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Apple iPhone/iPad users: iOS 7 Jailbreak is here!

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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Apple iPhone/iPad users: iOS 7 Jailbreak is here!


    evasi0n iOS 7.x Jailbreak - official website of the evad3rs

    I was given an iPad Mini for Christmas, which came with iOS 7. I use iOS 6 on my iPhone, have that jailbroken so I can unlock the Hotspot and tether stuff to it, like laptops when I don't have access to WiFi. I use Tether Me for that, but there are thousands of mods you can get, utilities, Themes, and special apps.

    iOS 7 is a fast iOS, and this is the fastest jailbreak ever.

    Jailbreaking Reddit:

    iOS Jailbreak (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch!)

    Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    The one thing that Apple device users can do that Apple computer users or Windows computer users can't do his jailbreak the device.

    That is if there is a valid jailbreak tool and you do not brick the device meaning that you got to do some sweet talking when you bring it back to the Apple Store to get it replaced if it is still under warranty.

    Well fortunately and iPad without the mobile calling on it doesn't have all of the delicate firmware that iPhone has it's more or less a glorified iPod. So I decided I would test the jailbreak out on my iPad mini first before I lost my iOS 6.1.2- Irrecoverably, because the one thing that Apple device users can NOT do which every other device and computer user can do is reinstall any operating system they wish at any time they wish.

    So we iOS 7.0.4 users have until Apple releases 7.1 to do this thing, at which time they may patch the jailbreak exploit and then we will be stuck with iOS 7 and until iOS eight comes out- which is fine by me because once I get my devices all set up they get locked and I do not update anything not even programs unless I really have to. And any program that I have that starts giving me nags screens when a new update is available, well that program gets deleted The hell off the device.

    I just love fine workmanship and I admire the fact that Apple products are considered a whole product not just the physical device but also the internal mechanism and the operating system which is something that PCs do not have in common with Apple. That is not to say that I have not seen some fine brand named Windows machines, but whenever I open up a brand-new Apple product out of it's box, it does something to me.

    Ironically I wish I could get Windows 8 onto this heap!

    Some screenshots showing a few modifications, the most useful being "Better WiFi" which allows the Apple WiFi to lock on to a weaker signal and stay connected.
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    Personally, I find ios 7 to be just bleh.

    apple took function from android (the wrong parts like having EVERY freaking app you opened every in the task switcher view even if it's not actually active) and design from Windows Phone (mostly more or less Windows 8) and rounded the corners off. It's.....an awkward looking thing that is neither modern, nor innovative. It's equivalent to Microsoft taking Areo design on the Desktop and flattening the 3Dish parts of it.

    Having said that, they do make really good hardware for sure. They can build hardware till the dogs come home, but when it comes to software, it's like Homer Simpson running a nuclear facility. EVERY single time with an ios update, there are ALWAYS glitches with it. There are only literally a few different pieces of iPhone hardware out there, and a few ipads out there as well. How is it they can't test ios properly BEFORE releasing it? Microsoft has Windows that can run on a PLETHORA of PCs designs, form factors, and silicon, let alone the custom builds we all do with desktops; all of this works out of the box. That's impressive software to me.

    But if we want to talk about attention to detail, Windows Phone takes that cake. Even after almost two years, I'm still finding little bits here and there of such impressive attention to detail.

    I've always thought Windows 8 would look better on a mac than mac os. Something about the Start Screen's simplicity in design as well as clean cut modern design with a light grey background color would look splendid.
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    Thanks for creating this thread! I've been waiting for an iOS7 jailbreak for a while now :P
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    My only complaint with iOS 7 is that they made it look like Windows 8!

    Actually what they did was they removed the graphics. IOS 6 and all of the previous iOS before that were very graphics heavy because that's what Steve Jobs wanted. So when they made iOS 7 they removed practically all of the dependency on little PNG files.

    Things like the dialer, the calculator, clocks, weather, all depended on heavy graphics that had to be injected into the running program. In iOS 7 the appearance of these programs is controlled by nothing but HTML5 code. And that's what gives it the "bleh" as you say appearance.

    Coke robot, you don't like the new switcher: I don't like it either so I installed classic switcher so that will looks more like the old switcher.

    Actually I can agree with some of the things you say about iOS you see there is always a race between the apple developers and the jailbreakers, you see Apple likes to block all the security holes but the jailbreakers use the security holes to allow us to root or Jailbreak the devices. Because, unfortunately, jailbreaking is exploiting the operating system. Or rather, making use of a security hole that can be exploited in order to inject code that allows us to get to the super user of the device.

    But getting back to iOS 7, it looks like crap, but it's the fastest operating system on my devices that I've ever had. It is a very fast on my iPad mini, but on my iPhone 4S everything just seems open up a lot quicker.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Actually here is how you can exploit the new code to put your own Sider into the system: you can download a new winterboard theme that has a few sliders for iOS 7 but these are all premade and I don't want to use any of those, I don't want to have an Adidas Nike or Xbox logo I want the Star Trek emblem on my slider so I did it like this. I found a little graphic I wanted to use I inverted it so it was white on black and then I replaced the image in the winterboard theme folder, then I had to resize the image I had, I could only do this after looking at it- originally it was 300 x 300 and I resized it to 72 x 72 and then it fit.

    Then I installed iWidget and found my little weather bar and clock.

    The best place to find out which modifications will work and which do not and which new ones are worthwhile to get, just check the jailbreak sub-Reddit on Reddit.
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    Yeah, that's part of the reason why I find ios 7 to be bleh, it's so Windows 8 knock off it's sad especially since it's coming from apple. Shoot, even Samsuck has tablet UI they recently revealed I think called Magazine that's also Windows 8 "inspired."

    The iconography is just so awkward to look at, Safari's icon looks like a freaking thermostat. The old one looked more like a compass, the new one is a thermostat.

    Of course you need to install a third party tool to make ios 7 usable! Sounds familiar...

    I have a friend who installed ios 7 on her iphone and she's noticed more drain in the battery than before. That friend's sister switched to Windows Phone before ios 7 came out and she finds that it's better suited for the iphone 5C than anything.

    It seems like Microsoft is getting some vindication from introducing the metro design style, they've even once said that the metro UI design will be what most people will use in the coming years. They weren't kidding.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    That is true about the battery drain it's a service called "mediaserverD"

    for some reason and it uses up a whole Lotta power on an iPhone 4S- on my iPad mini it's fine I can use that for hours and the battery never drains but on the four ass, to use this app for instance (I'm using the mobile app) it just drains the battery rapidly.

    You have to look for an app called "FxxK mediaserverD", it's in DJ Hartleys private repo.

    As far as the Samsung gunk it's not them, it's Droid, probably 4.4, maybe there's a new version of android on top of that.

    If Steve Jobs were alive the person who designed iOS 7 would have been fired- you see for Steve it never was the performance, even though apples do perform very well- even old apples I have an original iMac and I have two G4 towers and I have a dual G5 tower and they run fantastic. And, in the last five years the best PC that I ever installed windows seven or eight on was in a MacBook Pro using Boot Camp. The Boot Camp driver package makes the very valuable hardware that you mentioned run very well in windows seven and eight.

    so this is why iOS 7 is considered a travesty by some, Jobs wanted the Apple OS to look different than any PC or PC device or android.

    It is just that I hate to agree, that even though this is far from what jobs would have wanted, it's still the best iOS that they have made.

    Because despite how bad it looks I can make it look better and the apps just run better
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Anyway the issue of the High battery drain, Apple knows about it and so do the jailbreakers as well as Saurik, so I'm pretty sure Somebody will make a modification that can help me with this.
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    Oh yeah, if steve jobs were still alive and at apple, this ios 7 and ipad mini thing would have NEVER happened.

    But that's what happens when you have someone who wants a certain design vision and doesn't know how to execute it. Bill Gates and Paul Allen built the first operating system for the Altair, but if they built a PC it would look like utilitarian gunk. It's why I believe Windows 8.1 with a light grey Start Screen background would look real nice on a macbook. And it's also unfortunate that the best PC for Windows has been found to be a macbook because of the clean install of Windows in Bootcamp; but that's an OEM thing...
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