In-depth Holiday Jailbreak 7.0.4 UnTethered Guide, Boot Loop, iPad 2 And MoreToday, we not only wanted to wish all of our readers a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, but we also wanted to put together this comprehensive Christmas jailbreak 7.0.4 guide for those of you who received new iDevices today. First and foremost, if you have yet to hear the exciting news, on Sunday, December 22nd, the evad3rs released their Evasi0n7 UnTethered jailbreak utility for iOS 7. In addition to jailbreaking 7.0.4, evasi0n 7 also functions on previous iterations of iOS 7, including 7.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2 and 7.0.3. Moreover, all iOS 7-based devices are jailbreakable via evasion 7 – now’s the time to jailbreak 7.0.4!
Evasi0n7 and the iOS 7 UnTethered Jailbreak
As mentioned above, evasion7 can jailbreak 7.0.4 (Apple’s latest public firmware) on the following iOS 7 devices:
iPod Touch 5th generation
iPad Mini 2 (Retina display models)
iPad 4 (4th gen versions, powered by A6X CPUs)
Although evasi0n7 is indeed capable of jailbreaking all iterations of iOS 7, there will come a day in the very near future when Apple releases a software update to patch the evad3rs’ work and, in turn, render evasi0n 7 useless. For the time being however, feel free to jailbreak to your heart’s content, but take into account the iPad 2 and OTA update segments listed below.
Additionally, we highly recommend following the above video tutorial from jailbreak YouTuber iCrackUriDevice to easily and quickly Jailbreak your device on iOS 7.0.4.
Link to Jailbreak 7.0.4: Click here to be immediately redirected to our in-depth iOS 7.0.4 Evasi0n7 UnTethered Jailbreak tutorial.
Evasi0n 7 and iPad 2 iOS 7.0.4 Jailbreak Complications
Unfortunately, there are a few minor compatibility issues with evasion7 and Apple’s iPad 2, causing some devices to enter an infinite boot loop. While the issue may be corrected for some users by following our OTA update fix, which is detailed below, others need simply wait until the evad3rs release the next version of evasi0n (most likely in the form of evasi0n 7 1.0.2).
While we don’t have an exact timeframe for the release of evasi0n 1.0.2, famed hacker pod2g of the evad3rs informed followers on Twitter that the team will be working over the next few days to correct the issue. However, it’s unlikely that a solution will go live today, seeing as it’s Christmas and the evad3rs are spending time with family and friends. We’ll be sure to notify readers when the new utility goes live.
The UnTethered 7.0.4 Jailbreak, OTA Updates and Other Issues
Most problems, such as iPad 2 complications, boot and recover loops on other devices and oddities once jailbroken, including an annoying and persistent iMessage Not Delivered error and the Mail app not functioning, can be corrected by simply performing the following steps. Furthermore, if you’ve updated to your device’s current firmware via Apple’s OTA (over-the-air) update method, you’ll need to follow this simple tutorial.
Step 1: Initiate a backup of your device in iTunes if possible; if you are already in a boot and/or recovery loop, you’ll need to skip to the next step and hope you have a recent backup of your device’s data.
Step 2: Enter DFU mode by connecting your device to a computer via a USB cable, holding down both the home and power buttons for a total of ten seconds, releasing the power button and continuing to hold the home button for an additional ten seconds.
Note: DFU mode is simply a black screen.
Step 3: If the evasi0n7 program is open on your computer, close out of it now and open iTunes. Inside iTunes, under the device portion, you’ll need to restore your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to iOS 7.0.4. Simply click the Restore button and iTunes will automatically download the firmware if needed.
Step 4: Once your iDevice is back, simply set it up, but don’t restore from your backup inside iTunes. At this point, follow our jailbreak iOS 7.0.4 tutorial and return to complete the fifth and final step once jailbroken.
Step 5: Restore from your most recent iTunes backup; if you’re performing the restore due to an OTA update, your most recent backup should have been created in the first step.
Don’t Like iOS 7? Jailbreak 6.1.3 – 6.1.5 UnTethered
For those of you who aren’t keen on the idea of updating to iOS 7, a solution is in the works. If you own an older device though, luckily, you can follow our detail tutorial now to take advantage of iH8sn0w’s p0sixspwn UnTethered package for the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and the iPod touch 4G.
If you own an iDevice powered by an A5+ CPU, you’ll be able to jailbreak 6.1.3 (and even 6.1.4 in the case of the iPhone 4S) hopefully by the end of the day, as iH8sn0w plans on releasing his utility this Christmas.
Cydia Updated to 1.1.9 for iOS 7 Compatibility
Saurik updated Cydia to version 1.1.9 yesterday for better support with iOS 7. Once you jailbreak your device, simply navigate to the Changes section inside Cydia and install all updates to receive the latest version of Cydia for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Lack of iOS 7.0.4 Jailbreak Tweaks, Modifications and Packages
Unfortunately, because of the fact that the evad3rs were forced to rush their release due to extenuating circumstances, the majority of popular tweaks aren’t compatible with iOS 7. Over the next days and weeks, Cydia developers will update their packages to include support for devices jailbroken on Apple’s latest firmware.
Moreover, Saurik is reportedly working around the clock to update MobileSubstrate (the key to enabling and running tweaks on an iOS device) to support Apple’s new 64-bit A7 processors. Soon, a Mobile Substrate update will be available to enable support for the iPhone 5S, iPad Air and the iPad mini 2 (models with Retina displays).
Free Paid iOS 7 App Store Apps and More
For those of you who wish to obtain paid apps on Apple’s App Store free of charge, while also doing so legally and supporting developers, we highly recommend using the service detailed in our recent article on the topic.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
Finally, on behalf of the staff at Jailbreak iOS 7 Evasion, we want want to wish all of our readers the very best this holiday season. We wish you a Merry Christmas and are humbled and grateful for your continued support over the past two years. We’re honored to have been your source for various jailbreak updates and tutorials and hope to have your continued readership as we progress through the ever-changing domain that is jailbreaking.
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December 26, 2013
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