We recently reported that Apple released iOS 7.0.5 for the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S to address a mobile network provisioning error issue in China. The OTA update weighed in at only 35MB so it was relatively unclear just how much exactly Apple aimed to deliver in the delta.
In addition, it was also uncertain if the latest iOS 7.0.5 patched the vulnerabilities necessary to make Evasi0n7 work and would break Jailbreaking your iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.
Luckily MuscleNerd has taken to Twitter to confirm that iOS 7.0.5 is Jailbreak safe and there is no problem updating if users want to update. However, as always, as iOS 7.0.5 doesn’t really offer anything particularly useful for most of the world (other than China), so you’re best off not updating to iOS 7.0.5 in the first place.
Thanks for all clarification tweets! You’ll see 7.0.5 everywhere outside of USA (for now). When iTunes asks, “Just say no” 🙂
— MuscleNerd (@MuscleNerd) January 29, 2014
The concern comes as the delta update has been delivered to iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C devices worldwide and therefore affects everyone. So the need to update everyone on the concerns iOS 7.0.5 delivers is required. Despite the delta itself not patching the necessary vulnerabilities to Jailbreak the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S devices, the Evasi0n7 does require a patch to function correctly. I0n1c’s patch requires the user to modify the Evasi0n binary to allow it to recognise the new build number of iOS 7.0.5.
— Stefan Esser (@i0n1c) January 29, 2014
To make this work it’s a simple plist file modification, so if you know how to do it then there’s no issue updating to iOS 7.0.5 should you wish to. Remember, Apple has fixed the vulnerabilities necessary to Jailbreak in iOS 7.1 Beta 4, so you need to Jailbreak now to ensure you can preserve it in future.
We’re not sure when Apple plans to release iOS 7.1 so it’s best to make the use of the Evasi0n7 Jailbreak tool now while you can.
Do you plan on updating to iOS 7.0.5 and try to make the Jailbreak work? Let us know in the comments below.