iOS 7 jailbreak, but is it safe?

News Clare Hopping 06:48, Jul 02 2013

iOS 7 has been jailbroken before the update is available to download, but will it break your iPhone?

iOS 7 has been jailbroken ahead of its release date.

Developer Ryan Petrich is the first to claim he has jailbroken iOS 7 and although he posted pictures of the unlocked firmware, it's still not clear whether it's a "safe" jailbreak.

Petrich hasn't revealed how he performed the jailbreak, presumably because he wants to safeguard it against Apple blocking up the hole.

Evasi0n, the biggest and most trustworthy jailbreaking team, has yet to release a jailbreak for the update, although this is probably because it is still in beta and it's likely the current version is unstable.

There have been a spate of unofficial iOS 6.1.4 jailbreaks appearing on the web recently, many of which require you to pay for them first.

It has been revealed that these "unofficial" jailbreaks can destroy your phone.

If you do want to jailbreak your iPhone 5 running iOS 7, we would recommend you wait until the Evas0n jailbreak and iOS 7 public version have been released.

Evasi0n publicly said it would not be releasing a jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4, instead waiting for iOS 7 to be released. 

Now it has been announced, we would imagine the team is preparing itself to launch a tool just after the official iOS 7 update becomes available. 

Evasi0n are usually pretty quick to jailbreak iPhones -- so expect to be unlocking your device free just hours after you install iOS 7.

Want to know why you should jailbreak your iPhone? Check out our guide: 5 Reasons to Jailbreak your iPhone 5 with Evasi0n.

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