According to Team Evad3rs and their Twitter campaign, the Evasi0n iOS 7 unlocker is soon to be delivered. The jailbreak team comprised of Pimskeks, MuscleNerd, Pod2g, and PlanetBeing, have been announcing the arrival of their jailbreak method for months. This group is some of the jailbreak community’s most talented developers that have been credited with reliably jailbreaking iOS devices in the past.
The word is they will be able to unlock devices such as: iPhone 5, 5S, 4, 4S, 3G’s running up to iOS 7.0.3 or any older firmware versions. This will also work on any iPod Touch, iPad, iPod Mini 3G, 4G and 5G, as well as Apple TV.
Now a jailbreaking tool was released on the GetTheBest365 website for $27. Install only take a few minutes and is one of the easiest jailbreaking tools to day. Step-by-step instructions and a video guide will aid the most tech-unsavvy people to enjoy the freedom of their newly jail-broken device.
Apple has recently said that they have plugged one of the exploits that some tools use to jailbreak their phones. However, as long as a user doesn’t install any new Apple updates it there should be no problems jailbreaking the compatible devices.
This conflicting information should be heeded by anyone planning a jailbreak. As Apple plugs each exploit in their iOS, it becomes harder and harder for developers to hack the devices. This race to plug their holes will continue with each version of Apple’s new iOS and some speculate that iOS 8 and their new iPhone 6 will be harder than ever for the group to exploit and hack into.
Jailbreaking an Apple Inc. device allows a user to break-free from constraints of the proprietary company and enables a user to install their choice of thousands of apps from the AppStore. It also will enable a user to see FLASH animations on the iPhone and install many other restricted and 3rd party apps. Jailbreaking will remove the location tracking and allows any user to pick a cell carrier of their choice. A full list of benefits that jailbreaking brings is located on the GetTheBest365 website. However, jailbreaking a device does have its risks and one should know that jailbreaking can sometimes “brick” the phone by rendering the device inoperable.
Another person has recently set up a crowd-funding website at isios7jailbrokenyet.com to help with his efforts to jailbreak Apple devices. Chris Maury told the Washington Post that Apple’s standard iPhone just doesn’t meet his requirements. Maury has a disease called Stargardt’s Macular Degeneration which is a vision-damaging genetic disorder. He says that jailbreaking “empower a group of people who aren’t necessarily considered first with new functionality.” Maury has now raised over $9,600 in the last week for prize money offered to the first developer to provide an “open source” iOS 7 jailbreaking solution.
Some say that this changes the dynamics of “open source” software which is always provided for free to users and other developers. Providing prize money will now make developers to seek money ahead of providing “open source” code to the world. However, many developers in this community do already take donations from customers that want to support the developer’s future efforts. “Open source” developers often provide their work for free and just want the pride and recognition that their skills deserve.
The final choice is in the user’s hand whether the benefits of jailbreaking their iOS 7 device out-weigh the chance of “bricking” it. Those planning on jailbreaking their device better get on with it soon, before Apple does plug all their future exploits.
By Brent Matsalla