Monday, January 13, 2014

iOS 7.1 Beta 3 Causes iOS 7.1 Jailbreak Release Delay?

Apple’s new iOS 7.1 beta 3 seeded to thousands of developers recently might delay the release of iOS 7.1 jailbreak. Numerous reports point that hackers have to strike with the Cupertino-based giant looking for new exploits because the one they had hopes on is rumored to be patched.

What can it mean to end users who believe the jailbreak is to be launched in February 2014? As experts predict, the iOS 7.1 release date will be postponed though we never heard the exact time yet. Apple’s new beta simply killed the exploit hackers wanted to use.

Hackers from the Evad3rs were reportedly using MobileBackup 2 exploit to finish their untethered jailbreak for firmware v.7 versions. Still now it looks like this exploit has been sealed and can’t be used. iH8Sn0w said, the exploit is patched. Other hacker also noted that the iPhone maker patched iOS 7.1 vulnerabilities that could be used for untethered jailbreak. In other words, developers have to make some additional work meaning the release can’t be expected soon.

Should millions of people who were waiting for this launch install iOS 7.1? Should they keep waiting and not update for the upcoming holidays? Is there a chance that Evasi0n solution becomes available sooner than most of us hope?

The team is now working for over 3 months trying to create an untethered iOS 7.1 solution that works for iPhone, iPod and iPad. With Christmas 2013 being just around the corner we doubt the JB appears in time for Christmas dinner.

From one hand, we hear no details on iOS 7.1 jailbreak progress from the Evad3rs team which could mean hackers are far from finishing and polishing their work. From other hand, being secretive might result in a noisy announcement of jailbreak release like Apple likes to do when presenting its new products and ideas.


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