The jailbreak community, mostly the Evad3rs team, has managed to keep up with Apple’s beta releases for the incoming iOS 7.1 firmware in what concerns the jailbreak possibility. As you know, along with the iOS 7 release, jailbreak developers released a universal untethered jailbreak utility for all devices running the latest software.
The first beta version, the iOS 7.1 beta 2, followed by two different versions, has passed over the Evasi0n jailbreak without any problems. In what concerns the fourth beta version, unfortunately, Apple has discovered and killed the kernel vulnerability used by the Evad3rs team. Now, with the iOS 7.1 beta 5 version unveiled a few hours ago, Apple also patched the AFC sandbox escape and chown vulnerability. This means that the iOS 7.1 untethered jailbreak will take some time in order to jailbreak our iOS 7.1-running devices.
In the same time, the Evad3rs have just released Evasi0n v1.0.5 for untethered iOS 7.0.5 jailbreak. Now, while the fact that the iOS 7.0.5 is jailbreakable might be actually a release for some of you, it might be the last one we see before the iOS 7.1 firmware is introduced. Apple’s latest release, the iOS 7.1 beta 5 patches most of the jailbreak exploits, which were used by the Evasi0n7 jailbreak.
However, if you happen to run one of the latest iOS jailbreakable versions and namely the iOS 7.0.5 and you want to start untethered jailbreak on your device, feel free to follow our next step-by-step tutorial. However, before proceeding with the process, keep in mind that there is no need to re-jailbreak if you have not updated your firmware to iOS 7.0.5.
In case you updated over-the-air, you will have to restore by connecting the device to your PC or Mac and clean everything up using iTunes. In some cases, devices updated through the OTA feature have certain problems, therefore, you will have to reinstall the OS before you start jailbreak.
- Install the latest version of iTunes on your Windows PC or Mac
- Restore to the latest iOS 7.0.5 on your device using iTunes (not OTA) before running jailbreak. Download iOS 7.0.5 from here.
- Disable the Passcode or Touch ID set on your iOS device.
- Backup your data using the iTunes or iCloud services before jailbreaking
Jailbreak iOS 7.0.5 Untethered with Evasi0n7 v1.0.5
Step 1: Download Evasi0n7 v1.0.5 for Windows or Mac from our Evasi0n Download page.
Step 2: Connect your iOS device to your computer and run the jailbreak software.
Step 3: Click on “Jailbreak” in order to start the process. At this point, the software will start the process. Wait a couple of minutes and allow the tool to do its job.
Step 4: At this point, Evasion will ask you to unlock your device and tap on the “evasi0n7” app found on the home screen of your device in order to continue. Tap the icon and the process will automatically restart.
Step 5: Once the reboot is completed, the jailbreak tool will apply the changes and it will ask you to unlock your device once again. When you unlock it, tap on “Done”.
Step 6: At this moment, Cydia icon should be placed on your homescreeen. Quit the Evasi0n application, disconnect your device from your computer, and enjoy a brand new jailbroken device.