The jailbreak scene has been quiet for a while now, while everyone concentrates on iOS 8 and the upcoming iPhone 6. Today, Pangu have released an update to their jailbreak utility for iOS 7.1 – iOS 7.1.2. The update fixes a number of bugs, makes a few improvements and fixes an annoying boot loop problem that plagued a number of users.
Image : Pangu Jailbreak Download
Pangu was originally released in June to jailbreak iOS 7.1 and, while it worked perfectly OK for the majority of users, there were a few who reported either being stuck on the welcome screen or being caught up in a constant boot loop. While there are always ways around these problems, it is nice to have a proper fix for it.
The new Pangu jailbreak also comes preloaded with AFC2, a package that will be downloaded as part of the jailbreak. AFC2 is a package from Saurik that allows users access to the file system on their iPhone, iPad or iPod.
When the original Pangu jailbreak was released, completely out of the blue, it quickly came to light that the team had made use of exploits revealed to them during a security workshop by i0n1c. However, shortly after, the released an update that used different exploits, prompting an outcry that they were gradually using up the exploits that could have been used on an iOS 8 jailbreak.
Image : Pangu Jailbreak version 1.2.1 Interface
Since then, it has been proven that, at the moment, iOS 8 in its beta form can be jailbroken using the Pangu jailbreak as a base. Whether that will change or not when the final version of iOS 8 is released to the public remains to be seen.
In the meantime, if you are suffering with any problems on your current Pangu jailbreak, you can download the update from the links below and follow our guide to jailbreaking with Pangu [ext link].
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