The recent release of evasi0n7 originally prompted concern among members of the jailbreak community, since it was discovered that a Chinese application store called TaiG was embedded within the jailbreak. Though this was removed as of evasi0n 1.0.1, an update to the “evasi0n 7.x Untether” package makes it even easier for jailbreakers to take advantage of the changes made to the jailbreak tool.

You see, in order to remove TaiG, jailbreakers originally had to re-jailbreak their iDevice using the updated evasi0n 1.0.1 jailbreak tool. Despite its importance, this is something certain jailbreakers likely didn’t bother to do; now, however, TaiG can be removed from one’s jailbroken iDevice by simply installing the evad3rs’ evasi0n 7.x Untether package.

This can be found in the Cydia Store’s default Telesphoreo repository, and it’s available to download free of charge. As of the package’s recent 0.2 update, evasi0n 7.x Untether is indeed able to apply the changes made in evasi0n7 1.0.1 to a jailbroken iDevice – namely, to remove TaiG. Plus, the package will also prime one’s iDevice for a forthcoming update to Cydia’s MobileSubstrate.

Here’s a list of changes made in the update:

  • Removes the TaiG splash screen
  • Adds some features that saurik will be relying on in future updates to other packages (likely Mobile Substrate)

If you jailbroke your iDevice using evasi0n7 1.0 and didn’t re-jailbreak once the software received its 1.0.1 update, we’d recommend you download the updated evasi0n 7.x Untether package from the Cydia Store.

As mentioned, the package is a free download and it doesn’t require a reboot following its installation.

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