Finally after a very long and impatient wait team evad3rs have released the first jailbreak for the latest mobile operating system, iOS 7, which will finally allow iPhone and iPad users to access apps, extensions and themes that are unavailable at the default Apple App Store.
Evad3rs are calling their jailbreak as evasi0n7 and have claimed that the jailbreak will work on an iPhone, iPad or iPod that is running anything from iOS 7.0 to iOS 7.0.4. The jailbreak can be installed in 5 minutes via a USB cable from any computer running Windows, Linux or Max OS X.
However, as this is just the first version of the jailbreak, people are facing some compatibility issues with some of the software offered in Cydia, which is the app store for jailbroken phones.
The evad3rs have warned that before installing any new tweak from Cydia, always backup your iPhone as it could be stuck in an infinite boot loop. The developers are working on improving the software as issues are being revealed.
Recently, the evad3rs have been criticized for entering into commercial partnership with Chinese app store Taig. Now Taig will come bundled with the evasi0n7 jailbreak software for people in China.
However, for the rest of the world the jailbreak would continue to bundle Cydia only. It is claimed that Taig contains a lot of pirated apps but evad3rs claims to be against it.
The team said that it considers it wrong for developers to not get paid for their work and the apps they have created. In the agreement with Taig, there is a clause which binds them to prohibit piracy in their store.
This was a highly important prerequisite before working with Taig. Despite all this, piracy was still found in their store which is not at all acceptable and they have been working very hard to resolve the issue in good faith.