Back in early February, the iOS homebrew community got what it had been waiting for since the iPhone 5 launched, with the evasi0n untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 devices. While that was great to see arrive, Apple eventually closed the holes the jailbreak needed to operate, effectively killing it off for users moving forward to more recent iOS builds. Now that the new iPhone models and iOS 7 are here, interest in a working jailbreak is once again heavy. While there’s no clear sign just yet as to when something might be ready, some comments from an evad3rs team member sure gives us hope that they’re onto something.
David Wang (planetbeing) posted to his Twitter account this afternoon that all the needed pieces may finally have been discovered for a new jailbreak. If you’ll remember from his description of how evasi0n worked, a functioning jailbreak is like a chain of individual exploits, and only by hitting them all – and in the right order – do we find success.
This makes it sound like the evad3rs have identified all the key pieces they expect to need to craft a new jailbreak, but have yet to string them all together and either get things working or ultimately discover what else might still be needed.
We know, there’s still a lot of work to go and it might be premature to get too excited now, but this is a heck of a lot better news than hearing about some roadblock or dead end.