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  • Now is the Time to Upgrade to iOS 7.0.6 if You Haven't Already


    Apple is expected to release iOS 7.1 to the public "any day now," and if you want to make sure you're on the latest jailbreakable firmware, you should think seriously about upgrading to iOS 7.0.6 as soon as possible.

    There are a number of reasons to upgrade to iOS 7.0.6 before iOS 7.1 drops:


    • iOS 7.1 cannot be jailbroken with evasi0n7
    • When iOS 7.1 is released, Apple will no longer sign iOS 7.0.6
    • iOS 7.0.6 is the latest jailbreakable firmware with evasi0n7
    • iOS 7.0.6 is the most stable jailbreakable iOS 7 public release to date
    • iOS 7.0.6 natively includes a legitimate patch for the nasty SSL connection verification bug
    • Many jailbreak developers are developing on iOS 7.0.6 and not earlier firmwares
    • You can take advantage of this grace period to do a DFU restore and start fresh with a brand-new, clean jailbreak


    If you're experiencing any bugginess on your jailbroken device, this is definitely a great time to take advantage of the situation and get yourself to a freshly-jailbroken iOS device with no problems at all. In addition, if you're not experiencing any bugs at all, but you just want to get to the latest jailbreakable version of iOS 7 with the least amount of bugs, then this is also a great time to get yourself to iOS 7.0.6 and re-jailbreak with evasi0n7.

    You have the option after updating to iOS 7.0.6 to restore from a backup of your device, or to set up the device as a completely new, never-used device. Restoring from your backup will put all of your settings and application data back on your device, while setting the device up as new will make it feel like you just bought it again.

    Since iOS 7.0.6 will no longer be signed by Apple once iOS 7.1 is released to the public, this means that once iOS 7.1 is released to the public, you will be forced to upgrade to iOS 7.1 and not iOS 7.0.6 if you ever need to restore. If you're jailbroken, this means you won't be able to jailbreak again until (and if) iOS 7.1 is publicly jailbroken.

    Of course, we also can't stress enough the importance of iOS 7.0.6 being the most stable jailbreakable iOS public release to date. Since iOS 7.0, Apple has been releasing very tiny bug fixes with each release up to iOS 7.0.6, and with 7.0.6 being the latest, it's also the most secure and stable (especially after fixing that nasty SSL issue). So you'll get that peace of mind knowing that you have the most stable jailbreakable firmware to date jailbroken on your iOS device as well.

    Upgrading is, of course, optional, but we certainly recommend it. If you do go through with the upgrade, we have guides on how to re-jailbreak once more at this link.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Now is the Time to Upgrade to iOS 7.0.6 if You Haven't Already started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 52 Comments
    1. Donnutt's Avatar
      Donnutt -
      Thanks. I'll do that today. I've been having an error on mine that causes occasional resprings randomly on 7.0.4, I hope this fixed it.
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      Better do it before 1pm et. Apple usually pushes out updates at that time in the day. And they usually do big software releases on Wednesdays. Today is a good possibility at being the day.
    1. halexis's Avatar
      halexis -
      Is there an app on Cydia that will warn/keep me from upgrading (to 7.1) ?
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      Quote Originally Posted by halexis View Post
      Is there an app on Cydia that will warn/keep me from upgrading (to 7.1) ?
      The jailbreak will keep the device from updating automatically. Just make sure that when you plug it into iTunes, it doesn't update.
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Manley Silberhorn View Post
      The jailbreak will keep the device from updating automatically. Just make sure that when you plug it into iTunes, it doesn't update.
      Never understood how people accidentally upgrade. Lol. Guess they want to see what has changed but don't want to admit it. Speaking of changes what are the changes for 7.1? Anyone have any info?
    1. cir_osis's Avatar
      cir_osis -
      I've been away from the jailbreak scene for sometime, are there any tweaks that block Apple's ota updater that work with the 5S on 7.0.6?
    1. Steve11's Avatar
      Steve11 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Manley Silberhorn View Post
      Better do it before 1pm et. Apple usually pushes out updates at that time in the day. And they usually do big software releases on Wednesdays. Today is a good possibility at being the day.

      If you are right then I just made it. I received a new ipad Air in the mail 30 min ago on 7.0.4. Updgraded and just finished jailbreaking it. Now I just have to make sure I don't screw anything up forcing a restore..
    1. cir_osis's Avatar
      cir_osis -
      Quote Originally Posted by cir_osis View Post
      I've been away from the jailbreak scene for sometime, are there any tweaks that block Apple's ota updater that work with the 5S on 7.0.6?
      Disregard, the comments above did not load before I posted.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Did all my devices yesterday that was fun meh
    1. Jkauf55's Avatar
      Jkauf55 -
      Quote Originally Posted by cir_osis View Post
      I've been away from the jailbreak scene for sometime, are there any tweaks that block Apple's ota updater that work with the 5S on 7.0.6?
      YES! I cleanerPro has the option to disable unnecessary LaunchDaemons. One option is the OTA update. Turn it off and it won't update to 7.1or give you that notification badge on Settings.app no matter how many times you press the 'software update' button!
    1. happyslamdance's Avatar
      happyslamdance -
      Using iTunes & OpenBackup, this was a breeze for me to update my iPad/iPhone to 7.0.6.
    1. offroad1994's Avatar
      offroad1994 -
      You can not use iTunes and open backup to restore your apps. Not with any certainty of fixing all bugs.

      Most reliable way to jailbreak is to do a full DFU restore to 7.0.6 with nothing else. Then jailbreak. Then individually install apps.
    1. iYeow's Avatar
      iYeow -
      Thanks Anthony .
    1. xboxbml's Avatar
      xboxbml -
      I thought they took the daemon function out of iCleaner...
    1. Jj2345's Avatar
      Jj2345 -
      Can't upgrade,I'm getting error code 2005 :-(
    1. xboxbml's Avatar
      xboxbml -
      Are u doing DFU mode restore to 7.0.6?
    1. Donnutt's Avatar
      Donnutt -
      Done.
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      Ok I was just on the edge about updating to 7.1 but the new tweak vertex might just be the best tweak that's come out for iOS 7. Everyone should take a look at vertex. It's $1.50 but it totally worth it!
    1. lordvoldemort8's Avatar
      lordvoldemort8 -
      Quote Originally Posted by halexis View Post
      Is there an app on Cydia that will warn/keep me from upgrading (to 7.1) ?
      Install resetall killer and software update killer from cydia..It is a must have JB tweak..
    1. iRevival's Avatar
      iRevival -
      Just finished backing up, restoring and rejailbreaking my 2 5's, 5s and iPad mini as well as several for customers from my shop. That was horrible. Lol