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PanGu JailBreak Tool (iOS 7.1 to 8.1)

Hi Guys,

In an earlier post, we discussed about jailbreaking iOS 6 with the Evasi0n JailBreak Tool. Today, we are gonna discuss about the PanGu JailBreak Tool, which is used to jailbreak devices running with Apple’s iOS. Generally it is used to jailbreak iOS 7.1.0 to iOS 8.1. You can check your iOS version in Settings > General > About > Version. We will discuss every aspect of PanGu JailBreak in brief. So, let us start.

What is the PanGu JailBreak Tool?

A tool named PanGu have been released by the PanGu Team which allows for an untethered jailbreak on devices, running iOS 7.1.x to iOS 8.1.

In chinese mythology, Pangu means the first living being born from the cosmic egg (aka the Big Bang) and created the Earth and Sky and every other living thing in the world (aka the Creator).

Who are the PanGu Team?

“Pangu team members are all security researchers from China.
We believe that people should be able to control the devices they bought just like how hackers pursue freedom.
What we want to do is contributing to all jailbreak users around the world.”

– Team members of @PanguTeam.

How to get it?

iOS 7

iOS 7

To use the PanGu JailBreak Tool to root your iOS device, first you need to install PanGu, which is easily available to download via the following link of PanGu Team. Download it in your Windows PC. Here’s the Google Drive link –
PanGu JailBreak Tool for iOS 7.1.x– Pangu 1.2.1.
PanGu JailBreak Tool for iOS 8.0 to iOS 8.1 – Pangu8 1.2.1.

How to use it?

Preparation –

i) Download the above file in your PC.
ii) Install iTunes, if not installed already via link 32 bit OR 64 bit.
iii) Backup your device using iTunes (or iCloud) before using PanGu. If something breaks, you’ll always be able to recover your data. (Personally I prefer to reset my iPhone and not making a full backup, that’s too slow. iCloud is still a better option regarding speed).
iv) Those who use backup passwords in iTunes must disable them for now.  After doing so, iTunes makes a brand new backup. Please wait for that backup to complete before proceeding! Feel free to re-enable your backup password after jailbreaking.
v) Disable the lock pass-code of your iOS device before using PanGu via Settings > General > Pass-code Lock.
vi) Disable Find my iPhone and enable AirPlane Mode via Settings.

JailBreaking iOS 7.1.x –

vii) Launch iTunes, plug-in your device, once iTunes identifies your device, Launch PanGu and kill iTunes via Windows Task Manager.
viii) Click on the black “Jailbreak” button.
ix) Follow on-screen instructions.
x) At one point, it may ask you to change the date of your iOS device to 2nd June 2014. To do this, go to Settings > General > Date & Time. After you do this, just wait and watch.
xi) Avoid using your device or iTunes related tasks until the process is complete. You can just enjoy a brief break from the computer to stretch your legs.
xii) {Optional step} If the process gets stuck somewhere, it’s safe to restart the program, reboot the device (by holding the Power and Home button simultaneously until the Apple Logo appears), and restart the process.
xiii) Once the process is done, you will need to unlock your iOS Device, you will find a “PanGu” app on the home screen. Open it, it will ask for either Continue or Cancel. Choose Continue.
xiv) After some reboots, you will notice the “Cydia” app on the home screen which is your AppStore for JailBroken devices.
xv) Change your date and time to normal. You can also set a pass code and enable Find my iPhone.
xvi) Now enjoy your jailbroken device.

Jailbreaking iOS 8.0 to iOS 8.1 –

vii) Launch iTunes, plug-in your device, once iTunes identifies your device, Launch PanGu and kill iTunes via Windows Task Manager.
viii) Click on the blue “Start Jailbreak” button.
ix) Follow on-screen instructions.
x) Avoid using your device or iTunes related tasks until the process is complete. You can just enjoy a brief break from the computer to stretch your legs.
xi) {Optional step} If the process gets stuck somewhere, it’s safe to restart the program, reboot the device (by holding the Power and Home button simultaneously until the Apple Logo appears), and restart the process.
xii) Once the process is done, you will need to unlock your iOS Device, you will notice the “Cydia” app on the home screen which is your AppStore for JailBroken devices.
xiii) You can also set a pass code and enable Find my iPhone.
xiv) Now enjoy your jailbroken device.

Precautions –

xv) If you try to update your device’s iOS version through the phone itself (i.e. OTA Updates), it will un – jailbreak your device. Because in higher versions of iOS, often the security holes are patched. These security holes are used to exploit and root the phone which are present in earlier version of iOS.
xvi) But you can again jailbreak the newer version of iOS too. ;)

Screenshots of PanGu8

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List of Compatible Devices

Following is the list of compatible Apple products with above specified iOS version which can be rooted with this method.

  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 4
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Mini 3
  • iPad Mini 2
  • iPad Mini
  • iPad 4
  • iPad 3
  • iPad 2
  • iPod Touch 5 Gen
Give your reviews & feedback in comments.

That’s all folks.

Note – JailBreak your device on your own risk. TechGlobule is by no means encouraging any Apple user to jailbreak his/her Apple device.
Image source – expertreviews.co.uk (Featured image), iphonehacks.com (Images in post).
Author – Swapnil Jha
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