An iPod Touch jailbreak essentially involves manipulating the iOS operating system of the device so that you can change the settings that were pre-installed through Apple. It also allows you to download apps that come from sources other than the Apple store. In 2010, Congress changed the law that the jailbreak process was a right of the all Apple device owners, including iPod Touch.
The tools that are usually used to jailbreak an iPhone will in most cases work well with the iPod Touch. Before jailbreaking the device, you will need to understand what is jailbreak.
What is iPod Touch Jailbreak
For starters, jailbreaking refers to the process of modifying the iPod Touch operating system (iOS) thereby allowing more control over the device. For instance, this process gets rid of restrictions that are usually imposed by Apple as well as allow the installation of apps that have been obtained through bypassing the official Apple store as well as other software. It is however important to keep in mind that this when you subject your iPod Touch to jailbreak, you will ultimately lose your warranty.
One of the reasons why you can opt for jailbreaking of Apple devices because this company has put in place tight control measures that determine applications that may or may not be installed on these devices.
Advantages and Disadvantages of iPod Touch Jailbreak
There are a number of advantages as well as disadvantages of iPod Touch jailbreak. This process usually improves the functionality of your device by allowing the installation of apps that are not Apple supported. Secondly, it also allows you to save money because you can obtain free games, amazing backgrounds and other apps without paying for them. The third advantage is that the process is not only simple but also fast hence can be performed by anyone. Generally, this process takes about ten minutes before you can enjoy using your modified iPod. Moreover, the process can be reversed in case you do not like the newer version. Finally, the jailbroken iPod Touch comes with better video chat. Some of the disadvantages of the iPod Touch jailbreak is that this process renders your Apple warranty void hence you must restore the firmware through iTunes so that the original settings are in place.
Is it Legal?
The jailbreak process is considered legal after the U.S. Library of Congress declared it a right for all iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone owners in 2010. However, jailbreaking still remains controversial even though it is considered legal. Users of the Apple devices feel that they should have every right to do anything to their device they deem necessary. Apple’s reasoning behind not allowing people to download apps outside the Apple store is for their safety. They feel that the apps they provide have a certain amount of coding that makes them secure, whereas other apps outside the Apple company could be harmful to the device. Both views have legitimate arguments which make this a difficult topic for many.
Here’s How to Jailbreak iPod Touch Running iOS 7.0 - 7.0.6
Recently Evad3rs team released a new version of the jailbreak utility evasi0n7, the first untethered jailbreak solution for iOS 7 published to users for free. Software available for both Windows operating systems and OS X allows us to make untethered jailbreak to any iPod Touch running iOS 7.0 / 7.0.1 / 7.0.2 / 7.0.3 / 7.0.4 / 7.0.6 including beta versions of iOS 7.
Before you start the jailbreak procedure make sure you do a backup of your iPod Touch with iTunes and follow the advice that we present below from Evad3rs team:
- Backup your device using iTunes (or iCloud) before using evasi0n. If something breaks, you’ll always be able to recover your data.
- Please disable the lock passcode of your iOS device before using evasi0n. It can cause issues.
- Avoid all iOS and iTunes related tasks until evasi0n is complete. Why not just enjoy a brief break from the computer to stretch your legs?
- If the process gets stuck somewhere, it’s safe to restart the program, reboot the device (if necessary by holding down Power and Home until it shuts down), and rerun the process.
- If you get an error on OS X 10.8 saying that evasi0n can’t be opened, control-click (or right-click) the app and on the revealed context menu, choose ‘Open.’ On the ensuing dialogue box, choose ‘Open’ as well.
Download the latest Evasi0n version:
How to Jailbreak iPod Touch Running iOS 7.0.6 / 7.0.4 / 7.0.3 / 7.0.2 / 7.0.1
Connect your iPod Touch to the computer and close iTunes.
Open the program / application evasi0n7 and click Jailbreak.
Wait until evasi0n7 make changes, could take up to 5 minutes, and unlock it after reboot if you have set a security code.
Access the evasi0n application present in Springboard and wait.
If the jailbreak procedure will leave the iPod Touch in a boot loop, then press both buttons Home + Lock simultaneously until the iPod's screen closes, then release the Lock button but hold the Home button until the computer will recognize the terminal.
At this point, open iTunes and perform a restore.