As we move into two months of iOS 7 and speculation about the iOS 7.1 release looms many users are hoping for a fast IOS 7 jailbreak release and longing for an iOS 6.1.3 jailbreak.
The current iPad and iPhone versions are iOS 7.0.3, but a number of users stayed on iOS 6.1.3 and iOS 6.1.4 in hopes of a faster jailbreak for these devices. These users may have purchased a new device after the update, and had no choice but to go with a newer version of iOS. Just like anyone who purchased the iPhone 5s, iPad Air or iPad mini 2 is running some version of iOS 7.
The latest iOS 7.0.3 update arrived and the team behind the iOS 7 jailbreak gave the OK to upgrade, but there is still no iOS 7 jailbreak tool yet. In the beginning of October the iOS 7 jailbreak pieces started to come together, and progress continues on the iOS 7 jailbreak from the Evad3rs.
The good news on the iOS 7 jailbreak front is that work still continues on the tool and process, and that Apple appears to be readying iOS 7.1 for the masses. While it is not an official statement, popular opinion is that the team is waiting for an iOS 7.1 release like they did with the iOS 6.1 release for the last major jailbreak.
In theory this would give consumers the latest iOS features and support devices for the longest period without letting Apple block the jailbreak vulnerabilities in a .1 update.
We are seeing iOS 7.1 devices show up in server logs on Gotta Be Mobile, and other publications are reporting an uptick in IOS 7.1 and iOS 7.0.4 devices showing up in logs.
And yes we (@evad3rs) are still working on the iOS7 JB. Just be patient.
— Nikias Bassen (@pimskeks) November 8, 2013
The latest round of updates don’t reveal much about the status of the iOS 7 jailbreak, but we generally don’t expect a lot of new information from the fairly quiet Evad3rs team. Nikias Bassen shares a small update asking users to, “Just be patient.”, and the official Evad3rs account is working on a jailbreak, and trying to decide if they should sell sweatshirts.
Still working hard on the iOS7 jailbreak, but in the meanwhile: We’re thinking about making @evad3rs hoodies. Any interest in buying one?
— evad3rs (@evad3rs) October 30, 2013
In other news, the work on an iOS 6.1.3 jailbreak continues with iH8Snow, winocm and others. iH8Snow addresses impatient users, saying the iOS 6.1.3 jailbreak release is still set for 2013.
@heyitsbenaiah four months? We’ve only been working on it for about 2.
— iH8sn0w (@iH8sn0w) November 11, 2013
There is no word on exactly when this will arrive, but for users who stuck to iOS 6.1.3 or iOS 6.1.4 to get a faster jailbreak and to avoid the new design of iOS 7, this is good news.