Jailbreakers should stay away from iOS 7.1

By , Mar 10, 2014

We’ve mentioned it several times before, but looking at the amount of emails we’ve received about this matter, it is worth reiterating that anyone with a jailbroken device should stay away from the newly released iOS 7.1. If you update to iOS 7.1, you will lose your jailbreak. At this time, there is no indication that evasi0n7 will be updated for iOS 7.1, quite the opposite.

Obviously, if you do not care about your jailbreak, you are free to update to iOS 7.1. If you choose to do so, you will have to plug your iPhone in iTunes as evasi0n7 disables OTA updates by default.

You’ve been warned. Now it’s your responsibility to make the decision: is iOS 7.1 worth losing your jailbreak? You tell me.

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  • dasman

    I’m still on 7.0.4

    • Manonymous

      me too :D i didn’t see a reaso to upgrade to 7.0.6 since everything works fine for me and i have all the apps and tweaks i need

      • Kevin Reid

        my bank blocked access to its app if you don’t have 7.0.6 or 6.0.whatever, it was annoying but i respected their concern over your security

      • diggitydang

        Even with that Ryan Pietrich (sp?) fix that was put out as a quasi way around the security breach?

      • Palmer Paul

        SSLPatch. The bank has no way of knowing that you have that installed though (well actually, they probably could find out, but I guess they’re lazy).

      • Mohammed Sahib

        I think there is a way to fake your iOS version if you are jailbroken.

      • dasman

        yer i saw a vid a wilhie a go ill try to find it

      • Palmer Paul

        Don’t edit the version.plist. It causes more troubles than it’s worth.

      • Mohammed Sahib

        Really? I don’t know about that. Could you elaborate?

      • Dany Quirion

        you want a reason? it runs ALOT better its incroyable :O

      • Manonymous

        nah i use springtomize to speed up the animations! i never gad any problems/bugs/crashes… everything is smooth and fast

      • Palmer Paul

        It doesn’t matter how fast the animations are. If you speed them up, you’ll just be waiting on the splash page for the app to load. iOS 7.1 doesn’t only speed up the animations, but it actually speeds up the loading times of the apps as well!

      • J man

        There is flex for that…which makes apps load as fast as apples own apps.

    • George Gabunia

      7.0.6 : )))

      • Dany Quirion

        poor guy…

    • Jonathan

      Me too :D

      I wonder how many people were the unfortunate and their phones coincidentally crashed today and had to update to 7.1. Or, does Apple still sign 7.0.6 for a few more hours?

  • Terry Cooke

    Let the fun begin!!!

  • http://www.appcast.fm/ Jeff Benjamin

    Just looking at the amazing upcoming releases I have on my iPhone. I can tell you unequivocally beyond a doubt that it’s not worth updating now. Even if you will update in the future, don’t do it now until you get to try what’s coming. I’ll leave it at that.

    • http://www.idownloadblog.com Sebastien

      Updating to iOS 7.1 isn’t worth losing BadgeTransf0rmer7

      • iPhone Gruru

        is there any news if they will be trying to create a jailbreak for this iOS?

      • bllackghost

        what is “BadgeTransf0rmer7″ ?! is it a tweak or something ?!

      • jocastro

        ow i dont know, maybe the name might give it away(hint)

    • NaSty

      Jeffery, you had my curiosity….but now you have my attention

    • Matheus Lisboa

      How can I possibly live without messages+ or test auxo 2?

      • Frank Lopez

        HOW DO WE TEST AUXO 2?

      • Matheus Lisboa

        It’s not out for the public, I’m just saying that i’d like to see how it is before updating haha

      • Frank Lopez

        Oh ok yeah same here. lol

    • Mescudi

      Jesus Jeff way to sticked that down our throats lol. Now i’m super curious.

    • Quinten Janssen

      dat cliffhanger

    • Brent Beeler

      Hey Jeff you talking about upcoming releases in Cydia?

    • Andrew Roth

      WHY do you always just tell us how awesome whatever you’re currently trying is, but never actually tell us what it is?! You’re driving me crazy trying to figure out what it might be!!

    • on3simpleclick

      Amazing releases? What are you hiding from us?! :D

    • Leonard Wong

      Not a major upgrade so I will hold it till iOS 8
      Those lags and random crashes I can still deal with it

  • Matheus Lisboa

    That’s my wonder! I really wanna know how it feels like, but you know… There’s intelliscreen X hahhaha and I don’t think I can live without it

  • Kevin Reid

    I’m thinking of doing it. Maybe there will be an update for evasion again soon, maybe not. but i can live without biteSMS

    • Al

      May I ask why?

      From BiteSMS to IntelliscreenX or even SwipeSelection, why are you even thinking about it?

  • Micky Ganon

    Just think about losing: call recording, ifile, themes, screen recording, and all the wonderful things that cydia offers us ..

    • Vince Reedy

      what do you use for call and screen recording?

      • Micky Ganon

        I use it to record a call and screen recording …..

      • gittlopctbi

        I think he meant what tweak do you use for call and screen recording.

      • Micky Ganon

        Call recording! Screen recording ! WTF

      • gittlopctbi

        Oh, you mean “CallRecording?” That’s the name of the tweak I found after searching. He’s looking for the name of the tweak to find in the repository. Not “call recording.” Could not find anything under “screen recording” or “screenrecording.” You know, you don’t have to be so rude. You could be helpful and answer his question.

      • Vince Reedy

        correct, what tweak

      • Micky Ganon

        Make a wild guess my friend..

      • Tyler

        Classic MICKY

      • Universal Logic

        He probably uses “RecordMyScreen (Tweak)” found in the BigBoss repo. That’s what I use.

  • Dan

    Looks like I’ll stay on 7.0.6 for a while. No problems so far so I don’t mind.

  • leart

    the signing window for 7.0.6 is closed …

    • Frank Lopez

      nooo! are you serious i need tp update my iPhone to .06 for banking. dammit. There is no way i can update to 7.1 too vested on cydia tweaks

      • leart

        its closed, little to early than usually apple let te windows open

      • Maxim∑

        yeah sometimes they would leave it open for up to a week. I was kind of shocked

      • leart

        At least we had three month for jailbreaking without any patch from apple, I thing they didnt close the jailbreak by intention even after ssl patch

      • Tony Trenkle Jr.

        Download the SSL fix tweak. Its the same thing as .06

      • Maxim∑

        Apple change part of the security framework also. Ion1cs patch was just a temporary solution

    • PoleGirl

      Question – I already have 706 and it’s jailbroken. But somewhere along
      the lines I have tweaks not happy with each other..getting lots of
      problems. Can I do a new restore with 706 via a downloaded ipsw file?
      Or will it want to “sign in” with Apple to verify? Suggestions?

      • leart

        No you cant anymore install or reinstall from itunes 7.0.6.
        You need apple collaboration to install a firmware on your phone and they sign only the latest firmware, 7.1

      • PoleGirl

        Thank you for that info! I was so close to just going for it. :O
        Instead, I deleted almost all tweaks, did a pkgbackup, did itunes bu, deleted mobile substrate (per someone else’s advice on this thread), then restored via pkgbackup, and now everything seems to be great…still on 706 and JB’n. Now I can install tweaks again…just a few here n there for now. Something was causing my whole system to be super sluggish, and then some tweaks not working right. I was thinking a restore would be only option. SOOO glad I didn’t try it…and you answered me so quickly! Thx again!

      • leart

        Since you want to keep the jailbreak and cant restore anymore, dont install everything you find, make a research before :)

    • on3simpleclick

      damn, that was quick.

  • Hotrod

    Usually there’s a small window of opportunity where they will still sign the last firmware so I guess my question is are they still signing 7.06 temporarily?

    • Lance Baker

      Nope.

  • Al

    I just find it interesting… When people were saying that it Evad3rs should wait for iOS 7.1 to jailbreak.

    But looking back at it now and seeing how long it took 7.1 to arrive, it seems like it was a good idea to go ahead and release the jailbreak.

    I don’t plan to update, thanks again Evad3rs.

  • drojaspro

    iOS 7.1? no thanks, maybe tomorrow.

  • wtf

    Why’re people emailing you? Are they too stupid to find the information on their own?

  • TripleXero

    So you can’t jailbreak a 5S anymore?

    • Tony

      Yes you can as along as you already have ios 7.0.0-7.0.6 installed and activated and it wasn’t installed via over the air. If you are on 7.1 you cannot.

      • Guest

        But what if the iPhone is 7.0.6, updated over the air?

      • TripleXero

        Yeah, that’s the problem, the iPhone was updated over the air last to 7.0.6

      • Sergey Filatov

        Does it really make sense? I remember that I updated my iPhone 5 to 7.0.4 OTA, and jailbroken them with evasi0n7 1.0 without any problems

      • PoleGirl

        I already have 706 and it’s jailbroken. But somewhere along
        the lines I have tweaks not happy with each other..getting lots of
        problems now -prob due to some stupid way I did the update to 706. Can I do a new restore with 706 via a downloaded ipsw file?
        Or will it want to “sign in” with Apple to verify? Suggestions?

      • Sergey Filatov

        No way, apple will allow you to restore 7.1 only for now

      • Tony

        It will ask for an apple signature and require you to update to 7.1 sadly. Maybe you could try removing some tweaks one by one to see where the conflict is?

  • JulianZH

    To me, no tweaks are needed. They are optional for me.

  • David Gitman

    I updated my 5s to 7.1, no regret :D

    • Jeffrey

      wait a few days, you’ll feel the pain then…

      • David Gitman

        I was unjailbroken with 6.1.3 to ios 7 :D

      • Jeffrey

        ughh you disgust me! get outta my sight!

      • Mescudi

        lmao omg

      • David Gitman

        :(

      • Jeffrey

        hahah jk<3

      • David Gitman

        <3

    • David Villamizar

      Are touch ID issues solved?

      • David Gitman

        Well its kinda working fine for now..I think we should wait a few weeks

      • David Villamizar

        Cool, I’ll upgrade next month to get LTE in my country.

    • Pedro Alberto

      You dont know what you did

      • David Gitman

        I really dont need the jailbreak..but if there will be i will jailbreak

  • czarczarczar

    Not worth losing the jailbreak . There’s no point to a non-jailbroken iphone .

  • Murat Koçyiğit

    I am settled and a citizen of jailbreak as well as 7.0.6 for now :) I have my necessary tweaks and only need food and water until ios8 jb:)

  • Pedro Alberto

    For any one that has jailbreak just download from cydia software update killer
    is a wonderful tweak for this situation

    • Burge

      Or just let evasi0n do it’s job..

  • Reyas Mohammed

    I am updating to 7.1, no much JB tweaks I have in my iPhone :D

  • Clark Goble

    7.1 Fixes so many bugs – especially if you are on an A7 based machine – that it’s really hard not to run it. I gave up on my jailbreak once 7.1b3 timed out just because I wasn’t willing to go back to the old unreliableness of 7.0.x. I hope a jailbreak comes out soon because I do miss things like SwipeSelection a lot. But crashing a lot was something I hated more.

    • jacobkwright

      I’m sorry, but what were you doing to cause all these crashes you speak of? To me, this has been the most stable jailbreak I can ever remember. Very rarely do I encounter getting thrown into safe mode. And I’ve got bad news for you, there won’t be a jailbreak for 7.1. You’re in for probably 9 more months, until ios 8 is jailbroken

  • G-HaB

    DO YOU THINK I SHOULD UPDATE MY IPAD AIR TO 7.1 OR JAILBREAK 7.0.6? WHAT’S BETTER

    • svartkuken

      Stop screaming and read the god damn article THAT DESCRIBES THE NEW STUFF IN 7.1.

  • Bianca Kawaii

    Excuse me ! I would just ask i fi need to update my ipad mini into ios 7.1 ? Im using 7.0.6 ~ thankiess :)

    • Saria Hajjar

      Your choice… do you want jailbreak, or do you want the new iOS features? if you don’t use jailbreak, just update.

      • Bianca Kawaii

        I dont use jailbreak :) i see .. I understand now. Thank you! :)

  • oralarts

    I really wish that 7.0.6 was more stable without random safari crashes and restarts. It’s unfortunate that we have to live with such an unstable build in order to remain jailbroken:/

  • ChristianPasquariello

    Yes I’m so sure those geniuses at Apple have finally figured out the way to make a unhackable OS.

  • Shervin Tochahi

    Cant developer great some package or upgrade that bring all iOS 7.1 to those which don’t wanna lose their jailbreak ? I know this sound dump why the don’t do this ? :/

  • Donovan

    7.0.6 with jailbreak, or iOS 7.1 which is basicly iOS 7 done right. Can’t decide
    Ayecon and 85% size app icons is what I’m used to.

    Lol, while writing this, springboard just randomly crashed. Thinking about updating now.

  • Palmer Paul

    The only reason I am not updating to iOS 7.1 is because of Cydia Substrate. I mean come on guys, without that package none of this tweak stuff would be possible (without constant boot loops).

    • Palmer Paul

      But seriously, I wouldn’t give up any of these for iOS 7.1: biteSMS, Phantom, Bloard, Forecast, AndroidLock XT, Veency, Activator, and FlipControlCenter

  • Jay Burgandy

    someone please tell me.. what tweaks will stop the random reboot for ip5s.?

    without updating the 7.1

    • Maxim∑

      none, its a core kernel issue that only Apple would have the knowledge/resources to fix. Maybe evad3rs could do it if they were interested

  • Rickm_jr

    Just for future reference, has anyone tested iLexRat or SemiRestore on iOS7+?

  • on3simpleclick

    Is there a tweak available that stops iOS7 from downloading the update without me knowing? Software Update Killer hasn’t been updated for iOS7 as of yet.

    • Gianluca

      No tweak is needed, Evasi0n 7 disables the automatic and manual downloads. If you try to check for iOS updates you’ll see that it remains on the search screen untill you exit it.

  • M_thoroughbred

    I’m not even gonna lie. I was really thinking about updating my battery on the iphone hasn’t been that great since the jailbreak or on of the tweaks I have installed. Anyhow now that Jeff is teasing again I’m going to hold off and see what it is that’s coming. Auxo 2 can’t wait. It would be nice if someone ports the feature and improvement sets in ios 7.1 to people that are jailbroken.

  • ✌️

    I wish 7.1 was jailbreakable. Would really like those improvements.

  • Sleetui

    Not even…

  • Üð Üðåy Śiƞgh

    i will be updating and afterwards i knoww jailbroke for 7.1 will be release somehow

    • LocalH

      Probably not until iOS 8 comes out.

  • EbrahimAlForaih

    except for when buying a new iPhone (i buy both the tick and the tock) i never upgrade the firmware unless it is jailbreak safe.

    on that note, the day that an iPhone is upgraded with no jailbreak released for the previous iPhone is the day that i drop iPhones all together.

  • Paolo

    Jailbreak or iOS 7.1 ??????????? DILEMA!!!!!!!. Please can you help me?

    • Gianluca

      I think it depends on how much do you like and need your tweaks and cydia apps and if you are having the typical iOS 7.0.x issues, like Safari crashes. For example I don’t want to miss ByteSMS, Activator, SwipeSelection, iCleaner, AirBlue Sharing, f.lux and I want to try Auxo 2 etc…

  • Richard S.

    Don’t forget, Coolstar released semi-restore for ios7 and is available on Windows only. To use this we are instructed to install OpenSSH in Cydia.

  • Saulo Benigno

    Ok, one question, I had to restore a backup in my iPhone, and the phone got stuck at the progress bar (with the apple logo). Does not move the bar, it’s stuck.

    There’s no way to get out of this without restoring, right?

    What about now? I don’t want to lose my 7.0.6 jailbreak :(

    What should I do to get out of the stuck bar?

    Thanks.

    • Randy Bailey

      Use tiny umbrella, should be able to break out of the recovery loop. Hope this helps

  • Peter Fernandes

    Cant decide ios 7.1 = improoves i4 or keep my jailbreak!!! >_<

    Curse u random reboots and freezes!

  • sash

    if i am still on 7.0.4 now and not yet jailbroken will i be able to do so?!

  • https://www.facebook.com/mybad.omen David Lane

    I don’t get it those having problems with IOS 7.0.6 ? It must be some of the Tweaks you have installed as i never had 1 issue crash or anything since jailbroken with evasion. I have a few tweaks added Like Appcake, appsync ,afc2add,3g Unrestrictor and a few others like PDA net etc. I did 6 5c’s for my family and all are working perfect no issues. and strangest part is i was brave and restored from an iphone 4 backup before starting and still no issue.Ant there is no way i would ever give up a Jailbroken iPhone even if IOS7 could give free BJ’s :)

    2 Options in this case 1) Jailbreak your iDevice or 2) Simply Break it as its useless crap without a Jailbreak.

    Enjoy Guys and Thank you all Mighty Developers !

    MybadOmen

  • Andrew Black

    The evaders website says there is a 7.1 jailbreak already out..

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  • Jordan

    I want to get rid of my JB & get 7.1, how to I do that? Tried using iTunes USB update but won’t work takes forever and stuck saying ‘Preparing iPad’. Still jailbroken when trying to this btw but don’t want to restore if I can avoid it. Thanks

  • Kristian Osara

    Can I update my jailbroken iPad to iOS 7.1 OTA? Should this work?

  • Sag Umrigar

    hey there..
    im on ios6.0.1 on my iphone4 jailbraked..now im bored of ios6 ,,, can i update my iphone to ios7.0.6 so i can jailbreak it again …i dont want to update my phone to latest 7.1.1 cz there is no jailbreak for it ..:(
    i tried to update it to 7.0.6 bt got different errors like 1394,3004 ..changed host and tried every solution out there on internet bt failed … :(
    p.s Help me