As most of you already know, iOS 7 was launched last week, and now, more than 200 million devices are running Apple’s latest operating system. With this high amount of iOS 7 running devices, I am sure that users are curious to see if an upcoming untethered jailbreak is on the way.
The people working on building a suitable jailbreak tool for the latest version of iOS have demonstrated that an untethered jailbreak is currently being worked on. However, as expected, the jailbreak is buggy, but the progress is a progress. Today, iH8sn0w has offered some additional details regarding the iOS 7, iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 A5+ jailbreak status.
The blog post released by the jailbreak developer confirms the fact that Apple has officially closed the ability for users to downgrade to a previous version of iOS such as iOS 6.1.1 or iOS 6.1.2, versions that are jailbreakable.
Although iOS 7 was well expected and extremely popular among users all over the world through its novelties and unique features, users should have stayed on their iOS 6 devices in order to have a back way out.
On the other hand, the good news shared by the jailbreak developer suggest the fact that all details required for the iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 untethered jailbreak on A5+ devices are ready and set. So far, the only problem that they encountered is fixing internal bugs that cannot be delivered by a public jailbreak release.
The other jailbreak developer and namely Winocm, who might be considered the main piece behind this jailbreak, confirmed the same issue: “The status of the jailbreak is pretty much: it needs work, but it is almost there. (For a very small subset of devices).”
The problems encountered by the team are related to the some native apps on the device that manage to delete themselves as well as problems with the activation of iMessage and FaceTime features. For those who question why jailbreak developers are using exploits for a minor iOS update, when they can easily use it on the iOS 7, the answer is pretty simple. The exploits used in development of iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 jailbreak are not working on iOS 7.
In what concerns the iOS 7 jailbreak, what we know is that Evad3rs are currently exploring iOS 7 exploits. So far, Cydia, MobileSubstrate and Winterboard are all broken on the latest operating system; therefore, a jailbreak can be pretty far.
One of the biggest issues found by developers is surrounding Apple’s iTunes update. The iTunes 11.1 kills custom firmware restores on iOS 7 for A4 and bellow devices. For those who expect an iOS 7 jailbreak, the jailbreak process is supposed to take some time. On the other hand, for iOS 6.1.x, users will have to wait less time.