Update Your iOS 7 Jailbreak Without Restoring Your Device With This Evad3rs Patch

Evais0n-7.x-Untether

When the iOS 7 jailbreak from Team Evad3rs was first released, it was buggy as all get-out, largely because it had been released without giving the larger jailbreak community any heads-up. Even Saurik, the keeper of the Cydia app store, wasn’t given warning… which means that when the iOS 7 jailbreak went live, MobileSubstrate — the mechanism through which jailbreak tweaks are installed — wasn’t updated for the 64-bit A7 chip, leaving many tweaks broken.

Team Evad3rs quickly updated their jailbreak to fix some bugs and give Saurik the hooks he needed to get MobileSubstrate working, but what if you already jailbroke? Well, you’re in luck: instead of restoring your device and jailbreaking it all over again, you can just download the Evasi0n 7.x untether package version 0.2 off Cydia.

Here’s what installing the package will get you:

This is the untethered exploit installed by the evasi0n7 jailbreaking tool. If you jailbroke you device with evasi0n7, this untether has already been automatically installed for you.

Version 0.2 of this package is what came with evasi0n7 1.0.1; it removes the TaiG splash screen and adds some features that saurik will be relying on in future updates to other packages. Users who jailbreak with evasi0n7 1.0.1 already have version 0.2 of this package installed.

Warning: If your device relies on evasi0n7 for untethering, uninstalling this package will unjailbreak your device. It will reboot in a bizarre state similar to tethered devices rebooted without using an external tool, but it will not be able to be booted tethered, so you will have to restore it with iTunes.

If you already have jailbroken your device using Evasi0n, you can find the Evasi0n 7.x Untether 0.2 under the ‘Changes’ tab in Cydia.

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  • MrsCleaver

    I guess I don’t understand the 3rd paragraph above from Evad3rs, containing the serious-sounding warning. “If your device relies on evasi0n7 for untethering, uninstalling this package will unjailbreak your device.”

    Doesn’t every device rely on evasi0n7 for untethering. Can you please explain?

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