Those of you who have upgraded to iOS 7 and are waiting for a jailbreak utility to be released may be a little wary of upgrading to the latest release. iOS 7.0.2 has just been released to deal with the security issue that arose last week with the lockscreen. However, iPhone Dev and evad3rs team member, Musclenerd, has confirmed that you can go ahead and update safely as it will not have any effect on the iOS 7 exploits being used to build the jailbreak.
Image : iOS 7.0.2 Jailbreak Compatible – Evasion Jailbreak Team
If, however, you are still using a jailbroken iOS 6+ device and want to keep your jailbreak, do not update to iOS 7. There is no date for release of the jailbreak just yet and no timeline either. Work continues on the utility and, as soon as we have more news, we will let you know.
In the meantime, for those who want to go ahead and update to iOS 7.0.2, you should use the IPSW method only as it will not interfere with the jailbreak utility when it becomes available. OTA methods of upgrade have always been an issue with jailbreaking and, this time, with iTunes being updated to support iOS 7, there are built in safety methods to stop custom updates from being restored through iTunes. Before you start back up your device using iTunes, iCloud or both.
Download iOS 7.0.2 – IPSW method
- Download the IPSW relevant to your device – see links below
- Connect your iPhone/iPod/iPad to your PC or Mac and launch iTunes – you must be on v11.1 otherwise this will not work.
- Navigate to Device Summary and select the device that is connected
- Press the Shift (Alt/Option for Mac) key and click Update in iTunes simultaneously
- Find the IPSW you downloaded earlier and iTunes will proceed to update your device to iOS 7.0.2
iOS 7.0.2 IPSW Direct Download Links
- iPhone 5 (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (GSM)
- iPhone 5c (CDMA)
- iPhone 5c (GSM)
- iPhone 5s (CDMA)
- iPhone 5s (GSM)
- iPhone 4s
- iPhone 4 (GSM Rev A 3,2)
- iPhone 4 (GSM)
- iPhone 4 (CDMA)
- iPod touch (5th gen)
- iPad 4 (CDMA)
- iPad 4 (GSM)
- iPad 4 (Wi-Fi)
- iPad mini (CDMA)
- iPad mini (GSM)
- iPad mini (Wi-Fi)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi
- iPad 3 (GSM)
- iPad 3 (CDMA
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi (2,4)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi (2,1)
- iPad 2 3G (GSM)
- iPad 2 3G (CDMA)
Image : Sneak preview of Cydia on iOS 7 running on an iPhone 5. This is made possible using jailbreak through Evasion Tool made by team Evad3rs .
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