PanGu is a free untethered jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1. and was released hours ago. We promised, and now we’re going to deliver – here are the instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s and 5c.
Installing the PanGu jailbreak is a pretty straightforward process for those users who are experienced in using jailbreak tools – basically removing the software limitations of iOS. Unfortunately the official PanGu is not written in English so for those jailbreaking their iPhone for the very first time the PanGu iOS 7.1.1 jailbreaking tool will be quite daunting.
Please note that, at the moment, the PanGu jailbreak took is only available for Windows users. However, we’ll update this post when the OS X tool drops, which should be very soon.
How To Jailbreak any iPhone Untethered Using PanGu
Ensure that your iPhone is running either iOS 7.1.1 or iOS 7.1 before you start. You should also have the very latest version of iTunes on your computer. Before jailbreaking always back-up your data locally via iTunes or to iCloud.
1) To start with, download the jailbreak tool at Pangu.io. Once you’ve completed downloading the PanGu tool you should make a couple of setting adjustments on your terminal just to ensure that the process won’t be interrupted. On your iPhone launch the Settings icon and tap on ‘General‘, then ‘Date and Time‘, and turn off ‘Set Automatically’. Now change the date to 2nd June 2014. It’s very important that you follow this step and set the date as instructed because failing to do this reset will stop the jailbreak from progressing.
2) Now that the above steps have been completed, launch the PanGu tool and wait for it to detect your iPhone version. The application should be launched as an Administrator. Now right click on the Pangu.exe, then select the option ‘Run as Administrator‘. Don’t forget that you must be running iOS 7.1 or 7.1.1 for this jailbreaking tool to work on your iPhone.
3) You should see a screen like the one below. On the right is a black button and this is the jailbreak button; make sure you uncheck the small tick box on the left. This ensures that no third-party or additional software can be installed during the process of jailbreaking, other than from Cydia. And finally, click on the questionable ‘????‘ button you’ll see on the right side of the tool’s window.
4) When you’re roughly halfway through this process you’ll see that a new PanGu app has now been installed on the device. Now open the PanGu app and allow the tool to continue working. This process will take from 5-10 minutes but leave the device alone until it has completed. Towards the end the iPhone will reboot a couple of times.
When the jailbreak process is completed and the iPhone has stopped re-booting, you’ll then be able to launch Cydia in order to prepare the file system and start installing tweaks. Please proceed carefully, as we’re not sure of the long-term reliability of this particular jailbreak.