The internet is littered with websites proclaiming to have the only working jailbreak. In case you haven’t found out by now, most of these are scams and you should steer well clear of them. You may be wondering which is the best jailbreak tool to download. There isn’t particularly a best one because there are only a certain number of utilities available that actually work and those are for specific iOS firmwares.
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Which utility you use is determined by 2 factors – the iOS device you have and whether you use Windows or Mac OS X on your computer. It is also worth remembering that each of the utilities available today are built by a select few of the most prominent developers.
First up is Redsn0w. This was developed by the iPhone Dev Team, a group of developers that includes well-known faces Musclenerd, PlanetBeing and Saurik. Redsn0w is able to jailbreak iOS 6.1.3 but only in a tethered state. This means that, every time you boot your iPhone up, you must be connected to the PC originally used to jailbreak.
If you are still running on a firmware between iOS 6 and 6.1.2, you can use the original Evasi0n jailbreak tool, released by Evad3rs in February 2013. The same team is responsible for the only working iOS 7 untethered jailbreak in existence, Evasi0n 7, which will jailbreak firmwares iOS 7 to iOS 7.0.6.
Evad3rs are one of the most successful developer teams of recent times. The team is made up of 4 developers who are well known and highly active in the jailbreak community. Their names are Pod2g, PlanetBeing, Musclenerd and Pimskeks.
For those of you who stayed on iOS 6.1.3 through to iOS 6.1.6 and want an untethered jailbreak, P0sixspwn was released just before the end of 2013 and has been updated to support the latest iOS 6.1.6 update. P0Sixspwn was developed by iH8sn0w, Winocm and SquiffyPwn.
iOS 7.1 has recently been released and it has now been confirmed that it does patch the exploits used by evad3rs in Evasi0n 7. If you do not want to lose your current jailbreak, do not update to the latest firmware.
At the moment there is no jailbreak for iOS 7.1 and, in all probability, there won’t be. iOS 8 will be released later on this year and is likely to be the recipient of the next jailbreak software.