Apple recently released iOS 7.1.2 to improve iBeacon connectivity and stability, to fix a bug which caused data transfer issues for some 3rd party accessories and bar code scanners, and more importantly, to fix an issue with data protection class of Mail attachments. Surprisingly, Apple did not patch the hole that allowed Pangu jailbreak to work untethered on iOS 7.1.1. Pangu jailbreak is latest jailbreak from a Chinese team of hackers which uses old enterprise certificates to successfully patch the iOS system. In order to jailbreak, one needs to change the iDevice’s date to 2nd June 2014. This step by step tutorial will show you how to jailbreak iOS 7.1.2 on your iPhone, iPod or iPad using Pangu jailbreak.
Pangu is compatible with the following devices:
iPhone, iPod or iPad running on iOS 7.1.1 or iOS 7.1.2.
Latest version of iTunes.
Pangu Jailbreak tool for Mac or Windows. (Caution: Be very careful while downloading Pangu jailbreak tool. Download Pangu from official source only. There have been fake tools surfacing all over the internet)
A PC or Mac.
Data cable for your device.
Before you begin:
Take backup of your device using iTunes.
Disable passcode if you have enabled it. Caution: Take a note that many jailbreak tweaks are not yet update for iOS 7.1.1/7.1.2.
Connect your device to your PC or Mac and run Pangu jailbreak tool.
Your device will be verified by Pangu.
You will be prompted to change your device’s date to June 2nd, 2014. TO do so, go to Setting -> General -> Date and Time.
Disable Set Automatically option.
Change the date to 2nd June, 2014.
The jailbreak process now begins.
Now Pangu will ask you to open the Pangu App that has been added to your device’s home screen.
Open Pangu App on your device and hit continue.
Let the process continue and wait until it reboots. After reboot, Pangu will ask you to unlock your device. Do so.
Now let the jailbreak process finish.
Once it reboots, you will see Cydia icon on your device’s home screen.
That’s it. Your device has been jailbroken now.
You can close Pangu now.
Now you can run Cydia and install the tweaks you need.