Many have been seeking that jailbreaking tool for iOS 7.1.1 for quite a while now. And it looks like such hunters are about to stumble on that most coveted hack pretty soon, if the recent spate of rumors circulating throughout the Web are to be believed.
"The Chinese iOS hacker group showed off a jailbroken iPhone 5s running the latest software (found via Reddit). In the second part of the video we see the same device being rebooted -- indicating that PanGu was in fact running an iOS 7.1.1 untethered jailbreak," International Digital Times said about PanGu's recent efforts.
"It's very possible that PanGu is looking to make available their iOS 7.1.1 untethered jailbreak findings, though we wouldn't start the fanfare just yet," the site added. This is because not much is known about PanGu, much less their intentions and MO. However, Jailbreak iOS X said that the key associates of PanGu include "@Daniel_K4, @dm557 and @windknown (users from Chinese Weibo)."
"PanGu could have perfectly good intentions, though we'd wait a bit before installing their iOS 7.1.1 untethered jailbreak tool right away," the tech news source also noted.
It's not really impossible to engineer an iOS 7.1.1 untethered jailbreak, although nobody really released a clip of how this is done. A video uploaded by PanGu at YouTube had since been taken down "as a violation of Youtube's policy against spams, scams," which may leave some techies scratching their heads in dismay.
One reason why such video clips and tips are kept in as few hands as possible is "to make sure Cupertino doesn't close any holes used to exploit the software."
"Not releasing the iOS 7.1.1 untethered jailbreak makes things easier on the Evad3rs and other iOS hackers interested in releasing a jailbreak for iOS 8," The International Digital Times observed. As such, attempts by PanGu to unveil a video of the said jailbreak could actually be counterproductive for those seeking to do an iOS 8 jailbreak in the future.
On whether PanGu will go ahead and reveal further details about the iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak, iClarified said that the said tool is still going through final internal testing before its release. "Dm557 and windknown will apparently reveal technical details about the jailbreak at the Syscan360 security conference in Beijing next month," the site added.
Do you think they should go ahead and unveil the 7.1.1 jailbreak tool? Or should the group let this pass until iOS 8 comes along?