The advent of iOS 7.1 beta 4 had earlier patched up a key kernel exploit used in evasi0n7 jailbreak. With the release of iOS 7.1 beta 5, Apple has managed to kill a couple of more key exploits that threaten to destroy the evasi0n7 jailbreak altogether.
According to iOS jailbreak developer and hacker, iH8sn0w, Apple has patched up two key vulnerabilities, 'chown' vulnerability and 'afc sandbox escape' used in evasi0n7, with its new iOS 7.1 beta update.
Check out iH8sn0w's twitter messages that reveal more details of the exploits being patched up in iOS 7.1 beta 5 below:
On the brighter side, evad3rs have not yet confirmed that the evasi0n7 jailbreak will be completely destroyed with iOS 7.1 final release. However, evad3rs are unlikely to release any incremental jailbreak updates to support iOS 7.1 beta 5 or beta 4 on evasi0n7, as they are reportedly holding back remaining exploits until Apple rolls out the final release for iOS 7.1.
iH8sn0w responds to a user query via Twitter, stating that evasi0n7 is already partially patched up, making it unusable with iOS 7.1 in its current state:
Just a couple of days ago, iH8sn0w had publicly announced the discovery of a new iBoot exploit for A5 devices that could change the jailbreak scene for ever. In other words, the iBoot exploit works similar to a powerful bootROM exploit, which can be used in future jailbreaks for even A6 and A7 devices.
Here is what iH8sn0w tweeted while revealing the future of jailbreaking with iBoot exploit:
As iH8sn0w notes, the best part of iBoot exploit is that it is future-proof and can be used to jailbreak all A5/A5X devices for life.
With several key unused exploits still up their sleeves, evad3rs seem to have done their homework thoroughly, and the future of jailbreaking iOS looks brighter than ever.