Just in time for Christmas, the Evasi0n team has released an iOS 7 compatible Jailbreak. I’ve just jailbroken my wife’s iOS iPhone 5s (long story) so I’m pretty sure it is legit.
Compatible with all iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini models running iOS 7.0 through 7.0.4
The process is extremely straightforward and took about 5 minutes to complete on an iPhone 5s.
Update: Cydia creator @Saurik/Jay Freeman has chimed in on the Jailbreak noting there might be some rough waters ahead. In particular he wasn’t made aware of the jailbreak and that the Cydia build isn’t official nor updated. More updates will be needed as things fall into place.
For those who only care about WinterBoard: as I expected, I got core functions working on iOS 7 ;P. (Not pushed yet!) http://t.co/D84CI5OWLT— Jay Freeman (saurik) (@saurik) December 22, 2013
The delivery of the Jailbreak in its current form may be attributable to @evad3rs team members that were spooked that their jailbreak was sold to a private buyer.
I guess those who bought the stolen jailbreak from the @evad3rs will be really angry now ;-)— Stefan Esser (@i0n1c) December 22, 2013
- 5 minutes of your time!
- A computer, running Windows (XP minimum), Mac OS X (10.6 minimum) or Linux (x86 / x86_64)
- iTunes installed if you’re running Windows
- An iPhone, iPad or iPod running iOS 7.0 through 7.0.4 (you may check in Settings / General / About => Version)
- A USB cable to connect the device to the computer
Important! Read me!
- Backup your device using iTunes (or iCloud) before using evasi0n. If something breaks, you’ll always be able to recover your data.
- Please disable the lock passcode of your iOS device before using evasi0n. It can cause issues.
- Avoid all iOS and iTunes related tasks until evasi0n is complete. Why not just enjoy a brief break from the computer to stretch your legs?
- If the process gets stuck somewhere, it’s safe to restart the program, reboot the device (if necessary by holding down Power and Home until it shuts down), and rerun the process.
- If you get an error on OS X 10.8 saying that evasi0n can’t be opened, control-click (or right-click) the app and on the revealed context menu, choose ‘Open.’ On the ensuing dialogue box, choose ‘Open’ as well.
- I would like to contribute!
If you would like to express your appreciation for our work, we do have a PayPal account. All proceeds from your contributions will go to Public Knowledge, Electronic Frontier Foundation and Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure to help protect jailbreaking as your legal right.