iOS 7.1 Jailbreak: iPhone 4S, iPad Mini Could Receive Jailbreak Thanks To iBoot Exploit, Find Out When! [UPDATE]
The iOS 7.1 jailbreak download is highly sought after ever since Apple released their latest update. Even though the iPhone 4S and iPad Mini have been left out of the latest jailbreaking fun, it may not be for long. A while back we learned that the A5 processor, Apple's chip used in the iPhone 4S and iPad, would be jailbreak - able for life. Knowing that, we can only hope iOS hackers are working to bring an iOS 7.1 jailbreak to the masses for devices using that processor. Whether untethered or tethered is something that's still up in the air, but a little jailbreak is better than none at all.
The iPhone 4 is more often than not the first to receive a new jailbreak. With the phone running the A4 chip, Apple's first all glass smartphone is able to be jailbroken even when running iOS 7.1. With news of the iBoot exploit, the same is now true for A5 devices -- including the iPhone 4s and the iPad Mini. In response to a video from Winocm, iOS hacker iH8sn0w hinted at a possible iOS 7.1 untethered jailbreak for A5 devices. Please say it's so.
@winocm does this mean I have to bust out my camera and shoot an untethered 7.1 A5 boot? :P
— iH8sn0w (@iH8sn0w) March 20, 2014
But what about the video from Winocm? While we know where we can get a tethered jailbreak for iOS 7.1, the hacker's video shows something a bit different. In IMG 0087, we see Winocm's iOS 7.1 untethered jailbreak running on an iPhone 4. The fourth iPhone has always been relatively easier to jailbreak than other Apple devices, but this certainly opens up doors. . As for the progress regarding an iOS 7.1 untethered jailbreak for the A5 chip, a release date is still up in the air. iH8sn0w has hinted at working on releasing a video showing off an untethered solution, but that's it. We have heard of iH8sn0w holding back an iOS downgrade tool for the A5 so as to not "burn" the iBoot exploit, so there's that. Downgrades aside, we can only hope iH8sn0w will release an A5 iOS 7.1 untethered jailbreak when he feels the time is right. We impatiently await that day.
@zannbleamford iBoot exploits are too rare nowadays. Not worth burning it for a silly downgrade. — iH8sn0w (@iH8sn0w) March 24, 2014
Update: It seems as if iH8sn0w is officially running an iOS 7.1 jailbreak on his iPhone 4s device. It's unlikely the iOS hacker will release the jailbreak tool to folks if he hasn't already, but we can always stay hopeful. Bring us a jailbreak for iOS 7.1 iH8sn0w! You're our only hope!
@NGeary14 well my 4S is jailbroken on 7.1 atm.
— iH8sn0w (@iH8sn0w) March 26, 2014
Are you looking forward to a possible upcoming iOS 7.1 jailbreak in the future? What apps and tweaks are you looking forward to installing? Let us know in the comments!
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