Unless you’ve been living under a rock or just paying attention to your notifications on your iPhone, you probably have heard about Apple’s cut and paste bug that left most iDevices with absolutely no real SSL security for the past three months.
This meant that if you were connected to a public WiFi, anyone could do what’s referred to as a man-in-the-middle attack and convince your device to pass information on to them, giving them access to account passwords, OAUTH tokens, emails – basically anything you sent or received. You’ve really not had security with anything that used the native SSL libraries.
As someone who has jailbroken, you probably have heard the warnings to never update your software from Apple because you’ll lose jailbreak and may not be able to do it again. Thankfully this particular time the evasi0n team managed to get an update out the door that will work with the new 7.0.6 update that Apple pushed out a few days ago.
I’ve done the jailbreak upgrade on an iPhone 4S and an iPad 2 now, and it’s pretty simple. Go to evasi0n’s website, grab the evasi0n 1.0.6 jailbreaking software, plug your iDevice into iTunes and make a backup and select to download and install the new 7.0.6 update. Install the update, but be aware you’re losing jailbreak access when you do so. This shouldn’t be an issue as you’re going to re-jailbreak the device on the other side.
After the device has installed the 7.0.6 version of the software and is booted up, run the evasi0n jailbreak. It will inform you that it’s already jailbroken and you shouldn’t do it twice. Ignore that and jailbreak away like you did last time. When all is said and done, you should have things pretty much back to the way they were before the update.
Have fun, and if you know of a more direct way to do this feel free to let me know.