One week after Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) released iOS 7.0.5 to the public, the iOS hackers team evad3rs updated their untethered jailbreak tool evasi0n7, bringing it to version 1.0.5, which supports the new firmware update from the iPhone maker.
Last week, Apple rolled out the iOS 7.0.5 update to iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c users outside the U.S., leading many to initially think that evasi0n7 had been patched up. Renowned iOS hacker MuscleNerd also took to Twitter and urged his followers to refrain from updating their devices with the new iOS version.
However, it subsequently turned out that the exploits used in evasi0n7 were still intact within iOS 7.0.5, and on Wednesday, evad3rs confirmed that by updating the evasi0n7 tool to support devices running iOS 7.0.5.
Stefan Esser, an iOS hacker who goes by the Twitter handle @i0n1c, also recently confirmed that the exploits used in evasi0n7 are still present in iOS 7.0.5. He also posted a screenshot of a jailbroken iPhone 5s, confirming his claim.
Although it is good news for many users that iOS 7.0.5 is jailbreakable, it is likely to be the last before iOS 7.1 releases as both the iOS 7.1 beta 4 and the latest iOS 7.1 beta 5 have patched most of the jailbreak exploits, which were used to create Evasi0n7.
Here are the steps to jailbreak iOS 7.0.5 using evasi0n7 1.0.5:
Step 1: Back-up your device using iTunes (or iCloud).
Step 2: Disable the lock passcode of your iOS device before using evasi0n to avoid snags.
Step 4: Mac users should double click on the evasi0n7 app to run it. Windows users should right click on the evasi0n.exe file and select “Run as administrator.” Click on “Yes” if a User Access Control window appears.
Step 5: Connect the device to your computer via USB cable. And wait for evasi0n to detect it.
Step 6: Once the device is detected, the Jailbreak button will be activated.
Step 7: Click on the Jailbreak button to start the process.
Step 8: After some time, you will be prompted to tap the evasi0n7 icon on your device’s Home screen, which will complete the process.
Once the process is over you will be on the device’s lock screen, from where you can swipe over to the second Home screen to find the Cydia icon. Click here for more details.
A diehard lover of photography, Kukil Bora started his career as a Web journalist with a Bangalore-based media firm called “SiliconIndia” in 2010. After working there for a...