Mac users still looking to jailbreak their Apple Inc. (Nasdaq:AAPL) iPhone 4 running iOS 7.1.1 can now do so with a newly released beta version of Geeksn0w for Mac OSX.
Less than a week after Italian iOS developer, Andrea Bentivegna (@Blackgeektuto), released an update to the Geeksn0w jailbreak for the iPhone 4 devices running iOS 7.1.1, another version has been released on Thursday, adding support to Mac OSX users.
Download GeekSn0w_cli_1.0 beta for Mac OS X here: http://t.co/ut4aOR7o5N But first make sure to read what I wrote in that page!
â€” BlackGeek (@blackgeektuto) May 1, 2014
Unlike Geeksn0w’s Windows equivalent that utilizes a graphical user interface (GUI), Geeksn0w on Mac OSX runs as a command-line interface (CLI) tool. While a GUI version of Geeksn0w for Mac OSX is still on the way, Bentivegna released the beta version of Geeksn0w for Mac OSX in its current state so those ambitious enough to run the tool can do so.
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However, Bentivegna does warn that the tool is still in a beta, or an unfinished state. Should the Geeksn0w jailbreak process fail, users should be able to just restore their iPhone 4 using iTunes. However, users should take caution and backup their data before running the Geeksn0w jailbreak tool.
The Geeksn0w jailbreak tool currently supports the iPhone 4 running iOS 7.1 and iOS 7.1.1 and runs as a semi-tethered jailbreak. Similar to a tethered jailbreak, the Geeksn0w semi-tethered jailbreak requires users to connect their iPhone 4 to a computer to re-jailbreak their iOS device after a restart or reboot. However, the semi-tethered state does allow users to continue to use their phone in its pre-jailbroken state, should a computer not be available.
Owners of newer iOS devices running iOS 7.1 and above continue to be without luck as no jailbreak has been developed for the latest version of iOS on devices such as the iPhone 5S and iPad Air. While it’s possible that a jailbreak may surface in the future, it’s highly unlikely, as jailbreak developers, such the Evad3rs development team, have shifted their attention towards iOS 8.
However, iOS device users still running iOS 7 through 7.0.6 should still be able to jailbreak their device using the Evasi0n 7 jailbreak developed by the Evad3rs team.
Download the Geeksn0w Mac OSX beta from the official Geeksn0w website.