How to Jailbreak iOS 7 / iPhone 5s with Evasi0n on Mac OS X

The evad3rs have done it again. This time, the evasi0n 7 release was a surprise, shocking many in the iOS jailbreak community. Officially, evasi0n 7 will jailbreak any iOS device untethered running iOS 7.0 through 7.0.6. Pre-release firmware iOS 7.1 beta1 and 7.1 beta2 are also supported.

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For Mac users looking to jailbreak their iOS devices, OS X version 10.5 or later is required. While the list of iOS 7 compatible tweaks and apps might be limited at this time, the number is sure to grow in the coming weeks as developers work with the new jailbreak.

evad3rs Already Have All the Pieces They Need to Jailbreak iOS 7

It looks like the jailbreaking team who brought us evasi0n is getting closer to cracking iOS 7. Planetbeing tweeted this afternoon: "We're still working hard on the jailbreak. May have all the pieces at this point (but not certain yet)."

This does not mean a public jailbreak is right around the corner, but it does show progress is being made.

iOS 7 Jailbreak

This is great news for jailbreakers who are waiting to upgrade to iOS 7. The last public jailbreak was patched by iOS 6.1.3 in March, leaving millions of Apple users stranded at iOS 6.1.2.

Evad3rs Not Working on iOS 6.1.3 Jailbreak, Waiting for iOS 7

Evad3rs member pod2g has confirmed there will be no more jailbreaks for iOS 6. This means iPhone and iPad owners who would like to keep their devices jailbroken are stuck with iOS 6.1.2 until iOS 7 is released. This does not mean jailbreaking is dead like some Apple blogs are leading people to believe. Anyone who has previously jailbroken their device knows they will eventually get stuck using an older version of iOS. This is just how the process works.

iOS Jailbreak

Apple is expected to announce iOS 7 at its WWDC event sometime in June. While an official date has yet to be announced, some developers believe the event will be held on June 10-14th, based on a gap in in the Moscone Center calendar. It wouldn't make much sense for the evad3rs to jailbreak iOS 6.1.3 with the next big version looming right around the corner.

Apple Releases iOS 6.1.3: Does Patch evasi0n Jailbreak (Updated)

Apple has released iOS 6.1.3 which fixes the lock screen security bug, and improves the Maps app for users in Japan. It is unknown at this time if the update patches the evasi0n jailbreak. This means users with jailbroken devices should avoid the update until we learn more. All other iOS users can navigate to Settings > General > Software Update, or connect their devices to iTunes to upgrade their devices.

iOS Update

The evad3rs' Twitter feed has been quiet since the release, and the official evasi0n website has not been updated to reflect it supports the new firmware.

UPDATE: Evad3rs member MuscleNerd issued this warning to jailbreakers via Twitter: "IOS 6.1.3 is out. Jailbreakers stay away! There's no coming back to 6.1.2 JB even if you saved blobs (except iPhone4 and ipt4g."

Evasi0n Jailbreak Updated to Support iOS 6.1.2

In case you missed the memo, iOS 6.1.2 does not patch the evasi0n jailbreak. Apple released iOS 6.1.2 on Tuesday to fix a Microsoft Exchange bug and some battery life issues. Evad3rs team member planetbeing tweeted that it was safe to download the new firmware, and iOS 6.1.2 has been added to the evasi0n website as a supported version.

iOS 6.1.2

Users are now free to download evasi0n on any device running iOS 6.1.2, but there is no need for iOS 6 users to upgrade unless your device is affected by the Microsoft Exchange bug. New jailbreakers can read our step-by-step evasi0n guide to help jailbreak any iOS device, including the iPhone 5 and iPad mini.


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