Jailbreak the iPhone on 7.1 through 7.1.1 firmware with Pangu

Posted: June 25, 2014

Who is this guide for?
  • iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5C, and 5S.
  • Works with firmware 7.1 through 7.1.1 (not Over The Air updates).
  • I used an iPhone 5


Thanks go out to the Pangu team (for providing this amazing, and FREE program for customizing the iPhone). Do not pay for this program! You can visit their site here.





One more thing before we jump in to the tutorial. Please read my disclaimer before proceeding. You've been advised. What you do to your iPhone is YOUR responsibility and no one else's, certainly not mine. I strive to provide error free tutorials.

Update June 29: The Mac version of Pangu has been released. It will be a couple days until I can update this tutorial to reflect the greatly simplified process of jailbreaking with this program.



Preparation



Here's some things you should read before we begin. It's important you know about all of this.
  • If you updated your iPhone via Over The Air (OTA) methods, then you need to restore via iTunes to 7.1.1 as the jailbreak can fail.
  • Backup your iPhone. You can use either iTunes (recommended) or iCloud.
  • Disable any passcode you have set. Launch Settings, go to General > Passcode Lock.
I am not going to screen shot or document every single little detail. There are simply too many things to do as we are not only downloading and installing a virtual machine program, and a free trial version of Windows 8.1 Enterprise, but downloading and installing both iTunes and Pangu through Windows in the VM. That’s a lot of check boxes, and reading you need to do. I will cover all the major steps. This can be done. It’s not that hard, it’s just very time consuming. I was on 7.0.6 firmware when I started.



Step 1.

First we need a virtual machine to run Windows on the Mac. There are a few you can pick from. I used VMware. You can download VMware Fusion 6.0.3 here. It's way at the bottom of the page.

Next we need a copy of Windows to run in the VM. You can download a legitimate copy direct from Microsoft (it's free) here. You will want to download Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation.

You should now have these two packages on your desktop.

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Step 2.

Install VMware. Launch the package and follow the instructions. Make sure you select, "I want to try VMware Fusion 6 for 30 days." so that you don't have to pay for it.

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When it asks, "Select the Installation Method" choose Install from disc or image.

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At the Create a New Virtual Machine screen, click the button that says, "Use another disc or disc image..." A file browser window will open. Select the Windows image you downloaded and click Open. You should now see this screen. Click Continue.

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At the next screen click Finish. There is nothing else to configure at this point. You'll be prompted to save your virtual machine. It will suggest a name for it, just click Save. The virtual machine will boot.

You'll eventually come to a screen that says Windows 8. Click the Install now button.

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Which type of installation do you want? I selected Custom: Install Windows only (advanced).

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Where do you want to install Windows? I selected the only drive in the list. It was 60 GB in size. You may want to uninstall VMware when you're done with the jailbreak as you just lost 60 GB of your hard drive when you installed all this.

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Windows will then install. I think this took about 20 minutes.

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Eventually Windows will boot and you should see this desktop.

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Step 3.

Launch Internet Explorer and go to Pangu.io and download the jailbreak program. Then go to iTunes.com and download iTunes.

Click View Downloads when it has finished downloading so you can get to the Pangu and iTunes files. Click the Run button by iTunes64Setup.exe. Install the program.

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When it's finished installing the program should launch. Plug in your iPhone to your Mac. VMWare Fusion should prompt you for how to connect your iPhone, to your Mac natively, or to Windows. Select Windows.

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At the pop up message, "Do you want to allow this computer to access information on your iPhone" select Continue. On your iPhone press the Trust button on the pop up to confirm the connection to your Mac.

iTunes will display a pop up message about 7.1.1 firmware being available. Select Download Only.

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Sign in to iTunes. Click the Library button to the right. The screen will change. Click the iPhone button to the right. You should now be at this screen. Click Restore iPhone... When iTunes has finished restoring your iPhone close it.

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Step 4.

You should see the Hello screen on your iPhone. Set up your iPhone on the iPhone.

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Step 5.

Launch Pangu. If you don’t remember where Pangu went, click the yellow icon below in the task bar. then click on Downloads to view that folder

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I unchecked the box (just above the logo in the lower left corner) that selects if you'd like to install the piracy application that is part of Pangu.

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Next click the black button with all the question marks in it off to the right. If clicking the black button does nothing (like it did for me), then try launching iTunes. It recognized my iPhone but complained about not being able to sync it.

I went back to Pangu and the black button became clickable. As soon as you do this a series of pictures will appear in the program directing you to change the date on your iPhone to June 2, 2014.

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Launch Settings, select General, Select Date & Time and turn off 24-Hour Time, and turn off Set Automatically. Then press the date below in blue to change it. As soon as I adjusted the date to June 2 the jailbreak started.

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The progress bar on the Pangu screen started filling in.

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Very soon the progress bar will stop and you’ll see a Pangu icon appear on page 2 of your home screen. Press it as soon as you see it. If you don't the program will time out and end giving you an error message. You'd need to start again if this happens. At the question press Continue.

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You will then be reminded to leave the iPhone alone while the jailbreak process continues. It only took one or two minutes to complete.

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Your iPhone will reboot. You'll need to confirm the USB connection to the VM again. The iPhone will then reboot again. The Pangu logo full screen image will appear on your iPhone again with some text. The last message will be, "Enjoy the jailbreak." You can now close Pangu and the VM.



Step 6.

Launch Cydia and it will prepare the filesystem. The iPhone will reboot when finished. Launch Cydia again.

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You'll be prompted to approve the connection to your Mac. Launch Cydia again. Press the Sources button at the bottom. Press Edit. Press Add. Enter cydia.angelxwind.net and then press Add Source.

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Press Karen's Pineapple in the sources list. Then select Complete PPSync Remover. This program removes additional files that are still installed even when you choose to not install the piracy app when you first started Pangu.

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