iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 Untethered Jailbreak Update: Priority for A5+ Devices lowered


iH8sn0w, developer of Sn0wbreeze, who is working on the untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3 and iOS 6.1.4 has just given an update on the progress.

Unfortunately, we’ve some bad news for folks with an A5+ device (devices launched after iPhone 4) who are waiting for the iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 jailbreak. 

iH8sn0w has announced that the priority on the untethered jailbreak for A5+ devices has been lowered, as the vulnerabilities that they planned to use in the jailbreak are still working in iOS 7, so they’ve decided to preserve them as they could be useful to develop the iOS 7 jailbreak rather than exposing them by releasing the untethered jailbreak for A5+ devices.

People are probably wondering why focus on A5+ devices is being lowered in priority. This is not because of difficulties, it is actually because it turns out a few of the vulns we were planning on using still work on iOS 7 (kind of exciting [yes and no]). We do not want to publish these vulns as they have the potential of being used in a future iOS 7.x A5+ jailbreak. With that being said, we are not removing our focus on an A5+ 6.1.3/6.1.4 jailbreak completely. We are looking for some vulns that exist in 6.1.3/6.1.4 but not iOS 7. The problem is… in terms of security iOS 7 looks likes an iOS 6.2 :P. This wouldn’t be a problem if Apple did not silently kill the lockdown socket bug. We were initially planning on using that vuln to recycle the shebang attack used in evasi0n to remount the rootfs, but when I found out it was patched, I initially said it wouldn’t halt the progress of the jb. This was before we found out the other vuln we had to get root and remount the rootfs as r/w still works in iOS 7. 

So for now they’re working on the untethered jailbreak only for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4G (as you know there is a tethered jailbreak available currently for those devices). They could release a Cydia package that would convert the tethered jailbreak to an untethered one.

They might release the untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 for the rest of the devices when evad3rs team releases the iOS 7 jailbreak to prevent disclosing any new vulnerabilities.

He hasn’t provided any ETA on when the untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4G running on iOS 6.1.3 will be released.

So for A5+ devices owners who haven’t upgraded to iOS 7 and eagerly waiting for the jailbreak, we are back to square one. However, it is the right decision not to release an iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 untethered jailbreak that could compromise development of the iOS 7 jailbreak.

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[via iH8sn0w's blog]

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  • Steve

    Good idea, and as I have a 4 I’m very pleased ;)

    • EL BICHO

      Alot of times it silly to wait unless you have a app that you really need for free. Other than that Its useless. Most of the things you use when jailbroke you get bored of within just a few days. Also, once the jailbreak comes out a new OS might be released so you cant update to 7 officially if 7.1 or higher is released and will most likely have the patch. IDK apple probably controls it all. JB and all…

      • Steve

        Waiting for 5s to come out here in UK apple shops, just hop its released with 7.0.3 and not 7.1, point i was making tho, is the 4 just does not do ios7 well

  • TheManWithTheIronFists

    Good news and progress so far. Patiently waiting for the jailbreak.


    I have iPad mini !!!! What would I do ? U mean I upgrade to iOS 7 ?????

    • Gautam

      You may want to wait for the iOS 7 jailbreak to be released.

    • TheManWithTheIronFists

      Please wait for the jailbreak. You won’t regret it.

  • Justine Vivre

    Ios7 is working fine on my iphone 4 lately. Is there a need to jb. I wonder. If i would jb, i want the first or original version OS of iphone 4 when i first bought it. I think it was 6.1.2. Was it.

    • Stef

      Just a piece of advice:
      Jailbreak doesn’t allow you to downgrade your firmware. If you can’t think of any other reason to jailbreak, than you should stick to the software Apple gives you, cause if you don’t know 100% what you’re doing with a jailbreak, than you can mess your iphone up pretty good.

      PS. Yesterday I heard that iphone 4 is the only iphone that is allowed to downgrade from 7.x to 6.1.3. because of the problems ios7 could give on an iphone 4. (slower ram, cpu, etc)

  • busyinny

    Not to sound disrespectful, but this kinda blows. So anyone wanting a jailbreak on iphone 4S or 5, that prefers ios6 to the ‘candy crush’ look of 7, needs to wait for the ios7 jailbreak?

    If the vulnerability is already there in ios7, then it can be used in the ios7 jailbreak for the existing 7.x anyways? Sure, by waiting you are increasing the chances that they will not shut it down in 7.0.4 for example, but if they can do that, they can do it with 7.0.5 (or whatever iteration they come up after the jailbreak is released). Also while unlikely, it is possible that Apple themselves might shut it down if they discover it in between, anyways.

    I guess the only thing you gain by waiting is that you may get more of whatever ‘free’ features Apple decides to put in ios7 in any versions between now and the jailbreak. I just do not think any of them would really make me want to upgrade to ios7 right now. Also it makes the jailbreak available to anyone that cannot ‘control’ themselves and feels the need to upgrade to the latest ios iteration the second it is released.

    I am not trying to make a big deal of it, and it may just be the same at the end (as in a 6.x jailbreak being released for all devices soon anyways), but then not sure what the point of this announcement would be.

    Again do not mean to sound disrespectful, and yes, without the free work of these developers I would be stuck with a non-jailbroken iphone anyways (as I cannot do what they can), nevertheless, unless I am missing something, I do not think I agree with this latest decision.

    • Stef

      Just what I was thinking.
      I’m going to repost this on the facebookpage of the jailbreak team if you don’t mind.
      Will give you credit.

      • busyinny

        Just to confirm if you have not done already, do not mind…. Again, I do not mean to sound disrespectful, and very thankful of anyone working like this for the community, just do not agree with the decision

    • F*** dan

      Its really hard to coincidentally find the same vulns. The hackers spend more time and effort to find them. I’m not worried.

  • Muhammad Shafeeq

    waiting badly jailbreak for ios 6.1.3 ,, can someone tell me the release date ?

    • TheManWithTheIronFists

      Are you kidding me?!?!?!? Stop asking for a release date for the jailbreak. It might not come out now but before 2014!!!!

    • JB

      April 1, 2014 will be your day

      • TheManWithTheIronFists

        Good one! Need to start answering with that joke.

  • Wale

    Honestly. What’s the use of wasting your time on ios6 when ios7 is the main thing. Plus if there is eventually a jailbreak for ios6, many wouldn’t benefit from it cos lots of people have forfeited thier jb on ios6 and moved on to ios7. Just saying!

    • asdas

      Well, you being the under-intelligent person, There are also many people who got an iPod 4g and thought that apple wouldn’t release another for a while and are stuck on 6.1.3

      • buforddell

        Actually, I bought an itouch 4g because I had no intention of losing my jailbreak by updating to i7, and I wanted to keep myself rid of the cruddi Settings app with the big red (1).

    • Janus Farnell

      I have iPhone 5 on ios 6.1.4 should I update to ios 7?

    • Really Bro

      some people cant afford the new devices, so in no disrespect to you, ios6 is the latest my device can have… “Just Saying!” :)

    • dicktracey

      ios 7 looks like baby sick period i want an iphone not a windows phone, period.

  • Romulo

    ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reeeeeaaallyyy??????

    • Romulo

      Read my previous posts and you will see that what I said stands, so you blow hards commenting on my posts… told you so!

  • Yaroslav73

    Супер ! Люди ждут а кто то боиться показать слабости iOS 7 а когда выйдет iOS 8 тоже скажете что не хотите раскрывать потому что ждете ios9????

  • MastaBuild▲

    Wait what? Why don’t they talk to the evasi0n guys to see if that’s the same exploit they’re using for their 7-break? If it is, that’s the only reason I could see validity in this.

  • Dillan

    iOS 6 is the latest firmware for the iPhone 3GS I believe. So this will most likely be the last Jailbreak for it. I don’t mind waiting a little longer. When you really think about the big picture.

  • James Cordero

    who cares!!!

  • kaza

    how long before the ios 7 jailbreak comes out then? any faster?

  • DasH0212

    Come on man ios 7 for iphone 5 please…

  • lily

    does this mean i cannot jailbreak my ipad 4 with 6.1.3? I’m so confused. on some website they said that evasi0n 6.1.2 works on ipad 6.1.3 but some sites mention you can’t…

  • Louisboy

    Hi. Do u guys know if unlocking 6.1.3 will come straight after jailbreaking? Or should i just pay a too expensive IMEI solution?

    • Gautam

      There hasn’t been a software based solution to unlock the iPhone for quite a long time now, so don’t really expect one. IMEI based solution is the only option if your carrier doesn’t unlock the device.

      • Louisboy

        Thanks Gautam.

  • lildome

    Good news and progress so far. Patiently waiting for the jailbreak

  • HiGhGuY

    Does anyone Know if there’s going to be a winterboard release for iOS 7? I kind of want to upgrade to iOS7, but I was holding out to see if this 6.1.4 jailbreak would come out first. Now that it seems it wont (iphone 5), the only thing holding me back is the possibility of having no, full theming capability on iOS7

  • rabbidnator

    So Should I update to 7.0.3 or stay on 6.1.3???? (Iphone 4s)

    • Ajml khan

      Hello. I am also waiting for iphone5 6.1.3 untethered jailbreak .Plzz tell us the exact time of releasing date of 6.1.3 untethered jailbreak…..

  • Janus Farnell

    I have iPhone 5 running 6.1.4 should I update to ios 7?

    • Sinny

      That’s what I want to know.

      • Janus Farnell

        I keep reading about ios 7 coming out first so I just upgraded and I like it.

        • Sinny

          Did you just upgrade to 7.0? Not 7.0.3, right? I was tempted to upgrade to 7.0, just wanted to be sure not to compromise the JB.

          • jackieboy8

            Yes, now the focus is being totally off the A5 devices so just go to iOS 7. It will be the first iOS in the future that’s being Jailbroken

          • Sinny

            But I have the iPhone 5 (6.1.4 iOS), which has the A6 chip. But I’ll just go to the 7 iOS, like you said, they don’t seem to be focusing on anything less than 7, which totally makes sense. I just wanted to be sure. Thanks, Jackie!

          • Janus Farnell

            A sinny I like jailbreak for free games, found out how to get free games on ios7 so I don’t have to impatiently wait for a jailbreak now. Oh yeah and free apps

          • Sinny

            Oh yeah, from where?

      • Janus Farnell

        I upgraded to 7.0.3 did I mess up

        • Sinny

          I’m not sure, sorry.

    • Gautam

      You should avoid upgrading to iOS 7 until the jailbreak is released.

      • Janus Farnell

        Damn I already did. FU**!

        • Gautam

          Should be fine, but that’s the golden rule of jailbreaking. Stay where you are until the jailbreak is released.

    • johhny W

      no. A jailbreak for 6.13/6.14 is due out by end of december according to the dude wincom. IOS 7 may take months after that

  • Ezy

    It’s always a bump in the road and it never ends. We appreciate the hard work you guys put in but you keep saying its coming its coming and then this. Always something. Get with evasi0n team and give us a jailbreak please. iPhones suck without a jailbreak!

  • Sumguy

    What I don’t understand is why they are now saying that they can’t release the jailbreak for all 6.1.3/6.1.4 devices because they share some of the same exploits as iOS 7. When they said before, when iOS 7 was released, that ios 7 is completely different from ios 6 and did not share any of the same exploits. Why are they just now realizing this or at least admitting it to us?

  • AshleyAngle

    Hey I have a iPod 4g, which I think apple won’t be updating iPod 4g… Just Saying!

  • nacho


    i have a iphone 5 with ios 7,0,3. is there any mini chance to downgrade to 6.1.4?
    will there be a chance in the future?
    my wife has the iphone 4 running with 6.1.4, can i use her shsh blobs or the blobs from any other iphone 5 running with 6.1.4?

    • Spac3cat512

      Each devices .shsh blobs are unique to that device. You can’t use another device’s blobs for anything except the device it came from. iPhone 5 can’t be downgraded. iPhone 4 with saved blobs can downgrade to 6.1.3 using iFaith. And I wasn’t aware that the 4 could run 6.1.4 firmware….

      • Cali Magnum

        lol bc it cant

  • Lee Saenz

    iOS 6.1.4 for iPhone 5 is what I’m waiting for…iOSh!t7 is not my cup of tea, plus all the Cydia tweaks and app support for iOSh!t7 won’t be adapted for quite sometime… So, if you want all that Cydia has to offer… stay away from 7 if you can.

  • DAL03

    Wow you would get my hopes up with an ETA for sometime before 2014 and then shoot it down with this bs :'(

  • rhando

    so does this affect the ETA before 2014 for the A5+??

  • Josh

    So there is no tethered jailbreak for an iPad 4 running iOS 6.1.3?

  • CoCo-Man

    hi guys, i have an iphone 3gs newbootrom bb 06.15.00, i jailbreak it in ios 6.1.3., i used ultrasnow 1.2.8 for unlocking it but it just didnt work, it has now no signal problem, is there a way for fixing this problem…any alternative to ultrasnow that you know? or should i just factory unlock it again?

  • sadioser

    BOOOO! Ios 7 is the worse thing I have ever seen. Please don’t throw IOS6 folk in the ditch

  • Lee Saenz

    It’s because they can’t do it, this is an excuse to buy them more time…. No need for the lengthy so called “priority” fiasco, most of those old devices are becoming outdated, slowly but surely. A5/6 are just impossible at the moment, so any release is better than no release in their eyes, so they’ll give you what they got, you either take it or leave it…lol. It will take so long, the next iphone will be announced before the previous ones will be JB’ed!

  • well let me tell u a story!

    i had to upgrade because i messed with my ifile and made my ios 5.1.1 and it messed with the “evasion ios 6.1.2″ – mandatory install, comes with cydia- on my cydia. i thought that i had changed it back, but i did not and it really messed my phone up. i did not realize this until i had to upgraded because cydia was not loading and it was gone :'( – ^well actually i deleted it hoping it would come back because a youtube video said so, then i found out you can only get rid of cydia and rejailbreak was if you restored your iphone- and then they came out with 6.1.3, ive been waiting since that day. btw can’t you restore and iphone 4s on the same ipsw with redsnow? if you have the ipsw and theres a different ios? Exp: u are on 6.0 and you mess up you jailbreak ^ but ios 7 is out and you don’t want to restore on itunes because you have to update? so can you restore on redsn0w?
    thx for help :D

  • marduk191

    In other words devteam lied out their ass when they did their conference tour and said they had at least 5 different A5+ vulnerabilities ready. Way to collect donations for a bi-yearly release schedule lol.

  • achromicflavour blogspot co uk

    should i upgrade my iphone3 4.1 that is jailbroken to 6.1.3?? will i have to jailbreak it again? and can 6.1.3. be jailbroken ?

  • lool

    when is ios 7.0.3 jaibreak coming out? and how long have you’ve been working on it :( i want that as christmas present

  • Ahkmad Sbaztianz Akhmad

    iOS 6.1.3 Update Fast