iOS 7/7.1/7.1.1 jailbreak for iPhone 5S/5C/5: evasi0n7 vs Geeksn0w

Jailbreakers managed to crack iOS 7 more quickly than expected after it arrived on the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, but the more recent iOS 7.1 and 7.1.1 software releases have turned out to be more troublesome. Some jailbreak teams have fared better than others. Redsn0w appears to have checked out of the jailbreaking game entirely, with its last release having been for iOS 6.1.6 more than a year ago. Evasion continues its efforts in the form of Evasi0n7, even as newcomers Geeksn0w throw their hat in the ring.

As of today, evasi0n7 has only gotten as far as delivering an untethered jailbreak for iOS 7.0.6. That means iPhone jailbreakers are locked out of the 7.1 update and the minor new features and enhancements that it brings. Geeksn0w has delivered a semi-tethered jailbreak for iOS 7.1, but it comes with an almost surreal caveat: it doesn’t work on the new iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C, or even on last year’s iPhone 5. In fact it’s only installable on the ancient iPhone 4. So what other options are there?

That leaves most users waiting for evasi0n7 to release an untethered jailbreak version of iOS 7.1.1 for the iPhone 5S/5C/5. The question now is whether it’ll arrive before Apple releases the developer beta test of iOS 8 next month.

Phil Moore

Phil Moore

Phil covers tech for Stabley Times.

1 Comment

  1. motabavirus on May 17, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Your options are to just give up on the jailbreaking  entirely, before you spend more money on Cydia purchases that you won’t be able to use on newer phones and/or firmware. It’s just not worth the hassle anymore.