As you’ve probably heard by now, evasi0n jailbreak won’t work with the upcoming iOS 7.1 software update as Apple has patched a number of vulnerabilities used in evasi0n, so jailbreakers have been advised to avoid upgrading to it.
If you’re a jailbreaker who is nervous about the imminent launch of iOS 7.1, then we’ve some good news for you.
CoolStar, the developer of SemiRestore has just indicated that he is working on an update for his tool for iOS 7.
SemiRestore was first released for iOS 6.x. It is a nifty tool that allows users to restore their jailbroken iOS device to near stock condition without losing the jailbreak.
SemiRestore can come in handy when you get into a reboot loop issue because of a problematic/buggy tweak, which can usually force you to restore your device, that would also mean losing the jailbreak. Since it removes the jailbreak tweaks during the restore process, it can help in such cases.
CoolStar has tweeted that he plans to use OpenSSH for the iOS 7.0 version instead of AFC2*, which was used for iOS 6.x.
#SemiRestore for iOS 7 will use OpenSSH instead of AFC2 (which was used on 6.x), so make sure you install OpenSSH before 7.1 is out.
— CoolStar (@coolstarorg) February 9, 2014
I looks like the developer is planning to use OpenSSH based on saurik’s suggestion, who has been advocating the use of OpenSSH over AFC2.
So it may be a good idea to install OpenSSH on your jailbroken iOS device, so that you have the option to restore to near stock condition when SemiRestore for iOS 7 is released and recover from a situation where a tweak brin. Please note that you should change the password after installing OpenSSH to change the root password of your jailbroken iOS device to prevent someone from remotely accessing your iOS device. You can check our guide if you need help.
CoolStar hasn’t provided any details on when it will be released. As always, we’ll let you know as soon as there are any further updates, so stay tuned here at iPhone Hacks or join our Facebook Fan page, follow us on Twitter, add us to your circles on Google+ or subscribe to our RSS feed.
*AFC – Apple File Connection is a service that runs on every iPhone / iPod, which iTunes uses to exchange files with the device. AFC2 is a an additional AFC service, configured to allow access to the whole filesystem. (via iPhone wiki)