iOS 7.1.1 untethered jailbreak has been released in the form of PanGu, a tool released by a Chinese team to perform jailbreak on iOS 7.1 and higher.
After we realised that Stefan Esser is not expected to waste his Cyberelevat0r jailbreak on iOS 7.1.1 and would possibly keep it for iOS 8 jailbreak, the news of PanGu iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak was totally unexpected.
Pangu didn’t came from any known jailbreak ha3ker, so people have been talking about the safety to use it on their iOS devices.
Pangu is currently only available for Windows operating system. A Mac version of the software is in development.
“Aside from the piracy store and enterprise certificate… The http://pangu.io jailbreak does not have “spyware” or malicious trails,” iH8sn0w, the developer of Sn0wbreeze jailbreak, has confirmed that Pangu is working fine and has no hidden spyware. So people who have been concerned about the security are good to go.
It is also reported that the Chinese team has used two exploits that were exposed during the Bla3kHat conference back in August last year. These vulnerabilities could have been saved for iOS 8 jailbreak but the cat is out of the bag now.
“Congrats to @anguTeam for their out-of-the-blue 7.1.1 jailbreak” said famous jailbreak ha3ker MusclerNerd.
PanguTeam, consisting of Daniel_K4, dm557, windknown, and OGC557, has apparently used the exploits demonstrated during a training done by Stefan Esser.
Esser who goes by the name I0n1c doesn’t seems comfortable with the idea: “if pangu team releases a public jailbreak with vulnerabilities disclosed to them during my training I consider this in no way okay,” Esser posted on Twitter.
Apparently, there is a pirated jailbreak store that gets installed during the jailbreak process. Pangu install PPSync, a poorly written AppSync alternative which is causing many crashes. You can remove it by installing a repo “http://cydia.angelxwind.net” and then search for “Complete PPSync Remover.” Installing this package will remove PPSync completely from your device.