A new jailbreak tool for iOS 7.1.1 is making itself available to more users than ever before.
Known as Pangu, this new tool created by Chinese jailbreakers is designed to let users perform a completely untethered jailbreak on any device that runs iOS 7.1.1, including the iPhone 5S and iPad Air. And untethered jailbreak is a jailbreakers dream scenario due to it not requiring a connection of the device to your computer with each restart like a tethered jailbreak does.
Jailbreaking allows Apple device users to make modifications to iOS, and install applications that are not permitted through Apple’s App store. Though not illegal, it is a process that Apple looks down on.
The original release of Pangu had an interface written only in Chinese, and it was limited to Windows. With it’s latest update, Pangu now offers an English interface as well as install files for Mac users.
For those interested in using Pangu to jailbreak their device(s), please do so with caution. Though no reports of malicious infections or spyware have come down, it is smart to play it safe when it comes to jailbreaking tools from China.
Will you try out the new Pangu jailbreak tool? Let us know in the comment section below.
Mike’s Musings: I’ve jailbroken my fair share of iOS devices, but I always wait a few months to try out new software. Since Pangu is only weeks old, I’d wait a month or so just to be sure there is no risk of malicious attacks on your favorite device.