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08-25-2013, 07:10 PM #1
The Current Status of the iOS 7 Jailbreak
Worldwide Jailbreak Con 2013 is finally over and one of the biggest questions that many people continue to ask the developers turned out to be whether or not an iOS 7 jailbreak will be ready soon. With the next-gen iPhone and a rumored low-cost iPhone around the corner, this isn’t much of a surprise as many people will be interested in upgrading devices and therefore want the ability to jailbreak their new device for all the tweaks/themes they have grown accustomed to.
As confirmed by @p0sixninja and @pimkskeks (of team @evad3rs), there hasn’t been much progress made on an iOS 7 jailbreak yet. As with any iteration of iOS, there are different approaches and exploits to each, but none of the developers have put all the puzzle pieces together to create a jailbreak for users just yet. Furthermore, @pimkskeks pointed out that some of the exploits the developers had under their belt have been fixed in iOS 7, which means new alternative methods must be researched and discovered. It was pointed out by @p0sixninja that even if they had a jailbreak for the iOS 7 beta , it wouldn’t make sense to publish the jailbreak as Apple would patch the vulnerabilities before the official release of iOS 7 if they were able to get their hands on it ahead of time.
Although no specific date was given regarding how long it might take to jailbreak iOS 7, there was a time frame of three to four months (at the very least). Those of you who are considering buying the new device once it is announced may want to think twice as you’ll have to wait to be able to jailbreak your new device. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as this happens routinely with every iOS device and its respective software launch.
As previously noted, in an effort to help free up some time for the developers, @p0sixninja has launched OpenJailbreak.org to help encourage others to help where they can.
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08-25-2013, 07:23 PM #2
Lets say the jailbreak comes out and apple releases a new iOS to combat the jailbreak. Then anyway one purchasing a device after the fact is sol. Most likely the device will come with the newly updated firmware. Anyway good work to the devs for working on it in the first place.
08-25-2013, 07:55 PM #3
The article should have said "since iOS5" has it taken 3-4 months. For both iOS5 and iOS6 it took until 2nd week of February.. almost to the day.. And each of those two were the "new breed" of harder to crack iOS'.. In the early days it took a few days to a few weeks to jail break. Those days are forever gone.
Also in the last two JB - there was a moment where they had a real jailbreak long about Christmas-time but decided to hold it until after a major Apple release of a next 5.x/6.x update.
It'll be the same this time. But this will be a harder wait. iOS6 was a dud upgrade. I waited until 1 week before jailbreak to buy my iPh5 because I wanted my jailbreak more than iOS6. But iOS7 is a game changer. It's so impressive an upgrade its almost worth losing your jailbreak over. But if I get a 5S on day 1 - it'll be a very long wait to February.
We DEFINITELY won't get a JB before Feb this time either... and with P0sixninja doing all his public forum stuff - all that info Apple will find and patch before we ever get to use those exploits. I wish the devs would stay secret with their stuff.Here to help if I can. If I can't I know someone who can!
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08-25-2013, 08:02 PM #7
Lastly, I sold my cracked 16GB iPad 2 for $190 which helped to pay for the iPad 4
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08-25-2013, 08:25 PM #10
If a lot of their vulnerabilities were closed with iOS 7, why don't they use one of the closed ones for an iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 jailbreak? Since it won't work with the new OS anyways....not trying to sound rude, just curious what other factors are playing a role, or if any of the closed ones even work on iOS 6.1.3 or higher
08-25-2013, 08:30 PM #11
Anyone feel me? I feel like the only solution is to become a dev myself, join that openjailbreak.org website, and figure out how to jailbreak on my own... If only I had the time and brains...
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08-25-2013, 08:32 PM #12
Its stupid the way Apple fight so hard against jailbreaking.
I think it would be smart to let it happen then they would have more users instead people go to Android for the ease and openness of it.
If Jailbreaking was easy and made straight after a new IOS launch then I might've stayed with iPhone.
If anything happens to my iPad then there is no way I'm getting another one as Android is just so much better for my needs. I like the openness and ability to access the whole phone unlike the locked down iPhone.
On the iPhone I want iFile and OpenSSH so its open and I can do things I want to it. On Android it comes with an explorer stock and SSH, there are many apps for SSH so just choose which looks the best for you.
When the jailbreak for IOS7 gets released is when I update my iPad to IOS7, till then I'm happy with IOS6.1.2 and iFile/OpenSSH
08-25-2013, 08:53 PM #13
do you guys think that apple has had more success over jailbreaking since (I think it was) GeoHot went and worked for apple for a while? also didn't another well known hacker work for apple as well?
08-25-2013, 08:56 PM #14
08-25-2013, 08:57 PM #15
Release JB for 6.1.3 on iPs 4.
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08-25-2013, 09:03 PM #17
They can have my jailbreak when they pry it from my cold dead fingers.
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08-25-2013, 09:15 PM #19Here to help if I can. If I can't I know someone who can!
08-25-2013, 09:27 PM #20
The other problem - is that even when we get the jailbreak for iOS7 - SOOO many more of our favorites tweaks will take a LOT of time to update - since iOS7 is almost a complete rewrite of iOS... uggh... So frustrating..Here to help if I can. If I can't I know someone who can!