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iOS 8.0 preview and the promised features has created ripples as to the relevance of jailbreaking after release of iOS 8.0. But for now jailbreaking is truly alive and kicking. So, we have great news for all iDevice users stuck on the latest version of Apple’s iOS firmware, the iOS 7.1.1 on their devices. An untethered jailbreak, that goes by the name of Pangu jailbreak, has been pushed out on the web by Chinese iPhone jailbreaking community. According to Pangu tool, users can actually perform an untethered jailbreak on their iDevices. So here’s how to do it.
Finally a Guide on How To Jailbreak iOS 7.1.1 – Untethered on iPhone
NOTE: Please note that the Pangu jailbreak has been reported buggy by many iDevice users, while it has been working like a charm for rest. We recommend you to take a complete backup of your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch before proceeding. The jailbreak is compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina Display and iPod touch 5th generation running on iOS 7.1.1. Follow the tutorial below to get your iDevice jailbroken. From our personal experience, we found that you might lose out on your apps in some cases using this jailbreak tool, hence we recommend backing up your apps with xBackupto safeguard your device against any data loss. If you are migrating from some earlier version of iOS we recommend saving your SHSH blobs to downgrade your iOS to your previous stable jailbreak version at any time if the Pangu jailbreak is not stable on your phone. If you are running a older version of iOS below 7.1 then we suggest you use Evasion jailbreak software which we have covered earlier as it is a much more stable version.
The first step is to download Pangu jailbreak file on your Windows powered system. The tool is not yet available for Mac, however it is expected to be launched for Mac any time in near future. You can download it for Windows below.
Next, set the date of your iDevice to “2nd June 2014”. We really don’t know why, but the tool won’t work with any other dates on your iDevice.
Once Pangu gets downloaded, run the tool, and connect your iDevice to the computer. You should see a screen similar to the one below.
Your iDevice should be automatically detected by the Pangu tool. In our case, we have an iPhone 5 running on iOS 7.1.1, as seen in the screenshot.
Next, make sure you uncheck the box highlighted in the screenshot in order to avoid pirated app directory getting installed on your iDevice.
Click on black box with ???? symbol to proceed.
Once the tool reached 20%, it will ask you to tap an application installed on your iPhone, available under the springboard. Tap it, and wait for the process to complete.
Jailbreak iOS 7.1.1 with Pangu Jailbreak
Wait for Pangu to proceed Cydia installation on your iDevice.
Once Pangu reaches 100%, your device will automatically restart, with Cydia installed on it.
Congratulations! You have successfully jailbroken your iDevice running on iOS 7.1.1. Don’t know what to do next? Check out our top 10 cydia tweaks and top 10 jailbreak tricks to get started with amazing tips and tricks, only for your iDevice.
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