This year – relative to last – the gap between iOS 7 launch and its jailbreak tool being released was incredibly small. Along with news of its release came reports stating that a Chinese company had funded, and with that came rumors of sketchy code being used and the software being infected. Those reports weren’t helped by the fact that Saurik (Jay Freeman) hadn’t had time to get an official, tested version of Cydia for iOS 7.
Thankfully, that has changed. Today, Cydia was updated for iOS 7. Its look is drastically changed to move it in to iOS 7’s design territory. It’s colorful, flat and a touch more attractive. It’s still clearly Cydia, but it has a fresher white look with clean lines and flatter icons.
As well as this update, we also have confirmation that the evasion7 is completely free of invasive software. Geohot has tested it, reversed engineered it and discovered no foul play. But he did reveal some competition between evad3rs and himself:
Note that this writeup doesn’t help Apple, I got this by reversing the public evasi0n binary, which they can, and do do. Also note, I found nothing sketchy in my reversing, your phones most likely aren’t being backdoored by Chinese. If I ever touch jailbreaking again, which is unlikely(until ARM128 comes out, I only touched the game again for the love of ARM64), no more secrets. Full disclosure time, I was working on a public, free of charge, china not involved, old school jailbreak with a few others. evad3rs released first. That jailbreak overlapped this one 80%, partly due to leaks, but mainly due to the exploits and methodology being the obvious choice(great minds, well you know), meaning the exploits won’t be usable next time. No more jailbreaks ever?”
With this seeming divide in the jailbreak world, and the need for financing from other sources to get anything done, I’d suggest the jailbreak scene’s future is far from certain.