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The Evad3rs have just released the highly anticipated evasi0n7 jailbreak fix for all devices running iOS 7.0 build 11A466. Apple has reportedly shipped several iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c units with this build that is apparently incompatible with the evasi0n7 jailbreak.
As iPhone Hacks reports, several iPhone 5s and 5c users have reportedly complained about receiving an error message: "this iOS version is not supported", when trying to jailbreak iOS 7 using evasi0n7 on their devices.
The affected iPhone users no longer have to use complex tools such as Hex-editing software to bypass the incompatibility issue between evasi0n7 and the iOS 7 build installed on their devices. It is now possible to jailbreak affected devices with a single click of the jailbreak button, thanks to the release of evasi0n7 1.0.8 jailbreak update.
Those who wish to verify the build number of iOS 7 installed on their device should navigate to Settings > General and Select About. Then scroll down the screen to see the version number.
Evasi0n7 1.0.8 Device Compatibility
Evasi0n7 1.0.8 supports untethered jailbreak on all devices running iOS 7 through iOS 7.0.6 (including iOS 7 build 11A466). In other words, the latest evasi0n7 update is compatible with the following devices:
- iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4
- iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2
- Retina iPad mini, iPad mini
- iPod touch 5G
There is still no word on the public release of iOS 7.1 jailbreak from evad3rs. However, winocm and iH8sn0w have given us some hope with their successful attempt at jailbreaking iOS 7.1 untethered on iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s respectively.
Meanwhile, interested users who wish to jailbreak their device on iOS 7.1 may follow our step-by-step guide given below.
Evasi0n7 1.0.8 Download Links
Interested iOS 7 jailbreakers can download the latest version of evasi0n7 tool from the following links.
- Ensure that your iOS device is running iOS 7 through iOS 7.0.6 by navigating to Settings > General > About > Version. If you are running any other version, then check this link to download and install the latest iOS 7.0.6 update.
- Verify that your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch is listed under device compatibility section (above) before you proceed. Do not attempt installing this jailbreak on incompatible devices, as it may hard brick or permanently damage your device.
- Update iTunes to the latest version (download here)
- Back up important data and settings on your iDevice via iTunes Backup and Restore feature.
- Jailbreaking your iOS device may void its hardware warranty. So, proceed with caution and at your own risk.
How to Jailbreak iOS 7.0 - 7.0.6 Untethered via Evasi0n7 1.0.8 on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Step 1: Download evasi0n7 1.0.8 for Windows and Mac (use the download links above) and save it to a folder named "evasi0n" on the desktop.
Step 2: Double-click the downloaded evasi0n7 application file and extract it to the evasi0n folder. Once again double-click it to launch evasi0n7.
Windows users: Launch the evasi0n7 app as an Administrator. Right-click on evasi0n.exe and choose "Run as Administrator" from the context menu.
Step 3: Now you will get a prompt to connect your iOS device.
Step 4: At this moment, disable the passcode on your iOS device by navigating to Settings > General > Passcode Lock On > Turn Passcode Off.
Step 5: Once the passcode is disabled, connect your device to computer. Now evasi0n should recognise the iOS firmware installed on the device by displaying it on screen. It is now safe to click Jailbreak button.
Step 6: Now the jailbreak update will begin and the progress bar indicates various stages involved in the process, which are listed below:
- Retrieving remote package
- Uploading jailbreak data
- Injecting evasion app (1/2)
- Injecting evasion app (2/2)
- Configuring system (1/2)
- Configuring system (2/2)
- Rebooting device
NOTE: Do not use iTunes or Xcode at this point of time and leave the computer alone until the jailbreak process completes.
Step 7: The device should reboot automatically and then a message pops up asking you to unlock the device. Do not close the evasi0n app which is still running in the background.
Step 8: Unlock the device with a swipe and then tap on the evasi0n7 app (use evasi0n7 icon on the home screen) to launch it.
Step 9: When the evasi0n app is launched, the screen will go white and reboot again.
Step 10: Wait until the rest of the evasi0n jailbreak process completes, then the device should reboot again. Then a large evasi0n logo with a bunch of status messages should appear on screen as follows:
- Reading kernel
- Calculating offsets
- Setting up packages
- Setting up Cydia
- Continuing with boot
Step 11: Now the device will boot for the final time and this confirms a successful jailbreak. The Cydia icon should now appear on your device's home screen (it may be found on any home page and not necessarily the first page).
- If the jailbreak process is stuck at any point, it is safe to restart the process or hard reset your device (hold Home and Power buttons until the device shuts down).
- If you are facing any errors during jailbreak, try a full restore via iTunes and then re-jailbreak using evasi0n7 1.0.8 to resolve the issue.
For further assistance, check out the video tutorial below:
[Source: iPhone Hacks]