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  • What iOS 7 Means for Jailbreakers; Modders and Tweak Lovers


    With iOS 7 having been unveiled at Monday’s WWDC 2013 keynote, jailbreakers must now try to decide if they want to keep their older firmware with their jailbreak, precious jailbreak tweaks, and themes or upgrade to the latest and greatest operating system for iOS devices when it officially comes out in the Fall of this year.

    iOS 7 has taken a lot of ideas from the jailbreak community, such as toggles, animated wallpapers, Notification Center on the lock screen, improved interfaces, blocking texters and callers, multitasking application previews, and many more. Many people will be quick to jump into the new operating system when it's released because it takes many of these highly-demanded features and integrates them into the firmware stock.

    One thing to bear in mind is that a jailbreak is about more than just some fancy toggles here, and some new interfaces there. A jailbreak is more about having open access to the device’s filesystem, a precious luxury that gives the user more than just basic control over the device, but rather full control over the device. iOS 7 won't give you this feature. With that being said, you shouldn't be so quick to upgrade to the latest firmware if you treasure this luxury.

    Apple’s latest and greatest iOS devices cannot have their firmware downgraded, so if you choose to upgrade you must be aware that there is no going back. You will be stuck at the firmware that you update to until hackers have a chance to create, test, and release a stable jailbreak for everyone. Unfortunately, like every major operating system release, we will need to wait a while for a jailbreak to be developed by iOS hackers.

    Currently the evad3rs hacker team and iOS hacker p0sixninja have a stockpile of exploits ready, but there’s no guarantee that Apple hasn’t been paying attention and patching them in iOS 7, and there’s no guarantee that any open exploits won’t be sealed by the final release.

    While iOS 5 and iOS 6 might not look as sharp as the new iOS 7 Apple unveiled Monday afternoon, many of the new features like toggles, multitasking previews, and camera filters can be duplicated with jailbreak tweaks in Cydia right now. There is also a good chance that the jailbreak community may try and develop tweaks that mimic additional iOS 7 functionality for iOS 6 users. So with that being said, we highly recommend you hold off on iOS 7 for now if you're a developer and hold off in the Fall when it's released to the public until a jailbreak can be released.

    Are you planning to stick with your current jailbreak on iOS 5 or iOS 6, or are you going to upgrade to iOS 7 as soon as the software update is released in the Fall? Share in the comments!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: What iOS 7 Means for Jailbreakers; Modders and Tweak Lovers started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 144 Comments
    1. bry2k2's Avatar
      bry2k2 -
      If google is paying attention, this version of iOS will never see the light of day, it is a blatant rip off of Android, anyone who cannot see this needs to get their eyes checked or is in serious denial.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      iOS 7 has taken a lot of ideas from the jailbreak community, such as toggles, animated wallpapers, Notification Center on the lock screen, improved interfaces, blocking texters and callers, multitasking application previews, and many more.

      taken from the Jailbreak community? lmfao. ALL OF THIS IS FROM ANDROID and that's exactly where the Cydia devs got the ideas from.

      some old guy once said that 2011 was the year of the copycats because other companies made tablets...I wonder what he'd say about 2013.
      Actually some of these tweaks...well ,simply all , are taken from very early Cydia tweaks that weren't on android when first introduced....I been following android and iOS since their birth. The only thing apple has truly taken from android is notification center.
    1. xhazex9x's Avatar
      xhazex9x -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      Unless you're hiding something from your wife, app specific codes don't really apply as a needed tweak for everyone that apple will make it possible....just put a normal pass code on your iDevice and don't let anyone touch it.....I do admit that quick reply is a needed function, but I been handling with Siri to reply for me.....I am gonna miss tethering at times but not as much
      youre an nice person if you think that because someone wants passcoded apps that theyre hiding something from their wife, maybe you dont have friends but a lot of us do and sometimes they use our phones and theres certain things we dont want them going in so this tweak would be useful for a lot of people
    1. Carnage122896's Avatar
      Carnage122896 -
      iOS 7 is worth losing jailbreak
    1. chevymusclecar's Avatar
      chevymusclecar -
      Quote Originally Posted by LUFT5_THOR View Post
      I'm wondering how the App Store icons are fitting into all of this? Are they just removing the gloss or forcing redesigns? If they are left as is it will be quite a clash of styles.
      True that!
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by xhazex9x View Post
      youre an if you think that because someone wants passcoded apps that theyre hiding something from their wife, maybe you dont have friends but a lot of us do and sometimes they use our phones and theres certain things we dont want them going in so this tweak would be useful for a lot of people
      Whoa whoa whoa buddy, the idiot remark isn't necessary....I'm not trying to offend you...it was a mere example..I admit poorly executed...but seriously...it isn't a most valuable reason....but simple, I have lots of friends...too many actually...and I know they trust me and I trust them....they use my phone, it's for the purpose they need and right back...no digging thru my important emails, accounts, nothing...so I don't have a need since I trust them. But nonetheless....it's not that much of a needed tweak that needs to be on iOS for someone not to jailbreak....tethering is something I see someone wanting to jailbreak...sbsettings, quick reply, theming, task managers...these are great....app pass codes....nope...don't see it....
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      iOS 7 has taken a lot of ideas from the jailbreak community, such as toggles, animated wallpapers, Notification Center on the lock screen, improved interfaces, blocking texters and callers, multitasking application previews, and many more.

      taken from the Jailbreak community? lmfao. ALL OF THIS IS FROM ANDROID and that's exactly where the Cydia devs got the ideas from.

      some old guy once said that 2011 was the year of the copycats because other companies made tablets...I wonder what he'd say about 2013.
      Many of these ideas were out on personal computers before Android and other mobile devices, so don't give us that
    1. GenesisDH's Avatar
      GenesisDH -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ajzride View Post
      Still no quick reply for SMS.
      Still no app-specific passcodes.
      Still need a jailbreak
      For me add tweaks that add functionality from non-Apple services, such as GV integration
      The ability to see when music tracks change as notifications
      Icon- or other based notifications (such as OpenNotifier)
      Full Force

      That said, I'll probably end up updating my iPhone 5 to iOS7, but my iPad 3 will stay JB on 6.1 until we have an iOS7 jailbreak.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Carnage122896 View Post
      iOS 7 is worth losing jailbreak
      I respect your opinion , but would you kind telling me why you think it wouldn't? Like what apps you think are worth not losing :-) I'm just curious :-)
    1. CaliRican415's Avatar
      CaliRican415 -
      Did they fix the keyboard issues? I wish Apple would come out with a dual account so if someone wants to use my phone then I can give them the basic password and protect my privacy. Hopefully Evasi0n will come out with a 6.1.4 jailbreak.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by GenesisDH View Post
      For me add tweaks that add functionality from non-Apple services, such as GV integration
      The ability to see when music tracks change as notifications
      Icon- or other based notifications (such as OpenNotifier)
      Full Force

      That said, I'll probably end up updating my iPhone 5 to iOS7, but my iPad 3 will stay JB on 6.1 until we have an iOS7 jailbreak.
      This is a perfect example ! See , apps like GV extension (which I use) is a needed app!
    1. bry2k2's Avatar
      bry2k2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      Actually some of these tweaks...well ,simply all , are taken from very early Cydia tweaks that weren't on android when first introduced....I been following android and iOS since their birth. The only thing apple has truly taken from android is notification center.
      Here is some food for thought, apple takes ideas from the jailbreak community and implements them, but they fight tooth and nail against jailbreaking and go so far as to threaten people, drumming up lies that it will ruin your device, cause to crash and break. Something wrong with this picture?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      iOS 7 has taken a lot of ideas from the jailbreak community, such as toggles, animated wallpapers, Notification Center on the lock screen, improved interfaces, blocking texters and callers, multitasking application previews, and many more.

      taken from the Jailbreak community? lmfao. ALL OF THIS IS FROM ANDROID and that's exactly where the Cydia devs got the ideas from.

      some old guy once said that 2011 was the year of the copycats because other companies made tablets...I wonder what he'd say about 2013.
      He'd say what goes around comes around. Time to get over it and stop trolling.
    1. Reeiiko's Avatar
      Reeiiko -
      >Steals ideas from jailbreak community
      >Gives us no credit
      >Still does everything in their power to prevent jailbreaking.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bry2k2 View Post
      Here is some food for thought, apple takes ideas from the jailbreak community and implements them, but they fight tooth and nail against jailbreaking and go so far as to threaten people, drumming up lies that it will ruin your device, cause to crash and break. Something wrong with this picture?
      While I agree with your statement , I think that what they want to prevent is crashes....for example, I downloaded Velox for iPad two days ago...love the multitasking tweak...but it has given me MANY crashes and resprings...something I think they want to prevent with none signed apps...now these ideas they take and perfect. (Not saying that jailbreak debs can't perfect theirs) but they have taken these ideas and made sure they were great. Look at the new task manager...clearly a rip from Velox ...the folders option ripped from another tweak.
    1. coolemt's Avatar
      coolemt -
      I wish they would add quick reply that is why I really like the jailbreak
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by coolemt View Post
      I wish they would add quick reply that is why I really like the jailbreak
      Yes, quick reply is a much needed tweak that iOS needs to implement natively
    1. GnatGoSplat's Avatar
      GnatGoSplat -
      Quote Originally Posted by bry2k2 View Post
      If google is paying attention, this version of iOS will never see the light of day, it is a blatant rip off of Android, anyone who cannot see this needs to get their eyes checked or is in serious denial.
      No, it looks different - it's predominantly black on white, Android is predominantly white on black.
      On the other hand, the Gmail and Play store are also black on white and iOS 7 does look a lot like them.

      I was hoping for something that looks better than Android and Windows Phone, but now we have something that looks a lot like them. Oh well, it's about what I expected. I'll upgrade, but I'll wait till it can be jailbroken since I didn't see any mention of widgets or ability to support custom themes.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bry2k2 View Post
      If google is paying attention, this version of iOS will never see the light of day, it is a blatant rip off of Android, anyone who cannot see this needs to get their eyes checked or is in serious denial.
      Show me how this is the same.....
    1. chevymusclecar's Avatar
      chevymusclecar -
      Let me know if it has no folder limit...