Sunday is funday! Out of nowhere, the evad3rs have released the iOS 7 untethered jailbreak for all iOS devices.
evasi0n 7 as it is called, supports all iOS devices running iOS 7 (including the latest 7.1 betas). All iOS 6 users are free to upgrade to iOS 7 now, however this release has even caught saurik (Jay Freeman) the maintainer of Cydia off guard as he claims Cydia has not been tested thoroughly and Mobile Substrate do not work correctly. So all of our favorite tweaks probably do not work yet. As always, please backup your device first.
If you want an iOS 6.1.3+ jailbreak, hold tight as iH8sn0w is planning to release a tool with these exploits to jailbreak those devices (evasi0n7 does not support anything below iOS 7).
So, I got no lead time on evasi0n7, nor was I asked for an official iOS 7 Cydia; I was not given builds, nor was I asked for things to test.
In fact, @evad3rs didn’t even try my testing build of Substrate I gave core developers, so they didn’t notice a fundamental incompatibility.
This means they are going to have to push a new version of their untether to fix this oversight before I can push newer builds of Substrate.
– evasi0n7 1.0 is an untethered jailbreak for all iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini models running iOS 7.0 through 7.0.4
– MacOSX 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8
– Windows (XP minimum)
– iOS 7.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.0.4, 7.1beta1, 7.1beta2
● How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, 4s, 4, on iOS 7 Using Evasi0n (Mac)
● How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, 4s, 4, on iOS 7 Using Evasi0n (Windows)
● How to Jailbreak Your iPad Air, 4, 3, 2, Mini on iOS 7 Using Evasi0n (Mac)
● How to Jailbreak Your iPad Air, 4, 3, 2, Mini on iOS 7 Using Evasi0n (Windows)
● How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 5G on iOS 7 Using Evasi0n (Mac)
● How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 5G on iOS 7 Using Evasi0n (Windows)
It appears as though in China, instead of Cydia being installed by default, the evad3rs have preloaded a Chinese ‘app store’ called TaiG which contains cracked applications. Not much is known about this store and besides piracy there are concerns that it may access user data. We highly recommend those in China do not install it until more details are known. Please see this article for updates.
Two things to note, if you updated OTA, you must do a full restore first before applying evasi0n7. Also make sure passcode locks are off before you apply jailbreak (you can enable after)
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iOS 7 has been available for about three months now, three very long months for jailbreak fanatics who can’t fathom the idea of not having their favorite tweaks on their device. As always, a lot of pressure was put on the prominent jailbreak team of the moment: the evad3rs.
But unlike last year when evad3rs would regularly give updates about their progress, we haven’t heard anything about the jailbreak until this morning when evasi0n7 dropped. With the upcoming release of iOS 7.1, it actually seems that this jailbreak was rushed out the door.
We talked with a reliable source close to the situation to gather more information about the surprising release of evasi0n7…
When asked if today’s release of the iOS 7 was planned or just the result of recent events – such as the claim that parts of the jailbreak were stolen from evad3rs and sold to a third party – our source tells us that this rumor, as well as the fact that some other team was close to release something, rushed things out a bit. As our source claims, the evad3rs had spent so many hours on this jailbreak, that they couldn’t afford to have their work undermined by another team. So instead of releasing their jailbreak a few weeks from now, it was released today, surprising everyone including Saurik.
Geohot is a name that came up during the conversation we had with our source. Apparently, geohot was very close to release his jailbreak. The evad3rs knew for a fact that geohot was racing them to release a jailbreak first, which would have put the spotlight on him and put the evad3rs in the shadow.
More importantly, and this is what should be remembered as the main reason why evad3rs decided to release their jailbreak today, is the fact that these other teams, including geohot’s were suspected to release a jailbreak with key vulnerabilities that the evad3rs wanted to keep for future jailbreaks. Vulnerabilities exploited by the evad3rs in evasi0n7 had been carefully handpicked as a strategy to keep a lead on Apple’s patches.
In short, releasing evasi0n7 today prevented other teams from releasing a jailbreak that would have given away more critical exploits for Apple to fix.
At this point, we cannot tell if these other vulnerabilities the evad3rs are sitting on will be usable in iOS 7.1, but if their strategy of carefully picking exploits used in evasi0n7 is successful, it means that we may be able to get a jailbreak for a future iOS update as well.
More evasi0n7 coverage:
- Evad3rs release untethered iOS 7 jailbreak
- How to jailbreak iOS 7 using evasi0n7 [Mac tutorial]
- How to jailbreak iOS 7 using evasi0n7 [Windows tutorial]
- Problems with evasi0n7? Here’s what to do
- What is Taiji and what does China have to do with the evasi0n7 jailbreak?
- List of iOS 7 compatible jailbreak tweaks