Now that iOS 7.1.1 has been jailbroken for the iPhone 5S and 5C, how will the jailbreaking community respond? iOS 7 jailbreak efforts are no longer stuck at 7.0, and it’s thanks to one individual who was working without the help of any of the major jailbreak teams. Evasi0n has yet to hack anything more recent than the 7.0.6 update released back in February, and RedSn0w never did manage to crack last year’s 7.0 release. But now Twitter user i0n1c has gone and turned the iPhone hacking community on its ear. Your move, Evasi0n.
The open nature of jailbreak hacks means that one hacking team can take the work of another and pick up where they left off, in the name of pushing progress forward. After jailbreakers took down iOS 7 within a couple months of its release, the subsequent iOS 7.1 update closed all of those exploits and was thought to be unhackable. With Apple set to unveil iOS 8 in June and release it in the August to September range, it appeared that iOS 7.1 might simply be ignored by the jailbreak community in favor of putting an eye toward the future. How will these jailbreak teams respond now? And will the iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak shift the balance of power within the community?
Those looking for the i0n1c jailbreak of iOS 7.1.1 for iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C can find the YouTube instruction video here.