More evasi0n7 exploits patched in iOS 7.1 beta 5

By , Feb 4, 2014

Evasi0n7 iOS 7.1 beta 3

Shortly after iOS 7.1 beta 4 was released, we learned that the update patched a key kernel exploit used in the evasi0n7 jailbreak. And today we’ve received word that beta 5, which was seeded to developers earlier this afternoon, patches 2 other exploits.

Developer and hacker iH8sn0w tweeted out a few moments ago that Apple has fixed the ‘chown’ vulnerability and ‘afc sandbox escape’ used by the evad3r’s popular jailbreak utility in beta 5. So it looks like iOS 7.1 will indeed be the death of the iOS 7 JB…

Here are the tweets:

While we haven’t received official word from the evad3rs that evasion7 will be completely killed by iOS 7.1, we do advise jailbreakers to assume it does and take the proper precautions such as updating your device to iOS 7.0.4/5 and staying away from 7.1 betas.

The good news, though, is that the future looks bright for jailbreaking beyond iOS 7.1. The evad3rs claim to still have some unused exploits up their sleeves, and earlier this week iH8sn0w found an iBoot exploit for A5 devices that may work for A6 and 7 as well.

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  • John

    “Death of jailbreak for iOS 7″
    Again, this is coming from a n00b so please don’t shoot me down but I am sure these talented guys/gals will find an exploit somewhere along the way. They did an excellent job for you guys so early in the 7.0 release…so fingers crossed??

    • Justin

      If they did find one though, it would be wise for them to save them for iOS 8, and when that jailbreak was released, then release one for 7.1

      • Burge

        Why iOS 8 will have new holes and will more than lightly patch holes that are in iOS7

      • Justin

        Yeah, but think back to the iOS 6 days, when they didn’t update Evasi0n to work with iOS 6.1.3/4/5. They wanted to save exploits for iOS 7.

      • Burge

        If that was the case why didn’t they when they released evasi0n7 did they not make it compatable with 6.1.3/4/5. If the holes were there too..

      • Mago

        You seem to have many questions but for devs with normal life like you and me with family to take care that woudnt been an option since I would guess doing a jailbreak takes a lot of time! So be grateful they did came up with a ios 7 jailbreak and in short time this time!

      • Justin

        You’ve got me there. I don’t know. What I can say is that they do have some exploits (such as the one in the iOS 6.1.3/4/5 jailbreak) in reserve. Some of which have been saved since the days of iPhone OS.

      • tocsin

        4.3.5 too hahaha?

      • Andrew

        Because some exploits mysteriously appeared in iOS 7…

      • kommentelgeto

        Because some of the vulnerabilities weren’t there.

        P0sixpwn was released because Apple had patched an exploit in iOS 7.1beta1 that the jailbreakers were saving for a future jailbreak.

        Since using that exploit for an iOS8 jailbreak was no longer an option, it was safe to release P0sixpwn for a 6.1.4 jailbreak.

      • Burge

        They used a hole that was found by comex and that hole was good for the iPhone 5 they wasted that on a firmware when the device could go to iOS 7. The other thing is we was thanking about why evasi0n7 did work on lesser firmware.

    • Andrew

      “This is coming from a n00b”

      I don’t think that evad3rs will waste some exploits that could be used for future jailbreaks for a “stupid” (as pod2g described iH8sn0w’s, Winocm’s and Squiffypwn’s 6.1.3 jailbreak) 7.1 jailbreak because of some round UI elements and some animation “improvements” (that can be easily be applied with HiddenSettings7).

      Oh, and do you think evad3rs don’t have any more exploits up their sleeves?

      Even if they didn’t have any other exploits which I highly doubt they do have and even if they found more exploits, are you sure they’d waste them for a stupid 7.1 jb that will be likely be patched in 7.1.1/7.1.2/7.1.3 or whatever?

      (No) Offence but I’m (not) sure who’s the “n00b” here.

      • John

        No offence taken. I see you’re new here Andrew, so you’re forgiven…but you realise I was referring to me as the n00b, you got that right?

    • blastingbigairs

      Who the F*** would thumbs down this comment??? JB for life!!!!!

  • 40niners

    Those who haven’t yet jailbroken on iOS 7.0x, you have been warned, get moving!!

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      People on the latest version of iOS are stuck for now, or has evasi0n been updated for 7.0.5 yet?

      • 40niners

        There is still time, Apple is still signing 7.0.4/7.0.5. But once that 7.1 rolls out, well, u know how that goes. Limbo!!

      • 40niners

        I believe the evasion JB will work on 7.0.5, even says 7.1beta3 on their website. Someone correct me if I’m wrong

      • Rowan09

        Isn’t 7.0.5 only for the 5s?

      • Michael Hulet

        I think support for iOS 7.0.5 was added this morning

  • RafaelMelo

    I was delaying the upgrade since a lot of tweaks have not beenupgraded. Will upgrade tonight…sob

    • http://mikelightman.com/blog mikelite

      there’s really no reason to wait. Either the big tweaks are up & running, alts have popped up or they’re dead & won’t be upgraded. Get in the pool, the water’s great.

      • RafaelMelo

        Thanks, man

      • Rak S

        I put off Jailbreaking until 10 days ago… I should have done it earlier. Everything I use is working fine. If you’re cautious, Jailbreak and add tweaks one at a time, to make sure everything stays stable.

      • angry one

        My best tweak is zephyr that’s why I will stay on ios 6 :)

      • 4p0c4lyps3

        Ya well, my girl is using my old iP5/7.0.4 and using activator set to swipe up from lower rite duplicates zephyr and still allows control center to function properly. So ultimately you have zero reason not update to 7.0.4 and JB.

      • Hotrod

        I’m doing the same thing, but honestly it isn’t as smooth as zephyr was

      • 4p0c4lyps3

        Ya, I def hear what ya sayin. I gotta admit it works pretty damn smooth, it now just requires a more accurate swipe.

      • angry one

        I loosed my ios 6 jb, I messed up some system files so I’m stuck on 7.1, Anyway I tested activator gestures like you said on my friend iphone and can confirm that the experience with activator was not even close to zephyr :)

      • RafaelMelo

        Check out the tweak LastApp as an alternative

      • Rak S

        Check out MultitaskingJestures. It’s supposed to emulate most of the functionality of Zepher. Theres a review of it on here and the also talk about it on the most recent podcast.
        Good luck

      • Brady Nielsen

        I read that MultitaskingJesus at first….

      • Andrew Roth

        MultitaskingGestures.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Hint; Multitasking Gestures

      • Blip dude

        I shouldn’t have to resort to alternatives though. I’m glad Auxo is getting updated, all I need is Weathericon (No, NOT Live Weathericon), Locklauncher, Live Wallpaper (for wide wallpaper effects), and a few themes be updated.

  • Matt

    Well who said I’ll be upgrading.

    • smtp25

      Apps will start to say iOS 7 only :(

      • on3simpleclick

        ^ thats the reason i updated, or else i would still be on iOS6.

  • Linton Findlay

    what about the a5 permanent untether?

    • Framboogle

      It’s actually A5X

      • Jonathan

        And A5. I asked.

      • Framboogle

        Oh well that’s even better

      • M_thoroughbred

        They are not going to make a public release for that method of jail breaking.

    • Johannes Mertens

      iDownloadBlog got that story wrong. There is no permanent untether for the a5. iH8snow has an iboot exploit, which is something different to a bootrom exploit and can be patched by apple in future software updates – if it was released by using it for a Jailbreak. Instead it will be saved to find more exploits. Also iboot exploits are only practical if you already are on a jailbroken state, so it’s really unlikely to be ever released.

  • Tim smith

    How can I get ios 7.0.4 ssh blobs? Cydia ssh and apt ticket don’t load

    • sharp44MAG .

      There are no shsh blobs for iOS 7.0.4.

    • ::/DeltaStylez::

      well, one way is just to copy them from /System/Library/Caches/apticket.der

    • leart

      Download 7.0.4 firmware and use redsn0w or ifaith

  • Eikast

    I understood about not wasting exploits for iOS 6.1.4 but I think that 7.1 will be a worthy update to use an exploit to JB. Let’s hope that if they decide to release an iOS 7.1 JB that they wait until May/June (when Apple will be fixated on iOS 8)

    • Alan

      But then what would be the point if ios 8 would be right around the corner

  • Burge

    Geohot

    • 4p0c4lyps3

      On dem nuts…

  • diggitydang

    “take the proper precautions such as updating your device to iOS 7.0.4/5″

    I thought 7.0.5 patched a portion of the jailbreak such that evasi0n7 can’t be used… There was some manual workaround though that was a little over my head, but it was best to stay away from 7.0.5… Can someone confirm if I’m wrong? Hmmmm…

    Thanks in advance!

    • Suraj Mahant

      7.0.5 is jailbreakable, you just need to get a modified version of the evasi0n7 tool.

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      It’s not patched but evasi0n needs to be patched to jailbreak (evasi0n doesn’t have support for iOS 7.0.5 yet even though it works)…

      • diggitydang

        Thanks for the reply. Patching evasi0n was over my head. Apparently, it’s simple, but it was like reading Japanese for me. Hahaha.

      • diggitydang

        evasi0n was just updated! Sweet! Thanks evad3rs!

  • Michael Edwards

    7.1 doesn’t look worth like its upgrading to if Jailbroken.

  • Mago

    Guys lest remember one thing even if 7.1 is not jailbroken there will be always one dev that will come up with tweaks that simulate the new updates we seem it in the past! When ios 6 has a theme that look like ios 7! And in the end like @40niners said in one of his comments! “you have been warned, get moving!!”

    • Niclas

      Only problem is that 7.1 will improve performance and remove a lot of bugs and crashes! (both MUCH needed) :(

    • kommentelgeto

      You can’t simulate stability.

      Also, the iPhone 4 practically gets revived by 7.1. No more choppy animations and scrolling, it’s like having a new device.

  • Olcay Davutoglu

    When Apple releases iOS 7.1 and stop signing iOS 7.0.4, if we need to restore and reinstall our device, what should we do for not losing our jailbreak? I guess we cant get shsh blobs anymore. Any suggestions?

    • Rowan09

      We can wait for semi-restore to update to IOS 7.

    • Arman P. Reyes

      i believe ilexrat is still functional on ios 7.0.4

      • Olcay Davutoglu

        Thanks bro

  • Lordrootman

    7.0.4 for life forget about 7.1 unless is jeabreakable

    • Maxim∑

      7.0.4 until iOS 8 comes out lol

  • Liam Mulcahy

    :D

  • Palani

    I dont understand? If i read this post, i get: yes, ios 7.1 jailbreak is jailbreakable????

    • Chuck Finley

      Do you happen to be a complete moron with no understanding of English? Because that’s the only way you’d come to that conclusion from reading the article.

      • Palani

        Shut u F-uc.ker, i didtn see the end before now, iPhone was zooming to Much.

  • http://173.58.214.169/ That’s what Siri said!!!

    And of course Apple would download the software to find what it does. And when they are done it’s tweak time!!

  • niooong

    iHsn0w the BEST Hac[K]er

    • Jonathan

      I feel you are a troll looking at your past comments.

  • hewhoshallnotbenamed

    Oh thats cool, I would rather stick to ios 6 on my iphone 4, 7 is WAYYY to slow, even when unjailbroken. at least the upgrade i in a few months.

    • Niclas

      It does work good if configured correctly…

    • kommentelgeto

      I think you should save your iOS6 SHSHs with iFaith and give 7.1 a try. 7 is definitely slow but 7.1 is like a whole new experience on an iPhone 4.

      No more choppy animations and scrolling. Although the UI without blurring definitely looks ugly.

  • د / سعد أبوالعزم

    They wanted to save exploits for iOS 7… good

  • Christopher Garcia

    For some reason upgrading to 7.0.5 isn’t an option for me. iTunes says I’m up to date at 7.0.4. I have a 5s btw

    • Niclas

      It’s only for Chinese iPhone 5S

  • Hosam Nasr

    No way am updating any thing , got my ios7.04 jailbroken and the only way am changing my mind is when a major update pops up with a jb !! ( jailbreakable iOS 8 )

  • Guest

    I cant run it using win8

  • niknaza

    Help… I cant run Evasi0n7 1.0.4 on Win8…

  • Onecast

    I didn’t update my iPad because X con has not been updated, does anybody know of an alternative for X con

    • Arjan Vlek

      tsprotector p

      • Onecast

        Thanks for the input Arjan, I did install it on my iPhone 5 and it worked like a charm. I will be updating my iPad

  • Jeremiah Miller

    Don’t forget about A5 being permanently jailbroken by iH8sn0w

  • ian andrew

    is there any chance to hacktivate iphone 5? or any iphone 4s above ?