WTH is this Semi-Jailbreak?!?

pdaholic

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Pangu (or some group claiming to be Pangu) supposedly came out with a semi-jailbreak for iOS 8.2 up that doesn't seem to do much.

http://pangu8.com/83.html

Sorry if this has already been discussed!
 

eyoungren

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From farther on down the page…

"What is this?
It is only partial jailbreak. It installs Cydia on special web platform, You only can install some apps an themes from this Cydia, (very limited amount). Normal "untethered" jailbreak runs Cydia on "Cydia Substrate". It is specially designed platform. But Semi jailbreak cannot access to system root of iOS to install "Cydia Substrate".
Therefore it creates special online web Platform to run the Cydia"
There are some people on 8.2/8.3 that badly want a jailbreak. They are willing to accept something like this until a real untethered jailbreak comes along.

It's legit. Edit. See post below. Not legit.
 
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TriJetHero

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I doubt very much that it is legit.

Different websites:
http://en.pangu.io (official pangu)
http://pangu8.com/83.html (alleged semi-JB)

Also no mention on the official site, nor on the official twitter of Pangu:
https://twitter.com/PanguTeam

Nothing on reddit accept a warning that it is fake:
http://www.reddit.com/r/jailbreak/comments/33yvjh/about_the_83_semi_jailbreak/

Nothing from the leading Dev's, not even from i0n1c, which would probably be the first to comment (or condemn) especially if it concerns Pangu.

Also it involves installing a profile, which is a security risk if unsure from whom it is or what is does.

All-in-all: Stay Away!
 

eyoungren

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I doubt very much that it is legit.

Different websites:
http://en.pangu.io (official pangu)
http://pangu8.com/83.html (alleged semi-JB)

Also no mention on the official site, nor on the official twitter of Pangu:
https://twitter.com/PanguTeam

Nothing on reddit accept a warning that it is fake:
http://www.reddit.com/r/jailbreak/comments/33yvjh/about_the_83_semi_jailbreak/

Nothing from the leading Dev's, not even from i0n1c, which would probably be the first to comment (or condemn) especially if it concerns Pangu.

Also it involves installing a profile, which is a security risk if unsure from whom it is or what is does.

All-in-all: Stay Away!
Hmmm…well I've been fooled then.

Thanks for the observations. I'll pay more attention to things next time. The website has the same colors and layout so I didn't bother to look at the web address. Trickery.

My bad.