iOS 7.1 Jailbreak Now Working (if You're Still Rocking the iPhone 4)

By Gerald Lynch on at

Do you want the good news or the bad news first? The good news? Sure -- for those that love squeezing a little more flexibility out of their iDevices, Apple's iOS 7.1 now has a working untethered jailbreak. The bad news? It looks unlikely to be available for anything other than the ageing iPhone 4 anytime soon.

The iPhone 4 has so far proved the easiest device to jailbreak with iOS 7.1 thanks to the A4 processor it uses. Jailbreak maestro @wincom was able to use the A4 bootrom exploit, removing the need to search for a software exploit instead. Jailbreaks for later devices will require a software exploit, which Apple is becoming increasingly skilled at defending against.

So far @wincom hasn't revealed when he plans to release the jailbreak, but you can check it out in action in the video below. Those hoping for a jailbreak for newer devices should turn their attentions to the evad3rs team, who are beavering away looking for a software exploit to open up later iPhones.