Welcome to the iPadForums Official IOS7 Jailbreak Status Thread! This post is regularly kept up to date. Factual news on the status of the IOS7 jailbreak will always be reflected in the first post as soon as we are aware of it! ***Please go to the end of this post for updates on the iOS 7 jail break*** ----------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------- LINKS TO TOOLS AND TUTORIALS evasi0n7 - iOS 7.x Jailbreak: http://evasi0n.com/ Tutorial (evasi0n7): http://www.ipadforums.net/jailbreak...-7-0-4-device-using-evasi0n7-windows-osx.html ----------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------- UPDATES (September 18, 2013): IOS 7.0 was released on 18th September 2013 and CANNOT currently be jailbroken. Figured I'd get out ahead of the crowd and start this thread. So, watch this space for any updates. And, as always, once we know something, we'll make the change/update to this first post. As a final thought (plea?) - please have patience. This is a brand new, completely overhauled iOS. I am sure the community is hard at work on a jail break. All we can do is wait... Thanks. UPDATE (September 26, 2013): According to one of the leading jail breakers, MuscleNerd, you can safely upgrade to iOS 7.0.2 (which was released to fix lockscreen issues). As he says: "It's not a JB vector so updating is fine." UPDATE (October 22, 2013): From the same MuscleNerd - it is "fine to go from 7.0.x to iOS 7.0.3." No, there's no further word on a jail break, but at least now you know that it's okay to be upgraded to the most current iOS. And, as a precaution, and based on what the jail break community learned back in iOS 5 days - may I suggest that when (if?) you do upgrade (to any iOS), do so by downloading and installing a full version of the iOS; do not do your upgrading via the over-the-air (OTA) method. We found that some people were not able to take advantage of some of the re-restore options if they used OTA updates for iOS 5. This may not make any difference and may be a useless caution ... but, just in case... UPDATE (November 14, 2013): From another respected member of the jailbreak community, iH8sn0w - "If you're already on iOS 7.0.x, there is no harm in updating to 7.0.4." So, update away, all you running iOS 7. For those waiting to see if something comes out for iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4, you shouldn't move up yet, given there s no jailbreak for either iOS or iOS 7. UPDATE (December 22, 2013, 12:30 EST): Yes, there is a jail break for iOS 7.0 - 7.0.4. But... There seems to be an issue with the jail break tool - there is a LOT of confusion over its validity, whether the jail break circumvents some legal (piracy) issues or even what is inside the specific coding (that we don't know about). Please, if you can, hold off for a bit until we can get some more details on this jail break. At the moment, we cannot, in good consciousness, recommend this jail break. Stand by for updates. UPDATE (December 23, 2013, 9:00 EST):bSo, after all the drama on the jail break - here's an update. The jail break for iOS 7.0 - 7.0.4 works IF you follow the steps outlined on the evaders' web site. The key parts to remember are the (1) you must have gotten to your iOS 7 version via iTunes, NOT via the over-the-air (OTA) update and (2) you must remove your lock passcode, to include the fingerprint access. Oh, and don't touch the device while the jail break process is running. If you follow the process, you should be able to successfully jail break. Just keep in mind that, due to the "surprise" of this quick release, nothing really works on Cydia. The store itself has not been updated for iOS 7 and neither has MobileSubstrate (one of the key bits of code that helps your device run tweaks and stay stable). If you install a non-updated tweak, especially one that uses MobileSubstrate, you could run into a situation where the only fix is to re-restore your device and start again. So, IMNSHO, wait for the jail breaking community to catch up. Give them time to update all your favorite tweaks so they will run as they are supposed to. We have time as Apple is on vacation this week and iOS 7.1 is still in beta. No rush... UPDATE (December 31, 2013): Hurray! After what I imagine are many hours of coding by saurik, Mobile Substrate (aka "Cydia Substrate") has now been updated. Per the update page, "substrate version 0.9.5000 is now compatible with both iOS 7 and the ARM64 CPU used in the iPhone 5S (and many of those new iPads)." So, the biggest "block" to many tweaks being updated is gone. While we continue to caution patience as developers work to update their tweaks, hopefully we'll start seeing our favorites getting current fixes ... soon. One caution still (and always) remains - ensure a tweak you wish to install is compatible with an iPad before you install it. Many, many developers create for the iPhone and so a certain tweak may/may not work on an iPad. So, be careful out there. UPDATE (January 1, 2014): Fellow member willerz2 has been compiling a list of tweaks that work on iOS 7 (for all devices). That list is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...dG1nY0lmNXhCbWNQc0J1amt1N0Rkanc&usp=drive_web He updates it regularly and it's a great resource to see if your favorite tweak is ready for iOS 7. We'll be updating the Ultimate Tweaks thread (link here: http://www.ipadforums.net/jailbreak-applications-tweaks/25824-ultimate-list-jailbreak-tweaks.html). But, until we finish that update, willerz2's spreadsheet is a good product to start your research on compatible tweaks. UPDATE (January 1, 2014): The evaders are up to release version 1.0.4 of their jail break tool. Hopefully, they've fixed all the issues for that have risen in the jail break process. The most important thing about this version is that it closes a security hole left behind by the jail break. So, if you are jail breaking your iPad for the first time (or re-jailbreaking it) with this evasi0n 7 tool, be sure to use this most current version. For those of you already jail broken, you do not need to restore and re-jailbreak to apply this security patch. Just go to Cydia and you should see an update for ”evasi0n 7 Untether." Choose to upgrade this and, after downloading and installing, the device will reboot and you will have the security patch installed. I cannot emphasize this enough - if you are already jail broken, run the security patch! Thanks. UPDATE (February 21, 2014): Apple has released an iOS update - iOS 7.0.6. This update provides a fix for SSL connection verification. Granted, this fix is a good thing - but, at the moment, iOS 7.0.6 is not jailnreakable. So, if you value your jail break, do not upgrade. We understand that an update for the jailbreaking tool evasi0n7 is being worked on (to make it work on iOS 7.0.6). Stay tuned for further updates. UPDATE (February 22, 2014): Okay, the evad3rs have released an update to the evasi0n7 jailbreak tool; it is now on version 1.0.6 and works on all iOS 7 versions (7.0 through 7.0.6). You can get the newest version of the tool here: http://evasi0n.com Apple's release of iOS 7.0.6 solves a very serious Secure Socket Layer (SSL) bug that could have the potential to compromise any/all web-based transactions (this includes apps BTW, not just web browsers). I know it's going to be a pain in the ... knee ... to get your jail broken device(s) upgraded to iOS 7.0.6 and then re-jailbroken. But - it's gotta be done. So - get to upgrading, please. Now that people know there is a vulnerability in the SSL function (e.g. now that this is public knowledge that anyone can take advantage of), upgrading to iOS 7.0.6 is really your best protective measure againt potential intrusions. UPDATE (June 24, 2014): Well, there's a new jail break in town! A team from China has released the "PanGu 7.1.x" UNtethered jailbreak tool. This tool will jail break anything that runs iOS 7.1 - 7.1.1, excluding Apple TV. As of today, this tool only works on Windows and the directions are not in English. So, one of our members, willerz2 has made this excellent tutorial on using the tool: http://www.ipadforums.net/index.php?threads/How-To-Jailbreak-iOS-7.1.X-using-PanGu.122355/ One word of warning - this tool comes pre-packaged with a pirate App Store. Bad! However, if you UNcheck the appropriate box, the tool will not install the piracy app and you will be fine. If you deliberately choose to load the piracy store - please know we do NOT support piracy in any way and we will not help you with any complications. In fact, should you choose to pirate and then have issues, we will LAUGH at you while not helping you. Still, if you uncheck the box, you will be good to go and will be able to jail break on iOS 7.1 & 7.1.1. Good luck and have fun! UPDATE (July 1, 2014): The PanGu team has updated their jail break tool. It now can be run on Macs, the directions are in English (which do NOT contain the piracy App Store) and, best yet - this tool also jail breaks ios 7.1.2. Just know that if you do jail break iOS 7.1.1 or 7.1.1 - a lot of the tweaks are not yet ready to be run on that newer iOS. So, you'll have to be a bit patient while developers update their code. Again, see the tutorial as written by willerz2. Happy jailbreaking!