The last few days have brought news of two private jailbreak solutions for iOS 7.1.1, though neither one appeared to be compatible with Apple’s 64-bit iPhone 5s. That’s now changed, however, and one iOS hacker has indeed been able to jailbreak an iPhone 5s handset running Apple’s most recent iOS 7.1.1 software.
First, @i0n1c showed off a jailbroken iPhone 5c running iOS 7.1.1, and then soon after, hacker @winocm demoed an iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak running on an iPhone 4 handset. At the time, she noted that newer devices could be rendered compatible with her solution if somebody was willing to “put in the effort.”
Now, a third private jailbreak put together by @blue9057 has surfaced online, and this one is arguably the most interesting yet since it’s compatible with Apple’s iPhone 5s. In a YouTube video, the iOS hacker showed off his work, explaining:
This is what I did on iPhone 5s, with iOS 7.1.1.
Though impressive, this unfortunately doesn’t change the current state of the iOS jailbreak. Given that iOS 8 is expected to reach iOS developers in the coming weeks, it’s likely that jailbreak groups such as the evad3rs (@evad3rs) will concentrate their efforts on the new mobile operating system.
If this is the case, folks running iOS 7.1 or iOS 7.1.1 will have to wait until September (at the earliest) until they’re able to “liberate” their iOS device using a public solution.
As usual, we’ll keep you updated with further developments as more news reaches us.
In the meantime, see: AppAdvice Daily: Today We Focus On The Best New Apps Of The Week, AppAdvice App Of The Week For May 19, 2014, and Steve Jobs Biographer Says Apple Wants Beats’ Iovine To Run Video Content Service.
Via: Redmond Pie