The last jailbreaking tool from Chinese hackers is Pangu. This tool supports from iOS 7.1 to 7.1.2. Almost 2 million users installed such tool on their devices. The surge in traffic from jailbreakers has caused availability issues on several Cydia repositories, which has made it difficult to install jailbreak apps and tweaks.
As for 07.02.2014 the statistic of evasi0n jailbreak project states:
Pangu site received 3.56 million visitors
Total 7,820,000 jailbreak requests
Total 2,050,000 device jailbreak attampts
Successful Jailbreak for 1.81 million devices
These charts were to presented to public by PanguTeam member @Windknown during the Syscan 360 conference in Beijing.
Pangu Website Statistic from All Over the World
The pangu website has received more than 3 million unique visitors since the site was launched. The most traffic is from China:
- Saudi Arabia
You can see the breakdown of the other countries where pangu tool was used:
Such traffic is not a surprise as pangu was released for the newest iOS devices like iPhone 5, 5S, 5C or iPad 4 / 5, iPad Mini running iOS 7.1.x. Also the big popularity of this tool was made by the developers of pangu – Pangu team.
Pangu Jailbreak Stats From China
Here are some surprising statistics from a Chinese company: Nearly a half of iOS devices — iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch — in China were jailbroken in May – June, 2014. The number skyrocketed to an incredible another half in the next few months, which means one out of two iOS devices were jailbroken. As 2014 winds down, these numbers are steadily declining.
Almost half of the Chinese iFuns downloaded Pangu from following cities. It is not surprising that firstly and mostly Pangu was downloaded by Chinese users. Here you can see the cities where the tool was most popular.
Over 200 million Android and iOS devices have been circulated in China. Even a minuscule 10% change reflects a huge portion of users moving away from jailbreak.
Pangu Jailbreak Distribution Statistic in China
Here is one interesting thing. Apple was also interested in Pangu website and here below you can see a tablet of the Pangu website page views by Apple employees. This makes us think that Apple is really interested in jailbreaking. The reason is in the security.
Pangu Jailbreak Distribution Statistic Apple
Now we’re waiting for the bigger popularity from Pangu iOS 7.1.x untethered jailbreak than from Evasi0n. As we all know that evasi0n doesn’t support iOS 7.1 devices. There are rumours that hacker keep their exploits for the new iOS 8 jailbreaking tool.
It’s actually difficult to compare Evasi0n and Pangu untether jailbreak tools as they serve the same goal. There are a lot of differences when you try to look at Pangu vs Evasion. Firstly, Evasi0n supports iOS 7, 7.0.1 and up to 7.0.6 versions while Pangu is designed only for iOS 7.1 and 7.1.x firmwares. Secondly, Evasi0n was launched by famous Eva3rs team while Pangu was created by a group of hackers from China who were not known before this program. It is great to see the new blood in the jailbreaking community. The more hackers will try to develop jailbreak tools the more choices users will get.
According to iPhoneHacks the evasi0n statistics
The traffic is 5 million unique visitors and over 40 million page views durring the first 5 months of evasi0n tools was launched.
20% or 3 million of the visitors came from China, 17% from the U.S. and 6% from France. Here’s the breakdown of the top 10 countries:
Chinese ifuns was also the most active visitors of evasi0n website.
Source: Pangu Team Offcial Weibo account.