You Can Jailbreak iOS 7.0.5 Now With Modified Evasi0n7, But It’s Best To Wait For Official Update
As first confirmed by i0n1c, the exploits enabling the Evasi0n7 to jailbreak are still present in iOS 7.0.5. This is definitely good news for the jailbreak scene as a whole, and although Apple is very likely to take steps in preventing the practice of jailbreaking with the upcoming iOS 7.1, it does mean that for those who may have accidentally updated, all is not lost.
After all, if you should find yourself updating to any new piece of iOS software before it has been deemed safe to do so by a jailbreaking expert, you’re playing fast and loose with your right to a jailbroken device. And as we noted in an earlier article, in this day an age, updating is a one-way street, with downgrading looking to be an ever-distant memory.
The said well known developer and hacker has posted a screenshot of a jailbroken iPhone 5s on Twitter confirming that it does work.
Posting a note confirming how he got things up and running, he said:
To make evasi0n work with iOS 7.0.5 one way is to patch 11B511 into 11B601 in the binary. Ehmm btw… the patch are not hex bytes but simple ASCII iOS build numbers that need to be fixed.
If patching binaries isn’t exactly in your repertoire, there are multiple unofficial version of Evasi0n7 jailbreak tools already floating around the web which can jailbreak iOS 7.0.5. While they do work without any issue, it’s best to avoid these unofficial releases and wait for the official version of Evasi0n7. Now that it is confirmed to be working on 7.0.5, it’s more than likely that the Evad3rs team will come through with an updated version of Evasi0n right on cue which supports the latest iOS 7.0.5 release.
Modified version of Evasi0n for iOS 7.0.5. Image credit: @T0ma_94
iOS hacker MuscleNerd initially had made note on Twitter that those wanting the option of a jailbreak should refrain from downloading iOS 7.0.5, and while we now know that nothing has been patched, waiting until an official update to the Evasi0n jailbreak tool would certainly be an advisable course of action.
It is also important to note that iOS 7.1 beta 4 does patch the jailbreak partially, so while this particular chapter of the ongoing cat-and-mouse game may have swung somewhat in the favor of the hackers, the honeymoon period, one suspects, looks set to reach its conclusion with the release of iOS 7.1 in Feb/March.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on any more relevant info regarding iOS 7.0.5, the soon-to-be-released iOS 7.1 and the jailbreak scene in general, so be sure to stay tuned to our coverage here at Redmond Pie!