Pangu releases jailbreak for iOS 7.1/7.1.1!

pangu jailbreak icon Exciting to see a new player on the jailbreak scene.  This new player brings drama we haven’t seen since Zibri left the scene.  Wrought with the threat of malware and with the inclusion of a pirated App Store this jailbreak has certainly raised many questions as to the safety and legality of the software.  It’s installation is easy enough.  Nearly as simple as the evad3rs jailbreaks.  The main cravat is the inclusion of an expired corporate code signing certificate.  This requires that you set the date on your device to June 2nd and also to verify that you want to run an application from developer “iPhone Distribution:  Hefei Bo Fang communication technology co. LTD.”

It seems that much of the drama stems from the source of the bugs used to complete the process.  @i0n1c has been quite vocal about the whole thing.

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Pangu makes no attempt to conceal what they did.  Thanking @i0n1c right on their app, even linking to his twitter feed.  They are not exactly claiming credit for his work, nor do i see how they are making any money from the release of this free jailbreak.  I understand that no permission was given to release this privileged info to the public, but i am glad that someone used it to release a free jailbreak.  Better then the current elevat0r to nowhere.  UPDATE:  pangu released 1.1 version of jailbreak removing @i0n1c’s info leak bugs and fixing boot loop issues experience by some users.  Not a great idea to burn more bugs, really no purpose at this point. Also, english release makes it easier for me to read.  UPDATE:  Apple released 7.1.2.  Pangu jailbreak includes 7.1.2.

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Lets see what the experts say. . .

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Here are a few screens from the process.  I wasn’t quick enough to grab the startup screen with a thank you message.  Presently, the installer only runs in windows, but it can even be done with virtualization.  They claim a mac version is coming soon now avaliable. or english version:

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Absinthe makes my iPhone 4s go down smooth!

hot sugarThe long wait is finally over.  Due to the diligent efforts of EVERYBODY in the scene,  (@pod2g, @planetbeing, @saurik, @pimskeks, @p0sixninja, @MuscleNerd, and @xvolks) we can finally jailbreak our A5 devices.  iPhone 4s and iPad 2 are now jailbroken and untethered with the latest and most complex jailbreak to date.  Works with iOS 5 or iOS 5.0.1.  Representing hundreds if not thousands of man hours (it even takes forever to run).  Enjoy!  i included a donate link at the bottom if you wish to buy them a beer.

Download Absinthe from Chronic:

or Dev-Team Tools here:  (currently CLI only)

Donate to the combined effort. (despite paypal)

Siri is down again!

how my supposed to blog while driving if Siri isn’t reliable. honestly, the most frustrating part is that the purple bullets that represent the processing of a voice command request just disappear and there’s nothing! no sorry I couldn’t make that work for you, no sorry I’m having trouble connecting to the network right now. nothing. I feel that Siri was far too popular and utilized for the piddly servers that Apple has devoted to the project. in my opinion Apple needs to do two things to resolve this problem. First, they need you reintroduce the voice commands that were available without the network like they have in the iPhone 4 and 3GS. Second, they need to provide more capacity to the Siri network. this way if they got the Siri equivalent of the fail whale, they’d at least be able to handle some of the audio processing that previous phones have been capable of.


Battery vs Hackery!

The battery problems fixed in apple’s latest iOS update (5.0.1) are a very strong temptation. However, I fear it may delay my inevitable jailbreak. I also imagine that this example of a delta update might even aid the dev team and others working to free our phones of tyranny. Ideally I would like to see a jailbreak able to download and patch the update before installing. Thus maintaining the jailbreak through the update. am I dreaming?


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When I got my new iPhone, Siri didn’t work at first but now it does. I think that some limit was reached with the number of people trying to use this awesome new feature at the same time. Apple servers must been overloaded. all in all I’m quite impressed with the new phone, however I do miss all my hacks and tweaks. it is my hope that a new jailbreak comes out soon. I hope the dev team is just waiting for everyone to get their devices so they can publish jailbreaks there are you sitting on. this phone has the same boot ROM as the iPad 2.