MuscleNerd green lights iOS 7.0.2 update

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In case you’re thinking about holding out on iOS 7.0.2 for jailbreak reasons, there’s no need to worry; MuscleNerd has confirmed that iOS 7.0.2 is safe for potential future jailbreaks.

The update, which was released earlier in the day, eliminates the Lock screen bypass issue that reared its head not long after iOS 7 went public.

Obviously, if you’re still on iOS 6.x and jailbroken, you’ll want to stay away from any iOS 7 updates. This is just for the folks that have already lost their jailbreaks/never had one to begin with, and are hoping for a future iOS 7 jailbreak.

Unfortunately, I just tried to do an OTA update to iOS 7.0.2, and my iPhone got stuck into recovery mode. I’m forced to restore my device using iTunes now, and I lost some of the stuff I didn’t get a chance to backup. No, TinyUmbrella didn’t work for kicking the device out of recovery mode. I guess it’s just another one of those ugly iOS 7.x bugs.

I ended up editing the hosts file on my Mac, to comment out the entry, and that allowed me to restore properly. Very weird. Thanks to everyone on Twitter for the suggestion.

Have you updated to iOS 7.0.2, and if so, what’s your experience been like thus far?