Richi Jennings

W00t! Jailbreak iPhone 5S untethered (and everything else on iOS 7--7.0.4)

December 23, 2013 6:08 AM EST

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evasi0n untethered jailbreak ready for action.

Want to jailbreak your iOS7-equipped iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or iKitchenSink? Now you should be ready to escape from Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) pomaceous walled garden of parody-free, sexless, family friendliness. Even iOS 7.1 beta 2 is said to work. But you might want to wait a few days for things to settle down before you download it.

In IT Blogwatch, impatient bloggers live on the bleeding edge.

Your humble blogwatcher curated these bloggy bits for your entertainment.

 
Our old friend Seth Weintraub gave it a spin:

Just in time for Christmas, the Evasi0n team has released a...Jailbreak. I’ve just jailbroken my wife’s [5s].
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[But] Cydia creator @Saurik/Jay Freeman [is] noting there might be some rough waters ahead. ... The Cydia build isn’t official nor updated. [This] may be attributable to @evad3rs team members that were spooked that their jailbreak was sold to a private buyer.  MORE


 
Simon Sharwood says some devs are "feuding" over filthy lucre:

Billed as “Compatible with all iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini models running iOS 7.0 through 7.0.4”, the software has already struck some hurdles [mainly] incompatibility with some software offered in Cydia...the evad3rs warn. “The situation will improve as developers will update their software.”
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At the centre of the dispute seems to be that jailbreaks are rather lucrative.  MORE


 
As usual, it's probably best to wait a few days for it to settle down. But if you must live on the bleeding edge, your humble blogwatcher reiterates his usual advice:

Here are some top tips, learned from bitter experience. Ignore them at your peril:
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  • Make sure you stop iTunes from automatically updating itself. ...
  • Make sure you stop iTunes from automatically updating your iPhone. ...
  • ...make sure you don't update the baseband firmware. ...
  • Plug your iPhone directly into a USB socket on your Mac or PC's case [not] a USB hub. Unplug...other USB devices. ...
  • Use a genuine Apple USB cable. ...
  • Be patient. ... If it appears to have hung, it probably hasn't. ... [Don't] interrupt it mid-process.
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Neither I, nor Computerworld are responsible for anything you choose to do with your iDevice -- only you are.  MORE

 


 

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