The iOS 7 jailbreak caught most of us by surprise this week, including developers for jailbreak tweaks, apps, and Cydia. Here’s the scope on what’s working and what’s not on the iOS 7 jailbreak.
When Apple pushed out the update to iOS 7, iOS users were ecstatic, well at least all the users not using a jailbroken device were. iOS 7 provided the biggest overhauls for the operating system since it’s initial release, giving it a new beautiful looking UI, as well as adding many features users have been requesting for a long time. Because of the significant changes in the new update, some users were more anxious to receive the jailbreak 7 than ever. This caused crowd funded sites like isios7jailbrokenyet.com to be created, and apparently some under the table offers to whoever could produce the jailbreak the soonest.
Just a week prior to the jailbreak being released a group that goes by the name Evad3rs posted that they were still working hard on the jailbreak, but made it sound like it had a ways to go. So, when the jailbreak went live this week, many were fairly surprised of the release, including Jay Freeman who is the founder of Cydia. This causes some concerns as Cydia is the primary outlet to access jailbreak apps and tweaks, sure it’s possible to go around Cydia, but you can’t deny how Cydia has brought the jailbreaking community together.
So to help keep you informed on what’s working and what’s not with the new iOS 7 jailbreak, we’ve collaborated a list of working tweaks, apps, and cydia functionality. I’ll also link to a compatibility document that is ever growing for iOS 7 Jailbreaks.
Google Doc Link: Cydia Package iOS 7 Compatibility Spreadsheet
Note: Because of the unexpected release and the popularity of the iOS 7 jailbreak, you may have a difficult time viewing the document in spreadsheet mode. The link is to a simple viewing mode to reduce traffic and time-outs.
Here’s a user based list of compatible tweaks and apps. We’ve only managed to test some of these tweaks and apps our-self, and only on a few of the devices. We’re still in the early stages of the jailbreak release, your iOS version and model could vary the results on your specific device. I’m sure as the coming days unfold we’ll either see replacements for some of the items not on the list, updates for a iOS 7 version, or even find that app or tweak is no longer supported. It’s all kind of up in the air right now, but we’ll do our best to keep you posted.
Initially when the iOS 7 jailbreak was released Cydia was still in a beta stage and had a fair share of problems. Cydia developers had made some lighting fast updates to the app giving it a full iOS 7 feel. Once you jailbreak your device, make sure you allow Cydia to perform any and all updates, its current version is 1.1.9 which looks good and works well.
- 9x Snes
- CallVibrate – Pre A7 Devices
- Cydia Substrate
- Barrel iOS 7
- DisableEmergency – Pre A7 devices
- FireWall iP
- Icon Renamer
- iFile 2.0
- ShakeToUndo Killer
- Signal 2
- Signal Booster
- Software Update Killer
- Activator (beta): Some features are working, but the app can crash and produce several error messages.
- BytaFont7: Some have gotten this to work by moving the .app to a different folder.
- Iconoclasm7: One icon set is currently working
- SBSettings: missing some components, must install manually, can cause some overall functionality loss on some devices.
- SwipeSelection: Backspacing causes 2 characters to be deleted instead of 1.
- PkgBackup: Package scanning cannot be enabled on iPhone 5s due to MobileSubstrate.
- RecordMyScreen 3.0 Beta: Seems to mostly function, but is dependent on Activator working
We hope to see more added to the list soon, no doubt many developers are working like crazy, scrambling to fix their app for the new jailbreak. Though new jailbreaks are often met with questionable functionality, because most thought the iOS 7 jailbreak wouldn’t happen for months, there seems to be a bit more confusion than usual.
If you know of any iOS 7 jailbreak apps or tweaks that are or are not functioning please let us know below in the comment section. Please provide firmware, device model, version number for the app or tweak, source, and any comments on functionality or special installation instructions.