Screenshot reveals iOS 7 has been jailbroken


It has been almost three weeks since Apple seeded iOS 7 beta to developers of iOS Developer program, so we’re quite sure that many of you’re wondering if iOS 7 can be jailbroken.

We might have just got the first clues that iOS 7 can be jailbroken.

Ryan Petrich, developer of popular jailbreak tweaks such as Activator tweeted a screenshot, which shows Activator jailbreak tweak running on iOS 7 beta.

As you can see in the screenshot anove, Petrich seems to have managed to get Activator running on an iPod that clearly seems to be running iOS 7 beta.

It is not clear if Petrich has discovered a new exploit to jailbreak iOS 7 or as iClarified points out it is comex’s developer account based exploit that was used by hackers to root iOS devices. It was referred to as failbreak and could not be released to the public as it needed a developer account.

Hackers don’t release a jailbreak for beta versions for obvious reasons, so don’t expect a jailbreak tool anytime soon.

As always, we’ll let you know if we get any more details. So stay tuned here at iPhone Hacks or join our Facebook Fan page or follow us on Twitter or add us to your circles on Google+ or subscribe to our RSS feed.

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  • moe22

    hes a dev he could install that anyway if he wanted to. am i wrong?

    • clabhart

      Yeah, he mentioned that in the article.

  • Alan

    Can’t wait to see what the Cydia developers can do to extend features like Control Center in iOS 7.

  • brittosa

    can’t understand why they dont release failbreak for those who are desperate enough and dont mind buying a developer account.

    • iPhoneHacks

      It doesn’t make sense to release it during the beta phase as Apple will patch the exploits used in the jailbreak before releasing it to the public.

    • Rounak Jain

      burning exploits

  • lilmanio

    Is it an Ipod touch 4G ? Cause in this case, Jailbreak can be achieved more easily I guess, as for Iphone 4, using a known kernel exploit.

    • iPhoneHacks

      iOS 7 is not available for iPod touch 4g, so it has to be iPod touch 5g.