The Chinese group of hackers who presented the only untethered iOS 7.1.2, 7.1.1 and 7.1 jailbreak also promised to release Pangu Cydia package v.0.3 with fixes to problems with sandbox. This happened a couple of days ago, and then… the package was removed.
Pangu jailbreak fix for Cydia was a long-awaited launch. Users who jailbroke their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch had issues with sandbox and reboot loop problems. The bugs were experienced by particular models, but since they existed users wished to get Pangu sandbox issue fix along with reboot loop fix.
Pangy Cydia package which was available in Cydia included afc2 extra. With its help users could access heir filesystem. Then the package called Pangu 7.1-7.1.x Untether 0.3 was gone. What has happened and why has it occurred?
The second update of package for Pangu jailbreak for iOS 7.1.2 and earlier firmware versions was with bugs, and the third upgrade seems to have the same problem. What was supposed to fix the problems brought new issues, and according to Cydia creator Saurik hackers from Pangu team asked him to remove the package version 0.3.
If you have installed v.0.3 you are advised to delete it. You better use package 0.1 and wait till the Chinese team comes up with a new solution. As Saurik notes, he felt that there would be problems with the package from the very beginning. He mentions that anything that asks users to reboot can cause problems eventually. Some files have bugs and this is why Pangu package for Cydia bug fix failed to work to a lot of users.
You might remember how users explained crashes in version 0.2 with the light sensor. No one could explain reasons for 0.3 version bugs, so Pangu decided to take it down and find a new fix.
Some hackers can already use both 7.1 iPhone unlock and jailbreak. The most recent post from hacker Esser aka i0n1c, assures he can jailbreak iOS 7.1.1 iPhone 5c but he isn’t going to release this program to public yet.
However you still can’t jailbreak and / or unlock iOS 7.1 iPhone 5S, 5c, 5, 4 and 4S with GeveySIM and other methods which simply do not support these firmwares yet. There is not working iOS 7.1.1 iPhone jailbreak but there is an unlock by IMEI number. The factory unlock is good as it doesn’t void your warranty and offers permanent results but it doesn’t jailbreak iPhone. It supports all basebands, all carries and all iPhone models.
How to Prepare iOS 7.1.1 iPhone for Jailbreaking
It works by adding your IMEI to the real Apple database. The solution is quick. There is no need to install any programs. You can jailbreak after you are unlocked, firstly unlock and then jailbreak when it comes to public.
You need to provide the IMEI number and email. Use this unlocking company that offers such permanent unlocks will add your IMEI to the iTunes database and once your status is changed to unlocked you will need to connect to iTunes yourself to allow the program recheck your new status and confirm it.
You now know how to unlock iOS 7.1.1 iPhones. Once again the jailbreak can be done by you later on after hackers make it public.
Everything is pretty clear, and once your smartphone can accept any SIM card you are free to travel abroad or switch carriers in your home country. You can now rule the world and change your mobile operator based on cheaper data plans, faster service and better connection. Such unlock supports T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, Three, SFR, Vodafone, O2, Tele 2 and a lot of other carriers. It lasts forever no matter what you are doing so become forever unlocked right now as your smartphone will stay always unlocked.
Geeksn0w iPhone 4 jailbreak that also supports some models of iPod touch and iPad offers semi tethered solution for users with iOS 7.1 and iOS 7.1.1. This is the free tool which you can easily download it here.
We’ll share an instruction on how to jailbreak iOS 7.1 / 7.1.1 using Geeksn0w. Before we proceed, let’s see what semi tethered status means.
Geeksn0w iPhone 4 Jailbreak Walkthrough for iOS 7.1 / 7.1.1
You know that tethered jailbreaks require users to reboot their handset or tablet device in order to keep the jailbreak using the initial jailbreak program. This is not very comfortable. Untethered jailbreak are the best ones as there is no need to reboot or do anything else. You are jailbroken until you update to a newer firmware version. Semi tethered jailbreak allows your rebooting your smartphone yourself however to preserve its jailbroken features you still need to connect to your computer and boot with the initial tool.
Geeksn0w Jailbreak 7.1 / 7.1.1 Guide
Step 1.Before you use Geeksn0w jailbreak 7.1 download link you need to backup your iPhone 4 through iTunes.
Step 2. You are also advised to turn off your pass code lock feature.
Step 3. You can now download the most recent version of Geeksn0w for Mac or Windows.
Step 4. Install JDK [Java Development Kit] on your computer. Make sure to use the latest release.
Step 5.Launch Geeksn0w program you have downloaded in Step 3 as an administrator [right click on the .exe file and select this option].
Step 6. Use USB cable to connect your smartphone to Mac or Windows PC.
Step 7. Press on Jailbreak in Geeksn0w [you need to choose your model from CDMA, GSM Revision A and GSM].
Step 8. Put the Apple smartphone into DFU state.
Step 9. The program will do everything on its own.
Step 10.You should now see Cydia on your iOS 7.1 iPhone 4 screen [it is believed to be a not official version of Cydia].
If You Need to Make Tethered Jailbreak Semi Tethered for iOS 7.1
Users who downloaded earlier versions of Geeksn0w and tethered jailbroke their iPhone 4 with iOS 7.1 can easily convert this status into semi tethered using Geeksn0w version 2.9. To do this, you need to simply upgrade to the newer program.
Step 1.Launch Cydia on your jailbroken smartphone.
Step 2. Go to Manage – Packages – Edit – Add.
Step 3. You need to add this repository geekrepo.beiphone.it to your files.
Step 4. You are now able to download Geeeksn0w 2.9 from the repo above.
iOS 7.1 just like the newer iOS 7.1.1 show new security problems users might come across. The latest iOS 7.1 security flaw discovered can potentially allow anyone see your contacts without unlocking the iPhone. This can be another iOS 7.1 problem especially if you don’t want anyone to access your contact list on Apple smartphone.
The problem was reported by Sherif Hashim who is a security researcher from Egypt. The issue, according to Hashim, is with Siri Voice assistant. It can help third-party users to bypass your lock screen on iOS 7.1 handset and see all your contacts.
iOS 7.1 Siri problems might not harm you too much but this is still unpleasant if someone can find your contact list. As the expert notes, Siri can be asked to look into your contacts while the iPhone has a locked screen. Just type a “Call a” phrase and the program will show the contacts list to you.
The iOS 7.1 security issues mentioned above were found on iPhone 5S. Some people tried to repeat this method with iPhone 5c running iOS 7.1.1 firmware but failed to get the full list of contacts. Maybe the issue is faced on the iPhone 5S models only, who knows…
There are not comments from Apple regarding this security risk. Siri will not help you if you instruct it to show “Contacts” as it will ask you to unlock your iPhone first. Users who are afraid of the problem can turn off Siri in their lockscreen and be safe or simply install iOS 7.1.1 update as it closes a lot of holes in previous firmware version. The issue won’t allow anyone accessing your iPhone contacts distantly. People need to have it physically in their hands to bypass lockscreen option this way. It looks like your model and operating system version matter.
iOS 7.1 and 7.1.1 cannot be jailbroken with Evasi0n7 at the moment, but there is another program that states it can semi tethered jailbreak your iOS 7.1 device. This is Geeksn0wjailbreak for iOS 7.1 Apple smartphone that supports only ONE cell phone, iPhone 4, some iPod touch models and iPads. In other works, if you have iPhone 5S, 5c, 5 and 4S you cannot use Geeksn0w jailbreak on them.
The program has been developed by Andrea Bentivegnaknown as @Blackgeektuto. He is not associated with the famous teams in the jailbreaking community, yet his tool is free to download and use. Don’t expect Geeksn0w iPhone 4 iOS 7.1 jailbreak development to work as other tools. You need to install JDK on your Mac or Windows PC before jailbreaking. The status you will get is semi tethered. There is no untethered solution for the two latest versions of iOS7 released yet. Most hackers are believed to be working on the next iOS8 jailbreak development and they have no time to release programs for current firmware versions.
There is not many iOS 7.1 jailbreak news at the moment. Still a lot of users wonder if Geeksn0w jailbreak for iOS 7.1 and 7.1.1 is real or not. We’ll assure you this is a real solution. As always, if you choose to jailbreak you will do this at your own risk since any jailbreaking voids Apple warranty.
At the moment this tool is updated to version 2.9. It is believed to be stable enough to be used by users. Once again, iOS 7.1 Geeksn0w jailbreak is available for iPhone 4 only [it also works for iPod touch and iPad devices]. Users who have used this tool in the past and got tethered status can download Geeksn0w 2.9 and transfer their tethered jailbreak to semi tethered.
The jailbreak is not a fake so you have nothing to worry about.
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 new flaw in iOS 7 security system is found by some Apple fans. There were a lot of different iOS 7.1 bugs and iOS 7 problems faced by ordinary users and developers. Apple tried to fix them in iOS 7.1.1 but the issues are not gone completely.
A researcher who shares his report with public [Andreas Kurtz] assures that while the Cupertino-based giant has to protect email attachments with data encryption, operating systems starting from 7.0.4 and above lack this important feature.
The expert discovered iOS 7 bugs whey he accessed his iPhone 4 file system. This smartphone had iOS 7.1 and then iOS 7.1.1 and both versions of mobile firmware showed unencrypted attachments to emails. The same security flaw was reproduced by Kurtz on his iPhone 5S smartphone that had 7.0.4 installed on it.
According to Kurtz, “all attachments” in his email folder could be accessed “without any encryption / restriction.” Apple got the report about the flaw, but it is not clear when the company will patch this hole in its system.
The spokesperson for the famous iPhone maker assures Apple is “aware of the issue.” The company is said to be searching the fix to this bug which will be delivered to used “in a future software update.”
There is no need to panic because it is not that easy to exploit this hole for attackers. Firstly, your iPhone has to be stolen to be reached. Secondly, it has to be jailbroken to bypass your password. Thirdly, if you have iOS 7.1 or 7.1.1 you are at no risk because these two versions of mobile software cannot be jailbrokenat the moment.
Hackers don’t promise iOS 7.1 jailbreak tool any time soon for iPhone 5S / 5 / 5c / 4S models though some jailbreaking professionals have already untethered their gadgets via private exploits they won’t share with public yet. The community can’t wait to jailbreak iOS 7.1 smartphones and get a chance to at least get similar to iOS 7.1 features for iPhone 4S and other Apple handset models. This is possible if you know what to do and where to search for the alternatives.
iOS 7 firmware is fully jailbreakable up to iOS 7.0.6. If you haven’t installed firmware 7.1 you can use some of its options on your 7.0.6, 7.0.4 and other firmwares. You should be jailbroken to get all the benefits because all the new features are offered via Cydia jailbreak tweaks you can download from your iDevice.
iOS 7 iPhone 4S users can get faster animations speed on their operating system using Animation Speed Tweak. This is not exactly the same option taken from firmware 7.1 but it is a good addition to your handset.
Improve Your Camera App
The latest firmware offers a new option for the Camera application that displays a yellow flash icon once your flash is about to go on. The similar option can appear on your smartphone if you install Yellow Flash 7 tweak.
Add http://rpetri.ch/repo/ to your repository sources for Cydia and get Gregorian application that will tweak your Calendar app similar to iOS 7.1 features.
Play with Parallax Effect
You are able to turn off the parallax effect on the Home and Lock screens and preserve the animations after you get Parallax enaBlur app and HiddenSettings7 program.
Winterboard now offers the enhancements to your icons.
You can tone down your display’s whites at the dark time of the day with F.lux jailbreak application.
There is no need to jailbreak iOS 7.1 smartphones yet but it will be surely nice once this option is also available to all fans of jailbreaking.