A group of Chinese hackers calling themselves “Pangu” have just released what they’re claiming is an iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak, and this time it looks like we might have a bit of evidence that it could be legitimate. (Update: reports are streaming in that the jailbreak does indeed successfully install Cydia on iOS 7.1.X devices.)
Jailbreak iPod touch 5G, iPod touch 4G
Last week, iH8sn0w had released a new version of p0sixspwn, which makes it a lot easier to perform an untethered jailbreak on iOS 6.1.6. Prior to that, users had to use Redsn0w to perform a tethered jailbreak, and then install the p0sixspwn package to convert the tethered jailbreak into an untethered jailbreak.
Few days back, security researcher Stefan Esser aka i0n1c, notorious for trolling the jailbreak community, revealed he had successfully jailbroken iOS 7.1.1.
He followed it up with a post to explain how his iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak works. He has just published a video to show his untethered jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1 called Cyberelevat0r.
Security researcher Stefan Esser a.k.a i0n1c has reported a serious security issue for jailbreakers. A malware called “Unflod Baby Panda” has been discovered on jaibroken iOS devices that is sending Apple ID and password to servers based in China.
winocm is one of the developers of p0sixspwn, the tool that lets you jailbreak devices running iOS 6.1.3 to iOS 6.1.6. You’d expect him to be a big jailbreaking enthusiast, but in a recent blog post, he says that he finds jailbreaking annoying, and prefers stock iOS.
If you’re an iPhone 3GS or iPod touch 4G user and have upgraded to iOS 6.1.6, which was released recently to fix a critical SSL bug then the good news is that it is still possible to perform an untethered jailbreak on your iOS device using a combination of Redsn0w and p0sixspwn.
Update (June 17): Please note a new version of p0sixspwn has been released which adds support for iOS 6.1.1, so you can use p0sixspwn directly to perform the untethered jailbreak on your device running iOS 6.1.6, instead of using this workaround. You can check out our step-by-step guide on how to jailbreak iOS 6.1.6 using p0sixspwn. If you’ve any problem with that method then you can use this workaround.
Apple released iOS 7.0.6 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch yesterday, which fixed a major security issue.
If you’ve upgraded to iOS 7.0.6 then check out this step-by-step guide where we show you how to jailbreak your iOS device running iOS 7.0.6 using evasi0n7 1.0.6, which was just released by evad3rs.