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iOS 7.0.4 Update: Hold off Say Jailbreak Developers (Update)



The iOS 7.0.4 update is now available for all current iOS 7 devices as a free over the air update, but if you want to use the iOS 7 jailbreak to run Cydia apps and tweaks on the iPad mini 2, iPad Air, iPhone 5s and other iOS 7 devices you should avoid this update until jailbreak developers give it an all clear.

Update: The iOS 7.0.4 update is safe to install.

The iOS 7 jailbreak is still a ways off according to the small shared progress updates we see from the Evad3rs, but small updates like this bring a potential to block certain security holes that the team was planning to use for the update process.

Like with the iOS 7.0.3 update, we are hearing warnings to not install the iOS 7.0.4 update until the iOS 7 jailbreak developers give an all clear. With the last update MuscleNerd shared the warning, and gave the all clear about four hours later.

If you want to use the iOS 7 jailbreak, hold off on the iOS 7.0.4 update for now.

If you want to use the iOS 7 jailbreak, hold off on the iOS 7.0.4 update for now.

This time the JailbreakCon shares a warning, to avoid the update for now. The initial tweet says iOS 7.0.3, but there is an addendum noting that it should say iOS 7.0.4.

In all likelihood this small update will be safe to install later today, but if you are following the iOS 7 jailbreak progress with a hope of jailbreaking your iPad, iPhone or iPad as soon as it is released, hold off on this update.

In general if you plan to jailbreak or once you do jailbreak you should not install nay new updates until there is an all clear. The iOS 6 jailbreak worked for iOS 6 through iOS 6.1.2, but iOS 6.1.3 and higher requires a new tool that is in the works right now. Small updates bring the potential for big roadblocks.

There is no iOS 7.0.4 changelog yet to look at so we will need to wait for the iOS 7 jailbreak developers to take a closer look at this update and then give an all clear. At the most we know iOS 7.0.4 fixes a FaceTime call issue and other,”Bug fixes and improvements.”

Speculation suggests the iOS 7 jailbreak will not arrive until iOS 7.1, which logs show Apple is likely testing. We’ve seen iOS 7.0.4 in testing from the same areas, so this could be the next update.



  1. Larry

    11/14/2013 at 1:41 pm

    Thanks josh!! I’m sick of updating anyways!! It’s worse every time I’d rather jb it!!

  2. Metamurphius

    11/16/2013 at 9:11 am

    I keep getting sawtooth border around some posts in timeline. Does this indicate missing messages?

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