Recently, on Thursday, Apple released iOS 7.0.4 to the public to correct a number of bugs that were still persistent in iOS 7. Although the firmware displayed that the primary change was a solution for failed FaceTime calls, 7.0.4 introduces a multitude of remedies for small bugs that had previously plagued past iterations of iOS 7. Following the release, we discussed (citing famed hacker ih8sn0w) how jailbreak enthusiasts can update to 7.0.4 knowing they will eventually be able to jailbreak 7.0.4 when the evad3rs release their upcoming utility. Shortly thereafter, MuscleNerd of the evad3rs sent a tweet of his own to followers that conveyed a slightly different message. In today’s article, we’re going to address the situation and help to uncomplicate any iOS 7.0.4 jailbreak misconceptions.
In addition to the information found here, we recommend watching an in-depth iOS 7.0.4 explanation video from YouTuber iCrackUriDevice for an audible version of what’s discussed here – said video is embedded below for your convenience.
Although we previously reviewed MuscleNerd’s tweet, many of our readers have since expressed confusion regarding 7.0.4. Essentially, the hacker indirectly confirmed ih8sn0w’s initial assessment: that 7.0.4 contains no real security changes and won’t impact the upcoming jailbreak in any negative form.
However, MuscleNerd also challenged iDevice owners to avoid updating, but not for the reasons one might assume. MuscleNerd was essentially posing a test for users to put their restraint abilities into action so that when the day comes when Apple does issue an iOS 7 update that corrects the vulnerabilities the evad3rs will exploit in their jailbreak utility, users can be better prepared.
Those at 7.x waiting for JB, maybe treat 7.0.4 as exercise in restraint. Won’t affect JB if you slip up, but test your ability to avoid it!
— MuscleNerd (@MuscleNerd) November 14, 2013
In summary, if you’re interested in 7.0.4 with the improvements it brings to the table, by all means, feel free to update; it won’t affect whether you’ll be able to jailbreak in the future. However, just know that when Apple does eventually patch the evad3rs upcoming jailbreak in a new firmware release, you’ll need to avoid said firmware if you wish to retain your jailbreak.
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