Jailbreak the iPhone on 7.1 through 7.1.2 firmware with Pangu

Posted: June 30, 2014

Who is this guide for?
  • iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5C, and 5S.
  • Works with firmware 7.1 through 7.1.2 (not Over The Air updates).


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.



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 7.1.2 as the jailbreak can fail.
  • If you aren't already on 7.1.2 firmware then you must restore to this firmware before continuing.
  • Backup your iPhone. You can use either iTunes (recommended) or iCloud.
  • Disable any passcode you have set. Launch Settings, go to General > Passcode Lock.



Step 1.

Update: Pangu was updated to version 1.2.0 on August 9th, 2014. Screen shots below will show the previous version of the program.

Go to Pangu.io and download the jailbreak program. Double click the file that was downloaded. You should now have these two icons on your desktop.

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A pop up window will also appear. Next drag the icon out of the window.

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Connect your iPhone to your Mac. Launch Pangu. Click the Jailbreak button.

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As soon as the jailbreak process begins a series of images will display. You're instructed to set the date on your iPhone to June 2, 2014.

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Launch Settings, press General, press Date & Time, turn off 24-Hour Time and Set Automatically. You can then press the date below in blue to adjust the date. Set the date to June 2, 2014. Ignore the time.

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The jailbreak process will begin. Many messages will appear in the Pangu app while the black status bar fills in: Injecting bundles, please wait... Checking inject result... Processing jailbreak files...

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The process will halt with the message: Please tap the 'Pangu' icon on your device to continue.

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Press the Pangu icon. Then press Continue at the pop up question.

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More messages will appear: Processing, just wait a few minutes.

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A message will appear on your iPhone telling you to not disconnect the iPhone or close the application.

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The message Rebooting device, do not disconnect your device appears. The iPhone will reboot. More messages will appear: Reboot completed, unlock your device to continue jailbreak .. Waiting for response, please make sure your device is not password protected. The iPhone will boot up.

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The final messages appears: Clean up .. Done!.

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The iPhone will reboot again. A couple messages will appear on the iPhone ending with: Ready to load system, enjoy. ^^

The iPhone rebooted twice and Cydia was not on the home screen. I re-ran the jailbreak and Cydia appeared this time.

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It clearly didn't jailbreak initially, and when it was done this time the program showed this:

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