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This article was published on December 22, 2013

Untethered iOS 7 jailbreak arrives for iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices

Untethered iOS 7 jailbreak arrives for iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices Image by: ROBYN BECK
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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

It’s been three months since iOS 7 was made available to the public in September alongside Apple’s new iPhones and such a major overhaul of the operating system meant that there was no longer a jailbreak available since all known exploits were now plugged.

It’s been a long wait for those that like to tweak their phones; previous jailbreaks only took a few weeks to appear, not months. A crowd funding site designed to help motivate groups to jailbreak the OS even appeared, with a $10,232 bonus at time of writing.

iPhone hacking group evasi0n announced today that it has completed an untethered jailbreak for iOS 7 which is now available for installation now on any iOS device that’s capable of running iOS 7.0 through 7.0.4. The process is surprisingly simple, taking only five minutes to complete and works on both Mac or PC.

As always, be careful when jailbreaking your device as it could become unstable and you do so at your own risk. Many of the jailbreak hacks that are available won’t be compatible with newer devices running the A7 chip such as the iPhone 5s, due to the 64-bit processor.

➤ evasi0n7 – iOS 7.x Jailbreak

Image credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

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