The advent of iOS 7.0.6 release for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch has raised some serious concern with the jailbreak community, as it includes critical SSL security bug-fix for the said devices that could compromise existing evasi0n7 exploits.
MuscleNerd, a key member of the evad3rs Dream Team, had earlier cautioned jailbreakers against installing the new iOS 7.0.6 update.
However, Winocm who is another renowned hacker in the jailbreak scene, has confirmed that the bug-fix update does not patch evasi0n7 jailbreak or cause any harm to devices which are already jailbroken. In other words, it is still possible to use the existing evasi0n7 exploits for future jailbreaking on iOS 7.
The Evad3rs are yet to release an official update for the evasi0n7 jailbreak with support for iOS 7.0.6. Nevertheless, discerning iOS jailbreak developers have unleashed a modified (unofficial) evasi0n7 (v1.0.5) tool by using a Hex editing software to enable iOS 7.0.6 compatibility.
As Redmond Pie reports, this is a simple jailbreaking process which works on both Windows and Mac, besides supporting all iOS devices running iOS 7.0.6. The process involves modifying the existing version of evasi0n7 (v1.0.5) via Hex editing software to bring support for iOS 7.0.6.
How to Jailbreak iOS 7.0.6 Untethered on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Step 1: Download iOS 7.0.6 for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, and install it via OTA or restore it via iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC.
Step 4: Launch the Hex editing software, choose Evasi0n7 file and then open Evasi0n7 > Contents > MacOS > Evasi0n7.
Step 5: Now hit CMD+F on your Mac keyboard to open the Find dialog window. If running Windows, press CTRL+F to bring up the Find window.
Step 6: Carefully search for the build number 11B511 and replace it with 11B651 (ensure the radio button for ASCII matching is selected). Leave all other options unchecked. NOTE: As the search results are case-sensitive, do use only capital alphabets for search and replace operation.
Step 7: Now return to File menu on top and choose Save. Then close the Hex editor window.
This minor trick should make evasi0n7 recognise the newly installed iOS 7.0.6 firmware (with build number 11B651). It is now safe to jailbreak iOS 7.0.6 using evasi0n7 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
For further assistance, check out the video tutorial below (courtesy of iDownloadBlog):
[Source: Redmond Pie]