The Evad3rs have just released their first update for Evasi0n7, the iOS 7 jailbreak tool for Windows and Mac. The new jailbreak update touted as the 1.0.1 release removes the controversial TaiG app package from the evasi0n installer. It is also expected to fix a few bugs and issues found in the previous evasi0n7 v1.0 release.
Earlier, the jailbreak community had expressed concern over piracy and privacy issues with TaiG App Store, as the new evasi0n jailbreak released with a bundled TaiG package. Though the default installation of TaiG package had been disabled with evasi0n installer, one could optionally install the pirated Cydia software and cracked apps via TaiG by selecting Chinese as the primary language in settings.
As iDownloadBlog reports, Geohot had earlier confirmed that the jailbreak was safe for use and contained nothing malicious. Nevertheless, it seems Pod2g and his team of evad3rs have chosen a safer path to counter the piracy threat with TaiG App Store.
Here is what Pod2g tweeted on the eve of Christmas:
"We have heard the community. Evasi0n 1.0.1 is available on http://evasi0n.con. TaiG has been removed from the package. Merry Christmas!"
Pod2g further states that more updates for evasi0n7 jailbreak will be coming soon, especially the compatibility issue with the iPad 2.
Those who have already jailbroken their device successfully on iOS 7 can skip installing this jailbreak update. However, those who are facing boot loop issues and other bugs with the evasi0n7 version 1.0 may try the latest version to check if it fixes the problem.
Here is the step-by-step guide to install evasi0n7 1.0.1 untethered jailbreak for iOS 7 on iPhone, iPad, iPad mini and iPod Touch.
How to Jailbreak iOS 7 Untethered on iPhone, iPad, iPad mini and iPod Touch with evasi0n7 1.0.1 [Windows and Mac]
Step 2:Extract the downloaded files to your desktop and open the evasi0n folder.
For Windows users: Right click on evasi0n.exe file and choose Run as administrator. Enable User Access Control by choosing Yes on pop-up screen.
For Mac users: Double-click the evasi0n7 app to run it.
Step 3:Disable the device passcode if it exists. To disable your passcode lock, go to Settings > General > Passcode Lock > and choose Turn Passcode Off.
Step 4:Connect your iDevice to computer and wait until evasi0n detects it.
Step 5:A message should appear on the tool saying that it has detected your device, and the Jailbreak button should become active or clickable.
Step 6:Click the jailbreak buttonto begin the process, and then wait until the process completes.
Step 7:Finally, you will be prompted to tap the evasi0n7 (v1.0.1) icon on your device's Home screen, which will complete the process.
Step 8:Once the jailbreak process is done, you will be redirected to device Lock screen. Now just Slide to unlock your device and the Cydia icon should appear on your Home screen's second page.
NOTE: The entire procedure should finish in five minutes and the device will reboot a few times during the process. If the device gets stuck at some point, just restart the program or reboot the device (hold Power and Home), and repeat the tutorial from scratch.
For further assistance, check out the video tutorial below: