There have been a slew of jailbreak status-related tweets thrown around lately, with Planetbeing starting it off on October 2nd claiming that the “parts” for an iOS 7 jailbreak “may” be in the evad3rs’ possession.
We're still working hard on the jailbreak. May have all the pieces at this point (but not certain yet).
— planetbeing (@planetbeing) October 2, 2013
This tweet, however, lead to much discussion within the community as to when we might expect a jailbreak as well as which devices such jailbreak might support. Cammy Harbison of iDesignTimes has gotten in touch with David Wang seeking clarification as to what exactly it is he meant and what the current status of the iOS 7 jailbreak is.
Following the above tweet from Planetbeing, other members of the evad3rs including @pod2g and @pimskeks chimed in to hopefully help clear things up.
@planetbeing the road is long though. Assembling all the pieces may take a while… Don't expect a jailbreak next week people
— pod2g (@pod2g) October 3, 2013
Again, and like usual, we can't give a release date for the iOS 7 jailbreak. We can run into different troubles… No idea.
— pod2g (@pod2g) October 4, 2013
.@pod2g also even if we manage to make everything work the time for a release must be chosen carefully.
— Nikias Bassen (@pimskeks) October 4, 2013
Harbison managed to get in touch with David Wang and get a full explanation, first asking what devices he expects to see supported come the time of the iOS 7 jailbreak being released.
When I asked him which devices he thought it might support or if the iPhone 5S chipset would pose any problems, he quickly replied, ”I’m sure it’ll be for all devices.”
As for the timing of the release, Wang had the following to say:
We don’t have a real proof-of-concept finished. I just believe we have all the individual pieces we need, but they haven’t been written/tested. They just mostly exist in our head right now as a plan. It’s too early to worry about actual release date issues yet since we have no idea what kind of implementation challenges we might run into that might significantly skew the schedule. I was just saying that I think it should be possible to release a jailbreak eventually at least.
I think I’m still getting a hang of what to say to the community. They like to amplify it. For the last go around, because there was no news, people assumed there was NEVER going to be a jailbreak and all the hackers were lying in a pile defeated somewhere. Now I’ve said something positive, and people are assuming it’ll be out in a few days.
As with most previous jailbreaks, there simply isn’t a set release date. While the parts to make an iOS 7 jailbreak happen eventually are likely–theoretically–in the hands of the evad3rs, that doesn’t mean we’re going to be seeing a jailbreak actually come to fruition any time soon. Hold tight, though, because I’m sure the evad3rs are hard at work as we speak.