iOS 7.1 beta 4 not jailbreak-able using Evasi0n7

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Just before Christmas last year, Evad3rs surprised everyone by launching Evasi0n7, the first untethered jailbreak tool that worked with any device running iOS 7+. The release even surprised jailbreak devs, including Saurik, who hadn’t even got Cydia ready for the iOS 7 at that point. Perhaps the one pleasant surprise was that the jailbreak also worked with iOS 7.1 beta. In fact, it’s worked with every beta version of iOS 7. Up until now.

iH8sn0w tweeted yesterday evening that the exploit used to jailbreak iOS 7 has been patched up in the latest beta version of iOS 7.1.

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The developer also went on to stated that Evad3rs won’t be working on a version to work on future beta versions of iOS 7.1. However, that’s not to say we won’t see one that works with the official public release.

Personally, I wouldn’t get your hopes up too much for iOS 7.1 tools. Look at last year, we didn’t get an official jailbreak tool for iOS 6.1 until after iOS 7 was here, and even then, it was for pre-A7 chip devices. So, if I was a gambling man, I’d bet against a new version of Evasi0n 7 for iOS 7.1.

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Cydia updated for iOS 7 and nothing dodgy found inside evasi0n7.

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This year – relative to last – the gap between iOS 7 launch and its jailbreak tool being released was incredibly small. Along with news of its release came reports stating that a Chinese company had funded, and with that came rumors of sketchy code being used and the software being infected. Those reports weren’t helped by the fact that Saurik (Jay Freeman) hadn’t had time to get an official, tested version of Cydia for iOS 7.

Thankfully, that has changed. Today, Cydia was updated for iOS 7. Its look is drastically changed to move it in to iOS 7′s design territory. It’s colorful, flat and a touch more attractive. It’s still clearly Cydia, but it has a fresher white look with clean lines and flatter icons.

As well as this update, we also have confirmation that the evasion7 is completely free of invasive software. Geohot has tested it, reversed engineered it and discovered no foul play. But he did reveal some competition between evad3rs and himself:

Note that this writeup doesn’t help Apple, I got this by reversing the public evasi0n binary, which they can, and do do. Also note, I found nothing sketchy in my reversing, your phones most likely aren’t being backdoored by Chinese. If I ever touch jailbreaking again, which is unlikely(until ARM128 comes out, I only touched the game again for the love of ARM64), no more secrets. Full disclosure time, I was working on a public, free of charge, china not involved, old school jailbreak with a few others. evad3rs released first. That jailbreak overlapped this one 80%, partly due to leaks, but mainly due to the exploits and methodology being the obvious choice(great minds, well you know), meaning the exploits won’t be usable next time. No more jailbreaks ever?”

With this seeming divide in the jailbreak world, and the need for financing from other sources to get anything done, I’d suggest the jailbreak scene’s future is far from certain.

Evasi0n iOS 6.1 jailbreak tool for Mac and PC completed – still on target for Sunday release.

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Yesterday we read the news that the iOS 6.1 jailbreak tool for iPhone 5 and other iOS 6.1 powered devices was almost ready for launch. Evad3rs – the team behind the new jailbreak – announced publicly on its website that it was just adding some finishing touches to the GUI yesterday. Today, there’s some more progress (as reported by iDB): the Mac and Windows tools for jailbreaking have been completed and the release date is still set for Sunday.

The last stage is some private beta testing to iron out any potential bugs before the big launch. It’s fair to say we’ve waited a long time for this new jailbreak to be released, possibly the longest time from a new iPhone launch to a jailbreak we’ve ever had. But with tweaks like Auxo and InstaSnapwaiting to be tried and tested by countless users, I’m guessing this year’s jailbreak is going to be the most popular yet.

Not long to go now. We’ll keep you up to date with any more developments as the next few days pass. If you want to keep up to date with the update, hit Evasi0n’s site for a live progress report.

Source: TodaysiPhone.

An Untethered Jailbreak For iPhone 5 And iPad Mini Is Coming With iOS 6.1

A new jailbreak is waiting in the wings.

A new jailbreak is waiting in the wings.

An iOS 6 jailbreak has been in the works since Apple released the iPhone 5 last fall, and it’s taken a long time for hackers to crack the enhanced security measures in Apple’s latest mobile operating system. After many months, the pieces have finally been put together. There is a full jailbreak for Apple’s latest iOS devices, and iOS 6.1 is the key to unlocking it.

While the jailbreak could be released for everyone now, trusted hackers behind past jailbreaks are waiting to see if Apple squashes any of their exploits in the final version of 6.1. If the bugs that form the jailbreak are still working, the iOS 6 jailbreak will be unleashed on the world after 6.1’s release.

“There will certainly be no jailbreak release from us until 6.1 is out.”

iOS 6.1 has been in the developer beta stages for months. The most recent fourth beta is set to expire on Monday, January 28th. When it does, Apple will either release yet another beta, or the final Gold Master (GM) version. All bets are on the GM.

The final GM version of an iOS release is the same version that is released for everyone. Apple gives developers a last-minute look to make sure their apps work with the final version.

It wouldn’t make sense to release the jailbreak now and waste valuable exploits, because Apple could have time to quickly patch the jailbreak in 6.1 before it ships. So hackers Cyril (pod2g), David Wang (planetbeing), Nikias Bassen (pimskeks), and MuscleNerd are waiting to test their jailbreak on 6.1 first. If it works, then the jailbreak is good to go for public release.

“There will certainly be no jailbreak release from us until 6.1 is out,” assured David Wang. A couple months ago Wang tweeted a picture of his jailbroken iPhone 5.

“A few times in the past they added heavy security features in the GM,” noted hacker extraordinaire Cyril, who recently released a DJ app in the App Store. At this point, nobody knows if Apple will beef up security or leave things the way they are. But the jailbreak will likely still work. “We already focused on 6.1 beta 4 and we expect it to work with 6.1 GM,” confirmed Nikias Bassen to Cult of Mac. There is a slim chance that Apple will make some security changes in 6.1. If that happens, it’s back to the drawing board.

All iOS devices that can run iOS 6.1, including the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S, will be supported in this upcoming jailbreak. The four men behind it have founded a new hacking group called “evad3rs” (presumably since they’re masters at evading Apple’s security measures), and they will release the iOS 6 jailbreak under that name.

When iOS 6.1 drops, a new jailbreak will be right behind it.