    safari and calculator crashes are not caused by pangu jailbreak …cause when I succesfully jailbroke the device it worked fine…but after installing some tweaks from cydia it stopped working…so …maybe appsync or activator…maybe something else is causing those apps to crash