jailbroken iphone 4s

If you’ve noticed a shortage of jailbreak news on iDB lately, that’s simply because there hasn’t been any to give. While the evad3rs are hard at work hacking iOS 7, we’ve heard little about their progress since planetbeing’s ‘all the pieces’ tweet in October.

This changed, though, last week, when reports began surfacing that someone close to the group had stolen a jailbreak from them and sold it to a private buyer. But evad3rs member pod2g has denied the claim, and says the iOS 7 JB is progressing slowly…

From International Design Times:

“I did contact Evad3rs team member Cyril Cattiaux, aka @Pod2g, to have the report verified. When I told him about the rumor of a stolen jailbreak roaming about social media, @pod2g was quick to laugh and say, “That’s complete bullsh–.”

As to the status of the team’s work, he added, “the jailbreak stuff is moving on, but slowly.” So, basically, no. There has been no jailbreak stolen from the Evad3rs and sold.”

And here’s a recent tweet from pimskeks:

So the good news here is that the evad3rs seem to be fairly confident that they’ll be able to produce a public jailbreak for iOS 7. But the bad news is, there’s still no word on a release. I think that’s the toughest part — not knowing if it’ll be in 6 weeks or 6 months.

Also likely adding to the anticipation is the fact that because iOS 7 was such a major update, we’ve seen a significant drop in major tweak releases in recent months, as developers look to create new stuff and update their previous stuff to support the new firmware.

As usual, we’ll let you know as soon as more information regarding the iOS 7 jailbreak becomes available. Here’s hoping we find something out by JailbreakCon next year, which we’re expecting to take place in the April/May timeframe. Stay tuned.

  • chumawumba

    I don’t care if it’s pried from the eva3rs hands’ in their sleep. I WANT MY JAILBREAK!

    • Matt Taylor


    • Tom

      Dude, it’s not like they are holding on to it just to p*ss you off. Why would they do that? How do they benefit from that?

      The reason the iOS7 Jailbreak hasn’t been released is because (get ready for a shock)… IT’S NOT READY YET!

      I bet you would be one of the first to complain if they released a jailbreak tool that bricked your phone. Patience my man. It will come eventually.

      • chumawumba

        I still want it…

      • Tom

        So do I. But I am not going to whine about it. I realise that when it is ready, they will release it.

      • Justin Speedo

        No one is whining here Tom, if you read it as whining … then you sir, are in fact whining.

  • Gróf Attila

    iOS7 + jailbreak = Best mobile operating system.

    • Maxim∑

      Best mobile operating system= iOS7+Jailbreak


    • Bbrysucks

      A year or two ago I would have agreed. But with all this “waiting”, I grabbed a nexus 5 and within a week dumped the iPhone. WAY more you can do on a phone with android (and I’m no fanboy). Its simply better tech inside and out.

      • SimonReidy

        Apart from the average camera and battery life, I agree the Nexus 5 is an awesome phone for the money. The latest software did help improve the camera a lot too, but unfortunately it still lags well behind the iPhone 5s in anything other than perfect lighting conditions. Given the difference in price that’s to be expected to some degree (Google had to cut corners somewhere to deliver the Nexus 5 at such a low price).

      • grumpyfuzz

        Honestly, I don’t think a bigger battery and a better camera sensor is worth $300 more.

      • SimonReidy

        Even though I love the iPhone 5s’s camera, I tend to agree. I’m still using an iPhone 5, but I have a nexus 7, and its made me seriously consider getting a nexus 5 to see me through until the iPhone 6 or maybe even the 6s. The N5 camera isn’t brilliant but its not terrible either and all the other specs are damn good for the price.

      • irvingt13

        Yea I just ordered my N5 yesterday. Can’t wait to try it out. Not a Android fanboy, been with iPhone since the beginning but all this waiting for a jailbreak to give me a awesome phone I just decided to buy an unlocked phone with all the awesome features. I’ll probably be back when the iPhone 6 drops. And that’s only if it finally gets at least a 4.5 inch screen.

    • s0me

      IOS 7 is IOS 6 with a new skin / theme. They added the “Control Center” and the new taskmanager, wich are copied from other platforms. Even with jailbreak, IOS will be the same, tweaks only bring minor changes to the interface and in most cases jailbroken iphones crash at a daily basis (just check ppl complaining in comments after every jailbreak).

      • Rick Hart

        mine doesn’t the only thing that makes them do that is a messed up tweak! then you just remove it and then you are all good again. jb i5

      • s0me

        I had my 4s with ios 5 jailbroken+ a handfull of tweaks and was running smooth, after the ios 6 update and jailbreak with the same tweaks maybe 1-2 less it was crashing when I needed it most.

      • Rick Hart

        Well I’m on 6.1.2 i5 here and i have ran into a few tweaks that i had in my i4 on iOS 5 that crashes 6 but i have all the one that i had on my i4 on my i5 and it might acted up maybe once a week. now on the other hand my i4 on 6.1.2 jb crashes, well just always goes in safe mode. it didn’t ever do it on iOS 5

  • Matt Taylor

    This is long! iOS7 has been out for how long now!? Either way since the first beta it’s Long! I’m glad isiosjailbrojenyet has emerged as maybe some professional hackers will get the job done and we won’t have to wait the best part of a year for a Jb from a group of hobbyists! I don’t mean to sound ungrateful to the evad3rs but they do clean up in donations so technically there being paid and they are LONG! Just getting frustrated now, iOS is wack without a Jb 🙁

    • Wyeth Dion

      Dude, they are working on it. Have you ever tried to sift through millions of lines of code before? How about breaking through the security of one of the most secure OS’s out there? I thought not. So chill. They will release it when it is safe for them to release it, as an untested jailbreak can cause damage to your device. These guys ARE the professionals. They are iOS security experts. They will finish it when they finish it.

    • Danuel Carr

      Oh grow up. It took six months to jailbreak iOS 6 and that was damn near an exact copy of iOS 5. With all the changes in iOS 7, you should be on your knees in awe at the fact that they’ve made any progress at all. How about instead of ranting on a subject you clearly know nothing about, you shut up and be patient like everybody else on here.

      • iPhoner

        Technically ios7 should be easier to jailbreak because it has a lot of new code which makes room for more error and possible loop holes 😉

    • Liam Mulcahy


      • Matt Taylor

        Easy to say while hiding behind your keyboard like a little pussyole!!

      • Luca Tiberi

        I’m going to check under every keyboard from now on.

    • ProfessorX1®

      Agree with you a 100% bro

    • Chuck Finley

      More like “deleted because I posted something utterly stupid and badly thought out and now can’t take the fact that people are calling me out on it”.

      • Matt Taylor

        Yeah ok I did say something that I feel bad for saying but there was truth behind it! And it’s not like I thought it out! I just feel they could speed it up a little is all… Give a brother a break I just want a jailbreak the same as everyone else! No need to go getting offended, every one needs to chill the f*** out, go for a walk, make some coffee, whatever you like to do. Just get off your high horses…

      • Wyeth Dion

        We aren’t on any “high horses.” We just have respect for the gentlemen who are doing something with their free time, for the millions of us who want a jailbreak. No one is offended, but saying that the Evad3rs need to work faster is like saying the world needs to spin slower. It’s physically impossible. They have lives, and they spend whatever free time they have to work on something huge. So let’s all forget this lapse in your judgement occurred, and go on with our day. The jailbreak will be here as soon as they are finished with it, as I said before.

      • SimonReidy

        Well said.

      • Chuck Finley

        To be honest, I’m perfectly chilled out. You sound like the person who needs to “chill the f*** out, go for a walk, make some coffee, whatever you like to do”.

        You sound rather angry.

      • Chuck Finley

        Also thank you, you’re the perfect example of why children shouldn’t be allowed on the internet.

      • Matt Taylor

        Oh shut up and go live your life. Which by the sounds of, you are lacking!

    • Snailpo

      Lol love that everyone just shit on you… In my opinion they are exactly how you described it… Before anyone tells me off too, I do know what I am talking about… Yes it is hard to “hack” into something like this… But keep in mind “nothing is free” they make so much money out of donations, and so much money off the adds they put on their website.. Think about how many people donated, and how many times people were refreshing their web page etc… Think about the millions of people that were eagerly waiting donating and refreshing, then calculate all that and tell me they didn’t make any money off of it. It may not have been direct from the people which is great! But they still made so much.. Back to the “hacking” part… Yes it is a difficult task… But they milk this whole thing… They have the jailbreak WAY prior to the release to fix bugs and other “issues” which is great, but they keep it for their selves to get more rave for it. It is their jailbreak and they get to do what they want. Heck if i made the jailbreak i would do the same thing its all marketing.. So to sum this up, yes they do a great job, yes “hacking” is harder than people think, and yes they make so much money and really milk people, but its theirs to do what they want. Just wish there was more competition for this because imagine how much faster jailbreaks would come out.

      • micro_master

        In retrospect this comment, however angry it is, has a lot of truth in it.

  • Check

    I think you guys need to keep in mind iOS 6 jailbreak didn’t even surface until February 2013. That was a a whole 6 months.

  • zac bishop

    What about Ragebreak? I have it on my old iPhone 4 running iOS 7 and I LOVE IT. has idownloadblog done any coverage on it?

    • Matthew Cleveland

      I’ve never even heard of that. I don’t have an iPhone 4 but it seems like this should be talked about more.

      • lemonhead

        Well it’s essiantly a replica of opensn0w by winocm…
        put in a tool for windows and mac.

        so it’s just a gui by all means made by ragemasta i believe

    • You’ll know it’s a fake if it isn’t discussed on iDownloadBlog.

      • zac bishop

        It’s not a fake I’ve done it on my iPhone 4 running 7.0.4. idownloadblog has not discussed it which I found frustrating because this is a blog about jailbreaking.

      • Mike Colacone Saal

        Why would they talk about it? The iPhone 4 is ALWAYS jail breakable.. thats not news….

      • Antzboogie

        Its only for iPhone 4 and under.

      • Guest

        It’s only for iPhone 4 period. The iPhone 4 is the only A4 capable of iOS 7.

    • marcus1324

      I just looked it up and its real, thanks for telling me about this.

      • zac bishop

        No problem

  • HamptonWalley

    What, what? We need to wait for Jailbrake until April-May? No way, I’m going to sell my iphones, it is absolutely no way… freqeb lazy evad3rs.

    • iBanks

      Crybaby ass

    • J. Rockwell

      I think his beef has merit. There is a chance that by the time this jailbreak comes out we will be months from the iPhone 6. Which we all know is going to be a showstopper, and most likely a major iOS update to come along with it. There is huge demand for a jailbreak, and with each iOS release it is taking long and longer for a jailbreak to see the light of day. The trend is saying that Apple not evad3rs are winning this battle, and it is a battle we don’t want to see lost.

      • Wyeth Dion

        There is a pretty good chance that the jailbreak will come after 7.1, just like how it came after 6.1 last year. The thing is, if they were finished and they released it now, Apple would patch it in 7.1 beta 3 (or 4, or even in the final version). So there’s a fairly good chance it will drop around the same time it did last year.

      • DomPerignon1

        The battle might be even but the war is lost. By the time the jailbreak comes out Apple will have at least two new releases. I’ve been a huge fan of a jailbroken iPhone since the time when Sebastien was the only blogger. I have to confess that with his bloggs, he was the one who motivated me to jailbreak my iPhone 1 but I got tired of this cat and mouse race and I switched to a Galaxy S4 which I rooted (jailbroke) and I am getting more satisfaction with it than with my jailbroken iPhone 5. The experience of a rooted Android phone is a very, very satisfying one and a lot of fun.

    • Mike Colacone Saal

      they said jailbreakcon is in april or may.. not a jailbreak… -_-

  • Christian Mejía

    Wasn’t it last year they released it a week after Super Bowl weekend. Maybe they’ll do the same now.

  • az hamid

    Apple is sh*ting on themselves by stopping people from jailbreaking

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      Not really. A jailbroken iOS device is amazing but to my knowledge there is no supporting evidence that suggests that Apple not opening their phones is losing them money…

      • az hamid

        The only reason I bought my iphone 5s was because I love how cool iPhones get when you jailbreak them.. It’s like playing Hay Day and reaching in lvl 50 but then losing everything and having to start all over again from lvl 1.. I can’t go back to normal

  • appl3h4ck3r

    “My patience is delicing, but slowly…”

  • Jeremy

    Hopefully it’ll be ready by the time 7.1 drops 🙂

    • onebyone_

      agree with you. Everytime the real Jailbreak drop with (iOSX.1.X) ex: 5.1.1 and 6.1.2 so calm down guys there will be a Jailbreak Maybe for 7.1 or 7.1.2 or any close.

      • Jeremy

        Haha I know, that’s what I meant. I’m just excited to jailbreak my 5s 🙂

  • Cant wait

  • Less talking. More jailbreaking.

  • Tony

    Obviously not stolen when you can read between the lines and see they don’t have a jailbreak ready anyway. It’s going to be a while.

  • Zorvage

    For fucks sakes, Geohot. We need you back!

  • Matthew Cooper

    This is alot like rappers in a sense. When they are out of the news they fake a gun charge or some other publicity stunt to keep thier names out there. What im saying is its weird for a rumor like that to emerge. How could u steal a whole jailbreak and there not be a backup and another backup on top of that? There is no steam so maybe they created thier own

    • Imahottguy

      I think the idea is that someone t their hands on a jailbreak that is near ready for prime time and plans on scooping the evad3rs; not that all of their work was stolen and they have to start over. I find this hard to believe. If it were true the digital thieves would make it known and definitely take credit (whilst also trying to monetize it in some way).

      These guys know what they are doing. If they are withholding it, there is a reason. It would make sense to hold it until 7.1 drops with the usual bug fixes so that they can maximize everyone’s chances of having a stable OS and a jailbreak. (Of course this is all conjecture.)

      • Matthew Cooper

        I see what u are saying and it makes alot of sense. I just think it really cant get stolen if its not done. If its a fourth or even half way done then the thief really didnt get much. Its not like we all cant stay on 7.0.4 and use those exploits. Who gives a shit about 7.1 and all the bugs it will bring. I mean why dont we just wait to use the exploits for 8.0 while we are at it

  • Jesuslifestoryisajuvenilelie

    iOS7 why U no Jailbreak?

  • jose carlos

    I said it v 4 they are growing up and MONEY IS 1 PRORITY!

  • Yunik

    After jailbreak iOS 7 will be the most amazing, beautiful, sexy, and simple mobile Operating system in the earth

  • vito

    i believe that it will be here in 60 days max! leave the evad3rds alone and let them do their thing havent they pulled through everytime? jus sit back learn ur phone a little more and itll happen

  • Diego Gastón Milano

    I am seriously hoping the April/May timeline just for hearing news about the progress (not even a release date) is just inaccurate wording of the original thing you wanted to say. Otherwise, I’m not sure I may stay forever on iPhone. Sorry.

  • dav

    i shot the sheriff but i didn’t shoot no deputy

  • El Arqui Tecto

    Jailbreak RIP

  • ProfessorX1®

    These guys have had enough time to make the jailbreak. Jesus Christ. Stop waisting time and f*cking release something. Release a beta version of the jailbreak tool and the community will be happy with that. By the time the tool is ready for public release Apple will have already seeded iOS 8 beta 1 to devs. The jb devs make enough money off donations and ads on their websites. What else could they want? kthxbye.

    • Tom

      You would be happy with a beta jailbreak tool if it bricked your phone?

      And seeing as they have had enough time, why don’t you come up with a jailbreak yourself. You seem to think it is pretty easy. Go for it.

  • Islay banishing

    Man I wish ios was open source

  • mav3rick

    The disguised site asking donations for the first neonOS Jailbreak it’s like it put a bounty on it. “@pod2g was quick to laugh and say…” actually doesn’t sound that good.

  • Gowd

    If iPhone is NOT jailbreakable anymore, would you go for Android instead or still be loyal to Apple?

  • iNfAMOUS70702

    The lack of screen size and no JB is what’s keeping me on Android… The iPhone is just too small and a jailbreak-less iOS is too damn boring to ever leave my note 3.. By the time the JB is released apple will be getting ready for iOS 8

  • Sean Cua

    All these people trying out Android, don’t. Windows phone is better.

  • bruno051979@yahoo.com

    This JB has been sold to chinese karate people…money makes the world round

  • Ricardo

    It was not stolen, it was sold to chinese kungfu people.

  • Iain Douglas

    I paid a company called Safera1n $25 for a jailbreak for iPhone 5 ver 7.04.. After being initially given a faulty piece of code I was supplied with a jailbreak piece of software from Evad3rs!!! I have notified the anti-fraud section of the UK police. How can I let Evad3rs know about this and prevent other buyers from being cheated by Safera1n??