iOS 7.1.2 was released on Monday
to fix some small bugs in Apple's mobile operating system for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, and luckily, the latest version of the popular Pangu jailbreak for iOS 7.1 and later was not patched in iOS 7.1.2
If you're running any version of iOS other than iOS 7.1.2, here are five reasons you should consider updating to iOS 7.1.2 and re-jailbreaking with the latest version of Pangu today!
1. It's the Latest and Most Stable Jailbreakable Firmware
With iOS 7.1.2 being the latest firmware from Apple, it's also the most stable. It has included all of the latest security and bug fixes from Apple, and it can still be jailbroken, so you get to enjoy the best of both worlds by updating to iOS 7.1.2 and jailbreaking it.
2. Better Performance and Battery Life
Along with squashing a ton of bugs and improving security, Apple has also fine-tuned the software to make it run much smoother and more efficiently. A big part of the fine-tuning that Apple included in the latest software for their mobile devices is improved battery life. Huge battery life gains were discovered
in iOS 7.1.1 and later back in April, when iOS 7.1.1 went live to the public. By updating to the latest firmware, you'll get to enjoy your jailbreak for longer periods of time throughout the day thanks to a nice boost in battery life.
3. Developers Are Starting to Make Tweaks Compatible with iOS 7.1.x
Now that everyone is jumping on board with iOS 7.1.2, developers will start developing tweaks for compatibility with the latest jailbreakable firmware. iOS 7.1 and later all have some user interface and under-the-hood changes that will make supporting legacy firmwares harder, so jumping on board with the latest firmware yourselves is the best way to make sure you're moving at the same speed as the developers that bring us these great jailbreak tweaks and to make sure you'll be able to install them.
4. Pangu is Now in English and Available for BOTH Mac OS X and Windows
The initial release of Pangu
was a little bumpy (but still worked fine) – the tool was not in English, it defaulted to installing a third-party piracy store along with Cydia, and it was a Windows-only jailbreak. The most recent release of Pangu (version 1.1.0
) finally supports English, removes the third-party piracy store option completely for English users, and best of all it adds official support for Mac OS X in addition to Windows. With the nicely cleaned-up interface and additional support for more operating systems, the tool is now a breeze to use and makes right now a good time to get started.
5. Get There Before Apple Releases a New Software Update That Patches Pangu
It's not very likely that Apple will release another software update for iOS 7 prior to the iOS 8 release this Fall
, but there's always the chance that the company could choose to patch the Pangu jailbreak in a future software update. With that being said, it would be wise to get there while you still can. When Apple releases iOS 8 to the public this Fall, there will no longer be a way for you to get to iOS 7.1.2, so if you're having any problems with your current software that can be fixed with a restore, now is a great time to get that done and over with.
For everything that you need to know about how to jailbreak your iOS 7.1.x device, you can follow our Mac OS X and Windows guide at this link