To everyone’s surprise, and as we reported first, the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 7.1.X was released earlier today courtesy of a mysterious team of Chinese jailbreak developers. But the jailbreak’s GUI is in Chinese and can be quite confusing for many, so here’s a look at exactly how to use Pangu to jailbreak your iOS device.
Some important points before you proceed:
- This tutorial is for Windows users. Mac users can check this step-by-step guide.
- Please note Pangu is an untethered jailbreak for iOS 7.1 and iOS 7.1.1.
- Pangu supports following iOS 7.1 – iOS 7.1.1 devices:
- iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4
- iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2
- iPad mini, Retina iPad mini
- iPod touch 5G
- Please disable the passcode as the jailbreak may fail, if the passcode is enabled (Settings -> General -> Passcode Lock On -> Turn Passcode Off).
- Take a backup of your device using iTunes before proceeding.
- Please ensure you’ve updated iTunes to the latest version.
- Please note that jailbreaking your iOS device may void your warranty and hence proceed with caution and at your own risk.
Step 1: Download the latest version of Pangu jailbreak from our download page.
Step 2: Make sure your device will work with Pangu. According to the Chinese website, the following devices are compatible with this version of the jailbreak:
Step 3: Connect your device to your computer, and use iCloud or iTunes to back up any and all personal information that you need to keep safe. The jailbreak has been reported to be working in most cases, but on the off chance something goes wrong, it’s a good idea to have an escape plan.
Step 4: Please launch the application as an Administrator. Right Click on the Pangu exe and select the “Run as Administrator” option.
Step 5: You should be presented with a screen like the one seen below. Click on the black Jailbreak button.
Step 6: Follow the on-screen instructions. The app will ask you at one point to set your device to June 2nd. To do this, go to Settings -> General -> Date & Time.
Step 7: After you change the date, it should restart the process and install the Pangu app on your iOS device.
Step 8: Tap on the Pangu app on the Home screen of your device to continue with the jailbreak process.
Step 9: Wait for your device to reboot several times. After a few minutes you should see that you have Cydia on your home screen and you’ll be ready to start installing tweaks on iOS 7.1.x. You can also revert back to set the time automatically via the Settings app.
You can also check out our video tutorial on to jailbreak iOS 7.1 or iOS 7.1.1 using Pangu:
After the jailbreaking process is complete, do not forget to checkout our article on tips to keep your jailbroken device secure. Check our post for the list of compatible jailbreak apps and tweaks for iOS 7.1.1 if you’ve successfully jailbroken your device.
It is recommended to remove the PPSync app that gets installed when you don’t uncheck the small tick box, find out how to remove it from your device.
If you’re facing bootloop issues when you restart your iOS device jailbroken with Pangu, then try this fix.
Pangu team released Pangu v1.1.0 for Mac and also added released an update for the Windows version to add support for English. They have also removed the check box to install the PPSync Chines pirated App store. So we’ve updated the tutorial according. The update also includes a fix for the bootloop issue, so if you were having a problem, you can try jailbreaking your device using Pangu v1.1.0.
If something went wrong and your device doesn’t seem to be booting up, be sure to check out our DFU mode tutorial for restoring your device. Otherwise, enjoy your iOS 7.1.X jailbreak and let us know how the process went in the comments below!