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A new iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak released by the Chinese team PanGu wasted two possible exploits that could have possibly been used to jailbreak iOS 8, according to developer iH8sn0w. In a tweet, iH8sn0w revealed that the untethered jailbreak burned two exploits pertaining to code signing and the kernel, plus the “syslogd chown vulnerability" discussed at the Black Hat conference in August. This means at least one vulnerability used for the PanGu jailbreak would have probably been patched by Apple in iOS 8 since it was already made public.
Another famous jailbreaker, Comex expressed his support for PanGu by saying it is "not healthy" to have a monopoly on public jailbreaks.
"Though I am of course supportive of @planetbeing @pod2g etc., I’m very happy that public jailbreaks are no longer a monopoly," he tweeted.
The untethered jailbreak released today was also confirmed safe of “spyware” or malicious trails" by iH8sn0w. The new JB tool is currently available for Windows users to download via PanGu.io. The Mac OS version is listed as "in development" and is coming soon.