Washington: A team of hackers have released Jailbreak for iOS 7, a way to enter Apple’s operating system more than company offer.
Evasi0n team release the software which works on devices running iOS 7.0 to 7.0.4. The software allows iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners to access unauthorised apps and services through third-party apps stores like Cydia, can be achieved in five minutes.
According to 9to5Mac reports, users will need to connect their iOS device to a Mac or PC using a USB cable and follow the instructions at Evasi0n.com.
iOS device owners will be performing the jailbreak at their own risk. Firstly, it invalidates the warranty and can make the device unstable.
The creator of the Cydia app store tweeted to say the build of the store included within the jailbreak isn’t official, as he wasn’t made aware of the jailbreak being released.
Jay Freeman tweeted: “I thereby have no clue what will or will not work, or even what evasi0n7 includes; I hope that people bear with me as I figure this all out.”
The jailbreak takes 5 minutes to install and works on both OS X and Windows-based machines, according to Evasi0n, which included step-by-step installation instructions. The bypass allows devices to be rebooted without connection to an external device.
Apple is expected to eventually fix the exploits Evasi0n is using to jailbreak the company’s devices. The company has long recommended that users not jailbreak their device at the risk of security vulnerabilities, shortened battery life, unreliable voice and data, disruption of services, and the inability to apply future software updates.