iOS 7 Jailbreak Update: Evad3rs iOS 7 Jailbreak Stolen Rumours Not Credible, Says Report

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By Karla Danica Figuerres | December 20, 2013 12:59 PM EST

Rumours say that someone close to the Evad3rs team stole the iOS 7 jailbreak from them.

"So apparently someone around the Evad3rs stole a jailbreak from them and sold it to a private buyer," tweeted Stefan Esser, the hacker known as "i0n1c," reported by the Web site International Design Times.

Stefan Esser is a famed hacker also known as the @i0n1c in the social networking site Twitter.

Conversely, the same Web site reported that was not the case as an Evad3rs member said that the report was nonsense. He further added that the "jailbreak stuff is moving on, but slowly."

The rumour about the stolen jailbreak came after a crowd funding Web site was made to jailbreak the iOS 7.

The Web site, Is iOS7 Jailbroken Yet? is offering nearly $10,000 and counting, for a working, open source jailbreak.

"We strongly believe that users should have the freedom to control their devices. We wanted an open source jailbreak for iOS 7, giving users the capability to install what they want on their own devices and the ability to audit the code they're using to do so. Jailbreaking is also critical to ensuring that the disabled are able to use their mobile devices as easily as possible. So we started a prize for the first people who can do it," it reads.

Chris Maury, the creator of the Web site, said to the Washington Post last week that he has a condition called Stargardt's Macular Degeneration. It is a genetic disorder that impairs his vision. According to Mr. Maury, the iPhone standard features don't meet his personal requirements and neither do third party apps in the Apple store.

Basically, jailbreaking supports to "empower a group of people who aren't necessarily considered first with new functionality," Mr. Maury further said.

The crowdsourcing Web site says that the jailbreak software has to work on iDevices running on iOS 7 namely the iPhone 5c, 5 and 4s. Furthermore, it says that the jailbreak must be publicly released, free of charge, untethered and will be released under the OSI approved licenses.

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