Happy iOS 7 Jailbreak-mas! New Utility Liberates iPhones and iPads, but with Caveats

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Happy holidays, jailbreak wonks: the folks responsible for the iOS 6 jailbreak have finally rolled out a version for iOS 7. If you’re feeling intrepid — and you don’t want to muck with a utility like this unless you know what you’re doing — you can grab Evasi0n 7 for either OS X or Windows from the group’s website here. It supposedly works with any iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad mini running iOS 7.0 through 7.0.4.

If you’re just seeing that word “jailbreak” for the first time, it’s either a euphemism for illicit tinkering or a solidarity catchword (you pick) for a utility that lets you work around a device’s proprietary use strictures. So, for instance, if you want to install apps on your phone that haven’t been sanctioned by Apple, this is how you do it.

This is also how you potentially brick a phone: Apple doesn’t support…

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