All About Smartphones: Update on iOS 7, 6.1.3 /6.1.4 Untethered Jailbreak

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Update on iOS 7, 6.1.3 /6.1.4 Untethered Jailbreak

One of the confirming sign of a jailbroken Apple device is the presence of the Cydia icon sitting on the home screen quietly and responsively. 

Once more, that Cydia icon have been spotted on an iPhone 5 running iOS 6.1.4 and this quickly suggest that iPhone 5 jailbreak had been achieved but not released publicly. The reason for not being released publicly is not far fetched.

Winocm who is the main guy behind this jailbreak made a tweet saying that "The status of the jailbreak is pretty much: it needs work but its almost there. (For a very small subset of devices.)"

iH8sn0w shed more light in this area by saying that one of the current issues being faced by the team involve native apps on the device managing to delete themselves as well as problems surrounding the activation of iMessage and FaceTime. The informative post also tackles the age old question of why bother burning these exploits on a minor install base of iOS 6.1.4/6.1.3 when they could be used to provide liberation on a mass scale on iOS 7? The simple answer to that is that the exploits being used in this jailbreak will not work on iOS 7.

Furthermore, he confirms that Apple has now officially closed the ability for users to downgrade back to iOS 6.1.x from iOS 7. Although iOS 7 has been extremely popular with users, it’s more than likely that hardcore jailbreak lovers would have stayed on their iOS 6 installations to maintain that safety net. The good news is that it has been confirmed that everything that is required for the iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 untethered jailbreak on A5+ devices is in place. The problem, and current focal point, is fixing internal bugs that simply cannot be shipped with a public jailbreak.

Finally, iOS 7 jailbreak is a mile away and the evad3rs team are working hard on that. The good news as stated above is that those still on iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 will get an untethered jailbreak soon enough - just hang in there a little longer.

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