By Sébastien Page on 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.
By Cody Lee on Mar 1, 2014
The evad3rs have released an update to their evasi0n7 jailbreak tool this afternoon. The update, which brings the tool to version 1.0.7, includes a fix for a known issue where the bundled package lists could not be updated by Cydia.
This is more of a maintenance update, as it doesn’t really add new features or benefits for people who aren’t experiencing the above problem. So unless you are seeing the issue, there’s no reason for you to restore and re-jailbreak… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 23, 2014
Renowned iOS developer Ryan Petrich has released a patch on his personal beta repo to fix the SSL issue present in iOS firmware below iOS 7.0.6. On Friday, Apple unexpectedly dropped the new iOS 7.0.6 firmware to fix the egregious security hole, which is detailed in this post.
Such a serious security flaw is bad for jailbreakers, because it means needing to update your device, and having to perform the jailbreak process all over again. Evasi0n7 1.0.6 was released to jailbreak iOS 7.0.6, but it’s still hassle to have to back everything up, restore to iOS 7.0.6, and re-jailbreak. Due to the serious nature of the security hole, we’ve been encouraging folks to update, which is understandably a huge hassle for many.
But Ryan Petrich has come through to save the day, releasing a fix for the SSL issue that allows users to remain on current firmware. Ryan’s SSLPatch release makes it so that you don’t have to immediately update to iOS 7.0.6 in order to protect yourself from the serious flaw. Check inside for more details. Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 22, 2014
Following Apple’s release yesterday of iOS 7.0.6, the evad3rs have released an update to their evasi0n7 jailbreak tool. The update, which brings the tool to version 1.0.6. included a fix for an SSL connection verification issue, which turned out to be a major security flaw in the operating system.
For this reason, we recommend that, if possible, you update to the latest firmware and then use evasi0n7 1.0.6 to jailbreak your device…
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 21, 2014
iOS 7.0.6 was just released earlier today, and it contains a fairly serious SSL bug fix that everyone should upgrade to. Unfortunately, the latest build of Evasion7, build 1.0.5, is not yet compatible with iOS 7.0.6. But don’t worry, we have you covered. We’ve uploaded a custom Hex-edited version of Evasi0n7 1.0.5 with the proper build numbers so that you can easily jailbreak iOS 7.0.6 after updating. Check out our full video tutorial after the jump for the proof.
Update: the evad3rs have released evasi0n7 1.0.6 with support for iOS 7.0.6, so the hex-edited file is no longer needed, you can download the proper Evasi0n 7 1.0.6 file from our downloads page. Note that the steps described in this post still work. Just make sure to download the latest official version of evasi0n7. Read More
By Sébastien Page on Feb 5, 2014
A week after the official release of iOS 7.0.5 to the public, evad3rs have released an update to their evasi0n7 jailbreak tool, bringing it to version 1.0.5.
iOS 7.0.5 was released last week to most users outside of the United States, and didn’t bring much to the table. Still, if iOS 7.0.5 is available to you, we suggest you update, then use evasi0n7 1.0.5 to jailbreak your device… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 4, 2014
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… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 21, 2014
As most of you know, Apple released a new version of iOS 7.1 for developers yesterday. It’s the fourth beta for the next major update to iOS, and as you can imagine, we’ve been asked a number of times if it kills the month-old evasion7 jailbreak software.
Well we don’t know for sure, which is why we’ve been holding off on reporting about this, but we’ve received word that it’s likely it does. And iH8sn0w added weight to the theory this morning, saying that it looks like beta 4 patches evasion7′s kernel exploit… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Jan 12, 2014
Hot on the heels of yesterday’s release of evasi0n7 1.0.3, evad3rs today pushed another update to the iOS 7 jailbreak tool. evasi0n7 1.0.4 provides important untether security updates as well as a fix for the iPad mini with Retina display issues.
This is the second evasi0n7 update in two days. Yesterday’s release was also supposed to provide a fix for the boot loop issue that some Retina iPad mini users were affected by, yet many still encountered the problem. As the evad3rs note, evasi0n7 1.0.4 will hopefully fix this problem once and for all… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 11, 2014
Evasi0n 7 1.0.3 has just been released for OS X and Windows with a fix for the boot loop issue that has been plaguing Retina iPad mini users. The release, which is the fourth of the jailbreak tool, also includes support for iOS 7.1 beta 3 and a new Cydia bundle.
Those already successfully running evasion7 1.0.2 on their devices do not have to update, but those having problems with their Retina iPad mini (I believe cellular models are the problem) or those wanting to update to iOS 7 beta 3 may want to check it out… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 7, 2014
A modified version of the Evasi0n7 jailbreak tool began making its rounds around the internet this afternoon. This unofficial version of Evasi0n7 was created in order to jailbreak the just released iOS 7.1 beta 3.
One of the first things I tried when iOS 7.1 beta 3 dropped was run the latest official version of Evasi0n7. I was quickly (and unsurprisingly I might add) met with an error message stating: Sorry, the version of iOS (11D5127c) of the attached device is not supported.
You can probably tell where this post is going. Indeed, I decided to take the plunge and see if the “unofficial” version of Evasi0n7 could legitimately jailbreak iOS 7.1 beta 3. After about 15 minutes of testing, I can state that the answer to that question is yes.
Although we definitely can’t, and frankly don’t recommend that anyone use an unofficial version of the Evasi0n jailbreak tool, we aren’t naive, and we know that many are going to simply do it anyway. For that reason, we felt it might be beneficial to verify whether or not the tool works. Have a look inside for the proof. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 30, 2013
I’m a bit embarrassed to admit it, but I never got around to posting a Windows jailbreak video tutorial for Evasi0n 7. Usually, I’m on such a tutorial like white on rice, and I take pride in helping our faithful readers through the entire jailbreak process, regardless of their platform of choice. This time, however, things were a bit different.
Although we were able to post our Mac video tutorial in a short turnaround time, the Windows video tutorial was nowhere to be found. Why? Well, to be frank, it’s because I couldn’t get it working.
I could start the jailbreak perfectly fine, and I never ran into any error messages, but I just could not for the life of me get past the Configuring System 2/2 step during Evasi0n’s jailbreak process. It’s like everything would just come to a screeching halt as soon as it got to this step.
As you’ve probably figured out by now, I was finally able to work past this issue. The headline kind of gives it away, but the solution isn’t something I can take credit for at all. The solution is actually thanks, at least in part, to someone very close to Saurik. Check inside for my explanation and video walkthrough showcasing how to jailbreak iOS 7 on Windows. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 30, 2013
Evasi0n 7 1.0.2 has just been released for OS X and Windows with a fix for the Wi-Fi reboot loop that’s plagued iPad 2 Wi-Fi users. The release, which is the third release of the jailbreak tool, is available for download right now.
Many iPad 2 Wi-Fi users have complained about the endless reboot loop at the Apple logo that results after using Evasi0n 7 to jailbreak their device. The problem gained notoriety on Twitter and on the JailbreakQA website. Read More
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
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
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
By Cody Lee on Dec 24, 2013
It’s been an interesting couple of days in the jailbreak world. Not only did the evad3rs surprise everyone with an iOS 7 jailbreak early Sunday morning, but there was all this drama surrounding the release which included a new app store and the resurfacing of Geohot.
After a long break, Geohot’s name popped back up this weekend with reports that he was working on his own jailbreak. He obviously didn’t get a chance to release it, but he did manage to reverse the evad3r’s evasi0n7 app and he says he didn’t find anything sketchy… Read More
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
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
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