Jailbreaking: the elusive process of enabling root access on iOS-based devices through the exploitation of said devices’ mobile operating system itself. Equipped with years of knowledge and hacking experience, the four members that comprise the world-renowned evad3rs Dev Team have thus far released the first, and only, jailbreak utilities for both iOS 7 and iOS 6 that greatly reduced the complexity of the jailbreak process to simply plugging a device into a computer via a USB cable and clicking Jailbreak. Unfortunately, the team’s latest UnTethered jailbreak 7.0.4 tool (evasi0n 7) is nearing extinction as Apple prepares to release iOS 7.1. In today’s article, we’ll delve into the forthcoming update and the reason behind why it won’t be possible to jailbreak 7.1 UnTethered.
First, new reports suggest that iOS 7.1 is slated to be released to the masses sometime next month, in March.
The new 7.1 update will be the first significant revision to iOS since 7.0 was released last fall. In addition to improving minor visual aspects of the operating system, 7.1 will correct various bugs and bring other performance improvements.
With past reports from December also suggesting 7.1 would be released in March, the vague release timeframe for the firmware is all but confirmed.
With regard to jailbreaking, unfortunately as we confirmed in our recent iOS 7.1 beta 5 article, the upcoming release will certainly patch the UnTethered evasi0n 7.0.4 jailbreak, making it impossible for the public to jailbreak 7.1. Not only was a valuable kernel exploit closed by Apple in the previous beta seed (iOS 7.1 beta 4), but the fifth beta also patched additional vulnerabilities exploited by evasi0n.
Furthermore, looking back at the evad3rs’ release schedules, it’s likely that the next UnTethered jailbreak won’t be released until after Apple issues both iOS 8 and releases their next major round of iDevices.
In light of this unfavorable, yet inevitable, truth if you have yet to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on iOS 7.0.4, we strongly advise following ourcompressive evasi0n7 UnTethered guide while jailbreaking Apple’s latest publicfirmware is still a possibility.
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