Some news for iOS 7.1 owners waiting for a jailbreak. p0sixspwn developer winocm today inadvertently released a video, “iOS 7.1 untethered boot” showing an untethered jailbreak of iOS 7.1 on an iPhone 4.
The 2-minute-long video without narration shows the jailbreak running on the older, A4-equipped iPhone handset. It starts with the bootup process and ends with the operation of the major features of the phone, including the dialer, Safari and more. Noticeably absent in this early jailbreak is Cydia, but this isn’t surprising since winocm hints that the video wasn’t mean to be released quite yet .
This achievement is of little use to the majority of iOS owners, who likely have upgraded from the almost four-year-old device, but it is step forward that may spur other developers to work further on the jailbreak. It is not know whether this jailbreak can be extended to A5 devices or A6 devices like the iPhone 5/5S, but the following Twitter response by iH8Sn0w is promising.
@winocm does this mean I have to bust out my camera and shoot an untethered 7.1 A5 boot? 😛
— iH8sn0w (@iH8sn0w) March 20, 2014
This isn’t a confirmation that iOS 7.1 will be jailbroken, especially since pod2g said earlier this month that the evad3rs team doesn’t plan to actively work on the iOS 7.1 jailbreak. If free time allows, he may explore an iOS 7. 1 jailbreak, but he likely will conserve his efforts for iOS 8.
Are you waiting for an iOS 7.1 jailbreak? Which device do you use?