iOS 7.0.3 Update Warned by Jailbreak Developers (Update)

Shortly after Apple’s event wrapped up today, the company released a minor update to iOS 7, dubbed iOS 7.0.3, that comes with several performance improvements and bug fixes — under 100MB worth of changes in this one. You might be eager to download the update in order to get the latest improvements on your iOS 7 device, but if you plan on jailbreaking in the future, it’s advised that you stay away for now.

Jailbreak developer MuscleNerd has tweeted out warning future jailbreakers to avoid downloading and installing the iOS 7.0.3 update for now, as he and other jailbreak developers have not yet had time to look over the update to see if it closes any exploits that the devs might have been planning to get around.

UPDATE: MuscleNerd has tweeted again saying that iOS 7.0.3 is safe to update to, as it doesn’t seem to affect any future jailbreak.


However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you won’t be able to update to iOS 7.0.3 ever. It just means that the jailbreak haven’t looked over the update in order to clear it as safe. Sometimes Apple sneaks in jailbreak fixes without warning, and MuscleNerd’s shoutout today is simply just saying to give him and other jailbreak devs time to look over the update in order to see if it’s good to go for jailbreak.


Previous iOS 7 updates, including iOS 7.0.1 and iOS 7.0.2 have been cleared by MuscleNerd and other jailbreak devs as a safe downloading, saying that it doesn’t break anything as far exploiting iOS 7 goes. However, iOS 7.0.3 may be different. Unlike the first two updates, this one includes a wealth of performance improvements and bug fixes that need a further look-over from jailbreak devs to see if there’s a closed-up exploit hole hidden in the changelog.

From what we’re seeing, nothing in the changelog appears to have anything to do with fixing jailbreak exploits. It’s mostly bug fixes to iMessage, Safari and further fixes to lock screen passcode bugs that allowed users to bypass the passcode in order to access certain features of an iPhone without the owner’s permission.

Nonetheless, we’d recommend taking MuscleNerd’s advice and waiting to update if you’re planning on jailbreaking iOS 7 in the future when it eventually comes out.


    • Scott Pyke says

      If you’ve been waiting on a jaikbreak for iOS7 this long, knowing the troubles the Evad3rs have faced so far, you’d think that most people would have the smarts to NOT download any updates after 7.0.2…it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that any updates Apple comes forward with may potentially have fixes in them that would patch any exploits found so far. just sayin’…

  1. Antoine says

    Let’s get serious people they have not started developing a jailbreak. You will not see a jailbreak for iOS 7 until after you see new iPad’s another devices. Look at the history of jailbreaking they’ve never jailbroke any operating system within a week after its came out. If you’re not jailbroken by now don’t worry about it jailbreak it will eventually come one day.

  2. Anus Gropen says

    Instead of travelling around the world for a bunch of conferences where they will be monitored by NSA and CIA, maybe they could get to gather and focus on the damn jailbreak..

  3. Justin says

    They’ll probably end up waiting for the new tampon to come out before releasing the jailbreak. God, I hate those stupid iPads so much. Those of us who love iPhone’s but use actual DESKTOP COMPUTERS end up suffering. Never thought I’d see the day people choose a toy over a real computer, and with this new iOS 7, which looks like something pulled straight out of the 80s, I have to ask, what are we going back in time or something? Beautiful, gorgeous iOS 6 GUI being downgraded to this disgusting nonsense that looks like the GUI of the Apple Lisa? Cheap toys with no keyboards being chosen over powerful MacBook Pro laptops? What is going on?

    • Steve says

      Yeah! And screw those “calculators” too! Why use one of those new falngled thingies when I could use my trusty abacus! Now get off my lawn!

      • Droid says

        Obviously written by someone who has never had to work in a fast paced environment. I use my mini as it fits in my back pocket, can type on the keyboard just fine and much more convenient than toting my laptop from office to office. Sounds like somebody has a case of spathe sour grapes.

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