Apple Prepares to Release iOS 7.1 and Jailbreak 7.1 Details – With iOS 7.1 on the horizon, the firmware that will regrettably patch the evasi0n7 iOS 7.0 through 7.0.6 UnTethered jailbreak utility, a vast majority of jailbreakers from around the globe are wondering when the company will issue 7.1 to the public, effectively patching the evasi0n jailbreak. Similar to when we previously confirmed that iOS 7.1 beta 5 closed additional vulnerabilities in iOS 7 that were exploited by evasi0n7 (whilst operating under our previous iJailbreakEvasion branding), we’ve obtained new inside info as to when Apple will issue the first iteration of iOS 7.1 to the masses. In today’s article, we’ll discuss the iOS 7.1 intel we managed to obtain from our contact deep within Apple.
Apple’s Alleged iOS 7.1 Release Date Plans
Although the firmware will regrettably patch the latest and only iOS 7 Untetheredjailbreak, there are precautions individuals who are interested in jailbreaking can take to avoid being locked out until the evad3rs release their next UnTetheredutility later this year after iOS 8 is made available. We’ll discuss the aforementioned once we share the primary topic of discussion: iOS 7.1′s release.
Previously it was believed that Apple would require devices to be on iOS 7.1 before installing their dedicated SXSW (South by Southwest) app, indicating that the company was planning a 7.1 public release before making their SXSW app widely available. However, that theory fell apart yesterday when a version of the app that didn’t rely on iOS 7.1 as dependency started rolling out on Apple’s App Store.
Now, our source who wishes to be kept anonymous claims that iOS 7.1 will be released next week.
While I can’t pin-point the exact date for you, I’ll provide a general timeframe for Apple’s likely 7.1 release. If Apple goes the route of GM, it won’t be a pressing matter; it’s [7.1] almost done.
As a matter of privacy and job security, our source informed us that Apple will “likely” release 7.1 next week. Given Apple’s past release history, it’s likely that the company will either release iOS 7.1 GM (Gold Master) or the finalized version on Monday, March 10th, 2014 or Friday, March 14th, 2014.
Additionally, considering “it’s almost done,” if Apple opts to release 7.1 GoldMaster, the company will almost certainly release the public iteration of 7.1 within a week of seeding GM. One plausible scenario is that Apple could release 7.1 GM on Monday and follow up the near-final Gold Master edition with the public version of 7.1 on Friday. However, it’s important to realize that this is simply a “likely timeframe” and 7.1 could very well be release the week after next.
For jailbreakers (we hate to be the bearers of bad news), but as previously mentioned, evasi0n7 will become obsolete on firmwares higher than 7.0.6. In preparation of 7.1′s release, those of you who have yet to update to 7.0.6 should do so immediately to take advantage of the firmware’s updated SSL security, as Apple will no longer sign 7.0.6 once 7.1 goes public. To update to 7.0.6, we advise following our guide on the topic and then completing the process outlined in our in-depth jailbreak tutorial.
We’ll have additional details on both iOS 7.1 and jailbreaking in the days to come – stay tuned and keep your browsers locked to Jailbreak Evasion Info.
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