General pangu needs access to photos?! Nope!

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  1. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

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    looks like im staying stock. that's a huge privacy killer. i don't have anything to hide on there but i will not let pangu access my photos. nope. should have stayed on 8.4. regretting this a lot already
     
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  3. aPple nErd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    when you launch the pangu app while jailbreaking, if you read the text on screen, it asks to allow access to photos... kinda creepy. not worth it in my opinion.
     
  4. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    why don't you restore to stock. JB then set up your phone as new then? JB it without having any photos on the phone.
     
  5. aPple nErd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    i'm going to delete all my photos first, then jailbreak and then resync them when i make sure access to pangu is turned off.
     
  6. HenryLong macrumors 6502

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    It needs access to the phone's DCIM folder (which it can't touch as an app sandboxed without your permission) to be able to write some data for a privilege escalation bug.
    You can check Settings>privacy>photos once the jailbreak process is completed. This will show you it's gone afterwards.
     
  7. joshxkerrigan macrumors newbie

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    why are you freaking out? its part of the jailbreak, its one of the vulnerabilities that pangu was able to take advantage of, it never looks at your photos, it just asks for permission so that it can get in through an iOS backdoor.

    stop crying and go jailbreak, or dont, but dont go crying about it
     
  8. aPple nErd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    well, just as i was going to try again, my windows 10 beta ran out. i hope vista works. thats the only other windows version i have...
     
  9. nwmtnbiker macrumors 68000

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    I set up as new so didn't have any photos during jailbreak process but checked after jailbreak and still had pangu with access to photos.
     

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  10. aPple nErd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    i'm really regretting updating... ugh all i wanted was low power mode. wasn't worth it :/
     
  11. eyoungren, Oct 14, 2015
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    There are things that are necessary to jailbreak. Those things require certain other things of the user.

    If trust is an issue with you, and it sounds as if it is, then you may wish to reconsider jailbreaking, because jailbreaking relies on a certain amount of trust within the community.
     
  12. turbineseaplane macrumors 68020

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    You sure you're "done" completely?

    Once the jailbreak is over and you restore your data there is no Pangu app anymore.

    This is not an issue guys.

    http://imgur.com/0RM6nxr
     
  13. nwmtnbiker, Oct 14, 2015
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    nwmtnbiker macrumors 68000

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    Yea it completed the process and said the jsilbreak was done. and Cydia works fine with a handful of tweaks.

    But then I also still have the pangu icon anyone else?
     
  14. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a

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    lol this thread made my day :)

    those creepy chinese hacx0rs wants to steal my nudes!
     
  15. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    Just delete the app.
     
  16. Armen macrumors 604

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    How's it a privacy killer when your phone is in Airplane mode when it requests permission for photos?
     
  17. af21187 macrumors 6502

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    LMAO. This x10000. OP is concerned about photo privacy when she has nothing to hide, but is willing to jailbreak a phone in the first place? Give me a break.

    This thread was totally necessary BTW.
     
  18. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    There is only one nude shot on my 6s and that is one my wife took off me and to be fair if they took that they would give it back after one look at it.
     
  19. iRetired macrumors 6502a

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    So Pangu needed access to my photos to jailbreak. Okay. After jailbreaking, I went into Photos settings and turned off Pangu access.
     
  20. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Stop freaking out, nobody is going to steal your nude selfies:D
    Access is needed for the JB exploits that's all.
     
  21. gotluck macrumors 603

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    I had to manually delete pangu app
     
  22. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Win10 is out of beta, why don't you just install it over Vista? It's free and you have a month to roll back.
     
  23. patent10021 macrumors 68020

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    Because everyone on the airplane will be able to see his pics.
     
  24. placidity44 macrumors 6502

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    I apologize if this is a dumb question: Does changing the openSSH password and then uninstalling remove most of the risk involved with jailbreaking iOS. Also only installing from the standard repos. Are there other ways to implement security yourself.
     
  25. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    You don't need to change the passwords if you don't install OpenSSH. Removing OpenSSH removes any necessity to change the password. In both cases, because OpenSSH is not installed there is no route to the device. Because there is no route to the device it's not possible to hack via OpenSSH (because OpenSSH is not present).

    As far as other security features: iCaughtU Pro, PLS Recovery are two I can name off the top of my head. Activator, used to disable a long press of the hold button on the lockscreen (so the phone can't be shut off) works too. There's also a tweak that lets you set a passcode/password to open apps.

    I'm not sure if any of those work on iOS 9 yet however.
     

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