Proof That iOS 7 Has Already Been Jailbroken

iOS 7 has been in beta for only three weeks so far, and is not expected to officially launch to the public until the fall, but the question everyone is already asking is whether or not the new software can be jailbroken. The answer is yes, and it’s already been done.

Ryan Petrich, a popular jailbreak tweak developer known for Activator, DietBar, FullForce and LiveClock, tweeted a screenshot that shows the Activator jailbreak tweak running on iOS 7 beta. The screenshot is of his jailbroken iPod touch that’s running iOS 7 beta. With the screenshot, Petrich simply wrote, “System version too new?” which is about an error he received when trying to run Activator.

Apple typically tries to prevent its software from being jailbroken by blocking any vulnerabilities that allow a device to be jailbroken with iOS updates, but the company obviously hasn’t done so with iOS 7.

Hackers don’t usually release a jailbreak for beta versions of new iOS software, so if you’re already testing out iOS 7 you’ll have to wait until it’s officially released in the fall to jailbreak your device.


Image Credit: Ryan Petrich

Kaylie lives in Ottawa and got her first Mac in 2007 and is now a fan for life.