Updated Evasi0n 7.x Untether package brings Evasi0n 1.0.1 updates to all users

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 27, 2013

A few days ago the Evad3rs released version 1.0.1 of their Evasi0n7 jailbreak tool. The update’s big feature was its removal of the controversial TaiG, which we explained in this post.

Previously, if you wished to take advantage of the latest 1.0.1 update, you had to re-jailbreak your device with Evasi0n 1.0.1. Obviously, that’s quite inconvenient for most users, so the Evaders have released an easy to use Cydia package update to facilitate the changes and make them available to those who jailbroke their devices with Evasi0n 1.0.0.

The package is called evasi0n 7.x Untether, and its 0.2 update is available right now via Cydia’s default Telesphoreo repo. Check inside for more details. Read More

 

The evad3rs post 2nd letter to the jailbreak community

By Cody Lee on Dec 25, 2013

Following the release of their first update for evasi0n7, the evad3rs have published their second letter to the jailbreak community. The group posted the link to its Twitter account last night, saying that Taig has been removed and that it wanted to address some additional concerns.

The letter essentially covers 3 concerns regarding the app store that originally came bundled with the Chinese version of evasi0n7: privacy, piracy and money. The evad3rs say that Taig has been completely removed from their app, and that they haven’t collected any money from them… Read More

 

Evasi0n7 updated to version 1.0.1 for Mac and PC, removes controversial TaiG package

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 24, 2013

The iOS 7 jailbreak tool, Evasi0n7, received its first update just a few moments ago for the Mac and PC. The update, which as billed as a 1.0.1 release, removes the primary source of the controversy surrounding Sunday’s release—the Chinese TaiG package. Read More

 

evad3rs disable default TaiG installation in China until further notice

By Sébastien Page on Dec 22, 2013

Following the backlash coming from the whole jailbreak community for bundling TaiG to their evasi0n7 jailbreak, the evad3rs have decided to turn on the kill switch for this highly controversial feature in order to deactivate it while they investigate the piracy claims.

Earlier today, the evad3rs came forward acknowledging having inked a financial deal with Chinese installer TaiG. According to evad3rs, the agreement clearly required TaiG not to facilitate piracy, which turned out to be closer to wishful thinking than actual binding terms… Read More

 

Poll: did you, or will you jailbreak your iOS device?

By Sébastien Page on Dec 22, 2013

Like several of our commenters joked about, today’s release of evasi0n7 could be summed up by this quote by Steve Jobs, relating the stolen iPhone 4 episode.

“So this is a story that’s amazing. It’s got theft, it’s got buying stolen property, it’s got extortion, I’m sure there’s sex in there somewhere. So someone should make a movie out of this. This whole thing is very colorful.”

All jokes aside, today was a day full of surprising events. The release of evasi0n7 itself was a surprise, especially in regards to the upcoming release of iOS 7.1. Then there was of course the suspicious addition of TaiG for Chinese users, and the long silence from the evad3rs about this all until they finally cleared the air. All this left us with the sour taste of a jailbreak that may or may not really be ready for consumption, as we summed up here.

Now that we have all the pieces together, we’d like to find out if you have, will, or will not jailbreak your device… Read More

 

The evad3rs speak out about evasi0n7, Taig, money, and more

By Sébastien Page on Dec 22, 2013

As they said they would, the evad3rs have spoken out about the dramatic release of their evasi0n7 jailbreak earlier today. The jailbreak which was first welcome with open arms, was quickly seen as a greedy move from the evad3rs to make a quick buck through a deal with an unknown Chinese company that would facilitate piracy.

Following conversations with reliable sources close to the evad3rs, we tried to clear up the confusion ourselves earlier today when we explained what Taig was and why the evad3rs released their jailbreak today.

In a statement published on their website, the evad3rs give us the full story, greatly corroborating what we published ourselves earlier in the day… Read More

 

Should you jailbreak your iOS device today?

By Sébastien Page on Dec 22, 2013

Evasi0n7 is likely the most controversial jailbreak to date. It comes with its fair share of mysteries, and maybe even betrayals, if you believe some of the drama-infused reports about it. We tried to our best to explain why evasi0n7 was released today and what the deal is with Taiji, hoping people would make up their mind about whether or not it’s worth jailbreaking today.

Because there is still a bit of confusion about the usefulness of evasi0n7 at this time, we thought it’d be helpful to put up a list of reasons why you should or shouldn’t jailbreak your iOS device… Read More

 

What is Taig and what does China have to do with the evasi0n7 jailbreak?

By Sébastien Page on Dec 22, 2013

Chinese jailbreakers were up for a surprise this morning when they decided to run evasi0n7 to jailbreak their iOS 7 devices. Instead of finding Cydia installed on their Home screen as you normally do, they found a different installer named Taig – believed to be pronounced Taiji (please correct me if I’m wrong).

How does this Chinese installer get installed on your device? Why would Cydia be put aside for Chinese users? Did the evad3rs get paid one million dollars to strike a deal with a Chinese company? A few questions that I hope to answer in the upcoming paragraphs.

After talking with a reliable source close to the evad3rs, I was given some information on the confusion surrounding the release of this jailbreak. Note that this is me relaying this information as it was given to me. I am not saying everything you read in this post is the truth. What you read in this post is the information that was passed on to me by an incredibly reliable source with detailed knowledge of the situation… Read More

 

Problems with evasi0n7? Here’s what to do

By Cody Lee on Dec 22, 2013

So by now you’ve probably figured out that the evad3rs released a new untethered jailbreak this morning for iOS 7. It’s called evasi0n7, and it’s compatible with all iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini models running iOS 7.0 through 7.0.4.

We’ve posted tutorials on how to use the new utility to jailbreak your device on both Mac and Windows computers, but for those of you having issues, we thought we’d try and elaborate on things. Here are some answers to a few popular FAQ… Read More

 

How to jailbreak iOS 7 using evasi0n7 [Mac tutorial]

By Cody Lee on Dec 22, 2013

As we just told you, the evad3rs have released a new jailbreak tool called evasi0n7, and it allows you to easily jailbreak iOS 7. The good news is that the hack works with all flavors of iOS 7, which includes iOS 7.0.1, iOS 7.0.2, iOS 7.0.3, 7.0.4, 7.0.5, and 7.0.6. (no jailbreak for iOS 7.1 at this time).

As usual, the evad3rs have made the utility fairly easy to use. But also as usual, we know there will be folks out there looking for a bit of help using it. So we’ve created an easy-to-follow tutorial to show you how to jailbreak iOS 7 on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touchRead More