The popular jailbreak tool has been updated to do its thing on the latest incremental iOS firmware release.
It didn’t take too long to jailbreak the latest version of iOS 7.
The evasi0n7 jailbreak tool is popular because it brought the first ever iOS 7 untethered jailbreak that also covered all new Apple devices, such as both new iPhones and iPads. This jailbreak took a long time to be developed and when it was finally released, millions of users around the world used it to set their devices free. Yesterday Apple released an incremental iOS 7 update unexpectedly though fortunately it doesn’t plug the exploit that evasi0n 7 uses.
It is quite possible that Apple might not have bothered with plugging this particular exploit as its plate was already quite full with a gaping security vulnerability. Apple released iOS 7.0.6 to address a SSL encryption bug on iOS that would allow attackers to perform man-in-the-middle attacks. Basically anyone with the knowledge of data interception could use the exploit to their advantage for siphoning of important data from any number of iOS devices. Quite evidently Apple’s priority was to get iOS 7.0.6 out the door as soon as possible so that users could be protected against such threats.
It goes without saying that this is a crucial update for all iOS users and one that shouldn’t be neglected. And since it doesn’t kill the jailbreak, there’s literally no harm in updating to iOS 7.0.6 right away. Simply download the updated evasi0n7 tool once done and follow the onscreen instructions to jailbreak the iOS device once again.