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Here’s what the iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak looks like on an iPhone 5s

Published May 20th, 2014 2:41PM EDT
iOS 7.1.1 Jailbreak

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Jailbreaks have been hard to come by during the latest round of iOS updates, but it appears that hackers are on to something with iOS 7.1.1. On Monday, we got our first glimpse of an untethered iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak running on both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5c. Now, thanks to Twitter user @blue9057, we have video proof another private jailbreak running on Apple’s flagship iPhone 5s as well.

This is what I did on iPhone 5s, with iOS 7.1.1,” the hacker explained on Twitter, including a link to an unlisted YouTube video which demonstrates the jailbreak in action. In the video, the hacker installs an unsigned app on to his iPhone 5s straight from his laptop. The phone does not retain the jailbreak upon rebooting, subsequently killing the unsigned app.

Since you’re probably unwilling to go to the trouble of developing your own private jailbreak, it’s worth tempering your expectations for a public release any time soon. iOS 8 is expected to see the light of day at WWDC 2014 in less than two weeks, which in turn likely signifies that the jailbreak community will refocus its efforts on the next major update.

In any case, we’ll keep our eyes peeled for any information on a public release of a jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.