by Brent Dirks
February 4, 2014
The newest beta version of iOS 7.1 continues to bring bad news for jailbreaking fans. According to Twitter user iH8sn0w, iOS 7.1 beta 5 patches other evasi0n exploits – the “chown” vulnerability and “afc sandbox escape” used by the jailbreak utility. So if you’re a jailbreaker, you’ll definitely want to steer completely clear of iOS 7.1. Released in January, iOS 7.1 beta 4 also patched an essential kernel exploit used by evasi0n7 jailbreak. The long-awaited evasi0n iOS 7 untethered jailbreak was released in late December from the popular evad3rs hacker team. It is compatible with all iOS devices running iOS 7.0 through 7.0.5. But even as Apple patches one set of exploits, I’m sure the game will continue as the jailbreakers will soon find another way to open up the latest version of iOS. As you’ve probably noticed, we’ve been on top of all the latest and greatest iOS 7 jailbreak news and tweaks. For some other recent news, see: A5(X) iDevices Can Be Jailbroken 'For Life' Thanks To New iBoot Exploit, The Remix To iTransmission: Popular Jailbreak Torrent Client Updated For iOS 7, and Easily Create Your Own iOS 7 Jailbreak Tweaks With Flex 2. And If you’re interested, take a look at our lists of top paid and free jailbreak tweaks.