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  • iOS Hacker ih8sn0w Recommends You Don't Update to iOS 7 if You Want a Jailbreak Now


    Late last night, iOS hacker winocm published a video on YouTube demonstrating an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1.4 on an iPhone 5. While preliminary, and buggy at the moment, it does appear to look legitimate from a glance.

    Well-known iOS hacker ih8sn0w seems to be adding credibility to the jailbreak on Wednesday, as he has made a blog post detailing to jailbreakers why they shouldn’t upgrade to iOS 7 yet if they want to have a jailbroken device sooner rather than later.

    The hacker explains that a jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3 and iOS 6.1.4 untethered is possible in coming days or weeks, and that if users want to have this jailbreak, he recommends downgrading to iOS 6.1.3 or iOS 6.1.4 as soon as possible before Apple closes the window on downgrading for good. He also notes that users already jailbroken on iOS 6.0-iOS 6.1.2 should not worry about upgrading to iOS 6.1.3 or iOS 6.1.4, as their jailbreak is perfectly functional where it sits.

    Also important, the hacker explains that users should take the extra steps to save SHSH blobs just in case some kind of miracle discovery happens in the future allowing downgrading on later A5+ devices.

    If you plan on upgrading to iOS 7 anyhow, we don’t blame you. iOS 7 has a ton of awesome new features, and the evad3rs hacker team seems confident that they will have a jailbreak for iOS 7 in the future, albeit we can’t say they’ll have it soon or in the near future.

    In the end, the call is yours. If you want a jailbreak sooner rather than later, stay on iOS 6. If you don't mind waiting several months for an iOS 7 jailbreak, then maybe you would be better off upgrading.

    Sources: ih8sn0w
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS Hacker ih8sn0w Recommends You Don't Update to iOS 7 if You Want a Jailbreak Now started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 46 Comments
    1. AUZambo's Avatar
      AUZambo -
      Quote Originally Posted by offroad1994 View Post
      talk about the last second advice warning. ios7 released in a minute supposedly.
      Well...it's pretty common knowledge that you don't jailbreak your device - especially on the day the upgrade goes live - if you want a jailbreak. I don't think the warning was really needed...it was just nice of them to point it out.
    1. DieselVexx's Avatar
      DieselVexx -
      Lot of issues with some cydia tweaks slowed my 4s down until I took a hard look at what I had installed. Ripped out some major tweaks and replaced them with less memory needy ones. First to go was "SBsettings" replaced with "NCsettings". Next to go was "Winterboard" replaced with "Grayscale, iconrotater and a nice wallpaper" before Winterboard was replaced I was rocking the "Neogoth theme with tron icons (which where gray and semi transparent ). By far Winterboard was hardest for me to give up. Axo was replaced with instaLuncher). Definately the easiest switch. Instaluncher also pulls double duty by replacing "Zypher" for me. My phone runs just as fast now if not faster than any other iphone 4s jailbroken or not jailbroken. With that said. I definately will wait to update. Just way to many cool tweaks to name that I would miss. Queck, Check, Safari uploader, torch, video pane, open in app. Universal Video Downloader, lanscape lock, applocker, call bar, YFIselect bluetooth select, swipe nav, airblue, tempus, tapto widgets for notification, quickphoto for keyboard, Octopus...and on and on and on
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Agreed to all who say they'll take a pass on 7 for the moment.. iOS7 is cool as hell but its nowhere near a jail broken phone's capabilities.
    1. Nuff Said's Avatar
      Nuff Said -
      Quote Originally Posted by thevmax View Post
      NO. I would wait until the IOS 7 jailbreak is out. Then you can install IOS 7 and then jailbreak.
      Keep in mind that any jailbroken apps may not run on IOS 7 if they haven't been updated yet.
      This is always the problem with a major IOS upgrade. However, if you can't wait (and I don't know why you would not wait), you can upgrade to IOS 7 thru Itunes 11.1 and that will erase all your jailbroken apps.

      Also Saurik, the creater of Cydia and Winterboard has said that Winterboard may not be available for IOS 7 unless he gets help from the devs who have created themes which run on Winterboard.

      I may not ever update to IOS 7. Most of the upgrades have been available for jailbroken devices for years.
      Is jb on the decline? If jb dies out I probably won't be dealing with apple anymore. I think a jb iPhone is the best phone on the market.
    1. ishghosh's Avatar
      ishghosh -
      Quote Originally Posted by GrandMstrBud View Post
      Download it from the downloads section and hold the shift key and hit restore and browse to the .ispw file and you should be good. I don't think apple stopped signing 6.1.3/6.1.4 yet
      We would be without a jailbreak for a while right if we upgraded to 6.1.3/6.1.4? Are they advising we do this if we don't want to eventually upgrade to iOS 7? I also am still on 5.1.1. and missed the 6.0 train. Should I upgrade to 6.1.3?
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by ishghosh View Post
      We would be without a jailbreak for a while right if we upgraded to 6.1.3/6.1.4? Are they advising we do this if we don't want to eventually upgrade to iOS 7? I also am still on 5.1.1. and missed the 6.0 train. Should I upgrade to 6.1.3?
      If you want to be on 6.. And don't mind waiting for the jailbreak for a little while - then yes. Upgrade before the window closes. If you like your JB on 5.1.1 - then don't.
    1. Ryaninfg's Avatar
      Ryaninfg -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Agreed to all who say they'll take a pass on 7 for the moment.. iOS7 is cool as hell but its nowhere near a jail broken phone's capabilities.
      iOS 7 has a blacklist option.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryaninfg View Post
      iOS 7 has a blacklist option.
      Yes.. I read that. But that's only 1 tweak of HUNDREDS we use daily - that are just as essential to us - that Apple has NOT addressed in 7
    1. donkeylarry's Avatar
      donkeylarry -
      This may be answered previously, but I am still running my 4s on 5.1.1. Is there an update out there to retain my jailbreak to upgrade my IOS or will there be ever?!? If so, what do I or can I do?!?
    1. iH85CH001's Avatar
      iH85CH001 -
      Quote Originally Posted by EVO View Post
      I'm OK with my 6.1.2 JB on iphone 5
      i got the jb on my ipod 5...
    1. ShioN915's Avatar
      ShioN915 -
      Quote Originally Posted by GrandMstrBud View Post
      Download it from the downloads section and hold the shift key and hit restore and browse to the .ispw file and you should be good. I don't think apple stopped signing 6.1.3/6.1.4 yet
      thank you for the specific instructions, i was able to switch to 6.1.3 without any problems.
    1. anig's Avatar
      anig -
      Is there a jailbreak for the 4s on IOS 7. Evad3rs.net looks to have a IOS7 evasion jailbreak tool is that real or current
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by anig View Post
      Is there a jailbreak for the 4s on IOS 7. Evad3rs.net looks to have a IOS7 evasion jailbreak tool is that real or current
      That site is a cheap fake setup to take advantage of the evaders name. That is not their site. There is no iOS7 jailbreak tool yet.
      The evaders real site is: evasi0n iOS 6.x Jailbreak - official website of the evad3rs
      Their real twitter is: https://twitter.com/evad3rs

      Any real information will come from them.
    1. anig's Avatar
      anig -
      Thank you. That has been probably said 1000 times but thanks for the reminder and the real site.
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      I wonder how long this will take or any estimate? Just debating if I should just sell my 5 and move on away from apple
    1. Amadomon's Avatar
      Amadomon -
      Can anyone confirm, is iOS 7 really 1.2 GB? iOS is getting really bloated.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Amadomon View Post
      Can anyone confirm, is iOS 7 really 1.2 GB? iOS is getting really bloated.
      Yes, and yes it is.
    1. offroad1994's Avatar
      offroad1994 -
      How long will you wait? Have an iPhone5 with 6.1.4 and thinking I will wait a month then switch (after apple fixes the 20 plus bugs). Just like the idea of getting used to the new IOS structure.

      1) if a jailbreak was pending we would see more discussion. Hearing crickets.

      2) why no way to downgrade IOS to something that can jailbreak? Did apple really fix that with SHSH codes and remote server forever? Why no discussions ? Plus the new a7 processor locks? If apple can fix that am sure they will fix any jailbreak exploits.

      3) likely more and more app developers will switch to other less restrictive platforms. Is jailbreak worth it? I need a mouse for my iPad. But could get that on a cheap MS SURFACE device. Like to run XBMC but that has limited need.

      4) can switch and wait ios7 jailbreak in January. If ever.

      Bottom line is that for iPhone 4 and iPad 2 it's a good idea. Newer platforms. Not seeing it. Convince otherwise? I can be swayed.
    1. Right2YaDome's Avatar
      Right2YaDome -
      Im hearing two different stories one that 6.1.3 JB is on it's way within weeks.. The other is iOS7 will be jailbreakable will it take a little while yes I imagine.

      I upgraded to iOS7 beta 6 just to see now iOS7 doesnt matter to me a jailbroken iPhone does, what should I do run Tinyumbrella and restore back to 6.1.3??
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Right2YaDome View Post
      Im hearing two different stories one that 6.1.3 JB is on it's way within weeks.. The other is iOS7 will be jailbreakable will it take a little while yes I imagine.

      I upgraded to iOS7 beta 6 just to see now iOS7 doesnt matter to me a jailbroken iPhone does, what should I do run Tinyumbrella and restore back to 6.1.3??
      You can't restore back to 6.1.3. Once you're at iOS7 you have to stay there. Unless you have iPhone 4 which has the Limera1n exploit.