iPhone Any success jailbreaking old iPhone 4 with Pangu?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by NanoNyrd, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. NanoNyrd macrumors regular

    Dec 1, 2011
    Hi folks,

    I am having problems jailbreaking my old iPhone 4 with Pangu. I restored the phone to iOS 7.1.1 using DFU mode (overkill, I know) and then, since I have a Mac, I installed iTunes and Pangu in a virtual Windows-7 machine running in VirtualBox. I gave the virtual machine USB access to the phone, and it sees it without problems. I then ran Pangu according to the instructions (disabled passcode, set the date back). The Pangu app appeared and opened as expected, and after a while the iPhone reboots. But then the process gets stuck, the Pangu app is still on the home screen. In one of the three attempts the phone rebooted a second time, but still no Cydia, just the Pangu app.

    After trying the first time, I deleted the Pangu app and tried again. When that failed, I did a new restore and tried again. No success.

    One thing happens that is not mentioned in the instructions: The phone asks me to sign in to my iCloud account repeatedly under the process. SHould I ignore it or do it?

    Has anyone had success under similar circumstances (Virtual machine)? Has anyone had success/failure with an old iPhone 4?

    Any help is appreciated!
  2. gregrose macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    i tested it on my iphone 4 last night before my IP5, worked great and I had no issues doing it.
  3. eelw macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2012
    I didn't have any problems jail breaking my iPhone 4 on 7.1.1
  4. braddick macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    My experience: When you think you're jailbreak is complete, still wait. . . and wait... I did and my iPhone4 sprung again. Only then was the Cydia logo installed and I was ready to go.

    It seems counterintuitive, but the iP4 seems to take much longer than other iDevices to complete the jailbreak.

    Best advice: Once you're sure you've taken all the required steps and you've taped the Pangu logo on your iPhone (at 20%), walk away from it for half an hour.
    Come back and your jailbreak should be completely installed.
  5. NanoNyrd thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 1, 2011
    Thanks for all your replies. I do not see the light sensor bug (no boot loop - not jailbreaking in the dark). I will try again and leave it for a long while. Maybe the third time is the lucky time :)
  6. NanoNyrd thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 1, 2011

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