iOS 7 Evasi0n Jailbreak Released: Still Free, iOS 6.1.3 Jailbreak from @iH8Sn0w Expected to Complete 'Holiday Presents'

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By Arlene Paredes | December 23, 2013 2:18 PM EST

The evasi0n iOS 7 jailbreak has been released by the evad3rs group. iPhone 5S and 5C users can now download and install the free utility from the widely trusted iOS 6 jailbreakers. Apple device users on iOS 7 - iPhone, iPad and iPod in variants - should take the next steps with caution, though. Meanwhile, the jailbreak community is waiting for @iH8sn0w to follow the evad3rs' holiday move and release iOS 6.1.3 jailbreak.

The evad3rs announced their evasi0n iOS 7 jailbreak release on Twitter, with a side note to holiday greetings. Millions of Apple iOS 6 users installed the evasi0n utility early this year, but the updates were paused for a while at iOS 6.1.2. A free and widely trusted jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3 has yet to be released, and dev @iH8sn0w is expected to save the day.

"Merry Christmas! The iOS 7 jailbreak has been released at http://evasi0n.com ! All donations will go to @publicknowledge, @eff and @ffii," tweets @evad3rs. The message has been "retweeted" nearly nine thousand times and "favourited" nearly four thousand times.

The evad3rs started in September to "actively look" into iOS 7 and develop a free jailbreak utility. When the group announced in March that they were not releasing a jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3, they also hinted they'd focus on the next major Apple iOS iteration. Users of iPhone and other devices have waited quite a while for the release. There were even rumours that the evasi0n iOS 7 jailbreak would not be released within the year 2013.

"Since everyone loves updates: @evad3rs have now started to actively look at iOS 7," evad3r @planetbeing tweeted in mid-September.

Since then, fake groups have been taking advantage of the evasi0n fame. @Planetbeing has raised a comment about it in November: "Really sick of the fake http://evad3rs.net , @evad3rs_jb and their FB and G+ pages spreading speculation that people think come from us."

Tweets have been scarce from the group since end-October, making many users lose hope. None of the evad3rs released a specific iOS 7 jailbreak ETA to keep the Apple hackers calm. The next major update, which is a release announcement, came a couple of days before Christmas Day.

How to install the evasi0n iOS 7 jailbreak

Users of an iPhone, iPad or iPod running iOS 7.0 through 7.0.4 may download and install the iOS 7 jailbreak by following the instructions on evasi0n.com. Cautions are given on the page. Users who want to ask specific information are free to tweet @evad3rs, @planetbeing, @pimskeks, @musclenerd and @pod2g.

The developers of evasi0n iOS 7 jailbreak would like users to read this page to clarify some issues. Saving the best for last, the devs wrote, "We love the jailbreak community and you motivate us to do this work. Having a choice and freeing your device is important."

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