Latest iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak targets iPhone 5s


A video has surfaced online showing a jailbreak solution for iOS 7.1.1, compatible with the 64-bit iPhone 5s.

This is the third iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak we’ve seen in a matter of days, although it’s possibly the most impressive yet being that it is for Apple’s premier iOS device.

Yesterday we reported on jailbreak whiz i0n1c, a.k.a. Stefan Essar, who posted a tweet showing a jailbroken iPhone 5c running both iOS 7.1.1 and Cydia. We also described another solution by fellow jailbreaker winocm who teased a jailbreak on their iPhone 4 — and noted that it could possibly be ported to newer iOS devices if only someone was willing to “put in the effort.”

This new solution, revealed by a hacker in a private YouTube video, demonstrates that it is possible to “liberate” your iPhone even on Apple’s flagship iPhone device.

However, while this all of these developments do confirm that there is definitely still life in the jailbreak community post Evasi0n, it doesn’t necessarily mean that we’re going to see a public version of the iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak in the foreseeable future. With Apple reported to be announcing iOS 8 at the upcoming WWDC event, it’s likely that the jailbreak community will focus on cracking that instead.

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Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems, And Create More and The Apple Revolution, both published by Penguin/Random House. His tech writing has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Techmeme, and other publications. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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