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20 October 2013

Finally Cydia Ported to iOS 7

We finally have our first glimpse of what Cydia looks like on jailbroken iOS 7, and although we’re still quite a bit of a distance away from an untethered jailbreak across the board, it’s good to have a sneaky preview of the work currently in progress.



With every new iOS release, attentions quickly turn to the jailbreak scene, and with MuscleNerd having recently stepped out and assured existing iOS 7.x users that it was safe to update to iOS 7.0.2 earlier this week, we at least know that work is being done to make the jailbreak an eventual reality.

Cydia for iOS 7 certainly doesn’t look the smooth, finished article to which we are accustomed, but it’s encouraging enough just to see it running on the latest and greatest version of Apple’s mobile operating system. iOS developer Cjori has been working very hard in trying to tap into the newly-released firmware, and below, you’ll be able to see the screenshots of Cydia in action on Apple’s new mobile OS running on A4-based limera1nable iPhone 4.

Cjori told Redmond Pie that he used OpenSn0w to tether-jailbreak iOS 7 on A4 based iPhone 4. Cydia was recompiled from source with the iOS 7 SDK and he manually debugged all of the issues encountered using various UNIX tools. When asked if he will be releasing this iOS 7 compatible Cydia along with instructions on how to tether-jailbreak iOS 7, he said that while Cydia itself seems to be stable, a lot of the things revolving around it and jailbreak in general are very unstable, therefore he does not plan on releasing it at this point, but he might do so in future once things are fixed.