Finally, some good news hits the world of jailbreaking. It appears that iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak is no longer based on a long vulnerability chain and it has become possible. This good news was reported by the well-know security researchers i0n1c and pod2g.
According to the developer’s tweet, it appears “That iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak is not based on a long vulnerability chain. It uses a single beautiful kernel bug that goes from mobile to kernel”. After releasing a video with the untethered jailbreak on an iOS 7.1.1 –running iPhone 4, the researcher confirmed in the description that “this is iOS 7.1.1 untethered if you didn’t notice earlier”.
It is worth mentioning the fact that i0n1c, also known as Stefan Essar, is working with the famous pod2g in order to reveal the well-awaited tool for performing the iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak. Despite the fact that it was assumed the iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak might not be possible due to hackers trying to save the exploits for iOS 8, it appears that we will be able to enjoy the possibility of jailbreaking our iOS 7.1.1 devices after all.
Having the iOS 8 right around the corner, I am sure that this means we will definitely see the iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak exploit public released any time now. Since a long time has passed and we did not hear anything related to this aspect from the jailbreak community, it is nice to see that they were busy on developing a proper tool that allows us to perform untethered jailbreak on iOS 7.1.1 devices.
It is unlikely that any of these hackers will publically release the latest solution for iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak since as iPhone Hacks mentioned earlier in a post, “i0n1c has often expressed his dislike towards the jailbreaking community while winocm plans to join Apple” at one point.
However, even with these in mind, we have the right to expect pod2g to find these exploits and do something for the public good. Until then, all we have to do is to wait. Stay tuned for any news regarding the iOS 7.1.1 untethered jailbreak.