Soon after the release of iOS 7 GM to developers, Planetbeing of evad3rs jailbreak team, has confirmed in a tweet that the team has started “actively” working on iOS 7 jailbreak for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Evad3rs is the same team who released evasi0n jailbreak for iOS 6.x.x firmware for all iOS devices.
So why has evad3rs started working to check jailbreak exploits only after iOS 7 GM release and not for beta releases? Well, it’s because a lot may change during the beta phase, but the GM release is what the public will be getting on September 18th unless a major bug comes up.
First planetbeing tweeted that the Evad3rs are now on a reconnaissance mission to see what exploits, that they have, still work with iOS 7. The team consists musclenerd, pod2g and pimskeks, and they are checking what exploits that they didn’t use in evasi0n jailbreak are still unpatched.
We are currently in a reconnaissance phase where we are identifying which exploits we have still work.
— planetbeing (@planetbeing) September 10, 2013
Then in another update posted on Twitter, planetbeing states that the team has achieved the execution of userland code using the stuff they already had in reserve. This is what Planetbeing tweeted:
Achieved unsigned userland code execution with some of our stuff in reserve. Now we have a good platform for poking the kernel.
— planetbeing (@planetbeing) September 11, 2013
It’s way too early to comment on when or even if an iOS 7 jailbreak will see the light of the day. However, it’s very encouraging to see the best jailbreak team has started working on the next big thing. planetbeing notes that if the iOS 7 gets jailbroken, the same exploit(s) can be used to jailbreak iOS 6.1.3 or iOS 6.1.4 as well.