Jailbreak for iOS 7 is here, but in hot water over pirated app store

The Evasi0n team has released an untethered jailbreak for devices running iOS 7.0 to 7.0.4. The bypass tool gives iPhone, iPod, and iPad owners some deeper access to the software. The team also claims that the process can be done in mere five minutes.

Before you get all excited and head towards the update, here’s a warning. Cydia app store creator Jay Freeman has tweeted this morning that the version of Cydia included in the jailbreak is not official and so it is untested. This means, Evasi0n may have to push an update to their tool after all the testing is complete.

According to some users on Reddit, the jailbreak also comes bundled with a Chinese cracked app store known as TaiG in addition to the unofficial version of Cydia. A member of the Evasi0n team and an iOS hacker, pod2g, said that they were not aware that TaiG sold pirated apps and will soon be back with detailed explanation. He later tweeted that they have disabled the default installation of TaiG for further investigation in the piracy issue.

The team has also released a letter which explains how TaiG approached them to form a partnership and bundle the TaiG App Store with the jailbreak. The team has apologized in the letter saying, “Preventing piracy is also extremely important to us. We are deeply sorry and embarrassed about the piracy that was seen today. All of us have spoken out vehemently against piracy in the past. We don’t believe its right for developers to not get paid for their work. In our agreement with TaiG, we contractually bind them to not have piracy in their store. This was an extremely important precondition of working with them.”

Published Date: Dec 23, 2013 10:54 am | Updated Date: Dec 23, 2013 10:54 am