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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. edwilk55's Avatar
      edwilk55 -
      Will upgrade after the jb is released for it. iBlacklist and quick reply are must haves for me as well as other cool tweaks.
    1. Jj2345's Avatar
      Jj2345 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ajzride View Post
      Still no quick reply for SMS.
      Still no app-specific passcodes.
      Still need a jailbreak
      Yeah I agree I'm staying on iOS 6.i NEED quick reply.app lock,pandora downloader with unlimited skips,themes,bitesms,ifile
      And many many more.have fun on ios7 fellas
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      This is the first time that iOS has really really delivered. The only things that iOS 6.1.2 has for me are Winterboard, MapsOpener, SnowCover4, and TetherMe. The biggest one is TetherMe. So I have to decide, do I want an iOS with basically every jailbreak tweak that I have ever wanted (integrated) or tethering.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by edwilk55 View Post
      Will upgrade after the jb is released for it. iBlacklist and quick reply are must haves for me as well as other cool tweaks.
      I think they do have a call blocker already on iOS 7 , but quick reply is still missing
    1. filabeaner's Avatar
      filabeaner -
      I'll keep my iOS 6 jailbreak... until there is an iOS 7 jailbreak.
    1. fidosam's Avatar
      fidosam -
      Quote Originally Posted by filabeaner View Post
      I'll keep my iOS 6 jailbreak... until there is an iOS 7 jailbreak.
      Ditto!
    1. Hondamaker's Avatar
      Hondamaker -
      If I get a hold of the beta, will I still need to register my UDID to install it?
    1. ToldYa's Avatar
      ToldYa -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kyle Matthews View Post
      (Plus holy crap those icons are blech)
      Don't you EVER talk about Crapple like that! EVERYTHING they do is AMAZING no matter how FUGLY it is. You sir need to step your fanboy game up a little
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hondamaker View Post
      If I get a hold of the beta, will I still need to register my UDID to install it?
      To answer your question YES

      But why in the world would you post that here in this thread?
    1. ToldYa's Avatar
      ToldYa -
      Quote Originally Posted by klouud View Post
      This is the first time that iOS has really really delivered. The only things that iOS 6.1.2 has for me are Winterboard, MapsOpener, SnowCover4, and TetherMe. The biggest one is TetherMe. So I have to decide, do I want an iOS with basically every jailbreak tweak that I have ever wanted (integrated) or tethering.
      You think that just because they're integrated now that that automatically makes them AMAZING? You think that just because iOS 7 comes with a built in call/message blocker that it will be anything like iBlacklist?

      Or what about the new Control Center? I guarantee you that once you actually use the new Control Center you will see that SBSettings will no doubt still have way more features. That's because when Crapple does something they only do it half assed. They don't know how to go hard, they only know how to go SOFT!
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ToldYa View Post
      You think that just because they're integrated now that that automatically makes them AMAZING? You think that just because iOS 7 comes with a built in call/message blocker that it will be anything like iBlacklist?

      Or what about the new Control Center? I guarantee you that once you actually use the new Control Center you will see that SBSettings will no doubt still have way more features. That's because when Crapple does something they only do it half assed. They don't know how to go hard, they only know how to go SOFT!
      My question to you is, if apple is "crappie" to you and your so negative towards the company, it's fanboys , and its way of executing things, many are you here on MMi? I'm not saying you should go! Don't get me wrong, I love debates and controversy , friendship and community, but its seems like ur hating on apple p...maybe an android forum would suit you ? Where people argue about battery life on galaxy S3 and how it's taking the same route apple is by closing up their "open source" and deleting apps from the play store from "open sourced" developers?
    1. nityanandachandra's Avatar
      nityanandachandra -
      One word: Tethering
    1. Detroitking02's Avatar
      Detroitking02 -
      iOS7 looks like a bubble gum nickelodeon Android OS
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by nityanandachandra View Post
      One word: Tethering
      I here that a lot but i have a tethering plan so thats nothing for me
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Troll!
    1. onski's Avatar
      onski -
      Still too many reasons not to give up my jailbreak, ios7 looks great though.
    1. regkilla's Avatar
      regkilla -
      I'm thinking of going iOS 7
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by nityanandachandra View Post
      One word: Tethering
      I would have agreed a year ago but I am always on wifi....only time I use tethering is when I travel on the car. I have a pioneer with HDMI input so I have my Apple TV connected in the car and well...that's when I need it lol
    1. dliw's Avatar
      dliw -
      Quote Originally Posted by fidosam View Post
      Ditto!
      +2
    1. Sakyr's Avatar
      Sakyr -
      All the tweaks I use are now integrated right in iOS7 I'm jumping ship from jailbreak for now. I love the stock feel of iOS7.

      And if a iOS7 jailbreak is released ill be right back on track if I need new tweaks.