To everyone’s surprise, the hacker group yesterday released Sunday Evad3rs Untethered Jailbreak iOS 7 without any prior notice. In its announcement claimed it was an “early Christmas gift”, but as the hours went by we realized there was something else they had not said. First and most strange is to publicize the Jailbreak so soon, but soon further allegations surfaced that a suspect installer was appearing in Chinese iPhone users after applying the jailbreak. The controversy is served and the whole affair has led to accusations between the hackers of the jailbreak scene involving alleged payments millionaires, theft exploits and worst of all: piracy of applications. What would be good news quickly became a source of problems and alleged lies, leaving many users wondering the same thing: is it safe to install iOS Jailbreak 7? We explain the situation and try to resolve all doubts.
Why have you posted as soon Jailbreak and what are the consequences?
This is the first question everyone asked when users arrival yesterday afternoon Jailbreak was announced and finally there is a credible argument that the Christmas gift response. When launching the Saurik announced himself, the creator of Cydia, said on Twitter that he was not even consulted with him. The result is that Evasi0n7 contains an unofficial version of Cydia that has not been properly tested and therefore many applications do not work in this version. Users who have installed the Jailbreak found that most of their favorite tools do not start and sometimes block the device.
The Evad3rs have precipitated, but what has led to this? The motive was simple: money. Taking a look at the explanation given on their website yesterday and tweets from other hackers in the scene, the team formed by Pod2g, MuscleNerd, and Pimskeks Planetbeing was not the only one working on the Jailbreak. This shot would have been so hasty result of competition with another group of hackers led by Geohot, the creator of the Jailbreak. The first team has completed the jailbreak and running would take a large sum of money (talking about a million dollars), logically Evad3rs did not want to miss nor derails months of work.
Hurry did not result in anything good, the Untethered Jailbreak works and as soon as you update Cydia problems will be over. Despite the fact of having published now for iOS version 7.0.4, when Apple is already testing iOS 7.1 will make the company the block soon. One would have to wait for iOS 7.1 to launch, and have had some benefit, but now Apple released iOS 7.1 in the coming weeks and will close all exploits. They have uncovered letters before time and be affected users to install iOS 7.1 Jailbreak and lose.
Chinese pirate store applications
Taig is a Chinese company that plays a crucial role in this whole affair, and not good. As the Evad3rs themselves have confirmed they reached an agreement with the company (which is who would have paid them the famous million dollars) to include a Chinese version of Cydia. According to hackers, it is a kind of translation of Cydia that allows users to more easily find applications as Cydia is entirely in English. However Taig has many repositories that host pirated applications, ie payment of securities official App Store for free, as was the case with Installous. The Evad3rs ensure that reached an agreement to eliminate all traces of piracy, but (surprise) when yesterday came to light this move, Taig was full of pirated apps, angering fans and other hackers.
Keep in mind that this installer only appears after applying the jailbreak on an iPhone or iPad that has enabled the Chinese as the main language, the other devices are not affected. Yet engagement piracy is a kind of code among hackers Jailbreak scene and there are serious doubts that the Evad3rs not know about all this. After the controversy, Pod2g has announced that they have disabled the installation of Taig until everything is clarified and ensure that they have removed all the pirate applications. It also states that there is no risk to users and does not collect personal information Taig or threatens whatsoever.
Is it safe to apply the jailbreak?
Currently there have been no indications that Evasi0n7 install malicious code on the iPhone and iPad, so that in principle the Jailbreak is safe. However it’s a little early to really know the extent of all this controversy and is completely natural to want to wait for it to clear. It is highly unlikely that hackers have consented to some kind of attack against users, but if you have ‘cast’ pirate applications mean that this Chinese company is not legit. As already mentioned, the Evad3rs been disabled Taig installation until all is well clarified there should be nothing suspicious Evasi0n7. Moreover, this whole saga has caused experts worldwide delve into Evasi0n7 code, so we can be sure that if anything suspicious come to light.
Furthermore, the fact to have precipitated the launching operation has caused not precisely Cydia fluid. Many applications still do not work or make it unstable, if you apply the jailbreak not enjoy all its benefits. Cydia update is expected in the coming days and developers start to update their applications, but could still take. If you do not mind having a ‘half Jailbreak’ (at least temporarily), you can install it with the help of our tutorial, but if you want you can also wait until everything is resolved and has been thoroughly tested.
Another important fact is the pressure from Apple, which could launch iOS 7.1 in the coming weeks. It is virtually certain that this version will not be vulnerable to Jailbreak and hence only devices to iOS 7.0.4 can have it. One option would be to apply it and to be sure to get it, but if you decide that you’d expect only avoid updating when available. From now on it is very important not to upgrade to any new version to launch Apple. The Cupertino already know the exploits that were used to create the jailbreak and everything indicates that already have begun work on block so you do not have to install iOS 7.1. Although iOS Jailbreak 7 having been marred by much controversy if it exists and we must try to keep it as long as possible. Also in the coming days should update it and everything will work properly.
When asked whether or not to install the jailbreak, each user must evaluate if you prefer and install it, knowing that there are applications that do not work well, or you can wait a few days to have it updated. In either case we should expect to launch an update, patience is the key.