Apple pushed iOS 7.0.5 for select iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C models to fix networking provisioning in China. i0nic, a security researcher, confirms that the exploits used in evasi0n7 to jailbreak iOS 7 through 7.0.4 still present in iOS 7.0.5 firmware. It’s a great news for the jailbreak community, especially those who accidently updated to the recent update.
With i0nic’s tweet, it’s now confirmed that evasi0n7 can still jailbreak iOS 7.0.5 but requires some modifications. It means that Apple has not pacthed evasi0n7 with this update, which is not surprising at all as it’s just a minor update. However, Apple will very likely make sure to patch the exploits with the release of upcoming iOS 7.1 in an effort to prevent the practice of jailbreaking.
There are multiple unofficial evasi0n7 versions available that comes with required modifications to jailbreak iOS 7.0.5, however, if you’ve not yet updated your iPhone 5S/5C to iOS 7.0.5, make sure to avoid it until an official evasi0n7 update is pushed by the team Evad3rs. Please note that updating to a latest firmware is a one-way trip now, as downgrading has become more difficult than ever before.
i0nic posted a screenshot of Cydia running on iOS 7.0.5 confirming that evasi0n7 really works on this new update. In a note, he also talks about how he got things up and running on iOS 7.0.5:
To make evasi0n work with iOS 7.0.5 one way is to patch 11B511 into 11B601 in the binary. Ehmm btw… the patch are not hex bytes but simple ASCII iOS build numbers that need to be fixed.
While there are numerous unofficial evasi0n7 version released with the above mentioned modification and they do work without any issue, we still advise you to avoid them and wait for evad3rs to push an official update.
Evasi0n7 jailbreak guides (setp-by-step) can be found here:
Jailbreak iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, 4 iOS 7.0.4 with Evasi0n7
Jailbreak iPad mini 2, iPad mini iOS 7.0.4 with evasi0n7
Jailbreak iPad Air, iPad 4, 3, 2 iOS 7.0.4 with evasi0n7
Jailbreak iPod Touch 5G iOS 7.0.4 with Evasi0n7