by Joe White
October 8, 2013
Holding out for an iOS 6.1.3 or iOS 6.1.4 jailbreak solution? Though no precise release date has been confirmed, iOS hacker @winocm has announced that a "definite ETA" for the jailbreak is "before 2014," meaning prospective jailbreakers running an iOS 6.1.3- or iOS 6.1.4-powered iDevice only have a few more months left to wait. As a reminder, a jailbreak solution for iOS 6.1.3 and iOS 6.1.4 has been in the works for a couple of months, and back in August hacker @winocm claimed to have uncovered an untether binary for the mobile OS. Following this, the jailbreak solution was demonstrated in a video, and @winocm went on to note that the jailbreak was "almost there" ("for a very small subset of devices"). Now, we're hearing that @winocm's work could reach jailbreakers before 2014, meaning we'll likely see a release in the coming months. The news hit the Web in a Twitter update published from the hacker's account. Though he urges jailbreakers to be patient, @winocm noted that:
A definite ETA is before 2014. — winocm (@winocm) October 7, 2013Of course, it could be that a jailbreak solution for Apple's iOS 7 is released beforehand. The team of iOS hackers collectively known as evad3rs noted recently that they "may have all the pieces" required to put together a working jailbreak for iOS 7, though team member @planetbeing was careful to add that he wasn't certain yet. Besides @planetbeing, both @MuscleNerd and @pod2g work as part of the team. We'll keep you updated with further information as we receive it. In the meantime, see: Shutterfly For iPhone Optimized For iOS 7 And Updated With New Features, It Looks Like Steve Jobs Was Right About Living In A "Post-PC" World, and Images Of WhatsApp Messenger's iOS 7 Update Surface Online.