Mac OS X users can finally jailbreak their iPhone and iPad devices with the latest Pangu 1.1.0 update.
The Chinese team behind the Pangu jailbreak for Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS 7.1.1 released an update on Sunday, adding support for Mac OS X along with several other changes to the jailbreak tool, which removes software limitations from iOS.
In addition to Mac OS X support, the Pangu software has seen several changes, including a file size reduction from approximately 80MB to 34MB and a newly designed interface that uses English in place of the Chinese instructions used in the original interface. The update also fixes a problem faced by some users of the Pangu tool, where the tool would cause some iOS devices to reboot “infinitely," forcing users to restore their devices.
Notably missing from this version of Pangu is the option to install 25PP, a Chinese app store that allegedly hosts pirated apps. As a result, the Pangu jailbreak will only install Cydia, the standard jailbreak app used to browse for and install tweaks and tools from various web servers.
Also missing from Pangu jailbreak is an iOS security bug first discovered by Stefan Esser (@iOn1c), a German security researcher. In place of Esser’s iOS exploits, the Pangu team used different exploits, which may make it more difficult to develop a jailbreak for Apple’s future iOS 8 update.
What a mess this Pangu jailbreak is. Can't believe they just used another exploit on a .1 update. Somewhere. @i0n1c is laughing.
â€” Rich (@RichResk) June 29, 2014
Pangu 1.1.0 can jailbreak the iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S 4, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad and iPod touch running versions iOS 7.1 through 7.1.1. While not confirmed, Pangu may support iOS 7.1.2, which is expected to be released in the coming weeks. Apple device users looking to jailbreak their iOS 7.1.1 device can do so by downloading Pangu from its official website.
Note: International Business Times is not responsible for damage caused by using jailbreak tools on your iOS device. Proceed at your own risk.