Pangu is as well known in jailbreaking circles now as TaiG and Evaders. But who are Pangu and where did they get the idea for their name from ? First of all, Pangu is a team of 5 Chinese developers who rescued the day with a jailbreak for iOS 7.1 earlier in 2014 .
Image : Pangu Meaning
Since then, they have been diligent in producing updates and jailbreaks in a regular basis including the very first one for iOS 8 and iOS 8.1. Although that has now been patched by iOS 8.1.1, their jailbreak utility can still be used by anyone who does not update.
Pangu Meaning :
Where did the name come from though and how did they choose it ? The name Pangu, or Pan Gu, dates back to Chinese mythology and is referred to, by Daoist legends, as the very first living being and the creator of all, or, in some legends, the very first man, who opened heaven and earth.
So it is perhaps easy to see why they named their team and their jailbreak utility Pangu. It is a reflection that they have created it all, a jailbreak utility that does everything we want it to and more. Perhaps there are those in the jailbreak community who see the gap between jailbreaking and Apple as heaven and earth.
Image : The official Pangu Team Icon [ Updated Oct 2015 ]
While Apple continues to patch up jailbreaks and produce new versions of their software every year, there will always be a team of developers who will break that software wide open. There are those who say that there is no need to jailbreak any longer and those that say it is becoming harder to develop a utility but teams like Pangu are proving that wrong.
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