Jailbreaking your iPhone with the famous evasi0n and Cydia duo can unlock your iPhone to a myriad of new features, today we will discuss which iPhones are currently “jailbreakable” and what iOS versions are supported.
There are obvious advantages towards jailbreaking your iPhone. Sometimes the jailbreak process is easy, other times it is not. The newest version of the iOS, mainly iOS 7.1, hasn’t received a working jailbreak yet. Not until now. The problem with jailbreaking your iPhone is that once you do, it becomes increasingly difficult to update to a new iOS version, and if you do, your jailbreak will most likely fail. An iOS 7.1 jailbreak wasn’t possible until recently, but it seems it now finally is.
The catch? It seems not all iPhones are getting a viable, working iOS 7.1 jailbreak. In fact, for the moment, the only device that gets a working jailbreak is an older one, mainly the iPhone 4. Why not the iPhone 5? Well, it’s simply easier for hackers to break older devices. So far, the iOS 7.1 jailbreak only works on iPhones that use Apple’s A4 processor. So if you’re the proud owner of an iPhone 5, you might want to hold off from updating to iOS 7.1. Once you do, you can pretty much kiss your jailbreak goodbye. iPhone 4 owners are luckier, at least for now. That’s not to say the iPhone 5 won’t be getting a working iOS 7.1 jailbreak soon, but it’s going to take awhile longer. The fact that people have managed to break the new iOS 7.1 already and provide a working jailbreak is a good indication that progress is being done, and a working iOS 7.1 jailbreak for other Apple devices might be coming soon. If anything, the resilience of jailbreakers and hackers all over the world can’t be denied or extinguished, and eventually, they will manage to provide a working iOS 7.1 jailbreak. Until then, it’s limited to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s.