Monday, July 28, 2014

iOS 8 vs. iOS 7 Jailbreak: Activation Lock, Boot Logo, Baseband

Since iOS 8 hasn’t gone public yet and developers continue testing its betas seeded by Apple, it is hard to say what iOS 8 baseband your iPhone or iPad will get after you install this firmware in the fall when it is officially released by the Cupertino-based tech company. It is also hard to say when the exact iOS 8 jailbreak release date is. Still there are some answers to the questions already.

Firstly, let’s speak about the jailbreak release. The Evad3rs might not be the first team to present the new iOS 8 jailbreaking launch as there is a new team of hackers from China who presented an untethered jailbreak for iOS 7.1.x devices while other hackers are known to be working on the next firmware exploits and don’t want to waste their discoveries right now. Secondly, there is still now iOS 8 activation bypass as once again, this firmware hasn’t become public and official yet.

Checkout iOS 8 vs. iOS 7 Jailbreak Report

It took the Evad3rs a couple of months to create the first iOS 7 jailbreak last year. When Apple only launched this firmware, hackers found out the company killed all their exploits so they had to search for the new holes and possibilities in jailbreaking this operating system update.

Just like it happened with late iOS 6 firmware versions, Apple patched the exploits used in Evasi0n7 tool beginning with iOS 7.1 making it impossible to jailbreak iOS 7.1 and 7.1.x smartphones and tablets for another several months.

With iOS 7.1 and 7.1.1, 7.1.2 releases we’ve heard hackers were able to use iOS 7 jailbreak for their personal gadgets but they didn’t hurry to make their exploits support the public jailbreak saying that they are preserving exploits for iOS 8 baseband jailbreak. Then the team of Chinese hackers unexpectedly launched their iOS 7.1 and 7.1.x jailbreak called Pangu capable of performing this task. They were rumored to use the exploits found and kept by famous hackers and some people in jailbreaking community said they just wasted the holes since Apple would patch them before it updates its mobile operating system.

iOS 8 Supported Devices

Unlike iOS 7, the new iOS 8 will stop supporting iPhone 4. Now only users with iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, 5S, 5c and later versions will be able to update to iOS 8.

iOS 8 Activation Lock Requiring iCloud Account

The new security option introduced with Find My iPhone and Activation Lock in iOS 7 will continue in iOS 8 so get ready to receive iOS 8 activation error if you are going to buy a used iPhone or iPad with this operating system and credentials of the previous owner.

The companies that now offer bypass for iOS 7 activation error will most likely offer the similar service for iOS 8 activation problems.

How to Change iOS 8 Boot Logo

Once you jailbreak your new iOS 8 operating system version [and a lot of people will surely do this if hackers release the untethered jailbreak soon after the official firmware upgrade] you might like to change iOS 8 boot logo and there will surely be ways how to do so.

Just keep an eye on the official Apple news to remember update to iOS 8, jailbreak this version, get past possible Activation error, update your boot logo and use different hacks that will make your iDevice much better and easier to use.


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