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'Evasi0n' Untethered Jailbreak Updated for Newer iPhones, iPads and iOS 7.x [Updated]

The popular Evasi0n jailbreak has been today updated for iOS 7.x., marking the first time users have been able to deploy an untethered jailbreak on any device running iOS 7.0 to iOS 7.0.4, including newer devices such as the iPhone 5c, iPhone 5c, iPad mini with Retina Display, and iPad Air. The method allows for users to jailbreak their devices to make use of unauthorized content like themes, tweaks, and apps from sources other than the App Store.

However, Cydia administrator Jay Freeman noted on his Twitter that he was not informed about a new version of Evasi0n before its release, also indicating that the build of Cydia installed with the new jailbreak is not official and may lead to some compatibility issues with existing downloads on the service. However, users on our forums are actively pointing out which Cydia apps are compatible with the new jailbreak, and it is recommended you look there for specific information.

Evasi0n is available now for OS X and Windows as an untethered jailbreak, with users only having to apply the method once. Tethered jailbreaks requires users to have their devices connected to a computer each time they restart.

Update: Cydia administrator Jay Freeman has also revealed on his Twitter that Evasi0n installs a third party "app store" named Taig for cracked apps in China. Furthermore, two tweets by developer i0n1c (via Y Combinator) state that a Chinese company paid the Evad3rs development team a rumored $1 million dollars to release the jailbreak in order to force the Taig app store onto devices.

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67 months ago
You mean the Jailbreak with $1,000,000 in sponsorship dollars from a Chinese company that injects malware into your iPhone with an App Store for cracked apps called TaiG that does an "E.T. Phone Home" of your private data to a Chinese server? Sounds awesome!
Rating: 23 Votes
67 months ago
Finally I can get the features Apple is going to steal in iOS 8.
Rating: 15 Votes
67 months ago
Be careful with this one, it seems some other interests were involved with the code...
Rating: 11 Votes
67 months ago
stay the f- away from this
Rating: 10 Votes
67 months ago
It bears mentioning that if you're on a Chinese iPhone, you should be very careful before installing this. If the Evasi0n installer detects that it's running on a Chinese device, it will install a 3rd party app store (as root no less), Taiji.

There is some significant concern right now that Taiji is collecting additional user details and sending that information back to the owners (not Evasi0n), which may present a privacy/security risk. Plus Taiji is chock-full of pirated apps, so it's not really on the up-and-up in the first place.
Rating: 8 Votes
67 months ago
Well this came out of nowhere! :0
Rating: 7 Votes
67 months ago
Booh! Booh! Booh!
The first jailbreak I say booh to, due to selling it to a chinese pirate appz / warez store.

Booh !
Rating: 6 Votes
67 months ago

My first jailbreak! I'll finally be free from iOS 7.

Thanks Apple, for forcing me to do this. I'd been happier if you'd let me go back to iOS 6.

I'll chalk it all up to personal growth. :D
Rating: 5 Votes
67 months ago

Do us all a favor and sell your iPhone if you don't like the stock OS. Better yet , spend millions and develop your own. Jail breaks are security risk and battery killers. Don't do it.

Rating: 5 Votes
67 months ago

You mean the Jailbreak with $1,000,000 in sponsorship dollars from a Chinese company that injects malware into your iPhone with an App Store for cracked apps called TaiG that does an "E.T. Phone Home" of your private data to a Chinese server? Sounds awesome!

Add in the slimy response from evasi0n at

"Dear Jailbreak Community,

We are deeply troubled by the rumors and speculation surrounding our iOS 7 jailbreak. We would like to present the whole story to you.

Most of the concern surrounds the inclusion of the Chinese App Store Taig. In the course of developing the iOS 7 jailbreak, we were approached by the company with an offer of partnership in offering Taig bundled with the jailbreak in China. Taig is a Chinese App Store written in Chinese. tailored and, we believe, well suited to meet the needs of users for the Chinese market. Users are not locked into Taig. Cydia can also be installed and Taig removed afterwards. It would be deeply hypocritical to remove choice from the user in the course of jailbreaking.



We are deeply troubled that we were caught not telling users the full story about us selling out to a Chinese pirate site. We put in an air-tight clause in our $1,000,000 sell out that said the pirate site shouldn't contain pirated software but we really don't have a way to enforce it.

We believe that, as dedicated software developers, we should be paid handsomely as should developers of 99 cent apps even though we are providing a way for software theft in China and may also be providing a way for the Chinese pirate site to track your personal information (hey there are no guarantees in life right?).

We had to release an incomplete jailbreak as one of the team members (Saurik) was on to the Chinese pirate site and we really wanted the $1,000,000 that we deserve so we had to release the jailbreak before the cat got out of the bag. After all, $1,000,000 is a lot of money.

We hope you don't look too deep into our jailbreak and continue to keep it free to unsuspecting users as we sell out to pirate sites.

Thanks for your support,

Rating: 5 Votes

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