As expected after a big software update, Apple has managed to patch the Evasi0n7 jailbreak along with the release of iOS 7.1 update. If you want to preserve your device’s jailbreak status, you need to avoid updating your device, at least until the Evad3rs release something in this respect. The Evasi0n7 untethered jailbreak has been completely patched by the Fruit Company within the recent iOS 7.1 update.
Even though Apple has released a couple of iOS 7.0.x releases without patching the jailbreak utility, it was more than expected to see the first major update patching the jailbreak possibility. However, things were not that dark at first, especially since the first couple of iOS 7.1 beta updates did not kill Evad3rs’ tool. During this time, Apple has worked actually pretty hard in order to counteract the exploits in the latest released, which was more than evident that the final end-user version will completely kill Evasi0n.
So far, it is unknown whether if the Evad3rs team has any exploits to use, of id they plan to work on the iOS 7.1. However, if we take into consideration the latest jailbreak releases, we might expect to see a software update against the iOS 8, later this year since the iOS 7 is already halfway at its life-cycle.
The battle between the jailbreak developers and the Cupertino-based company is still ongoing; therefore, all we have to do is to wait to see a response from the Evad3rs part. After all, thanks to Evad3rs, Cydia has been flourishing with many great tweaks, apps, and themes that appeared over the past few months.
I am sure that this process will definitely continue, and we will many other interesting Cydia apps and tweaks revealed, but until then, whether the iOS 7.1 is breached or not, the only thing we can do in order to avoid killing the jailbreak status is to prevent the update. If a new jailbreak will be made available, we will definitely provide you with the tool and the tutorial needed to start the jailbreak process.
Until then, just remain on your current firmware, do not upgrade to iOS 7.1, and enjoy your jailbroken device. On the other hand, even with these warnings, if you still want to upgrade your device, you can easily download iOS 7.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch in order to see its new features and improvements.