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Help Fund the iOS 7 Jailbreak Device Freedom Prize

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It’s been months since the release of iOS 7 and it has not yet been jailbroken. In order to speed things up a little bit, a crowdfunded reward “Device Freedom Prize”, for the first open source iOS 7 jailbreak has been established by a group at a website titled “Is iOS 7 jailbroken yet?”.

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“We strongly believe that users should have the freedom to control their devices,” the group says. “We want an open source jailbreak for iOS 7, giving users the capability to install what they want on their own devices and the ability to audit the code they’re using to do so.” Below is the criteria for claiming the jailbreak prize.

The jailbreak must:

  • Work for iPhones (including 4S, 5, 5c, 5s) running iOS 7.
  • Support the latest current version of iOS (7.04).
  • Be untethered and accessible to the average user.
  • Be publicly released and available free of charge.
  • Be released under one of the OSI-approved licenses.

Currently, the prize amount is just over $2000, but is growing steadily. You can also make a contribution at this link.

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  • I can honestly think of anything that I would necessarily want to jailbreak my iPhone for anymore – everything that I used to access through jailbreaking is now pretty much part of iOS 7.

    Yes, I’m sure there’s still reasoning for some, but increasingly less for *most*. The pirates, however, surely feel different.

  • CAN’T rather. I’d fix the typo if the Disqus commenting system wasn’t so hopelessly useless on iPhones. Ironic considering this is an iPhone site.

  • Nick

    I still want bitesms back (texting without leaving apps), iblacklist (block some numbers and texts – but I use it to block everything while leaving data running so I can steam live uninterrupted by calls and texts with ustream).. But yeah I’m not sure what else. Still I’m sure that once access is there people will come up with new ideas.

  • The problem is that with the lack of a recent iOS Jailbreak, it’s hard to say how many of the JB apps will actually even work anymore. BiteSMS? Unless it was updated to iOS7 standards it would probably be hopelessly broken.

    And call/text blocking is built into iOS7 now as well.

  • Chrome262

    I don’t see how they could get and OSI license? I don’t think any of them were licensed where they?

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