Evad3rs Achieve Unsigned Userland Code Execution in iOS 7
On Tuesday, iOS hacker planetbeing made the announcement
that the evad3rs were attempting to use a number of exploits that the team had in storage on the newly released iOS 7 Golden Master
to see what exploits were closed and what exploits were still useful.
In what looks like a stroke of luck, planetbeing followed up on Wednesday morning with additional news. The evad3rs have successfully managed to accomplish unsigned userland code execution on iOS 7. The hacker notes that this gives the evad3rs a chance to start “poking the kernel.”
While this is great news, we still cannot draw any conclusions about the ETA for an iOS 7 jailbreak. The hackers still have a lot of work to do if they wish to accomplish this task, but nonetheless, progress is progress.
iOS 7 still isn't even available to the public, but will be on September 18th
. Apple could make any changes that they want to iOS 7 between the Golden Master and the final build, so no one should be getting their hopes up just yet. If you value your current jailbreak, we would suggest holding off on the iOS 7 update when it is released to the public, as with Apple's newer devices, downgrading software isn't much of an option.
Additional good news is that the evad3rs still appear to have more stuff "in reserve," meaning that they didn't need to use all of their known exploits to accomplish where they have gotten so far. This leaves a little bit of wiggle room if Apple tries to be sneaky.
We will keep you updated as more news surfaces.