Pangu iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak tool comes to the Mac in English

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If you’ve been looking to jailbreak iOS 7.1.1 and you have a Mac, then check out the new version of Pangu released today.

The Chinese team of hackers behind the tool dropped their jailbreak for iOS 7.1.x out of the blue last week, but until today it could only be used on Windows. Not only is there now an OS X version, but the interface has been rewritten in English.

Like the Evasi0n jailbreak for iOS 7, using Pangu is pretty straightforward once you download the tool. One weird thing you need for the jailbreak to work is to adjust your device’s internal date in Settings to June 2nd and turn off the “Set Automatically” option. The tool will walk you through the process as you jailbreak.

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Non-Chinese users won’t have the shady Cydia repo for pirated apps installed anymore in this newest Pangu release. The Evasi0n jailbreak, which doesn’t work past iOS 7.0.6, came under fire when it was first released for also pre-packing a source for pirated software aimed at the Chinese market.

Although Pangu does work as advertised and contains no malware, the way it was developed raises some eyebrows. There have been claims that valuable iOS exploits were unnecessarily burned and/or stolen, which could mean that a future iOS 8 jailbreak will take much longer than expected.

If you’re on the fence about jailbreaking, look at it this way: iOS 8 will likely be out by September, so you’ve only got a couple months left on iOS 7 at the most. If there are some tweaks you can’t live without for that long, then do it. Otherwise, just wait for iOS 8.

Pangu will jailbreak iOS 7.1-7.1.1 on just about any iOS device, including the iPhone 5s, 5c and iPad Air.

  • Josh Evans

    Am I correct in assuming you only have to change the time for the jailbreak, and can later change it back?

    • http://www.alexheath.me Alex Heath

      Correct! Just restore and you’re golden.

      • Josh Evans

        Didn’t restore can confirm jailbreak is working no problem.

  • Flex

    Im not getting a cydia icon after Jailbreak ?

    • Jay

      For me, i did a fresh restore and re-jailbreaked. Worked for me.

  • Andrew Turner

    how do i download this? i got it for windows and it worked but i want it for my mac

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