MuscleNerd: new iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak for iPhone 5S/5C/5 is a “fake”

The new breakthrough iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak solution for iPhone 5S/5C/5 unveiled last week has now taken a turn for the controversial. Twitter user @i0n1c posted a video in which he showed step by step how he jailbroke his iPhone 5C running iOS 7.1.1, was which was news to leading teams like Evasi0n which have only been able to jailbreak iOS 7 up through the 7.0.6 update. The video and the methods used in it appear to be legitimate. But a website claiming to offer that same solution to users is being called out as a “fake” by one prominent member of the community.

MuscleNerd, one of the more respected members of the jailbreak community, tweeted today that the website is the the “best looking” jailbreak scam website he’s seen thus far. Leave the page open long enough, and instead of getting a download, a pop-up will ask for personal information in a rather blatant data-scraping scam. He doesn’t appear to be claiming that the iOS 7.1 jailbreak method discovered by @i0n1c is itself a fake, but is instead pointing his finger squarely at the website. @i0n1c has yet to respond as to whether he has any association with the website in question, but it doesn’t take long to figure out that the website may not exactly be of top quality – its title bar reads “7.1 Untethered Jailbrak.” That’s right, the site actually misspelled the word Jailbreak. So where does this leave jailbreakers when it comes to 7.1.1?

Aside from the rather obvious caution that the above website shouldn’t be taken seriously, those jailbreakers who don’t mind performing their own handiwork can still use the steps in the original video in order to jailbreak iOS 7.1.1 on their iPhone 5S, 5C, or 5. But those who are looking for a tool which will do the jailbreaking for them are going to have to keep waiting, and are stuck with 7.0.6 for now.

Phil Moore

Phil Moore

Phil covers tech for Stabley Times.