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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. Yugo's Avatar
      Yugo -
      Icons and Ui looks crappy imo atm

      Mios7 will correct this



      a nice feature i just noticed :

    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by Yugo View Post
      Nice feature :

      I hope it's a good iBlacklist replacement. I really hate buying a new license every time I upgrade my phone.
    1. yellorhino's Avatar
      yellorhino -
      At first I thought they removed spotlight but then I found it and like the way it's implemented.

      Swipe down the icons on the home screen.

      No more swiping all to the left because I'm searching for something.
    1. Yugo's Avatar
      Yugo -
      Quote Originally Posted by slim.jim View Post
      I hope it's a good iBlacklist replacement. I really hate buying a new license every time I upgrade my phone.
      +1 , looks working correctly
    1. Yugo's Avatar
      Yugo -
      Oh and just noticed u can invert color in settings>general>accessibility

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    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Yugo View Post
      Oh and just noticed u can invert color in settings>general>accessibility

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      Inverting the colors isn't new. This feature has existed for several versions of iOS now.

    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Anyone know if iOS 7 supports deleting individual notifications from notification center like LockInfo?
    1. NSXrebel's Avatar
      NSXrebel -
      I'm debating wether to install iOS 7. The only thing that I have that I would lose is TetherMe, but I rarely use it. I think I'm gonna make the jump. The other thing I will lose is *******, but even then, I only used that for 1 app, which I can live without. Mostly everything else, iOS 7 takes care of for me.
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by NSXrebel View Post
      I'm debating wether to install iOS 7. The only thing that I have that I would lose is TetherMe, but I rarely use it. I think I'm gonna make the jump. The other thing I will lose is *******, but even then, I only used that for 1 app, which I can live without. Mostly everything else, iOS 7 takes care of for me.
      This is my dilemma as well. I use TetherMe to connect my wifi iPad to my LTE service when needed but I can't say I use it very often. However I'm sure that there will be a time when I could really use it and can't.
    1. NSXrebel's Avatar
      NSXrebel -
      Quote Originally Posted by slim.jim View Post
      This is my dilemma as well. I use TetherMe to connect my wifi iPad to my LTE service when needed but I can say I use it very often. However I'm sure that there will be a time when I could really use it and can't.
      I think I'm gonna hold off on updating to iOS 7 till after next weekend. I'm going down to Vegas for EDC, and I KNOW tethering is gonna come in handy on the way there/back and while we stay there. Room wifi is crappy sometimes. Then I'll make the jump.
    1. BornSlacker's Avatar
      BornSlacker -
      Apologies if this isn't the right forum, but I have a dev account, registered my id and yet my phone will not activate on iOS 7. Says it's not been registered on the developer program. I double checked my UDID and it is correct... what am I missing?
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by BornSlacker View Post
      Apologies if this isn't the right forum, but I have a dev account, registered my id and yet my phone will not activate on iOS 7. Says it's not been registered on the developer program. I double checked my UDID and it is correct... what am I missing?
      Having a developer account or ID is not enough. You have to have an active membership for the developer program.

      "Access to iOS 7 SDK beta: You must have an active iOS Developer Standard or Enterprise Program membership to access the development resources for iOS 7 SDK beta."
    1. Jeffwo's Avatar
      Jeffwo -
      Nope, been waiting a long time for a new jailbreak (missed the 6.1.2 version) and will wait a little longer. Jailbreaking just allows so many cool, useful things that you just can't get from factory.

      Been jailbreaking since the 1st. 3G and ain't gonna stop now!

      Jeff

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    1. NSXrebel's Avatar
      NSXrebel -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jeffwo View Post
      Nope, been waiting a long time for a new jailbreak (missed the 6.1.2 version) and will wait a little longer. Jailbreaking just allows so many cool, useful things that you just can't get from factory.

      Been jailbreaking since the 1st. 3G and ain't gonna stop now!

      Jeff

      .

      So if you missed the 6.1.2 jailbreak, why not update? There's not gonna be another jailbreak till 7.0 comes out. Probably wont be one for 6.1.4.
    1. Jeffwo's Avatar
      Jeffwo -
      Quote Originally Posted by NSXrebel View Post
      So if you missed the 6.1.2 jailbreak, why not update? There's not gonna be another jailbreak till 7.0 comes out. Probably wont be one for 6.1.4.
      I got caught up with other life decisions and didn't update for a couple years. Didn't really need to until I started to get notifications that some of my apps would not work with my software...LOL

      Oh, well, I will get up to date sooner or later.

      Jeff

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    1. karol88888's Avatar
      karol88888 -
      Thats working? Evasi0n Jailbreak 6.1 Untethered | Jailbreak iOS 6.1.4 Untethered From Evasi0n ?????? I'm downlaod this, but I can't downgrade to 6.1.3/6.1.4 ... Please let someone check and write it works
    1. karol88888's Avatar
      karol88888 -
      omg ;o

      Please let someone check and write it works w w w . evasi0n - jailbreak . n e t
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Fake fake
    1. Yugo's Avatar
      Yugo -
      Beta 2 is live

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    1. C-los Beats's Avatar
      C-los Beats -
      That wall goes very nice with iOS 7.