Apple might have killed off the evasi0n7 jailbreak in iOS 7.1, but the famous iOS hacker (and incoming Apple employee) winocm has managed to successfully jailbreak an iOS 7.1-powered iPhone 4 handset.
Details are far and few between as of this writing, but we do know that winocm (@winocm) performed the jailbreak on an iPhone 4 handset running iOS 7.1, and that he achieved an untethered solution.
As opposed to a tethered fix, untethered jailbreaks mean users don’t have to boot their iOS device while plugged into a computer every time it restarts, and as such untethered jailbreak solutions are far more desirable.
The hacker shared the news in a recent Twitter update, in which he simply wrote: “iOS 7.1 untethered boot.” He also included a YouTube video showing off the jailbreak in action:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3QWRY_k6V0#t=51
If you can’t see the above video, please click this link.
This is definitely promising news for jailbreakers presently avoiding iOS 7.1, but it doesn’t necessarily indicate that a jailbreak solution for Apple’s updated mobile OS is going to surface in the near future.
As a reminder, winocm spent some time developing and perfecting a jailbreak solution for iOS 6.1.3-powered devices last year, and its release came many months after the hacker first showed the solution off in a similar video.
Instead, for now jailbreakers can merely rest assured that it is possible to jailbreak iOS 7.1. Hopefully we’ll be able to share more news concerning the solution’s development in the near future.
In the meantime, those of you looking to bring iOS 7.1 to your iOS 7.0.x-powered devices should consider downloading Gregorian. The package, developed by Ryan Petrich (@rpetrich), ports the iOS 7.1 Calendar app over to pre-iOS 7.1 devices.
The refreshed iOS 7.1 Calendar application allows users to check on a list of upcoming events displayed across multiple months on a single page, and it provides a far easier way of gaining at-a-glance information on your upcoming appointments.
See also: Apple Sends Mavericks, iTunes Betas Out To Developers, Evernote For iOS Updated With Improvements To Presentation Mode And Card Scanning, and Today’s Best Apps: Symbol Link, Roll Back Home And Adventure Beaks.