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  • Evad3rs: We Are Still Working on the iOS 7 Jailbreak


    In case you're in need of reassurance that an iOS 7 jailbreak is still being worked on, look no further than the recently-spoken words of iOS hacker Nikias Bassen (pimskeks), one of the hackers involved with the evad3rs hacker team.

    He explains that the evad3rs are still working on the jailbreak and asks for patience. As we could imagine, the team is probably getting pummeled by questions about ETAs and progress.

    iOS 7 was released in September, and users are patiently awaiting a jailbreak to start customizing their devices just like they were able to in the iOS 6 days. Many jailbreakers are still on iOS 6 as they continue to preserve the jailbreak that they already have.

    Since the initial release of iOS 7, Apple has released a number of updates to the operating system, which fix bugs and security issues, but even the latest version of iOS, version 7.0.3, is susceptible to a jailbreak, as iOS hacker MuscleNerd pointed out near the end of October:



    While even the latest version of iOS 7 is vulnerable to the exploits that the evad3rs have been tinkering with, Apple still has a variety of updates planned for iOS that will be out in the future. iOS 7.0.4 has been gaining traction in Web logs, and iOS 7.1 is still in the middle of internal testing. We would recommend holding off on these updates until the evad3rs have had a chance to confirm the safety of upgrading.

    While today’s Tweet from pimskeks doesn’t go into any vivid detail, it does let us know that the iOS 7 jailbreak is still being diligently worked on and that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. A lot of work goes into creating a jailbreak, including testing all of the available devices, creating a tool that the average user can operate, and ensuring that the jailbreak is stable enough to release to the public.

    We continue to offer thanks to the developers that make jailbreaking possible and with them the best of luck in succeeding.

    Sources: pimskeks
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Evad3rs: We Are Still Working on the iOS 7 Jailbreak started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 148 Comments
    1. Infmaniac's Avatar
      Infmaniac -
      Glad to see an official iOS 7 jailbreak page. The amount of fake sites out there advertising it is unreal. I almost lost hope of finding anything legit :/ my faith has now been restored
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Yeah.. Anything promising "any time soon" is fake.. Subscribe to the "official" evad3rs twitter feed.. You'll know it's the legit one from all the fakes by the fact that the follower count is over 1 million now.. I think.. The fake ones are in the low thousands.
    1. Infmaniac's Avatar
      Infmaniac -
      Cheers mate! Done. I crave more for it now
    1. Dr Joepa's Avatar
      Dr Joepa -
      If a jailbreak for iPhone 5s is ready it would be out to the public unless politics, money or potential Apple Jobs are being use to keep the team out of play. Glad my iP 5, iOS 6.1 JB is still working great.
      I would love to see the 5s run with a JB.
      I bet it will scare the Androids to death.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      It's not out because its not ready. Simple.
    1. Dr Joepa's Avatar
      Dr Joepa -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      It's not out because its not ready. Simple.
      I have offered to Beta test but didn't get a reply.
      I think there are reasons beyond not being ready as I have
      suggested. Money is the root of all evil and something is holding
      up the release. Remember it was coming with 7.0 then 7.x then
      iPad then iPad mini now maybe next Feb.
      That's hogwash. This is advertisement $$$
      for somebody, get real. I'm just grateful I have a JB 5 on 6.1
      to have my fun with while I wait with everyone else for
      a 7 JB for 5s and look forward to the iP 6.
      Time marches on and waiting for this sucks.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      You really have very little idea, do you?
      Despite your very low opinion of the guys who do this sort of thing, they do it because they can, not for the money. Just because some of them are now willing to take money as a thank you does not make it their motive and no amount of money will make it happen any quicker (apart from i0nic who has made it quite clear he is in it for the money)

      You offered to beta test it? Along with a million others. They have plenty of people willing to test.

      It will be released when it is in a state when it's ready to be released and not before, despite your moaning.
    1. SOSDD's Avatar
      SOSDD -
      I just want to tether my phone again.
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      You wouldn't want a beta of the JB. I have my iPhone 4 JB'd on iOS 7, and although it is helping us sort theming, there aren't many tweaks that work well if at all.

      You won't see a JB until 7.1 is released anyway. Possibly not until 7.2. This iOS is still in development and evolving.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      You wouldn't want a beta of the JB. I have my iPhone 4 JB'd on iOS 7, and although it is helping us sort theming, there aren't many tweaks that work well if at all.

      You won't see a JB until 7.1 is released anyway. Possibly not until 7.2. This iOS is still in development and evolving.
      Agreed. And the Twitter traffic I've been following isn't anywhere near the "we're right around the corner" phase of even where they were last year with iOS 6's jailbreak att this point in December. So I'm despairing that we're going to get anything even the first couple weeks of February. I think we'll be well into March before we get the JB this time..
    1. Dr Joepa's Avatar
      Dr Joepa -
      The internet has had plenty of news this weekend that the Evad3rs have released a 7 jailbreak and the beat goes on but the download isn't anywhere to be found without the users paid sites. I guess you are correct Money dosen't matter to the "Team" they just want it to work like butter for all the little people who will wait till hell freezes over if necessary for it to be ready when it's ready. I think everyone already knows that the A6 is a rocket waiting for the fuse to be lit by the new jailbreak.
      Beta testers are good people who are willing to help by offering their devices to test run new methods and report
      their experiences. I have done beta testing many times for
      others in the past without any complaints. The idea that anyone is a superior wizard on jailbreaking is a myth for
      fairy tales. Modding a new operating system is a joy of discovery for most and may be a reward in itself.
      I make no apology for my desire to have a new working jailbreak for my iP 5s as soon as possible.
      And yes I am having a problem waiting. After all it's almost
      Christmas and I'm listening fir Santa.
    1. hemptation's Avatar
      hemptation -
      Maybe. One thing I have noticed from the team. Is their ability to be quiet about the jail break. And each and every update is not getting posted like it used to. Because everyone hangs on every word they say. I think it is smart they are not revealing anything. And I serious when I say I think they are further along than anyone really knows. But them keeping quiet keeps the trolls at bay. And all the bickering about the JB down.

      I mean really , every time something is posted , there is a new thread with ongoing debate about the progress. When in reality. None of us know the truth behind the break

      Real talk
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by hemptation View Post
      Maybe. One thing I have noticed from the team. Is their ability to be quiet about the jail break. And each and every update is not getting posted like it used to. Because everyone hangs on every word they say. I think it is smart they are not revealing anything. And I serious when I say I think they are further along than anyone really knows. But them keeping quiet keeps the trolls at bay. And all the bickering about the JB down.

      I mean really , every time something is posted , there is a new thread with ongoing debate about the progress. When in reality. None of us know the truth behind the break

      Real talk
      +1
      It'll come when it comes. If they talked about their progress, people would just complain even more that it's taking too long.
    1. hemptation's Avatar
      hemptation -
      Back in the day they dropped the break almost same day as iOS update. Ever since iOS 4 it has been takin them longer and longer. And the last 2 times 5 + 6. There were tons of people complaining, griping, insulting I think maybe even threatening. And at some point. I recall someone on the team announcing silence for the work. Which is the smartest thing to do Apple does it. They give us a date, but the break is different. I would actually rather have it thrown on me as a surprise anyway. Like wake up Xmas morning , and everyone is happy cause the iOS 7 jB dropped or
      Something to that nature. Lol
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      I understand your points, Hemp, but the jailbreak devs are too much like rock stars to ever stay too silent. They actually like the attention in my experience. There are a couple of them that are very verbal - so you always can really know how far along they are..

      Their silence "could be".. because of fear of bad backlash.. But more likely -- they're just not that far along..

      We'll see.. though. I sure hope you're right, Hemp.
    1. hemptation's Avatar
      hemptation -
      Yea. It's a bit of wishful thinking on my end as well. Trying to keep the optimism up to. After the last spill, I would have thought that everyone working on it would sign a confidentiality agreement. Ha. It was bad on iOS 6. I know you remember. They got as much crap thrown at them as they did praise It was crazy. I even made the comment back then, that the best thing they could do is just work on it and be quiet until its done. I hope I am guessing right, but that's all it is bro. Just a guess
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      There are no confidentiality agreements, but no one involved would say anything or they wouldn't be involved.
      The ones who talk about it are the ones least likely to release.
      The Dev Team gave an ETA once - and what a night that was. Never again.
      Those that talk about it usually disappoint, the final 5% takes 90% off the work.
      I am no longer involved but know the sort of things that will be going on and am quietly confident that Evad3rs will release when it's ready. Speculation about their motives is wide of the mark.
      What they do for your benefit it a lot more than most people realise.
      I have nothing but respect for them.
    1. hemptation's Avatar
      hemptation -
      I agree with that. Well said
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      I am no longer involved but know the sort of things that will be going on and am quietly confident that Evad3rs will release when it's ready. Speculation about their motives is wide of the mark.
      What they do for your benefit it a lot more than most people realise.
      I have nothing but respect for them.
      Yes.. Agreed.. But let's not take out of the equation the 5 to 6 figure income they make from eventual donations. They're paid well for what they do and shouldn't complain too much about high expectations on a timetable from paying clients.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Where do you get those figures from?
      MN does not accept a penny and George Hotz once told me that donations were a LOT less than people made out. I have no idea how much anyone gets. Do you?