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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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