Update Your Jailbreak With the evasi0n 7.x Untether Package

Already jailbroken an iOS 7 device with evasi0n 1.0.0? Updating to the latest version of evasi0n used to mean re-jailbreaking the device from scratch with new software. Now, the evad3rs have released a Cydia package that makes it possible to update the jailbreak to the latest version without re-jailbreaking.

evasi0n 7 untether Cydia package

The evasi0n 7.x Untether package can be found in the Cydia app store under System or by using the Search function. Once downloaded and installed from the Cydia/Telesphoreo repository, changes included in evasi0n7 1.0.1 are implemented on the jailbroken device. This update is required for Cydia, tweaks and apps to work properly with iOS 7.

Evad3rs on evasi0n 7: We Received 'No Monies from Any Group'

After the release of evasi0n and a barrage of controversy from the jailbreak community, the evad3rs posted an open letter stating that piracy was unacceptable. The jailbreak developers have followed up with a second letter, to address more outstanding concerns and clarify questions surrounding evasi0n and the Chinese app store TaiG.

evasi0n 7 open letter 2

While TaiG has been completely removed from the current version of evasi0n, the second letter from the evad3rs elaborates on how the deal went south. The main points of the explanation revolve around privacy concerns and the initial inclusion of TaiG in evasi0n and its automatic installation on devices using Chinese.

Apple Sets Deadline for iOS 7 App Optimization

Developers have until February 1, 2014 to ensure that all app submissions to Apple are optimized for iOS 7. Updates to existing apps as well as new apps are affected by the deadline, which requires developers to utilize the latest Xcode 5. Apple is likely responding to the fact that three quarters of iOS users have installed iOS 7 since its launch three months ago.

iOS 7 app optimization

Apple announced the new policy in a document titled "Make Your Apps Work Seamlessly with iOS 7". The news blurb also links to the official Designing for iOS 7 section under Apple's iOS Human Interface Guidelines. Building apps with Xcode 5 means access to APIs added to iOS 7 and 64-bit support for hardware such as the iPhone 5s.

Real-Time Multiplayer Comes to Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3 for iOS continues to receive frequent updates from Electronic Arts. This time, the most significant change adds real-time multiplayer so that several players can race simultaneously using Game Center. Previously, the only way to race another player was to compete against an avatar replaying a completed race.

Real Racing 3 update

Version 2.01 irons out some bugs with the real-time multiplayer feature, which initially disconnected all participants when one player was experiencing a bad connection. Real Racing 3 now has even more new cars to race, including the Lamborghini Veneno and McLaren P1 added in the latest update. Real Racing 3 is free to play, with in-app purchases available to enhance the experience.

New iOS 7 Jailbreak Tweaks of the Week

Since the iTunes Connect developer portal was shutdown for the holidays from Dec. 21 through Dec. 27. there were no new apps released to the App Store this week. Instead we will look at the new iOS jailbreak tweaks released to Cydia. The jailbreak tool evasi0n 7 was released on Dec. 22 for all devices running iOS 7.0 through 7.0.4. You can learn how to jailbreak your iPod touch, iPhone or iPad using Windows here or Mac OS X here.

iOS 7 Jailbreak Tweaks

iOS 6 Icons For iOS 7: Free (Requires Winterboard)

This is a simple theme that allows you to restore your iOS 7 Home screen icons to iOS 6 icons. The tweak is available in the BigBoss repo and requires Winterboard to install.

DockShift: Free (Requires iOS 7 or later)

Another free theme that gives you various dock background options. Does not work with the iPhone 4.

NCAllOnly: Free (Requires iOS 7 or later)

This theme removes the "Today" and "Missed" tabs from Notification Center on iOS 7.


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