Evasi0n 7 1.0.4 Released: iOS 7.x Jailbreak Untethered Update Fixes Security Issues Through Cydia Update

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The Evad3rs team released an Evasi0n jailbreak update that is available on Cydia and the Evasi0n website.

Shortly after the release of version 1.0.3 of Evasi0n 7, the Evad3rs team released another update on Sunday, Jan. 12, for its popular jailbreak software for iOS 7.0 through iOS 7.1 beta 3.

According to the Evad3rs team, this latest 1.0.4 Evasi0n 7 release addresses certain security issues with the untethered jailbreak on the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone, 5S, iPad Air, iPad Mini and other iOS devices.

An excerpt from the Evasi0n 7 changelog:

“1.0.4: security fix: kernel payload now restores sysent table, security fix: code fix for bootstrap Cydia tar files verification”

 

For users who have already run the Evasi0n 7 jailbreak on their iOS 7.x device, it is possible to obtain the security update through Jay Freeman’s (Saurik) Cydia third-party app repository, one of the default repos in the Cydia app.

 

The latest Evasi0n 7 update also addresses a boot loop issue seen with some Retina iPad Mini tablets.

While the version 1.0.4 Evasi0n 7 does support iOS 7.1 beta 3, it is currently unknown how long the Evasi0n 7 jailbreak will work before security holes are patched in later beta versions of iOS 7.1 or the golden master (GM) final iOS 7.1 software release, which is expected sometime in March 2014.

In the meantime, known jailbreak developers such as Saurik, Pod2G and other developers have advised those looking to jailbreak their iOS 7 devices to do so while the exploits used by Evasi0n are still unpatched.

Note: International Business Times is not responsible for any damage caused by running the Evasi0n jailbreak or unauthorized apps on your iOS device.

For instructions on how to jailbreak your iOS device running iOS 7.0 through iOS 7.1 beta 3, follow these instructions from IBTimes’ previous coverage.

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