For those people still using the older iPhone 4, it may still be possible to run their iOS jailbroken device on the newly released iOS 7.1.1.
Italian iOS jailbreak developer, Andrew Bentivegna aka. @BlackGeek, has announced that his newest update to the GeeksnOw jailbreak will launch on Friday, thus providing iPhone 4 users with another opportunity to run custom mods, software and tweaks on this aging iOS terminal. Bentivegna developed the GeeksnOw jailbreak tool and this was originally released for the iPhone 4 following the release of iOS 7.1, just as other jailbreak developers started moving their attention toward iOS 8.
GeekSn0w Semi Untether JB for iOS 7.1 / 7.1.1 (only iPhone 4) RELEASED DL: http://t.co/HauJFZJeKb
— BlackGeek (@blackgeektuto) April 25, 2014
Similar to the original release of the GeeksnOw jailbreak for iOS 7.1, this is a semi-tethered jailbreak release, meaning that users are required to connect a computer to their iPhone to be able to return a device back to its jailbroken state after a reboot or restart. An jailbroken iPhone using GeeksnOw can still return to a non-jailbroken firmware mode in the event that a computer with GeeksnOw is not available, unlike a tethered jailbreak.
The Evad3rs team and other developers have now shifted their attention to the iOS 8 with the approach of Apple’s June Worldwide Developer Conference, thus leaving a void for those users still hoping for a jailbreak for their iOS 7.1.x device.
GeeksnOw continues to support only the iPhone 4, first released in 2010, and this is unfortunate for owners of the modern iOS 7.1.1. devices such as the iPad Air and iPhone 5S. The iPhone 4 contains a permanent software bug, or exploit, allowing developers to continue running jailbreak software on the iPhone 4 in at least a tethered state, unlike newer iPhone models.
It’s true that the GeeksnOw iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak will only support the iPhone 4, however iOS users running iOS 7.0 through to 7.0.6 are still able to jailbreak their device using EvasiOn7, the jailbreak developed by the Evad3rs development team.
The GeeksnOw iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak will be available for download once it’s been updated through the official GeeksnOw website.