In case you’re thinking about holding out on iOS 7.0.2 for jailbreak reasons, there’s no need to worry; MuscleNerd has confirmed that iOS 7.0.2 is safe for potential future jailbreaks.
Unusual level of detail in 7.0.2 security update notice http://t.co/ZWDFtzdT5J (for PR reasons?). It's not a JB vector so updating is fine.
— Ⓜ MuscleNerd (@MuscleNerd) September 26, 2013
Obviously, if you’re still on iOS 6.x and jailbroken, you’ll want to stay away from any iOS 7 updates. This is just for the folks that have already lost their jailbreaks/never had one to begin with, and are hoping for a future iOS 7 jailbreak.
Unfortunately, I just tried to do an OTA update to iOS 7.0.2, and my iPhone got stuck into recovery mode. I’m forced to restore my device using iTunes now, and I lost some of the stuff I didn’t get a chance to backup. No, TinyUmbrella didn’t work for kicking the device out of recovery mode. I guess it’s just another one of those ugly iOS 7.x bugs.
I ended up editing the hosts file on my Mac, to comment out the gs.apple.com entry, and that allowed me to restore properly. Very weird. Thanks to everyone on Twitter for the suggestion.
Have you updated to iOS 7.0.2, and if so, what’s your experience been like thus far?