Whenever a new version of iOS is released, one of the first questions a lot of iOS users ask is – when will an untethered jailbreak come out for it? And that’s no different with the announcement of iOS 7 – many of us are left wondering, when will a jailbreak for iOS 7 be out?
The short answer is, no one knows for sure, but one is still expected to come out. Famous iOS hacker and jailbreak developer p0isxninja has stated that he is working on hacking iOS 7 and developing a jailbreak for Apple’s newest version of iOS, but is focusing solely on an untethered jailbreak.
Other iOS hackers such as those who helped developed the evasi0n jailbreak may not partake in working on an iOS 7 jailbreak, as they have publicly stated they strongly dislike the new design of iOS 7. Pod2g even went as far to say that he is so frustrated with iOS 7, that he is almost ready to switch to an Android device, stating that it seems like Apple’s new design is catered towards children.
If the developers behind evasi0n decide not to focus their efforts on working towards an iOS 7 jailbreak, it could take significantly longer than anticipated for an untethered iOS 7 jailbreak to be released to the public. Their assistance will be even more vital, now that other former iOS hackers such as Comex have joined Apple’s security team.
If we are lucky, a jailbreak for iOS 7 could be out before the final version is released to the public, and with hackers already finding vulnerabilities in the OS, this is very much a possibility. However, it took many months after the release of the iPad 2 for a jailbreak to be released for it, and this is possible as well. Unless you are developing the jailbreak yourself, there is no way for us to know the status of an iOS 7 jailbreak.
The best thing you can do right now is to check back here on iOS Universe often, where all the latest news on the status of an iOS 7 jailbreak will be posted. You can also follow the developers on Twitter, who will tweet out status updates when they feel like it. Sign up for our email newsletter below, and when a jailbreak for iOS 7 is out, you’ll be the first to know!
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