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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. interstink's Avatar
      interstink -
      Almost an annual decision we all have to make. Do we keep our Jailbreak with those great tweaks/apps (That number continues to shrink on my device as Apple continues to "innovate"), or do we enjoy the new features with the "rest of the world".

      iOS 7 is beginning to grow on me, but I haven't yet upgraded my primary iPhone. There is still 1 jailbreak app I feel I cant live without, although, I probably could. Sure I have more then simply one tweak, but I use Xpander on a daily basis replying to emails with TextExpander like blobs of text.

      We all like customizing our device, going far beyond a wallpaper. Curious what is your top tweaks/apps you CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT. Forget about themes/UI and consider the cydia applications that make the device do something that otherwise cannot be done with a stock iOS 7.
    1. offroad1994's Avatar
      offroad1994 -
      Mouse on iPad is my big one. Can live without everything else.

      Can sell iPad 2 for $200 plus, but buy MS Surface for $350 that can use a BT mouse. So there is an alternative.
    1. Right2YaDome's Avatar
      Right2YaDome -
      @newdestinyX Just read somewhere that you can, unless things changed recently I'm only running iOS 7 beta 6.
    1. Nuff Said's Avatar
      Nuff Said -
      Quote Originally Posted by Right2YaDome View Post
      @newdestinyX Just read somewhere that you can, unless things changed recently I'm only running iOS 7 beta 6.
      Things changed recently. To me I love the upload/download managers with safari. It works out a lot for me when I have to turn in assignments for school and I forget about em and when I do remember I'm far away from a comp. I also love the activator gestures, I don't have to use the home screen as I have a good 20 different gestures set up for some quick access. I also love video pane as I watch little videos on my phone all the time and it sucks when I want to do something else and watch the video at the same time. Another thing I feel is a great tweak is call bar and also Celeste 2/air blue sharing are really great useful tweaks. None of which are even remotely (no not airdrop) offered on ios7
    1. anastacia's Avatar
      anastacia -
      unfortunately i had to swap my phone at the genius bar today.
      i ended up with a non-jailbroken phone on 6.1.4. (iPhone 5)
      i hope to be able to jailbreak eventually on the ios7.
      should i stay non-jailbroken on 6.1.4 or does it not matter much if i upgrade to ios7 and play the waiting game as either way i m non-jailbroken?

      1. Stay on non-jailbroken 6.1.4 and play the waiting game.
      2. Upgrade to iOS7 and play the same waiting game.

      thank you so much... any help or comments would be much appreciated!
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      I would stay on 6.1.4. You will see that release first than iOS 7 IMO