If you can’t see from the image above Apple has released version 7.0.4 of iOS. I love OS updates, they’re like little gifts, most of the time. With the most recent update Apple has fixed bug in FaceTime, that prevented the application from working properly for all users.
Updates for fourth generation iPod touch (6.1.5) and Apple TV (6.0.2) were also pushed out today.
For those of you who plan on sticking with iOS 6 instead of jumping to iOS 7, you may be happy to hear that an iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 jailbreak is on its way before the end of this year. Winocm, the well-known hacker behind the jailbreak, announced the news via Twitter yesterday:
If your Hump Day could use a little boost of motivation, we have some good news for ya! Famous Team evad3rs who brought us the iOS 6 jailbreak could have all the pieces needed for an iOS 7 jailbreak. If that doesn’t get ya excited, I don’t know what will (if you’re into the whole jailbreak scene).
The majority of iPhone users are already on iOS 7, only days after the new software’s release. As time passes by, more and more idevices will be updated to iOS 7 and only a very small fraction of users will remain on older versions of the platform.
However, there are some folks who simply prefer iOS 6 over the new look and want to remain on the older software. For them, Winocm’s work will come as a blessing…
iOS 7 is out for select users, while the rest of us wait for the over-the-air servers to stop getting jammed up, there is always the option of installing the upgrade yourself. Yep it's easy, just head over to our Downloads page to select your device's firmware version. A 1.2 GB file will be downloaded, if my memory serves me correctly, and from there you can choose to restore from backup or do a fresh install.
We reported yesterday that the famous evad3rs jailbreak team was already starting to look into an iOS 7 jailbreak. Well, Planetbeing has updated us once again on Twitter, confirming that the hackers have achieved unsigned code execution:
This allows the evad3rs to look around for bugs that may potentially help develop a jailbreak. Although we are still in the very early stages, this is definitely great news for jailbreak enthusiasts. We don’t know for sure when or even if an actual iOS 7 jailbreak will ever be released, but we do know that the world’s best minds are working on it.
We’ll keep you posted as we learn more info so stay tuned!
Apple finally seeded the Gold Master version of iOS 7 to developers today, which means we are at the final stage before the official public launch. This also means that jailbreak developers can start looking and trying out different exploits for the iOS 7 jailbreak, and that’s exactly what they’re doing…
Planetbeing of the famous evad3rs jailbreak team tweeted today that they are back to work on the next jailbreak. He writes, “Since everyone loves updates: @evad3rs have now started to actively look at iOS 7.” He then tweeted, “We are currently in a reconnaissance phase where we are identifying which exploits we have still work.”
Of course, this means that we are still extremely far from seeing an actual iOS 7 jailbreak, but we at least know that our prominent developers are working on it. We’ll keep you posted as we learn more info so stay tuned!
We recently reported about iOS 6.1.3 being jailbroken by iOS hacker winocm, but today we have even more exciting news. The hacker has confirmed this morning that he has successfully jailbroken an iPhone 5 running iOS 6.1.4.