Even though we’re just a couple of weeks away from Apple’s probable launch of iOS 8 at WWDC 2014, that doesn’t mean that the Jailbreak community hasn’t been hard at work at doing something about iOS 7.1.1. Ever since the launch of Apple’s current mobile operating system, it wasn’t possible for you to Jailbreak it through conventional and easy means. Today we do see some significant progress in the matter, but not necessarily for everyone.
Today we’ve seen both photos and videos of iOS 7.1.1 being jailbroken on devices like the iPhone 5c and even the iPhone 4. iOS security researcher i0n1c posted a photo on Twitter showing his iPhone 5c jailbroken and running Cydia version 1.1.9 stating:
“That iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak is not based on a long vulnerability chain. It uses a single beautiful kernel bug that goes from mobile to kernel. Some people are serious color blind. My iPhone 5c is YELLOW not white.”
Then Winocm showed us that it truly does work, but this time on an iPhone 4 and stated:
“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)”
Obviously we’ll all have to wait for somebody to compile these methods into a simple app that anybody can use. We also have to wait and see if this can also work on other devices, like Apple’s iPhone 5c, iPad Air, etc. This might not be immediate though, and at times when we’re so close to the next version of iOS, it might be a tad late. Still, if it serves as any consolation, iOS 8 might not be ready for the public until the fall of 2014, so a couple of months on the danger zone aren’t that bad.