The Pangu untethered jailbreak released earlier on this week came as something of a surprise. Nobody had previously heard much of the Chinese development team behind it, and the impromptu nature of the release seemed to bring about quite a bit of scaremongering. But once the early worries regarding malware and such were put to rest through the utterances of iH8sn0w, MuscleNerd and others, many of you went ahead and jailbroke your devices using Pangu, and we want to know whether you’ve taken the plunge and jumped on this for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Although no malicious entries have been found within the Pangu bundle, there was the nagging issue of PPSync, a terribly-coded app that appeared to wreak havoc with ordinary, everyday apps. As well as causing crashes in Safari and Mail, among others, it was also forcing devices to reset and reboot, but thanks to a quick fix provided by one Karen Tsai, it wasn’t long before this major problem was quickly and effectively eradicated.

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At present, Pangu is only available to those on Windows. Still, with the jailbreak tool’s authors having come through and confirmed that a Mac and Linux version of Pangu iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak will soon be arriving — alongside a much-improved Windows edition featuring support for the English language — it shouldn’t be too long before Pangu feels like the more stable jailbreaking utility we’ve become accustomed to in recent years from other groups.

Despite the initial controversies, we do encourage those wanting to jailbreak — particularly those who’ve stuck with iOS 7.0.x for Evasi0n — to now update their software and grab Pangu. We’re already braced for an iOS 7.1.2 update in the near future, and although the imminent nature of this impending release means it’s unlikely that Apple will plug the jailbreak, it never pays to wait around and do nothing.

As explained before, iOS 7.1.1 is the latest and most secure version of iOS, offering a bunch of performance enhances and bug fixes over earlier releases. So if you’re considering updating and jailbreaking with Pangu, we’re here to tell you that it’s completely safe, and the links to our guides at the bottom of this post will help get you up and running.

With all this said, we’d like to know — have you jailbroken yet using Pangu? Check out our poll below.

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