Evad3rs, the iOS hacking team, which created the popular evasi0n jailbreak tool for iOS 6.x, has moved one step closer to releasing an iOS 7 jailbreak to the public, a team member revealed on Wednesday.
Planetbeing, a member of evad3rs, which includes other prominent jailbreak developers such as Pod2g, MuscleNerd and Pimskeks, announced on his Twitter page that the team was working hard to release a jailbreak tool that would free iOS 7-running devices from the limitations of the stock firmware.
“We're still working hard on the jailbreak. May have all the pieces at this point (but not certain yet),” Planetbeing tweeted.
Even if it is good news on the iOS 7 jailbreak front, people waiting for such a software solution should keep in mind that getting “all the pieces” together to create a future jailbreak tool could take more time. So, while the jailbreak developers are making progress, users may have to wait some more and, in the interim, are recommended to stay away from fake jailbreak claims.
Many false claims about an iOS 6 jailbreak appeared online toward the end of 2012 and early 2013, while users were waiting for an untethered solution for Apple’s mobile OS. A website called Dream JB made a number of convincing claims, which eventually turned out to be bogus.
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Meanwhile, Pod2g has also kept hopes alive for an iOS 7 jailbreak by recently saying that he is confident about a public jailbreak release in the future.
Before Pod2g’s remark, Planetbeing said that evad3rs had started looking for potential vulnerabilities within iOS 7, and that the hackers had also achieved unsigned userland code execution with some of the exploits inside the iOS platform, which they already had in reserve.