iOS 8 beta has been widely tested by developers and even some users have risked and updated to the beta 1, 2, 3 or 4 via iTunes and without a registered UDID number. Still there is one big question. iOS 7 jailbreak vs. iOS 8 update. What is better? Is it worth staying on the previous firmware with tons of tweaks and hacks or enjoy the new version that can’t be jailbroken at the moment?
There is a chance that hackers release jailbreak untethered for iOS 8 as soon as this operating system version becomes public which is expected in September 2014. This is a good situation and this way users can easily update and jailbreak their device waiting till all developers update their applications and games.
However, it might take hackers a couple of months or even half a year before they present jailbreak for this update firmware and thus you should decide whether you are going to wait or wish to stay on your previous OS version.
There are several untethered jailbreak tools for iOS 7. The latest news from Evad3rs team or Pangu team from China and p0sixspwn for earlier iOS 6.1.3-6.1.5 make it possible to jailbreak this firmware with ease. You have a big choice of programs to use so this is not a problem to perform untethered jailbreak right now.
This gives you a huge selection of jailbreak apps, tweaks, hacks to use on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to customize and modify it.
At the same time, iOS 8 firmware brings a lot of new features and options not available in the original iOS 6 and 7. Some of these features used to be tweaks and will now become official which is great. For example, Apple has introduced better notifications, fast SMS respond, support for third-party keyboards etc.
iOS 7 vs iOS 8
Are you eager to lose your jailbreak because of the upgrade to iOS 8? Have a native firmware with apps is surely better but updating to the newest operating system add innovative features which is also great.
If you decide to install iOS 8 you will benefit in the following ways:
Apple warranty isn’t voided
A lot of new features and options
Support by Apple
Security with iOS 8 activation lock
The problem with iOS 8 is it supports only several iPhones: iPhone 5S, 5c, 5, and 4S, iPod touch 5G and iPads: mini, Air, and 2, 3 and 4 models. It can’t be jailbroken yet.
If you prefer staying on iOS 7 you have these advantages:
A lot of great features
Tons of jailbreak tweaks once you jailbreak
Support for iPhone 4 which is not supported by iOS 8
A lot of games and programs not supported by Apple
It’s up to you to decide which firmware suits your desires when you look at iOS 8 vs. iOS 7 jailbreak.
When the next iOS 8 untethered jailbreak is to be launched by Evad3rs? We haven’t seen any tools from this team lately, and the iOS 7.1, 7.1.1 and 7.1.2 can’t be jailbroken with Evasi0n program which supports only earlier versions of Apple mobile firmware. You can use Pangu jailbreaking tool for the newer like iOS 1.1.2 version.
Apple is launching is major OS update for mobile devices soon. Its big media event is planned for Tuesday, September 9 and soon after this the official releases will follow. iOS 8 jailbreak release date isn’t set and can’t be set since hackers don’t know themselves how quickly they can find exploits and launch the jailbreak solution.
iOS 8 Jailbreak Release Date [by Evad3rs Hackers]
The team from China which managed to jailbreak not only iOS 7.1-7.1.2 versions but also iOS 8 beta might be the first ones to present iOS 8 jailbreak untethered download links still users also wish to see the iOS 8 jailbreak from Evad3rs.
As hacker Pod2g notes he is more impressed with iOS 8 than he was with iOS 7. Such “a great move” made by Apple should be jailbroken, users believe even though some people think that the new firmware has bunch of interesting features and might not even need to be jailbroken.
Would you like to jailbreak iOS 8 iPhone and iPad as soon as you update to this new firmware or do you prefer being not jailbroken and using only Apple official apps and games?
iPhone users who like to jailbreak their smartphones surely know about Evasi0n and Pangu jailbreak tools. The first one was introduced by the infamous Evad3rs team of hackers and it supports iOS 7 and 7.0.x firmware versions widely used by millions of people across the world. The second one is the creation of the Chinese team of hackers who were unknown till they introduced this only solution for 7.1.x firmware jailbreaks.
Both Pangu jailbreak and Evasi0n jailbreak are nominated for 2014 Pwnie Awards! These programs might get the awards as hackers did a big job creating the exploits and releasing the solution for public use to free people from all the restrictions set by Apple.
The Pwnie Awards is the ceremony that is held each year. It celebrates all the innovations discovered by hackers and security researchers and awards the best of the best. Both Pangu and Evad3rs team are good are finding bugs and holes in the mobile firmware and using them to create the special programs that can jailbreak the iPhones and iPads.
iOS 7 Jailbreaks Evasi0n and Pangu Might Get Pwnie Awards
iOS 7 jailbreak awards nomination is a great sign. This means that both programs can be used no matter what some people might say. Of course, it is risky to jailbreak, but most people succeed without any problems and consequences.
Both iOS 7 jailbreak tools are nominated for the same award titled “Best Privilege Escalation Bug” meaning there should be only one winner unless judges decide to share this award between the two teams.
As the Nomination page of the Awards state, this award will go to the team that exploited and found the most interesting escalation vulnerability. As the event organizers say, Evasi0n jailbreak was nominated for the second year in a row. In 2014 they managed to use four vulnerabilities to allow people untethering their devices.
As for Pangu tool, the credit is given not only to the Chinese guys but also to Stefan Esser, whose exploits are used by this team. This jailbreak is a hit that no one expected to see and find a great tool now as this is the only solution for untether iOS 7.1.x jailbreak. At the same time, Pangu jailbreakers state that they found all the exploits themselves.
The Chinese hackers thank the Pwnie Awards for this nomination, but add
“we want to clarify since Pangu 1.1. all the kernel bugs are originally discovered by us”
There were no reports from Evad3rs on iOS 7.1 jailbreak until recently. Hackers have finally spoke about this program and its development state. We can’t say that it will be released tomorrow. No, this jailbreak is not ready and no one can tell the exact date when untethered iOS 7.1 jailbreak is released for public.
Hacker later said there would be no jailbreak for iOS 7.1 as they concentrate on the next big update for iOS 8. At the same time, Pod2g hacker who earlier mentionedthat hackers would work on program development only if they had enough energy now say that everything is not that bad.
The community is searching everywhere for the tool to jailbreak iOS 7.1.1 and 7.1, especially users who didn’t mean to update but somehow have installed one of these versions of Apple mobile firmware. Since the iPhone maker stopped signing older operating systems it is now impossible for these users to downgrade back to iOS 7 and iOS 6.
A lot of sites promise to give you a solution, but don’t believe them. They will not untether your iPhone 5S, 5c, 5 and 4S running 7.1 or 7.1.1 versions. It is currently impossible. Even Evad3rs asked people to not update to this software and stay on iOS 7.0.6, 7.0.4, 7 and earlier versions which can be easily jailbroken.
iOS 7.1 Evad3rs jailbreak might be released at once if it is found in the next month, but if it takes hackers a few months to develop it they will wait for the major Apple firmware upgrade and present the solution later this year.
The two latest versions of Apple firmware, iOS 7.1.1 and 7.1, are currently non-jailbroken. Let’s see what hackers say about iOS 7.1 jailbreak status and when we can expect to see this program officially released to public. Pod2g is one of hackers who is working on the jailbreak and he has confirmed that the work is in progress.
A lot of users can’t wait to have their iPhone or iPad untethered jailbroken. Many of them haven’t updated to iOS 7.1 and are still using 7.0.6, 7.0.4 and earlier firmware releases in order to preserve jailbreak status and download all the Cydia tweaks, apps and games they can.
iOS 7.1 Jailbreak Status Confirmed by Pod2g
Evasi0n, Evasi0n7 and other tools are capable of jailbreaking earlier iOS versions. However, the exploits they use were patched by Apple starting with iOS 7.1 release. iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak status remains a curious question for most of us. Hackers were silent for a while. Rumors said that they are actually working on jailbreaking iOS 8 instead of two current versions.
Apple is no longer signing version lower than 7.0 meaning it is impossible to downgrade iPhone from 7.1 to 6 or even 7. WWDC is coming next month. Hackers and developers are waiting for this event as the Cupertino-based giant might unveil its next firmware and other products. The Evad3rs team is believed to leave their exploits for this update.
Pod2g who has been in jailbreaking iDevice for several years mentioned jailbreak iOS 7.1 untetehred plans. According to him, this release won’t happen today or any time in the near future. He said that he “started to find some staff” and this “is possible.” He also assured that if hackers found the jailbreak solution in 1 month they would “release it” however if this “happens in 3 months, we might have to wait for iOS 8.”
Hackers from the infamous Evad3rs team who are best known for releasing Evasi0n untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 and iOS 7 iDevices say they get a lot of messages from users who keep asking how to jailbreak iOS 7.1 iPhone and iPad.
All these emails have similar questions from Apple fans, including “Can I jailbreak iOS 7.1 with Evasi0n” and similar messages. Everyone knows that it is impossible to install Cydia if your iPhone or iPad is not jailbroken. Cydia is a jailbroken app store with great jailbreak tweaks and applications that you can use after you successfully jailbreak.
Evad3rs team cannot jailbreak your gadgets now because there is no iOS 7.1 jailbreak tool. Evasi0n does not support iPhone 5S, 5c, 5 and 4S with iOS 7.1 and iOS 7.1.1 so you should be patient and wait till such program is available.
Some sites ask you to pay for such jailbreak but they are all fake, according to the Evad3rs [these hackers know what they are talking about so trust them and do no pay for fake promises].
Right now the four Apple smartphone models mentioned above [iPhone 4S, 5, 5S and 5c] canbe jailbreak with Evasi0n only if they are running iOS 7 up to iOS 7.0.6. No later version of this mobile firmware can be jailbroken for these cell phones.
The only handset that can be jailbroken is the iPhone 4 which has iOS 7.1 installed on it and this jailbreak known as GeekSn0w supports only Windows PC.
Everyone with the newest iPhones are advised to wait till the confirmed download links for Evasi0n 7 become available and hackers officially announce this jailbreak. Till then you can become only another victim of scam sites that want to get your money but never deliver the actual jailbreak for 7.1 operating system.
A lot of people keep searching Google for how to jailbreak 7.1.1 iPhone and iPad using Evasi0n tool or other untethered program. Some sites actually promise iOS 7.1.1 untethered jailbreak with unknown tools and these are scam sites you need to spot and never use.
People who have updated to iOS 7.1.1 which is the most recent firmware update offered by Apple in April 2014, users are stuck and they cannot download Cydia tweaks without being jailbroken. Apple patched the exploits used by the Evad3rs and made it impossible to use this program for untethering your iDevice.
Is It Possible to Jailbreak iOS 7.1.1 iPhone and iPad Now?
Some Apple fans keep becoming victims of scams that promise paid jailbreak solution and fail to deliver it because it is impossible these days. Yes, you are not able to download and use jailbreak 7.1.1 Evasi0n program because it doesn’t exist!
To jailbreak iOS 7.1.1 you have to wait till hackers show a real working tool which might not happen till late fall or early winter. Websites that claim to offer 7.1.1 untethered jailbreak will take your money and disappear leaving your iPhone 5S / 5c / 5 / 4S, iPad Air and mini non-jailbroken.
Hackers say all jailbreaking solutions for 7.1.1 are fake so do not believe sites that promise you a fast result at some price. Official jailbreaks are free to use and hackers report their release on their official web-sites and on Twitter.
Different scam programs are either dangerous to use because of the number of viruses they contain or simply don’t work at all. It’s up to you what to do but we advise you to wait till there is a good reliable method introduced by well-known hackers. Jailbreaking community is also waiting for the jailbreak so you will know once the tool is launched to public.
Hackers are waiting for WWDC event where Apple should show iOS 8 to them. They will most likely spend this summer finding a key for iOS 8 jailbreak that will be released in late 2014 with 7.1.1 jailbreak following it [if the similar situation that happened with iOS 7 and 6.0.4 jailbreak repeats].No more news from Evad3rs is available for today.
The well-known hacker iH8sn0w is planning to attend JailbreakCon event this April. He will speak at this conference, and this news is already confirmed by this iOS jailbreak genius. By the way, Steven De Franco [aka iH8sn0w] managed to jailbreak iOS 7.1 iPhone 4S.
JailbreakCon is a popular event among hackers and fans of Apple device jailbreak. This year it will take place in San Francisco on April 12-13. The conference will be attended by a lot of famous people.
The jailbreak convention is not free to attend if you are interested to hear about iOS 7.1 jailbreak and other things related to hacking. According to expectations, iH8sn0w might demonstrate his jailbroken ideas for iPhone 4S model with the most recent firmware version. This is the founder of the event Craig Fox hopes for.
JailbreakCon 2014 will also be attended by the Evad3rs team members and Cydia creator @saurik. Such an event is a good chance for people to meet hackers, devs and jailbreakers who will discuss different tweaks, exploits etc.
It is known that some Apple employees visited this event in the past to help improve iOS firmware. Such information is shared by Craig Fox. It costs $10 to attend if you are under 18 and $30 if you are older 18. This price includes lunches for two days.
Evasi0n update is released by the Evad3rs for all users with iOS 7 firmware who want to untether jailbreak their device. It supports all operating system versions up to 7.0.6. The version 1.0.8 works for all gadgets with pre-iOS 7.1 OS.
The update is good for everyone who doesn’t plan on upgrading to the most recent firmware release but wish to use jailbreaking apps and tweaks from Cydia. The upgrade offered by the well-known hackers can be downloaded from here:
This is untethered tool that quickly jailbreaks your iOS 7, 7.0.1 and 7.0.x handset or tablet device. It does everything automatically. All you have to do is backup your iDevice before jailbreaking it. Then you launch the program and wait till it completes the process.
Evasi0n was released in winter 2013. It took professional hackers a couple of months to find exploits in Apple’s new firmware. These exploits were patched with iOS 7.1introduction thus it became impossible to untether or tether this update.
Hackers keep searching for new holes in the mobile operating system created by the Cupertino-based giant. As we’ve seen on Twitter, some hackers managed to find a way and jailbreak firmware 7.1. For example, iH8sn0w says that his iPhone 4Swith iOS 7.1 is now jailbroken. Another person, Winocm, also said he found a way to boot this iPhone 4 model with the same firmware installed on it.
There are no public programs for the latest operating system jailbreak yet. Users hope that such a tool will appear sooner or later. As rumors mention this could happen after Apple releases iOS 8 major update. We don’t know how long it can take the Evad3rs and others to find new exploits and finish the new utility.
With iOS 7.1 release being available for public download iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users line up to read iOS 7.1 jailbreak news hoping to see the release date or even download link for Evasi0n7 with support for this newest firmware. You can even find messages on Facebook and other social networks that assure there is iOS 7.1 jailbreak program you are able to download “from here.”
Some blogs keep telling they can jailbreak your iOS 7.1 iDevice directly from the smartphone or tablet. Don’t believe such “news” as this is real fake. Eva3drs haven’t launched a new jailbreaking program or updated their famous Evasi0n7 which can still perform jailbreak for iOS 7 firmware up to version 7.0.6 and not above.
Hackers will report officially their iOS 7.1 jailbreak event. Their Twitter accounts have no such news at the moment. Their official websites with Evasi0n7 software has no news about support for firmware version 7.1.
There are a lot of fake reports on iOS 7.1 jailbreak within a week of the firmware update release. Don’t believe everything you read unless you are following hackers’ blogs and official websites. Once such programs appear for public use, they will be free to download with detailed instructions introduced by Evad3rs or some else known in the jailbreaking community.
Here is the list of official sources where you can find real information about the state of working jailbreak for iOS 7.1 device: