The team has also released a new version of Pangu for iOS 9.3.3.
Pangu is a new tool developed by a Chinese team of researchers which can jailbreak iOS 8.0+, iOS 9.2 – 9.3.3, and iOS 7.1.1 and iOS 7.1.x (up to iOS 7.1.2) The UI and mechanism of this tool are similar to evasion but it is different in its working method. It is also nominated for the “Best Privilege Escalation Bug” in Pwnie Awards 2014.
Update: Here is a good news. Pangu’s latest version supports the jailbreaking of iOS 9.3.3. If you have got an iPhone, iPad or iPod which is still running on an old iOS firmware, you should upgrade it as soon as possible and jailbreak it before Apple releases any new version and fixes the bugs in iOS 9.3.3.
- How Pangu Works
- Compatible Devices
- How to Jailbreak iOS 7.x – iOS 7.1.2 using Pangu
- How to Jailbreak iOS 8.1 – iOS 8 with Pangu
- Problems and Troubleshooting
- Download the latest version of Pangu for iOS 7.x
- Download the latest version of Pangu for iOS 8.x
- Pangu for iOS 9
- Download Pangu for iOS 9.3.3
How Pangu Works?
In iOS 7.x this new software works on the basis of expired certificates, and this is the reason you have to set the date of your device to a specific date in order to accomplish the mission. If you won’t set that specific date, you won’t be able to get the jailbreak. Some hackers, esp MuscleNerd, think that the use of an expired certificate is illegal.
However, in iOS8, you won’t need to set the specific date. It is yet not clear whether the team used any new exploits or changed the way Pangu works while using any previous exploits.
Initially, i0nic’s discovered bug was used in the very first release of this jailbreak tool. Later the developers dropped that bug and used new info leak bug.
What Devices and iOS versions Pangu Supports Right Now:
The current version of Pangu can jailbreak the following devices.
- iPad Air
- iPad Air 2
- iPad mini
- iPad mini Retina
- iPad Mini 3
- iPad 4/3/2
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone 5c
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 4s
- iPhone 4 (up to iOS 7.1.2)
- iPod touch 5
As far iOS version is concerned, it supports iOS 7.1 – iOS 7.1.x and all versions of iOS 8 (iOS 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2 and 8.1). If you are running any other version, like prior to iOS 7.1, you can now install the latest iOS 7.1.2 version on your iPhone 4 and iOS 8.1 on newer devices and then run this jailbreak.
How to Jailbreak iOS 7.1.2 with Pangu:
As the software is written in Chinese language, so it is little difficult to handle. (Update: It is now also available in the English language). But as we mentioned above, its working steps are same as of evasion. If you have used evasi0n before, you won’t see any difficulty in handling it.
Important Note: Save a backup of your device on PC by using iTunes before you start this process.
- First of all download Pangu on your computer.
- Extract the file.
- Make it sure you have already installed the latest version of iTunes.
For the ease of visitors, we have shifted all the step by step jailbreak instruction for Pangu to a new post and have dedicated this page to download links only.
How to Jailbreak iOS 8, 8.0.1/8.0.2 and 8.1:
This tool is very easy to use. Simply download the latest version from below mentioned link and run it. Follow the onscreen instructions and you’ll get your device jailbroken within few minutes.
Now, this tool is also available in the English. If you still want to read the tutorial, we have written a complete step by step method to jailbreak the latest iOS version on compatible iDevices including the recently announced iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus and iPad Air models.
Problems and Possible Solutions:
Though the whole jailbreak process is very simple but you may face few problems during the process. Here are the possible problems and their solutions.
Problem 1) The device screen goes black and no button is working.
This problem may occur if you have a lot of apps already installed on iPhone. The jailbreak takes a lot of time to reconfigure all the apps. If the screen doesn’t come back after 3-5 minutes, keep pressed the power and home button to restart your device.
Problem 2) Low storage memory warning
If you see low storage memory, it is because you have installed a lot of apps. There should be more than 6GB free memory to be on safe side. The best option is to run Pangu after fresh iOS install and after that restore the backup.
Problem 3) After the jailbreak my all apps have disappeared.
Simply restart the device and all apps will reappear on your screen.
Problem 4) I am facing bootloop issue whenever I restart my iPhone.
There is a bug in the Pangu which causes bootloop issue on some iPhone devices. If you are also getting this issue, make it sure the light sensor is not covered or your device is not in the dark. Alternatively, you can point a flashlight above the light sensor and you won’t stuck into bootloop.
At this moment some Cydia apps and tweaks may not work for your iOS 8.1 jailbreak because those tweaks may need an update to support the new version.
Many of above mentioned problems are solved in the latest release of Pangu. So if you are facing any problem, first try the latest Pangu release and then ask for help in the comments section.
Always disable Passcode lock, Find my iPhone and Touch ID before running Pangu.
Download The Latest version of Pangu for iOS 8.1 – iOS8:
This tools is yet not released for Mac users. Only Windows version is available for download right now. The team is working to release it for other platforms, and we will update the links and required information once is release is public.
- Download Pangu 1.0.1 for Windows
- Download Pangu 1.1 with English language Support for Windows – Official Link | Mirror Link
Download Pangu for iOS 7.x:
- Download Pangu 1.2.0 for Mac – Official Direct Link | Mirror
- Pangu 1.2.1 for (Windows) – Official | Mirror
Pangu Jailbreak tool for iOS 9 – iOS 9.1:
We have got a new version of Pangu for iOS 9 – iOS 9.1 firmware running on the latest iPhone 6S plus / iPhone 6 Plus, iPad and iPod Touch models. This version uses a special kernel bug to exploit the iOS 9.1.
- Download Pangu9 latest version for Windows v1.3.1 – Official Link
- Download Pangu 9 latest version for Mac v1.1.1 – Official Link
- Supported iOS versions: iOS 9.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, and iOS 9.1
- Supported Devices: iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, 5C, 5, 4S, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 1, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPod touch 6
- Step by step guide “How to Use Pangu 9 on iOS 9.1 and other supported versions“
Direct Download Links for Pangu 9.3.3:
As usual, Find the jailbreak instructions for iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak using the latest version of Pangu in our separate post. The direct download links are written below.
It is important to know that the current release is only in the Chinese language, which is only for Windows users. There is no release for Mac users. An independent developer, however, used a strange safari trick to install Panu on any iOS device without requiring a Mac or PC.
Update: The recently released IPA now also gives 1 year certificate. Read the details here to get 1 year certificate or convert 7-days certificate into 1 year.
- Pangu for iOS 9.3.3 – Direct download link – Windows Version – Chinese version
- Pangu for iOS 9.3.3 – Direct Download Link for Pangu IPA file – Official Website address – English Version
- Download Cydia Impactor for Mac OS X
- Download Cydia Impactor for Windows
- Download Cydia Impactor for Linux 32-bit | Linux 64-bit
Step by step guide to use Pangu (English version) on Mac, Linux, or Windows is here.
If you face any problem while running Pangu, please share with us using the comments sections below.