If there’s one thing that we have learned over the last few years, it’s that, rightly or wrongly, the jailbreak community expects a lot. The majority of the complexities involved in researching vulnerabilities, exploiting those bugs and then tying it all nicely together into a jailbreak package capable of mass distribution are abstracted away from the end-user. This is undoubtedly how it should be, but the trade-off is that users become impatient and irritable due to a lack of understanding of the process and how much work is actually involved in effectively producing a jailbreak from scratch once Apple have slammed the security door in our faces.
First and foremost we expect to see a first glimpse of iOS 8 at this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June. We also expect to see a first developer seed going live to registered developers during the course of WWDC week. A public version of iOS 8 will likely ship with the iPhone 6 sometime in September or October. That’s approximately six or seven months in the future, so we of course expect to see an untethered 7.1 solution made available before then – all going well. However, if the first seed of iOS 8 is found to have exploitable vulnerabilities in then the Evad3rs could potentially make the call to hold off on iOS 7 and focus attention on liberating iOS 8 with the hope that any vulnerabilities are not patched as part of the process of going from beta to public.
iOS 7.1 Jailbreak with Evasi0n?
If the Evad3rs team are involved in the research or production of an iOS 7.1 untether, which we expect them to be, then it’s highly likely that we will see an updated version of Evasi0n7 shipping. The distributed tools and software that makes jailbreaking possible on a mass scale has improved exponentially over the years. What used to be a laborious and overly technical process has now been condensed into a single one click solution (where possible).