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iOS 7.1 Beta 5 Fixes Additional Exploits Used by Evasi0n Jailbreak

Today's iOS 7.1 beta 5 release has patched additional exploits (via @iH8sn0w) used for the evasi0n iOS 7 jailbreak after the primary kernel exploit was patched in iOS 7.1 beta 4.

Because the main exploits for the jailbreak have been patched, it will not be possible to jailbreak iOS 7.1 using the untethered evasi0n 7 jailbreak, according to iJailbreakEvasion. This means that users who have jailbroken their devices will not be able to upgrade to iOS 7.1 when it is released.

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It's 100 percent official that the evasi0n7 UnTethered 7.0.4 jailbreak was partially patched by Apple in their previous beta release, which will effectively render the utility useless once Apple releases 7.1 to the masses.
The site recommends that users who wish to keep their devices jailbroken avoid the latest iOS 7.1 beta and the finalized version of the software "at all costs."

First released in December of last year, the evasi0n iOS 7 jailbreak continues to work with iOS devices that are running versions of iOS up to iOS 7.0.5.

Related roundup: iOS 7

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Posted: 11 weeks ago
this is why they should have waited until 7.1 was out of beta to release the jailbreak
Rating: 17 Positives
Posted: 11 weeks ago
This is why I don’t JB (it’s been a long time since I have).

I can appreciate some of the tweaks, it’s a pretty simple process, but I can’t have constant version management issues with a device that’s business (and personal) critical (it’s not unlike a HackInt0sh from my perspective).
Rating: 10 Positives
Posted: 11 weeks ago
Good!
Rating: 6 Positives
Posted: 11 weeks ago
Moral of the story: Jailbreaking can make things complicated.
Rating: 5 Positives
Posted: 11 weeks ago
"This means that users who have jailbroken their devices will not be able to upgrade to iOS 7.1 when it is released. "

Author probably means that they won't be able to upgrade their device AND jailbreak again..

Anyway nothing that wasn't expected. They didn't wait for 7.1 because they evaders would lose too much money with their Chinese deal (since other parties also had their jailbreak almost ready)
Rating: 4 Positives
Posted: 11 weeks ago

this is why they should have waited until 7.1 was out of beta to release the jailbreak


... Why did they not??? I mean, I literally know NOTHING about coding, and even I know that.... smdh
Rating: 3 Positives
Posted: 11 weeks ago
I can't use 7.0.4 after using 7.1 and not even a jailbreak is enough to make me stick with slower UI animations and broken gesture animations on iPad.

Should have waited, but the egos at play in the jaikbreak world have messed it up for everyone else.
Rating: 3 Positives
Posted: 11 weeks ago
Jailbreakers blew their wad early, pretty much ruining things for us.

We either have to stay on 7.0.4 to jailbreak, and miss out on the performance and bug fixes in 7.1, or upgrade to 7.1 and do without a jailbreak.

Nice job, guys. I remember when I first read about the 7.0 jailbreak coming out, I remember exactly where I was (Starbucks) and face palming right there. I figured the jailbreaking teams were smarter than this.
Rating: 3 Positives
Posted: 11 weeks ago

This is why I don’t JB (it’s been a long time since I have).

I can appreciate some of the tweaks, it’s a pretty simple process, but I can’t have constant version management issues with a device that’s business (and personal) critical (it’s not unlike a HackInt0sh from my perspective).


Thumb resize. Thumb resize.

Not true. A properly planned and built Hackintosh is more reliable when compared to a Jailbroken iDevice. The above machine runs Mavericks with EVERYTHING working 100% out of the box except for sound... until I installed 1 kext (driver). Because of the vanilla installation with Chimera, updates won't even break this machine.

$1400
Intel Core i7-4770K
Gigabyte Mini-ITX Motherboard
Gigabyte Nvidia Geforce GTX 760
8GB Corsair Vengeance RAM
120GB Samsung 840 EVO Solid State Drives (2... 1 for OSX, 1 for Windows 7)
1GB Segate 2.5" HDD
500 Watt Corsair modular power supply
BitFenix Prodigy ITX case (Orange)
Dell U2412M IPS Monitor 1920x1200
Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac
Apple Magic Trackpad


A LOT cheaper and better than a comparable iMac.
Rating: 3 Positives
Posted: 11 weeks ago

I will retain my JB by not upgrading. My adblocker is too important to me now on my iPad. I have one app that forces me to view an ad upon opening the app, upon watching each and every one of the videos and upon going back to the app after viewing another app or email. The adblocker I use has made that app useable and made other apps more enjoyable without those annoying video ads and it has stopped being redirected to the app store in Safari and other apps like many complain about.


Depending on the functionality of the app, you can usually just turn on Airplane mode before launching it. Rovio Games for instance (Bejeweled, Angry Birds) are notorious for distracting video and banner ads, but are Ad-free without. Granted, this won't work if a particular app requires internet.
Rating: 2 Positives

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