iOS 6.1.4 Jailbreak Almost Ready

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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:

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.

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  • Skywaytraffic

    So fucking stupid. Save the exploit for iOS7!!!

  • Scott Townsend

    So fucking stupid. Save the exploit for iOS7!!!

    Exactly! Why burn the exploit(s) on an old iOS version now? Should have done that months ago so we could already have used it.

    Now, let’s get right on that iOS7 jailbreak…

  • lilmanbigtalk

    So fucking stupid. Save the exploit for iOS7!!!

    The reason is the exploit was tested for iOS 7 (by winocm, iH8Snow, etc) and didn’t work

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