There is some good news for the jailbreak community: Apple's latest iOS 7.1.1 has been jailbroken.
Although at present there is no tool to jailbreak iOS 7.1 or, iOS 7.1.1 as Apple has patched several vulnerabilities in iOS 7.1, earlier this month pod2g from the evad3rs announced that he was working on a jailbreak for iOS 7.1.
Now, renowned hack, Stefan Esser, commonly known as i0n1c and p0sixspwn developer, winocm, has confirmed the iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak status on Twitter.
i0n1c has shared a photo, suggesting an iPhone 5c running iOS 7.1.1 has been jailbroken and running Cydia.
Besides, winocm has posted a five-minute video demonstrating the untethered jailbreak on an iPhone 4 running iOS 7.1.1. Below is the statement by winocm about the jailbreak.
Oh yeah, this is iOS 7.1.1 untethered if you didn't notice earlier. (iPhone 4 GSM though, don't want to mess with any other devices that I have. Would work elsewhere... if you put in the effort. ジ)
In March, winocm released a video on iOS 7.1 untethered boot, showing an iPhone 4 running iOS 7.1 has been jailbroken untethered. Therefore, the latest video might be an extension of the previous version, reports iPhone Hacks.
i0n1c further notes that this iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak is not based on a long vulnerability chain and it uses a single kernel bug that goes from mobile to kernel. This suggests that he might be referring to the long chain of bugs evasi0n relied on to complete the entire jailbreak process.
There is no information as to when the hackers will make a public release of the iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak. On several occasions i0n1c has expressed his dislike for the jailbreak community whereas winocm has plans to join Apple soon.