Yesterday Apple released iOS 7.1.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Its an incremental update that mainly features bug fixes and stability improvements. Though there was the possibility that Apple may have patched the exploit used by Pangu’s iOS 7.x untethered jailbreak. It has now been confirmed that the exploit hasn’t been patched in this update, so those who had been holding out on the update can go ahead and download it, once done they can apply the jailbreak again.
Granted that the Pangu jailbreak comes from a team that has no track record that the jailbreak community is aware of, but it happens to be the only publicly available untethered jailbreak for iOS 7.x. While others have shown off their own jailbreaks they haven’t actually released any of them to the public.
Initially the only caveat with Pangu was that the jailbreak would install a Chinese pirated apps store on the device once the procedure was done. Installing cracked applications on an iOS device falls in a legal as well as a moral grey area and its not something that many people approve of.
Earlier in the week the team updated Pangu and now it longer installs that store for users who have English set as the default language. Moreover the jailbreak tool now has support for Mac OS X.