Apple might have blocked off the evasi0n jailbreak in its iOS 7.1 update, but that hasn’t stopped hackers in the jailbreak community from “liberating” iOS devices under the newer software. The latest hacker to do so, @i0n1c, has significantly been able to jailbreak an iPhone 5c handset running Apple’s iOS 7.1.1.
In series of recently published Twitter updates, @i0n1c posted the above screenshot showing the Cydia application running on an iOS 7.1.1-powered iPhone 5c. He explained:
That iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak is not based on a long vulnerability chain. It uses a single beautiful kernel bug that goes from mobile to kernel.
Of course, this isn’t the first time @i0n1c has shown off jailbreak solutions for Apple’s hardware and software: in 2012, he demonstrated a jailbreak for the third-generation iPad under iOS 5.1.1; he’s also commented on the state of the jailbreak scene numerous times over the past few years.
Unfortunately, this latest information doesn’t mean a jailbreak solution for iOS 7.1.1 is incoming. Instead, jailbreakers are more likely to see an update to evasi0n launch from the evad3rs (@evad3rs), a group of hackers who are said to be actively working on jailbreaking iOS 7.1.1.
Though with iOS 8 beta expected to be released for iOS developers next month, it could be the best minds in the jailbreak community instead focus their attention on hacking into the next major release of Apple’s mobile operating system ahead of its public launch in fall.
We’ll keep you updated with further information as we receive it.
In the meantime, see: Apple Releases iTunes 11.2.1 To Fix Disappearing Users Folder Bug On Mac OS X, Immerse Yourself In The Artistic Biological Platformer That Is BIOSIS, and Peekaboo Animal For Toddlers Is Better Than Board Books.