Yes, it’s safe for jailbreak hopefuls to update to iOS 7.0.3

Following its big iPad event yesterday, Apple seeded iOS 7.0.3 to the public. While there are no major new features in the update, it does include several fixes for issues like iMessage, inaccurate sensor data, and more.

Initially, we warned folks who are hoping to jailbreak down the road to stay away from the new firmware until we were sure it was safe to update. Well late last night, MuscleNerd gave jailbreakers a digital thumbs up...

Planetbeing says evad3rs may have all the pieces for iOS 7 jailbreak

Good news on the iOS 7 jailbreak front this afternoon. It looks like the evad3rs—a hacking team made up for pod2g, MuscleNerd, pimskeks and planetbeing—are getting closer to a useable jailbreak for the update.

Planetbeing tweeted out a few moments ago that he and the rest of the team are 'still working hard on the jailbreak,' and that they mean even have all the pieces at this point—though they're not certain just yet...

Pod2g says he’s becoming increasingly confident in iOS 7 jailbreak

Good news on the jailbreak front this evening, as pod2g has just tweeted out that he is becoming "more and more confident about an iOS 7 public jailbreak." He's careful to note, however, that this doesn't mean one is coming soon.

Still, this is a great vote of confidence from pod2g, as there has been little said about the state of the iOS 7 jailbreak since word got out last week that the evad3rs were looking into it. Well, planetbeing provided a minor update on Wednesday...

Planetbeing provides update on iOS 7 jailbreak status

Yesterday, the Evad3rs' @planetbeing said that the team behind the Evasi0n jailbreak for iOS 6 was starting some initial investigation into the possibility of an iOS 7 jailbreak. It doesn't look like they plan on wasting much time in the process.

In an update provided via Twitter, planetbeing states that he's achieved unsigned userland code execution using some of the stuff the team has held in reserve. As mentioned yesterday, the Evad3rs are now on a reconnaissance mission to see what exploits still work with iOS 7.

The evad3rs are investigating iOS 7 for possible exploits

Now that iOS 7 GM has been officially released, the evad3rs — the team responsible for bringing us the iOS 6 evasi0n jailbreak last winter — have started looking into iOS 7. The team, according to prominent iOS hacker and team member @planetbeing, are now in a reconnaissance phase to see which exploits, if any, still work with iOS 7.

This is being done on existing devices like the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, etc. The new devices, especially the iPhone 5S with its 64-bit processor, will presumably be another massive hurdle to overcome once they launch later this month. Regardless of what the final outcome may eventually be, this is great news for those of us who would like a jailbreak for iOS 7.

Watch the evad3rs’ Q&A session from HITB 2013

Yesterday we linked you to the slide presentation from the evad3rs' appearance at the HITB 2013 security conference in Amsterdam. Today, we're bringing you video from their Q&A session.

In the video, which comes in at less than half an hour — and can probably be watched faster than it would take you to read their entire slide presentation — the evad3rs talk about exploits (obviously), iOS 6.1.3, Apple, downgrading, and more.

Slides from the evad3rs’ Hack In The Box 2013 presentation now available for download

Interested in some detailed analysis of the evad3rs' mobile exploit strategies? If so, then look no further than the slide presentations from the 2013 HITB Security Conference in Amsterdam.

The presentation, entitled Swiping Through Modern Security Features, features low level details on the exploit strategies used by Pod2g, Planetbeing, Musclenerd and Pimskeks. Take a look inside for the full download link.

Pod2g confirms evad3rs are not working on 6.1.3 jailbreak

It's been nearly two weeks now since Apple released iOS 6.1.3 that effectively killed the evasi0n jailbreak. It had a good run though, lasting  for nearly 6 weeks, through 2 iOS software updates, and jailbroke close to 20 million devices.

And it looks like that's it for jailbreaks for a while. We had an inkling there wouldn't be a 6.1.3 jailbreak released—it doesn't make sense to burn exploits before iOS 7— and the evad3rs' pod2g just confirmed our suspicion on Twitter...

iOS 6.1.3 kills evasi0n jailbreak

It was fun while it lasted, but it appears that Apple has finally put an end to evasi0n. Earlier today, the company released iOS 6.1.3 to the masses, and as expected, it contains patches for multiple exploits used in the popular iOS 6.x jailbreak.

MuscleNerd confirmed our fears on Twitter just a few moments ago, pointing out that Apple has credited the evad3rs with the discovery of 4 of the 6 security flaws that were patched in today's update. So jailbreakers should stay far away...

Evasi0n 1.5.2 released with new language support

It's been quite a while now, and iOS 6.x is still vunerable to the Evasi0n jailbreak. According to reports, the next version of iOS 6 — iOS 6.1.3 — is expected to change that, stamping out the exploits and potential security vulnerabilities used by Evasi0n. In the mean time, though, it's all gravy. In fact, Evasi0n was just updated today, which brings its version number up to 1.5.2

Evasion 1.5.2 is a very minor update that has to do with language localizations. More specifically, support has been added to include localizations for the native languages of the Evad3rs: French, German, and Chinese.

Evasi0n 1.5.1 is out with updated Cydia package list

Last week, Saurik announced that Cydia has been installed on over 14 million unique devices running on iOS 6 or higher. And a large portion of those devices were likely jailbroken using the evasi0n jailbreak tool.

A couple days ago, the evad3rs posted a quiet update for that tool. The update brings the app to version 1.5.1, and includes an updated Cydia package list, which, correct me if I'm wrong, should improve its loading time...

Over 14 million devices are running Cydia on iOS 6.x

The long-awaited iOS 6.x jailbreak, known as evasi0n, has been dubbed the most popular jailbreak ever. And rightly so. In its first 10 minutes, it was used by over 100,000 people. And 4 days later, that number grew to 7 million.

Today, nearly a month after evasi0n's release, there's a new statistic out. Evad3rs team member pod2g just passed along the news from Saurik that more than 14 million devices have now been seen running Cydia on iOS 6.x...