iOS 7 Jailbreaks Evasi0n and Pangu Might Get Pwnie Awards

iPhone users who like to jailbreak their smartphones surely know about Evasi0n and Pangu jailbreak tools. The first one was introduced by the infamous Evad3rs team of hackers and it supports iOS 7 and 7.0.x firmware versions widely used by millions of people across the world. The second one is the creation of the Chinese team of hackers who were unknown till they introduced this only solution for 7.1.x firmware jailbreaks.

Both Pangu jailbreak and Evasi0n jailbreak are nominated for 2014 Pwnie Awards! These programs might get the awards as hackers did a big job creating the exploits and releasing the solution for public use to free people from all the restrictions set by Apple.

The Pwnie Awards is the ceremony that is held each year. It celebrates all the innovations discovered by hackers and security researchers and awards the best of the best. Both Pangu and Evad3rs team are good are finding bugs and holes in the mobile firmware and using them to create the special programs that can jailbreak the iPhones and iPads.

iOS 7 Jailbreaks Evasi0n and Pangu Might Get Pwnie Awards

iOS 7 jailbreak awards nomination is a great sign. This means that both programs can be used no matter what some people might say. Of course, it is risky to jailbreak, but most people succeed without any problems and consequences.

Both iOS 7 jailbreak tools are nominated for the same award titled “Best Privilege Escalation Bug” meaning there should be only one winner unless judges decide to share this award between the two teams.

As the Nomination page of the Awards state, this award will go to the team that exploited and found the most interesting escalation vulnerability. As the event organizers say, Evasi0n jailbreak was nominated for the second year in a row. In 2014 they managed to use four vulnerabilities to allow people untethering their devices.

As for Pangu tool, the credit is given not only to the Chinese guys but also to Stefan Esser, whose exploits are used by this team. This jailbreak is a hit that no one expected to see and find a great tool now as this is the only solution for untether iOS 7.1.x jailbreak. At the same time, Pangu jailbreakers state that they found all the exploits themselves.

The Chinese hackers thank the Pwnie Awards for this nomination, but add

“we want to clarify since Pangu 1.1. all the kernel bugs are originally discovered by us”

[via Twitter].

It is worth to mention that Geohot and Comex are also nomated for creating Towelroot that allows Galaxy S5 owners gain root access to their device.

The Awards ceremony takes place on August 6, 2014. The event is organizes in Las Vegas.