Even though initially it was reported that an iOS 7.1 untethered jailbreak release might not take place it was confirmed by many well known jailbreak developers that it was indeed possible to jailbreak this firmware on iOS devices. Though none of those developers have released a jailbreak despite showing it off online. A Chinese team has stepped up and released an iOS 7.1.x untethered jailbreak, but since no one has heard of them before, there’s apprehension among those who have been waiting to break their iOS devices free.
The Chinese developers call their team “Pangu.” Their release gathered a lot of steam online soon after it went live. Some who have been brave enough to give it a go report that its working absolutely fine on their iOS 7.1.x powered devices.
While this jailbreak does install the infamous Cydia application, it also installs a Chinese cracked apps installer. Ever since Installous shut down several Chinese app stores have popped up with the sole purpose of providing paid apps for free. Software piracy is illegal but it doesn’t look like this jailbreak gives you a choice of choosing whether or not to get the cracked apps installer.
Popular iOS jailbreak developer @iH8sn0w put some minds at ease through Twitter a little while back by revealing that apart from an enterprise certificate and piracy store, the jailbreak itself doesn’t contain any spyware or “malicious trails.”
Since the jailbreak exploit being used by Pangu is now out in the open it may only be a matter of time before one of the well known developers repackages it sans the pirated apps installer.
Right now only a Windows tool for Pangu is available but the team behind it says on its website that a tool for Mac OS X is in the pipeline.