Untethered jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1 announced
... and not published. Tsssk.
Yesterday lady jailbreaker wincom announced on Twitter that, "because of boredom"
she did... the unthinkable:
Yep, she found the solution: and the video shows the proof: an iPhone 4 that runs
iOS 7.1.1 and displays all the evidence of an iDevice with jailbreak. Moreover, it holds the jailbreak after a reboot.
However, it seems Miss Wincom may hold on to the grail and, possibly wait until iOS 8 is launched - as to not spoil the party by telling Apple about exploits that team Cook can then plug. Result: upset.
But maybe she has a point? iOS 8 is not that far away. Furthermore: iOS 7.1.1 is, by all accounts, an absolute stinker of an update - with complaints ranging from "battery issues" to "absolutely unusable piece of sh*t code". So, chances are a) the jailbreak would be like putting lipstick on a pig. And b) Apple might release a further update BEFORE iOS 8 is launched, in which case a jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1. would be useless. Within days or weeks.
Also: it's worth considering that there is a massive difference between jailbreaking ONE iDevice that you have physical access to, and producing a jailbreak solution that can be applied to tens of millions of iDevices remotely without bricking many of them.
It's said that past untethered jailbreaks cost many hundreds of thousands of dollars to develop in such a safe way.
If you follow the link to wincom's Twitter page, you will find a heated debate with other jailbreakers. It is clear HER solution is nowhere near a general application.
And the (sad) consensus appears to be that, at this point, it's hardly worth the effort to follow her path down the jb road. However, the exploits she found may well become essential ingredients. The file in the future jb cake.