As rumored from quite some time, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has released iOS 7.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. While many of you might hurry to update your iOS device, you should know that you’ll lose your jailbreak if you do so.
Apple patches the Evasi0n7 tool with iOS 7.1
With this update, Apple has patched Evasi0n7 untethered jailbreaking tool, and that’s why you don’t want to update to the new iOS version, or else you’ll be stuck with the update until and unless a new version of the Evasi0n tool is released.
Previously, Apple has pushed several iOS 7.0.x releases where the Cupertino company didn’t patch the OS, but now with iOS 7.1, it has. It’s a customary practice by the company to patch the OS against the jailbreaking tool. As always, the company didn’t want users to jailbreak their iOS devices, but every time smart hackers find an exploit that allows them to jailbreak their devices.
For now, it’s not known whether the Evad3rs team, the creator of the Evasi0n tool, has any tricks up their sleeves, and whether they’re planning to work on iOS 7.1 or not. The team, comprising of the seasoned jailbreak developers like Pod2g and MuscleNerd might think not to work on jailbreaking iOS 7.1, and instead focus their efforts against iOS 8 which might be announced later this year.
The Cydia store has always been thriving with many useful jailbreak tips, tweaks and apps that anyone who has jailbreaked their device loves to install. Such tweaks are not possible to install from Apple’s App Store, and they’re in one way responsible for users to jailbreak their iOS devices.
So if you want to run a jailbreaked device, then you should refrain from updating to iOS 7.1. If you update then you’ll lose the fun of running a jailbreaked device, and will need to wait until a jailbreak arrives for that.
If ever a jailbreak is made available, then as always, we’ll let you know about it. Until then, stay safe and don’t update your device for the sake of jailbreak!