Following the release of the iOS 7.1 beta 3 on Tuesday, there was growing concern in the jailbreak community that the exploits used in evasi0n7 would be patched in the new firmware update. But, according to a renowned iOS hacker, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) did not patch the iOS 7 untethered jailbreak tool.
While members of the evad3rs are yet to confirm whether the iOS 7.1 beta 3 is jailbreak safe, iOS hacker iH8sn0w took to his Twitter page on Tuesday to verify that evasi0n7 exploits are still intact. However, the hacker said that a subsequent beta release could affect evasi0n7.
“Since everyone seems super worried ... Today's iOS 7.1 beta 3 (11D5127c) does NOT patch evasi0n7. Another beta probably will though,” iH8sn0w tweeted.
Meanwhile, an unofficial modified version of the Evasi0n7 tool, apparently developed by a team of Russian hackers, also surfaced online on Tuesday, claiming to jailbreak iOS 7.1 beta 3.
According to iDownloadBlog, which tried its hands on the modified evasi0n7 tool, the new software is indeed capable of jailbreaking the third beta of iOS 7.1.
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“I decided to take the plunge and see if the 'unofficial' version of Evasi0n7 could legitimately jailbreak iOS 7.1 beta 3,” Jeff Benjamin of iDownloadBlog wrote. “After about 15 minutes of testing, I can state that the answer to that question is yes.”
Check out the video below, which shows the unofficial evasi0n7 in action.
Users should keep in mind that evad3rs members have not sanctioned the modified evasi0n7 tool yet, so the software’s safety is still unconfirmed.
Last week, evad3rs released an update to the evasi0n7 untethered jailbreak tool -- taking the version to 1.0.2 -- which fixed a boot-loop issue that plagued iPad 2 Wi-Fi units. If you are yet to jailbreak your device running iOS 7, here is a step-by-step guide to help you do that using evasi0n7.