Pangu team has just released a new version of the Pangu jailbreak, which includes bug fixes and improvements.
Pangu 1.2 fixes the boot loop issue that has been affecting some iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 users.
Some users had reported that they were getting stuck on “Pangu Welcome screen” when they tried to reboot the iOS device jailbroken using Pangu. They were some weird workarounds to fix the issue, but it is good to see the Pangu team finally fixing this annoying issue.
Pangu 1.2 also installs afc2 during the jailbreak process, which will give jailbreakers full filesystem access. Earlier, users had to install Saurik’s AFC2 package from Cydia to get full filesystem access.
Here’s the complete change log of Pangu 1.2.0:
1. Fix boot loop bug for some iPhone4/4s.
2. Fix sandbox log issue.
3. afc2 is included now.
4. Add patch for task_for_pid.
5. Add notification if jailbreak fail.
The Pangu team had surprised everyone by releasing a jailbreak for iOS 7.1.2 – iOS 7.1 for Windows in June. They had initially used the exploit discovered by security researcher and hacker i0nic, but later released Pangu 1.1, which used different exploits. The Pangu team was recently nominated for the 2014 Pwnie Awards for the “Best Privilege Escalation Bug” for the Pangu jailbreak, along with the evad3rs’ team for the evasi0n jailbreak.
You can download Pangu 1.2 from our download page.
If you were facing the boot loop issue, then you can try again with Pangu 1.2. If you need help jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with the Pangu jailbreak then you can follow our guide.
As always, let me know how it goes in the comments.
If you’ve successfully jailbroken your device using Pangu previously, and do not face the reboot loop issue, then you don’t need to use Pangu 1.2. You can install Saurik’s AFC2 package if you need full filesystem access.
Pangu Team has said they will be releasing a Cydia package shortly with the bug fixes for people who have already jailbroken using Pangu.
FYI. Pangu 1.2 with more fixes now available download at: http://t.co/mGcrzM2aUu An Cydia update will also coming out shortly!
— PanguTeam (@PanguTeam) August 9, 2014