Users Can Jailbreak iOS 7.1.2 with Pangu
The recently released iOS 7.1.2 update from Apple can already be jailbroken with the assistance of the Pangu jailbreak utility. The tool continues to work to jailbreak any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch capable of running iOS 7.1.2, without any modifications.
The process can be completed on a Mac or Windows PC and is pretty straightforward, but to complete the jailbreak successfully you must start from device that is not yet jailbroken and has already been updated to iOS 7.1.2. That means if you’re already jailbroken on iOS 7.1 or iOS 7.1.1, you would want to undo the jailbreak, update, then re-do the jailbreak again. That may sound confusing but it’s really not, here is the general procedure to follow for those interested in pursuing the 7.1.2 jailbreak:
- Restore the jailbroken iPhone, iPad, iPod touch using iTunes – this will ‘undo’ the jailbreak
- Update to iOS 7.1.2 through OTA, IPSW, or iTunes as usual
- Back up the iOS device again to iTunes – this will create a new backup with iOS 7.1.2
- Re-run the Pangu 1.1.0 jailbreak tool following these instructions to complete the jailbreak for iOS 7.1.2 to complete the process
If you have not yet jailbroken, you can simply run Pangu over 7.1.2 and it will work as expected.
The iOS 7.1.2 compatible version of the Pangu utility is 1.1.0, the same that jailbreaks iOS 7.1 and iOS 7.1.1, and can be downloaded here. It’s possible that a new version of the Pangu utility will appear soon, but at the moment it does not appear to be necessary for those looking to modify their iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models running the newly released update to iOS.
Jailbreaking is an advanced procedure that involves modifying the iOS system software to be able to run code and applications that are not officially supported by Apple. There are significant potential downsides to jailbreaking an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and thus it is not recommended for most users to attempt, unless they have a compelling reason to do so, and thoroughly understand the process and theoretical risks involved.