iOS 7 finally gets jailbroken, just in time for the holidays

By on December 23, 2013, 7:15 AM

In time for the holiday season, an iOS 7 jailbreak has been released from the Evasi0n team, supporting all iPhones, iPod touches, iPads and iPad minis running iOS 7.0 to 7.0.4. The jailbreak is untethered, meaning the device its installed on will remain jailbroken after a reboot.

The process to jailbreak an iOS 7 device is said to be quite easy, taking around five minutes to complete. Once the installer has finished its work, you will be able to begin customizing your device and installing third-party applications, just like with any previous jailbreak for older iOS versions.

However this jailbreak is not without controversy. It has been reported that the version of Cydia (a third-party app store) included with the jailbreak is not official, nor updated. It has also come to light that a second app store called Taig is installed on devices where the language is set to Chinese; Taig sells some cracked/pirated applications, which many members of the jailbreaking community are not happy about.

The good news is that members of team Evasi0n, despite entering an agreement with Taig, are on the case to remove any signs of piracy from the Chinese marketplace. Evasi0n had hoped that their "cooperation with Taig will improve the piracy situation in China", and will continue to remove pirated apps where they are discovered.

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ikesmasher said:

Make sure you do your research before updating or jailbreaking. For 6.1.x, ih8sn0w has released an untethered jailbreak for A4 devices and plans to release for A5 devices in the next 2 days.

There are unconfirmed rumors that Taig downloads personal info (which wouldnt surprise me) and one guy on twitter who is responsible for the JB package without taig said that "So everyone is aware, evasion can still download new payloads, my patches don't stop that, they simply remove the taig payload shipped in it"

finally, a reddit poster said that the company responsible for taig is 360 or something like that, and posted to a news article that said how the company in question wants to be the international security company that everyone uses--meaning they would like to OWN your device.

I am by no means saying that this jailbreak is bad or that you are selling your soul if you jailbreak-just warning to be more cautious than you would usually have to.

Personally, im waiting a few days for ih8sn0w's A5 unthethered jailbreak. but if iOS 7 is your cup of tea good ahead. Its just mostly pointless right now as you know, no one was told about this release so not even cydia is properly updated.

TheDreams TheDreams said:

I wish IOS 7 to Gen 4 :/

Lionvibez said:

No soup for you.

Plus it will run like S*** anyways apple has made sure of it to force you to upgrade.

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