An iOS 7.1 jailbreak is can be used on the recent iOS 7.1.2 update, according to reports.
The jailbreak–released by Pangu–was tested on the update, and it can be used via both Mac or Windows.
However, Pangu was slammed by another hacker, jailbreaker Stefan Esser, who said the Chinese team stole some of his ideas and exploits. He described them as “thieves” and said the jailbreak contains “malware from China.”
Pangu’s tool provides an untethered jailbreak and was apparently overlooked by Apple during its most recent update.
“Yesterday’s iOS 7 update featured relatively minor tweaks and big fixes, but one of the more surprising things about it is what it didn’t address; It appears that the Pangu jailbreak tool — which can provide an untethered jailbreak using either a Windows or Mac computer — was not on Apple’s “To Destroy” list for the most recent update, as the software works on iOS 7.1.2 just as it did on 7.1.1,” says a report from Tuaw.com.
Jailbreaking allows Apple users to modify the iOS to install apps that aren’t permitted via the Apple Store. Apple isn’t fond of the practice and has tried to clamp down on it.
The Pangu jailbreak was released just a few weeks ago after a number of hackers attempted to crack the latest iOS 7 update.
It was originally written in Chinese but now it’s in English. The first release also prompted users to download the app store called 25PP, but that’s disabled for English users.
“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,” says Cult of Mac.
The Evasi0n jailbreak does not work on iOS 7.0.6 or later.