The Pangu Team is a name you might remember if you’ve been jailbreaking iPhones and iPads since ye olde days of iOS 9. Despite not releasing a public jailbreak since then, the Pangu Team continues to be hands-on with respect to iOS-related security research.
A wonderful example of that happened just this weekend in Chengdu, China at the TianfuCup (TFC) 2021, where the Pangu Team appears to be taking home the first-place prize in the contest by successfully pwning Apple’s brand-new iPhone 13 Pro running iOS 15 via a remote jailbreak. The earnings? A juicy $330,000 cash prize.
It was a pleasant surprise waking up this morning to learn that the Pangu Team had successfully pwned iOS 14 using their own proprietary exploits and demoed it at the Mosec 2020 conference. Although this jailbreak in particular isn’t likely to be released, it shows that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel despite Apple’s ongoing efforts to snuff out jailbreaking once and for all.
But an iOS 14 jailbreak wasn’t the only thing that the Pangu Team shared during their presentation. Team member @windknown also discussed details encompassing security research with Apple’s proprietary SEP (Secure Enclave Processor) chips, which are used for storing valuable data including Face ID & Touch ID information and passcode data, among other things of utmost confidentiality.
Apple’s upcoming iOS & iPadOS 14 software updates aren’t slated to be released until sometime this Fall, but that hasn’t stopped prominent jailbreak community hackers from getting their hands dirty with the developer pre-releases and working their usual magic.
The first example of an iOS 14 jailbreak was shared by the checkra1n team mere days after Apple teased the update at WWDC 2020, but this was expected as checkra1n utilizes a hardware-based bootrom exploit that can’t be patched with a software update. Early this morning, however, the Pangu Team took the stage at Mosec 2020 to demonstrate a working jailbreak of their own on the iOS 14 platform.
If you remember the good old days when you could visit a web page in mobile Safari and swipe your finger over a virtual slider to achieve a jailbreak (yes, I’m pointing at you JailbreakMe), then we’ve got some good news for you.
iOS hacker and developer Sem Voigtländer (@UKERN Software) appears to be working on a JailbreakMe-styled tool that you can visit in mobile Safari that theoretically supports iOS firmware versions from 4.0 to 12.0.1 (*with some exceptions*).
If you’ve had the luxury of enjoying a jailbreak in the last couple of years, then it likely came in flavors of Yalu or Electra. But rewind back to the days of iOS 9.3.3, and the name Pangu might sound familiar.
Although it’s been quite a while since we’ve heard of anything new from the Pangu jailbreak team, it certainly seems as if they’re still tinkering with iOS to this day.
Images have surfaced on Chinese blogging site Weibo which appear to show a working jailbreak for Apple's current firmware, iOS 10.3.1. Whilst details are extremely thin on the ground at present, they appear to be genuine and are an encouraging sight for jailbreakers everywhere.
Remember: Demonstrating a jailbreak is not the same as committing to release a jailbreak. Many tools use exploits the teams wish to keep for research purposes. Jailbreaks are sometimes demonstrated with no intention of release.
As another week comes to an end, we have yet another roundup to go over all of the newest jailbreak tweaks that were released in Cydia this week.
In this piece, we'll talk first about all of the releases that impressed us the most from the bunch, and then we'll quickly go over all of the rest.
As the Yalu jailbreak for iOS 10 continues to fuel the release of more new incredible new jailbreak tweaks, we also continue to show you the most notable throughout the work week.
Of course, since it's that time of the week again, we go out with a bang with an all-inclusive roundup. In this piece, we'll show you our favorite releases of the week, along with all the rest afterwards.
It's been a nice breath of fresh air for the last few weeks as the Yalu jailbreak for iOS 10 has helped keep the jailbreak community afloat. While the relentless releases of jailbreak tweaks have been a lot to keep up with, no one here at iDB has anything bad to say about that!
In this roundup, we'll go over all the jailbreak tweaks that are new in Cydia as of this week, starting with our favorites and then moving on to everything else afterwards.
The jailbreak community has been launching some really awesome tweaks for iOS since the Yalu iOS 10 jailbreak dropped. These last few weeks have been pretty interesting, and this past week has been just as exciting.
In this roundup, we'll talk about all the jailbreak tweaks that were released this week, starting with our favorites and then getting to the rest afterwards.
It's been pretty busy in the jailbreak community these last couple of weeks, mostly due to the release of the Yalu iOS 10 jailbreak just a few weeks ago, but no one around here is complaining about that!
In this roundup, we'll be summarizing all of the jailbreak tweaks that we showed you this week, just in case you think you might have missed anything important. We'll start with our favorites and then move on to the rest afterwards.
The iOS 10 jailbreak is nothing short of a hot commodity since it became stable enough to use, and jailbreak developers are taking advantage of it, left and right, to release smashing new jailbreak tweaks that let you change the way your jailbroken iPhone or iPad works.
In this roundup, we'll show you all of the jailbreak tweaks that were released this week, starting with our favorites and then wrapping up with the rest of them afterwards.