Apple has just rolled out the sixth incremental update for iOS 7 (iOS 7.0.6) with build number 11B651, which brings SSL security fix for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
The iOS 7.0.6 update is now available for download via Over-The-Air (OTA) update, which offers security fix for SSL connection verification. The update file reportedly sizes up to 35.5MB on an iPhone 5s and can be accessed via Settings > General > Software Update, if the regular OTA update fails to download or install.
In related news, renowned iOS hacker and jailbreak developer, MuscleNerd, has advised jailbreakers to hold back the new iOS 7.0.6 update until further notice from the evad3rs, as it is not yet known if it is safe to install or if it will kill existing jailbreaks.
However, the veteran hacker has promised to release a new evasi0n7 jailbreak for iOS 7.0.6 as the security fix appears to be critical.
Here is what MuscleNerd said in his recent Twitter update:
"Same advice as last time! Stay away from 7.0.6 if jailbroken, and we'll update evasi0n7 if possible (this sounds like an important fix!)."
Here is a brief description about the iOS 7.0.6 security fix, according to support changelog:
Available for: iPhone 4 and later, iPod touch (5th generation), iPad 2 and later
Impact: An attacker with a privileged network position may capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS
Description: Secure Transport failed to validate the authenticity of the connection. This issue was addressed by restoring missing validation steps.
Non-jailbreakers and curious iOS 7 users may download the same manually, from the following download links:
- iPad Air (5th generation Wi-Fi + Cellular)
- iPad Air (5th generation WiFi)
- iPad (4th generation CDMA)
- iPad (4th generation GSM)
- iPad (4th generation WiFi)
- iPad mini (CDMA)
- iPad mini (GSM)
- iPad mini (WiFi)
- iPad mini 2 (WiFi + Cellular)
- iPad mini 2 (WiFi)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi (3rd generation)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for ATT)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for Verizon)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (GSM)
- iPhone 5c (CDMA)
- iPhone 5c (GSM)
- iPhone 5s (CDMA)
- iPhone 5s (GSM)
- iPhone 4s
- iPhone 4 (GSM Rev A)
- iPhone 4 (GSM)
- iPhone 4 (CDMA)
- iPod touch (5th generation)
Interested users can install iOS 7.0.6 manually using the step-by-step guide (below) if the OTA update fails (courtesy of iPhone Hacks):
How to Install iOS 7.0.6 Update on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch via iTunes Update
- Download and install the latest version of iTunes v 11.1.4.
- Connect your iOS device to computer via USB cable.
- Launch iTunes and wait until it recognises your device.
- Select your device in iTunes and then click "Check for Update" button in Summary section.
- If an update is available, iTunes throws a prompt to install the new update. Now, wait until the update has finished installing, before you reboot the device.
How to Install iOS 7.0.6 Update on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch Manually (Using Firmware File) via iTunes
- Download the correct iOS firmware file for your device from the links provided above.
- Connect your iOS device to computer via USB cable. Wait until iTunes launches and detects the device on computer.
- Tap the device button to the left of iTunes Store button at the top right corner in iTunes.
- Press and hold the option key (Mac) or Shift key (windows) and then click "Check for Update" button in Summary pane. Navigate to the .ipsw file you downloaded earlier and choose it.
- Wait until the update has finished installing, before disconnecting the device from computer.
- Restore your important data (if any) from previous backup and sync it with iTunes.