iOS 7 Jailbreak for iPhone 4 Successful, But Cydia MIA
The hallmark of a new IOS version is the rush to tweak and modify it and it appears that the iOS 7 jailbreak is here for the iPhone 4, at least in part.
The iPhone 4 is one of the last devices that hackers can jailbreak quickly and the iOS 7 jailbreak for the iPhone 4 is already here, at least for Jailbreak developers and tinkerers.
This iPhone 4 iOS 7 jailbreak is available from OpenSn0w, which offers an iOS 7 jailbreak tool for windows users to free up the iPhone 4.
The iOS 7 jailbreak for the iPhone 4 is not ready for the average jailbreak user yet as it is a tethered jailbreak. This means users will need to have the iPhone 4 plugged in to a computer any time it reboots to avoid losing functionality.
Another limiting factor is that there is no support for Cydia. According to Robert A. Peterson, this is mainly useful for Jailbreak developers.
@zKnOkerz789 Yes. But it’s tethered, only for iPhone 4, and almost everything (including Cydia) is broken. More useful for tweak/JB devs.
— Robert A. Petersen (@Sonikku_a) September 23, 2013
While any news of an iOS 7 jailbreak is good news, the iPhone 4′s Apple A4 processor makes it an easier target for an iOS 7 jailbreak than newer devices like the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s.
At this point the iPhone 4 iOS 7 jailbreak is not going to help most users upgrade their iPhone 4 to iOS 7 and keep jailbreak tweaks, but in the past we’ve seen iPhone 4 jailbreaks mature quickly into something you can actually use.
The iPhone 5s jailbreak or iOS 7 jailbreak for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s will likely take much longer. The very good news is that members of the Evad3rs are working on the iOS 7 jailbreak and a key member is, “confident” about the ability to jailbreak iOS 7.
Even as the team talks about confidence in their abilities for an iPhone 5s jailbreak or an iOS 7 jailbreak, they caution a release is not close at hand.
The iOS 7 jailbreak will not likely come for some time, even if the team is able to make fast progress on the iOS 7 jailbreak progress speculation is that they will wait for the iOS 7.1 release before sharing the iOS 7 jailbreak with the public. The reasoning behind this is to give the jailbreak the most time to be active before a major version upgrade.
Last year the iOS 6 jailbreak for the iPhone 5 and other devices came in late January soon after the iOS 6.1 release. This was an untethered jailbreak, which is what we expect the Evad3rs will likely aim for during work on the iOS 7 jailbreak.