There have been reports that someone close to the Evad3rs team trying to jailbreak the iOS 7 stole it from them.
“So apparently someone around the evad3rs stole a jailbreak from them and sold it to a private buyer,” tweeted Stefan Esser, the hacker known as “i0n1c,” according to website International Design Times.
However, according to the website, that actually wasn’t the case. Evad3ers member Stefan Essersaid the report was nonsense.
He added that the “jailbreak stuff is moving on, but slowly.”
The report comes after a crowdsourcing website was set up to jailbreak the iOS 7.
The website, Is It Jailbroken Yet?, is offering nearly $10,000 for a working, open source jailbreak.
“We strongly believe that users should have the freedom to control their devices. We wanted 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. Jailbreaking is also critical to ensuring that the disabled are able to use their mobile devices as easily as possible. So we started a prize for the first people who can do it,” it reads.
The creator of the website, Chris Maury, told the Washington Post last week that he has Stargardt’s Macular Degeneration–a genetic disorder that damages his vision. Apple’s standard iPhone features, he said, do not meet his requirements and some third-party apps aren’t available in the Apple Store.
Jailbreaking helps to “empower a group of people who aren’t necessarily considered first with new functionality,” Maury said.
The crowdfunding site says that the jailbreak software has to work on iPhone 4S, 5, and 5C running iOS 7. It also has to be untethered, publicly released, free of charge, and released under one of the OSI-approved licenses.