Pangu "jailbreak Timeout" error after reboot

Pangu "jailbreak Timeout" error after reboot

Posted June 30, 2014 at 2:25pm by octron2008 · 51373 views
Hi using the Pangu jailbreak on my Iphone 4 latest IOS, all works ok up to the reboot part, it takes about 2-3 minutes to reboot but the Pangu program shows the error in red with "jailbreak Timeout" just a few seconds before the iphone finishing rebooting. Tried a few times in windows 7 and 8 with Pangu_v1.1 version. Any ideas?

Answers (9)

- July 13, 2014 at 5:46pm
same thing happen to me. timeout. doing all the back. wait the phone to reboot. unplugged the cable when logo show. continue after reboot settle. reconnect the cable. and done.
emeritus - July 12, 2014 at 7:50pm
thanks Parabel, one more with iPhone 4 helped by your instructions!
HansStrupat - July 12, 2014 at 1:54pm
Put the Mac to sleep while the iDevice is rebooting.

Disabling WiFi, turning off iTunes, disabling passcode, etc was not sufficient for the long reboot time of my 'slow' fully-loaded iPad2 before Pangu v1.1 displayed the "Jailbreak Timeout" message. Disconnecting the iPad during the reboot still causes Pangu to display the timeout message. When I put the Mac to sleep while the iPad was rebooting, and only waking up the Mac after the iPad had completely rebooted, allowed me to finish the jb.
drbug000 - July 3, 2014 at 5:21am
This worked for me. Realized it took 90+ sec to reboot, so unpluged my ipad2 for 60 sec, then plugged usb back in and it rebooted and finished as described. Took about a dozen tries to figure this out though. iTunes OFF the whole time. WiFi on.
octron2008 - July 2, 2014 at 7:34am
Hi Parabel, thanks unplugging the phone while restarting did the trick for me.

parabel - July 1, 2014 at 1:21pm
I had the same issue and I found a way around it! :)
I just made a reddit post about it:

Here's the text I wrote over there:

I just tried to jailbreak my iPhone 4S on iOS 7.1.2 with Pangu 1.1 and a few minutes after you have to open their Pangu app on the phone, when it's done injecting stuff, the phone reboots. Pangu then says to wait and not to disconnect the phone, then a bit later it says to unlock the phone for the jailbreak to continue. BUT I have many, many apps on my phone (64GB phone with about 600 apps) and therefore it takes quite a while to reboot. Pangu seems to be a bit impatient and for me, it always displayed "Jailbreak timeout" about 20 seconds before the phone was even finished rebooting. After that, there was no way to just "resume" the jailbreak, I always had to restart the whole process and it always failed because of the long reboot time.
First, make sure that you have disabled the passcode lock on the phone and also make sure that iTunes isn't opened automatically when the phone is connected or at least immediately close iTunes after it opens by itself. That alone might already help you get around the timeout issue. But I had already taken care of those things beforehand and still got the timeout.
So, as soon as it says "Rebooting phone, do not disconnect" and as soon as the Apple logo is displayed on the phone, I disconnected the phone. Because in that short time when the phone is OFF, it doesn't make a difference to the computer whether it is connected or not - as far as the computer is concerned, there's no phone to detect. And as far as Pangu is concerned, the timeout timer doesn't seem to start until it detects that a certain phase of the reboot is done. And luckily, it seems that Pangu also doesn't need to inject anything else during the reboot, so just let the phone boot by itself while it's disconnected - it can take as long as it wants now. When it's finally done booting, maybe also unlock it first, so that you're on the home screen. Then just reconnect it to the computer and Pangu will finish and finally install Cydia! :)
TL;DR: Despite what Pangu tells you, just disconnect the phone while rebooting (just as the Apple logo appears on screen) and connect it again when it's all done booting - that should get around the timeout issue.
zaatar - July 1, 2014 at 12:41pm
I have the same issue and doing it without iTunes doesn't work either.

It seems to be that my 5S takes a loooong time to boot and it's not fast enough for the app.

Additionally now that it's 1/2 way jailbroken, I can't activate iMessage and I've had to restore the 5S.

Any ideas?
octron2008 - July 1, 2014 at 7:52am
avril2048 thanks for feedback, already tried that but didn't work for me, even made sure that nothing from itunes was running in Task Manager.
avril2048 - July 1, 2014 at 6:29am
Closing iTunes worked for me!
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