Since the first release of our untethered jailbreak tool Pangu 7 in June 2014, there have been many ridiculous rumors, discriminations, and vilifications on our team, especially from Stefan Esser (@i0n1c). As a team of “nerds”, we did not want to waste time on responding such useless things and hoped that eventually these things would stop after a while. We put 100% efforts on developing new jailbreaks for iOS 8 and successfully released Pangu 8 roughly a month after iOS 8 was released.
We could ignore the increasingly unfunny and ridiculous comments on our team, but cannot bear the racist comments from Stefan Esser in his recent talk at Syscan, which deliberately separate the jailbreak community with “Chinese” and “Western” labels and are full of morbid imaginations. In fact, many well-known iOS “Western” hackers including comex and P0sixninja are visiting Beijing, China today for a mobile security summit.
Apparently, the Pangu team cannot represent all Chinese jailbreak developers. We hereby just want to clarify the rumors, discriminations, and vilifications on our team.
The financial sponsorship of the Pangu team is mainly used to cover the cost of developing jailbreak tools
The “1 million USD” rumor was first posted when evasi0n 7 was released.
For us, our sponsorship is mainly used to support the development of jailbreak tools, cover the cost of software testing, and facility the download servers, etc. Note that, to make our untethered jailbreak tool reliable, we need to test all hardware models from iPhone 4s to iPhone 6 Plus, from iPad 2 to iPad Air, all iOS versions from 7.1 to 8.1. The sponsorship is also used to purchase all kinds of iOS devices for the testing purpose. But anyway, we are also wondering where the “1 million USD” is, LOL.
The Pangu team does not buy vulnerabilities, never and ever