How to jailbreak iOS 7.1.x with Pangu 1.1 on Windows [video]

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 29, 2014

The highly anticipated Pangu 1.1 update was just today released for both Windows and Mac users. Obviously, the big news here was Mac compatibility, as Mac users were left without a usable version after the initial Windows-only version of Pangu 1.1 was released.

But Windows users should be happy too, as version 1.1 of Pangu brings with it English text that makes it easier to follow along in the jailbreak process. The update also gets rid of the nefarious checkbox that allowed pirated software to be easily installed on your device.

Pangu 1.1 is a streamlined version of the original tool. If you’ve been on the fence about using it, then perhaps this latest update will ease your concerns. Check inside to view our step-by-step jailbreak tutorial for Pangu 1.1 on Windows. Read More

 

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

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 29, 2014

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. Read More

 

Pangu jailbreak now available for Mac with English support and bug fixes

By Sébastien Page on Jun 29, 2014

Users who weren’t able to jailbreak their iOS 7.1.x devices because of the lack of Mac support for the Pangu jailbreak tool can rejoice. Earlier today, the Pangu Team released Pangu 1.1.0 with a few improvements and bug fixes. Most notably, Pangu 1.1.0 brings support for Mac and is now available in English.

Among the imrprovements, it appears that one major bug that threw some devices into a boot loop has been fixed. From what we hear, it is now much more stable than the previous version… Read More

 

What is your jailbreak story?

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 26, 2014

Earlier this week, we were treated to the pleasant surprise of an iOS 7.1.1 untethered jailbreak by the Chinese team Pangu. I had the privilege of discussing the jailbreak with our video guru Jeff Benjamin on the most recent Let’s Talk Jailbreak episode, which was a lot of fun. In the podcast, Jeff asked me to introduce myself to the community and to describe my jailbreak roots.

The story begins in December 2007, when I was on a family vacation near the sandy beaches of Cape Coral, Florida. My older brother, now a software engineer at Google, was incredibly interested in this new product called the iPod touch. In particular, he wanted to jailbreak it. As a thirteen-year-old eighth grader at the time, I had never heard of the device. I especially did not know what jailbreaking was…  Read More

 

iOS 7.1.1 compatible jailbreak tweaks

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 25, 2014

It has been a few days since the Chinese team Pangu surprised us with an iOS 7.1.1 untethered jailbreak, and the dust is finally starting to settle. After learning that the jailbreak is safe to use, we’ve gone ahead and shared video guides on how to jailbreak iOS 7.1.1 on Windows and how to jailbreak iOS 7.1.1 on OS X. We also answered some of the other pressing questions surrounding the jailbreak, including the two exploits used for this method.

We’ve been receiving a lot of questions on our social platforms and comments about which jailbreak tweaks are compatible with iOS 7.1.1, so we’ve gone ahead and compiled a list based off this shared document by JailbreakQA moderator iAdam1n. While our jailbreak guru Jeff Benjamin has tested some of these tweaks, we cannot guarantee that all of the packages listed will work with your specific iOS device, version or other tweaks installed…  Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 62: The Pangu jailbreak

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 24, 2014

Episode 62: Jeff and Joe discuss the surprise release of the Pangu jailbreak tool for iOS 7.1.x. Is it safe? Should you jailbreak? Should you wait?

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The Pangu jailbreak team is hard at work on updated versions of its jailbreak tool

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 24, 2014

As of now, there is only one OS supported for the Pangu jailbreak—Windows—and even that version has its fair share of issues. The Pangu team has acknowledged the problems, and posted an updated status message on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo.

The post indicates that the team is hard at work on new Windows and Mac versions of its tool, including English translated text (nice), and a smaller file size. The team even hints that we could see a Linux version of the tool as well. Have a look inside for the full message. Read More

 

iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak uses expired enterprise certificate loophole

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 24, 2014

You may remember MuscleNerd as being the head of the iPhone Dev Team, which has been on the sidelines in recent years in favor of the Chronic Dev Team and, later, the evad3rs. Nevertheless, the well-known iPhone hacker congratulated the Pangu Team for its impromptu iOS 7.1.1 untethered jailbreak release, in addition to providing some interesting commentary on how the exploit works.

According to his tweets, MuscleNerd says that the most unique part of the Pangu jailbreak is that it uses an expired enterprise certificate as an injection vector. He adds that enterprise certificates are something that have been out of bounds for the iPhone Dev Team, due to legal reasons, but he is glad that this method was used rather than the Pangu team burning through something more native and powerful…  Read More

 

Notific8: make iOS 7′s Notification Center look like iOS 8

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 24, 2014

Notific8 is a brand new jailbreak tweak that aims to make iOS 7′s Notification Center look more like iOS 8. The changes, which take effect immediately upon installing the tweak, consist of small aesthetic adjustments.

From a functionality standpoint, Notific8 is lacking, as it doesn’t actually do much outside of visual adjustments. Still, it’s a decent way to alter Notification Center to make it align with Apple’s future design cues. Have a look at our video inside. Read More

 

How to jailbreak iOS 7.1.x with Pangu on Mac OS X using a virtual machine for free

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 24, 2014

So it’s kind of a bummer that there isn’t a Mac version of Pangu just yet. This is especially true for those of us who only have Macs and don’t own any Windows machines (raises hand).

But just because Pangu is only available for Windows doesn’t mean that you’re dead in the water. There is an easy, if not a teeny bit time consuming, way to jailbreak iOS 7.1.x on a Mac right now. It can be accomplished by means of using a virtual Windows instance.

Check inside to see how you Mac users can jailbreak your iOS 7.1.x devices with Pangu using a Windows virtual machine instance. It’s probably a lot easier than you imagined, and most importantly, it’s absolutely free! Read More

 

Is the iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak safe, and should you update?

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 24, 2014

There are several questions that have been circulating since the iOS 7.1.1 untethered jailbreak was released, so I have created this FAQ of sorts to answer some of the more pressing concerns. Read ahead as I talk about the safety of the iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak, which exploits were used, the compatibility of tweaks, how this affects an iOS 8 jailbreak and more. Everything you need to know about the iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak is just ahead…  Read More

 

Poll: have you jailbroken iOS 7.1.x?

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 24, 2014

The iOS 7.1.x jailbreak is here, and it works. That said, it’s been met with its own fair share of controversy. We believe that more people are coming around to the idea that the jailbreak is generally safe to use as we discussed on Let’s Talk Jailbreak, but there are still quite a few of you holding out. So, tell us; what have you decided to do? Have you used Pangu to jailbreak your iOS device yet? Sound off in the poll inside. Read More

 

How to remove PPSync from iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 23, 2014

While we recommend exercising caution with the iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak until the dust settles, there will inevitably be some users that go ahead and upgrade anyways. If you have done so, and you are experiencing bugs or other unforeseen problems on your device, it may relate to issues with PPSync, a package that may be bundled if you use this new jailbreak tool by the Chinese team PanGu…  Read More

 

How to jailbreak iOS 7.1 and iOS 7.1.1 untethered with Pangu on Windows [video]

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 23, 2014

The Pangu.io jailbreak seemingly came out of nowhere, but we can confirm that it 100% works. We tested the jailbreak on our device running iOS 7.1.1 and it worked just as advertised, burning two exploits in the process.

Pangu will eventually come in two flavors—a Windows version and a Mac version—however, the Mac version is still in development. Inside, we’ll show you how to jailbreak iOS 7.1.x on your device using Pangu for Windows.  Read More

 

iOS 7.1.1 untethered jailbreak burns two exploits

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 23, 2014

iOS developer iH8sn0w confirms that the just released iOS 7.1.1 untethered jailbreak burns through two exploits that could have potentially been used towards an iOS 8 jailbreak. I want to emphasize the word “potentially” in that sentence, because it is fully possible that Apple would have patched the vulnerabilities before the release of iOS 8 in the first place. But now, they most certainly will.

iH8sn0w says that the only exploits burned relate to code signing and the kernel, alongside the “syslogd chown” vulnerability that was already disclosed at the Black Hat hacking conference in August. Interestingly, the jailbreak also contains code that will make it compatible with iOS 7.1.2 once the software update is publicly released, which could be as early as this Friday…  Read More

 

iOS 7.1.1 untethered jailbreak released

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 23, 2014

We’ve got exciting news for the jailbreaking community: a somewhat sketchy iOS 7.1.1 untethered jailbreak has been released by the Chinese team PanGu. Our jailbreak guru Jeff Benjamin confirms that the tool works as expected, while iOS developer iH8sn0w and others have managed to install Cydia on devices running iOS 7.1 – 7.1.x…  Read More

 

DockWare: access the iOS dock from anywhere

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 20, 2014

DockWare is a brand new jailbreak tweak that brings an interesting idea to the table: it lets you access your iOS dock from anywhere, even while within apps. DockWare uses Activator gestures to accomplish this feat, allowing you to both display and hide the iOS dock while on the Home screen or while within apps.

We’ve taken DockWare for a spin on video in order to show you how it works in action. It’s an interesting tweak, but at $1.99 on Cydia’s BigBoss repo, it probably won’t be for everyone. Have a look at our video walkthrough inside to see what we mean. Read More

 

How to add shortcuts to the volume HUD with Volume+

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 19, 2014

Volume+ is a new jailbreak tweak that infuses the volume heads up display that appears when adjusting your device’s volume with new features and shortcuts. It’s used to better equip you with handy controls while listening to music from the stock Music app or other music playing applications.

If you’ve been keeping a keen eye on Cydia over the last few years, you’ll know that it’s not the first volume HUD altering jailbreak tweak, and it probably won’t be the last. Unfortunately, it falls into the lower tier of similar tweaks, because its buggy and suffers from some poor design choices. Have a look at our video walkthrough to see what I mean. Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 61: You’ve been Orangered

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 18, 2014

Episode 61: We talk about Geohot’s latest work on the Galaxy S5, Cydia’s big iOS 7 update, new jailbreak tweaks like Genie, MoreInfo, and Orangered for iOS 7, and tons of other quips, observations, and…singing…

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MoreInfo provides media search for Activator

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 16, 2014

iOS 8 might be stealing a little bit of the thunder from the jailbreaking scene as of late, but the community is still going strong. MoreInfo is a new extension designed for use with Activator, the useful jailbreak tweak for assigning gestures to trigger common iOS actions. It allows for a quick in-browser search of the currently playing song or movie, with support for multiple search engines and several customization options. A full rundown of the extension follows…  Read More