iOS 7 jailbroken well before it's necessary

iOS 7 jailbroken well before it's necessary
Look, we love jailbreaking and rooting as much as anyone; and, we know that when a new product comes out, the mod community is going to go after it and see if it can't be broken. It's all part of the game. The trouble is that another big part of the game is that Apple will continuously close any holes that allow for jailbreaking its products. So, the fact that iOS 7 has already been jailbroken isn't necessarily the best news, luckily the jailbreaker seems to know that.

iOS 7 jailbroken well before it's necessary
The thing is that while it's good news for the few adventurous souls who have loaded up their devices with the iOS 7 beta who want to get some jailbreak apps, surfacing holes in iOS 7 this early on just means that jailbreaking could be even more difficult by the time we hit the full release. If the rumors are true, Apple is planning a new iOS 7 beta every two weeks, so holes could be patched very quickly, and we'll just go back and forth. On the other hand, if the exploits aren't exposed until iOS 7 is in full release, and there are more people who need/want the jailbreak, Apple's patch release cycle gets much slower. 

Luckily, Ryan Petrich seems to understand that, so as yet, he has just posted pictures proving that iOS 7 can be jailbroken, but has not yet detailed the exploits used, or even released a jailbreaking tool yet. We'll have to wait and see how this unfolds, because if Petrich releases too soon, we could see some crazy back-and-forth between Apple and the mod community with iOS 7. 

source: @rpetrich via BGR

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25 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

And where I was thinking that iOS would be near impossible to jailbreak. 3 of my family members just got iPhone 5s and all are running iOS 7 beta. I'll spread the good news to them. :)

2. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Near impossible? Every 8 out of 10 iPhone users i know jailbroke their iPhone in order to install cracked apps and avoiding paying for stuff. They dont mind voided warranty. If you cant do it yourself, any phone shops with such services will gladly do it for you with a small fee. Cheapskate Malaysian mentality.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Jailbreaking iOS 7...

4. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

It will happen sooner or later. If the user base is big, people will attempt it. Even windows phone will also be the same one day - widespread jailbreaking.

8. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Wp has class AA security or either devs don't give a toss to that descending platform. Wait it has no apps and games so why would there be jailbreak for that. How funny lmao ®

5. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

PS... How did your family members get the new iPhone 5s already when it isnt even out yet?

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

He means 3 of his family members just got iPhone 5s, not iPhone 5S.

9. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Oh... Thanks!

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

^ This.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30494; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hmmmmm... Maybe smurf forgot the apostrophe, lets hope so, If not I'm going to get in line tonight.

7. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Why give Apple so much money of your head earned money. With limited functions which Apple gave there consumers saving them lots of patent fees to pay others they have pocketed the self. Apple made billions in repairs last year on crack screens. Yea the reason I own a ip5 is cause of free apps. I would never pay for apps to support apple. You must love the company who gives so less and takes lots instead. While Google Android gives for very less. And the same apps are free while apple charge you a dollar. Pathetic ®

12. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

You should stop concerning yourself with how others choose to spend their money. Why is it so hard for you to be able to understand that people can actually have different preferences? ®

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30494; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said quakan. Why is it so hard for Troll, and others to just let people buy and enjoy what they want? I like iOS and I like android, therefore I own and ip5, and a note 2. This year I'll buy the ip5S, and note 3, and Craigslist the other two. Is that a crime, I ask?

22. thelegend6657 unregistered

Salute !

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30494; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude how many other companies phones had cracked screens last year. You make it sound as if only iPhones had them, and I'm not sticking up for apple. Mine has a cracked screen, after dropping about 15ft. Why do you not talk about the cracked screen on Nokia, Samsung, Moto, BB, HTC, and every other company. C'mon troll...really?

20. illusionmist

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

Jailbreak doesn't void your warranty.

23. Igneel unregistered

It does. Unless you restored phone to factory settings before handing it to Apple or the customer service..

21. thelegend6657 unregistered

For me jailbreaking is very simple and easy and those Stores that jailbreak for you are charging RM50 for something that can be done for 5 minutes Personally i root and use customs roms on both of my android phones. but i like to keep my iPod touch/iPad a virgin , tried jailbreaking but i feel that performance is better off stock . I use Cyanogenmod(10.1) for my Galaxy s2 and MIUI for my Galaxy S1 tried iOS 7 beta still not as fluid , stable as iOS6

24. Igneel unregistered

I agree about the prices. Just because the customers know nothing about jailbreaking, they can just charge them how ever they want. A friend of mine rooted his phone and paid RM30.. And I used to these kind of services in my campus for only RM2 :P

25. thelegend6657 unregistered

Where you study ? For me TARC

10. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

iOS 7 is still in the beginning stage and is extremely unstable, but I am hyped for the final version. Can't wait for jailbreak developers to unleash their creativity, my iPad is getting boring and needs a change.

13. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 473; Member since: May 26, 2011

They can keep patching the holes all they want, but the Apple community will continue to find new ways to exploit future releases. It's no different that what the Android community does.

14. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

They shouldn't have leaked that they jail broke it. That just gives apple the time to patch it. Need I remind people of the iOS 6.1.3 jail break "lock"? or that it took Envision a long time to find a jail break method? Leaking this is will just make it even harder in the future. ;/

15. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

He didn't release how he did it though. So apple doesn't know where the hole is, or what to patch. He just wanted some fame to show he found a way. Now, if he releases it, that would be a dumb move.

26. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

It will make apple more vigilant on the bug front though. Now there likely going to shut down any bug they find, in hopes of breaking the jail break.

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