Finally, we have got the first glimpse of what actually Cydia looks like on jailbroken iOS 7 / 7.0.2, that we’re eagerly waiting for the Evad3rs team to release. Although we’re still quite a bit of a distance away from an untethered jailbreak across the board, nevertheless, it’s good to have a achieved preview of the work currently in progress. Full details on how much time it will take to roll out to the public after this break.
Developer ports Cydia to iOS 7 report surfaced via RedmondPie, suggests that Cjori has told them that he has managed to tether jailbreak his iPhone 4 running on iOS 7.0.2 using OpenSn0w. He has managed to successfully inject Cydia to iOS 7, though unofficially. Described below:
“Cydia was recompiled from source with the iOS 7 SDK and he manually debugged all of the issues encountered using various UNIX tools. When asked if he will be releasing this iOS 7 compatible Cydia along with instructions on how to tether-jailbreak iOS 7, he said that while Cydia itself seems to be stable, a lot of the things revolving around it and jailbreak in general are very unstable, therefore he does not plan on releasing it at this point, but he might do so in future once things are fixed.”
From the past to the future, with every new iOS release, attentions quickly turn to jailbreak scene, and with MuscleNerd having recently assured existing iOS 7.x users that it was safe to update to iOS 7.0.2 earlier this week, never mind that work is being done to make the jailbreak an endmost reality.
Cydia for iOS of course doesn’t look like a finished article to which we are accustomed, but it’s believable that to see it is running on the latest and greatest version of Apple’s mobile operating system. iOS developer Cjori has been working very hard to reach the final stages of an untethered iOS 7 jailbreak and trying to tap into the newly-released firmware, and below, you’ll be able to see the screenshots of Cydia in action on Apple’s new mobile OS running on A4-based limera1nable iPhone 4. iOS 7 jailbreak is tested on this device, not on the latest iPhone 5s, or iPhone 5 nor iPhone 5c or even on iPhone 4s.
Cjori and iOS developer of Cydia tweaks such as Dashboard X, Applocker etc. has published some screenshots of what Cydia, the unofficial App Store look like on iOS 7. Used OpenSn0w to tether-jailbreak iOS 7 on iPhone 4. Cydia was recompiled from source with the iOS 7 SDK and he manually debugged all of the issues encountered using various UNIX tools.
The iOS jailbreak developer also said when asked about when it will be releasing this iOS 7 compatible Cydia along with instructions on how to tether-jailbreak iOS 7, he said that while Cydia itself seems to be stable, there’s still lot more work to do and jailbreak in general are very unstable, therefore he does not plan on releasing it at this point currently. Once fixed it will be available for all iOS 7 running iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices.
When something noteworthy happens, you guys will be among the first to hear about it. Like this one here, Jay Freeman aka saurik, founder of Cydia we found something. Originally ‘First Look: Cydia On iOS 7 [Image Gallery], was actually based on a third-party modification to the Cydia open source project and was literally indicative of what Cydia officially will look like on iOS 7. A third-party port by Cjori of an older version of Cydia on iOS 7, but not the official thing yet.
UpdateX1: iOS 7.0.4 download is out. So is Beta 1 of iOS 7.1 download. MuscleNerd of Evad3rs has confirmed iOS 7.0.4 as safe for update for future jailbreak. While it is advised to stay away from iOS 7.1 betas until further notice. Both iH8sn0w and Winocm are working round the clock on it and now it seems like there is an ETA on the release. Read iOS 6.1.3 / 6.1.4 Jailbreak Release Gets An ETA for more info.