PanGu (not the China’s state-backed search engine) announced an iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak last night (Beijing time) that marks the first iOS jailbreak released by a Chinese team. It comes in Chinese and English. The team behind it is comprised of Chinese hackers Daniel_K4dm557windknown and OGC557. Watch the demo on YouTube or Youku.

PanGu is backed by PP Assistant (not official translation) , an app store and tools developer for iOS devices whose parent company was acquired by UCWeb last year. PanGu has been integrated into the jailbreak tool developed by PP Assistant.

As we discussed before, many Chinese tech companies are eyeing iOS app distribution given the sales growth of Apple devices in China market and that the Android app market has been largely occupied by several big Chinese Internet companies such as Qihoo, Baidu, Xiaomi, Wandoujia and Tencent.

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Tracey Xiang

Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com