Apple iOS 7.0.4 Released For iPhone, iPad And iPod Touch With Fix For FaceTime Bug; Update Is Jailbreak Safe

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Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Thursday rolled out iOS 7.0.4, a minor firmware update with key improvements and bug fixes, including a remedy for the FaceTime calls issue, which reportedly prevented users from making calls.

The iOS 7.0.4 is currently available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with the build number of “11B554a.” The update is available over the air, via Settings > General > Software Update. Users can also get the update by plugging their device into iTunes.

Here is what Apple’s official release notes state about the iOS 7.0.4 update:

Bug fixes and improvements, including a fix for an issue that causes FaceTime calls to fail for some users.

The iOS devices that are supported by the new firmware are -- the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 5s; the iPad 2, third- and fourth-generation iPads, iPad Air, iPad mini, and iPad mini with Retina display; the fourth and fifth-generation iPod touch models.

On Thursday, Apple also released a software update for its Apple TV set-top box. The new Apple TV software version 6.0.2 is currently available for download. In addition, the company rolled out iOS 6.1.5 update for the fourth-generation iPod touch, which also provides a fix for the same FaceTime bug.

The iOS 7.0.4 came more than three weeks after the release of iOS 7.0.3, which included many new features and improvements such as support for iCloud Keychain, a new password generator for the Safari browser and an updated lock screen on the iPhone 5s among others.

Meanwhile, iOS hacker iH8sn0w confirmed, shortly after the release of iOS 7.0.4, that it is safe for iOS 7 jailbreak hopefuls to upgrade their devices to the new firmware as it does not include any security changes that could hinder chances for a future jailbreak solution. Another prominent iOS hacker MuscleNerd also confirmed the news, but advised his followers to stay away from iOS 7.0.4 for now.

For those who are looking for direct download links to the new firmware, they can get it for all compatible devices here:

iPad and iPad mini

- iPad Air (5th generation Wi-Fi + Cellular)

- iPad Air (5th generation Wi-Fi)

- iPad (4th generation CDMA)

- iPad (4th generation GSM)

- iPad (4th generation Wi-Fi)

- iPad mini (CDMA)

- iPad mini (GSM)

- iPad mini (Wi-Fi)

- iPad mini 2 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

- iPad mini 2 (Wi-Fi)

- iPad 3 Wi-Fi (3rd generation)

- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for ATT)

- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for Verizon)

- iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)

- iPad 2 Wi-Fi

- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)

- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)

iPhone

- iPhone 5 (CDMA)

- iPhone 5 (GSM)

- iPhone 5c (CDMA)

- iPhone 5c (GSM)

- iPhone 5s (CDMA)

- iPhone 5s (GSM)

- iPhone 4s

- iPhone 4 (GSM Rev A)

- iPhone 4 (GSM)

- iPhone 4 (CDMA)

iPad touch

- iPod touch (5th generation)

[Source: Redmond Pie]

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