The official evasi0n iOS 7 jailbreak is something many iDevice users have patiently been awaiting for several months, and it’s finally here. Er, in some capacity.
See, it arrives under slightly mysterious circumstances, so much so that the evasi0n guys have fired out a lengthy letter to the jailbreak community.
The first concern surrounds Cydia, essentially the App Store for jailbroken iDevices, with countless tweaks on offer. It hasn’t yet been updated, so a number of tweaks won’t actually work with the iOS 7 jailbreak.
Furthermore, the community noticed that changing the language to Chinese on the iOS 7 jailbreak installs Chinese app store Taig instead of Cydia. Huh?
With regards to Cydia, firstly, evasi0n says: “We received information that SaurikIT was working with another group to release a jailbreak ahead of us. We decided to release, knowing that Cydia, MobileSubstrate, and jailbreak tweaks would be updated after a few days, just as it always has in the course of jailbreaking.”
And in response to the concerns about Taig, evasi0n explains that they’d simply negotiated a deal with the Chinese app store; there’s no question of selling “weaponised exploits”.
However, there’s still the issue of piracy on Taig, and that’s something evasi0n is working to resolve.
Phew, not quite the fanfare we expected for the iOS 7 jailbreak, but hopefully it’ll all iron itself out over the next few days.
For what it's worth, you can grab the iOS 7 jailbreak here, and it's compatible with all iDevices (iPad, iPhone or iPod touch) running iOS 7.0 to 7.0.4.