It has been a long time now since world renowned iOS hackers started working on bringing a successful iOS 7 untethered jailbreak but there has been no success till now.
However, anyone who thinks he can change things, a growing crowd-funded bounty is being offered to speed up the process. Donations are being generated by a website titled isios7jailbrokenyet.com, to fund an open-source jailbreak project.
The website read that the users should have the freedom to control their devices and that the people behind this initiative always wanted to give the users the ability to install anything they want on their device and also be able to audit the code they are using to do jailbreak the device.
Already around $5000 have been generated by the crowd-funded bounty program, and the bounty is being offered to any developer or group of developers who release the first open-source iOS 7 jailbreak.
However, certain conditions are there that must be fulfilled by anyone who plans to claim the bounty. First one being that the jailbreak must work on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and 5s running iOS 7, and even the iOS 7.0.4.
Secondly, it should be an untethered jailbreak and should be available for free to the public. Thirdly, the jailbreak should be released under one of the Open Source Initiative approved licenses.
Chris Maury, founder of Conversant Labs in Pittsburgh will act as one of the judges of the program and it is being said that this proposed prize money is his idea. Other judges include Cory Doctorow of Boing Boing, Kyle Wiens of iFixit and Biella Coleman of McGill University in Canada.
However, Jay Freeman, the man behind Cydia and better known as Saurik, has criticized the project and has said that these bounties could have negative effects on the iOS jailbreak ecosystem.