untethered jailbreak iOS 7.1
Winocm has posted a video demonstrating an untethered jailbreak of iOS 7.1. The video which was posted to YouTube demonstrates the untethered jailbreak on a Verizon iPhone 4 (n92).
Details are scarce; however, it appears that the untethered jailbreak may also work on at least the iPhone 4S as well.
iH8Sn0w just tweeted: @winocm does this mean I have to bust out my camera and shoot an untethered 7.1 A5 boot? 😛
11 really good reasons to jailbreak your iPhone iPad
JailbreakMe 3.0 liberates your iOS device in 10 seconds. It's time to take a look at the jailbreak community's recent efforts and see if the benefits outweigh the potential risks.
I've gone in and out of the jailbreak game over the past couple of years: starting with the iPhone 2G, I was tempted by the "dark side" largely thanks to the benefit of unlocking my phone and using another carrier while overseas.
In the end, I simply abanonded jailbreaking as I didn't have the time to regularly check if a jailbreak was available for firmware update X.Y, if it broke anything, if it was tethered or untethered and especially which of the tools (redsn0w, Sn0wBreeze, PwnageTool...) worked flawlessly. Furthermore, about 90% of Cydia's repository (which is the jailbreaking counterpart to Apple's App Store) consisted of trashy UI add-ons, ringtones, games and weird apps that lacked any sort of visual consistency. Still, there was always a set of apps that drew me back...
JailbreakMe 3.0 – The 10-second jailbreak
Once in a while, I like to check up on the jailbreaking community and see what's going on. This is one of these times. JailbreakMe 3.0, released by hacker "comex," is done in seconds and supports all Apple iOS devices running the latest firmware 4.3.3 -- there's no modding the firmware required as it simply uses a vulnerability in the PDF rendering system that Apple hasn't yet patched as of this date (see #3 to fix it yourself, now). It's an easy entrance into the world of jailbeaking.
And despite the fact that Cydia is still cluttered and convoluted, there is that handful of killer applications that will never see the light of day on Apple's App Store and will make you want to jailbreak now.
Obligatory warning: "Hacking" into your iOS device has its pros and cons: Jailbreaking brings its own set of potential risks, such as bricking your device (which I rate as pretty low due to the nature of this jailbreak -- but create a backup nonetheless!) and even voiding warranty (all detailed here), which makes it a no-go for most businesses. Still, there are some very good reasons (for individual users) to jailbreak and make their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch more useful than ever.