JanSt

Jailbreak trouble... iOS 7

A little bit of caution, friendos.
I dealt with 2 iPhones and an iPad in the last 2 days that developed serious issues
after the "pwntunes" tweak was installed. pwntunes, essentially, makes it possible to connect an iDevice to a Windows PC and transfer files without iTunes' help. Essentially a pseudo mass storage mode.
The problem: once the devices were connected to a Windows PC, iTunes would no longer recognise the devices. AT ALL. And upon 2nd connection to a PC, Windows no longer recognises the devices, either.

So: I haven't researched the issue, but I'd suggest to avoid pwntunes for now.

Also: CAUTION: this is a repeat, but hey... DO NOT perform a factory reset
ON THE PHONE should your iDevice develop an issue after jailbreaking with Evasion!!!!!!!! REPEAT: do NOT factory reset via Settings => General + Reset!!!!!
Your phone or pad will end up in a boot loop. IF your lucky, nothing will happen - i.e. you waste time with resetting without ANY actual reset happening! But 2 of the 3 devices I saw went into bootloop, and they were not updated over-the-air (a known risk factor).
Reset only via iTunes and restore from a good back-up.

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Stan78  Jan. 19, 2014 at 13:18

Stop lying, I have jailbreaked various Ipads and Pods running iOS 7 and have never had this problem.
Just because you obviously don't know what you're doing doesn't mean that the jailbreak doesn't work.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 19, 2014 at 16:44

Stop lying, I have jailbreaked various Ipads and Pods running iOS 7 and have never had this problem.
Just because you obviously don't know what you're doing doesn't mean that the jailbreak doesn't work.

Yeah, Jan woke up this morning and thought "I know, I'll go on Mobot and tell a complicated, detailed lie about my experience jailbreaking iOS7 devices".

Or, he's telling the truth...nah, that's silly, who on Earth would think that.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 19, 2014 at 17:03

Stop lying, I have jailbreaked various Ipads and Pods running iOS 7 and have never had this problem.
Just because you obviously don't know what you're doing doesn't mean that the jailbreak doesn't work.


Sorry, yeah - obviously you are right. My apologies for being so unnecessarily stupid and dense.
In fact: nobody has ever had problems. At all.

Seriously: WHERE did I state "the jailbreak doesn't work"???
pwntunes seems to cause issues. That is fairly narrow. The jailbreak worked perfectly, as did various tweaks and apps installed via Cydia.
My wife's jailbreak iPad 2 works peachy - including pwntubes.
Those iPhones I mentioned were 5s's. They have been checked by one
of this country's best iTechie. Who, I suppose,is also lying, just so we can have a laugh in his workshop. Just to lure you here.

Pondlife  Jan. 19, 2014 at 21:20

Stop lying, I have jailbreaked various Ipads and Pods running iOS 7 and have never had this problem.
Just because you obviously don't know what you're doing doesn't mean that the jailbreak doesn't work.

Yeah, Jan woke up this morning and thought "I know, I'll go on Mobot and tell a complicated, detailed lie about my experience jailbreaking iOS7 devices".

Or, he's telling the truth...nah, that's silly, who on Earth would think that.


Well he is such a wag and his love of android is well known... hmmm

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 19, 2014 at 21:36

hahahaha :p

Treab  Jan. 20, 2014 at 04:35

Oh I do love to see an apple product fail galaxy note ftw

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 23, 2014 at 10:32

'Investigated' some more: it seems the affected devices all shared one thing in addition to pwntunes - they used Windows XP - and it seems the XP fix required to use pwntunes with an XP computer is the culprit...

Anyhoo...

More and more tweaks and Cydia apps now work with the 5S, also - Winterboard, Iconoclasm, iWidgets etc etc

Pondlife  Jan. 23, 2014 at 14:17

Stop lying ;)

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