Less than a week after Apple released iOS 7 to the world, the majority of iPhone and iPad owners around the world are using the operating system, and if the past is anything to go by, that adoption rate won’t slacken until only a tiny sub-fraction of users are left boasting out-of-date versions of Apple’s mobile operating system.
It’s ironic, then, that a week after iOS 7 was released, the iOS 6.1.4 jailbreak is almost done.
As you might recall from previous posts, hacker winocm was able to jailbreak his iPhone running iOS 6.1.4, installing Cydia and other tweaks.
Yesterday, winocm opted to post an update on the jailbreak to Twitter:
The status of the jailbreak is pretty much: it needs work but its almost there. (For a very small subset of devices.)
— winocm (@winocm) September 23, 2013
It’s hard to know what this means. What does “small subset” refer to? Anyone running iOS 6.1.4 at this point would by definition be a small subset of people, since iOS 7 adoption has just exploded. On the other hand, could this mean that winocm’s jailbreak will only work on a specific device like the iPhone 5? And what does it mean for an iOS 7 jailbreak?
Heady questions, without a lot of answers, yet.