Monday, 30 June 2014

iOS 7.1.1 Jailbreak Bootloop: How to Solve the Problem


The only iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak available today for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices have been launched by hackers from China. The team behind this exploit has created programs to support Windows and Mac. The interface is now available in English to support foreign users who wish to jailbreak their iDevices but don’t want to see everything in Chinese.

The first version of Pangu used the exploit found by i0n1c who isn’t happy about this. As he tweeted recently, it is surely “no way okay” when someone presents a public jailbreak with the vulnerability found by Stefan Esser also known as i0n1c. This well-known hacker revealed his exploits to students at one of the training courses for hackers. But now the Chinese team assures they have swapped out the holes discovered by Esser and moved to new exploits.


The version 1.1 of the new Pangu 7.1.1 jailbreak untethered seems to burn at least two exploits. As Esser notes, they are simply “wasting ever more bugs on something unimportant” as the minor update with Mac support can only offer untethered 7.1.1 jailbreak and nothing more.

While the jailbreaking community doesn’t like what Chinese hackers did some users take advantage of using iOS 7.1.1 exploit and jailbreaking their iDevice. The question is what users will do after Apple officially releases its next big iOS 8 update with most exploits killed right now? Will hackers create a new program or update their old one to support the untethered jailbreaking of this next firmware?

It doesn’t look like Chinese guys want to save their vulnerabilities for new versions. What do you think about their release and possible plans for the future? Do you believe they will find more holes in the mobile operating system?

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